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Stand Tall With STANLEY® Illumination Tools
Innovation in Illumination goes on and on at The Stanley Works

SUMMARY: Stanley adds a new flashlight to its illumination tool line with the introduction of the STANLEY® MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod LED flashlight. With its innovative tripod design, this new light provides a hands-free option with just the push of a button. The new flashlight also incorporates an articulating head which allows the user to aim a focused beam of light where it is needed. Like its first cousin, the MaxLife™ 369™, the new tripod design flashlight is capable of generating more than 200 hours of continuous light. Utilizing parallel energy cell technology, in conjunction with six bright-white, solid-state LEDs, the MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod won’t leave you in the dark. Traditional incandescent flashlights could consume as many as 10 sets of batteries before the new MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod flashlight would require new batteries. Weather-resistant and durable, this flashlight incorporates anodized aluminum space frame construction with a graphite/ABS composite head.

NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut, July 21, 2005 – Stanley (NYSE: SWK) continues to grow its illumination tool line with the addition of the STANLEY® MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod LED flashlight. The light combines emerging LED technology with an innovative tripod design that provides the option of hands-free operation. The MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod flashlight makes tough jobs easier especially in hard to reach areas where the tool’s hands-free design and articulating head allow the user to focus light where it’s needed. Generating more than 200 hours of continuous run-time when loaded with a full complement of batteries, and unlike other flashlights on the market, the MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod LED flashlight incorporates parallel energy cell technology.

“Parallel energy cell technology refers to the manner in which each aluminum cell or battery compartment operates in conjunction with the electronic circuitry in the light,” said Randy Marzicola, product marketing manager for STANLEY® Illumination Tools. “The circuitry controls the flow of the current, maximizing the load to the system receiving the energy; in this case the LEDs.”

In most traditional flashlights, if one battery has low voltage, it can draw energy from the other batteries, and the overall performance of the product will suffer. Parallel energy cell technology controls the flow of the current between the aluminum cells to maximize run-time performance.

As an added benefit, end users can regulate the amount of run-time they require. For example, in preparation for an emergency, a user could maximize run-time capacity by loading each aluminum cell; totaling 9 AA batteries (3 per leg cell). However, if a user had only 3 AA batteries, they could operate the light with the same intensity as if all 9 batteries were used, while still providing almost 75 hours of run-time.

The STANLEY® MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod LED flashlight brings distinctive new innovative design and optimal durability driven by its unique structure and functions. The flashlight incorporates six bright-white, solid-state LEDs behind a shatter-resistant, pre-focused polycarbonate lens capable of withstanding severe impact. A four-position switch controls the amount of light generated (High/Medium/Low/Off) and a blinking red low-power indicator light automatically activates a warning to let the user know the batteries need to be replaced.

“The STANLEY® MaxLife™ 369 Tripod flashlight offers new innovation to a category that has seen limited progress in recent times,” said Gary van Deursen, vice president innovation and design for The Stanley Works. “The tripod stand featured in this product frees up the users hands to conveniently access hard to reach areas which comes in handy in emergencies such as changing a flat tire or adjusting leaky pipes under the sink.”

The suggested retail price for the Stanley MaxLife™ 369™ Tripod LED flashlight is $34.99.

Both lights will be available at hardware stores and home centers wherever Stanley® products are sold. For more information, please visit www.stanleyworks.com.

The Stanley Works (NYSE: "SWK") is a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools and security solutions. Consumer products include hand tools, mechanics tools, tool storage, and hardware. Industrial tools include fastening systems, industrial mechanics tools and tool storage, auto assembly tools, storage systems, professional laser measuring and leveling tools and hydraulic attachments. Security Solutions includes the integration and supplying of security systems and access control solutions, including automatic door and locking systems for commercial applications. The Stanley Works utilizes the Stanley Fulfillment System, its proprietary comprehensive continuous improvement program, to achieve total satisfaction wherever our processes touch our customers.

Our innovative Consumer and Industrial products help people utilize their skills, express their creativity and realize their visions on work sites around the globe. Brand names include Stanley®, Husky®, Goldblatt®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, La Bounty®, Vidmar®, CST®, David White® and ZAG®. Our Security Solutions brands include Stanley®, Best®, Blick® and Frisco Bay®.

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