Archive for the ‘LED News’ Category

Product Overview: USB Battery Packs for Rechargeable LED Flashlights

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Our newest rechargeable LED flashlights are rife with charging options. The A25R, A22R, HP7R, and HP5R may be charged via a standard wall socket, through your car’s DC power, or via the USB connection in your computer. But that’s not all. We’ve also designed these rechargeable torches to be compatible with traditional alkaline batteries as well as the lithium rechargeable cartridges that come with each light.   Today we’re highlighting the accessory product that makes your rechargeable flashlight even more versatile, our USB battery pack. Not only does each COAST rechargeable flashlight come standard with two of these USB battery packs, but this product is perfect for those who require many hours of reliable light.

Technicians, contractors, and mechanics will love how the USB battery pack extends operation times. For instance, let’s say you’re the proud owner of an A22R rechargeable flashlight. You love the 370-foot beam distance, and the 241-lumen output. But the 3 hour 30 minute run time isn’t long enough to power through your whole work day. Here’s where the battery pack comes in handy. Just charge your A22R each night, and pack a fully charged battery pack in your work bag. That way, when the first 3 hour 30 minute period elapses, you can switch to the charged lithium battery and keep on working. Indeed, along with the two that come with our rechargeable torches, you could even purchase multiple battery packs, and keep switching out spent batteries as needed.

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[Video] Watch the COAST Long Range and Purebeam Optics Comparison

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Light is a notoriously tricky thing to describe. Poets rave over its many moods. Physics gurus question its very structure—is light a wavelength or a particle? As LED flashlight makers, our challenge is to accurately portray the light created by our elite line of torches. To do so, we’ve created a video highlighting two of our optics systems, Long Range optics and Pure Beam Focusing Optic.

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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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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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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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Congratulations COAST HP21 January Winner

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
HP21 LED Flashlight

HP21 LED Flashlight

Our sincere congratulations go to Evan S. of San Jose, CA, the winner of our January drawing for an HP21 LED flashlight! If you missed out on entering our last HP21 giveaway, don’t despair – you get one last chance to fill out our online entry form and enter February’s drawing.

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Benefits of Rechargeable LED Flashlights

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

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Our newest line of LED lighting – rechargeable flashlights – debuted at the 2012 AAPEX show and will soon be available to consumers! The A9R rechargeable penlight is ideal for inspections and includes a charging cap that plugs right into the wall. The A25R delivers about 420 lumens and boasts our Pure Beam focusing system, but the really innovative part of this LED emergency flashlight is its range of charging options. First, the A25R’s cap pops open to reveal a micro-USB port, which can connect to a wall socket, a USB charger or a DC power source (such as those found in automobiles). And that’s not all. The A25R can also be powered with AAA batteries or with a rechargeable lithium battery.

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Metropolitan Appeal of LED Lighting: Street Lamps, Bridges and the Empire State Building

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Cities across the globe are choosing to install LED lighting, first and foremost for financial reasons. Compared to an incandescent bulb, an LED light is 90 percent more efficient, so cities can get more light for their buck with LED lighting. LED bulbs also last up to 10 times longer than CFLs. Moreover, the possibility for visual dazzle is nearly limitless with LEDs, which can be programmed to take on mesmerizing patterns of shifting, shimmering colors.

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