Posts Tagged ‘LED flashlight’

3 Stocking Stuffer Ideas from COAST Products

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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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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COAST Products Showcases Lighting and Multi-Tools at Snap-On Franchisee Conference

Monday, September 24th, 2012

A Sailor welds a bracket in the sheet metal shop.

Snap-On franchisees, associates and suppliers like COAST converged in Las Vegas Aug. 10-12 at the annual Snap-On Franchisee Conference. This conference is geared toward technicians, service workers and the companies that supply them. COAST participated as a leading supplier of multi-tools and LED flashlights.

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New HP2 and HP3 Lights now in Stock

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

COAST's HP2 and HP3 LED FlashlightsFor technicians and repair professionals, a well-designed LED flashlight can boost productivity and comfort on the job. Many such experts abhor spending too much time rattling around in their toolboxes, looking for the best LED light. When you must be able to see into dark, dusty, cramped spaces in order to make repairs, achieving the right brightness, beam focus and run time is crucial.

Our new HP2 and HP3 lights make it easy to adjust these variables on the fly, making them ideal for handy men and women everywhere. Indeed, with an HP2 or HP3 flashlight, most technicians will only need to use a single light when on the job – talk about easy! These new LED flashlight models are now in stock and available for purchase. Let’s look a little more closely at each LED light: (more…)

LED Flashlight Comparison: COAST HP3 vs. COAST A10

Monday, August 27th, 2012

HP3 vs. A10 LED FlashlightAt first glance, one might think every small LED flashlight is the same – cylindrical casing, LED bulb, power switch, batteries. However, today’s technology is so advanced that different diminutive LED flashlight models vary widely in terms of brightness, focus, run time and other crucial characteristics. If you’re looking for a mini LED flashlight for your purse, glove box, shirt pocket or other compact space, check out the table below, which contrasts two of our most popular small LED flashlights: the HP3 and the A10.

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Hiking Gear Checklist: COAST’s Most Popular Hiking Info

Monday, August 13th, 2012

camping gear scoreHere at COAST, we aim to provide helpful information for campers, backpackers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts. As peak hiking season hits, we’ve compiled some of our most popular hiking-related resources to help enrich your outdoor experience and keep you safe on the trail:

5 Desert Hiking Tips. Learn the best time of day to hike in the desert, as well as quintessential hiking gear to bring, including an LED flashlight or headlamp. This post also includes tips to help you compensate for the extraordinary dryness and quickly shifting temperatures of a desert environment.

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