Archive for the ‘LED Light Products’ Category

Which COAST Product Owned in 2013? LED Flashlights

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
HP17

HP 17 LED Flashlight

We’re looking forward to 2014 as another great year of creating innovative, exceptional LED flashlights and headlamps, knives, and multi-tools. But before we get too far into the New Year, we want to a look back at the top selling COAST Products in 2013. The most popular COAST Products of last year were:

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Product Comparison: TX7 & G15

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

G15TX7

Today we’re comparing two of our most popular clip lights, the TX7 LED flashlight and the G15 LED flashlight. Both have clips that make it easy to attach the torch to a nearby surface, or even the bill of a baseball cap. Auto mechanics, home inspectors, and anyone else who requires a compact, versatile light will be attracted to these flashlights, which by the way would make perfect stocking stuffers! To help you pick between these two COAST Products, we’ve produced a handy table, below. Here you can compare and contrast the various attributes of these handy clip lights.

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A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep: Disaster Preparedness

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Pack GongThey say the only constant in life is change. To wit, we can never know where or when the next natural disaster will hit. So, the best way to get ready for 2014 is to double check that your emergency plan is up to snuff. A strong emergency plan will keep you ready for whatever change next year throws your way.

3 Ways to Update Your Emergency Plan for the New Year

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Gift Ideas for The Survivalist in Your Life

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Paracord Bracelets
What do you give to a person who’s already prepared for anything? If you have survivalist friends, it can be difficult to find good holiday gifts. Fortunately, our Survivalist giving guide below can help you score big with the Preppers on your list this year. Read on to discover five gift ideas for survivalists.

The Gift of Survival: What to Give Survivalists this Holiday Season

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LED Lights: Should You Get Them for Your Christmas tree?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Fairy City Lights
When it comes to Christmas tree lights, “To LED or not to LED?” is the question for many homeowners. Unlike Hamlet’s question, this one has an easy answer: YES! LED lights are the best choice for new lighting, as they offer significant energy savings, along with many other advantages over traditional incandescent Christmas tree lights.

Christmas Lighting: Advantages of using LED Lights

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Snowed In with COAST LED Lights

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

img_6300At first, being snowed in is a novelty. It’s fun to be cozy indoors, watching the snow pile up outside. After a while, though, families may become bored and a bit stir-crazy. Creativity is the answer! Put your thinking caps on and brainstorm some indoor activities that will keep the whole family engaged until the snow stops. To get you started, we’ve listed a few of our favorite things to do when snowed in—as you’d probably be quick to guess, most of them include the use of LED lights.

Shadow Plays. Why not put on a shadow play for the family? Since ancient times, shadow plays have been delighting audiences around the world. Make your own shadow puppets using card stock, paper fasteners, and wooden rods. Cut out the different body parts for your puppet, and attach them at the joints using paper fasteners. Then tape the rods onto the back of the puppet at the points of articulation—where you want the puppet to move. You can recreate your children’s favorite stories as puppet plays. You’ll need a large piece of fabric to act as your scrim, as well as LED lights bright enough to create a strong contrast.

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Top 3 COAST LED Flashlights to Use for Inspecting Firearms

Monday, December 9th, 2013
A9R

A9R

Whether you’re looking to buy a firearm or simply hoping to take care of the guns you already own, bore inspection is an important step in checking and maintaining a gun’s operability. A strong flashlight is key in inspecting and cleaning bores.

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Portland Biking Safety for Fall/Winter

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

LED headlamp
Portland biking ebbs and flows. In the summer, the bike paths are packed. But once the rains set in each fall, the numbers of cyclists drops dramatically. It’s unfortunate that so many bikers let Portland’s rainy season dictate their riding patterns. Really, the Rose City is a great town for biking, even in the dead of winter. We don’t see the frozen roads and snow piles that Minneapolis bikers face in the winter, for instance. (There, avid bike commuters are known to put studded snow tires on their rides to maintain a proper grip on slippery winter roads.) Portland’s weather rarely dips below freezing. As long as you have the right gear, you can enjoy cycling in Portland all year round, even during the rainy season from October through April.

Wind, rain, and darkness are your main concerns. To combat biting winds and incessant rains, wear multiple layers. Start off with a wicking bottom layer to draw sweat away from your skin while you ride. Second, add an insulating middle layer to keep you warm on your commute. And to top it all off, wear a waterproof windbreaker that will keep you dry. Also: make sure your bike is equipped to tackle stormy weather, with fenders and good tires. Don’t forget to get a tune-up this fall, to ensure no unexpected breakdowns on the road. Finally, wader boots are a great way for newbie winter commuters to keep their feet dry. As you’re ready to invest in better rain gear, look for shoe covers to fit over your biking shoes. Finally, you’ll need a good pair of gloves, a hat that fits under your helmet, and warm socks to stay comfortable on your ride.

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