A Compilation of Useful Information Thread (Work in progress, please help!)

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A Compilation of Useful Information Thread (Work in progress, please help!)

Hi all, I thought that it would be good to have a thread dedicated to where to find great information about LED's, optics, drivers, batteries, and much more. In other words, I wish this would be a go-to thread for all your basic flashlights needs.

Please help us categorize threads, and all feedback is appreciated. Don't hesitate to link others' threads as well as your own, if you feel like they contain valuable information.


I. LEDs

  1. General
  • Emitter Tests
  • Reflowing
  • Dedoming
  • Purchasing

  • II. Batteries

    1. General
  • Reviews

  • III. Flashlights

    1. General
    2. Modding
  • Tear Downs
  • Anodizing/Finishes
  • Flashlight Parts

  • IV. Measurements

    1. General
  • Digital Multi Meters
  • Lux Meters
  • Integrating Spheres
  • Last updated: 8/16/13 11:56PM KST

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    Edited by: ryansoh3 on 08/16/2013 - 10:56
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    Reserved for personal notes. Big Smile

    Off to sleep, see you guys in the morning!

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    gooluck!

     

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    Great Eneloop overview thread by ChibiM

    http://budgetlightforum.com/node/7336#node-7336

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    Nice. What about useful links outside this site, like battery university?

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    Thanks guys, added the Eneloop overview and Battery University. Smile

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    I think the BLF modding links thread can be useful.


    I dont want any credit for the BLF LED Database, I do some maintenance, but several others contribute. I want it to be a community collaboration.

    Emitter tests, these covers most:

    BLF LED database – collaboration spreadsheet and latest news about where to buy LEDs
    http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19342

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    How about adding a sticky section with flashlights tear-down ?

    Old-Lumens’s classic Nitecore EA4/EA8 tear-down look like prime candidates:

    (EA4) http://budgetlightforum.com/node/22059

    (EA8) http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20778

    Cheers,

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    Updated until Chloe’s post, thanks a lot guys.

    Keep up the good work! Big Smile

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    I appreciate what you are trying to do, but I would encourage people to visit the Flashlight Wiki and contribute there as needed. Information gets lost in threads (even if it is stickied since we have so many sticky threads) and the only person that can change anything is the person who writes the thread when the information gets out of date. Anyone can edit the wiki and keep it up to date, you can even disuss the page behind the scenes in the Discussion tab. You can link to threads or use footnotes in wiki articles that link to where the information came from (kind of complicated to do footnotes, but it is pretty neat).

    Not all of what you are linking would probably belong on the Flashlight Wiki, just because some of it is so very specific (a teardown of a particular light). Some of the information could just go on the wiki (there is a section on Anodizing on the wiki which mentions a lot of what is in the recent thread). But I think a wiki can handle a lot of the information that people might refer to over and over again.

    I now yield the soapbox.