Archive for November, 2012

Holiday Gift Spotlight: Rapid Response Knives

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Rapid Response KnifeThe holidays are approaching at a dizzying speed! To help our readers find the best gifts for their family and friends, we’re featuring posts on different COAST products. Today, we review the advantages of our Rapid Response knives, along with the top reasons why a Rapid Response knife makes a great gift.

Benefits and Advantages of a Rapid Response Knife

Disaster Checklist: LED Flashlight, Multi-Tool and… Smartphone App?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

iPhone Home Screen ca. January 11, 2010Smartphones are humanity’s wünder-multi-tool. These tiny gadgets can contain a universe of information and a forum of applications – no wonder so many people walk around looking like their smartphones are surgically attached to their palms. When disaster hits, your smartphone can even take on extra importance as a survival tool. And we’re not just talking about the built-in LED flashlight on many smartphone models. With the right apps, you can prepare for and respond to any emergency more effectively.

FEMA recently released a thorough disaster smartphone app without flashy visuals – a good combination for post-disaster usability. The FEMA app is organized into several tabs:


COAST Products Gives Thanks for First Responders

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The FloodWhat are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Here at COAST, we’re filled with gratitude for the first responders who rush in to face disasters head-on while others run away. Firefighters, police officers, coast guardsmen, volunteers – as a nation, we are indebted to these groups of extraordinary individuals who are willing to put their own lives at risk in order to help others.

As the country continues to process Hurricane Sandy’s impact, stories of horrific loss are matched with tales of incredible bravery. Often brandishing little more than an emergency LED flashlight and their own courage, first responders across the East Coast saved thousands of people from dire circumstances, often while their own families were also struggling with the storm’s aftermath. Here are a few of our favorite examples: (more…)

LED Flashlight Comparison: COAST PX45 vs. COAST A25

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

PX45 LED Flashlight vs. A25 LED FlashlightWhen you’re as enthusiastic about professional use LED flashlight design as we are, the differences between various models jump out at you. However, if you’re not a complete LED gadget geek, it can be difficult to sift through the different flashlight features and advantages. Fortunately, we have an easy solution – rather than pulling your hair out over LED research, just read our handy table below. Today we’re focusing on two of our top professional use LED flashlight options: the COAST PX45 and the COAST A25.

Before diving into the details, one note on both of these models is that they’re intended for professional use. Mechanics, technicians, plumbers and inspectors require high-end professional use LED flashlights for their work. When you rely on a flashlight to do your job, day in and day out, you’re most likely willing to pay a little more for a product that won’t poop out on you at exactly the wrong time. Both the PX45 and the A25 will shine (literally and figuratively) in this role. However, there are a few key differences between them, as outlined below.


Wes Whaley Paints Beauty with COAST LED Lights

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Call Me Lightning

From repairing a clogged sink to lighting your path, it’s easy to find practical uses for LED lights. And certainly, police officers, firefighters and inspectors can testify that LED flashlights can also serve well in professional situations. What fewer people anticipate, however, is that our LED lights can also be used to make art, as one light artist’s work proves.