Maglite® has improved on its famous line of USA-made flashlights. The new ML25LT LED 2 and 3 C-cell flashlight was shown at the OPPA show in Cleveland Ohio last week. This show is for promotional product distributors only. So if you want to see a sample of this new torch, just ask your favorite promotional product distributor. The brightness is 177 lumens, 2 hours (2C cells) and 173 lumens, 18 hours (3C cells).
If you want a Maglite engraved with your company logo, that can be done, too. Your logo will look white against the color background of the barrel. The white color is caused by the reaction between the laser engraving and the base metal, aluminum.
Who uses Maglites? Your customers do. Why not put your logo where is counts, and will last forever? Big users are: real estate salesmen, inspectors, plumbers, electricians, construction estimators, carpenters, contractors, HVAC installers, exterminators, basement waterproofers, furnace repair men, chimney inspectors, and homeowners.
Brian Debottis (of Starline) showed me the best and brightest engraved flashlights at the OPPA show in Cleveland Ohio last week. I have one of these Triple Output LED CREE FL142 flashlights, and tried it out one night. It can light up the complete side of a building. It’s bright enough to be able to paint the side of your house at night! Currently, I keep it in my boat. When working in the engine compartment, you need a super bright light, and this flashlight fills the bill.
There are 2 secrets to its brightness. First, is the CREE bulb. CREE bulbs are extremely brighter that an ordinary LED bulb or an incandescent bulb. Second, there are 9 AA batteries inside. If they are all connected in series, that would give it 13.5 volts to work with. No wonder it is rated at 1050 Lumens.
The FL142 can be laser engraved with your corporate logo. This makes for a long-lasting, appreciated gift when you present it to your best customers.
Just like the Marcellus Shale gas supply, a deeper shale layer promises to provide gas, too. Pennsylvania drillers are cashing in on this new layer, the Utica shale. Marcellus shale is about 7,000 feet below the surface of Pennsylvania. Utica shale is another 2,000 feet below that. The Texas company, Range Resources Corp. has drilled into the Utica layer in SW Pennsylvania, where they have already drilled many wells into the Marcellus layer. Marcellus shale is estimated to contain 50 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That’s enough to supply the East Coast for about 50 years. Consol Energy tapped into the Utica formation and has a well that produces 1.5 million cubic feet of gas each day, in Belmont County, Ohio. Gas in both layers is obtained by hydraulic fracturing (fracking). That is the pumping of millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals and sand. This method cracks open the shale and releases the gas.
From Associated Press, Feb. 23, 2011 as reported in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Feb. 22, quoting Penn State professor, Terry Engelder.