Consumer batteries manufacturer VARTA, is extending its range of compact lights with four new additions – a pocket-sized key chain light, rechargeable car light and two multi LED lights – which it describes as ideal impulse lines for retailers.

The key chain Light is made of durable zinc alloy, designed to be tough enough to survive alongside a set of keys. A 5mm cool white LED is controlled through a one-press activation button for ease of use. The light then automatically shuts off after 10 minutes to conserve battery power. Attached to a key ring, it’s ideal for ensuring someone has access to a light if ever they need it when out and about.

The compact rechargeable 12V car light is compatible with all makes and models of car that have the standard 12V charging slot or cigarette lighter. It’s designed for keeping in the car, as it can be stored in the cigarette lighter so the driver always knows where to find it. It can then be popped into a pocket for use on the go, and returned to the 12V slot for charging after use. It also features an anodized aluminium case so it’s durable and shock resistant.

The two multi LED flashlights have been designed to offer great performance and value for money, being an ideal size to keep in the glove box of a car or in the pocket while out walking. They have a sleek aluminium casing, but are also robust enough to survive shocks. The lights come in two sizes and powers. The 2AA offers a beam range of up to 23m and the 2C extends up to a huge 32m.

Anthony Sewart, sales director at VARTA Consumer Batteries UK, said: “We are finding that consumers want lighting solutions that are compact, portable and reliable. These extensions to our range tick all three boxes. All products are ideal impulse lines for grocery and convenience retailers – they will work well positioned at till point or aisle ends.”

VARTA has also launched a free-to-download app to help consumers make the right decision when it comes to powering their gadgets.

The app, which is available on both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, will also help consumers identify the right type of battery for their device based on its energy requirements.