Posts Tagged ‘emergency area lights’

Emergency Area Lights to Have on Hand before Disaster Strikes

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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Tornado season is just around the corner, and hurricane season isn’t far behind. Before the next catastrophe hits, make sure your home and workplace are equipped with LED emergency area lights. Remember, in the aftermath of a disaster, it may be difficult (if not impossible) to get access to energy. You will need reliable, energy-efficient area lights to get anything done – and to stay safe. Our COAST LED lanterns are an excellent choice, since they boast long run times.

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Emergency Lantern Comparison: COAST EAL10 vs. EAL15

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

COAST EAL10 LED Lantern and EAL15 LED Lantern“I don’t need no stinkin’ LED lantern! I already have an awesome LED flashlight!” If this is your attitude, think again. An LED flashlight is perfect for lighting your way around the campground or emergency shelter, but it doesn’t provide ideal light for changing out a tire or weathering a power outage. Emergency area lights – in the form of an LED lantern or two – are superior in these situations for several reasons.

First, an LED lantern is designed to hook overhead in your tent or stand solidly upright as you carry out emergency tasks. Second, our LED lanterns include flashing red emergency settings, perfect for alerting rescuers and rarely included in your average LED flashlight. Finally, LED lanterns are designed to shine light in all 360 degrees, while the beam of an LED flashlight is really meant to light a smaller area.

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Holiday Shopping: Give the Gift of Disaster Preparedness

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

My gifts were the prettiest, as alwaysGiving emergency supplies as a holiday gift may seem boring or overly practical, but doing so sends the sign that you deeply care about your loved ones’ welfare. Plus, many emergency items are great “tuck-ins” for those presents that just need a little something extra. For example, an emergency LED flashlight is easily tucked into a stocking, as is a multi-tool. Finally, with all of the natural disasters around the world these days, no one on earth would turn away an extra chance to be prepared. Giving a disaster prep item as a present gently encourages your family members and friends to put together their own emergency kits.

Here are our top five disaster preparedness gift ideas for the holiday season:

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COAST Emergency Area Lights (EAL) Put Focus on Disaster Prep Kit

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Earthquake Survival KitIf there’s anything the recent flooding in Florida and devastating wildfires in the western U.S. have taught us, it’s that disaster can strike at any moment, without a smidgeon of warning. Indeed, across the globe, those who are in the path of floods, earthquakes or fires rarely get much of a head start. In Russia’s recent flooding, many families had virtually no warning of the coming floodwaters. In Colorado’s recent rash of wildfires, a telephone system intended to warn residents failed to function properly. And many Japanese in 2011’s devastating tsunami had just 15 minutes of warning.

When time is the only thing that stands between your family and an impending disaster, it’s extremely helpful to have a pre-packed disaster prep kit (sometimes called a BOB, or Bug Out Bag) ready to go. That way, even if you only have a five-minute head start, you can grab your bag and run, knowing your kit contains all the essentials you’ll need for two or three days away from home. (Typically, this is the maximum amount of time needed for government agencies and nonprofits to lend a hand to disaster victims.)

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Features and Benefits of the COAST Emergency Area Lights (EAL)

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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What type of emergency LED light do you keep on hand for when you find yourself in the dark? An LED emergency flashlight is always good to have at the ready, but in an extended emergency situation, a mere flashlight can be problematic when you’re trying to light up a room or perform a task. Fortunately, that’s where emergency area lights come in.

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COAST Products Showcases LED and Knife Innovations at National Hardware Show

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

COAST 2-LED Pro Pocket PliersCOAST Products attended the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas in early May 2012, and the response we received was as fabulous as the city itself. We went armed with our high-performance LED flashlights, emergency area lights and our new Rapid Response Knives; the media response to our entire line of products was nothing short of exceptional. The highlight of the event was winning the coveted Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award for our COAST 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers!

Check out the video of our 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers on the Tool Skool website.

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