Samsung Leading the Way Into the Future

Bing Lee is pleased to offer Australian households a wide range of innovative products from Samsung, globally renowned as a leader in electronics technologies. Established over 70 years ago, Samsung is an award-winning pioneer in electronics innovation and digital solutions for everyday needs. As specialists in designing and engineering quality audiovisual and home appliances, the Samsung brand certainly lives up to its motto of “Inspire the World, Create the Future.”

Community Leaders As Well As Industry Leaders

 

Over 50,000 Samsung employees across 10 countries work hard every day in researching and developing new technologies. Samsung has a proud history of being at the forefront of electronics, and it’s this dedication that you can trust to ensure the best quality product every time.

 

Not content with just designing breakthrough appliances, Samsung also makes it a priority to give back to the community. Among the company’s many community-focussed ventures are initiatives to improve social welfare, the environment, and education. So when you buy a Samsung product, you’re not only improving your life with the latest time-and-money saving gadget, you are also improving the lives of many others.

Samsung’s Technology Solutions

 

  • Enjoy cinema quality viewing with the ultra-thin screens, crisp images and vivid colours of Samsung’s LCD and LED TVs. Some models are HDTV and even 3D capable, giving you the ultimate visual experience.

 

  • Enhance your television’s capability with an immersive Samsung home theatre system, and the crystal clear viewing pleasure of a DVD / Blu-ray player.

 

  • Samsung brings you instant accessibility and advanced functionality with its range of PCs, laptops, and notebooks. And let’s not forget the phenomenally successful Galaxy tablet series!

 

  • Create your own perfect temperature, at any time of day or year, with an energy-efficient Samsung air conditioner that will keep your home’s air filtered, hygienic and fresh.

 

  • Samsung’s impressive range of washing machines will not only look stylish in your house but will do the job more quickly, effectively, quietly, and by using less water than other brands.

 

  • Samsung’s dryers have the generous capacity to handle large loads, and use sensor technology to stop the cycle when your clothes are dry, eliminating creases every time.

 

  • Transform your kitchen from drab to fantastic with Samsung’s top-of-the-range refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers, featuring life-improving technology such as smart cross-section cooling, sensor cooking and quiet operation.

 

 

From televisions to tablets, Samsung holds a unique distinction for consistently delivering first-class electronics solutions across a broad spectrum of product lines. Whether you’re after state-of-the-art home entertainment, rapidly intelligent and portable computing power, or simply a reliable and ultra-modern modern kitchen appliance to make your life easier – at Bing Lee we stock all the Samsung products you’ll ever need.

How is an Appliance Judged as Energy Efficient?

The cost of energy and our impact on the environment is an enormous concern in today’s Australia, so it’s obvious why energy efficiency can play a huge part in how you choose which appliances to buy. No doubt you’ve seen the energy efficiency labels, but what do they mean and how did they get there? The primary energy efficiency labelling program in Australia is the Star Rating Scheme and is the only label that manufacturers are required to place on their home appliances. It’s administered by each state government and regulated by the National Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee (NAEEEC) so that standards are consistent across the country. With this scheme, more stars mean more energy efficient and also includes an estimation of kilowatt hours used per year of average use, so you can easily calculate roughly how much the appliance will add to your bills if you know the price of energy. When appliances are tested for energy efficiency, the final rating is mostly determined by the total energy consumption in relation to the appliance’s size, though the actual calculations used are much more complicated than that. While manufacturers do the testing themselves, the regulation requires that a sample product is provided on request so any suspiciously low results are sure to result in harsh penalties. It’s important to remember that the Star Rating System is comparative, which means that energy efficiency is judged in comparison to other products in the same category. For example, comparing an air conditioner with an incandescent lamp is entirely meaningless, no matter what their respective star ratings are. Also worth noting is that the minimum standards were recently upgraded to reflect the advancement of technology, so an average rating this year is actually more energy efficient than the same rating twenty years ago. Additionally, you may also see an endorsement label from the Australian Greenhouse Office called the Top Energy Saver Award. This label shows that the product is in the top 5-10% energy efficient products for that year, and is a great indication of the most efficient appliances.

Electrolux Really Is Thinking Of You

Here at Bing Lee, we like to say that Electrolux is thinking of you. Like all of the other brands we offer, Electrolux manufactures each and every one of its products with the customer in mind. That is precisely why you won’t find a single Electrolux oven or refrigerator that won’t make your kitchen a better, more convenient place. With a contemporary design and plenty of handy features, you’re always getting your money’s worth when you buy an Electrolux. And, if you choose a product from the Electrolux Green Range, you’ll be saving money hand over fist on your utility bills.

