March 2012 News

LED LENSERĀ® USA PARTNERS WITH OPERATION SMILE TO BRING LIGHT TO CLEFT SURGERIES FOR CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

Portland, Oregon March 29, 2012 - LED LENSER USA is partnering with Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, to supply their doctors with portable lighting for their highly technical operations. LED LENSER, a Leatherman Tool Group company, will be supplying multiple units of their powerful H14R rechargeable headlamp to Operation Smile, so they can provide free surgery for children suffering from facial deformities around the world.

"We're used to hearing about our products being used by people for things like camping and, say projects at home," said VP of Marketing Roger Bjorklund. "When we got the call from Operation Smile with the request to donate lights for medical operations, at first it was a surprise, but it totally made sense for their needs. It's a real honor to know our products will play such an important role in such a life-changing event for a child in need."

Operation Smile's medical volunteers perform delicate and demanding reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate, and whose parents can't afford the surgery they so desperately need. Lighting that is both portable and powerful enough for the kind of detail they are tasked with, is difficult to find in some of the remote locations in the developing countries where they work. The H14R headlamp provides 200-plus lumens of bright and focusable light on a pivoting head with three comfortable straps for extended wear.

"The LED LENSER headlamp was the perfect solution, being so bright, powerful and rechargeable," said Lisa Jardanhazy, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Operation Smile. "We had some of our doctors in the field test it out and they were unanimously impressed with the comfort and powerful beam. We've very excited to be working with LED LENSER to get these lights out to our medical volunteers worldwide."

About LED Lenser USA

LED LENSER, a Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. company produces lights and headlamps, for everything from camping, diving, running, hunting and fishing to industrial trades, DIY and law enforcement. Sizes range from keychain to 1000+ lumen, heavy-duty defense lamps. MSRP ranges from $15.00 to $500.00 USD. All lights are backed by a five-year warranty. For more information about the Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., or LED LENSER USA contact Juli Warner, Public Relations Manager, juli.warner@leatherman.com, or visit the company online at www.ledlenser.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ledlenserusa.

About Operation Smile

Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is an international children's medical charity that works in more than 60 countries, whose network of more than 5,000 medical volunteers from over 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 2 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. To build long-term self-sufficiency in developing countries, Operation Smile trains local doctors and medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their own local communities, donates medical equipment and supplies, and provides year-round medical treatment through Comprehensive Care Centers.

For more information about Operation Smile's global efforts, please visit www.operationsmile.org. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/operationsmile and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/operationsmile.