Skip Navigation LinksHome > Media > LEDtronics Press Releases > 2004 Press Releases > Portable Solar-Powered LED Lantern Lasts for 55 Hours on a Fully Charged Battery

Portable Solar-Powered LED Lantern Lasts for 55 Hours on a Fully Charged Battery

  |  Download Hi-res Print Version

TORRANCE, CA — February 27, 2004 — LEDtronics® introduces the SolarLED-3 Solar-Powered Lantern, the newest addition to their lineup of solar-powered Light Emitting Diode (LED) products. The SolarLED-3 lantern uses sunlight to power a low-intensity (5 end foot candles) LED lamp that provides light for up to 55 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 dome. SolarLED-3 comes with a built-in handle, a rechargeable battery, a photovoltaic solar panel, and a 5½-foot cable that enables the panel to be positioned where it will receive maximum sunlight. A nickel metal hydride battery, located within the base of the lantern, features memory-free recharging and a discharge circuit to prevent battery damage from excessive recharging.

The SolarLED-3 lantern (battery installed) with the solar panel weighs 2.06 lbs. (934.4g). It is 8.9” (226mm) in height. The solar panel measures 8.25”W x 11.25”L (210mm x 287mm), roughly the size of a sheet of paper. A rugged ABS plastic body makes the lantern resistant to dents, scratches and foul weather. The SolarLED-3 lantern is child-safe, ideal for camping and roadside/home emergency kits, and a terrific light source for areas where electricity is absent or unreliable.

The SolarLED-3 eliminates the hazards (e.g., fires, burns, fumes, spills and explosions) of conventionally fueled lanterns, the trouble of primping fuel pumps, and the fuss of replacing mantles. Operating the SolarLED 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 batteries.

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 of 100,000-plus hours (11 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 (IR) LEDs.

The SolarLED-3 Lantern is priced at $110.00 per unit. For additional information, 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. Ask for log #160. Visit our website at

For Technical Information or if you have custom design and/or manufacture needs
contact us.
Talk to the Experts

Let us help you get started with our
Premium-brand LED lighting

Phone Image Call (310) 534-1505 or
Toll Free (800) 579-4875
Form Image Contact form
Email Image E-mail directly
Find a Rep/Distributor

Rep / Distributor Info

Locate a LEDtronics Distributor near you:

LinkedIn Twitter Facebook YouTube Instagram Flickr