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atbglenn wrote:

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

Heck when I first read that I thought – Crikey how many lumens is that putting out……. Shocked

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atbglenn wrote:

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

Heck when I first read that I thought - Crikey how many lumens is that putting out....... :O

lots and lots! enough to burn through the bottom of my Weber Grill!

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Monday

6:01pm - used torch to check wiring the seal on the EGT probe connected to the pyrometer on the vehicle (boring!)

6:45pm - used headlight to express Drago's glands, you know...down there!  For you dog owners you'll know what I'm talking about.  (YUCK - barf!)

9:00pm - pick up dog poop (gag'd a little back of the throat)

9:02pm - use light to find ball

9:15pm - use light to find ball

9:45pm - use light to spot Coyote

9:46pm - use light to find dog that has run after Coyote

9:51pm - use light to find iphone during the chase to find the dog that has run after Coyote

10:05pm - use light to aid while hosing off dog shit on shoe

 

Tuesday

1:09am - use light to find my way down the garage to swap out batteries on the hobby charger.

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Call this post ^ “why I don’t have a dog.”

But thanks, VERY funny! Big Smile

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I built myself an 80cri xm-l2 trustfire a8 clone (think its an aleto, its an ebay special) it uses a qlite driver.

This is my toolbox light at work and its perfect, small enough to drop in an overall top pocket, with a 26650 it gives enough run time by a long stretch, I used it today to check pipe and belt runs under sone refrigerated vehicles.

Tonight I took my stepson to rugby training, I took my 18sixfifty modded trj19 with me to “test out” I used it to give sone hapless innocent walker carrying sone aa torch a sun tan……

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Finally got to use the strobe mode in real life.

After visiting a friend I Had to catch the last bus late night last night. This particular bus stop is in a bottom of a long hill and hardly anyone is ever there. Bus drivers tend to just speed down the hill and not pay attention and just keep going. During the day I can catch their attention but at night its almost impossible.

So I used strobe mode on my EDC, pointed to the ground. Bus driver saw me and I was able to catch the last bus. He commented on how he was able to notice me from about a mile away. Steve

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My DQG 26650 was pointed down the hole of a boiler room pit to see if the pump was working.

And it was!

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I’ve been trying to find a missing squirrel but it seems my lights aren’t bright enough. :_(

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Between Christmas and New Year in Australia we have a 5-day, 404 km (250 mile) canoe marathon race on the Murray River.  (Sadly after 45 years 2013 was the last one in this time slot).

Each team needs a "land crew" at designated checkpoints to bring in food/drink/sunscreen/extra clothing/etc.  As a competitor, it can be difficult to find your land crew among the many people lining the river at the checkpoints.

I acted as land crew for a couple of friends in a double canoe and used my Armytek Predator in strobe mode to "signal" them from the bank.  According to my team, they could quickly spot me from several hundred meters (yards) away, making it easy to paddle in to exactly the right point.

I usually have little use for strobes but apparently the Predator's long-throw beam profile was particularly well-suited in this case. 

 

Often though, like others here have said, my lights are used indoors at night just navigating about the house or making pretty patterns on the wall while watching TV.  Laughing

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I let a two year old play with my new super cheap 18650 XM-L.

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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Checked out my new 6*10.5m shed for leaks last night during a storm, with my MTG2 modded C8.

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Very humid here because of cylcone, so mould start to creep everywhere. Used SKR to lightup inside and clean the wooden cupboard where the white stuff have started an invasion. I don’t know what you use to stop this mould from developing, but I have the idea that they don’t really like pure alcohol. looks like it kinda work better than just cleaning with a dry cloth.

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tsetse wrote:
Very humid here because of cylcone, so mould start to creep everywhere. Used SKR to lightup inside and clean the wooden cupboard where the white stuff have started an invasion. I don’t know what you use to stop this mould from developing, but I have the idea that they don’t really like pure alcohol. looks like it kinda work better than just cleaning with a dry cloth.

they apparently don’t like tri sodium phosphate, this stuff claims to keep it from forming
www.homedepot.com/p/Concrobium-32-oz-Mold-Control-025326/100654126

Today i have used my lights for so many things that you should be asking what don’t i use it for, it would be a far shorter list

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I have used chlorine bleach, but am thinking alcohol would leave less residue. Since it is white you don’t need to bleach the color out.

