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Energizer introduces line of solar-powered outdoor gear

Energizer Solar Lights Environmentally-friendly products and services seem to be everywhere these days. Energizer is joining the market, introducing a new line of solar-powered lighting options.

Debuting this spring will be a solar folding lantern (pictured), a solar spot light and a solar crank flashlight, all harnessing sun-power to light up the night. 

-- The solar folding lantern is a portable lantern that uses the latest solar technology to charge in all conditions, including overcast days and early mornings. Powerful enough to light a campsite, this lantern can also be powered by three D-size alkaline batteries. Five hours of charging in the sun will provide 2.5 hours of run-time; batteries will provide 135 hours.

-- The solar crank flashlight offers two powering options -- solar or crank -- and includes lifetime LEDs. Small enough to clip to backpacks or other gear, this flashlight also has the ability to charge even in low light. Five hours of sun-charging will provide 2.5 hours light-time.

-- The solar spot light is a hybrid-powered flashlight that can be recharged via solar power or DC power from the included car cigarette lighter adapter. This flashlight also floats, making it ideal for any water-based activities. Three hours of run-time achieved with five hours of charging it in the sun.

Products should be available beginning in early May at Target and Meijer stores. I might look into purchasing the solar-folding lantern, which seems not only useful when camping but also something worth adding to the emergency supplies.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Solar folding lantern. Credit: Energizer

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