Posts Tagged ‘LED light’

Top 3 COAST LED Flashlights to Use for Inspecting Firearms

Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Whether you’re looking to buy a firearm or simply hoping to take care of the guns you already own, bore inspection is an important step in checking and maintaining a gun’s operability. A strong flashlight is key in inspecting and cleaning bores.

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Portland Biking Safety for Fall/Winter

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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Portland biking ebbs and flows. In the summer, the bike paths are packed. But once the rains set in each fall, the numbers of cyclists drops dramatically. It’s unfortunate that so many bikers let Portland’s rainy season dictate their riding patterns. Really, the Rose City is a great town for biking, even in the dead of winter. We don’t see the frozen roads and snow piles that Minneapolis bikers face in the winter, for instance. (There, avid bike commuters are known to put studded snow tires on their rides to maintain a proper grip on slippery winter roads.) Portland’s weather rarely dips below freezing. As long as you have the right gear, you can enjoy cycling in Portland all year round, even during the rainy season from October through April.

Wind, rain, and darkness are your main concerns. To combat biting winds and incessant rains, wear multiple layers. Start off with a wicking bottom layer to draw sweat away from your skin while you ride. Second, add an insulating middle layer to keep you warm on your commute. And to top it all off, wear a waterproof windbreaker that will keep you dry. Also: make sure your bike is equipped to tackle stormy weather, with fenders and good tires. Don’t forget to get a tune-up this fall, to ensure no unexpected breakdowns on the road. Finally, wader boots are a great way for newbie winter commuters to keep their feet dry. As you’re ready to invest in better rain gear, look for shoe covers to fit over your biking shoes. Finally, you’ll need a good pair of gloves, a hat that fits under your helmet, and warm socks to stay comfortable on your ride.

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Top 5 Most Important Things to Include in Your BOB (Bug Out Bag)

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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LED Lantern

Winter is around the corner and it is a good time to remind ourselves to make sure we are prepared for emergencies. Let’s take a look at five of the most important things to include in your Bug Out Bag (BOB), the grab-and-go bag you’ll grab if a disaster hits.

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The Original Light Painters: Man Ray & Gjon Mili

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

At COAST Products, we are proud of our light painters—those contemporary artists who use COAST LED flashlights to make innovative art. Rather than using paint, these artists pair time-lapse photography and flashlights to create incredible images. As our blog loyal readers know, we sponsor one light painter, Jason D. Page, by equipping him with the powerful LED lights he needs to create his stunning nighttime landscapes and portraits. This post takes a look at a couple of light painting pioneers, Man Ray and Gjon Mili. Not everyone knows about these artists, so a little background information might be handy.

Man Ray, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, was born Emmanuel Radnitzky in 1890. He was an enigmatic Modernist from New York who later moved to Paris, where he spent most of his career. There, he made contributions to the Dada and Surrealist movements, both part of the Avant-garde art scene of the late teens and early 1920s.

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LED Flashlights for Automotive Technicians

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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For automotive mechanics, an LED light is a must-have tool. LED flashlights and headlamps allow car experts to peer deep into engine blocks. Sometimes, a strong, far-reaching beam is needed to diagnose a problem inside the engine. At other times, more scattered LED light is required, for seeing the bigger mechanical picture. Beyond these needs, mechanics’ flashlights should be tough (look for a strong warranty, such as our lifetime guarantee), waterproof (engine liquids are not kind to cheapo torches) and ergonomic.

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The Best LED headlamp Options for Auto Mechanics

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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Car mechanics may spend hours at a time underneath cars and trucks, straining to peer deep into engine blocks. A high-quality LED headlamp is crucial in such circumstances. As experienced mechanics can vouch, the cheapo headlamps from drugstores just can’t stand up to the rigors of the car shop. And it’s just plain awkward to cradle a flashlight under your chin while using both hands for repairs. To serve mechanics well, LED lighting must be hands-free and reliable.

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Metropolitan Appeal of LED Lighting: Street Lamps, Bridges and the Empire State Building

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Cities across the globe are choosing to install LED lighting, first and foremost for financial reasons. Compared to an incandescent bulb, an LED light is 90 percent more efficient, so cities can get more light for their buck with LED lighting. LED bulbs also last up to 10 times longer than CFLs. Moreover, the possibility for visual dazzle is nearly limitless with LEDs, which can be programmed to take on mesmerizing patterns of shifting, shimmering colors.

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Why Every Firefighter needs at least One Professional Use LED Flashlight

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Firefighters

Picture this: You’re heading into the burning building while everyone else runs away. As flames lick the roofline, your adrenaline is racing but your rational mind kicks into gear. Quickly, you check that you have all of your gear. A few of the items you look for are: a self-contained breathing kit to provide oxygen when the air becomes too thick with smoke to breathe; your Halligan bar for prying open closed doors, among other uses; and your professional use LED flashlight.

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