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Salt Lake City –– Goal Zero is introducing a combination LED solar-powered lantern and USB charging hub at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market here today.
The Lighthouse 250 Lantern & USB Power Hub features a 250-lumen LED that provides up to 48 hours of illumination on a single charge. Users can power the lantern via USB before heading out or with the integrated hand crank once they’re in the field, or with one of Goal Zero's portable solar panels. The Lighthouse doubles as a recharger that can be used to power any mobile USB device.
In addition, the company announced a partnership with Eddie Bauer to market a solar-powered tent. The Katabatic 2 is a two-person, 36-square-foot tent with an integrated with a weather-resistant 18-watt monocrystalline silicon solar panel and wiring to hook up to the company's Sherpa 50 or Yeti portable solar generator.
“Technology plays a big role in the time we spend outdoors. It allows us to track, photograph, and share our adventures with friends and family,” said Joe Atkin, president and CEO of Goal Zero. “The Lighthouse 250 and Katabatic 2 tent provide the power and light to help take advantage of that technology in even the most remote locations.”
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