Good eyesight starts with light {Review and giveaway of 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light}

Posted by ~Summer~ on September 03, 2014
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There is a part of my body that I am pretty proud of. You honestly won't guess it. It's the eyes. Oh yeah, they may be small but they have been kind to me by scoring a visual acuity of 6/6 for the vast majority of my life. Yes, I said majority. While I can't assure they are still the same now, at least I do not have to make friends with glasses or contact lenses at the age of 31.

Seeing how inconvenient, distressing and costly it can get once you become myopic, one of my biggest wishes for my children is that they can maintain good vision and learn to take care of their eyes. Recently, the husband contracted a case of corneal ulcer as a result of infection due to prolonged wear of lens and had to go for frequent checkups at the specialist clinic. Combined with the fact that Angel is getting ready for primary school, the global prevalence of smart devices and the undeniable truth that Singapore has one of the world's highest myopia rates, all of these just sounded the alarm bells and made me determined to take bigger steps in working towards good eyesight for my kids.    

Here are some eye care tips that many of us may know of but it is always good to recap them. Other than bearing them in mind, we have to make sure we put them into practice especially for our little ones.

It's not hard to realise that one of the key factors in ensuring good eyesight is light. According to a survey done by 3M Singapore through random sampling of 300 male and female respondents aged 25-55 years old, findings show that 71% of these respondents felt that the room lighting alone is sufficient for reading, 55% do not know the difference between LED and florescent lamps and 51% are unaware about the physiological effects of excessive light glare.

I will be the first to admit that while I never did feel that room lighting is adequate for the kids to read and write, I also never made the effort to get a proper lamp for them or myself. Until now. And you bet I wish I had done that earlier because yes, a good task lamp makes the world of a difference.


At the launch event of 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light, my world was instantly lit up when I learnt about light and brightness. Did you know? Brightness levels are measured in illuminance (lux), not watts which measure power consumption levels. Depending on the intensity and nature of the work, different lux levels will be required. For instance, studying requires a minimum of 800 lux while watching TV needs only 150 lux.


Image source: 3M
Another sad but true fact is that glare susceptibility increases with age, so the older we get, the less our eyes will be able to withstand glare. That essentially means that a 40-year-old blogger will require twice as much light as a 20-year-old blogger to accomplish the same writing task. *did you just hear me gasp?*

Through a simple quiz where you choose your preferred brightness levels when writing, reading and using a mobile device, we discovered our lighting profile and both Angel and I fall into the "Wanderer of the Shadows" category. This means that while we are not too fond of darkness, we do not like things to be overly bright either.

Last but not least, we also learnt that LED lamps are energy-saving, lasting and eco-friendly. Unlike traditional fluorescent lights, LED lights do not use mercury, minimise UV rays and provide a steady source of light that does not flicker.

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Introducing the all-new 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light

Image source: 3M

Here's showing you the features of our new LED5000 and why we are simply so in love with it.

- Modern and Stylish
Sleek and streamlined design with a textured finish

- 5 levels of brightness (90-880 Lux)
Adjustable through a simple touch sensor panel

- Hassle-free
No assembly required

- Energy and cost saving
The LED light lasts for up to 40,000 hours and while a fluorescent lamp uses 30Watts or more, 3M LED Polarizing Task Lights use 1.3– 12Watts

- Portable and Lightweight
At 0.8kg, it is the lightest of the 3M LED Polarizing Task Light series

- Space Saving
Has a clamp feature and can be completely retracted
 
- Compact base
Has anti-skid pads to stay in place

- Electromagnetic Interference Test (EMI) Certified
Prevents disruptions to other devices such as smartphones when in use

In addition to the beautiful exterior and chic design, it is also worthwhile to know about the technology in this lamp that makes it superior. Over the years, 3M has been continuously improving the technology and design of their lamps to provide better reading comfort. One of the key factors to their success is a technology unique to the company: the 3M Polarizing Filter Technology.

The LED5000 is fitted with 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology, which consists of a 3M proprietary optical film to reduce glare by up to 80%. While most other lamps allow normal light rays comprising both comfortable and harmful light to enter, the 3M polarizing optical film only filters comfortable light through; at the same time, it converts the harmful rays into optimal lighting as well. As such, only optimal light reaches your eyes, minimizing eye strain and allowing for longer hours of comfortable reading.

Image source: 3M




There, so this is how my blogging corner looks like now. Personally, I love the sleek white and minimalistic design of the LED5000; it doesn't even take up much space but it sure makes its presence felt. It may be too early for me to say but I'm hoping I will never have to buy a pair of glasses until *touches wood* I suffer from presbyopia (老花眼) one day.



