COAST Releases Rechargeable Companion to Top Performing LED Headlamp

Powerful, Feature-Rich Light Will Debut at AAPEX


COAST Products

Portland, OR -( Automotive technicians have given the powerful HL8R headlamp such high marks that Coast has developed a rechargeable version.

The new HL8R features the hands-free functionality of one of Coast’s most popular and powerful headlamps within the industry, and adds the flexibility and convenience of a rechargeable system.

Coast will exhibit the new HL8R along with a wide array of LED flashlights, headlamps, lanterns, knives and multi-tools during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). See Coast at Booth 1476, from November 3-5 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Coast products offer advanced quality and innovation, built with the latest patented and proprietary features and technology. They are a must-see for service repair technicians, retailers and distributors in the automotive aftermarkets industry.

Rechargeable HL8R Delivers Brighter Light, Patented Features:

Built for the toughest jobs and environments, the HL8R LED headlamp offers the best, most feature-rich light available. It is a high-powered headlamp designed for multiple applications and professional-level indoor and outdoor use. It produces up to 800 lumens of bright light and also utilizes COAST’s patented Pure Beam Focusing System.

For ultra convenience, the lithium battery pack will recharge directly in the pack case. It can also be powered by four AA batteries in a separate pack that is included. Both battery packs are rubber sealed for comfort and water resistant, and can be removed and attached to a belt with the extended battery cord that’s also included.

The HL8R has high, medium and low output modes that can be adjusted with the easy to use Variable Light Control Technology to just the right level for whatever task you’re undertaking. It has a runtime of more than 4 hours in high mode and up to 62 hours on low mode – tested to ANSI standards.

COAST’s Pure Beam Focusing allows the HL8R to be adjusted from a Bulls-Eye spot, with a beam distance of 702 feet (214 meters), to an Ultra View Flood Beam, offering a broad, consistent beam. The light is paired with a completely adjustable headband, providing ultimate comfort and reducing the possibility of snagging.
Lithium Battery Pack

The HL8R even comes with helmet clips for use with hard hats. It has an oversized power switch and an easy-to-grip bezel which is hinged to make beam positioning fast and easy.

The HL8R is the most feature-rich rechargeable headlamp available today. It allows you to have both hands free and work safely, whether you’re servicing a vehicle, working in low light situations or making difficult repairs outdoors or in the toughest environments.

COAST HL8R Product Specifications:

  • Power: Included lithium rechargeable pack and included alkaline battery pack (4 AA)
  • Lumens: 800 (High), 245 (Med), 50 (Low)
  • Beam Distance: 214 meters/702 ft. (High), 390 feet/119 meters (Med), 181 feet/55 meters (Low)
  • Run Time: 4 hours, 15 min (High), 12 hours (Med), 62 hours (Low)
  • Twist Focus and Patented Pure Beam Focusing

All COAST LED flashlights and headlamps are tested and rated to ANSI FL1 standards. They feature unbreakable LEDs and are impact and water resistant. And, they’re backed by COAST's lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship.

“The HL8R headlamp delivers innovative, rechargeable technology that’s ideal for mechanics and technicians everywhere,” remarked COAST President David Brands. “It has impressive power, beam clarity and runtime, coupled with advanced features like twist focus, pinpoint focus control and the highest quality beam clarity, making it just the right tool for any repair or project. Whether working on detailed repairs or anywhere requiring the highest quality, hands-free lighting, these are the go-to professional headlamps that make all others obsolete.”

The HL8R is scheduled for shipment later this fall and has a suggested retail of $149.99.

About COAST Products – A History of Innovation:

Well-known for their knives and multi-tools, for nearly 95 years, COAST is now a market leader in premium LED flashlights – developing innovative products trusted by everyone from the weekend warrior to the Navy Seals and soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. COAST’s technologically advanced products are safer and easier to use, while at the same time being extremely functional and enjoyable to own. COAST Products was founded as COAST Cutlery Company in 1919. Originally established to provide quality knives to the farmers, ranchers and workers of the Pacific Northwest, today COAST produces premium LED lighting products, including top-rated flashlights, headlamps and EAL (emergency area lighting), as well as fine-crafted knives and world class multi-tools. Every COAST product reflects an investment in skilled craftsmanship and quality materials and is backed by a COAST guarantee. COAST products are available from leading home centers, hardware stores, professional outlets, automotive stores and supplies, sporting goods stores, and numerous online retailers.

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