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

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DavidEF wrote:
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

I normally have a few in my bag, but yeah, I don’t want anyone taking any of mine into the can with them, so it’s buy or go all Helen Keller down the hallway.

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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:

Nope, no way.

You also compile a mental list of who hits the can and doesn’t even come near the sinks on the way out.

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When you play the XBox 360 game Alan Wake (highly recommended for a flashaholic) and afterward, build a light to specifically replicate the beam pattern and performance of the titular character’s flashlight.

I did.

And for those who haven’t played the game, your flashlight is your most valuable weapon. Throughout the ENTIRE game. Other than some gratuitous product placement, that game was extremely atmospheric and very fun.


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

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I think it should only have several uses.

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Now imagine you have a DX80 in game.

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patmurris wrote:
You may be diagnosed with Acute Flashaolism Syndrom (AFS) if:

- you feel uncomfortable without at least two or three lights near you
- you buy lights just to store your other flashlights spare cells, and then buy spare cells for those lights…
- your neighbor believes he’s seeing strange lights in the sky some nights
- you own untouched spare lights in their original packaging, just in case
- you wish the grid would go down more often
- you go out at night for no other reason then lighting up
- you look at closeup pictures of naked lights late at night
- you fantasize on a 2k lumen keyring light
- you have tint and bin preference

- you are reading this

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Omg Since all applies, i can’t deny it anymore…
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Excellent ! I like it

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You’re a Flashaholic when you know when the national holidays of China are.

(And it ain’t fun for us… Silly )

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I am in Vietnam and always have to buy low quality goods from China. Right now, I still do not know where to buy genuine

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When your toddler (2 y.o) prefer THIS one, not the one you want to givehim Wink

(no, he doesn’t play with the high lumen monsters, only the tame ones…)

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The Korean guy on the right seems happy about that .

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Boaz wrote:
The Korean guy on the right seems happy about that .

That’s Joe Samsung. Ka-ching!!

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You might be a flashaholic if you have ever taken a flashlight apart to modify its firmware.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
You’re a Flashaholic when you know when the national holidays of China are.

(And it ain’t fun for us… Silly )

And you start synchronising your own holidays with the national holidays of China.
Plus point: it looks as if that is getting you more days off than before.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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you are if you order your own driver PCBs, of course the first revision does not work or got an error for sure even if you checked it like 10 times

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“You might be a Flashaholic”, if you call a compact thrower + a flooder + a headlamp + an emergency keychain light as a starter kit for your non flashaholic friends.

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You might be a Flashaholic, if you come out of the closet, to make room for more lights.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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              You might be a Flash-a-holic if .....

 

  • You shake Christmas presents hoping they will sound like a flashlight.
  • You buy a gun to put a light on.
  • You only ride your bike at night .
  • UPS is thinking about making your house a hub.

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

                            

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hoathinh01 wrote:
Thank you very much, for me this is a difficult problem and it is fortunate to have you here. Wish you have a lot of health and success

Looks like we got another spammer account looking to fill up their post count, boys.

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Seems like we have found ourselves a Vietnamese kitcheneer. Party Evil
Maybe it’s time to dig up the old hammer?

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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You might be a Flash-a-holic if …..
You spend most of your life on a flashlight forum.

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You might be a Flashaholic …..
…when your friends think you are a nerd and don’t understand your hobby.

Not many (of my friends!) are into electronics or lights.

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- you can name LED’s by just looking at them

- you ask “did the power go out?” with enthusiasm and excitement

- get personally offended at the neolithic flashlights people use on TV

- don’t think twice about buying a $15 flashlight, then putting $40 worth of parts into it just to get a slightly warmer tint and a slightly different UI

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When you know Q8 GT Fw3a Ft03 are not just random characters…

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When you mod a flashlight so you can use it to mod some flashlights :

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Many of these mentioned signs are well beyond the line of already being a Flashaholic, and are closer to Flashamaniac . Big Smile Party

I think you need only 1 sign that says you’re a flashaholic. You own more than you need and keep looking for more! Sure, a couple in the house for power outage (with one of them in the kitchen for immediate tasks and one in the bedroom for safety), one on your person that fits inside your pocket (within AA or smaller size), and maybe one in the car plus a couple for camping / backpacking / hiking… but if you’ve got duplicates for the same purposes? And despite having all the light you need, you still check on-line to see what’s new and worth buying? Definitely a flashaholic.

If you know all the battery types, can recognize an LED type just by looking at it, have modified flashlights, or know a programmable UI? Then you’re headed for mania, if not already there. Wink

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When your table looks like that in the night Facepalm

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xevious wrote:
Many of these mentioned signs are well beyond the line of already being a Flashaholic, and are closer to Flashamaniac . Big Smile Party

I think you need only 1 sign that says you’re a flashaholic. You own more than you need and keep looking for more! Sure, a couple in the house for power outage (with one of them in the kitchen for immediate tasks and one in the bedroom for safety), and maybe one in the car and a couple for camping / backpacking / hiking… but if you’ve got doubles and triples of the same battery type? And despite having all the light you need, you still check on-line to see what’s new and worth buying? Definitely a flashaholic.

If you know all the battery types, can recognize an LED type just by looking at it, have modified flashlights, or know a programmable UI? Then you’re headed for mania, if not already there. Wink


Well…
1. You know what a beamshot is, or worse : you make beamshots
2. You swap LEDs in each of your lights
3. You have more flashlights than pockets in your trousers
4. You buy flashlight parts
5. People ask your advice before buying a flashlight
6. You refuse to use a smartphone as a flashlight
7. GB BG KD FT BLF Q8 GT D4V2 FW3T XML2 CSLNM1.TG FET Andùril S2+ C8 are familiar words
8. You buy custom flashlights part
9. You buy custom flashlights
10. You buy 100 bucks of tools to mod 10 bucks flashlights with 40 bucks worth of parts… every month
11. You have a flashlight budget
12. You spend more than your flashlight budget every month
13. You don’t want to sell some flashlights because they’re “sentimental to me”

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When you spend more time modding lights than actually using them…

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