Far more importantly, it feels good knowing that the coming to 5-year-old and 2-year-old kiddos, who still have a long way to go in life, now have an awesome lighting buddy with them whenever they read, study, draw or write. A light that has no harmful rays, reduces glare, protects eyes, saves costs, does not heat up and is safe for children to use - Perfect.

While all of us hope for good eyesight, I think it is fair to say that every home needs a good task light. Do you have one in your house already?

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If you don't, well, here's a chance for you to win for yourself a sleek white 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light too!

To participate, leave a blog comment below with your name, email address and tell me your favourite feature of the LED5000. Remember to click on the Rafflecopter widget to indicate that you have commented and to increase your chances of winning, you can follow the rest of the options.

The winner will be contacted by email and will have to respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be picked. This giveaway is open to readers residing in Singapore only and the prize will have to be self-collected from 3M's office located at 1 Yishun Avenue 7, Singapore 768923.

All the best, everybody!

a Rafflecopter giveaway The 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light is now available in two colours - Sleek White and Jet Black, retails at $239 (w/GST) and is available at Best Denki, Popular Bookstores and other leading retailers. For promotions and more information, visit their website or FB page.

Disclosure: We were invited to the launch event of the 3M Polarizing Task Light LED5000 and received a sleek white lamp as shown in the pictures for review purposes. All opinions are our own.

72 comments:

  1. I love the tall & sleek appearance of the 3M LED5000 polarizing task light. I love the fact that its built with 3M polarizing fliter technology that reduces glare and ensure optimal light reaches the eye!

    Evelyn Hu
    Xuelyn@yahoo.com

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  3. Michelle Ong, gohonglay@yahoo.com.sg

    My favourite feature of the 3M Polarizing Task Light LED5000 is it is fitted with 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology, which consists of a 3M proprietary optical film to reduce glare by up to 80%.

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  4. - Energy and cost saving
    Consumes 1.3– 2Watts (a fluorescent lamp uses 30Watts or more) and lasts for up to 40,000 hours !!

    eddy khoo
    eddykhoohj@gmail.com

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    1. Ah, I realised there was a typo in my post previously, it should be 1.3-12Watts! Thanks for letting me know when I read your comment! =) Good luck!

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  5. I like that it folds away neatly!! :)

    Regina Soejanto
    mail2regina@gmail.com

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  6. I love the anti-glare feature!
    Angie
    simplymommie@gmail.com

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  7. I like that it is energy and cost savings.
    Jolin
    Babyhappie@hotmail.com

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  8. Space-Saving! A plus point!
    Sarina
    everlastingtwins@yahoo.com.sg

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  9. Portable and lightweight!
    We can use it anywhere.
    Jingxian
    j_xian@hotmail.com

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  10. My favourite feature is 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology, which can reduce glare by up to 80%.
    Lu Siu Ching
    precious_qing@yahoo.com.sg

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  11. I like 3M Polarizing Task Light LED5000 that it reduces glare by 80%, allowing me to read in comfort!
    Serene Leow
    liaoserene@hotmail.com
    FB: Ace Serene

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  12. Love the feature of 5 levels of brightness (90-880 Lux) which we can easily adjust through a simple touch sensor panel

    Thong Hwee Hwee
    Email: h208217@yahoo.com.sg
    Fb: Ada Thong

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  13. jaime chan chueimei@gmail.com
    Anti glare feature

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  14. Love the 5 levels of brightness!

    Eunice
    Email: eunicehuang25@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  15. I like 3M LED5000 task light because it had no harmful rays, reduce glare, protect eyes, save cost and does not heat up and is safe for children to use.
    Celyn Huang
    Celyn11@hotmail.com

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  16. Love the 5 levels of brightness (90-880 Lux) that is adjustable through a simple touch sensor panel

    Rowena Lim
    rowenna(dot)lim(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I like the tall and sleek design!
    Awesome for my small flat.

    Ranice Wu
    ranice.wu@hotmail.com

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  18. I like the energy and cost saving feature where the LED light lasts for up to 40,000 hours and while a fluorescent lamp uses 30Watts or more, 3M LED Polarizing Task Lights uses only 1.3– 12Watts

    Loh Jie
    Nirvana2@gmail.com

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  19. Thanks for the awesome useful giveaway.
    Nicely expalined with the benefits of the Lamp.
    What i like about 3M LED 5000 TASK LAMP is its unique 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology, which consists of a 3M proprietary optical film to reduce glare by up to 80%. While other lamps allow normal light rays comprising both comfortable and harmful light to enter, the 3M polarizing optical film only filters comfortable light through.
    Being a mom i care for my kid and wish to protect her from harmful radiations and provide her with a safe light.As she loves bedtime stories it would be safe for our eyes without any strain.
    Wish to win it for my kid.

