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How to Find Screen Projects that are the Quietest Ever?

 

Not all projectors are the same, and there are not too many reasons why a projector could all of a sudden begin to sound noisy. Like any other electronic device, you need to carry out regular maintenance of your system if you want it to serve you a few good years before packing up. But before you even think of caring for your device, you have first to ensure you do well to get a quality product. And you can start by shopping for screen projectors that operate quietly.

When shopping for a screen projector, the first thing you want to do is conclude on how much you are willing to spend on one. You see, price is an important decision-maker when in the market for a product, and you could quickly find yourself spending money you don’t have, so you first want to consult your wallet before visiting the store or checking online. Once you know how much you can afford, you can now begin by looking out for the features below to help you arrive at a noiseless product.

What is the Noise Rating?

Since you are shopping for a projector that isn’t noisy, it makes sense to check the noise rating to confirm just how loud it is. Many of the top brands include an estimate of how much noise the device gives off when it is operating. And for a good product, you should settle for not more than 40 decibels if you want the machine to run smoothly. LCD projectors tend to have a lower rating compared to DLP models, but that is not to say that you can find exceptions if you do a thorough search before settling for one. You can learn more here on how to limit the noise from your projector.

What Type of Projector do you Need?

You should have an understanding of the type of projector you need to fit in your gaming room or home theatre. Some factors you will need to look at when deciding on a kind of projector is how much picture quality do you need? For me, I love to get the best image quality from any of my video devices, and you can also bet that I won’t sacrifice that for anything, not even size. The common types of projectors available in the market are the LCD and DLP type, but you can equally find others that are equally worth checking out.

DLP 

The DLP projector makes use of a reflective technology instead of reflective technology like that of the LCD. The mode of operation makes use of multiple micro mirrors and a spinning color wheel to produce its image. By so doing, they tend to let out faint noises due to the rotation of the inner parts. But while they may be a little noisy, they produce a better contrast than the LCD projectors. I don’t find many comparisons between LCD and DLP projectors, as the difference can’t be noticed when you check out the two devices with the same rating.

LCD 

The Liquid crystal display projectors display images, videos, or computer data on a screen or flat surface. It displays images by sending light from a lamp through a prism or number of filters that separate the light into the three different color panels (RGB). They are popular because of the excellent picture quality that it produces, thanks to the color-coding on the filters that increase the brightness. But they can also lack in contrast when compared to the other types of projectors. The good thing is they are easy to maintain and don’t gives off a lot of heat compared to DLP projectors.

But if you want me to pick one, I would go for an LCD projector over the direct light processing projectors. My reason is that, as I said earlier, I love a clear crystal picture quality, and the LCD does that for me. It doesn’t matter if it is for a TV, mobile phone or projector, I always consider the resolution and image quality, and I think you should too. You can find a comprehensive guide to understanding the different types of projectors from this link: https://electricalfundablog.com/projector-types-works/

Is it Easy to Maintain?

One thing I take seriously when shopping for gadgets is how easy it is to maintain. I do like to end up with a product that requires minimum care, and if need be that it requires regular cleaning, I have to ensure that it is something I can do without stress. For projectors, you want to check that the vent can be cleaned with a dry rag or better yet with a hand vacuum brush to get rid of dirt and dust that gather around there.

You may also need to clean around the fan every two or three months if you use it under dusty conditions. It would help if you researched how to maintain your projector so you can carry out minor repairs to ensure that it lasts long, and you can find more info here on projector maintenance.

Final Notes 

Projectors are devices that project an image on a flat surface, and for you to get the best out of your image experience, you have to consider the resolution, and noise levels, so you can get the best out of gaming or movie time. You should also remember that they cost quite a lot, so it is best you go for a product that is both durable and easy to maintain, so you don’t have to replace it after a few months after purchasing it.

Can CBD Oil Help My Stress?

 

As we embrace a new year, we habitually open the flood gates with the constant reminders and inspirations of “new year, new you.” Whether that means setting a goal to lose that stubborn 15 pounds or setting personal boundaries, we are on the prowl for improvement… for becoming the best versions of ourselves. For that very reason, we want to rephrase the overused mantra and view it through the lens of a “new year, better you.” 

