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You should always keep a light where the sun don’t shine…

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You should always keep a light where the sun don’t shine…

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with a clothing-optional-after-dark policy, with one’s Significant Other

yep… been there.

AGREED Smile


So…you’re the Significant Other? Or were you one of the passers-by? Shocked

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Haha, the light was mostly to get to the water and find a comfy spot therein without getting injured. Also occasionally to ward off others for a bit of privacy. I can't say I was paying much attention to the flashlight after finding a good spot though... Also, kind of important, not bright enough to see anything I would later want to unsee. ;P

 finding the right spot without injury is important ..

Moon mode might help but so would a beacon

 

 

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After you arrived at the springs did you place the light on moon mode and put it about 1 foot under water on a ledge to give the springs and eerie glow?

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Nope, the water was too murky for that to work. However, I did swim around a bit with the light on a ~20lm level underwater, and I heard a few people remark about it. “Whoa, is that an underwater flashlight?!”

Really, it’s not remarkable. They sell waterproof flashlights at walmart. The interesting things about this light were traits that nobody seemed to notice, like the nice Nichia 219B tint.

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shouldn’t we use waterproof gear in hot
spring due to nature of thermal expansion?
water might seep in and kill your light

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breinrules wrote:
shouldn’t we use waterproof gear in hot
spring due to nature of thermal expansion?
water might seep in and kill your light

It wasn’t as hot as my showers… and I haven’t had any issues with water leaking into lights there.
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ToyKeeper wrote:
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shouldn’t we use waterproof gear in hot spring due to nature of thermal expansion? water might seep in and kill your light
It wasn’t as hot as my showers… and I haven’t had any issues with water leaking into lights there.

hmmmm, dunno but a friend of mine has her watch
died because of using it in the hot spring. (rated at
50 m or so). the glass might not expand as
much as the metal and water might come in.
maybe the spring there is not that hot?

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I’ve never had any trouble with water leaking into a watch, either… even cheap ones, and even in really hot water. However, I’ve had water damage the watch band several times… and I assume the water would eventually dry out and crack the light’s o-rings in the same manner, but this would take repeated exposure over a period of months.

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breinrules wrote:
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breinrules wrote:
shouldn’t we use waterproof gear in hot spring due to nature of thermal expansion? water might seep in and kill your light
It wasn’t as hot as my showers… and I haven’t had any issues with water leaking into lights there.

hmmmm, dunno but a friend of mine has her watch
died because of using it in the hot spring. (rated at
50 m or so). the glass might not expand as
much as the metal and water might come in.
maybe the spring there is not that hot?

There is a “freezer” test described in other thread by one of the members to test if the flashlight is waterproof:
- Take out the battery and unscrew tailcap to let air in
- Put the flashlight in freezer for few minutes
- close the tailcap, take it out and put it in warm water 40…50C
The air inside will expand and if there is a leak you will see bubles going out of the flashlight. This way you can know for sure if your flashlight is waterproof in hot spring. And even if its not the expanding air won’t let water in unless you leave there for too long.

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Pregulla wrote:
breinrules wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
breinrules wrote:
shouldn’t we use waterproof gear in hot spring due to nature of thermal expansion? water might seep in and kill your light
It wasn’t as hot as my showers… and I haven’t had any issues with water leaking into lights there.

hmmmm, dunno but a friend of mine has her watch
died because of using it in the hot spring. (rated at
50 m or so). the glass might not expand as
much as the metal and water might come in.
maybe the spring there is not that hot?

There is a “freezer” test described in other thread by one of the members to test if the flashlight is waterproof:
- Take out the battery and unscrew tailcap to let air in
- Put the flashlight in freezer for few minutes
- close the tailcap, take it out and put it in warm water 40…50C
The air inside will expand and if there is a leak you will see bubles going out of the flashlight. This way you can know for sure if your flashlight is waterproof in hot spring. And even if its not the expanding air won’t let water in unless you leave there for too long.

can we say that all airtight lights are waterproof but not all waterproof lights are air tight?

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Pregulla wrote:
breinrules wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
breinrules wrote:
shouldn’t we use waterproof gear in hot spring due to nature of thermal expansion? water might seep in and kill your light
It wasn’t as hot as my showers… and I haven’t had any issues with water leaking into lights there.

hmmmm, dunno but a friend of mine has her watch
died because of using it in the hot spring. (rated at
50 m or so). the glass might not expand as
much as the metal and water might come in.
maybe the spring there is not that hot?

There is a “freezer” test described in other thread by one of the members to test if the flashlight is waterproof:
- Take out the battery and unscrew tailcap to let air in
- Put the flashlight in freezer for few minutes
- close the tailcap, take it out and put it in warm water 40…50C
The air inside will expand and if there is a leak you will see bubles going out of the flashlight. This way you can know for sure if your flashlight is waterproof in hot spring. And even if its not the expanding air won’t let water in unless you leave there for too long.

I like the drop it in a flooded farm row trick lol Then turn it on and see if it still works. I see they advertize these lights as weapons in a lot of sales. If you banged it around while it was hot- I wonder if the led would jump off the pcb xd I was just thinking about that cause that wouldn’t be a weapon- it would be like 60 dollars and you still get shot!

