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You Might Be a Flashaholic if...

Your neighbors are annoyed by you.

Neighborhood security knows you very well.

When certain lights are clicked on, you swear theatrically or laugh like a lunatic.

When certain lights are clicked off, the words “copper” and “driver” mysteriously come into your head.

Your palms are as use to scorching heat as a blacksmith’s.

Your street lights are your sworn enemies.

You laugh at the sight of a light that says “Police” and is black with the word “tactical” anywhere on it.

You notice how large, dome-shaped objects make you salivate.

The word “bin” doesn’t refer to a place to toss used towels.

You believe the dark really may have monsters (so why not be prepared and check to see what’s there?)

You forbid your family from coming near the charging station.

You believe that “lithium batteries” and “most people” don’t belong in the same sentence together.

The sight of a flashlight with advertised lumens in the double-digits makes you chuckle.

The sight of a flashlight with advertised lumens in the triple-digits make you skeptical.

You get the sweats when the delivery guy shows up.

You get the sweats when nightfall arrives.

You imagine one of your flashlight beams saying back to you: “Oh, so now I’m not good enough for you anymore? I’m not the right COLOR!”

Your spouse is excited to see you and says: “What’s that hot stuff in your pants!” and you reply: “Oh, my light accidently clicked on. Thanks for the heads-up!”

Well, that’s all I could think of.

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lol

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So you’re saying those reactions are not normal? Got to feel bad for the normal folks then.:party:

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You might be a flashaholic if your on this forum. :bigsmile:

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… You hear people talking about their new LED light, and curious you ask to check it out and find it to be mere 10*5mm white LEDs. You try as hard as you can to stifle your laughs as your EDC can wipe the floor with his.
… Every time you hear people misuse the words such as lumens, lux and Cree you rage a little on the inside.
… You want to educate everybody about your lights.
… Everybody who knows you turns to you for a torch when the lights go out or it’s dark outside.
… You’re constantly fumbling and fidgeting with a torch in your hands (even right now).

EDIT: I just did the impossible. First time for me anyway. I resisted buying a new EDC. I guess I’m sticking to my trusty (hah) TF R5-A3.

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you might be a flashaholic if you find you spend longer on edc decisions when heading out than your mrs does on clothes options and your choices exceed your footwear options…..

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You're a flashaholic if you edc  an 18650 light.

You're a flashaholic if you shoot your lights into trees to avoid making your neighbors mad . 

you're  a flashaholic if you've ever turmed off your headlights and driven with  a flashlight .

 you're either a flashaholic or a weirdo if you've ever showered,taken a bath  with or swam with your flashlight

you're probably a flashaholic if you're guessing lumens of votive candles  at church.

you're probably a flashaholic if you have small piles of flashlights in more than 3 locations in your house  

You might be a flashaholic if someone offers you a flashlight and you think .."what a piece of garbage"

You might be a flashaholic if you still want a light even though you know it's junk. 

You might be a flashaholic if you've attached a light to your dogs collar .

You might be a flashaholic if you have a flashlight hanging from the switch of a lamp

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Boaz wrote:
you’re probably a flashaholic if you’re guessing lumens of votive candles  at church.

What is this “church” you speak of Wink

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You might be a redneck flashaholic if you have more flashlights strapped to your body, than you have dogs under the porch.

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instead of buying prescriptions buy a new ligh drop in race to mail box and try to intercept mail man to get lights parts batteries etc… or hide creditcard receipts Big Smile

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Yesterday went to Carrefour, I did chuckle after seeing thoses half watt and low lumens light in blister packing. Still can’t stop

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You might be a flashaholic if you grind down all your strike bezels.

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You might be a flashaholic if furtive mail/package retrieval tactics are honed and perfected.

You might be a flashaholic if you have said to your wife,  "I've had this for a long time" more than three times a month.

You might be a flashaholic if you are asked how many flashlights you own more than three times a month.

You might be a flashaholic if, when an item wasn't included with your order, Hanks says, "I'll just put it with the next one."

You might be a flashaholic if two thirds or more of your collection is within arm's reach of where you are sitting while reading this.

 

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I edc two 18650 lights…….

oops, just glanced at my daysack, two 18650 lights and a 2*18650 thrower…..