One easy way to start feeling good is to practice self-care. For moms, specifically, this can be very challenging as we seem to always place our needs at the very bottom of our list of priorities. With the never-ending planning, preparing, errands, playdates, activities, drop-offs and so forth, it can feel like we are on a hamster wheel. It is stressful, taxing and exhausting. Am I right? That’s where Pure CBD Oil and Hemp Extract Oil comes into the picture as research and scientific studies are showing the benefits CBD may have on managing everyday stresses to support greater focus, clarity and calm. What mom doesn’t want that? 

What is CBD Oil?

CBD (scientifically referred to as Cannabidiol) is one of 100+ known cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD, as well as other naturally occurring cannabinoids, are shown to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help restore balance and physiological homeostasis. 

The cannabinoids, including CBD, are first extracted from the raw hemp plant to be consumed and used in oils, tinctures, edibles, capsules and topical creams. CBD Oil and Hemp Extract Oil are amongst the most preferred methods of consumption due to bioavailability, efficacy and fast-acting relief. 

How Does CBD Help Stress?  

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) performed testing trials and released a report in 2019 that showed CBD decreased stress in animals. The subjects were observed and CBD was credited for improving their behavioral and physiological symptoms including breathing and heart rate levels.

CBD is shown to affect the CB1 receptors in the brain, which may also impact serotonin. Low serotonin levels are found in those suffering from depression or anxiety. Medications for low serotonin levels like Zoloft of Prozac are not natural and synthetically alter the chemicals produced by the brain. If you are concerned about synthetic medications impacting the brain’s chemical production, CBD and other cannabinoids in Hemp Extract Oil may be a great alternative. As always, safety is of our utmost concern so please consult with your doctor before making changes to your medications, or if you are interested in supplementing CBD Oil in lieu of these medications. 

New Year, Better You

It can be hard to shine when we are tired, anxious, stressed or suffering from pain. CBD Oil may be a real solution to these real-life problems. Make yourself a priority this year, where you focus on your health—mentally and physically—because when we are healthy, we are happy. And when we feel our best, we do our best; for ourselves and others. Combining regular exercise and a healthier diet, supported with daily CBD routine may just be the perfect trifecta for finding greater relief from stress. Here’s to a year with less stress and better health.

Beautiful and special Valentine’s Gift ideas for the ones you love from Precious Moments

 

It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the flickering lights of our Christmas tree. It’s hard to believe in just a few weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here. Where did the time go? Before you know it, we’ll be making plans for the Fourth of July.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, what do you normally do to show those special people in your life how much they mean to you? After all, Valentine’s Day is all about love, and you certainly love more than just your significant other. Yes, I know, most people see it as a holiday for lovers, but not me. I’ve always thought of Valentine’s Day as a day to show the people you love how much you care about them, people like your mother, father, siblings, children, best friends… the list goes on.

When my kids were younger I would give them Valentine’s Day gifts (plush toy or other toys), candy and a card. My kids are young adults now and they think of stuff like that as something you do for “little kids,” not grown adults. None the less, I still give my kids a little something on Valentine’s Day (usually it’s candy). If you want to buy some jewelry for your loved one you can find it online on Moon Magic.

As for what me and my husband do for Valentine’s Day, the answer is usually nothing. It’s not that we don’t love each other. We do, VERY MUCH. But we don’t necessarily need a special day to let one another know that. We tell each other every day that we love the other. We also gift each other little surprises throughout the year.

Me and my hubby – together for 24 years and counting…

From time to time I DO like to gift my husband something special for Valentine’s Day. This year I gave him an early gift, a special figurine from Precious Moments.

Precious Moments has been a part of our lives since the day we got married. We were gifted a beautiful wedding figurine from Precious Moments. From that point on we gifted each other a figurine from time to time, and our kids received them from relatives as birthday gifts. In fact, my husband bought all of his nieces and nephew’s the Precious Moments birthday train long before we even knew each other. He didn’t do it for the older nieces and nephews (that is because he was close to their age growing up), but he did it for at least six of them.

This Valentine’s Day I was fortunate to gift my husband a wonderful piece from Precious Moments called We’re The Perfect Blend. I think this is a perfect representation of our relationship. In my mind we ARE the “perfect blend.” We compliment each other. I sometimes jokingly refer to us as “Ying and Yang.” We are opposite in some areas of our lives. For example, he’s a morning person and I’m a “night owl.” He’s very meticulous and organized, and I refer to my kind of organization as “organized chaos.”

