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New to BudgetLightForum and saying hi

Hi everyone, I have enjoyed torch/flashlights for many years, and modded a couple (with my wife looking at me strangely as I test them in the garden) which was fun.
Started with a maglite and a terralux 2 AA, and got the bug.
I thought I’d better join a like-minded group of people Smile

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Welcome to BLF!

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Thanks acab! Smile

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Welcome to BLF! It’s good to have another modder around here. It’ll be fun seeing what you come up with. And I hope you find the forum equally stimulating!

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Have a pleasant time at this friendly forum, mikelight!

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Thanks David and Raccoon City!

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You’ve still got time to turn away, dude!

There are so many flashlights to learn about and then buy. I first came here to research “the last” flashlight I was ever going to buy. This flashlight was going to replace the last flashlight I bought, which was supposed to be my “one flashlight to rule them all” light, and then I realized that the coke can flashlight while potent was not really going to work in any situation other than being on a job site, much less trying to wear one on my belt while driving.

I bought 3 flashlights in June, this place is addictive.

Welcome aboard!

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Welcome to BLF mikelight! Cornwall is a great place for checking and using flashlights (not so much where I live Sad )

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Haha! yeah P10pablo Smile
I got hooked a while back with the 3-cell maglite, with my first drop-in led upgrade kit. It amazed me how bright it was, and with the maglite’s deep reflector, it wowed! a lot of people when I went camping. I thought nothing could be brighter.
Then I got a Terralux (130 lumen I think) flashlight, of which I bought three, thinking nothing is gonna beat these.
It carried on from there Smile
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Thanks djozz Smile

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Welcome neighbour. Make yourself comfortable, you’ll be here a while Big Smile

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Haha! yeah thanks Marc E Smile

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Thanks Sparks65!

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welcome dude!

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Welcome! This is a great community.

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Welcome Mike!

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Thanks nydude!
Great to be here Smile

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Thank you trakcon!

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Thanks a lot Geuzzz!

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Welcome to the club. Looking at your collection, you’ll fit right in.

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A love of flashlights is very interesting. It definitely feels like some of us are big into them, while others (most) could care less. It is kinda like the phone, where I do use my flashlight and camera, but they’re always a compromise to the far superior daily carry camera I have, and the torch I carry with me.

Back to flashlights though, i’ve always loved flashlights and i’ve always been drawn to buying them. As a kid, a flashlight was always in my hand after dark, I was either reading under the blanket, or chasing creatures in the night.

Lastly, what is the light in the lower hand corner?

Thanks!

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Welcome!

I’ll give you the same advice I have given new people for years, make a light budget and keep to it!!

This site will have you sitting by the mailbox every day!!

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bikenber73 wrote:
Welcome!

I’ll give you the same advice I have given new people for years, make a light budget and keep to it!!

Haha, guess you can try…

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Me too, always had a fascination for light. sound. and radio.
I collected flashlights/torches when I was 9 years old (56 now) all incandescent lights back in the late 60’s/early 70’s. My friends and I used to love going out on misty nights with them.
The flashlight lower left is a Klarus MI7
Lower right one (pictures below) was thrown at me from a passing vehicle, hitting my bag I was carrying, so I ended up with a free usb rechargeable light Smile
Can’t complain about that! Not sure what make it is.
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Haha! yeah,
That picture I put up with a bunch of lights doesn’t include all of them, just the ones I could get away with putting in one place before my wife complains to me.
I have strategic areas around the house, so she doesn’t realise how big my collection is Wink

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Hi mikelight, welcome to BLF.

mikelight wrote:
Haha! yeah, That picture I put up doesn’t include all my lights, just the ones I could get away with putting in one place before my wife complains to me. I have strategic areas around the house, so she doesn’t realise how big my collection is Wink

Ditto. Being rather OCD they are all in one spreadsheet, but the total number is never spoken out loud. Facepalm

Edit: I guess we’re both past the advice of living on a budget. On a certain moment I looked at the total, added up the ones that were in the mail, and rounded that off on the next decade. And from there on I stick to that number. I even may buy new lights, but one in is one out.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Welcome to BLF! Thumbs Up

If you’re already a confirmed flashaolic, it will only get worst! Did you consider secretly renting a small flat to store your lights and go play with them at night pretending to have a lot of work?

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