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Press Release: Illuminated Specialty Tools
 9/20/2011  by 
Built-in LEDs shed light where it's needed for close-up, dark-area work.

(New York) – Working inside those dark, confined spaces on the job just got a lot easier. LEDvisionTM, an all-new line of precision specialty tools—each incorporating bright white LED lighting for on-the-spot illumination—has been added to the UltraTECHTM specialty tool line from General Tools & Instruments, the leading supplier of specialty hand tools and electronic test equipment for the Hardware, Woodworking, Machining, Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC/R industries.

Latest in the LEDvisionTM line is the UltraTECHTM Lighted Inspection Mirror. This useful tool incorporates a 2-in. by 3-in. fully polished glass mirror topped with 2 extra-bright LED bulbs. Its ergonomically designed, 8-in. handles extends out to 33-in for a really long reach. The Mirror features a 360º swivel joint for those very hard-to-see areas. The unit is powered by 2 CR-2032 batteries.

The Lighted Inspection Mirror joins the other useful tools in the UltraTECHTM family. These include:

  • Lighted Tweezers – A set of three handy, all-purpose tweezers designed for better gripping and user control. Currently sold individually, they include pointed, bent and blunt tips useful for a variety of tasks. Each features a bright LED powered by 3 LR41 batteries.
  • Lighted Mechanical Pick-ups –These long-reach lighted mechanical pick-ups are available in 12-, 24-, and 36-inch lengths for getting into those hard-to-reach spots. When the handle is depressed, a four-pronged grabber extends from the tip and an LED centered in the tip illuminates the task at hand.
  • LumiLENSTM Lighted Magnifier – For those small, dark, hard-to-see jobs, this is the perfect solution. The lighted magnifier has a large, shatter-resistant, 3½ in., 3x lens with a smaller 6x inset lens. The handle converts to a stand for hands-free use, and a bright LED bulb powered by two AA batteries provides plenty of light.
  • The 6-in-1 Lighted Screwdriver Set – This highly useful tool includes six tips—2 each of flat blade, Philips and Torx. It offers a comfortable, non-slip, cushioned grip with a powerful LED bulb powered by 3 LR44 batteries. Includes a hard rubber bit organizer. 

"We are excited about the expansion of the General Tools product line and the new products that we are introducing in 2010," said Joe Ennis, President and CEO. "General Tools & Instruments is committed to providing new and unique products on a continual basis." 

There's no reason to be afraid of the dark any longer! General Tools & Instruments' expanding LEDvisionTM line of precision, lighted, specialty tools is sure to have what you need to work in those dark, confined and hard-to-reach areas. All of the tools in the line will be available for order at the 2010 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, May 4-6, 2010, and are available for purchase at select industrial supply houses, home centers and hardware stores. For more information, see the Illuminated Tools section of the General Tools & Instruments website at

About General Tools & Instruments Company

Headquartered in New York City for more than 85 years, General Tools is the industry leader in specialty tools and instruments. Its recent acquisition of Mannix Instruments, a manufacturer of high-quality handheld electronic test and measurement equipment, has expanded General's product line to include over 2,000 precision tools and instruments. This vast array of products is widely used by consumers, contractors, woodworkers, hobbyists, electricians, plumbers and professionals in industrial maintenance, HVAC/R installation and inspection, occupational health & safety and home inspection.

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