WorkStar™ lighting tool from Maxxeon offers relief for mechanics

Jan. 29, 2007
Date Announced: 29 Jan 2007 OTTAWA, Canada. In northern Canada, where Maxxeon Inc. makes the WorkStar™ task light, there is more night than daylight for a good part of the year ...and a good work light is an absolute necessity for most tradesmen and technicians. Complaints about poorly performing work lights from Canadian auto mechanics was the spark that ignited the ambition of Maxxeon's engineers to invent a new style of light. This new design solves all the annoying problems found in old-fashioned work lights such as bulbs that break and awkward, tangled power cords.According to company spokesman, John Schira, "The WorkStar™ is not a flashlight - it is a portable task light, a trouble light and an inspection light combined into one cordless, rechargeable light source that runs over 5 hours on a single charge. Its Luxeon® LED gives the technician bright white illumination for their work area, and the bulb is unbreakable and never needs replacing."The WorkStar™ also features a unique two axis moveable light head that lets the technician direct the light exactly where he needs it. The mechanic simply suspends the light by its hook or its magnets and turns the LED light head to direct the light where he wants it. This resolves another especially annoying problem mechanics have suffered with for years - trying to repair a vehicle while the work light glares into their eyes.The lighting tool also has two rare earth magnets that "float" which allow the light to snap on to uneven metal surfaces. Although small, these magnets have plenty of muscle, and one alone is more than enough to hold the light in place. This capability is an important feature to technicians as they benefit from it in almost any area of the vehicle they are servicing. Richard Hatherill, Chief Engineer of Maxxeon Inc., states "the WorkStar™ has been engineered to surpass the tough demands of the everyday workplace. The Luxeon® LED is guaranteed for as long as you own the light, and the batteries normally last 2 to 5 years before you need a replacement from the local hardware store." Mr. Hatherill continues, "Our field testing has shown this task light to be nearly indestructible..." a feature that is sure to be appreciated in the rough and tumble world that exists in most repair shops.Although originally designed for auto mechanics, the Maxxeon WorkStar™ will also serve the needs of HVAC and industrial technicians, emergency services personnel and campers and trekkers. The light weight, compact size and long lasting light make it a versatile lighting tool to anyone who needs a portable, cordless light source.The benefits to campers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts are numerous. Having excellent light output using lower current means enthusiasts can have a bright light that will run for several hours between charging in a low weight package. It also means that since the LED light source is virtually unbreakable, a person will not get stuck in the woods without a light. More about this new lighting tool can be found at Maxxeon Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of portable lighting solutions for the workplace, based in Ottawa Canada.™ Maxxeon, WorkStar, Maxxeon WorkStar and Maxxeon - Light where you need it! are trademarks of Maxxeon, Inc. Luxeon is a trademark of Philips Lumileds Lighting Company.

John Schira, Director of Business Development Maxxeon Inc. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada tel. (877) 621-0005 fax: (519) 620-2011

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