What did you use your flashlight for today?

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Shining my Starry Light down a hallway to the dismay of employees dazzled by my flashaholic devotion.

dazzled or frazzled? Silly

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I did some shoveling and the tk-75 was my light provider Big Smile

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Used my supfire m6 as a construction light.
Had to help a friend replacing some electrical outlets and light switches in his house.
Ceilingbounced the light and it was enough to light the roomswith enough light to work without additional lighting, and have some spill to other rooms so that people could walk around without stepping on stuff

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I used my Jacob A60 to help me find three small T6 screws I dropped on a rug early this morning before the sun was up.

I used my Kung for light when I jumped my daughter’s car about 14 hours later. The battery in my C280 is in the trunk so I could not use the headlights.

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Quark Pro on strobe strobing my yard right now because faggoted neigbours chatting outside with relatives from above. They get a good view of my yard which is ‘ok’

Can’t be getting a nice view everyday free!

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had a suspicious vehicle parked back in an old logging road on the property I work for..it was deep snow and for safety I did not want to walk in and meet the vehicle..I stood at the main road and set my belt duty light to strobe (olight m22) signalling the vehicle to come out of the logging road..eventually they responded by flashing their high beams and I gave them a couple return flashes every time they did..they started to move and left the property without stopping..used the light to grab the license plate for the report..seemed like a drug thing..flashlight is one of the best tools I have at work..it does a lot of work for you if used effectively..

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Use of Quark on medium to unscrew and clean a keyboard with lights. The “T” and “Y” key wont register randomly. After a through cleaning, it still was acting up. $35 down the drain. Got 2.5 to 3 years use on that. Way too little for a keyboard. A g100 logitech gaming combo can be had for the same money Sad

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Used a Small Sun T08 since it was only 10 feet away to work on a recliner chair that had a broken bolt.

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I’m painfully photosensitive. I don’t get along with the sun.

When I wake in the morning, I typically stumble over to the bathroom with my eyes shielded from the day star, close the door, and use a little EDC light on low to see what I’m doing. Usually a L3 L10-219 or ZL SC52 or JETBeam RRT01 or CNQG brass light, whatever is handy.

During the day I don’t have a lot of need for torches, but I still use them probably at least three times during an average afternoon. Maybe I dropped something and need to change the light angle to find it easier, maybe there’s a dark corner I need to see into, maybe I’m just having trouble finding something in my purse.

I find showering more enjoyable if I leave the lights off and use a L3 L10-219 on low (~3lm) as my only light source. This also lets me see details better than an overhead light, if anything is particularly dirty or I otherwise want to see well. (did I get all the belly button lint out?) And the beam can make pretty patterns while reflecting off ripples in the tub, or it makes what looks like little bits of ball lightning when shower droplets hit the floor and become nearly perfect reflectors.

In the evening and at night, I usually don’t bother with overhead lights unless I’m going to work at the computer for a while. If nobody is around, I’ll just wear my Zebralight headlamp as a necklace, which provides hands-free light wherever I need it. I tend to get teased about this when I’m not alone though, so I’ll often use a traditional light instead — any of the little EDC lights I mentioned above.

If we feel like just hanging out and talking, my CNQG brass light works well as a mood light, ceiling-bounced on low (~12lm).

Pretty much any time I use my car, I turn on my keychain light (DQG Tiny AAA IV) to and from the car, for finding the ignition and the seat belt slot and such, then for finding my house key and key hole when I return. The dome light in my car only works once in a while; loose connection or something.

If I go biking, I mount my Convoy S7 onto the handlebars. It has a particularly nice beam pattern for this. The Convoy S3 is okay too, but its hotspot is more distinct so it’s not quite as nice. Either one works well for digging through things in my crawl space, too. Or, if we go for a night walk, I’ll generally use one of my little EDC lights to illuminate our path (3lm to 15lm is generally fine). For any outdoor excursions, though, I often bring a XinTD C8 in case I want to look at anything far away.

When it gets late enough for bed time, I aim a ZL SC52 at the ceiling on its 0.34lm setting, and leave it on until morning. It takes a couple months to drain an Eneloop this way. It’s just the right amount of light for chatting with my partner until we’re sleepy, and for getting to and from the bathroom in the middle of the night… though I’ll usually leave the SC52 where it is and grab my L3 L10-219 instead, using it on moon mode.