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You might be a flashaholic if your wife googled about flashaholic.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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gords1001 wrote:
I edc two 18650 lights…….

oops, just glanced at my daysack, two 18650 lights and a 2*18650 thrower…..

Two is one, one is none.

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… You hear people talking about their new LED light, and curious you ask to check it out and find it to be mere 10*5mm white LEDs. You try as hard as you can to stifle your laughs as your EDC can wipe the floor with his
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You might be a flashaholic if you end us buying more than one of any single light because you like it so much and because you don’t want to be without one if the one you already have breaks even though one of the main reasons you bought and like this light so much in the first place is because it is so reliable.

You might be a flashaholic if you take a flashlight with you when you take a nap just in case it happens to be dark when you wake up.

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you might be a flashaholic if upon getting hold of any electrical gadget, you first investigate its power source, then get nervous if you find its li-ion in the hands of the uninformed.

Your also likely a flashaholic if you check out the shelves of any store you walk into for both cells and potential mod hosts.

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..if you order 5 lights for gifts from dx and you don’t know if they’ll send them Smile but hey, only $ 5.60!1!

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…you stop at an intersection and try to count the leds in the traffic signal and wonder how hard they’re driving them…then a hybrid car pulls up next to you -and you wonder
1. does it use 18650s____2. how many could you get out of it____3. would that be enough?

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OK…true story.

So we are getting the house and yard put together today for our big 4th July get together tonight.

The wifey informs me that we will have some extra help as her sister is sending her 18 y.o. and 15 y.o. daughters to help with the cleaning and preparations.

She goes on to explain, “it seems your 15 y.o. niece took it upon herself to sneak out the house last night…..and didn’t come home until 2:00am in the morning”

“She was able to get back into the house by shining a flashlight and sneaking back into the 18 y.o. niece’s room…..So let’s just say she is in deep trouble”.

Being the concerned uncle that I am,…quickly replied…

“Hey, I just have one question”…..
………………………………………………

“What kind of flashlight was she using?”

Yeah,…you saw it coming. Needless to say, wifey wasnt too happy with my response….

But hey, there could be a teaching opportunity and intervention into upgrading to a proper lighting source,…right?

I know this group feels me… :bigsmile:

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You might be a flashaholic if you look at the taillights of cars in front of you and dispise their PWM.

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KaiserSosa wrote:
OK…true story.

So we are getting the house and yard put together today for our big 4th July get together tonight.

The wifey informs me that we will have some extra help as her sister is sending her 18 y.o. and 15 y.o. daughters to help with the cleaning and preparations.

She goes on to explain, “it seems your 15 y.o. niece took it upon herself to sneak out the house last night…..and didn’t come home until 2:00am in the morning”

“She was able to get back into the house by shining a flashlight and sneaking back into the 18 y.o. niece’s room…..So let’s just say she is in deep trouble”.

Being the concerned uncle that I am,…quickly replied…

“Hey, I just have one question”…..
………………………………………………

“What kind of flashlight was she using?”

Yeah,…you saw it coming. Needless to say, wifey wasnt too happy with my response….

But hey, there could be a teaching opportunity and intervention into upgrading to a proper lighting source,…right?

I know this group feels me… :bigsmile:


I had the same question while reading your post, did you ever find the answer to what flashlight model?

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I had the same question while reading your post, did you ever find the answer to what flashlight model?

Turns out she used the flashlight on her iphone 5….we need to have a talk.

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KaiserSosa wrote:
Turns out she used the flashlight on her iphone 5....we need to have a talk.

Ohh. She is in bad trouble now. Next time maybe she can use a purple I3s or something. Preferably with a Nichia swap.

You would be like. "Thats a good girl". Next time she sneaks in with a customized high cri flashlight.  Silly

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Everywhere I go on the web, 95% of the ads are for flashlights. Surprised

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KaiserSosa wrote:
I had the same question while reading your post, did you ever find the answer to what flashlight model?

Turns out she used the flashlight on her iphone 5….we need to have a talk.


She needs to be grounded, that is just unacceptable, add to that the punishment of how to add 7135 chips, dedome an XP-G2 and memorize the li ion safety guide Big Smile

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