Innovative, Sustainable Design

Since Electrolux products have been gracing homes across Europe for over 50 years, it should come as no surprise that this brand has won numerous accolades, such as the prestigious Top Design Award in the 2011 Australian International Design Awards. It’s a clear testament to the company’s constant drive toward leaner, more efficient appliances. The company also won the Australia International Design Awards’ Good Design Award in 2011 for their E: Volution Barbecue. As well as user-friendly design, Electrolux prides itself in creating innovative, sustainable technologies that leave a lighter carbon footprint. You never have to feel guilty about burdening the environment when you use an Electrolux appliance. From manufacturing, to consumer use, to recycling and reuse, Electrolux products are made to protect the world we live in. In fact, the company invites industrial design students each year to present innovative designs for future products. The Electrolux Design Lab is always reaching beyond the challenges of today to address tomorrow’s problems before they present themselves. With that proactive approach, Electrolux products never cease to amaze new customers.

Exceeding Expectations With Each Product

Every Electrolux product we sell has been tested and proven to perform above and beyond customer expectations. Attractive at first glance, the true power of the appliance is in its functionality and user-friendliness. The designs are slimmer, yet offer more spacious interiors. Controls are simple to use and clearly marked. Every product Electrolux produces is rigorously tested and improved to last a lifetime. Whether you are looking for an oven, a vacuum cleaner, or a washer and dryer, you won’t be disappointed with the superior quality and affordable prices of all of our Electrolux products. And of course, at Bing Lee, if you find a better price anywhere else, you can negotiate a lower price online with one of our friendly product specialists.

Choosing the Right Audio Amplifiers

Finding the right amplifiers is crucial to getting the absolute most out of your sound system. Whether for the home or car, great movies, music and games simply aren’t the same if the sound doesn’t do them justice. While there are a great variety of amps on the market, there are a few things everyone should be considering first and foremost. Firstly, it’s a good idea to start off with deciding how many amps you need. If you have a range of different speakers in your setup, an amp for each one or a multi-channel amplifier would be a wise choice for maximum performance. Once you’ve settled on that, let’s move on to choosing individual amplifiers.

Power Output

The rule of thumb here is that more power means more volume. Take care, though, as using too much power on your speakers can do them damage. For this reason, we need to match the power output of your amplifier to your speakers. To do this, read the manufacturer information and find an amplifier with an RMS output that matches your speakers’ RMS input as closely as possible.

Total Harmonic Distortion

Put simply, Total Harmonic Distortion or THD, is what most would refer to as sound quality. It’s the amount of difference between what’s coming out of your playback device and what’s coming out of your speakers. Usually given in percentages, a lower percentage means better sound quality. While professional amplifiers can boast a THD of 0.05% or lower, for most consumers a THD level of up to 1% will do the job well.

Physical Design

Especially an issue if you’re buying an amplifier for the sound system in your car, an amp isn’t much use if it’s too big to fit anywhere! While there are lots of amazingly compact amplifiers on the market, you just may end up finding a model perfect for your setup only to find out you don’t have space for it. You should also make sure the amp has enough space for airflow around it, as they can quickly overheat in enclosed spaces. Apart from these few major factors, there are lots of smaller decisions you need to make in order to find the amplifier that’s best for you. Don’t be afraid to ask our friendly store staff if you can try out a range of amps on similar speakers to yours, and anything else you’re unsure of.

Dyson Delivers Revolutionary Convenience

If you want an example of space-age technology being used in even the most mundane applications, you couldn’t do better than Dyson. Company founder James Dyson realised the limitations of conventional vacuum cleaners in 1978. After just a few minutes, the vacuum would rapidly lose suction power. That marked the beginning of a five year journey that would lead to the development of the world’s first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. The centrifugal force inside a Dyson vacuum can reach 100,000 G, or 100,000 times the force of Earth’s gravity. A later innovative development was the Dyson Air Multiplier, which allows air to be circulated inside the vacuum without the need for blades. Each and every year, Dyson improves its designs and looks for new ways to raise the quality of its products to never before seen levels. Ultimately, Dyson doesn’t manufacture products. It creates breakthroughs.

Revolutionary Products

In the span of less than a decade, Dyson changed the way the world looks at vacuum cleaners, fans, and washing machines. Designs that had been in use for well over a century were suddenly seen as inadequate and out-of-date and new designs came into existence that were truly revolutionary. Dyson continues to make use of brilliant researchers throughout the world to create solutions to problems that many weren’t even aware existed. Dyson is a symbol of a new age of technological innovation, a true brand of the future.

