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Too funny Big Smile
This is what happens to threads when the waiting is too long for our torches Smile

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Tom Tom wrote:
FFS Nellie is trumpety trump.

Here’s a vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a-m3pH9Dr8

I’m surprised I needed to mention this.

It’s a bit laughable in most regions, we like dumbo too who can fly with his ears.

As far as I know, Toy Keeper isn’t from the United States. Maybe I’m wrong.

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Which is why your comment didn’t make sense.

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I asked to be added to the list for one at post #1970.
Checking back in 5 months later to say I’m still interested in one.
Thanks
Russ

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russthetoolman wrote:
I asked to be added to the list for one at post #1970.
Checking back in 5 months later to say I’m still interested in one.
Thanks
Russ

You are still on the list at #852.
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djozz wrote:
LOL, just let them UK/Common Wealth folks call themselves names among each other, they will be juuuuust fine! Party Thumbs Up

(lived in England for a while with two irishmen, one catholic from Dublin, one protestant from Belfast, have learned a few words that I was never taught in English class.)

Despite being 1/4 Welsh (my middle name is Wynne) to my shame I don’t speak the lingo. The UK is really quite a diverse country with several languages. English being the common denominator, which helps.

Swearing and cursing is fairly universal though, even if we don’t quite understand each other the meaning gets across..

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Well, I know of a few stand-up comedians across the big pond. If you could filter out all the rude words from their shows, you would be looking for a stand-in comedian to fill the time after the break.

Edit: I do enjoy watching “A night at the Apollo”.

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Suddenly I have seven Rude points.

Perhaps some don’t get satire, it’s not as if I burned the flag, just jested a bit about the POTUS.

Ah well.

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I joined BLF for this. 1 for me please.

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Tom Tom wrote:
Suddenly I have seven Rude points.

Perhaps some don’t get satire, it’s not as if I burned the flag, just jested a bit about the POTUS.

Ah well.


It is well known that satire is not understood by everyone, and on the internet you are in fact talking to everyone. So part of your communication arsenal, however fun and harmless, may better be reserved for one’s own friends/part of the world. Or else live with a couple of rude points every now and then Big Smile
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Tom Tom wrote:
Perhaps some don’t get satire

Don’t quit your day job. It sounds pretty lucrative even with the brain damage.

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contactcr wrote:
Tom Tom wrote:
Perhaps some don’t get satire

Don’t quit your day job. It sounds pretty lucrative even with the brain damage.


There’s no need for jabs at each other.
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Thanks for confirming I’m on the list
I did try to find my name without success, that’s why
I mentioned it again on here.
Thanks again!
Russ

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JasonWW wrote:
contactcr wrote:
Tom Tom wrote:
Perhaps some don’t get satire

Don’t quit your day job. It sounds pretty lucrative even with the brain damage.


There’s no need for jabs at each other.

But then, sometimes there is Party
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contactcr wrote:
Tom Tom wrote:
Perhaps some don’t get satire

Don’t quit your day job. It sounds pretty lucrative even with the brain damage.

I wish. semi-retired. Aerospace is in a poor state at the moment. Rolls Royce just announced 4600 layoffs today, which is very bad.

And our first batch of F35s got delayed due to stormy weather over the Atlantic Facepalm
Still, here’s some classic AC/DC to keep our spirits up whilst we wait:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f2g4RMfhS0

Let there be light!

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JasonWW wrote:
contactcr wrote:
Tom Tom wrote:
Perhaps some don’t get satire

Don’t quit your day job. It sounds pretty lucrative even with the brain damage.


There’s no need for jabs at each other.

Only if your setting him up for a right cross followed by a left upper cut!

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Wow, people, we are soooo offtopic
I hope we get an FW3a uptdate soon..

that Nellie vid Tom posted is fun, but has nothing to do with flashlights

here is a much uglier version of Nellie, dont watch it, as it has nothing to do with flashlights

and imo, it is in bad form to be using public bandwidth for this, but, since this thread is spiraling out of control..

suit yourself, we are on a slide into the gutter. I suggest people take a chill pill, and stop using this thread for ad hominem attacks.. this stuff belongs in whine and cheese, if at all

can we get back to arguing about which LED is better?

