Posts Tagged ‘LED headlamp’

5 LED Headlamp Etiquette Tips for Outdoorsmen

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

LED headlamp at dinnerOutdoor enthusiasts love LED headlamps. You can strap one onto your forehead and then forget about it while you go about your nighttime business bathed in powerful light.


Tips for Choosing an LED Headlamp

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

LED headlamps are one of the latest accessories to gain popularity among outdoor enthusiasts and those who like to work with their hands. These headlamps come equipped with light emitting diodes, or LED lights, which provide a brighter light than traditional lights used in headlamps. LED lights use less battery power than traditional flashlights, thus providing significantly more hours of light. Consequently, an LED headlamp is 90 percent more efficient than one that does not use LEDs.


5 Northwest Caves to Explore

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

ape cave lava tubeThe Pacific Northwest doesn’t have the reputation for crushing heat that some regions have, but in an area known for its heavy rainfall and mild temperatures, the hottest days of summer can stand out sharply in contrast. Some outdoor adventurers like to beat the heat by exploring cool, shady locations such as caves.


Choosing LED Lights for Bicycles

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Bicycle LightAs people are increasingly choosing to rely on bicycles as their primary mode of transportation, more and more cyclists are now sharing the road with cars. Because bicyclists are more vulnerable to injury than motorists, it’s important to practice proper bicycle safety in order to remain safe and avoid life-threatening accidents.


3 Compact LED Lights for Tight Packing

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

An LED flashlight can come in handy in many situations. However, big, bulky flashlights aren’t always appropriate, especially when you’re traveling. Luckily for you, Coast has three compact LED lights that are perfect for hikers, bikers, and anyone that wants to lighten their load.


4 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Rugged Dad

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

CominSilhoutte Key Chain Knifeg up with a Father’s Day gift year after year can be a huge challenge, especially if you have one of those stoic dads who never seem to want or need anything. If he’s an outdoorsman, however, you’re in luck: There are plenty of useful camping, hunting and fishing gadgets available to delight and amuse a rugged dad.


7 Handy Uses for an LED Headlamp

Friday, March 25th, 2011

An LED flashlight is not only an essential camping staple, but it’s useful in many other situations for its ability to shine a powerful, focused beam directly where it’s needed most. However, anyone who’s had to change a flat tire at night knows even the handiest LED flashlight can’t hold itself.


Coast H7 LED Headlamp Gets Rave Review on YouTube

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Here at Coast, we get a lot of letters and emails from customers all over the globe praising our high-quality LED light and knife products. Recently, we had a review pop up in a very surprising place about one of our LED headlamps– YouTube! YouTube user #qwikslvr74, an avid outdoorsman, published a 5 minute review of our H7 Focusing Headlamp with VLT. Here’s what he had to say about some of the headlamp’s features.


2011 Tour of the Northwest’s Big Game Animals

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Heads and Horns Display

COAST is proud to be Northwest Big Game Inc.’s newest sponsor for the 2011 Tour of the Northwest’s Heads & Horns Wall of Kings Display. This travelling display features record breaking trophy heads from across the Northwest, as well as some of the most unique A-typical horns you can find. Along with this selection, show attendees are welcome to bring in their own game heads to be measured by an official from NW Big Game, Boone & Crockett, and Pope & Young for a chance to get their name (more…)

ANSI FL1 flashlight standards explained

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Buying a new flashlight, headlamp or lantern these days can be confusing at best.  The problem is that there has not been any standardization in the reporting of performance standards of lights from the many manufacturers in the market.   A variety of terms such as wattage, candlepower and lumens have been used to measure light output and the method of measuring battery run time was not standardized.    This made it nearly impossible to compare features of products produced by different manufacturers. To help alleviate the confusion, a group of the leading companies in the industry joined together to create a new standard of specifications for the portable lighting industry. The resulting ANSI FL1 flashlight standards spell out very specific methods of testing for each feature under controlled laboratory conditions, and will ensure that any light produced by any manufacturer that has adopted the standards can be easily compared for performance and features.  Below is a set of icons that participating manufacturers will be using on their packaging and marketing materials along with a description of each specification that each one symbolizes.  

lightoutput-single_801Light output – Total light output measured in lumens.  Lumens has become the most commonly used unit of measure for total light output in portable lighting devices such as flashlights, headlamps and lanterns.  Wattage, on the other hand, is a measurement of power consumption, not light output.  With today’s super efficient LED technology, it’s very possible to have a 1 watt LED flashlight with a greater light output than another flashlight with a higher wattage rating, particularly if the higher wattage light source is less efficient.  (more…)