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

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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"

 

THIS^^^^^^^^

I'm crying cause it's true LOOOOOL

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The overflow from your collection has taken over your job work space and you start doing simple mods by just moving the keyboard out of the way. Facepalm

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X3 wrote:
13. You don’t want to sell some flashlights because they’re “sentimental to me”

On the one hand, this can be pretty legit sometimes. Like, I gave my father a light and he carried it with him pretty much all the time until literally the moment he died. So I’m definitely keeping that one.

On the other hand, I have at least 100 lights which are “sentimental” or have some sort of story behind them. So… I might have a problem.

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When you sleep with your top 5 right by ya.

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Jaketheone4646 wrote:
When you sleep with your top 5 right by ya.

Facepalm

Guilty.

Okay, maybe not top 5…

Airpro DC7, Cometa, bobofett Inland R22, Wurkkos WK30, Ultratac A7, Luxpro 2×D (actually 6×AA), so 6.

BLF Q8, Sofirn C8F, coupla others within throwing distance.

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I try to sleep with a different one every night.  Although lately Lady Reylight TI LAN has been getting most of the attention.  A smallish AA but a very nice moonlight and useful trits!

"This too shall pass." -- Ancient Persian saying

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Ummm, we are talking flashlights, right?

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Of course!

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When you make sure your wife has packed a Tool AA with magnetic tail cap, BLF Q8 with Sofirn diffuser & Zanflare T1 when she goes away for a girls weekend to Phillip Island.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
On the one hand, this can be pretty legit sometimes. Like, I gave my father a light and he carried it with him pretty much all the time until literally the moment he died. So I’m definitely keeping that one.

This. Crying

The last text my dad sent me was him asking me to bring him a fresh battery and all the lights that I gave him that he left in his truck. So now I have an SRT7, D25A, and Wizard XHP50 that I’ll never part with.

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When your 3yr old son anxiously asks your wife “Why is papa buying so many torches. There won’t be any torches left in the shop.”

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Man, this topic is the most hilarious thing I've came across in years.. LOL

 

Ok, so..

 

  1. When you suddenly realize that you've changed your pants and left the house without having ANY EDC in your pockets and feel like you've just cheated on someone
  2. When you're reading and replying to this topic on your way to work (guilty as implied)
  3. Remember that shorty 18350 tube that you've bought for your S2+ along with all the other upgrades in order to make it a nicer EDC ? Well, you now have a spare 18650 body, an extra tail switch, an extra emitter, reflector and whatever else you have swapped on it.. Doesn't that suck or what.. ? Now you'd better buy some extra parts to complete another beater.. Right.. ? Well, someone you know would need a gift, am I correct ?
  4. That moment you've noticed one of your mates or co-workers has a Keychain light and ask them about it and they'll say it was a gift from someone. Firstly, you'd think while only had seen it from a distance, "what a fancy little blinkie, how come I didn'tknew this one.. " Only later on when you're asking them what fuel does it take and they have no clue, thus ask them to have a closer look - Moment of horror and pain.. It friggin' takes 3 button cells "triple face-palm"
  5. When you have installed a dedicated tracking app on your phone, which you're checking on more frequently than your FB (should you be a FB person) just to keep track of your flashlight orders and don't lose track of how many you've ordered, which and where from, just in case you'd get some missed deliveries.
  6. When you end up needing some light while having no flashlight on you for whatever reason, and completely forgot that your phone actually has a flashlight feature..
  7. When the term "EDC" came up for you after you have had your first flashlight and not the other way around.
  8. When you've first came to terms with it and started telling one of your friends: "I have an addiction.. I meant, hobby.."
  9. Cringing that one time when a friend, or colleague asked you to lend him a light, "just for a sec." and you've handed him your AA/14500 EDC, just so, moments later after he'd finished using it, to just set it aside somewhere at random and not even bothering to turn it off.. Flat Stare
  10. When first things you check after taking a brand new flashlight out of its box are: Is the head/tail glued to the body ? Does it have a spring on the driver side, or just a flat contact surface ? Even if it does have springs on both sides, have they actually left no extra 5mm to accommodate a longer, protected cell.. ?

 

And ofc, there should be many more.. Likely they've already been mentioned tho.. LOL

 

 

 

Well, just came up with some estra's.. LOL

 

11. When this topic was the funniest stuff you've came across in5a looong while..

12. And.. speaking of looong, "long and thin" was not that thing that your ex was teasing you on with, but the beam pattern of a thrower Wink

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  •  Your favorite super hero is the Flash
  • You named your children  Hugsby and Fenix .
  • You secretly think cancer can be cured with the correct tint .
  • You talk your way out of a warning because you laughed at the cops choice of flashlight.
  • There have been flashlights in the dryer and the freezer for over 6 months because .."It still works on moon mode".
  • You decide to not get another pet ..to fund your new hobby .
  • You're afraid a nasty divorce might involve your flashlight collection .
  • Your wife wants to go to the Louvre  but your fantasy is to one day visit the flashlight museum.
  • You replaced grandads pacemaker battery with a lap top pull.
  • Each of your children have a favorite bin .

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