Archive for October, 2012

Is the Price of LED Light Bulbs Dropping?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

BEHOLD THE LED!

In June of this year, Lux Research released a report predicting that LED bulb prices will be cut in half by 2020. If Lux’s prediction is correct, a 60-watt LED bulb could cost just $11.06 by the end of this decade. Given the efficiency of LED bulbs, that low price could definitely provide a cost incentive for consumers to use LED lights more frequently in their homes.

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Can LED Lights Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Pink Ribbon BCA with shadow

Human beings evolved with natural light patterns. Our bodies respond differently to the rising sun, the light at full noon and the darkness of night. For some time, researchers have known that our internal circadian rhythms are modified by the eye’s exposure to light, whether it comes from the sun or from LED lighting.

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Product Comparison: LED Pro Pocket Pliers Multi Tool vs. LED Micro Pliers Multi Tool

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

LED 150 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers Multi-Tool vs. LED 135 Micro Pliers Multi-ToolSmartphones are changing the way we shop. According to a recent study from Ecoconsultancy, half of all American shoppers have used their mobile phones to compare prices and check out product reviews while shopping. Although our comparison-shopping prowess has certainly increased due to internet-enabled cell phones, it’s still not easy to figure out which purchase is best – especially for specialized products such as multi-tools. When you want high-quality knowledge about niche products, you have to go to the experts.

A multi-tool is a highly personalized thing – it’s a gadget that many people rely on daily. Therefore, you want to make sure you buy a multi-tool that will serve you well for years to come. Below, we compare two of our top-rated multi-tools, the Coast LED150 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers multi-tool (model #C5899B) and the Coast LED135 micro pliers multi-tool (model #C2899B).

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Halloween Safety Guide by COAST Products

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Halloween Pumpkin carving 9As your little ghouls and princesses hit the streets this Halloween, it’s crucial that they have proper illumination to light their way and announce their presence to drivers. Below, we’ve gathered our top choices for Halloween LED lighting, as well as a few general trick-or-treating safety tips.

Clip-on safety lights for visibility. Pedestrians and bikers stay safe by clipping LED safety lights onto their clothing or gear. These small, lightweight LED lights pack a punch – they’re certain to make your trick-or-treaters highly visible to drivers. For a little extra fun, place the LED lights inside translucent candy collectors. For instance, if your child will be carrying a plastic pumpkin for gathering treats, tape an LED light inside for a fantastic effect. (LED lights are cool to the touch even when illuminated, so there’s no fire hazard here.)

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LED Light Usage Spotlight: LED Bicycle Handlebars

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Bicycle

It just makes sense to use LED light for bicycles. For one thing, LED lights are extremely bright, so they’re sure to catch the attention of nearby motorists. While most bike lights are intended for this sole purpose – to announce the presence of a biker to drivers – LED lights are also powerful enough to light your way through dark streets this winter. Finally, LED lights are efficient, so you won’t have to change out batteries every week just to make it through your commute.

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Congratulations COAST HP21 September Winner

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
HP21 LED Flashlight

HP21 LED Flashlight

If you’re like most people, you’ve bought at least one lottery ticket in your lifetime, even though you knew the odds of winning were stacked against you. Indeed, earlier this year, your chances of winning the Mega Millions lottery were about one in 175 million! In other words, you’re virtually guaranteed to come up empty-handed – and with a somewhat lighter wallet.

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Checking in on Mercy Ships

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

In sub-Saharan Africa and other struggling parts of the world, many people suffer from preventable diseases – conditions that are rarely seen in first-world countries. For instance, it is estimated that almost half of the population in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from cataracts, a preventable, curable visual disorder that eventually leads to blindness. In such circumstances, charitable organizations can make a big difference by screening for preventable disease and by providing treatment if needed. One laudable charity that is having a great impact in this and other poor countries is Mercy Ships.

The goal of Mercy Ships is to “bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor.” With its fleet of watercraft, Mercy Ships delivers high-quality health care to needy individuals across the globe. COAST supports Mercy Ships by donating our G10 and A5 LED flashlights, which are utilized in visual screening tests, as we blogged about last November. Back then, Mercy Ships Eye Program leader John Foster reported that the COAST LED flashlights were “a critical part of our screening process, enabling us to check every person who comes to us for help.” Now, almost one year later, we’re checking in on how Mercy Ships is doing and how its patients have healed.

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