Posts Tagged ‘LED flashlights’

Jason D. Page Documentary: Light Painting with LED Flashlights

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Light Graffiti - Hypnosis

Light artist Jason D. Page uses light where other artists would use paint. This innovative, compelling artist often uses COAST LED flashlights to create his mesmerizing works. Indeed, we are so intrigued and impressed by Jason’s work that we sponsor him by providing the LED torches and other gear he needs to create his photographs. We profiled Jason’s work in a previous blog post; today we’re highlighting a new documentary profiling Jason and his work.

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Get Ready to be Prepared: Free eBooks by COAST

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

COAST Products eBooksIf you’re like us, you prefer to be prepared whenever possible. Understanding the jargon surrounding a particular product, for instance, allows you to make more informed consumer choices; when you know how power tools are rated, you can more easily select the best model for your needs and price point. With such educated shoppers in mind, we’ve created two highly informative eBooks that will bring you up to speed on the ins and outs of the products we’re passionate about – namely LED flashlights, multi-tools and tactical knives.

The first title in our library of eBooks is A Flashaholic’s Guide to LED Flashlights. This is the perfect quick read for understanding the ANSI FL1 LED flashlight rating standards. You’ll learn how many lumens you actually need according to your intended use of the torch. Run time, light output, impact resistance and other features are illuminated in our guide. You’ll also gain insight into what makes a truly long-lasting, durable, high-quality LED flashlight.

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Why a Tactical LED Flashlight Makes a Great Self-Defense Tool

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

You have the right to remain silent…

Tactical LED flashlights are the perfect self-defense tools because they have no lasting effect. One blast from a tactical LED flashlight is enough to temporarily disorient and therefore halt any questionable character in his or her tracks. This means you can feel fairly safe walking alone at night with an LED flashlight. If a problem arises, you can surprise an attacker with the beam – and if it turns out your use of LED light was a mistake, you can apologize and move on, knowing any effects will fade in a matter of minutes. Indeed, police officers and military personnel are trained to use this humane weapon first, by shining their LED flashlights in the eyes of suspects to gain a moment of threat assessment.

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What to Look for in Rechargeable Flashlights

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Flexible Power Options for Rechargeable LightsThe Coast Products team has been buzzing lately about the newest additions to our product line: rechargeable LED flashlights. The A9R is a slim, rechargeable inspection LED torch, perfect for anyone who uses an inspection light during the workday. At the end of the shift, it’s easy to power up the A9R; just plug it into a recharging “cap,” which plugs into a standard wall outlet. We’ve also developed a couple of full-sized rechargeable LED flashlights: the A22R and the A25R, two powerful torches with several different charging options.

Designing each rechargeable torch taught us a lot about what to look for in an emergency LED flashlight. Having thoroughly researched the rechargeable emergency LED flashlight field, we can vouch that the following elements are the distinguishing features consumers should look for when in the market for a rechargeable light.

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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…)

Congratulations COAST HP21 January Winner

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
HP21 LED Flashlight

HP21 LED Flashlight

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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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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Congratulations COAST HP21 December Winner

Thursday, January 17th, 2013
HP21 LED Flashlight

HP21 LED Flashlight

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.

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