Grow Journal of the Month: July 2020
I wouldn't recommend anyone in to trying to adjust a driver with a killa-a-watt meter, secondly we are talking about a manufacturer who is presumably known for switching out drivers in their lights. Yesterday you even said you didn't trust Chinese companies and today you seem to do?
first deep apologies to @Virgin Ground
i have refrained from replying in respect to your wishes. in my view replying would only lead down the rabbit hole of content you did not wish to have.
but here i am.
i don't trust the chinese gov't. chinese companies are a thorny separate issue.
chinese people are oppressed victims in my view.
chinese companies both benefit from, and are beholden to that gov't. anything in tech is particularly vulnerable. led lighting is tech. the folk behind those companies want to be good global citizens, but are not allowed choices, a vote, or even a voice.
i both fear for, and support, the chinese people, all free hong kong citizens, all free taiwan citizens, as well as ourselves.
mars makes a fantastic cheap product. i'd wager the best in that sector, they arguably own that sector. i respect their products. i do have questions as to how they got there, and who they owe.
if the employees of the organization had a voice within their own country i am certain they would be asking why citizens of my country are arbitrarily detained, and sent to concentration camp conditions violating geneva conventions.
i am certain they would question the treatment of the uighurs, and tibet, and i am sure they would scream for accountability over what happened at tiananmen - i lived through 89 - i knew folk i won't see again.
yes. it gets personal. personal is political in nature. political is personal in nature. we all have to live it.
again deep deep apologies to vg.
this will be the last post regarding this off - topic in this thread. folk are more than free to bombard my thread with comment, i don't mind.