Archive for June, 2013

The Ultimate LED Flashlight Terminology Guide [Infographic]

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Not only has the development of LED flashlights flooded the market with many torches that vary drastically in quality and performance, but the terminology used to describe the parts and performance can be difficult to comprehend. Understanding the jargon surrounding LED flashlights allows you to make more informed consumer choices. Having this knowledge will allow you to more easily select the best model for your needs and price point. Take a look at the guide below to help you master LED flashlight terminology.
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Three of the Most Beat Up But Functioning LED Flashlights COAST Has Seen

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Our LED flashlights are built tough. We design them for reliable use in the harshest professional settings. Where other flashlight manufacturers skimp to save a buck or two, such as on plastic parts, we make sure to choose the durable option that will survive any stress test. For instance, Survival Bros recently put our HP14 flashlight to the test, throwing it down onto rocks and dunking it into water to show its robust performance. We weren’t surprised to hear that the HP14 continued to shine bright throughout this abuse. After all, we include a lifetime guarantee for all of our products against defects in materials and workmanship.

Such antics delight us, as they provide an opportunity to show our dedication to quality construction and design. Here are a few of the most beat up—yet still functioning!—COAST LED flashlights we’ve ever seen.

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Our Most Popular Resources for Flashlight Enthusiasts

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Curvature of the space-time

We don’t mean to brag or anything, but when it comes to talking about LED flashlights online, this isn’t our first rodeo. We’ve been blogging about LED flashlights, knives, and LED headlamps since early 2008. With 90 pages of Coast blogs to choose from, many of our readers may be unacquainted with the most useful posts in our blogging library. Today we’re highlighting the most popular, most shared posts in our blog, according to our website’s analytical data. (more…)

COAST Featured in ABC News Overnight Now Segment

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

COAST's A22RDick DeBartalo, ABC News Overnight Now’s “Giz Whiz,” recently featured a COAST product as a handy gadget to have around the house. Mr. DeBartolo attended the 2013 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, and selected the Coast A22R rechargeable LED flashlight as one of the top products at the show.

In the ABC television spot, Mr. DeBartalo deftly handles the focusing function for the A22R’s 241-lumen beam. The A22R’s unique charging feature really caught the Giz Wiz’ attention. By sliding open the A22R’s end cap, Mr. DeBartalo reveals the Pro-Tek Charging Port, which is compatible with AC power (from a wall socket), DC power (in a car) and USB (from a computer or phone). What’s more, if none of these power forms are available, the A22R can also be powered via AA battery. “A lotta flashlights can’t do [this],” the Giz Wiz points out.

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What To Do With a 2,240-Foot Beam Distance: Uses for the HP314 LED Flashlight

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

COAST's HP314 LED FlashlightOur newest, longest-distance LED flashlight, the HP314, is capable of throwing light 2,240 feet—that’s nearly half a mile! Already, our Facebook buddies are calling this powerful torch the “throw king.” No doubt, many LED flashlight enthusiasts (“flashaholics,” if you will) would love to get their hands on an HP314 for no other reason than that it can shine so far—the length of seven and a half football fields! Or, another way to think about it, the HP314 can shine length of 22 blue whales laid end-to-end. Yes, those stats are worthy of bragging rights. But how might a person actually use such a long light beam? Here are three circumstances when a long beam distance would come in handy.

Search and Rescue. The farther you can see, the better it is for search and rescue. While looking for victims of natural disasters, police and firefighters prefer a long beam distance that can pick up details from far away. Also, if you’re looking for an LED flashlight to take on your next backpacking trip, the HP314 is a great choice—its incredible beam distance will help rescuers see your emergency signal that much faster.

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Jason D. Page Documentary: Light Painting with LED Flashlights

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Light Graffiti - Hypnosis

Light artist Jason D. Page uses light where other artists would use paint. This innovative, compelling artist often uses COAST LED flashlights to create his mesmerizing works. Indeed, we are so intrigued and impressed by Jason’s work that we sponsor him by providing the LED torches and other gear he needs to create his photographs. We profiled Jason’s work in a previous blog post; today we’re highlighting a new documentary profiling Jason and his work.

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

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

LED155 Pro Pocket Pliers vs. LED122 Pocket Tool

Each month, we offer a side-by-side comparison of two of our products in a format that’s simple to read. This month, we’re comparing the LED155 and LED122 multi-tools. Both multi-tools offer a generous blade and LED lights. The LED155 Pro Pocket Pliers has a spring-loaded pliers head that’s perfect for DIY enthusiasts, while the LED122 LED Pocket Tool is a fold-out knife with the basics. These multi-tools vary by weight, overall length and accessories, as outlined below. (more…)