    Email:sindmansing@yahoo.com
    IG:shysanja

    Sindhu mano

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  20. loves the polarizing film technology which removes glare!

    Cynthia Lau
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  21. your name: Lorna Tan
    email address: lornat28@yahoo.com
    favourite feature of the 3M Polarizing Task Light LED5000- 5 lvl of brightness, so convenient as night light too :)

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  22. Portable & lightweight is one of the features I like.

    Karis See
    hellokaris@yahoo.com.sg

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  23. I like it that it has 5 different levels of brightness to cater for night and day use! :)

    Charlotte
    chocolate.pooh@yahoo.com.sg

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  24. Wow.. 3M LED5000 Task Light looks good. Hope I can win it for my gal. I think our study room light is not bright enough for her. We are looking for a good table lamp for her. Hope 3M LED5000 can do the job and make the place brighter.

    KaRen Ong
    karen_opk@yahoo.com

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  25. I like that it is energy and cost savings !!
    SHANICE FOH

    BEYON13@YAHOO.COM

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  26. Reduces glare

    lamwinnie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I love that it's anti glare and portable! Adaline21@hotmail.com

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  28. I also love that it's anti glare.

    Tinkene@Gmail.com

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  29. I love that it is energy and cost saving.

    Louis Lee
    leechlouis@gmail.com

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  30. I like it because it's safe for children.

    sillyphy13@gmail.com

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  31. Space constraint trending in our flats has become a challenge for most HDB / Condo dwellers. The moment I set my eyes on this 3M polarizing lights, I fall in love with the space saving feature. It will be a great work companion to me and fit my study room decor! Thank you for the informative review.
    Name: Elaine Chang
    Email: elaineechang@yahoo.com.sg
    Instagram: @elaine4059
    Twitter: @elaine4059

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  32. Because the 3M Polarizing Task Light LED5000 is gentle on our kid's eyes and is compact enough to place on the study table.

    -Meiyi (littledetour@hotmail.com)

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  33. My favorite feature is that the 3M Polarizing Filter Technology allows only comfortable light to pass through and converts all bad light into comfortable light, thereby reducing the amount of glare reflected on reading surface.
    Chuyan Kwek
    kwek_ce@yahoo.com

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  34. I like that the LED5000 is fitted with 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology which can reduce glare by up to 80%. Because glaring lights can harm our eyes and skin more that it may be better to stick to the ceiling light. That's why I like this feature of the LED5000!!!

    Felicia
    fur_li@hotmail.com

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  35. I like that it is fitted with 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology, and it's anti-glare feature.

    Andrew Wong
    Andrew.wong017@gmail.com

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  36. 3M! What more can I ask for! Awesome giveaway!

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  37. I like that it is portable & lightweight
    Amie Chen
    amycpj@gmail.com

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  38. power saving and good for the eyes just what i need
    Vincent Lee
    wlee76@hotmail.com

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  39. Love the polarising feature to reduce the glare. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.
    Waiwai
    mami(at)peipeihaohao(dot)com

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  40. Name: SHENNY
    Email address: shenny@live.com.sg
    My Favourite feature of the 3M Polarizing Task Light LED5000: The steady source of light that does not flicker as flickering causes giddiness and headache...

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  41. Energy and cost saving
    The LED light lasts for up to 40,000 hours and while a fluorescent lamp uses 30Watts or more, 3M LED Polarizing Task Lights use 1.3– 12Watts

    3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology, which consists of a 3M proprietary optical film to reduce glare by up to 80%.

    Tony Tan
    lonylim@gmail.com

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  42. I love this amazing product because of its sleek ans stylish design that is space-saving!
    Name : Kymmy Lim
    Email : kymmylim@hotmail.com

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  43. I like 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology, which can reduce glare by up to 80%.
    Lyn
    lp8834@yahoo.com

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  44. I love the anti glare feature which is very main for kid's studying.
    Akila Ganesan
    akilaarsheitha@gmail.com

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  45. Space saving is good for our tiny hdb... :)
    Jamie chaw
    Jamiechaw@gmail.com

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  46. Hi! My favourite feature is that the LED5000 is fitted with 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology, which consists of a 3M proprietary optical film to reduce glare by up to 80%. This is extremely important as the pages of some books are glossy which is actually harmful to eyes when the light is being reflected!

