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STREAMLIGHT® INTRODUCES HIGH-OUTPUT 4AA PROPOLYMAX™
EAGLEVILLE, PA — May 8, 2013 — Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the 4AA ProPolymax™, the brightest addition to Streamlight's ProPolymer® family. Delivering 300 lumens on high, the light also features Streamlight's flexible TEN-TAP™ programming. The new light has a Class 1, Division 2 safety rating for use in hazardous locations.
"The new 4AA ProPolymax combines an impact- and chemical-resistant engineering polymer casing, and C4® LED technology to create a virtually indestructible, super bright light," said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. "It's the perfect light for industrial, automotive, fire/rescue and other personnel who frequently find themselves in punishing and potentially hazardous work environments."
The TEN-TAP programmable switch enables users to select from among three programs: high/low/strobe (factory default); high only; or low/high. The multi-function, push-button tactical tail switch allows for one-handed operation of the light's modes. The new light delivers 300 lumens and a 2-hour and 45-minute run time on high; 50 lumens and 24-hour run time on low. The strobe setting offers a run time of 6 continuous hours. The light's smooth parabolic reflector produces a tight beam with optimum peripheral illumination.
The safety rating for the 4AA ProPolymax is Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D; Class II, Division 2, Groups F, G; and Class III Hazardous Locations or Non-Hazardous Locations only. The 4AA ProPolymax weighs 8.2 ounces with included batteries, measures 7 inches in length and uses four (4) "AA" size alkaline batteries. The light fits the Streamlight helmet mount, designed for fire helmets. It also can be used with a Streamlight belt clip, as well as the Poly Mount kit, which includes clip-on and self-adhesive mounts for hard hats. It is available in high visibility yellow, orange or black. The 4AA ProPolymax has an MSRP of $75.00, and includes Streamlight's Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. is marking 40 years of making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, weapon light/laser sighting devices and vehicle solar charging devices for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488 or visit www.streamlight.com. UPDATED

STREAMLIGHT® HEADLAMPS FEATURE IMPROVED BRIGHTNESS AND DESIGN
EAGLEVILLE, PA — May 6, 2013 — Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, has updated the design of three of its signature headlamps, the Argo®, Septor®, and Trident®. The enhanced lights feature brighter LEDs and greatly improved design features, essentially making them all-new headlamps with familiar names.
"Streamlight has upgraded the performance and design features of these headlamps to take advantage of the latest technology innovations, and address the hands-free lighting needs of end-users, including industrial and automotive professionals, first responders and outdoor enthusiasts alike," said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. "Each of the lights offers a unique balance of features, and is meant for different applications, depending on how the light will be used, such as for long-range distance lighting, close-up work or for a broad range of everyday uses."
The new Argo headlamp features a white C4® LED with three output modes: High for maximum output (150 lumens) with a long-range beam distance; Medium for intense brightness (100 lumens) and longer run times; and Low for extended run times and a less intense beam (45 lumens). The Argo is designed for tasks that require bright white light with a far-reaching beam, such as checking utility lines from the ground or for lighting an outdoor path. The updated Septor headlamp is ideal for detail work or for working at arm's length.
It offers three modes, including 7 LEDs for close-at-hand tasks (120 lumens); 3 LEDs for light without glare (45 lumens); and 1 LED for an extended 55-hour run time. The multi-purpose Trident headlamp offers the broadest range of lighting applications for everyday use, meeting lighting needs for both close-up and distance work.
It features three lighting modes: 1 white C4 LED for bright light and strong beam distance (80 lumens, 126 meters); (3) 5mm LEDs for intense brightness and longer run time (35 lumens, 10 hours); and (1) 5mm LED for an extended, 53-hour run time. Each new headlamp also offers a redesigned and more robust ratchet system for the 90° tilting head; a co-molded rubber body for even greater durability; and a push-button switch that is easier to use when wearing gloves, and recessed to protect it from being turned on accidentally.
The new lights also feature Streamlight's new low-level battery indicator, a red LED that flashes when voltage is low and batteries are nearly depleted. The new Argo weighs only 5.4 ounces, while the Septor and Trident lights both weigh 5.5 ounces. All three headlamps are IPX4 rated for water resistance. Each includes elastic and rubber head straps and comes with Streamlight's Limited Lifetime Warranty.
The MSRPs for the Argo, Septor and Trident remain the same: $49.00, $51.00 and $38.00, respectively. Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. is marking 40 years of making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike.
Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, weapon light/laser sighting devices and vehicle solar charging devices for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488 or visit www.streamlight.com.

