Our sincere congratulations go to Evan S. of San Jose, CA, the winner of our January drawing for an HP21 LED flashlight! If you missed out on entering our last HP21 giveaway, don’t despair – you get one last chance to fill out our online entry form and enter February’s drawing.
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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.
Let’s face it: If you’re reading about LED flashlights, there’s a good chance you’re a flashlight junkie. Not that we blame you! We’re obsessed with creating the world’s best LED flashlights, and we love to share that enthusiasm with others – so much so that we have been giving away a free HP21 LED flashlight every month to one lucky winner. Last month, Mike B of Lambertville, NJ won our giveaway. You could be January’s HP21 LED flashlight winner – all it takes is a few seconds to fill out our online entry form. And this month is your final chance to get in on this incredible giveaway, as February’s drawing will be the last.
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:
In sub-Saharan Africa and other struggling parts of the world, many people suffer from preventable diseases – conditions that are rarely seen in first-world countries. For instance, it is estimated that almost half of the population in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from cataracts, a preventable, curable visual disorder that eventually leads to blindness. In such circumstances, charitable organizations can make a big difference by screening for preventable disease and by providing treatment if needed. One laudable charity that is having a great impact in this and other poor countries is Mercy Ships.
The goal of Mercy Ships is to “bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor.” With its fleet of watercraft, Mercy Ships delivers high-quality health care to needy individuals across the globe. COAST supports Mercy Ships by donating our G10 and A5 LED flashlights, which are utilized in visual screening tests, as we blogged about last November. Back then, Mercy Ships Eye Program leader John Foster reported that the COAST LED flashlights were “a critical part of our screening process, enabling us to check every person who comes to us for help.” Now, almost one year later, we’re checking in on how Mercy Ships is doing and how its patients have healed.
September is National Preparedness Month, and although it’s almost over, it’s not too late to start preparing your home, car and office for a potential emergency. Americans run the gamut in terms of how they approach disaster preparedness. For some, creating an emergency kit means stashing a few LED flashlights around the house. On the other end of the spectrum, staunch survivalists known as “preppers” spend small fortunes on building and stocking their own emergency bunkers.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages families and businesses to aim for something between the two extremes: creating a disaster plan and stocking enough food, water and supplies for a three-day emergency.
With the increasing global focus on energy-efficient lighting – prompting many countries to swear off traditional incandescent bulbs – LED technology has emerged as a top contender for mainstream use in home lighting, LED flashlights and other applications. Offering a long life span, significant energy savings and non-toxic construction, LED lights are taking the world by storm.
However, the LED bulb is far from a new technology. Its odyssey began near the turn of the 20th century, when the discovery of LED lighting failed to make a blip on the public radar. Check out the timeline below to learn how the LED light evolved from an unsung technology into a worldwide energy conservation hero.
COAST Products attended the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas in early May 2012, and the response we received was as fabulous as the city itself. We went armed with our high-performance LED flashlights, emergency area lights and our new Rapid Response Knives; the media response to our entire line of products was nothing short of exceptional. The highlight of the event was winning the coveted Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award for our COAST 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers!
Check out the video of our 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers on the Tool Skool website.