My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Why Jamaicans Purchasing Fiber Optic Christmas Tree makes sense - Save on your Electricity Bill this Christmas

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Why Jamaicans Purchasing Fiber Optic Christmas Tree makes sense - Save on your Electricity Bill this Christmas

“The agency will be extending its working hours in tandem with the port operators and these will be specific to each port or public bonded warehouse. We will be opening our doors on some Saturdays in December, and we will have dedicated lines for customs brokers and the elderly at the Manifest Branch and the cashiers”

Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s (JCC) Customs Tariff and Port Users Committee held on Thursday September 24th 2015

Folks, Television Personality Neville Bell of Television Jamaica Fame is right on the money; Christmas is basically here already!! Cue the song All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey.


Already, since Thursday September 24th 2015, the Jamaica Customs Agency has begun boosting security and staff in anticipation of a very busy Christmas period for Jamaicans.

Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese has announced additional personnel to be deployed at the airports and Seaports as reported in by the Horses’ Mouth, in the Jamaica Information Service article “Customs to Implement Measures for Busy Christmas Season”, published September 28, 2015 By Latonya Linton, The Jamaica Information Service.

Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese made this announcement at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s (JCC) Customs Tariff and Port Users Committee at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, which was held on Thursday September 24th 2015.

In fact, online purchases are on the rise according to the Jamaica Customs Agency compared to the same period in October 2014.

So much so that the Jamaica Customs Agency is considering the idea of making the importation of items that cost only US$100 Custom Duty free as I'd reported in my blog article entitled “Jamaica Customs Agency Stats - Why US$100 Duty Free shopping coming as Jamaicans shopping online this Christmas”. 

So what will be the first thing you'll buy when this US$100 Custom Duty waiver comes into effect? How about a Fiber Optic Christmas Tree!

Why Purchasing a Fiber Optic Christmas Tree makes sense - Save on your Electricity Bill this Christmas

While not yet official, it might be a good idea to consider searching for items that cost US$100 to purchase, like these Fibre Optic Christmas Tree that the JPS Co's Twitter Account @myJPSonline has been recommending since Thursday December 11th 2014 on their Twitter feed.


Aside from look more beautiful than a regular Christmas tree, these are a lot more durable, lasting a lot longer than the Pine tree sold in Tropical Plaza each Christmas. Fibre Optic Christmas Tree run in also runs on a single set of LED Lights. Thus the use a lot power than a traditional Christmas Tree with incandescent lights.

Also this isn’t a fire hazard or a broken Glass Hazard like the Aura Wireless Christmas Lighting System as reported in my blog article entitled “Aura Wireless Christmas Lighting System Kickstarter - Wireless Power Transfer for Christmas Tree Lights in 2015 needs to get Kid-Friendly design”.


The plastic Fiber Optic waveguides that make up the Fibre Optic Christmas Tree the carry the light around the tree with the light being programmable to display patterns and pulsations, some even to music. A lot of these Fiber Optic Christmas Trees are programmable via a smartphone app

Best of all is the cost; Fibre Optic Christmas Trees in various sizes and configurations cost under US$100. Finally the Christmas tree is now entering into the 21st Century! So when the Jamaica Customs Agency finally decided to implement the US$100 Duty Free concession, what will you buy first?

Remembers sharing is caring so share this power saving tip with your friends! You can always follow me on Twitter on @lindsworthdeer.


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