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L-Boxx and jobsite light in one: The GLI PortaLED Professional from Bosch

  • L-Boxx with integrated floodlight in the lid
  • Robust with 60 long-life LEDs
  • Three brightness settings
  • Available in L-Boxx sizes 136 and 238
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  • August 09, 2012
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The GLI PortaLED Professional from Bosch is unique because it is an L-Boxx and a jobsite light in one. The floodlight integrated into the lid is made up of 60 LEDs. These are considerably more robust and shock-resis­tant than other light sources: the GLI PortaLED Professional can withstand a load weight of up to 100 kilograms. With three brightness settings and four possible positioning angles – from closed L-Boxx, to two lockable set­tings, through to completely open L-Boxx – it always lights up the work area on the jobsite precisely as required.

The GLI PortaLED Professional weighs just less than 3.7 kilograms in the standard L-Boxx size 136 including 14.4 volt battery with 3.0 Ah, which is about 1.5 kilograms more than a normal L-Boxx. The tools required for work are transported in this box, so you have the light with you virtually all of the time and it is there when you need it. At the same time, professional tradespeople do not have to transport a conventional jobsite light, which is often heavier.

As with all L-Boxxes, the GLI PortaLED Professional can be stacked using a click system, and it has built-in design elements on the front to easily distinguish it from other boxes when several of them are stacked together. It can be powered by either a 14.4 or an 18 volt lithium-ion battery. Using a fully charged 18 volt battery with 3.0 Ah and the highest brightness setting, its floodlight lasts for about three hours. It can even be used during transport because the GLI PortaLED Professional is designed to close even with the battery inserted, which ensures that nothing is in the way. This enables professionals, for example, to safely find their way on poorly lit jobsites.

Available solo or in a set
The GLI PortaLED Professional will be available at specialist retail outlets from September 2012 onwards in the sizes 136 and 238 for a price of 149 and 154 euros plus VAT. From September to December 2012, professionals can also benefit from a special introductory offer: two different sets are available, consisting of the GLI PortaLED Professional 136 and a choice of a cordless drill/driver with 14.4 or 18 volts. The prices per set are between 349 and 399 euros plus VAT.

 Introductory price
 in a set with
 GSR 14,4 V-LI
 GSR 18 V-LI
 Comes complete with
 Price (excluding
 Professional 136
 2 x 3.0 Ah
 Quick charger
349 euros
 Professional 136
 2 x 3.0 Ah-Akku
 Quick charger
 399 euros

 Specifications GLI PortaLED Professional
 (Jobsite light in L-Boxx)
 Power supply 14.4 or 18 V lithium-ion battery
 Brightness [lumen] 1,200
 Brightness [lux 1m/2m] 1,700/500
 Number of LEDs 60
 Brightness settings 3 (30%, 70%, 100%)
 Possible positioning angles 4
 Available sizes
 (correspond to conventional L-Boxxes)
 136, 238
 Weight including 14.4 volt battery
 with 3.0 Ah (136/238)
 approx. 3.7/4.2 kg

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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