We’re the Perfect Blend from Precious Moments features a couple sitting across from one another at a table, with take out coffee cups beside them.

Just to further emphasis that my husband and I are opposite in a lot of ways, I LOVE coffee, and he cannot stand the taste of it (he does love the smell). He also buys me coffee cups for my brewer, and he know that every Friday night I love to stop at my favorite coffee place for coffee, so we walk there together. Coffee has a special place in our lives, so this figurine couldn’t be more fitting.

The figurine sits on the shelf near my coffee brewer (to the right) and next to the stove, so we both can see it every day.

Look at all the great detail, from the tiled floor to their little shoe laces. So cute!

I even have the figurine sitting on the shelf next to my coffee brewer, so I look at it every day, and my husband does too since he has to cook dinner most nights (I work late during the work week).

Precious Moments has plenty of other adorable and “precious” figurines to celebrate the day of love. Check out a few examples below.

The “I’m so Glad I Fondue” set is so cute. It’s a real fondue set, and I love the play on words. It comes with everything pictured (it uses a tea light to heat it – sold separately).

What I love about Precious Moments figurines and other gifts is that they are great for just about everyone. For example, the above pictured “Love is Patient, Love is Kind” would not only make a great Valentine’s Day gift, but also an anniversary gift for your significant other, or to gift to another couple.

Precious Moments has many great gifts at various price points, so you are sure to find a great gift for that special someone that fits into your budget.

Precious Moments products are sold both online on their official website, as well as various retail locations across the country.

To check out these and other wonderful Valentine’s Day (or any time of the year) gifts, visit PreciousMoments.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom left side of their website.

Are you a fan of Precious Moments? Do you have any Precious Moments pieces? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts on these charming figurines and gifts.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Why You Should Invest In Real Estate This Year

 

Real estate investment can be an incredibly good business decision and a lucrative way to invest in your future life. Property is a commodity that will always be needed and as the world’s population grows it is only needed more and more.

Today we are going to talk about why you should take action today and change the way you make money. Investing in property and renting it out can be a wonderful method of income and we are here to convince you to give it a shot. 

  1. Passive Income 

One of the main reasons you should invest in property this year is the ability for you to make some passive income alongside your job. Getting started in property investment is a challenge and you may need help from a service like Visio Lending, but as soon as you do you will be able to reap the rewards and make income without having to actively do anything. As soon as a tenant moves into the property you will have a consistent source of income. 

  1. Diversify 

If you already invest in other commodities or things such as currency and stocks, it is always good to

Diversify your portfolio and spread your eggs between multiple baskets. When it comes to investment it is important for you to spread your money between multiple things because this gives you a sense of stability and safety. Doing this will make all the difference to you and your ability to make money and keep it. 

  1. Use Market Cycles 

The beauty of the housing market is that it is always changing. As an investor you can make a huge profit on property if you time your investment and sale correctly and this is a great way to earn some capital very quickly. Use your knowledge and trust your instinct to utilize these market cycles and understand when to buy and sell. This can be a great activity for you and it will allow you to really learn what impacts the price of housing. 

  1. Up Your DIY Skills 

One of the fun parts of real estate investment is getting hands on with your property and renovating it ready to be rented out to your tenant. This is a great chance for you to brush up on your DIY skills and begin to understand how you can save money on a renovation. This is not only a good way to learn more skills but it is also an amazing way for you to gain skills to bring with you when you get home. 

  1. Tax Advantages

One of the good things you might manage to see when you invest in real estate is tax advantages. You could gain tax reductions and even breaks by working in this way. 

  1. Cash Flow

Of course, the most obvious benefit of investing in property is the money you will make right away and the cash flow you’ll be able to bring home with you every month. You’ll be able to build a more stable life for yourself and what can be better than that? 

An Eclectic List Of Artistic Hobbies That You Could Pursue

 

Everybody is creative. Of course, creativity comes in many different forms. Not everybody has the natural talent to paint, for example. Luckily, art is a broad idea that can be interpreted in so many ways. If you’ve yet to find your creative passion, then it might be time to try out some new things. Your next hobby could be waiting out there for you. So, this is an eclectic list of artistic hobbies that you could pursue. 

