You have a Flashlight addiction when:

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….when the lights included in your give-a-ways blow away anything for purchase locally.

….when you get frustrated explaining that 18650 cells are in fact inside laptops.

….when you can instantly figure out total voltage based on number of cells.

….when you know what mode is next.

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When you are building a flashlight that you don't need at all, just to proof DBCstm wrong Tongue Out (working on it right now).

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when you have a power outage, and the neighbor comes over to ask for a candle, and leaves with a flashaholics version of a candle: an xintd x3 (for runtime, told him med. mode is plenty.), came back next day and asked if he could buy it.

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

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when you have a power outage, and the neighbor comes over to ask for a candle, and leaves with a flashaholics version of a candle: an xintd x3 (for runtime, told him med. mode is plenty.), came back next day and asked if he could buy it.

did you sell at list price?

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The last thing you do before you sleep is check the forums.
The first thing you do when you wake up is check the forums.
You look forward to a blackout.
When you look at China on a map, all you see is one big flashlight.
When your friends and relatives look at you, all they see is one big flashlight.
If your cremated what do you want to hold your ashes ?
Your passwords are flashlight related.
You scoff at the lights the police and firemen are supplied with.
When you turn on your light you enjoy hearing, WOW, Holy S**t, from people around you.
You shine your light on a white wall during daylight.
You have a light on you during daylight.
You don’t want to truthfully say how much you spend on flashlights to people.

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You insist there if a torch version (because flashlight is an Americanism) of whatever theme the children in your family currently are into and seek to get them as gifts (Hello Kitty for those wondering).

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… When you are adding flashlights to your online shopping cart and then you franticly hit the “minimize” button when the wife opens up the door.

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and you like it. So you order a couple more – just because.

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NLE wrote:
… When you are adding flashlights to your online shopping cart and then you franticly hit the “minimize” button when the wife opens up the door.
That happens to me often!
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Ooooh God, I need a doctor Silly

…when you start thinking about borrowing money to buy a flashlight/s Smile
…when you know everything about the flashlight before you even received it.

 

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When you come to the realization that you were a flashight/torch collector before you found this website and now that you have…whoa boy…you are REALLY hooked. Who knew that you could do more than just fix a light.

I no longer need a wallet. Thanks BLF! 

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When you have to build something to hold your growing collection and know all along it’s never going to be big enough…

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When you make a special trip to Home Depot to buy storage containers to hold the flashlights you bought at ……….Home Depot. Silly

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Identify the location of your flashlight before lights off. So you know where to reach for it when you go for your late night pee break.

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NLE wrote:
… When you are adding flashlights to your online shopping cart and then you franticly hit the “minimize” button when the wife opens up the door.

And when she asks, you lie and say you were watching porn.

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Spend 3 hours polishing a flashlight.

Your light outshines your neighbor’s Audi R8’s headlights.

BLF ≠ B-grade Flashlight Forum

 

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makapuu wrote:
The last thing you do before you sleep is check the forums.
The first thing you do when you wake up is check the forums.
You look forward to a blackout.
When you look at China on a map, all you see is one big flashlight.
When your friends and relatives look at you, all they see is one big flashlight.
If your cremated what do you want to hold your ashes ?
Your passwords are flashlight related.
You scoff at the lights the police and firemen are supplied with.
When you turn on your light you enjoy hearing, WOW, Holy S**t, from people around you.
You shine your light on a white wall during daylight.
You have a light on you during daylight.
You don’t want to truthfully say how much you spend on flashlights to people.

This would have ranked highly. I especially liked the map and your friends.

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…when you look up to torch veterans.

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I’m guilty of sooo many of these… !

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when you turn off the headlights and hold the flashlight through the window and your girlfriend screams: are you crazy!!! :Sp

“the easiest way to become a MILLIONAIRE is: first you become a BILLIONAIRE than you start to be flashaholic”

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kralyevski wrote:
when you turn off the headlights and hold the flashlight through the window and your girlfriend screams: are you crazy!!! :Sp

I have done exactly that. But being older and more responsible………it was my wife that did the screaming Big Smile

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-Your postman, mechanic, doctor and all your friends EDC flashlights you gifted them.