Promoting Cleaner, Healthier Homes

Dyson products are all about improving your quality of life. When you use Dyson products, you can enjoy a cleaner home, cleaner clothes, and even cleaner air. Allergy sufferers can finally find relief thanks to the innovative technologies introduced by Dyson. Since the introduction of bagless vacuum technology, vacuum manufacturers around the world have improved their designs to be functional, environmentally friendly, and energy efficient. Today, nearly every modern vacuum on the market utilises some variant of cyclone or air multiplication technology.

Comfort and Style

Dyson fans offer an attractive addition to any contemporary room and can provide cool, clean air without the noise associated with blade fans. All Dyson products are made with your comfort in mind. When you choose Dyson, you are choosing a cleaner, quieter environment that the whole family can enjoy.

Tips to Keep Your Home Cool

Even though the calendar says summer is over, we all know the warm days aren’t entirely behind us just yet. In Australia, we’re well aware of how hot things can get and how much home cooling can cost. There are some simple things you can do, however, that will make the summers to come that much more bearable.

Close your curtains and blinds

This is a classic that everyone should be doing. Keeping your curtains and blinds closed during the day can make a huge difference to the temperature inside your house. By reflecting the sun back out, your house will heat up much more slowly and make coming back home after a hard day’s work a much more pleasant experience. This works even better if you have awnings or trees to block the sun before it even reaches the window.

Watch the humidity

Humidity plays a big part in how we perceive the temperature, as it affects how effectively sweat cools us down. Limiting the activities that introduce moisture into the air is an essential part of maintaining a pleasant atmosphere in your home. Although things such as using a washing machine or dryer, cooking, or ironing won’t usually raise the temperature in your house by much, the steam they create will certainly make it feel several degrees warmer. If you do a lot of these activities, using a dehumidifier can help to keep the air moisture levels in check.

Only use what you need

Even appliances that don’t generate steam still generate heat. Everything from game consoles, televisions and computers to lights will make a difference to the temperature and this is a particular problem in many living rooms with a large number of entertainment devices. That’s why it’s a good idea to turn these all off when you’re not using them.

Check your thermostat

If you have a home cooling system that keeps the house at a constant temperature, try to remove any influences around your thermostat that may give it a false reading. If there are objects near it that generate an unusual amount of heat or cooling in comparison to the rest of the room, the temperature can read as hotter or colder than the room really is. The result is that the system works too hard or not hard enough to maintain ideal conditions.

How Do GPS Navigators Work?

For thousands of years, humans navigated their way around the earth by the sun and the stars. Today, with all the benefits of modern technology, we still look to the sky for direction. From its first iteration in the military to making driving easier for people all over the world, GPS navigation is a great feat of modern ingenuity. Far beyond the range of the naked eye, there are a couple dozen satellites zooming around above our heads. Whenever your GPS navigator is turned on, it’s constantly receiving radio signals from these satellites in order to figure out its current position on the earth’s surface. The way it does this is called ‘trilateration.’ A GPS navigator needs at least three signals from different satellites to calculate its location and at least four to calculate altitude. This is because each satellite is programmed to send out signals at regular intervals. Your GPS navigator already knows when these signals are supposed to be sent out and where in their orbit each satellite is supposed to be at any given time. Knowing how fast the signals travel, the GPS navigator can use the time difference between the signal being sent and when it was received to calculate how far away it is from that particular satellite. So, with your GPS navigator knowing how far it is from one satellite, there’s a whole circle along which it could possibly be. A second signal from a different satellite narrows it down to two points and a third signal eliminates one of them. At last, you get down to a single point on the earth where you can possibly be. As for the maps and street information you use to get around, all that data is already loaded onto the device and simply gets cross-referenced with your geographical position. This process is extremely precise, though. Since it all relies on radio signals which can be blocked, bounced or otherwise affected by the atmosphere, your GPS navigator can get confused depending on the weather or large structures getting in the way. Luckily, while even an error of the smallest fraction of a second in the timing calculation can cause a difference of many kilometres in the final readout, we are typically in view of more than three satellites at any one time, which your GPS navigator cleverly uses to gauge inaccuracies. All this great technology adds up to you getting where you need to go! We think that makes a GPS navigator a pretty good investment.

Should I Buy a Dehumidifier?