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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Used a Roche F6 to move a dirt bike from an uninsuleted barn to an insulated barn, temp supposed to be 11 F tonight. It’s water cooled and didn’t put any antifreeze in it during last change.

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I used 15 xenon bulb in fake solarforce l2 extended to find my zebra sc52 which has fallen behind shelf Smile

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I had volunteered to deliver some food to a few families about 30 min. drive from the city. I was given this old big heavy V10 van to drive since I don’t have a vehicle suitable for delivery. Fuel tank was empty so I stopped to get some gas. After spending a XinTD C8 V4 worth of money on gas (what can I say, I think in terms of flashlights when it comes to money Glasses ) The beast wouldn’t start.

In the next hour or so having a flashlight was very helpful. I finally was able to diagnose a loose battery connection. I was very late making the deliveries.

Lessons learned:

-Seniors go to bed early and don’t really appreciate being woken up at midnight even if its for free grocery and prepared meals. Sad

-a few hundred lumens might seem like a lot when indoors, but outside of town with no street lights one needs a lot more power. A throwy light helps to see all those street signs and numbers in the distance.

-V10 powered vans use a lot more gas than you think. I might need a part time job just so I can keep up with this volunteer work. :bigsmile:

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I used an SK68 with a neutral white XM-L2 to check a sore. Gook color rendering helps for this.

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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Fritz t. Cat wrote:
I used an SK68 with a neutral white XM-L2 to check a sore a woman had. Gook color rendering helps for this.

Eeeew, gross…

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After spending a XinTD C8 V4 worth of money on gas (what can I say, I think in terms of flashlights when it comes to money Glasses )

Thats funny, i think in 100km of gas (40mpg)

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Bort wrote:
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After spending a XinTD C8 V4 worth of money on gas (what can I say, I think in terms of flashlights when it comes to money Glasses )
Thats funny, i think in 100km of gas (40mpg)

Yeah, this van I think get 10-12mpg. One can watch the gas gauge in real time. :bigsmile: At nearly $4 per gallon it really ads up.

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I used my new BTU Shocker to light up a well lit room.

The low mode should be lower.

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Kodachrome40 wrote:
Bort wrote:
Kodachrome40 wrote:
After spending a XinTD C8 V4 worth of money on gas (what can I say, I think in terms of flashlights when it comes to money Glasses )
Thats funny, i think in 100km of gas (40mpg)

Yeah, this van I think get 10-12mpg. One can watch the gas gauge in real time. :bigsmile: At nearly $4 per gallon it really ads up.


$4.75/gallon here

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but you guys use imperial gallons up there dont ya? that means you get about 1/5 a gallon more than us

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Pulsar wrote:

but you guys use imperial gallons up there dont ya?

Plus, they use dried leaves for money… Cash

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texaspyro wrote:
Pulsar wrote:

but you guys use imperial gallons up there dont ya?

Plus, they use dried leaves for money… Cash


we used to use continentals, but you should know how that turned out :bigsmile:

I used US gallons, in imperial gallons it would be $5.70USD per gallon.

Now if you take into account the exchange rate on the Canadian dollar it would be $5.23CAD per US gallon and $6.27 per imperial gallon

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Got back from home yesterday and wife told me that my 1 year old kid broke down our newly bought DVD player (which my 4 yr old son uses to watch his comics)

I was like damn, another expense coming… I thought, why not disassemble the thing and try to get the thing to open/close again.
Had to use the Quark X AA2 Tactical on medium to locate screws more easily. While looking at the PCB, the glare was somewhat annoying from cool white but still usable. After soms 30 minutes of doing and undoing, the thing finally came to life! Yes!!

I really could have used a neutral floody headlamp for this task!

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MountainKing wrote:
Got back from home yesterday and wife told me that my 1 year old kid broke down our newly bought DVD player (which my 4 yr old son uses to watch his comics)

I was like damn, another expense coming… I thought, why not disassemble the thing and try to get the thing to open/close again.
Had to use the Quark X AA2 Tactical on medium to locate screws more easily. While looking at the PCB, the glare was somewhat annoying from cool white but still usable. After soms 30 minutes of doing and undoing, the thing finally came to life! Yes!!

I really could have used a neutral floody headlamp for this task!

I am glad you were able to fix it instead of having to buy another one.

One trick I sometimes use is fashion a makeshift warm diffuser using wax paper or butcher paper. It softens the light and warms up the color temperature. Not perfect but not bad for a few cents worth of material and a few minutes.

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