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Coleman Introduces
LED Quad Lantern

The lantern features six 5mm white LEDs in each panel, 24 total

The Coleman Company, Inc. Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 8/12/2008


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Coleman® Pack-Away® Family-Size Lantern

Coleman® Pack-Away®
Family-Size Lantern
(Courtesy: The Coleman Company, Inc.)

WICHITA, Ks. - The new Coleman® LED Quad Lantern is not just an area light. It is that and more. Its name comes from the four removable panels that hold 24 LEDs total. Each of the four sections can be removed and carried as a portable light to go to the shower house, tent or elsewhere. When the section or sections are returned to the lantern base, they easily reattach and immediately start to recharge as well as illuminate.

"This is a most unusual design; very innovative," said Traci Swindler, product manager. "Our design team and engineers created a clever concept. It provides the best of both worlds to consumers - a lantern for area lighting as well as portable, personal light sources similar to flashlights for individual use. It is very functional and versatile and can be used indoors or outdoors." Powered by eight D-cell batteries that are housed in the lantern base, the LED Quad Lantern operates for up to 75 hours. Each of the four panels contains a rechargeable NiMH battery that powers it while it is in use away from the lantern. Each panel is recharged from the main D-cells power source while docked on the base station. Run times for each section is up to 1.5 hours while away from the docking station.

The lantern features six 5mm white LEDs in each panel, 24 total. Light output is 190 lumens. The wide-angle LEDs are behind a textured lens for dispersed lighting. Each section also has a handle on top to carry it or hang it. A main on/off switch is placed on the lantern's top section, plus each removable section has a switch. Manufacturer's suggested retail price is $69.99

Coleman® is a registered trademark of The Coleman Company, Inc.

As an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, The Coleman Company, Inc., helps people have fun and make memories by providing the gear integral to their favorite outdoor experiences. The company's products include its legendary lanterns and stoves, as well as coolers, tents, sleeping bags, airbeds, backpacks, furniture, and grills under its Coleman®, Exponent® and Campingaz® brands. Additionally, the company provides flotation devices, towables, rainwear, waders, hunting and fishing gear, and safety and survival equipment under its Stearns®, Sevylor®, Sospenders®, Hodgman®, Nevin®, Helium® and Mad Dog Gear® brands. Founded in 1900 and based in Wichita, Kan., Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and can be found online at www.coleman.com. Consumers can call 800-835-3278 or e-mail consumerservice@coleman.com for general information or for Coleman and Exponent products. For all other brands, call 800-328-3208 or e-mail stearnsrec@stearnsnet.com.

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Java Log®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Loew-Cornell® and Pine Mountain®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Harmony®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain™; and Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Campingaz®, Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp®, JT®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, and Volkl®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jarden.com.

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