Posts Tagged ‘emergency LED flashlight’

What to Look for in Rechargeable Flashlights

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Flexible Power Options for Rechargeable LightsThe Coast Products team has been buzzing lately about the newest additions to our product line: rechargeable LED flashlights. The A9R is a slim, rechargeable inspection LED torch, perfect for anyone who uses an inspection light during the workday. At the end of the shift, it’s easy to power up the A9R; just plug it into a recharging “cap,” which plugs into a standard wall outlet. We’ve also developed a couple of full-sized rechargeable LED flashlights: the A22R and the A25R, two powerful torches with several different charging options.

Designing each rechargeable torch taught us a lot about what to look for in an emergency LED flashlight. Having thoroughly researched the rechargeable emergency LED flashlight field, we can vouch that the following elements are the distinguishing features consumers should look for when in the market for a rechargeable light.

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Military-Grade LED Headlamps: What to Look For

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

COAST Products HL4 LED HeadlampTroops can’t afford a spare hand to carry an LED emergency flashlight. And what with nighttime maneuvers, the need for portable, consistently bright light becomes clear. America’s latest military engagements have been especially demanding of reliable light. As former Marine Geoffery Ingersoll explains, “In Afghanistan, even in Kabul, electricity is not a guarantee, and when it gets dark, it’s really dark. An LED headlamp will make sure you don’t go falling into a hole.” For all of these reasons, an LED headlamp is critical to mission success. If you’re in the market for a military-grade LED headlamp, read on to learn what features you should prioritize.

1. Lightweight. Troops must be mobile and light on their feet – but they also must carry everything for survival on their backs. So every opportunity to lighten up is greatly appreciated. A military-grade LED headlamp should therefore be lightweight – like our HL4 model, weighing in at a mere 4.4 ounces.

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St. Patty’s Day Carry: Bring an Emergency LED Flashlight

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Pit Bull DogGreen stovepipe hat with buckle? Check. “Kiss me, I’m Irish” t-shirt? Check. These are the items most people pack for their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. But if you really want to be prepared for anything this March 17, we recommend bringing along an emergency LED flashlight for the reasons listed below.

Pinch accurately. Everyone knows failing to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day will earn you a pinch. But in the darkened atmosphere of your local pub, it can be quite difficult to tell who is actually decked out in appropriately verdant shades. Carry an LED emergency flashlight to make sure every party pooper you pinch deserves it. LED flashlights produce a pure, sun-like light that will allow you to accurately carry out the duties of the “green police.”

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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 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 Products Gives Thanks for First Responders

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The FloodWhat are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Here at COAST, we’re filled with gratitude for the first responders who rush in to face disasters head-on while others run away. Firefighters, police officers, coast guardsmen, volunteers – as a nation, we are indebted to these groups of extraordinary individuals who are willing to put their own lives at risk in order to help others.

As the country continues to process Hurricane Sandy’s impact, stories of horrific loss are matched with tales of incredible bravery. Often brandishing little more than an emergency LED flashlight and their own courage, first responders across the East Coast saved thousands of people from dire circumstances, often while their own families were also struggling with the storm’s aftermath. Here are a few of our favorite examples: (more…)