UCO Introduces Grown-Up Outdoor Lighting Collection
July 5, 2016
45 years after its Original Candle Lantern hit the market, heritage lighting brand UCO is proud to introduce a grown-up collection of outdoor lighting accessories. These versatile lanterns represent a new elevated standard in outdoor lighting. The result is a collection of lanterns that are easy to pack, simple to place and cast a wide, adjustable dome of light right where you want it.
UCO’s Elevated Light collection prevents the harsh glare and narrow circles of light associated with eye-level lighting by raising the source overhead to mimic the cozy indoors. Using the “Wrap, Connect, Lift” system, UCO’s new lanterns create brighter, more pleasing light wherever you go, from the backyard to the backcountry. Shock cord mounts wrap high around branches, bars or guy lines for a snug fit. Magnetized models connect firmly to hang all over your campsite, and table-top lanterns with extension necks lift to light up your late-night card games.
UCO’s new Sitka lantern embodies the Lift line with its extendable arm, which raises the Super Bright LED light source from 12.5” to 26”, increasing the lighting area by four times. Raise the extension arm for reduced glare and fewer shadows, or keep it collapsed for softer, diffused lighting. The Sitka also features an infinity dial for a customized glow, as well as a leather carrying handle.
New options in the Wrap product line include the Leschi and Hyak lanterns, both of which collapse into flashlights and feature a patented shock cord mounting system. The Leschi is compact and extremely lightweight at just 1.6 oz. Its 110 lumens can project up to 400 feet, and one AA battery powers it for four hours. The Hyak is slightly larger and brighter at 180 lumens. It features four lighting modes: high, medium, low and strobe, and in an industry first, a can and bottle mount system that lets you snap it onto the top of your beer or soda.
The first of four models in the Connect line is the Madrona, a super bright, 300 lumen lantern that includes a removable magnetic puck and hanging cord in the base for quick and easy attachment. You can place the Madrona on a picnic table for traditional use, or elevate it to hang from a tent or tree. An infinity dial allows for fine tuning of light output so the glow is just right.
The new UCO lanterns will be on display at Summer Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City at the Industrial Revolution booth #40.
Cascadian born in 1971, UCO (pronounced “you-co”) provides trusted essentials in heat, light, and power that can be used from the backcountry to the backyard. Delivering light where you need it, UCO’s versatile product line includes the Original Candle Lantern™, LED Lighting, Stormproof Matches™, StakeLights™, and portable grills. UCO is a division of Industrial Revolution, Inc., a Seattle-based company that manufactures and distributes products enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.