What are the top 10 signs .."You might be a Flashaholic"?

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richbuff wrote:
Does my flashing get me in financial trouble?

Do I attempt to hide my excessive flashing from my friends and family?

Do I lie to friends about my flashing?

Do I feel the strong need for more and more flashing?

Does my flashing cause me to become isolated from normal society?

Do I need to flash immediately upon waking up?

Do I make up excuses for my excessive flashing?

Does flashing dominate my routine thoughts?

Wow… I have to answer no, no, no, no, no…!

Somehow, this sounds more like someone in a trenchcoat who hangs around a playground. Shocked

Eep!

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Impulse buying bright shiny expensive lights.

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Lightbringer wrote:
richbuff wrote:
Does my flashing get me in financial trouble?

Do I attempt to hide my excessive flashing from my friends and family?

Do I lie to friends about my flashing?

Do I feel the strong need for more and more flashing?

Does my flashing cause me to become isolated from normal society?

Do I need to flash immediately upon waking up?

Do I make up excuses for my excessive flashing?

Does flashing dominate my routine thoughts?

Wow… I have to answer no, no, no, no, no…!

Somehow, this sounds more like someone in a trenchcoat who hangs around a playground. Shocked

Eep!

NTM has “buff” (naked) right in his handle Hmmmm (mostly kidding) Smile

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- you fantasize on a 2k lumen keyring light

No fantasy anymore (Emisar D4)


… well, i was thinking about a AAA, 10180 or coin cell light… Big Smile
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patmurris wrote:
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- you fantasize on a 2k lumen keyring light

No fantasy anymore (Emisar D4)


… well, i was thinking about a AAA, 10180 or coin cell light… Big Smile

It (the D4 with 18350 tube) is pretty small though, so some dreams do come true. Big Smile

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RollerBoySE wrote:
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patmurris wrote:
- you fantasize on a 2k lumen keyring light

No fantasy anymore (Emisar D4)


… well, i was thinking about a AAA, 10180 or coin cell light… Big Smile

It (the D4 with 18350 tube) is pretty small though, so some dreams do come true. Big Smile


What is the diameter of the D4? (EDIT: 30mm at the widest point) I’d expect that even with a 18350 tube, it might be a bit thick and clunky for key ring use.

But hey, patmurris, it was quite a while back that Dale had his Texas Poker AAA light reaching over 1k+ lumens OTF. With today’s emitters, it might not be long before 2k+ lumens OTF is possible from a build or mod. Especially now that some of the smaller cells are trending upward in both capacity and current handling. If/when that “bump” reaches the 10180, there won’t be anything left to stop us from getting 2k+ in a light the size of a BLF 348!

EDIT: Just now looking at the CREE PCT I think it might already be possible, with a XHP50.2 K4 bin wired at 6V, and a couple 10180, in a AAA-size light. The relatively low Vf compared to 2S Li-ion might push output over 2A, right at the edge of ~2k lumens.

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But hey, patmurris, it was quite a while back that Dale had his Texas Poker AAA light reaching over 1k+ lumens OTF… With today’s emitters… now that some of the smaller cells are trending upward… there won’t be anything left to stop us from getting 2k+ in a light the size of a BLF 348! …

One collateral feature is it will also work as a windproof cigarette lighter!

Copper BLF A01, XHP50.2, 2×10180, no driver?… Would the led fit the head?

Damn those are obvious AFS symptoms! Facepalm

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-When you’re arrive home at weekend with a new flashlight and your mother says “another one?”!
-When you carry a backpack just to bring 1 or 2 flashlights when going to the beach…during daylight!
-When the family asks you to order them new flashlights!
-When you have 2 flashlights on your bedside and use them instead of the room lights!
-When you clean (vacuum clean) your house using at least 3 flashlights to see the dust and clean it!
-When you talk so much about flashlights, and you buy them, that…your girlfriend makes a strip for you, in a dark room, just using a flashlight on the lowest mode Big Smile Party

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- you think about the lights you have in the mail before falling asleep, smiling at the thought that one may show up tomorrow.

