Posts Tagged ‘LED flashlights’

Checking in on Mercy Ships

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

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.

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National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared with LED Lanterns, Flashlights and More

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Near LandfallSeptember 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.

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From Radio Receivers to LED Flashlights: An LED Odyssey [Infographic]

Monday, August 6th, 2012

COAST LED Timeline InfographicWith 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.

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COAST Products Showcases LED and Knife Innovations at National Hardware Show

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

COAST 2-LED Pro Pocket PliersCOAST 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.

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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…)