OK, I will go first, the sw45 9080 is better, for me, than the XPL Hi. Smoke em if you got em.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
will an unprotected Samsung 30Q or a Sony US18650VTC6 be good to provide the “max” power? How about the Sanyo NCR18650GA, will they be good enough?

Any decent cell should work, though higher-amp cells like the 30Q and VTC6/VTC5 should make turbo a little brighter. On regulated modes, the highest output is only 3 amps, so most cells should be fine most of the time.

This light isn’t optimized for maximum turbo performance. The heat sink isn’t massive, the springs aren’t fancy low-resistance alloys, the wires aren’t extra-thick, etc… It’s not particularly hot-rodded.

The main thing is to make sure the cell is small enough, so probably an unprotected battery.

Hum, even considering Firelight’s answer earlier, from these I understand that both 3 batteries will probably good enough, except on turbo where there can be some differences! Is this correct?
Thanks again for the clear answer! Thumbs Up

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What’d y’all think of the video I’d posted? Please don’t be too harsh; I only just now got a camera that can even take video.

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jon_slider wrote:

can we get back to arguing about which LED is better?

OK, I will go first, the sw45 9080 is better, for me, than the XPL Hi. Smoke em if you got em.

LOL, that video is awesome!

I have both my Samsung 4000k and 5000k triples with me today and I love the nice, even color, large hot spot of both. I do have love for my D4 XP-L High with a frosted lense. But the Samsung leds have the better large spot without having to rely on the frosting of a lens to give spill to the leds.

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Hey, if it weren’t for the fet, the fact those aren’t made anymore, etc, I would totally want a sw45k version. Hell, maybe I’ll disable the fet and try that. Idk.

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What’d y’all think of the video I’d posted? Please don’t be too harsh; I only just now got a camera that can even take video.

I like it very much. Well done
I have much less need to spotlight the top of a distant tree with Low CRI, than I do to flood the area I am in with High CRI

but, both is good
buy more than one type of beam, and more than one type of LED

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spaceminions wrote:
Hey, if it weren’t for the fet, the fact those aren’t made anymore, etc, I would totally want a sw45k version. Hell, maybe I’ll disable the fet and try that. Idk.

FWIW, I have a triple 219b with 7+1 driver and a polished 10511 optic. It uses Crescendo so it does ramping on a clicky switch from 0.2 lm to 800 lm, and it’s one of my nicest lights. The host is a compact 18650 “brass beauty” modded by Dale to prove it could be done.

It may be only 800 lm, but I don’t often want more than that anyway… and it otherwise is tip-top.

Basically, I’m saying a 219b version would be pretty nice… even if you disabled the FET.

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here btw is an example of the different strengths and weaknesses of a flood beam with no hotspot and a beam with a hotspot. watch from the 2 minute 9 second mark for the beam comparisons.

neither one is best
both is better

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Tom Tom wrote:
FFS Nellie is trumpety trump.
Whenever I hear the word “Trump” these days I think of Donald Trump…
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I am unable to load the LED and tint poll pages.

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FW3A, SST20 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
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Zebralight SC62w

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jon_slider wrote:
here btw is an example of the different strengths and weaknesses of a flood beam with no hotspot and a beam with a hotspot. watch from the 2 minute 9 second mark for the beam comparisons.

neither one is best
both is better

It’s why the Samsung would be a great balance between those extremes!

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Not sure how to add photos, but I played with the manual settings on my camera and set it to 4500k and took a pick with both a Samsung 4000k and Samsung 5000k triple if someone wants them to post.

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Tixx wrote:
Not sure how to add photos, but I played with the manual settings on my camera and set it to 4500k and took a pick with both a Samsung 4000k and Samsung 5000k triple if someone wants them to post.

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Both 80 CRI

5000k Samsung

4000k Samsung

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