LG Dual Inverter delivers exceptional energy efficiency

Updated 11 March 2018
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LG Dual Inverter delivers exceptional energy efficiency

Energy efficient air conditioners are becoming more common across the globe, driven by rising electricity costs and eco-friendly consumers. Electricity rates increased by 300 percent in 2018, and gas prices have skyrocketed as well.
In addition to these rising energy costs, recent MEPS regulations on electronic goods have helped convince Saudi consumers of the necessity of energy efficient air conditioners.
The LG Dual Inverter is a high-performing air conditioner that is setting new standards in energy efficiency.
“According to the statistics, 60 percent of a monthly electricity bill in summer is from AC consumption and rest is other electrical equipments. Hence, the LG Dual inverter is the key solution in decreasing the monthly electricity bill up to 53 percent,” LG said in a press release.
“The Dual Inverter has been tested to give a good performance even when the harsh climate in Saudi Arabia reached up to 60˚C, the compressor is able to perform in up to 65˚C outside temperature.
“This is a major breakthrough in HVAC because most of the non-inverter and inverter technology ACs failed to perform at the temperature above 55˚C and consumed huge amounts of electricity putting a massive dent in monthly expenses,” the electronics giant said.
The Dual Inverter allows the air conditioner to operate at variable speeds, meaning that it can be adjusted to suit indoor conditions and operate efficiently in any setting. Just like how an automatic car changes gears to match input from its driver, the inverter compressor’s ability to shift output depending on environmental conditions gives it incredible efficiency and versatility.
“We understand the importance of reducing energy consumption for Saudi consumers, and we’ve designed our latest energy efficient air conditioners to drastically reduce energy intake.” said Seong-jin Jo, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance and Air Solution Company.
He added: “In 2018, LG will continue focusing on developing innovative products with an emphasis on creating value for our consumers.”


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”