Posts Tagged ‘LED headlamp’

Night Skiing Safety Precautions

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Mt Hood Skibowl WarmhutImagine gliding among the stars with a sharp, invigorating wind on your face, and you’ll come near the wonder of night skiing. Many people prefer night skiing because the slopes are generally less crowded after sundown. Furthermore, a night skiing lift ticket is usually less expensive than a day pass. However, the colder temperatures and icier conditions of night skiing require special safety precautions, such as bringing a high-quality LED headlamp, as outlined below.

 How to Prepare for Night Skiing: Your Safety Checklist


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:


COAST Product Super Bowl Match-Ups: HL5 vs. HL7 Headlamps

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

HL5 vs. HL7 LED HeadlampsToday’s Coast Super Bowl matchup is between two of our finest LED headlamps. On one side, we have the HL5 LED headlamp; on the other, the HL7. Both make for a top-quality LED headlamp, but only one can win today’s game.

Headlamps provide all the hands-free flexibility you need when hiking, camping or even fixing a car. But there are various factors that come into play when we compare these two excellent headlamps. To begin, let’s look at the basic stats of each headlamp: (more…)

Emergency Kits: A 2012 New Year’s Resolution for Home Safety

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Earthquake Survival KitOne New Year’s resolution for 2012 all homeowners should consider is to create or update their home emergency kits. The safety and well-being of your family could depend on whether or not you have the proper emergency equipment. Be it a storm, earthquake or flood, there are many scenarios in which an emergency kit will come in handy. So get out that LED flashlight and head up to the attic (or down to the basement), and start assembling your 2012 emergency kit.

For starters, pick a large, sturdy, preferably water- and fire-resistant container that can hold your emergency kit. Make sure it has a solid lid and ample room for larger items such as a backup emergency LED lantern. Next, decide where you will store your kit and make sure there is enough room for everything to fit before you go about filling it.


Three LED Lights Occupy Movement Participants Could Appreciate

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Tent city in the occupied parkOccupy Wall Street began with a tent among the trees. Admittedly, the tent was surrounded by hundreds of others, and the trees were in Zuccotti Park, in the financial district, but the point remains: The people who are “occupying” Wall Street – and Portland – are living in the urban wild, with no connection to local power utilities for electrical needs such as lighting.

Whether participants in the Occupy movement realize it or not, portable LED light products – such as LED flashlights and lanterns – provide the perfect solution to their lack of power. Here’s why: (more…)

LED Headlamps for Winter Running Safety

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Fog at Dog ParkWinter is quickly approaching, and that means the days are getting shorter – not to mention the weather changes, including snow, rain and fog. Your normal running time might have fallen during daylight hours in the summer months, but now it’s likely to be dark and therefore more dangerous when you go for a run.

When running at night, you have decreased depth perception, less secure footing and often little motivation to run in the first place. Fortunately, many runners have found headlamps to be an effective method of combating these common winter running hazards. (more…)

Gearing Up for Snow Camping: Knives and other Essentials

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Snow Camping at Lake Easton State ParkCold weather does not mean the end to outdoor fun. The winter season can provide an exciting challenge if you love to camp because of the new experiences it provides and because it gives you a good excuse to use your camping knives and multi-tool. Snow camping requires more preparation and special equipment than camping during other weather conditions, so you’ll need to take extra precautions and take the time to prepare in order to maximize the amount of fun you will have.

Snow Camping Overview


Associate Review: Coast HL7 LED Headlamp Great for Everything from Biking to Barbecuing

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

To help test out our new line of Coast LED flashlights and headlamps, we asked several of our associates to try them out and write up their thoughts. We’ll be sharing their honest reviews in a series of blog posts to help you decide on your next LED flashlight.

I’ve long preferred LED flashlights over incandescent lights, and headlamps over flashlights, so an LED headlamp was an easy choice for me. Even though you may look a little funny to some while wearing one, it’s hard to argue against the merits of having both of your hands free while you use your light. Aesthetics tend to be the first thing to go out the window when you have to work on a car on the side of the road at night, or during a zombie attack (or both).