… and that mostly covers the common, mundane, daily stuff I use my lights for.

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Oh, and before I moved, any throwy light at all was a huge help in finding the cats at night. I’d just hold it near my eyes, and any nearby small critters would light up as soon as they looked at me.

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I’ve lent my convoy c8, small sun zy-t08 and my tk75 to the volunteer firefighters in my village, we have some harsh weather conditions.

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Cyclone warning class 3 there. That means everythings closed and you can’t get out normally. Used LiteXpress Liberty 113 (headlamp) with a K2 Luxeon stock led to move a 10ft diameter antenna to safety. Took some time and the headlamp was much needed!

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Just before bed, thought I should check the gas in the snowblower as we were expecting 8-12” of heav wet snow here…

rather than annoy the nearby neighbors w a spread of outdoor lights at 11:30pm I trekked outside to the light from my favorite little SF L2M shorty. Had plenty of lumens. Annoyed something in the woodpile (nearest to where I store the fuel cans outside) just as I left.

We had about 8” before it turned to heavy rain and the snow so wet that the blower was not as useful as I hoped.

Got to fix that darn pitiful little light on the blower too…got an IS light to wire and mount there.

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used my olight a3t to look for a ping pong ball in a supersonic shock tube at work today…

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OscarM wrote:
used my olight a3t to look for a ping pong ball in a supersonic shock tube at work today…

what is a supersonic shock tube?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Bort wrote:
what is a supersonic shock tube?

Some people spend their whole lives trying to answer that question. ;P
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ToyKeeper wrote:
Bort wrote:
what is a supersonic shock tube?

Some people spend their whole lives trying to answer that question. ;P

those people don’t have Bort’s workload :bigsmile:

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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If I understand correctly, a supersonic shock tube is meant to direct shocks at components or devices in order to test them to see how they will perform when transitioning from subsonic to supersonic speeds. Presumably in a vehicle such as an aircraft.

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Bort wrote:
what is a supersonic shock tube?
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today i used the new Defiant Zoomie(with an 18650) in the backyard to check on a Geocache i have there near the fence.

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Bort wrote:
OscarM wrote:
used my olight a3t to look for a ping pong ball in a supersonic shock tube at work today…
what is a supersonic shock tube?

ours is a tube with a diameter of 10 cm and a length of 2+2m. Between the two 2m sections we have some membranes that bursts by enough pressure. We fill one of the 2m sections with pressurized air, and at around 6 bars of pressure the membranes burst, sending out a supersonic shock wave (@480-510 m/s) through the second 2m part of the tube.
This is part of an European union science project for studies and measurement of dynamic pressure. (not shooting ping pong balls per se, but looking at the response from different pressure sensors and other equipment/settings related to the data collection)

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I used a few lights to light up this ice line. One on a tripod and three duct-taped to trees. A great way to climb in the darker winter hours after work Smile

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That is one orsm picture Mike C. Looks like good fun and a good lights has to make it more funner.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
That is one orsm picture Mike C. Looks like good fun and a good lights has to make it more funner.

Thanks. It’s always fun to combine hobbies Smile
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texaspyro wrote:
Bort wrote:
what is a supersonic shock tube?

(video of a supersonic ping pong ball gun)

Well, that certainly puts my tater tot gun to shame. It tops out at ~100m/s. Mine is only powered by a bike pump though, and is basically just a human-powered paintball gun. (building it was a fun day at the hardware store)
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Used F13 with diffuser to make it a lantern and RRT01 to break camp.

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Used my DQG AAA working on a car, then later used it again walking through a couple of acres at night time.

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Used my Zebralight SC52 to illuminate the inside of my clothes dryer's exhaust vent so I could thoroughly clean out the lint that accumulated over the past year. I do this once a year to prevent a possible fire..

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Used my Tank007 E09 with Nichia 119 today to look for a ladybird I had fed with sugar water. ^^

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Took an after dark bike ride, using two lights on my handlebar. I tried out my new Conway S2 with an XP-G2 (warm tint) alongside my headlight, a Serfas True 250 with an XP-G (cool tint). I really like the warm tint of the S2 when riding, and it had a good balance of throw and spill light. When I cycled off the S2, the headlight’s tint looked ghastly. I never thought it was before, but I think I’m used to neutral and warm tint flashlights right now.

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