Posts Tagged ‘flex light’

Africa: Philips Pledges LED-based Lights

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Today, an estimated 500 million Africans live without electricity. For these people nightfall means either darkness or the flickering light of a candle or kerosene lamp. There are, however, many disadvantages of kerosene lanterns including health and safety risks, expensive oil-driven fuel prices, and the low light output which makes reading nearly impossible.

Royal Philips Electronics announced it will launch a new solar powered reading light, enabling people to both read and write after dark. The light, dubbed “My Reading Light,” was developed specifically for the education sector in Africa and will allow a new generation of school children to continue with their homework after sunset.

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Product Review | Micro Fishing Flex LED Light 7582

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Like headlamps, flex neck lights give outdoorsmen as well as around-the-house tinkerers the convenience of hands-free light whenever you need it. The added benefit of these lights that you don’t have with headlamps is that the bendable neck allows you to illuminate into tight or small areas with ease.  Flex lights can be positioned anywhere and will clip onto almost any service – book, hat, map, etc.

The LED Lenser Small Flex Light 7582 has a high-intensity LED that, by using the crystal reflector tube system in its design, produces 6 lumens of light. This flex light has a battery life of 14.5 hours and runs on 4 AG13 batteries.

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