LED Flashlight delivers 7 1/2 hr continuous runtime.

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Powered by 12 V Max Litheon(TM) battery, FL11 High Intensity LED Flashlight utilizes 3 LEDs and completely recharges in 30 min. With 1.6 lb weight and ergonomic chassis, unit is suited for all-day use in cramped quarters, such as attics, basements, crawlspaces, and ductwork. Stainless steel belt hook enables flashlight to be stowed between uses.

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New Bosch Litheon(TM) Flashlight Offers Hours of LED Light in a Compact, Affordable Package

Bosch FL11 lets users swap batteries with all 12V Max Litheon tools!

Mount Prospect, Ill., July 2, 2008 - Looking for a compact, heavy-duty flashlight that will deliver enough clear, bright LED light to illuminate a whole day's work? The new FL11 Litheon(TM) High Intensity LED Flashlight from Bosch Power Tools and Accessories is the perfect choice.

Powered by Bosch's proven 12V Max Litheon ultra-compact lithium-ion battery platform - the same batteries inside Bosch's award-winning PS20 Pocket Driver and PS40 Impactor - the FL11 delivers up to seven-and-a-half hours of continuous runtime and completely re-charges in only 30 minutes. Even with its phenomenal battery charge life, the FL11 still offers users brighter, crisper illumination than its incandescent predecessors thanks to a brilliant three-bulb LED beam.

Since LED bulbs are more robust than incandescent bulbs, with a thicker housing and no fragile wire filament, the FL11 boasts a lifetime of more than 10,000 hours. That's almost five years worth of continuous use without a bulb replacement. For many professionals, the FL11 could last the better part of a career with proper battery management.

With a weight of barely 1.6 pounds and a comfortable ergonomic chassis that easily fits in the palms of most users' hands, the FL11 is ideal for all-day use in cramped quarters - attics, basements, crawspaces, cabinets, duct work, electronics applications and more. A sturdy stainless steel belt hook makes it easy to stow between uses. The FL11 is also friendly on the wallet, with a retail price of only $39.99.

The Bosch FL11 12V Max LED Flashlight is sold as a flashlight only. Bosch 12V Max batteries and chargers are available separately or with other Bosch 12V Max cordless tools. The FL11 is covered by Bosch's standard power tool warranty and is eligible to be registered in the Bosch 3-Year ProVantage Protection Plan. It will be available through authorized Bosch distributors nationwide this summer. To find out more, users may visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.

*Bosch now refers to its ultra-compact Litheon battery platform as "12V Max." The change is due to lithium ion battery voltage rating standards that have been adopted in the marketplace since Bosch first introduced its ultra-compact Litheon products in 2006.The new terminology, which replaces 10.8V, is meant to reduce confusion in the marketplace between maximum voltage and nominal voltage. For more information, go to 12Vmax.com.

About Bosch Power Tools and Accessories:

Bosch Power Tools and Accessories is one of the divisions within the $1 billion, 4,000 employee strong Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite and allow professionals to take control of their work. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com.

About Bosch Group:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 271,000 associates generated sales of 46.3 billion euros (over $63 billion) in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering."

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo-technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 70 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with reported sales of $9.5 billion in fiscal 2007. For more information on the company, visit www.boschusa.com.

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