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LG Electronics to roll out global lighting business before 2012

Firm stresses cost-effectiveness and green credentials of its low-energy lighting products

LG Electronics has planned to develop a global lighting business by the end of 2011 after its LED lighting and Plasma Lighting System (PLS) products have received official certifications from European, Chinese, Japanese and Korean governments for energy efficiency, quality, safety and eco-friendliness.

LG's long lasting 53W LED flat lighting, claimed to deliver energy saving of up to 70% compared to existing fluorescent lamps, has received energy efficiency certification from the Korea Energy Management.

The Swedish Institute for Testing and Approval of Electrical Equipment, the China Quality Certification Center and Japan Electronical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories have certified two of LG's PLS fittings: PSH07, a 730W interior light, and PSF10, 1kW flood-lighting system.

While LG's PLS lights adopt technology based on microwave plasma emissions, the company's LED lighting products use its proprietary core optic technology, heat management and circuit design to deliver energy savings.

LG, which started rolling off its LED production line in Gumi, located in North Gyeongsang Province in South Korea, last September, expects to reach an annual production capacity of approximately 5 million units by 2012.

LG Electronics vice president of lighting and solution business team Yonghwan Kim said that with long-honed expertise in energy efficient technologies, the potential for LG to make a significant environmental contribution is enormous.

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We're hiring! Join the New Statesman as an editorial assistant

The NS is looking for a new recruit.

The New Statesman is hiring an editorial assistant, who will work across the website and magazine to help the office run smoothly. The ideal candidate will have excellent language skills, a passion for journalism, and the ability to work quickly and confidently under pressure.

The job is a broad one – you will need to understand the requirements of both halves of the magazine (politics and culture) as well as having an interest in the technical requirements of magazine and website production. Experience with podcasts and social media would be helpful.

The right person will have omnivorous reading habits and the ability to assimilate new topics at speed. You will be expected to help out with administration tasks around the office, so you must be willing to take direction and get involved with unglamorous tasks. There will be opportunities to write, but this will not form the main part of the job. (Our current editorial assistant is now moving on to a writing post.)

This is a full-time paid job, which would suit a recent graduate or someone who is looking for an entry into journalism. On the job training and help with career development will be offered.

Please apply with an email to Stephen Bush (Stephen. Bush @ with the subject line ‘Editorial Assistant application’.  

In your covering letter, please include a 300-word analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the New Statesman. Please also include 500 words on what you consider to be the most interesting trend in British politics, and your CV as a Word document. 

The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 12th October.