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patmurris wrote:
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But hey, patmurris, it was quite a while back that Dale had his Texas Poker AAA light reaching over 1k+ lumens OTF… With today’s emitters… now that some of the smaller cells are trending upward… there won’t be anything left to stop us from getting 2k+ in a light the size of a BLF 348! …

One collateral feature is it will also work as a windproof cigarette lighter!

Copper BLF A01, XHP50.2, 2×10180, no driver?… Would the led fit the head?

Damn those are obvious AFS symptoms! Facepalm


I don’t know. But, CRX made a MT-G2 fit into a BLF-348 and put 2× 10180 cells in there, with no driver. Wink

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I don’t know. But, CRX made a MT-G2 fit into a BLF-348 and put 2× 10180 cells in there, with no driver. Wink

May i ask what came out of it?
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patmurris wrote:
- you think about the lights you have in the mail before falling asleep, smiling at the thought that one may show up tomorrow.

Nah, too easy Silly

• You struggle with an unfitting diffuser on your favorite tinted light to use it as a bedside light when there’s a perfectly usable desk lamp there, hidden under a centimeter of dust
• You wash the dishes after midnight just to have an excuse to enjoy some ceiling bounce without someone else in the house complaining that it’s dark or turning on the lights without you asking (and thinking they’re doing you a favor)
• Your home come twilight/dusk has no lamps on at all because you’re using your torch(es), so to an outsider it looks like there’s nobody home

All of these are true for me, and have been since May or so Big Smile

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Easy:
You are a flashaholic once you start browsing flashlight forum’s. Big Smile

(Yes BLF, I blame you! Evil )

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patmurris wrote:
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I don’t know. But, CRX made a MT-G2 fit into a BLF-348 and put 2× 10180 cells in there, with no driver. Wink

May i ask what came out of it?

You mean lumens? I don’t recall if he ever said. In fact, I’m not sure he even has a way to measure. But, according to the CREE PCT it would have had to get around 2.6A to reach over 2000 emitter lumens. I doubt it got that with just a couple of 10180’s, but I can’t say for sure that it didn’t.

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Buying another light that you already own because you got a Great deal on it.
Buying another light that you already own because it has a new color body.
Buying another light that you already own because a new driver upgrade with no strobe or no PWM or new firmware.
Buying another light that you already own to make a DD Triple/quad out of it.
Buying another light that you already own to make Another Triple/Quad with high CRI.
Buying another light that you already own because there is a Copper version.
Buying another light that you already own because there is now a SMO reflector version available or vice/versa.

Yeah, I have Multiples of Several of the same lights. Big Smile

I am a real Sucker for Amazon Deals on flashlights. Not sure if its the almost instant gratification of getting the light in 2 days or the fact of getting the Great deal on it. Like a Solarforce K2 for $8 shipped Prime for example. I had to buy 2. Or the latest one, Glaree E03 AAA for $5 that is just too similar to a Thrunite. Very nice for a $5 light. Liked it so much I now have 10 of them in several colors. Good gift lights, really…. they are gift lights…

A really Good friend is an auto mechanic. He has a customer that works for Streamlight and gets some of their products left with him on occasion.
I see that as competition…. I give my buddy lights that are cheap (in comparison) and still kick butt. I make it a point to show in detail all the aspects of these lights so it can be relayed to the Streamlight guy. Look no proprietary battery. no plastic lens that gets fogged over from solvents. See how Bright it is and how natural the tint is? Yeah that one was $12 and has a built-in USB charger (EE X2R). Your replacement Plastic lens cost 2X more. In hopes to get them to change their ways. Evil

Guilty to most of the previous posts.
If I have my backpack, and usually do, there are about 5 lights on my person. Plenty of batteries for them all and a 4×18650 power bank with a cool ramping LED wall of light.

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vwpieces wrote:
Buying another light that you already own because a new driver upgrade with no strobe or no PWM or new firmware.