RAYOVAC TO RELEASE NEW PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
Madison, WI. - May 1, 2013 Keeping children safe has always been a top priority for Rayovac. To tackle this priority head on, Rayovac has developed new coin cell packaging that aims to decrease the likelihood of accidental battery ingestion.
Three substantial updates have been made to increase safety: 1: Updated warnings on the front and back sides of the battery pack. 2: Individual sealing around cells in multipacks to ensure unused batteries remain secure in pack. 3: Trapping the blister between two cards making it more difficult for children to open.
According to research, of the 6% of coin cell ingestions that occurred due to consumers retrieving the battery directly from the packaging, the majority were obtained from packs that were already open. The trapped blister coin cell packs will largely decrease the number of batteries that are inadvertently swallowed by children. Once the initial battery is used, the cut off portion can be thrown away leaving a complete package with no open crevices or exposed blister.
Children will find this package virtually impossible to open and thus give up on their curious pursuit of placing the battery in their mouth. Updating the product’s warning labels is the simplest way to increase packaging safety. The current warning label details the risk of bodily harm if the battery is swallowed. Emboldening the warning label and putting a warning on the front of the pack is an update that certainly lends itself to increased safety. Half the battle is making parents aware of the hazards associated with coin cells. Providing an updated warning can make the message clearer to parents that coin cells need to be out of the reach of small children. Buying packs with multiple cells is now safer than ever. Safety is the one trend that never gets old. Check out this link to learn more about lithium coin cell safety: http://www.rayovac.com/Learning/Coin-Cell-Safety.aspx

EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES PARTER WITH BMW MOTORSPORT 2013
Gennevilliers, France – April 10, 2013 – Bursting with energy for the second joint DTM collaboration, Exide Technologies (NASDAQ:XIDE), a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, and BMW Motorsport will continue their partnership for 2013 and beyond.
As in the previous season, Joey Hand (US) will sit behind the wheel of the BMW M3 DTM in the colours of the official partner, Exide. “Energy is self-evidently a key topic in motorsport”, said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “What could be better than to have an official partner who is such an expert in matters of generating and storing energy as Exide Technologies is? We worked together fantastically well in our first season in 2012, so we are very excited to be continuing our partnership over the coming years.”
Michael Ostermann, President of Exide Technologies Europe, added: “The partnership with BMW Motorsport proved to be very successful in 2012, with BMW winning all championship titles in their comeback season. 
Exide’s involvement in the DTM series has reinforced the company’s brand image as one of the leading premium battery and energy storage suppliers worldwide. We are therefore excited about continuing this partnership with BMW and Joey Hand in 2013 and beyond. We are convinced Joey will have a very successful 2013 season after his debut in the DTM last year.”
Driving his first DTM season for BMW team RMG, Hand finished in the points twice and managed to be the only BMW driver to be classified as a finisher in every race. Thanks to the experience gained in 2012, the American, who is also driving for BMW Team RLL in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), is in a strong position to continue improving in 2013. “The 2012 DTM season was incredibly exciting for me, but very challenging as well,” said Hand. “As I didn’t know any of the racetracks, I had a slight handicap every race weekend. This will be different in 2013, so I reckon with my new team, BMW team RBM, I will be able to get the most out of our complete package right from the very start.”

BRAND COMPANY INC. RECEIVES RAYOVAC OUTSTANDING INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTOR AWARD Rayovac Recognizes Distributor’s Loyalty, Diligence   MADISON, WIS., April 3, 2012 – In honor of exceptional performance in sales and distribution of Rayovac products for the quarter ending in March, Rayovac has awarded Brand Company Inc the Rayovac Outstanding Industrial Distributor Award.
This highly respected award recognizes distributors and the crucial role they play in the industrial market, and awards them for their loyalty, persistence in making excellent sales decisions and overall outstanding performance.
Founded in 1984 by Kenneth Brand in South Hamilton, MA, Brand Company adopted the logo slogan “Specialists in Batteries and Lighting Products” as it grew and honed in a focus on the industrial marketplace. Its primary market is industrial dealers and end users, including the medical, public safety, utility, hospitality and electrical markets throughout the country.
Brand Company’s growth over the last year has been outstanding. Compared to last year in this quarter, sales are up 84%, and sales compared to last quarter are up 21%. Thus, Brand Company is on track to double last fiscal year’s sales, with numbers from this fiscal year – only halfway finished – already close to exceeding sales from the prior year.
“Rayovac is so fortunate to have a distributor as hard-working and diligent as Brand Company,” said Kim Olson, Division Vice President, Industrial, Government and OEM Sales.  "We look forward to the continuing expansion of our partnership for years to come.” Though it took time to develop a solid working relationship with the company, Brand Company has more than proven the impressive results it can accomplish.
While most of its sales involve Rayovac UltraPro Alkaline shrink-wrapped batteries, Brand Company also sells a wide variety of Rayovac products including heavy duty, lantern and specialty batteries, as well as some lighting devices. About Rayovac Rayovac, a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, is a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation.  
Backed by a long history of bringing the latest innovations to the marketplace, Rayovac offers a full range of high-performance batteries to meet the power needs of today’s consumers.  From long-lasting alkaline batteries to advanced green rechargeable technology to the world’s top-selling, longest lasting mercury free hearing aid battery, Rayovac’s state-of-the-art products offer more power for the money.  The company also manufactures a wide selection of high-quality flashlights.  For more information, visit www.rayovac.com.    


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