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Makita launches three new radio lanterns

Makita lanterns

Makita has launched three new cordless radio lanterns for its LXT and XGT battery platforms. The DMR055, DMR056 and MR009G have all been designed to offer functions and entertainment for both leisure and professional applications.

The DMR055 18V/14.4V LXT Cordless Lantern is a work light delivering ultra-bright illumination, versatility, and convenience. Featuring a built-in AM/FM radio, and lamp extending to 360-degree light coverage, users can choose between lighting the entire workspace or a focused area thanks to its flexible settings. The lantern is also equipped with a memory function to recall the user’s preferred brightness and light tone levels. For convenience and mobility, this new product features a strap with hook, allowing the lantern to be hung up to illuminate upwards, horizontally or towards the floor.

The 18V/14.4V LXT DMR056 and 40VMax XGT MR009GZ are packed with further features in addition to the above, including an LCD digital display, Bluetooth and DAB/DAB+ Radio station frequency. Users can choose from two brightness settings and three light tone settings: Daylight White, Neutral White and Warm White. What’s more, the DMR056 and MR009GZ also have two flashlight modes: torch and strobe and are equipped with a USB output port for charging mobile devices.

Makita has designed its latest additions to offer impressive continuous run times: On a single, full battery charge, the 18V LXT DMR055 has a radio run time of 52 hours, a lantern run time of 16 hours, or a combination of 12 hours (when used with the 5.0Ah BL1850B battery). The 18V LXT DMR056 has a radio run time of 44 hours, a lantern run time of 16 hours, a combination of 12 hours, or a flashlight run time of 30 hours (using the 5.0Ah BL1850B battery). For professionals using the XGT battery platform, the 40VMax MR009G provides 51 hours of radio time, a lantern run time of 34 hours, a combination of 21 hour, or a flashlight run time of 66 hours (when used with the BL4050F 5Ah battery).

Speaking on the new additions, Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK says: “While power tools are what we are known for, Makita aims to bring performance, quality and convenience on site in various ways. For this reason, we are very excited to be launching our new range of lantern radios – equipped with an impressive light and sound quality radio, and even more impressive battery run time.”

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