    Thanks for the giveaway

    Ziyin
    zinconut@hotmail.com

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  47. My favourite feature of the 3M Polarizing Task Light LED5000 is that it reduces glare by up to 80% which minimize eye strain and allow longer hours of reading.

    JingRong
    lohjingrong@yahoo.com.sg

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  48. No assembly required. I like that.

    Chua Chin Chin
    Chuachinchin@hotmail.com

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  49. The light is sleek looking and protect my children's eyes. What's not to like about it?

    Angie
    Anch1174@gmail.com

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  50. I have two favourite! I liked that there is 5 level of brightness options. This gives the user the options to adjust the light according to what the eyes need! I also liked the 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology to reduce glare by up to 80%, which is really beneficial to the eyes. I hate squinting my eyes to read when the light is causing so much glare and reflection, sometimes it could make me giddy. I hope to win this so I can study comfortably and at the same time protecting my eyes. Thank you for this giveaway! :D

    Koh Shu Rong
    anniethingsg@gmail.com

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  51. My children bedroom's light is dim and i think it is would be so beneficial to have one of this polarizing light to prevent any myopia and protecting their little eyes.

    Thank you for this giveaway! :)

    Adelene Ng
    adelenenlp@yahoo.com.sg

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  52. Hi,

    Thanks for the Awesome Giveaway..I simply love all the features but most favourite is 5 level of Brightness option..simply controlled by sensor panel.. we can choose according to our own need & it is useful for each n every person who ever is using it...Must to have to have a better vision & taking good care of our eyes,,,

    Thanks
    Ashmika Jain
    jainash1083@gmail.com

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  53. Space saving -- definitely need it for the becoming-smaller-house as the house gets filled with more kids stuff as they grow

    Wenli
    flowerie123@gmail.com

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  54. Hi,
    My favourite feature of the 3M Polarizing Task Light LED 5000 is that it reduces glare by up to 80% which is very beneficial to the eyes!

    Thanks
    Teo Lay Bee
    teolaybee@yahoo.com

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  55. The LED5000 is fitted with 3M’s Polarizing Filter Technology which consists of a 3M proprietary optical film to reduce glare by up to 80%

    Bebe Lee
    bebe03@outlook.sg

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  56. Sleek looking as well as anti-glare!

    Lim Yin Ping
    yippeewoods@gmail.com

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  57. Adjustable through a simple touch sensor panel

    Grace Lee
    glwc88@hotmail.com

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  58. I love that it's energy and cost saving the most!

    Xgg Chan
    chanxgg@gmail.com

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  59. The LED5000 is the rare kind of product these days that ticks both functional and aesthetics boxes. I absolutely like its good lighting intensity with anti-glare coupled with its space saving feature. Very welcome in space starved SG.

    Felix
    Freakix@yahoo.com

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  60. Adjustable through a simple touch sensor panel

    Chay Hwai
    chquek@hotmail.sg

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  61. It consists of a 3M proprietary optical film to reduce glare by up to 80%.
    karen
    heart_ocean03@hotmail.com

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  62. I like that it is portable and lightweight so that it is convenient for me to work at different parts of the house with it.

    Joyce
    casperian05@gmail.com

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  63. My favorite feature of 3M's LED5000 is that it reduces glare and protects the eyes!

    Yanwen
    tinker.yanwen@gmail.com

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  64. I love the filter! Been searching for a good light for my boys!

    zhenzhu
    veryfatmum99@gmail.com

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  65. Love the 5 levels of brightness. Can use it as night light too!

    Yuling
    yuling_dave@hotmail.com

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  66. I like the 3M Polarising Technology that reduces glare by 80%.

    Robert Sim
    robert_sim@yahoo.com

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  67. My girls and I love to read. With the 3M polarizing optical film filtering comfortable light through (and converting the harmful rays into optimal lighting), it will minimize eye strains and allow us to devour our books comfortably!

    Mag Yeow
    mail2magy@gmail.com

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  68. I like most the 3M Polarising Technology that emits a bright, steady, but non-glaring light.

    Carol Lim
    cmeilim@gmail.com

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  69. I Love its sleek design.
    Ling Siew nglingsiew@gmail.com

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  70. I love its polarising film filter - helps protect the kids' eyes!

    Charlene
    char99s38@yahoo.com

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