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
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. Ask for log #160.
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. Visit our
website at www.LEDtronics.com.
For Technical Information Contact:
Jordon Papanier at 310-534-1505