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clothing-optional-after-dark policy
I don’t think I’d need a light if my pasty keister is exposed. My bum is so white that it glows in the dark.
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I don’t think I’d need a light if my pasty keister is exposed. My bum is so white that it glows in the dark.

It was a moonless night.
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ToyKeeper wrote:
Martini wrote:
I don’t think I’d need a light if my pasty keister is exposed. My bum is so white that it glows in the dark.
It was a moonless night.

I thought you said it was clothing optional, did everyone go with the option of clothing?

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Joat wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
Martini wrote:
I don’t think I’d need a light if my pasty keister is exposed. My bum is so white that it glows in the dark.
It was a moonless night.

I thought you said it was clothing optional, did everyone go with the option of clothing?


The moon is only visible when it’s reflecting light from another source. Hence part of why I didn’t want to use a bright light. ;P

The moon mode on my torch helped me keep the night “moonless”.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
breinrules wrote:
shouldn’t we use waterproof gear in hot
spring due to nature of thermal expansion?
water might seep in and kill your light

It wasn’t as hot as my showers… and I haven’t had any issues with water leaking into lights there.

I don’t think I wanna know… Okay, here goes: What use do you have for a flashlight in the shower? I know I’m gonna regret this. :~

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I don’t think I wanna know… Okay, here goes: What use do you have for a flashlight in the shower? I know I’m gonna regret this. :~

It’s for cleaning, silly!

Allll… the… things…

But no, seriously, light + water = win. Haven’t you ever taken a candle-lit bath? Marvelled at the way a fountain looks under a strobe light? Reflected light off the waves from just above the surface to amplify them up onto a wall like a giant watery sunset? Watched the source-reflective water droplets dance around the floor like a thousand little spheres of ball lightning?

Stop and smell the photons once in a while. Smile

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ToyKeeper wrote:
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I don’t think I wanna know… Okay, here goes: What use do you have for a flashlight in the shower? I know I’m gonna regret this. :~

It’s for cleaning, silly!

Allll… the… things…

But no, seriously, light + water = win. Haven’t you ever taken a candle-lit bath? Marvelled at the way a fountain looks under a strobe light? Reflected light off the waves from just above the surface to amplify them up onto a wall like a giant watery sunset? Watched the source-reflective water droplets dance around the floor like a thousand little spheres of ball lightning?

Stop and smell the photons once in a while. Smile

Oh, just mood lighting? Phew! The way this thread was going, I was worried there for a while! :bigsmile:

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ToyKeeper wrote:
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I don’t think I wanna know… Okay, here goes: What use do you have for a flashlight in the shower? I know I’m gonna regret this. :~

It’s for cleaning, silly!

Allll… the… things…

But no, seriously, light + water = win. Haven’t you ever taken a candle-lit bath? Marvelled at the way a fountain looks under a strobe light? Reflected light off the waves from just above the surface to amplify them up onto a wall like a giant watery sunset? Watched the source-reflective water droplets dance around the floor like a thousand little spheres of ball lightning?

Stop and smell the photons once in a while. Smile


not sure if sentimentalness or synesthesia (i kid) :bigsmile:

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One kind of interesting thing I did after experiencing the PWM can make rain look different and surreal, especially bad PWM in a light. I turned off the bathroom light and leave the room lit only by the PWM light…some modes make the water look kind of neat, some modes make shower streams look like sparse droplets or broken lines of water. Of course I’ve only done this once with high lumen lights, I’m not sure moon mode would work to give enough contrast …except to show you your moon maybe.

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OK I wondered how long it would take before someone followed up on the flashlight in the shower comment. My mind certainly wandered until someone finally asked the question and it was answered.

I consider my flashlights as tools and expect them to work under adverse conditions. And if I were about to have my life depend on the ability of my light to work under adverse conditions I would be testing them in heat, cold and water. But since I’m not in the armed services or a mountain climber I would never take my flashlight into the shower or a hot springs. My experience with water is that one really can’t tell when water will have a negative effect today and not tomorrow so why take the risk. That said, I would bend my rule if the shower contained the right person.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
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I don’t think I wanna know… Okay, here goes: What use do you have for a flashlight in the shower? I know I’m gonna regret this. :~

It’s for cleaning, silly!

Allll… the… things…

But no, seriously, light + water = win. Haven’t you ever taken a candle-lit bath? Marvelled at the way a fountain looks under a strobe light? Reflected light off the waves from just above the surface to amplify them up onto a wall like a giant watery sunset? Watched the source-reflective water droplets dance around the floor like a thousand little spheres of ball lightning?

Stop and smell the photons once in a while. Smile

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not sure if sentimentalness or synesthesia (i kid) :bigsmile:

ok…Googling Silly
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I like moonlight mode for walking around casually, but what is best is a red light so you don’t lose night vision.

Still a bit dim

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
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not sure if sentimentalness or synesthesia (i kid) :bigsmile:

ok…Googling Silly
Big Smile

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Do you name your lights Silly !http://www.rgbstock.com/cache1nyygg/users/b/br/brainloc/300/mfXiBLQ.jpg!

Hey some of us name our lights, not every one I build but some of the most special ones, I know I’m not alone either, right off the top of my head Dale has “Texas poker”.

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