Posts Tagged ‘LED flashlight’

How to Turn Any Flashlight into a Bike Light

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Fixed-gear IRO Commuter - 2010

If you’re an avid cyclist, you probably see lights as a necessary nuisance. Clearly, your two-wheeled ride must be outfitted with bright, impossible-to-ignore lights; otherwise you risk a nasty (and potentially deadly) run-in with a car. However, since most affordable bike lights are cheaply made battery hogs, bikers abhor the fact that they must replace their lights and batteries so frequently. Well, no more! There is a different option: strapping an LED flashlight or two to your bike’s handlebars.

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3 Reasons to Choose an LED Flashlight for Your Emergency Kit

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Aerial photos of New Jersey coastline in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Hopefully, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy has made every American a little more aware of his or her level of emergency preparedness. If the “Frankenstorm” has inspired you to create or supplement your disaster readiness kit (or “bug out bag,” as it is known in some circles), we recommend including an LED flashlight for the following reasons:

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HP14 LED Flashlight Passes Survival Bros Stress Test

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

HP14 LED Flashlight“The HP14 is solid, reliable, easy to use, and best of all, it’s a COAST Product, so you know it will never fail.” We were thrilled to read this concluding sentence rounding out a glowing review of our HP14 LED flashlight at the Survival Bros blog. Here are a few more highlights from the review:

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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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3 Stocking Stuffer Ideas from COAST Products

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

stockings

The entire world over, Christmastime sees children rushing to see if their footwear has been filled with candy and gifts. In Italy, La Befana the good witch fills children’s shoes with presents on the eve of Epiphany, Jan. 5. Dutch children fill their clogs with straw for the magical horse Sintirklass, with hopes that Old Saint Nick will fill their shoes with gifts. Here in the United States, the tradition of hanging a Christmas stocking on the fireplace first appeared in early nineteenth century story illustrations by Thomas Nast. One thing ties all of these traditions together: the size of the gifts. Stocking stuffers must be small.

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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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Disaster Checklist: LED Flashlight, Multi-Tool and… Smartphone App?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

iPhone Home Screen ca. January 11, 2010Smartphones are humanity’s wünder-multi-tool. These tiny gadgets can contain a universe of information and a forum of applications – no wonder so many people walk around looking like their smartphones are surgically attached to their palms. When disaster hits, your smartphone can even take on extra importance as a survival tool. And we’re not just talking about the built-in LED flashlight on many smartphone models. With the right apps, you can prepare for and respond to any emergency more effectively.

FEMA recently released a thorough disaster smartphone app without flashy visuals – a good combination for post-disaster usability. The FEMA app is organized into several tabs:

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Halloween Safety Guide by COAST Products

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Halloween Pumpkin carving 9As your little ghouls and princesses hit the streets this Halloween, it’s crucial that they have proper illumination to light their way and announce their presence to drivers. Below, we’ve gathered our top choices for Halloween LED lighting, as well as a few general trick-or-treating safety tips.

Clip-on safety lights for visibility. Pedestrians and bikers stay safe by clipping LED safety lights onto their clothing or gear. These small, lightweight LED lights pack a punch – they’re certain to make your trick-or-treaters highly visible to drivers. For a little extra fun, place the LED lights inside translucent candy collectors. For instance, if your child will be carrying a plastic pumpkin for gathering treats, tape an LED light inside for a fantastic effect. (LED lights are cool to the touch even when illuminated, so there’s no fire hazard here.)

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