Are you a flashoholic?

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Are you a flashoholic?
Yes
76% (78 votes)
No
12% (12 votes)
Not sure
9% (9 votes)
Other (please specify)
4% (4 votes)
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Flashoholics around are very vocal about their addiction which causes an impression that almost everyone here is an addict.
But is this impression right? How many BLFers are actually flashoholics?

I’m not defining who is a flashoholic. Please use your subjective definition. Smile

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Agro wrote:
Flashoholics around are very vocal about their addiction which causes an impression that almost everyone here is an addict.
But is this impression right? How many BLFers are actually flashoholics?

Well, you should at least define what is a flashaolic in your opinion Smile

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If you’re reading this thread, you have no excuse. You are one.

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I'm a flashaholic.  ;)

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I thought I was at one time. I couldn’t quit buying them. When I finally started making the lights I have to my own preference, I started getting pickier and pickier about how and where I spent my money. Now I won’t even buy the latest bandwagon light because I already have my lights exactly the way I need them. Unless it’s for a gift or something. Then I will still pick up some new ones. But they find new homes faster than I can buy them. It’s nice to see people smile.

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X3 wrote:
Agro wrote:
Flashoholics around are very vocal about their addiction which causes an impression that almost everyone here is an addict.
But is this impression right? How many BLFers are actually flashoholics?

Well, you should at least define what is a flashaolic in your opinion Smile

I purposefully didn’t define it because it was never meant to be my opinion. Smile
In my opinion everyone should use their own definition.

I added a clarification to my first post.

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Other: I’m not a flashoholic, the amount of fully working lights I have is very small. I’m a flashlight developeroholic. The amount of obsolete PCB designs, firmware versions and components is a clear indication that I have issues.

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If you’re posting on a forum about flashlights, you’re done for. We’re all under the same umbrella Big Smile

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X3 wrote:
Agro wrote:
Flashoholics around are very vocal about their addiction which causes an impression that almost everyone here is an addict. But is this impression right? How many BLFers are actually flashoholics?
Well, you should at least define what is a flashaolic in your opinion Smile

When you already own 2-20x more flashlights than you’ll ever need, you’ve already blown your annual flashlight budget by March and you see a new light drop that’s the bees knees in your particular category (throw, flood, high cri, zoomie, lens, emitter etc) do you:
A) Start immediately planning what you can cut out of your budget so you can afford said light
B) Immediately order one through the group-buy because you know it’s the best price available and you simply can’t afford not-to
C) Start selling off old flashlights because you NEED the new one
D) Order it and allow the chips to fall where they may
E) Convince yourself it’s cool but you’ve got enough flashlights to supply 8 people in an emergency and refrain from buying it

If your answer was A-D you might just have a flashlight problem.

BONUS- If you overlooked the part about having an “annual flashlight budget” in the original question as a given normal thing to you… You guessed it, you may have a flashlight problem

lol to 99.8% of the world it’s a problem… to us it’s awesome and we’re just better at spending money than the rest! Who’s going to have the last laugh in the zombie apocalypse or 28 day blackout!?

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How about starting some FH meetings?

Hi,
I’m Chris. My story is similar to many others. I’m too weak to stop buying flashlights. I have only one job to satisfy my hunger. Fortunately, I’m capable of selling the ones that got me bored…. otherwise I’d be forced to eat…. light? Thanks god I prefer warm light, the cold wouldn’t be so tasty…

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1stein wrote:
How about starting some FH meetings?

Hi,
I’m Chris. My story is similar to many others. I’m too weak to stop buying flashlights. I have only one job to satisfy my hunger. Fortunately, I’m capable of selling the ones that got me bored…. otherwise I’d be forced to eat…. light? Thanks god I prefer warm light, the cold wouldn’t be so tasty…

Hi, I’m Matt and I’m a flashaholic. My sobriety date is March 1st 2019.

background talk: did you hear about the new MS18 with 100,000 lumens or the new DS18 or MF01S with 14,000 high cri lumens?

Matt – umm

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just look how many times my name appears as a buyer, as opposed to a seller in a wts thread

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If you make a new acquaintance and, in the course of conversation, mention that you’re a flashlight hobbyist (or words to that effect), how many people respond with “Oh wow, that’s really cool!”?
Ok, now how many respond with a slightly perplexed, sometimes condescending smile followed by “oh, isn’t that nice.”?
I’m not sure what “normal” is but I don’t think we’re it. Smile

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Last month I made a meme that depicts my BLF experience thus far… It might help others identify if they’re a flashaholic also

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Agro I feel like you’ve just walked into a church and asked “is anyone here religious?”

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I think about flashlights a lot, like every day. Guess that qualifies me, I voted yes Big Smile

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voip wrote:
I think about flashlights a lot, like every day. Guess that qualifies me, I voted yes Big Smile

Flashaholics 12 step guide:

When I’m out with people do I sometimes get bored and start thinking about how much fun I could be having playing/modding/buying/researching flashlights? Crazy

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if an addiction is logical, then yes I am.

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Of coarse Not—Denial is the first sign of Addiction

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Without question. We’ll see if it holds long term.

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Gonna have to vote no on this one Innocent

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No longer even a question if:

You can’t remember when you past a hundred lights

You can’t remember how many you have given away

You can count at least 80 within arms reach (with batteries)

Your wife stopped asking if that’s a new light on your desk

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You’re browsing a flashlight forum and making posts.

If you’re reading this thread, the only correct response to the poll is “Yes, I am a flashaholic.” Wink

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I haven’t had one all day, but I may need one tonight. So is that a no, or am I in denial?

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Second sign of Addiction—The people you hang around encourage you to have another round ( Group Buys )

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Hey guys, feel free to look at my posts about this subject. Ha Ha.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/64314

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/62976

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It is more about learning the skills to build them i was going to put my lathe in the dinning room but it was too big and heavy to get it there. I do have a mobile welding bench in the kitchen and the best thing about TIG is no splatter so i can weld on my coffee table.

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Mmmmmm, I love flashohol…

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