MEDIA RELEASE 14 March 2008 Light anytime, anywhere from Anaconda The new Spinifex Dynamo lanterns from outdoor adventure retailer Anaconda can be charged by winding a handle or by charging them before you leave home. The portable lanterns that run on the energy-saving LED lights come in two strengths – 15 or 24 LED. They also include a hook or can sit on a flat surface. Both models can be charged by winding a handle or with batteries, plus the 24 LED lantern can also be charged by plugging it into mains power before you leave home. Once wound for a minute the lantern provides up to 20 minutes of light and if charged using mains power or batteries the lantern will last for up to five hours, making it a reliable light source for around the campsite, on the fishing boat or around the BBQ in the backyard. Available from Anaconda stores nationally the lanterns are $49.97 for the 15 LED model and $79.97 for the 24 LED model. Anaconda was founded in November 2004 by Toby Darvall, after selling his share in a camping and army surplus wholesale business he co-founded 13 years previously. He had formerly been a business reporter at Melbourne’s popular daily, The Age. Anaconda currently has ten stores – one in NSW, four in Queensland, two in Victoria, two in WA and one in SA, with expansion plans throughout Australia in the near future. Anaconda can be contacted on 1300 669 137 or by visiting www.anaconda.com.au. Released for Anaconda by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au) For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413 4244.