Guilty as charged with a Convoy S2 in hand Big Smile But then, how can you pass up on Biscotti when you know how inconvenient the old 3/5 firmware is for short bursts (on-time memory and the blinky on low)?

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- You post in flashlight forums online
- You browse flashlight forums during lunchhour
- You are aware that there are such things as flashlight forums.
- Your flashlight budget exceeds 300$ per year
- You have a flashlight budget
- You have more than 1 flashlight sitting next to your bed.
- You take pictures of your flashlights and post them online
- You are constantly showing off your lights to your friends/family.
- You have purchased more than 1 flashlight in the last 5 years.

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Firelight2 wrote:
- You post in flashlight forums online
- You browse flashlight forums during lunchhour
- You are aware that there are such things as flashlight forums.
- Your flashlight budget exceeds 300$ per year
- You have a flashlight budget
- You have more than 1 flashlight sitting next to your bed.
- You take pictures of your flashlights and post them online
- You are constantly showing off your lights to your friends/family.
- You have purchased more than 1 flashlight in the last 5 years.

Yep, yep, yep, nah, yeah, for sure, uh huh, kinda, definitely.

Final score on Firelight’s test: 7.5/9, or 8,33. Severe flashaholism.

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- You have purchased more than 5 flashlight in the last 1 years.

Fixed it for ya.
A little more reasonable and still makes us all guilty.

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(I’ve said this before)

When the PWM from natural sunlight is noticable and annoying.


Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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11. you got light for review because the sellers contact and ask you

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vwpieces wrote:
Firelight2 wrote:
- You have purchased more than 5 flashlight in the last 1 years.

Fixed it for ya.
A little more reasonable and still makes us all guilty.

damn, I bought more than 10 within the last 3 months and on the list for 2 Q8s.

Here is one: Secretly hoping the power goes out so I can show my wife all the powers of those flashlights I’ve been purchasing.

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Here is one: Secretly hoping the power goes out so I can show my wife all the powers of those flashlights I’ve been purchasing.

Or not so secretly.

A few years back, we had water pouring into the basement where I work, and there was danger of that shorting out the mains, so FD cut the power to the whole building. Of course, it was still morning, and the company wasn’t about to send everyone home if the power might be back on in an hour or two, so we were kinda stranded at work ‘til either quitting time or ‘til the power’d be flicked back on.

Wellp, the Pb-acid powered emergency lights did an admirable job lighting up the hallways… for a coupla hours. Then, it was black. No windows, no glimmer of light from the outside, nothing.

Back then, I was the only one who had any flashlight at all, my 2×AA modded Taskforce light. Everyone had his paw out wanting to borrow my light to go to the can down the hallway, and nfw was I going to let anyone take my light in there and sully it. I was amazed, that in a company full of techies, not a single one had ANY light.

Seriously, I want another blackout, just to be able to light up the whole hallway with 1000lm of goodness.

(Even our IT dept, NO ONE has a flashlight. They borrowed mine to look into a drop-ceiling a week or so ago. I pointed ‘em at a few lights I have but no longer use, either to buy for the dep’t or personally, practically half what I paid for ‘em, or was willing to point ‘em to a supplier if they wanted new. Not a word. Just crickets in the background.)

I want blackness. Darkness. Citywide, middle of winter, sundown at 16:30 dark by 17:00, black. That’ll learn ‘em…

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Lightbringer wrote:
digitaltc wrote:
Here is one: Secretly hoping the power goes out so I can show my wife all the powers of those flashlights I’ve been purchasing.

Or not so secretly.

A few years back, we had water pouring into the basement where I work, and there was danger of that shorting out the mains, so FD cut the power to the whole building. Of course, it was still morning, and the company wasn’t about to send everyone home if the power might be back on in an hour or two, so we were kinda stranded at work ‘til either quitting time or ‘til the power’d be flicked back on.

Wellp, the Pb-acid powered emergency lights did an admirable job lighting up the hallways… for a coupla hours. Then, it was black. No windows, no glimmer of light from the outside, nothing.

