New Powerhouse from Coast Products

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Coast Products introduced a new flashlight at the recent SHOT Show that offers up to 1,200 lumens of light with a variable focus and a run time measured in hours, not minutes. The new light is called the HP314R.


The new light runs on both alkaline and a rechargeable battery pack. The included battery pack charges via a micro USB port, and it can be charged either inside the flashlight or outside of it. This allows you to charge a pack while still operating the light on another set of batteries.

The light also has a USB power out. This allows you to charge your cell phone or other device with the flashlight. If you opt to run alkaline batteries, four D-cells are needed.

Coast flashlight


On the high output mode, the rechargeable pack makes 1,000 lumens. Alkaline cells squeeze out a bit more light and are rated at 1,200 lumens.

Coast includes a sliding focus so you can adapt the light to your needs. At the maximum focus, you get a beam distance of about 2,700 feet with both battery sources.

Run Time

Run time is impressive. On a set of alkaline batteries, the light is rated at 3.25 hours on its high output. With the rechargeable batteries, the rating jumps up to 10 hours.

The MSRP on this flashlight is $499. I would expect “street” pricing to be less. Coast Products covers this light with a lifetime warranty.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Perfect for combing the piers for corpses!

    Guess I can cross Mom off the Xmas shopping list!

    • Dan

      Because you’re getting her a flash light or because you suspect she is a corpse at the pier and you’re wanting a flashlight to use to look for her?

    • M C

      “combing the piers for corpses”

      That’s an “America’s Got Talent” act wouldn’t mind watching.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    Only $500? They need to add another $300 to that of they want the flashlight guys to take them seriously.

  • Travis

    Yeah, the specs are better than the Maglite MagCharger LED, but really, for the money, I don’t see this light as being $400 better.

  • Swarf

    Haaaa hahaha! Ahhhh hahaha hah!

  • Hoplopfheil

    Can you at least not post ads ON the ads?

  • Conner

    For that price I assume they throw in a new Honda generator to power recharge when outdoors in the wild.

  • Klaus Von Schmitto

    A 500 dollar flashlight? GTFOOH.