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Just had a powercut in my area, it must be the first one in Edinburgh for 20 years or so.

I’m so happy right now! lol

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That video reminds me of the Roman candle fights we used to have as kids. No serious injuries luckily. Sometimes I’m amazed that I survived my youth.

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That video reminds me of the Roman candle fights we used to have as kids. No serious injuries luckily. Sometimes I’m amazed that I survived my youth.

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My grandfather said the boys he grew up with had contests to see who would skate out farthest on the thin ice that they could see bending under them. I got my face burned with gunpowder a couple of times. I knew a guy in college who only had one kidney, because his brother had accidentally shot him in the other one.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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…and they’re in the flashlight, fully modded, within the hour. Smile

…when 6A to an XM-L2 seems too low

…when 16A to anything makes you giggle

…when you immediately start figuring out how to exceed 16A

…when you have to glue a preferred light together to keep from doing more mods on it.

…when you have no background in electronics, but you’re going to learn to flash your own UI and build complete boards anyway.

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I was so proud yesterday.

I was testing a dropin last night, wanted to compare some things before maybe making my own. So I was sitting alone in the spare bedroom with the lights out. Then my 3 year old walked in carrying his flashlight (a little $.50 plastic incandescent that’s dim enough he can shine it in his eyes without hurting himself, safe ‘starter’ light) and told me “Too bright, Daddy. Don’t shine that over here when people are going by.” And then he said in an extra serious voice “Don’t shine at face. Don’t shine in eyes!”, while pointing to his own face and eyes (with his free hand, not his flashlight).

I laughed and told him good job, you’re learning and gave him a high-five.

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That's pretty cool GregY.  I'd be proud too.  Sounds like he is well on his way to not being like the kid in post 154 above.

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When you buy an expensive flashlight and it basically sits on a shelf and you just stare at it, turning it on once in a while. And if you see the slightest imperfection , it ruins your day.  Now tell me, how many of you do that?  BTW, I'm guilty as charged... 

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I was so proud yesterday.

I was testing a dropin last night, wanted to compare some things before maybe making my own. So I was sitting alone in the spare bedroom with the lights out. Then my 3 year old walked in carrying his flashlight (a little $.50 plastic incandescent that’s dim enough he can shine it in his eyes without hurting himself, safe ‘starter’ light) and told me “Too bright, Daddy. Don’t shine that over here when people are going by.” And then he said in an extra serious voice “Don’t shine at face. Don’t shine in eyes!”, while pointing to his own face and eyes (with his free hand, not his flashlight).

I laughed and told him good job, you’re learning and gave him a high-five.


I let children play with my Inova red Microlight, the smallest ones only on my lap. I think the red is less hard on their eyes and more attention catching than white.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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When you buy an expensive flashlight and it basically sits on a shelf and you just stare at it, turning it on once in a while. And if you see the slightest imperfection , it ruins your day.  Now tell me, how many of you do that?  BTW, I'm guilty as charged... 

...even if it's on an interior surface. Yell

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Gj wrote:

atbglenn wrote:

When you buy an expensive flashlight and it basically sits on a shelf and you just stare at it, turning it on once in a while. And if you see the slightest imperfection , it ruins your day.  Now tell me, how many of you do that?  BTW, I'm guilty as charged... 

...even if it's on an interior surface. Yell

Glad I'm not the only one!  lol!

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When you’ve got BLF in the background no matter what you’re doing on the PC. Swapping between Kindle app and BLF every ten minutes or so.

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When you count up your current lights and are disappointed no matter how many you have. Or you like to add up roughly how many lumens your lights would produce if they were all on at the same time. I think I’m around 10,000, but if I add in parts that aren’t installed its at least 15k.

Also, when you refuse to add up how much you’ve spent on lights over the years…

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atbglenn wrote:

When you buy an expensive flashlight and it basically sits on a shelf and you just stare at it, turning it on once in a while. And if you see the slightest imperfection , it ruins your day.  Now tell me, how many of you do that?  BTW, I’m guilty as charged… 


Yes, anodizing damage really frosts my kelvinator

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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when you buy 8 laptop battery packs just for the cells, even though you already have plenty.

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-When you run out of different LED tints to try and you think, XML2 T2 8B4 is not that warm, I’m sure I can find a use for it. :bigsmile:
-When your mail carier asks you on a Monday how many packages you are expecting this week Wink
-When you participate in group buys to buy other people lights Big Smile

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Bort wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

When you buy an expensive flashlight and it basically sits on a shelf and you just stare at it, turning it on once in a while. And if you see the slightest imperfection , it ruins your day.  Now tell me, how many of you do that?  BTW, I’m guilty as charged… 


Yes, anodizing damage really frosts my kelvinator
It’s pure horror…
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When you set aside a ridiculous amount of money for the year (nothing like some here are spending) to buy lights etc, realize you've spent it before the end of May AND don't have half of what you want. 

On second thought, I can't believe it lasted this long. I did good huh?  Undecided

I no longer need a wallet. Thanks BLF! 

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You read an article about how scientists have learned tequila has the perfect balance of carbon to make it ideal for use in carbon vapor deposition diamond forming and think of how to apply this new knowledge to heat management in flashlights.

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When the shelves where you put all your flashlights collections collapsed on you :_(

The only way to do a great work is to love what you do.

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When you're white wall hunting and the paint begins to bubble and the drapes burst into flames.

You buy stock in Cree.

Your daughters  new boyfriend "Spike" seems like an OK Dude because he said "Wow" when he saw all your lights .

If your pet poodle is named Farka.

You're considering doing your own laser surgery.

 The UPS driver breaks it off with your wife because losing you as a customer would be unbearable.

 

       καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

                            

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Kodachrome40 wrote:
-When you run out of different LED tints to try and you think, XML2 T2 8B4 is not *that* warm, I'm sure I can find a use for it. :bigsmile:

When you dedome a 7A tint XP-E2 to see how cosy your flashlight gets (it gets really nice'n warm, my rough estimate is 2400K Smile )

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Boaz wrote:
The UPS driver breaks it off with your wife because losing you as a customer would be unbearable.

 


How did you come up with that one?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Bort wrote:
Boaz wrote:
The UPS driver breaks it off with your wife because losing you as a customer would be unbearable.

 

How did you come up with that one?

Hopefully not personal experience Wink

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Bort wrote:
Boaz wrote:
The UPS driver breaks it off with your wife because losing you as a customer would be unbearable.

 

How did you come up with that one?

i guess the number of deliveries support his Job *lol

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Boaz, you should write jokes for David Letterman’s Top 10 lists. That was a great post made me laugh out loud.

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When your new prized custom made Ti light needs tweaking so you fire up the Butane torch…

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When your new prized custom made Ti light needs tweaking so you fire up the Butane torch…

WOW! That looks amazing!
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When your new prized custom made Ti light needs tweaking so you fire up the Butane torch... !{width:40%}http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/834/uhpm.jpg!:http://imagi...

 

you are crazy

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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When my work provided poly stinger grew legs I immediately ordered the parts to build a S6 xp-g2 triple and a q-light as a replacement.

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