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Renewable Energy Solar Charged Bright White LED Compact Lantern

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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 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 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 (IR) LEDs.

For additional information on how to incorporate LEDs into your designs, contact LEDtronics (data sheet SLR-LANTERN-06) 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.

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