Posts Tagged ‘LED flashlight’

Stay Prepared Throughout Hurricane Season

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Hurricane Bud

The end of summer does not signal the end of hurricane danger. Officially, hurricane season runs between June 1st and November 30th of each year. Typically, August and September are the most active months for hurricanes. However, as last year’s Superstorm Sandy proved, it’s quite possible that severe weather could hit closer to Thanksgiving. And some of history’s most destructive hurricanes have made their appearance in the fall months.

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COAST’s PX50 Featured in The Jerry Hall World Record Dive

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Jerry Hall with COAST's PX50

Jerry Hall has been breaking diving records since 2002, when he beat the previous Guinness World Record for longest freshwater SCUBA dive. At over 71 hours, Jerry’s dive was more than 12 hours longer than the previous record dive. But Jerry didn’t stop there. In 2004, he broke his own record with a dive that lasted 120 hours, one minute, and nine seconds. The dive did take a toll on Hall’s body—he emerged from the depths of Tennessee’s South Holston Lake 20 pounds lighter, with bloodshot eyes due to burst blood vessels. His feet were so saturated that he couldn’t walk normally for about six hours following the dive.

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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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