Posts Tagged ‘LED lights’

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…)

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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Will Tomorrow’s Light Bulb be Made of Plastic?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

White Bokeh on Black Background

Every industry has its own buzz, or the latest developments that could potentially change the playing field. In LED lighting, the current rumor is that plastic light bulbs could soon be on the market. According to a recent press release, Wake University professor David Carroll has applied FIPEL technology to create a plastic, buzz-free light bulb. FIPEL stands for Field-Induced Polymer ElectroLuminescent – that’s quite a mouthful. Basically, it means these bulbs are created with several layers of white-emitting polymer (plastics) that have been blended with special nanomaterials. These nanomaterials naturally glow when stimulated by electricity.

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COAST Unveils Rechargeable LED Flashlights at Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Wrenchin’ Roger visited the COAST booth at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) last November for a tour of our latest LED lights. As you can see in the video below, our own Kevin Corcoran introduced three professional use LED flashlight options, all of which are rechargeable.

A9R: First up was the A9R rechargeable penlight – the perfect torch for inspection gigs. You can recharge this handy light by simply plugging it into the charging cap. A green light is illuminated when the A9R is fully charged. It’s hard to find a handier, sleeker inspection light.

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Make the Holidays Greener with LED Lights

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Xmas TreeDeck the halls with boughs of holly! Like many Christmas songs, this ditty is outdated. Who actually decorates with live holly anymore? Then again, many people still light up their homes with incandescent holiday lights – even though they’re energy hogs that are notorious for blowing fuses. For a greener holiday season, we suggest switching to LED lights, which use 80 percent less energy than standard bulbs. Advantages of LED holiday lights include:

More shatter resistant.The average LED light cover is made of plastic – not glass, as traditional holiday bulbs are. Moreover, because LEDs are so small, they are less likely to shatter.

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Wes Whaley Paints Beauty with COAST LED Lights

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Call Me Lightning

From repairing a clogged sink to lighting your path, it’s easy to find practical uses for LED lights. And certainly, police officers, firefighters and inspectors can testify that LED flashlights can also serve well in professional situations. What fewer people anticipate, however, is that our LED lights can also be used to make art, as one light artist’s work proves.

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Is the Price of LED Light Bulbs Dropping?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

BEHOLD THE LED!

In June of this year, Lux Research released a report predicting that LED bulb prices will be cut in half by 2020. If Lux’s prediction is correct, a 60-watt LED bulb could cost just $11.06 by the end of this decade. Given the efficiency of LED bulbs, that low price could definitely provide a cost incentive for consumers to use LED lights more frequently in their homes.

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Can LED Lights Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Pink Ribbon BCA with shadow

Human beings evolved with natural light patterns. Our bodies respond differently to the rising sun, the light at full noon and the darkness of night. For some time, researchers have known that our internal circadian rhythms are modified by the eye’s exposure to light, whether it comes from the sun or from LED lighting.

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