COAST has announced that it will be debuting two new lights at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer show next month in Salt Lake City. Both lights offer USB recharging, making it simple to top up the batteries from any wall charger, computer, or portable battery pack. We're big fans of USB-rechargeable gear, since it eliminates the need to carry around several types of spare batteries, lightens your pack, and even helps the environment by reducing electronic waste.

Coast flashlight HP8R USB

The first of these two new lights from COAST is the HP8R rechargeable flashlight. The HP8R produces 760 lumens of white light, which can be focused between a wide flood beam and a “bulls-eye” spot beam using the COAST Pure Beam Focusing Optic. This optic can be adjusted with one hand, and locks in place via the Beam Lock system.

The HP8R can be recharged via USB with the included lithium-ion pack, by plugging an included cable into the Pro-Tek charging port hidden by the sliding tail cap. Alternatively, the light can use 4 AAA alkaline batteries as a backup option. High, medium, and low brightness modes are available.

Coast flashlight HP8R USB 2

Here are the rest of the COAST HP8R rechargeable flashlight's specs:

  • Light output (high) – 760 lumens
  • Light output (low) – 61 lumens
  • Beam distance – 698 ft
  • Maximum run time – 26 hours
  • Length – 6.125 in
  • Weight – 7.2 oz
  • Battery type – lithium-ion (included) or 4 AAA
  • MSRP – $125

Coast headlamp FL75R

For hands-free applications, such as nighttime hikes, camping, or working in dark conditions, COAST will also offer the FL75R headlamp. This small LED light produces up to 530 lumens, and also incorporates COAST's Pure Beam Focusing Optic for adjustable light dispersal. The FL75R offers dual red LEDs that allow the user to read maps and move discreetly at night without blinding others or impeding night vision.

The FL75R includes both a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, and a set of three standard AAA alkalines. The rechargeable battery can be charged inside the headlamp or outside it, permitting users to leave the lithium pack in the charger and continue using the light with AAA batteries. Here are the rest of this new headlamp's specs:

  • Light output (high) – 530 lumens
  • Light output (low) – 65 lumens
  • Beam distance – 512 feet
  • Maximum run time – 23 hours
  • MSRP – $110 (not yet available, coming soon)

For more information on COAST lighting products, visit COASTPortland.com. Or, stay tuned here on OFFGRIDweb.com for live coverage of other new releases at the Outdoor Retailer show in August.


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