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Lantern Design to New Heights

The Coleman Company, Inc. Press Release - 8/16/2007

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New lantern incorporates Cree's XLamp® XR-E High-Brightness LED

Coleman's Exponent® CR123A Lithium Pack-Away® Lantern

Coleman's Exponent® CR123A Lithium Pack-Away® Lantern

WICHITA, Ks. - Coleman designers have developed a new LED lantern that is even brighter, yet smaller and lighter than the highly regarded Exponent® 4AA Pack-Away® Lantern introduced for the 2007 season.

The new triangular shaped lantern – the Exponent® CR123A Lithium Pack-Away® Lantern – features the popular telescoping pack-away design and weighs only 4.8 ounces with batteries. It is perfect for backpacking or other applications that require a bright area light that comes in a compact, self-protective, weather-resistant case.

The new light’s illumination source is a technologically advanced Cree XLamp XR-E LED, which produces a very efficient 100 lumens of light on the high setting. It is powered by three CR123A lithium batteries, which are included.

Run times are five hours for the high setting and 12 hours on low. An emergency strobe setting is also provided on the lantern that stands but four inches tall. Suggested retail price is $59.99.

About Coleman Exponent Products:

The Coleman® Exponent® product line is available exclusively through sporting goods and outdoor retailers throughout the United States, and select Exponent products are available in Canada, Australia and Latin America.

The Coleman Company, Inc. is an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, including its legendary lanterns, as well as stoves, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, coolers, furniture and grills. Its products are sold and used all over the world. Coleman embraces its leadership role as an advocate for the outdoors, contributing to outdoor causes and inspiring people to get outside. Founded in 1900 and based in Wichita, Kan., Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, and can be found online at Consumers can contact Coleman by phone at 800-835-3278 or by e-mail at

Coleman® and Exponent® and Pack-Away® are registered trademarks of The Coleman Company, Inc. Cree® and XLamp® are registered trademarks of Cree Inc.

About Jarden Corporation

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®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, JavaLog®, 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®, Mitchell®, Stren® and Trilene®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 20,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit

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