Back then, I was the only one who had any flashlight at all, my 2×AA modded Taskforce light. Everyone had his paw out wanting to borrow my light to go to the can down the hallway, and nfw was I going to let anyone take my light in there and sully it. I was amazed, that in a company full of techies, not a single one had ANY light.

Seriously, I want another blackout, just to be able to light up the whole hallway with 1000lm of goodness.

(Even our IT dept, NO ONE has a flashlight. They borrowed mine to look into a drop-ceiling a week or so ago. I pointed ‘em at a few lights I have but no longer use, either to buy for the dep’t or personally, practically half what I paid for ‘em, or was willing to point ‘em to a supplier if they wanted new. Not a word. Just crickets in the background.)

I want blackness. Darkness. Citywide, middle of winter, sundown at 16:30 dark by 17:00, black. That’ll learn ‘em…


You don’t want just one flashlight in a scenario like that. You should have every flashlight you’ve ever considered selling and a few that you don’t think you’d ever consider, in case someone wants to make you an offer you can’t refuse. Then, don’t let anyone borrow any flashlights. It’s buy or stay in the dark! Evil

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when you EDC 1 light and think“what if this light has trobule” than you carry 1 more, and then you keep thinking” what if this light has trouble too”. then you carry another new one, and so on..
Until you carry your whole collection of your lights

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• You sleep with a small torch (1xAA or smaller) clipped to your shirt or bottoms (or if you’re that kind, a bigger one like 1×18650) in case you have to get up at “rooster coffee” AM.

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Lightbringer wrote:

Back then, I was the only one who had any flashlight at all, my 2×AA modded Taskforce light. Everyone had his paw out wanting to borrow my light to go to the can down the hallway, and nfw was I going to let anyone take my light in there and sully it.

Definitely don’t want your EDC torch flagged:

George’s Toilet Book

I think on my floor there’s one guy who carries a mini maglite, but with a LARGE number of windows, and the generators, it would take a lot more than a blackout to show off my lights. Even though I use it and loan it periodically for finding things under desks and cubicles.

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manithree wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:

Back then, I was the only one who had any flashlight at all, my 2×AA modded Taskforce light. Everyone had his paw out wanting to borrow my light to go to the can down the hallway, and nfw was I going to let anyone take my light in there and sully it.

Definitely don’t want your EDC torch flagged:

George’s Toilet Book

I think on my floor there’s one guy who carries a mini maglite, but with a LARGE number of windows, and the generators, it would take a lot more than a blackout to show off my lights. Even though I use it and loan it periodically for finding things under desks and cubicles.


It’s always the same: expect 98% of the “peasants” where you work or study to not have a dedicated light on them. At best they’ll have phone flashes to eat up their batteries. I know for a fact only one person where I work has a light, and it’s one of those cheapo zoomies with a terrible blue tint.

The only other concession in the place is one of those emergency LED wall lamps (that usually stay, you know, plugged on the wall and turn on when they’re not being fed power through the outlet) used as a lantern – and even that much is only because the big boss of the place (agreeable but ignorant lady) paid out of pocket after a blackout come dusk time led us to close early because of security concerns (books are valuable!), and the total murk inside led to MUCH criticism. The front entrance/exit that evening was only lit up because I lent my own lights to the co-workers there, which was something that I’m not forced at all to do and I made it very clear that day; don’t want some small time sycophant boss wannabe thinking that courtesy was an obligation. Steve

(And even that one was following another, shorter blackout in full daylight a week or two before that plunged the inside of the place into the murk, despite the translucid skylight in the middle of the building and the windows all around the walls.)

On a nicer note, I don’t hear any teasing over carrying 3+ torches on me, and I convinced a workmate to buy a Lumintop Tool CRI on a US$10 sale Big Smile Next item I’m gonna promote is the Zanflare F2, because AA’s Wink

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Back on topic – You might be a flashaholic if:

  • Even though biking home from work after dark is 15°F cooler, the really exciting thing is getting to use your lights.
  • Your 3-year-old nephew is already picky about clicky vs. twisty and knows how not to get burned using an S41.

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