Archive for the ‘LED News’ Category

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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Will Tomorrow’s Light Bulb be Made of Plastic?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

White Bokeh on Black Background

Every industry has its own buzz, or the latest developments that could potentially change the playing field. In LED lighting, the current rumor is that plastic light bulbs could soon be on the market. According to a recent press release, Wake University professor David Carroll has applied FIPEL technology to create a plastic, buzz-free light bulb. FIPEL stands for Field-Induced Polymer ElectroLuminescent – that’s quite a mouthful. Basically, it means these bulbs are created with several layers of white-emitting polymer (plastics) that have been blended with special nanomaterials. These nanomaterials naturally glow when stimulated by electricity.

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COAST Unveils Rechargeable LED Flashlights at Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Wrenchin’ Roger visited the COAST booth at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) last November for a tour of our latest LED lights. As you can see in the video below, our own Kevin Corcoran introduced three professional use LED flashlight options, all of which are rechargeable.

A9R: First up was the A9R rechargeable penlight – the perfect torch for inspection gigs. You can recharge this handy light by simply plugging it into the charging cap. A green light is illuminated when the A9R is fully charged. It’s hard to find a handier, sleeker inspection light.

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