-Valentines day rolls by and you think “how sad I don’t have anyone to buy a flashlight for” Wink

-Folks at the retirement home you visit get you a 99cent store 9led flashlight as gift and you are trilled.

-You get paid in flashlight.

-You get a late night text and it isn’t a booty call, its about a Home Depot special sale Silly

-You get invited to a black tie affair and you think, “I should buy a dressy EDC for the occasion” 8)

-You get propositioned a lot. People want to buy your flashlights :bigsmile:

-People ask you where you got your flashlight and you say Richard built it for me!

-Friends want to go out to dinner and you say “could we go somewhere reasonable, I am saving for BTU shocker”

-At Halloween you gave away 9led flashlights because “candy isn’t good for you, but flashlights are”

-Local PD patrol stops to ask you “what are you carrying tonight” and they aren’t talking about firearms.

-In all your friends houses and cars there are flashlights you gave them.

-The beautiful blond from across the hall bangs on your door in the middle of the night and you wonder if she needs to “borrow” a flashlight Love

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You have beam-shot photos on your phone

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kralyevski wrote:
when you turn off the headlights and hold the flashlight through the window and your girlfriend screams: are you crazy!!! :Sp

Apparently KIA Pride headlights are no match for XP-G R5@1.5A… don’t ask… :*

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- You blatantly refuse to fix the isolation problem of the fluorescent tube in your bathroom right atop the shower, for two years straight, and choose to take showers only with ceiling bounce from your torches.

- you buy a pink Xtar WK50 for a female coworker although you don’t even want to date her

- you buy about a dozen SK68 for male coworkers you don’t want to date, either

- you buy, and mod several Solarforce lights for close and not-that-close friends. The more responsibly acting ones, you teach about the dangers of Li-Ion, the hacks you only trust you’d give NiMH eneloops – which you’d provide at no cost, as well

- the local policewoman shows off her SureFire C2, and the next time you meet her, you’ll give her a Solarforce L2P with a XML-3-mode dropin

- the local police officer bloats about his fenix, and you just give him a SK68 and four AA eneloops.

- the vewwy pesky neighbours complaining about the power line dropping again, and all you give them is a handful of glowsticks.

and last – “Simon, come an’ watch this! It’s me new torch!” – and our watchman produced a coughs, coughs! LED-Lenser P7. “Look, it can zoom in an’ owt!” Oh, dam’ righ’ you are, boy; i’ surely can do that!

Now, who’d I be to destroy this chap’s dreams?

He’ll soon receive a stern talking about Li-Ion cells and the dangers which come with it; and after that, a proper, safe charger; a couple of protected cells, and a SK98 with a custom-made copper pill and Nanjg105c driver.

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Dchomak wrote:

kralyevski wrote:
when you turn off the headlights and hold the flashlight through the window and your girlfriend screams: are you crazy!!! :Sp

I have done exactly that. But being older and more responsible………it was my wife that did the screaming Laughing out loud

LOL.  Mine doesn't give me me the satisfaction of screaming.  She just said,"Well, I guess we don't ever have to worry about our headlights going out".

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Dchomak wrote:

kralyevski wrote:
when you turn off the headlights and hold the flashlight through the window and your girlfriend screams: are you crazy!!! :Sp

I have done exactly that. But being older and more responsible………it was my wife that did the screaming Laughing out loud

LOL.  Mine doesn’t give me me the satisfaction of screaming.  She just said,“Well, I guess we don’t ever have to worry about our headlights going out”.


…always good to hear that i’m not alone… J)

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kralyevski wrote:
when you turn off the headlights and hold the flashlight through the window and your girlfriend screams: are you crazy!!! :Sp

Holy cow! I thought that I was the only one that did that.

When you play with a light while watching TV
When you pack for a trip (of any length) one piece of luggage is devoted to lights, batteries and chargers
When your friends ask if a light is safe before they turn it on
When you have separate EDC lights for work, home, hiking… and on and on
When camping and walking through the campground at night you have to shine your light up at the trees to use the ample reflected light to avoid hurting the eyes of other campers.
When you meet police officers you have to see what light they are packing and show them that yours is exponentially brighter.
When a car flashes their high beams at you, you have to control the urge to flash them back with one of your flashlights
When you laugh at what others post in this thread and your family comes to read what you are laughing at but don’t understand.

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