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What did you use your flashlight for today?

Thought this might be interesting for those moments when we get to use our lights instead of just playing with them.

If you like leave the brand and model of your light and a brief description of what it was used for.

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Well, yesterday i got my tk75 and today when i woke up, i just had to do some wall shots :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

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Tonight I used my XP-G2 DQG AAA (with magnetic tail) and stuck it on the underside of my bonnet/hood while swapping over and testing various parking lights on my car. Low was bright enough and I had it on for about 30 mins straight, the magnet also felt very strong secure and I didn’t worry about if it might fall.

It was the first time I have actually used it and not just been playing with it.

Also some of the parkers I tested had CREE LED’s in them, very very bright for parkers. I ended up going back to the incandescent bulbs because I love the golden glow that I rarely see anymore.

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For me. I get the flashlight for fuy

I love the BudgetLightForum. It’s really a good place for us to discuss about the flashlight.LED display

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Replaced the serpentine tensioner (with my son doing the dirty work under the car, single nut on back but very tight to get) so I grabbed the MXDL SA-16 that lives in the car with its dual CR123s to check the belt alignment as we finished. All good!

Edit: Just realized how much we’ve become adapted to having lights staged around the house and grabbing for them. All of these were the same day as the instance above:

- Early AM walkabout with my XPG2 SK68 using fingers as diffusers ‘cause I was too lazy to slide the amber filtered Brinkman AAA with it’s hacked Minimag AA NiteIze LED pill from its topless sheath
- After we finished the car I had my keys in my hand and showed my son the fauxton on my car keys (now have light and SAK or multi-tool on car keys).
- ID’d blue dress socks with an E1320 UF-2100
- Used an SK98 in my home office to see under a counter.
- Looked deep in the safe with a no-name multi-LED/laser
- Later in the day I was working on her kitchen fluorescent overheads. Even though it was daytime with good ambient light, my wife grabbed her cheapo Ray-O-Vac Roughneck LED to send up some task light!

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I used my EagleTac D25C mini to locate stock in a walk in cooler with very dim lighting. I use it daily (at least days that I am working). The D25C or the D25C2 are my EDC lights.

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I was hiking on a “usually“desolate trail the other night like I always do with my Siberian.

Some lunatic was drunk and my Siberian Wolf Dog did not like him too much! He then came after me and instead of turning into Bruce Lee[well 40% of Bruce!], I clubbed him over the head with my TK-75, then waited for the Police to arrive! Shocked

ok,,,,that was fiction! Wink

I have so many lights, 15 of them for just 11 months of this hobby/obsession/addiction!. A lot of times I use them to navigate my house instead of turning on the lights. that way the 5 or 5 that i rarely use anymore get some use! Wink

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Today I crawled around inside a 8600 KW 2 stroke MAN diesel engine and measured piston ring gaps, piston ring vertical clearance and looking if anything was out of order.

I used my Palight M6-2 modded with a warm white Cree XR-E led running a IMR battery on the original driver. Gets toasty after some minutes but gives wonderful working light and clips right on the hearing protection with the original clip.

Dirty work but someone's got to do it. And I kind of like it.

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
A lot of times I use them to navigate my house instead of turning on the lights. that way the 5 or 5 that i rarely use anymore get some use! Wink

i use them the same, helps extend the life of CFLs by not using up the starter (i have CFLs that have lasted more then twice their rated lifetime)

Also as a nightlight in low mode, should last several days non stop at 5 lumens, but i recharge the slightly discharged battery every day

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Today I finished up my TR-J19 mod and took it out with me on tonight's walk with the dog.  Gobs and gobs of throw!  Replaced the driver with one from the DRY and replaced the emitters with dedomed XM-L2 U2-1C Crees on Noctigons along with some resistance mods.  Whoowheee!  I'm also watching the Walking Dead marathon in the dark right now and shining my Convoy L4 about the room.  

I also use my flashlights a lot to navigate the house in the evening instead of switching on the main lights.  Makes life much more fun! Smile

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Yesterday I again used my Sipik SK73 to find something I dropped on the floor, by the long shadow.
My most recent major use was to help clean up a flood in a neighbor’s condominium unit, before it reached ours. The power had been turned off in case the water got to the circuits, and there is no window in the bathroom.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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I used my Zebralight H600F headlight to cook hamburgers on the grill tonight. Works like a charm..

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Five of us went on a Night Geocaching run for a couple hours in the back country trails and used a handful of my lights ! Smile

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Looked for my keys in my backpack at 4am in the morning after I closed up the bar.

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DenBarrettSAR wrote:
Five of us went on a Night Geocaching run for a couple hours in the back country trails and used a handful of my lights ! Smile

i wish xm-l existed back when i used to night cache

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Zebralight SC52 to conduct various nighttime ventures.

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Bort wrote:
DenBarrettSAR wrote:
Five of us went on a Night Geocaching run for a couple hours in the back country trails and used a handful of my lights ! Smile

i wish xm-l existed back when i used to night cache

I own over a dozen Geocaches in my area, and a fiew of them are Night/UV-Caches. Smile we love going out in the local trails around here Geocaching and taking lots of lights !

