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New to flashlights.

Hello everyone,

I am new to the flashlight scene. The gateway into my torch addiction was a Harbor Freight Quantum 588 lumen flashlight. I paid around $12 for it with a coupon. The Quantum was so bright for its size it blew my mind, having used Maglites for decades. On a side note; a Harbor Freight EDC folding knife was my gate way into EDC knives, too.

In the past few months I have purchased:
Wowtac BSS V3
Sofirn SP33
Sofirn C8f
Fenix PD36R
Sofirn SP32A V2.0
Quantum 588 Lumens

My Future's So Bright...well, my flashlights are anyways.

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Welcome, I am pretty new – too… And holy hell is this a fun hobby. Enjoy !

Cheers-

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It looks like it’s time for you to explore higher realms… The SP36 BLF and Astrolux EC01 are good places to start. Or, you could go the other way with BLF A6 / Astrolux S1 and Convoy S2+…. Party

All you have to do is learn to love forgetting that you ordered something by the time it shows up.

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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Have a pleasant time at this friendly forum, Swabs!

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“Budget”lightforums is failing badly at what its supposed to do ..

Keep folks on a budget Wink

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Bearbreeder wrote:
“Budget”lightforums is failing badly at what its supposed to do ..

Keep folks on a budget Wink


Hey! There is still a budget, it’s just a big budget!
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This is a great start. My first powerful flashlight was SKYRAY King. I think I’m crazy a bit, today I have more than a hundred pieces of flashlights

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f0xx wrote:
Bearbreeder wrote:
“Budget”lightforums is failing badly at what its supposed to do ..

Keep folks on a budget Wink


Hey! There is still a budget, it’s just a big budget!

BIGBUDGETlightforums.com ?

Time to update the name Silly

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Bearbreeder wrote:
f0xx wrote:
Bearbreeder wrote:
“Budget”lightforums is failing badly at what its supposed to do ..

Keep folks on a budget Wink


Hey! There is still a budget, it’s just a big budget!

BIGBUDGETlightforums.com ?

Time to update the name Silly


Sounds naughty

EDIT:
Totally forgot… Welcome Swabs! Hope you enjoy your stay, we’re glad to have you here.

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Bearbreeder wrote:
“Budget”lightforums is failing badly at what its supposed to do ..

Keep folks on a budget Wink

Again, Budget is subjective. Too expensive? Don’t buy it.

"Everywhere I go, there I am"

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Tooexpensivebudgetlightforums? Big Smile

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welcome to BLF !

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Bearbreeder wrote:
“Budget”lightforums is failing badly at what its supposed to do ..

Keep folks on a budget Wink

The budget thing is different for everyone
I admit, i’m a cheapass as well, but it seems that every new light is more expensive.
I remember the groupbuy price of the BLF Q8, man, i’m getting old Facepalm

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toddcshoe wrote:
Bearbreeder wrote:
“Budget”lightforums is failing badly at what its supposed to do ..

Keep folks on a budget Wink

Again, Budget is subjective. Too expensive? Don’t buy it. Only Buy One.


Fixed that for ya. Wink

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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amishbill wrote:

Again, Budget is subjective. Too expensive? Don’t buy it. Only Buy One.
Fixed that for ya. Wink

Cant be a flashholic with only ONE light

Why one might have to use that light all the time and wear off the anodizing Silly

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Bearbreeder wrote:
amishbill wrote:

Again, Budget is subjective. Too expensive? Don’t buy it. Only Buy One.
Fixed that for ya. Wink

Cant be a flashholic with only ONE light

Why one might have to use that light all the time and wear off the anodizing Silly


By extension, if a light is not too expensive, you’ve already purchased more than one.

Then, after a while, you’ll either buy one of another “too expensive” light, or another of the one you only have one of.

It’s a process.
It works.
All it needs is patience.

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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amishbill wrote:
It looks like it’s time for you to explore higher realms… The SP36 BLF and Astrolux EC01 are good places to start. Or, you could go the other way with BLF A6 / Astrolux S1 and Convoy S2+…. Party

All you have to do is learn to love forgetting that you ordered something by the time it shows up.

I will look into these torches on AlieExpress’ 11-11 sale. LOL the shipping time from AlieExpress, worst is Drop,com, though. Thank you for the suggestions.

The new Sofirn SP33 V3 is on my radar, as well.

My Future's So Bright...well, my flashlights are anyways.

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Welcome to the Budget Light Forum Swabs. Big Smile

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Thank you all, it’s great to be here.

My Future's So Bright...well, my flashlights are anyways.

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I've always said it's easy to make a light bright ...

 a good low is another thing .

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