Posts Tagged ‘LED flashlight’

What Lumen Ratings Won’t Tell You About Your LED Flashlight

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

LumensIn fashion, size is important, but it doesn’t tell you a whole lot about how a garment fits to an individual’s body shape. In nutrition, a calorie count can tell you how much energy a food provides, but you also need exercise information to understand how a certain dish will impact a person’s waistline. A similar measurement conundrum exists in the world of LED flashlights. Lumen is often the go-to stat for flashlight makers and consumers – yet this oft-touted number doesn’t tell you everything about the value or quality of light that a certain torch provides.

Indeed, it would be unwise to select a flashlight based solely on lumen production. Here are a few things that lumen statistics can’t tell you about how a certain flashlight performs. (more…)

[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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What To Do With a 2,240-Foot Beam Distance: Uses for the HP314 LED Flashlight

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

COAST's HP314 LED FlashlightOur newest, longest-distance LED flashlight, the HP314, is capable of throwing light 2,240 feet—that’s nearly half a mile! Already, our Facebook buddies are calling this powerful torch the “throw king.” No doubt, many LED flashlight enthusiasts (“flashaholics,” if you will) would love to get their hands on an HP314 for no other reason than that it can shine so far—the length of seven and a half football fields! Or, another way to think about it, the HP314 can shine length of 22 blue whales laid end-to-end. Yes, those stats are worthy of bragging rights. But how might a person actually use such a long light beam? Here are three circumstances when a long beam distance would come in handy.

Search and Rescue. The farther you can see, the better it is for search and rescue. While looking for victims of natural disasters, police and firefighters prefer a long beam distance that can pick up details from far away. Also, if you’re looking for an LED flashlight to take on your next backpacking trip, the HP314 is a great choice—its incredible beam distance will help rescuers see your emergency signal that much faster.

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How to Keep Belongings Safe in Your Car

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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Vandalism is a scourge of society that can strike at any time. As passionate as we are about high-quality tools and lights, we’d be crestfallen if that incredible new LED flashlight or rugged multi-tool was stolen out of our vehicles. To protect these and other precious items from being snatched out of your car or truck, follow the tips we’ve gathered below.

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COAST Products Featured in Tool-Rank’s Editors Pick

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

COAST Rapid Response KnifeWe are proud to announce that COAST Products has received attention from another leading tool website. Recently, Tool-Rank.com has featured our products in two separate articles – one suggesting items to include in an emergency kit, and another highlighting the Rapid Response knife as a Tool Rank Editor’s Pick.

In the emergency kit article, the author suggested using the Bosch Click & Go System as a housing for a 72-hour post-disaster kit. This emergency setup is intended to assist a family in the days just following a disaster, during the lull before federal emergency services kick in. As we saw with Superstorm Sandy, families often have to fend for themselves in this time period, and a 72-hour kit is a lifesaver in this situation. Tool-Rank.com included four COAST products in the kit: the HP7 LED flashlight, the HL7 LED Headlamp, the Rapid Response knife, and the 2-LED Pro Pocket pliers.

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Product Comparison: A9 LED Penlight vs. HP3 Focusing LED Inspection Light

Monday, April 8th, 2013

A9 LED Penlight vs. HP3 Focusing LED Inspection LightFor mechanics, home inspectors, firefighters and police, a professional use LED flashlight is part of the everyday work uniform. Firefighters use LED lights to see their way through burning buildings. Police officers use LED flashlights during roadside inspections and arrests. And mechanics and inspectors use LED lights to peer far into the crevices and crannies of engine blocks and crawl spaces.

Today we’re focusing on two LED flashlights that were designed for professional use: the A9 LED penlight, a favorite among inspectors as it is slim enough to tuck into a shirt pocket, and the HP3 Focusing LED Inspection Light, popular among mechanics as its beam may be focused into a high-power spotlight beam with a surrounding halo of usable light. To help you choose between these two similar LED lights, we’ve compared some of their major characteristics in the handy table below. (more…)

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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