Posts Tagged ‘LED flashlights’

Light Artist Paints with COAST Flashlights

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Camera Lens There are many different ways to use an LED flashlight, but here’s one we bet you haven’t thought of: painting.

Light painting is a type of photography that combines the use of light sources with long shutter speeds, creating dazzling visual effects you’d swear were Photoshopped – but they aren’t. Although light painting has been used by photographers since 1935, this technique has seen an explosion in popularity over the last few years.

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COAST A25 LED Flashlight Nominated for 2012 Innovation Award

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Our A25 focusing LED flashlight is one of the slickest models we’ve ever designed, and we’re not the only ones who think so. Not only is it a favorite of mechanics, technicians and other professionals, but Professional Tool & Equipment News magazine has nominated it for a 2012 Innovation Award!

The award highlights the most innovative and cutting-edge tools introduced within the past year, and we’re proud to be a contender in the lighting category. The A25 LED flashlight, which transitions smoothly from spot to flood using our Pure Beam Focusing Optic System, casts a superior 226-lumen beam that alternates between three power settings (including a strobe light) – all packed within a tough, compact stainless steel casing.

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COAST Celebrates Earth Day with These 3 Recommendations

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

IMG_9643_1With Earth Day coming up April 22, many people are once again asking themselves, “What can I do to reduce my impact on the environment?” As a manufacturer of energy-efficient LED flashlights, we are committed to creating a greener planet, starting with the everyday items people use at home or in the great outdoors.

1. Take a green camping trip with the family.

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LED Tactical Flashlights for Law Enforcement

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Issaquah WA Police Car - (Public Domain) ImageFor law enforcement professionals, LED flashlights are more than just handy gadgets – they’re crucial tools for investigation, applying non-lethal force and accurately aiming firearms. Tactical flashlights may be integrated into weapons, but most of the time police officers and other law enforcement personnel carry separate LED flashlights, which can be used for everything from non-lethal crowd control to checking the sobriety of a driver.

The bright beam of an LED flashlight in the eyes is often enough to stop a criminal in his or her tracks. Perhaps law enforcement experts’ most critical use of LED flashlights is in illuminating high-risk situations. If you’re pursuing an armed assailant, an LED flashlight can make a life-or-death difference. Below is a look at how law enforcement professionals can benefit from LED flashlights. (more…)

The COAST Report Card: How We Did in the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Reporter

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Home inspectors use LED flashlights on a regular basis as part of their home inspection routine.  It’s not surprising, then, that the American Society of Home Inspectors recently published its “Flashlight Shootout 2012,” an in-depth review of several high-end LED flashlights – including three of our flashlights and one of our headlamps. We’re happy to say the rugged construction, brightness and focusing capabilities of our LED flashlights received high marks.

Each LED flashlight was rated based on the same set of criteria: battery life and efficiency; brightness over 200 lumens; handling ability; and light color. Here’s a snapshot of how our LED flashlights fared: (more…)

Packing for a High Mountain Lake Fishing Trip

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Crooked River Burning MountainNearly 350,000 fish. About 500 lakes. And just $33 for an annual resident angling license. The numbers don’t lie: This is going to be a great year for those who enjoy high mountain fishing. The state of Oregon stocked about 500 lakes in the Cascade Range with 345,000 fish last July, and many of those meals-on-fins are now large enough to keep. Of course, many anglers practice catch and release – it seems the chase (and the breathtaking scenery) is enough for them.

Still, there’s nothing quite like hiking into a remote area, fishing for a while, and then frying your catch over an open fire, having cleaned it with your ever-present folding knife. No wonder 25 percent of Oregon anglers prefer to fish in the state’s high-altitude lakes – there are fewer people around and no noisy jet skis or boats, making for a very relaxing, rewarding experience.

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Comparing LED Flashlights: What to Look for as You Shop

Monday, February 27th, 2012

LED Flashlight FeaturesWouldn’t it be wonderful if we could put on a pair of special glasses and see the world through the eyes of an expert? For instance, a trip to the art museum would look very different if we could slip into the viewpoint of Jackson Pollack or Vincent Van Gogh. In many ways, the Internet is the modern equivalent of those magical glasses. Shopping is an entirely different experience today than it was a decade ago, because today we can automatically pull up advice from product experts.

Below is a list important flashlight characteristics that flashaholics tend to list in their LED flashlight reviews, to help make it easier for you to choose between LED flashlights. (more…)

The Best LED Flashlights for Gloved Hands

Monday, February 20th, 2012

G30 LED FlashlightDuring the cold winter months, we tend to keep our hands covered with gloves when we’re outside. Of course, this keeps our hands warm, but it can also make it difficult to handle certain objects. For instance, using a cell phone, flashlight or even just holding a cup of coffee with gloves on can prove challenging. However, in the case of LED flashlights, some of these glove-induced difficulties can be avoided if you choose the right type flashlight – or opt for an LED headlamp instead.

With that in mind, the following is a look at some of the more glove-friendly LED flashlights and headlamps for winter weather:

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