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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DenBarrettSAR wrote:
Bort wrote:
DenBarrettSAR wrote:
Five of us went on a Night Geocaching run for a couple hours in the back country trails and used a handful of my lights ! Smile

i wish xm-l existed back when i used to night cache

I own over a dozen Geocaches in my area, and a fiew of them are Night/UV-Caches. Smile we love going out in the local trails around here Geocaching and taking lots of lights !

I have not cached quite in your neighbourhood, but if i make it to your neck of the woods i am certainly up for it Beer

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

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Bort wrote:
DenBarrettSAR wrote:
Bort wrote:
DenBarrettSAR wrote:
Five of us went on a Night Geocaching run for a couple hours in the back country trails and used a handful of my lights ! Smile
i wish xm-l existed back when i used to night cache
I own over a dozen Geocaches in my area, and a fiew of them are Night/UV-Caches. Smile we love going out in the local trails around here Geocaching and taking lots of lights !
I have not cached quite in your neighbourhood, but if i make it to your neck of the woods i am certainly up for it Beer

We usually do a couple runs a month. ( and at least one night-run with the lights !

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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atbglenn wrote:

I used my Zebralight H600F headlight to cook hamburgers on the grill tonight. Works like a charm..

I like that idea! Wink

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I used my Convoy S5 to identify a large house spider (!!!), and also provide nice ceiling-bounced light for Skype chat.

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Today I used my Explorer E82 modded with xml T6 to inspect the inside of the crankcase of a cooling compressor for our meat freezer room and our vegetable cooler room. Looks like I'll be overhauling a compressor in the near future as the crankshaft can move  about 1mm lengthwise. 

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

I used my Zebralight H600F headlight to cook hamburgers on the grill tonight. Works like a charm..

I like that idea! ;)

Even though my deck has decent lighting, you still can't see clearly what your cooking. Nothing worse than an over cooked hamburger, steak, etc. Am I right, or am I right?  lol!

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I used four lights this evening.

First of all, I used my wonderful $17 Ultrafire XM-L headlamp to help see my way while starting a small bonfire of debris, and finish tidying up my outdoor work areas after the day’s jobs.

Then I grabbed my warm white Convoy M1 to go looking in an unlit shed for some tools I hadn’t found earlier; the high CRI makes it ideal for figuring out a glance what is what.

Once that was done, I pocketed the M1 and grabbed the XinTD C8 to go hunting for some livestock which had strayed onto my land earlier in the day. The headlamp pointing down on low power to illuminate my path, and the C8 as a searchlight. The headlight is usually enough to see all round the field I am in but the C8 is wonderful for searching the next field, which may save a bit of walking if the contours allow me to do enough of a sweep over the hedges.

Then when I got back home, I took out the very floody SkyRay King to do a final scan of my outdoor work areas.

Then I went inside, and dumped the XM-L headlamp, because it’s a bit big and heavy. I put on my little $7 XP-G headlamp, because it’s more than powerful enough for looking in cupboards while I tidy up, and I fit it more relaxing to wear than the big headlamp.

That’s pretty much the usual mix for a dry autumn evening. No shelf queens in my collection!

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I had a sprinkler head blow off… we have insanely high (over 100 PSI) water pressure around here The head would not screw back on to the coupler. Threaded coupler was down a narrow 8” deep hole. Used a Nichia 219 mod’d Sprit to look down the hole to find the coupler, auger it out with the sprinkler tool, fish out gunk with long tweezers, replace it, and get it all back together.

Also used the TV-B-Gone flashlight to nuke off a couple of really annoying TVs at an eatery.

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Most of all I carry Armytek Predator. Today is not an exception Smile

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atbglenn wrote:
I used my Zebralight H600F headlight to cook hamburgers on the grill tonight. Works like a charm..

I have a warm-white XR-E P60 build I use for that purpose exactly!

My EDC is a modded TrustFire F20 (http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15261) which is always in my pocket. I just realized that I have been carrying this for nearly a year now.

I typically keep my lights around my nightstand and always carry the F20 so it is always in my pocket, while at home, work, out shopping, or at church. It sees daily use. Last use this morning was looking for socks for work in my dresser. Nothing fun yet, but the day's not over! In fact, it just started... Frown

Only four more days, then for a week and a half vacation at the gulf coast! A lot more uses for light there... Walking on the beach at night looking for shark teeth...


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On Friday night we had homecoming at our local high school. The nominees for homecoming queen and their fathers traditionally go through the blow-up tunnel (same one the football players charge out of before the game and at half-time). Well, it was quite dark in there, so I helped them out a little with my Fenix LD01. I always get the same response…“How does it put out that much light?”…heheheh

I also use it every day since it is dark when I leave for work. The neighbors dogs like to leave little ‘land mines’ in our front yard…so I have to traverse them to get to my truck. :bigsmile:

Oh…we also had a power outage on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.,…yippee!

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I used my Palight M6-2 for installing and connecting the 440 V contactor and over current protection plus the buttons and indication lights for a new little diesel pump inside a small electrical cabinet.

And for determining the level of bilge water in the engine room bilge wells this morning.

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Three of us from the photo club were going up on the roof of a restaurant down town to take pictures of a street festival below. The attic was dimly lit and the lead of the group could not find the roof hatch handle at the top of the ladder. I reached in my camera bag and brought out my SK-68 clone. He was 20 feet above me, so I lit up his world and they were impressed. Good times.

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