Archive for the ‘LED News’ Category

Tactical Flashlights: Essential Features for First Responders

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Rescue Task Force begins mission in New Jersey

No first responder would be caught in the middle of a disaster without his or her trusty tactical LED flashlight. Tactical flashlights are specially designed for military and law enforcement use, so they can stand up to nearly any disaster situation. These torches are crafted to make a difference in life-or-death circumstances, and they’re tough enough to withstand daily use in the field. Here are just a few ways a firefighter, police officer or other first responder may use an emergency LED flashlight during a rescue operation.

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Holiday Gift Spotlight: COAST HP3 Twist-Focus LED Inspection Light

Friday, December 14th, 2012

This holiday season, we’re highlighting COAST products that make fantastic gifts. Today’s spotlight product is the HP3 LED inspection light, an LED flashlight that will light up the face of any technician this year. Plumbers, home inspectors, mechanics and general contractors would all love to receive this LED light as a gift, as would hobbyists who require bright light for visually intense activities such as sewing and modeling.

What sets this LED flashlight apart is its sophisticated optics system. The HP3 offers two light settings: For a circle of consistent, bright light, dial the focusing bezel to flood light. This is an ideal light for close-up work. Or, if you need to focus on something specific while also seeing nearby objects, choose the Bulls-Eye Spot™ setting, which creates a hot spot of highly focused light with a surrounding halo of more diffuse light. This is an excellent light beam for inspecting pipes, wires and other elements in home construction. Car mechanics love the fact that this flashlight can help them focus on parts deep in the engine while still illuminating surrounding components.

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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.

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Is the Price of LED Light Bulbs Dropping?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

BEHOLD THE LED!

In June of this year, Lux Research released a report predicting that LED bulb prices will be cut in half by 2020. If Lux’s prediction is correct, a 60-watt LED bulb could cost just $11.06 by the end of this decade. Given the efficiency of LED bulbs, that low price could definitely provide a cost incentive for consumers to use LED lights more frequently in their homes.

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Can LED Lights Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Pink Ribbon BCA with shadow

Human beings evolved with natural light patterns. Our bodies respond differently to the rising sun, the light at full noon and the darkness of night. For some time, researchers have known that our internal circadian rhythms are modified by the eye’s exposure to light, whether it comes from the sun or from LED lighting.

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LED Light Usage Spotlight: LED Bicycle Handlebars

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Bicycle

It just makes sense to use LED light for bicycles. For one thing, LED lights are extremely bright, so they’re sure to catch the attention of nearby motorists. While most bike lights are intended for this sole purpose – to announce the presence of a biker to drivers – LED lights are also powerful enough to light your way through dark streets this winter. Finally, LED lights are efficient, so you won’t have to change out batteries every week just to make it through your commute.

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Congratulations COAST HP21 September Winner

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
HP21 LED Flashlight

HP21 LED Flashlight

If you’re like most people, you’ve bought at least one lottery ticket in your lifetime, even though you knew the odds of winning were stacked against you. Indeed, earlier this year, your chances of winning the Mega Millions lottery were about one in 175 million! In other words, you’re virtually guaranteed to come up empty-handed – and with a somewhat lighter wallet.

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Checking in on Mercy Ships

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

In sub-Saharan Africa and other struggling parts of the world, many people suffer from preventable diseases – conditions that are rarely seen in first-world countries. For instance, it is estimated that almost half of the population in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from cataracts, a preventable, curable visual disorder that eventually leads to blindness. In such circumstances, charitable organizations can make a big difference by screening for preventable disease and by providing treatment if needed. One laudable charity that is having a great impact in this and other poor countries is Mercy Ships.

The goal of Mercy Ships is to “bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor.” With its fleet of watercraft, Mercy Ships delivers high-quality health care to needy individuals across the globe. COAST supports Mercy Ships by donating our G10 and A5 LED flashlights, which are utilized in visual screening tests, as we blogged about last November. Back then, Mercy Ships Eye Program leader John Foster reported that the COAST LED flashlights were “a critical part of our screening process, enabling us to check every person who comes to us for help.” Now, almost one year later, we’re checking in on how Mercy Ships is doing and how its patients have healed.

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