Music.

If you love music, then that could become your creative outlet. Maybe you enjoy listening to it, but you doubt your abilities to create it. You might not be good at singing (or you might simply not want to sing), and you might have tried to learn instruments but struggled to stick with the lessons. Well, the world of music creation extends far beyond these traditional mediums. In the modern world, you don’t even need instruments to create music, unless you count technological devices as instruments.

Download GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad. It’s free, so it would only require a bit of your time. You might find that you really enjoy creating sounds with synths, virtual drum kits, and a sampler. It takes a while to get used to a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), so don’t expect to produce the next big hit overnight. Just have fun with it. If you enjoy it as much as listening to music, then this could be the ideal artistic hobby for you. You should only do something creative if you genuinely enjoy it, of course.

Photography.

You might want to pursue a hobby of taking photographs if that interests you. Some people have a talent when it comes to drawing or painting, but that isn’t the only way to create visual artwork. Taking photographs is the next best thing. Of course, you shouldn’t tell yourself that it isn’t a skill; it might simply be a skill that you can acquire more easily than skills in other forms of art. You need an eye for photography. Find something that interests you. Maybe you love travel accounts on Instagram. Well, you could try taking some artistic travel pictures on your next trip to see if it’s the right fit for you. Or maybe you like photographs of people. That offers plenty of artistic avenues. You might want to check out this macro photography of the human eye. It could give you inspiration for your own pictures. So, get creative.

Social media.

As mentioned in the introduction, art is a broad term. With modern technology, the term has become even broader. That’s definitely the case when it comes to social media. For some people, social networks are platforms for communication with family members and friends. For other people, social networks are platforms for creative expression. Perhaps you could start posting videos on YouTube. Making fun vlogs or sketches could be a way for you to create art. You could even make money from that. Or perhaps you could start making memes to post on Reddit. The point is that you can be artistic in more ways than you might currently imagine.

Writing.

You don’t have to create novels to say that you’re a writer. Any sort of written work can be viewed as art. Even a well-crafted meme, as explained in the previous point, can be viewed as art. So, a witty tweet on social media could be viewed as art, too. A well-written blog post could be viewed as art. Maybe you simply want to get a notebook and a pen so you can start creating a journal. Documenting your daily life, even if your words are only ever viewed by you, counts as art. You could try it, even if you’re not sure about the idea. It’d certainly give you a bit of privacy if you don’t want to post your innermost thoughts online and have them read by the world. Of course, you can make private posts online if you want to keep your writing to yourself.

When it comes to writing, there are no rules. Well, grammatical rules might count, but the point is that you have the freedom to let your creativity flow. Perhaps you could start introducing your creations to other people once you feel confident in your ability. You might want to create a private poetry account on Instagram, for example, and start by letting a few of your friends follow you. If you gain confidence and start feeling good about your writing, you could make your account public. So, try writing something. Anything. Don’t force a particular style of writing. Start by writing about your day or a happy event from your life. Write about the things that come naturally to you.

10 Best Healthy Home Lighting Tips

 

There is no room for quibbles in the matters of the “importance” of healthy lighting at home. To begin with, it prevents eyestrain, keeps a healthy circadian rhythm over the years, and even improves your mood.

Bought a new home and plan to design a healthy light accentuated space? Or stabilize your deteriorating circadian rhythm with renovations and redesign?? You have stumbled into the right blog, we have compiled 10 best healthy home light tips for you.

Adjust to Even Light

In the matter of renovations, going from strong/bad lights to weaker/dim/good lights requires its fair share of time in re-stabilization of the circadian rhythm. One of the good lighting rules is to emphasize “even light distribution” for a healthy home.

Moving from the living room’s extremely bright light to a dimly-lit dining space can have repercussions on eyes – eyes tire easily.

Healthy Lighting rules:

  1. Adjust to a relatively even distribution of light sources across the various rooms in your home.
  2. Opt for LED panels to illuminate wide expanses of the ceiling. It aids in even light distribution in your home.

