EAGLEVILLE, PA—November is American Diabetes Month®, and Streamlight Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting equipment, is doing its part to shine a light on this serious health problem through sales of a specially marked Red Nano Light®. A portion of sales proceeds of the miniature keychain light benefit the American Diabetes Association® Research Foundation.
Streamlight donates $1.00 to the organization for each of these Nano Lights sold as part of the company’s Lights For A Cause program. Proceeds help support research to prevent and find a cure for diabetes, a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Since introducing the light last year, the company has donated more than $6,500 to the Foundation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. Another 86 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Recent estimates predict that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless steps are taken to stop the disease. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
“This Red Nano Light is Streamlight’s way of helping to educate people about this critical health issue that affects so many of us,” says Streamlight president and CEO Ray Sharrah. “We’re proud to use our Lights For A Cause program to benefit the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation as it seeks to find a cure for this disease, and to improve the lives of all people affected by it.”
The tiny keychain light measures 1.47 inches in length and weighs only 0.36 ounces. Fabricated from machined aircraft aluminum, the light runs up to eight hours, is powered by four IEC-LR41 coin cells, and delivers 10 lumens.
The light features a rotating on/off head switch, a nonrotating snap hook for easy one-handed operation when attached to a keychain, and a FOB that features the Stop Diabetes® logo. The MSRP is $12.48. The light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
For more information about diabetes, visit www.diabetes.org.
For more information about Streamlight, visit www.streamlight.com.