TORRANCE, CA — May 18, 2006 — LEDtronics® introduces the Bright
White LED Compact Solar-Powered Lantern, the newest addition to their
lineup of solar-powered Light Emitting Diode (LED) products. This compact
lantern uses stored sunlight energy to power an LED lamp of 3.4-end-foot-candle
intensity providing bright light for up to 25 hours on a fully-charged
battery. That’s nearly seven times longer than a compact fluorescent
lamp! The bulb-styled LED-cluster lamp has 24 Incandescent-White (4000K)
5mm LEDs that are protected within a polycarbonate lens. The Compact
LED Solar-Powered Lantern comes with a built-in handle, solar panel,
AC/DC power supply, car power supply adapter, and four rechargeable
batteries (4C Type) located within the base of the lantern that features
memory-free recharging. A discharge circuit prevents battery damage
from excessive recharging.
The Compact LED lantern (battery installed) with the solar panel
weighs 2.2 lbs. (0.099Kg). It is 8.125in. (206.375mm) in height.
The solar panel measures 4in. x 7.5in. (102mm x 190.5mm). A rugged
ABS plastic body makes the lantern resistant to dents, scratches
and foul weather. The compact LED lantern is child-safe, ideal for
camping and roadside/home emergency kits, hunters, hikers, marine
cabin lighting, earthquake emergency kits and a terrific light source
for areas where electricity is absent or unreliable.
The compact LED lantern eliminates the hazards of conventionally
fueled lanterns, the trouble of priming fuel pumps (e.g., fires,
burns, fumes, spills and explosions), and the fuss of replacing mantles.
Operating the compact LED lantern is clean and easy. Simply plug
the solar panel into the lantern and set the panel in a sunlit area
to charge the battery. Under bright sunlight, a dead battery takes
12 hours to fully charge. Recharging time varies with atmospheric
and environmental conditions. Users can expect more than 500 charges
before battery replacement is necessary which not only saves the
operator hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of the lantern, but
also lessens the environmental impact associated with one-time-use
LED technology with its inherent energy efficiency makes an excellent
accompaniment to photovoltaic-based energy systems. Solid-state design
renders LEDs impervious to electrical and mechanical shock, vibration,
frequent switching and environmental extremes. With an average life
span for White LEDs of 50,000-plus hours (5 years), LEDs operate
reliably year after year and are virtually maintenance free.
Founded in 1983, LEDtronics® leads where others only follow
when it comes to designing, manufacturing and packaging state-of-the-art
LEDs to meet the world’s constantly changing lighting needs.
Our inventive product line encompasses an array of direct incandescent
lamp replacement Based LED Lamps, low-cost snap-in and relampable
Panel Mount LED Lamps and holders, high intensity sunlight-visible
Discrete LEDs, PCB LEDs circuit board status indicators, surface
mount diodes SMT LEDs, full-spectrum rainbow RGB LEDs and Infra-Red
The compact LED lantern is priced at $49.95 per
unit. For additional information or volume discounts, contact LEDtronics
toll free at
1-800-579-4875, telephone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424, click
here to email us or
mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505.
Visit our website at www.LEDtronics.com.
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