New Britain, CT, March 14, 2008 – Building on the success of the MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod Flashlight, Stanley (NYSE: SWK) introduces seven new LED flashlights to its award-winning lineup of illumination products. Included in the 2008 introductions are a 70 lumen, rechargeable Tripod Flashlight, a heavy duty rechargeable aluminum flashlight, a high powered version of the Stanley® MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod flashlight, and three alkaline-powered anodized aluminum flashlights. This combination of hands-free functionality, durability and outstanding performance is ideal for professionals, do-it-yourselfers and homeowners looking for a handy illumination solution.
The high powered, rechargeable version of the Stanley® Tripod Flashlight features Stanley’s patented hands-free tripod design and delivers 70 lumens of light output. Powered by a zero memory Ni-MH battery, the unit can be recharged without draining the battery completely, which extends the life and ensures a full charge every time. Frequent flashlight users will appreciate the cost-savings that come with three rechargeable Ni-MH batteries as opposed to buying a series of disposable alkaline batteries. Stanley’s recharging base, which can be wall mounted for convenience, recharges an empty battery in eight hours and provides the flashlight with up to four hours of continuous run time. A three position switch allows the user to choose the most efficient setting to minimize power consumption when full illumination is not necessary. The flashlight’s four position rotating head makes it a perfect light source for people who work with their hands.
“The introduction of two rechargeable flashlights has allowed Stanley to address the common complaints associated with the existing models on the market; the desire is to have a high powered, rapid recharge flashlight with hands free operation.” said Tom Chang, product marketing manager for Stanley® illumination tools. “The product engineers considered all of these desires during the design process and the end result is a hands-free, rechargeable flashlight that provides 70 lumens of continuous light for up to four hours.”
Stanley continues the line expansion with the introduction of four new handheld performance flashlights; three alkaline-powered and one model powered by a Ni-MH rechargeable battery. Constructed from heavy duty anodized aluminum for superior durability and featuring a high powered LED that produces 70 lumens of light, these functional flashlights incorporate a tactical design and feel. Stanley loyalists will recognize the company’s signature yellow on the flashlight’s hi-visibility band. The performance line of flashlights comes in various sizes powered by AAA, AA, and D alkaline batteries.
For individuals looking for a more powerful alkaline-powered version of the Stanley® MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod Flashlight, Stanley introduces the high powered version that supplies 40 lumens of light output, which is twice as bright as the original MaxLife™ 369™ tripod flashlight. MaxLife™ 369™ Technology allows the flashlight to run on 3, 6 or 9 AA alkaline batteries with 90 hours of runtime. The flashlight is designed to withstand the roughest behavior, with a shatter-resistant lens and water-resistant body. A camouflage version of its Tripod Flashlight designed for hunters and outdoorsman rounds out the lineup. With six long-life white LED lights, the camouflage flashlight can run continuously for up to 200 hours.
The suggested retail prices for the STANLEY® Tripod and aluminum Performance Flashlights range from $22.99 to $49.99. They are available at hardware stores and home centers wherever Stanley® products are sold.
The Stanley Works (NYSE: "SWK") is a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools and security solutions. Consumer products include hand tools, mechanics tools, tool storage, and hardware. Industrial tools include fastening systems, industrial mechanics tools and tool storage, auto assembly tools, storage systems, professional laser measuring and leveling tools and hydraulic attachments. Security Solutions includes the integration and supplying of security systems and access control solutions, including automatic door and locking systems for commercial applications. The Stanley Works utilizes the Stanley Fulfillment System, its proprietary comprehensive continuous improvement program, to achieve total satisfaction wherever our processes touch our customers.
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