Dimmer Light, Healthy Home

It goes without saying that, harsh lights have the potential to damage your eyes.  Strong lighting is good at home when you are in-house working or performing tasks that require it. However, minimize the use of strong light sources during the evening to save your eyes from strains and fatigue.

Not to mention, adaptation to Circadian rhythm lighting is the best solution. How to go about it? Easy-peasy! Opt for dimmer lighting sources into your living room and bedroom to invoke a relaxing and calming mood.

Get a healthy dimmer light that is compatible with the room design.

Task Lighting, Improved Productivity

 

For reading, writing, and other brainy activities, desk lamps and other task lighting sources work as saviors. Task lighting vanishes the concept of ‘tiring eyes when it is used over a prolonged period of time. It increases the focus of vision.

Desk lamps, in a smaller shape, with arms or swivels, do wonders for spot illumination. You can direct light to the exact spot you need. The best practice is to place task lamps in the near vicinity of desktops, work spaces, reading areas. In the kitchen, go for under-cabinet lighting.

Stay Safe, Install Safety Lights

Home is a safe haven, install safety lights at stairs and dark hallways. Path-finding lights at different darkened corners are an effective way to thwart accidents. People who are not accustomed to navigating the house at dark, say children or visitors, can easily move around.

Escape Fluorescent Flickers

The science behind fluorescent lights flicker is because it warms up. Once the electricity flow steadies, flickering stops. However, it is not always the case. There is still flickering later, mainly when the bulb voltage flow changes.

The main cause behind eyestrain and headaches, according to research, is the strobe-like effect of flickering fluorescent bulbs. Escape this, once and for all, by choosing high-quality, healthy light bulbs & fixtures.

Glare-Free Healthy Home

Glare: Light reflected off shiny surfaces or other sources of illumination.

Humans become sensitive to sunlight glare as they reach a certain age – it accumulates. How to get a glare-free healthy home?

  1. Paint wall and furniture with a matte finish – glossy paints cherishes glare!
  2. Shop for polarized glass, curtains, or blinds to minimize/reduce the glare.

Welcome Full-Spectrum Lights

Full-spectrum lighting: Light that covers the full/almost-full spectrum of light from infrared to near-ultraviolet.

Welcome full-spectrum lights as it is the healthy artificial light for your circadian rhythm.

The benefits of full-spectrum light are immense. Let’s read without further ado:

  1. It helps in perceiving colors better. Who does it help the most? Artists & designers.
  2. Full-spectrum light simulates the effects of sunlight and its UV rays.
  3. A massive mood enhancer.
  4. A positive impact on energy levels.
  5. Oh and not to mention, it helps to create a more comfortable studying, reading and writing environment.

Paint it ALL, wisely!

Prefer lighter hues while painting your house. Glossy or eggshell finish – reflects light more than a flat, matte finish – helps in making a room appear bigger. Paint it all, but wisely in order to deliver the best coverage, smooth, and stain-resistant finish.

Mirrors, Mirrors & Mirrors!

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? We all – men, the MOST! – recognize the mantra of Snow White’s evil stepmother. Male or female, we love to look at mirrors for self-appraisals!

Hang the one that crosses the limit of the over sized mirror in the worlds of the mirror – just saying – in the living room. How does it help in a healthy lighting factor? It reflects natural light and makes the room/area/space feel larger. Oh and never neglect the importance of paint color for the grand scheme of the healthy circadian rhythm.

Layers after Layers of Light

 

As we get older, we yearn for proper healthy lighting because it improves the feel and function of a home – mostly unbeknownst to our conscious. Did you know a 60-year-old needs twice as much light as his 30-year-old self? Not us talking, a research stated that.

We should have three layers of light for healthy home lighting. Let’s delve into the details:

  1. Ambient Light Layer: It helps for overall illumination from a chandelier or other canister light.
  2. Task lighting Layer: Under-cabinet LED strips in the kitchen to make eating/preparing food easier.
  3. Accent lighting Layer: Lights on pictures over a framed painting.

In Conclusion

Healthy home lighting starts the moment you pick the proper bulb.

Do the research and opt for healthy light bulbs features such as color temperature and lumens. Say, opt for Healthy LED bulbs around 2700 Kelvin temperatures – on the color-temperature scale – as they cast a warm yellow light akin to outmoded incandescent bulbs. That would be a fine start to healthy home decisions.