The purpose behind a dehumidifier is relatively simple to understand. It lowers the air humidity by condensing and removing moisture from the air. While this might seem to be a rather unusual function to some, the effect this can have on our homes is great, especially during the warmer months. It’s quite common for people to get a dehumidifier purely for comfort reasons because humidity plays an important part in how we perceive the temperature. Since we are cooled by sweat evaporation, if the amount of moisture in the air is high, then that process slows down considerably or could stop entirely. Removing that moisture, then, gets our natural cooling systems working more effectively, reduces that “muggy” feeling, and makes a sweltering day far more bearable. There are some cases, however, where your home might need a dehumidifier. Too much humidity can cause all kinds of effects on just about anything in your home. Wood products (including the house itself) can warp, paints can peel and some metals can accumulate rust. If you see any of these things happening in your home, a dehumidifier may be a good investment simply for the upkeep of your belongings. Regulating the humidity level can also be necessary for health and hygiene reasons. Moulds and fungi generally thrive in high moisture environments and may prove a serious health concern if you or someone in your household is prone to allergies. Many pests prefer an environment with higher humidity – in particular, cockroaches, mosquitoes and spiders are all turned off by low moisture environments. With a dehumidifier you can prevent mould and fungi growing and unwanted visitors showing up in the first place. It’s worth saying, however, that having too little moisture in the air can also be problematic. As well as causing some materials to become brittle, low humidity can irritate the throat or cause dry skin. You should check for humidity-related problems before deciding whether you should purchase a dehumidifier, but being in control of the environment in your home will always be a substantial advantage.

Benefits of Digital Photo Frames

With virtually all mobile phones nowadays featuring some sort of camera, it’s no secret that digital photography has become the new standard and has made it much more convenient for us all to capture those special moments. Of course, that means that the way we showcase our photos is also changing rapidly. If you’re looking to display your photos with a more modern touch, a digital photo frame is definitely the way to go, with a range of advantages over prints.

Always Crisp and Clear

Fading, damage and wear-and-tear are bound to happen to printed photos. Even simple exposure to the sun will make them lose their lustre over time. digital photo frame with backlit screens and full colour displays mean your memories will always light up a room.

Ease of Use

If you’ve ever uploaded your photos to a computer, uploading them onto the digital photo frame will be no problem at all. Without any need to get them developed, printed and framed for each one you like, thousands of your photos are ready to be displayed in a matter of minutes. Often, you won’t even need a computer. Simply remove the memory card from your camera, insert it into the digital photo frame and you’re ready to go.

Freedom to Do More

Speaking of which, forget having to pick and choose which photos deserve to be displayed. How many photos do you have sitting in albums that nobody ever sees for years at a time? The sheer number of photos you can store means your selection is no longer limited by the amount of space on your wall or shelf. You can even get creative with it. Jazz up your photos with an editing program, take many at a time to create a mini-home movie slideshow or have a visual presentation running 24/7 at the reception area of your business. A lifetime isn’t made of a handful of key moments. From yesterday’s barbeque to bringing home a new member of the family, a digital photo frame is an easy, versatile and just plain classy way to relive those special moments. Whether big or small, a whole lifetime of memories is at your fingertips.

Tips for Choosing the Right Air Conditioner

To relax in comfort during the intense Australian summer, an air conditioner is a must have appliance for every home. With so many brands and styles of air conditioners available, how can you be sure that the unit you are considering is the right one to suit your needs?  Whether you are thinking about upgrading your current appliance or choosing your first air conditioner, here are a few important points to factor into your decision. Area size Consider the size of the area you want to cool and match it to the most appropriate type of air conditioner.  The bigger the room, the more powerful an air conditioner will need to be in order to cool it. Failing to properly match the air conditioner’s capacity with the size of the area to be cooled will cost you money: if the unit is too small it will have to work harder and use more energy but if it is too big you will be wasting money on capacity you do not need. However, it’s often the case that you want to cool your entire home at some times and only sections of it at other times. This makes portable or split system air conditioners excellent options. Both offer the ability and versatility to control which areas of your home you want to cool, saving you on running costs. Energy Efficiency Inverter air conditioners use 30% less electricity than older conventional models, making the cost of upgrading your system well worth it.  Inverters operate by gently increasing or decreasing power as required to maintain a steady temperature without fluctuations, which means that they cool quickly and evenly, while being quiet and energy efficient. As wall-mounted units tend to be more powerful than portable units, they can cool larger areas more efficiently. Noise Wall mounted units are one part of a split-system air conditioner. As the name implies, this type of air conditioner is split into two separate parts.  The cooling part of the system is installed in the home’s interior, while the compressor unit and motor fan are kept on the building’s exterior.  The objective behind split systems is to remove the noise and heat generated by the unit from the users inside the house. Since a portable unit’s compressor and fan is located inside the room, these kinds of air conditioners are louder than split systems, which is definitely something to keep in mind if white noise gets on your nerves. By doing a bit of research beforehand, you’ll be much more likely to find the air conditioner to suit your particular needs.