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Unique Gifts for Men Press Release FlashlightNews.org - 1/07/2008

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Concerns about energy and global warming prompt retailer to offer new high technology products that allow gift buyers to "buy green".


WorkStar™ Technician's Work Light from Maxxeon

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ROCKY RIVER, Oh. - Unique Gifts for Men is a leading retailer of LED lighting tools that are designed to take advantage of the small size and low power consumption nature of LEDs. These LEDs ( light emitting diodes ), are electronic light sources and are far more efficient than traditional light bulbs which use burning filaments to produce light.

"This is the time to begin conversion of lighting from inefficient incandescent to the highly efficient LED electronic lighting" according to Unique Gifts for Men spokesman J.L. Armstrong ." LEDs are the light source of the future. Incandescent bulbs waste 90% of the electricity they burn by generating heat - not light. Fluorescent bulbs are more efficient than ordinary incandescent bulbs, but they contain mercury, a toxic material that pollutes our landfills. As well, both incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are fragile - they break easily and compared to LEDs, they have a short life. Many jurisdictions are banning incandescent bulbs in 2012. LEDs are quickly replacing incandescent and fluorescent bulbs in many applications because they are bright, they don't break, they don't get hot, they are eco-friendly and they typically last for more than 50,000 hours."

The giftware retailer supplies a range of LED products including inspection lights, flashlights and work lights; all powered by LEDs. Featured products include a new 175 lumen flashlight that fits in the palm of the hand and a cordless high powered inspection light with a flexible gooseneck. Although all of the lighting tools have been designed for daily professional use, these products are also in demand by hobbyists who appreciate the features and durability inherent in industrial quality tools.

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The product theme at Unique Gifts for Men is cordless portability, a major consideration in the design of any type of lighting. One example of the advanced LED lighting tool design that is available from the company is the WorkStar™ model 1200 trouble light, a tool originally designed for use by auto mechanics, but is now in use by various trades including industrial "maintenance, repair and overhaul ( MRO ) as well as serious do-it-yourselfers ( DIY ). The energy saving WorkStar™ is not a flashlight - it is a portable, cordless, rechargeable task light that uses a state-of-the-art high efficiency diode to produce light.

These light emitting diodes, known as LEDs, are electronic light sources and are far more efficient than traditional light bulbs which use burning filaments to produce light. The WorkStar™ features a unique two axis moveable light head that lets the technician direct the light exactly where he needs it. The user simply suspends the light by its hook or its magnets and turns the LED light head to direct the light where he wants it. The WorkStar™ uses rechargeable batteries and because of the efficiency of the LED, it lights up the work area for over 5 hours on a single charge.

Unique Gifts for Men

Unique Gifts for Men is an internet retailer offering unusual lighting giftware for tradesmen and hobbyists.

For more information, visit the company's website at: www.unique-giftsformen.com.