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You have very beautiful babies Aleister. Smile

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Aleister wrote:

They are not many but I call them my babies Laughing

 

SDome lovely babies there!

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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I know, the room badly needs repainting..

 

...but that would ruin the continuity for your ceiling bounce testing! Silly

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Pook wrote:

Don wrote:
I know, the room badly needs repainting..

 

...but that would ruin the continuity for your ceiling bounce testing! Silly

Silly

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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This isn't a picture of the full collection, about a third of them.  A little bit different as this picture has at least one of every different emitter I've got.

Left to right: 

Coast LED Lenser: Nichia GS

Sipik SK68: Cree XR-E

Crelant 7G1: Cree XP-G

Sipik SK56: Osram Golden Dragon

Techlite Lumen Master: Cree XP-E

Ultrafire C1: XM-L (yay it came yesterday)

Rebranded Dorcy/Nexxtech: Luxeon Rebel TFFC

Flashlight Family

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Wow, some awesome collections!!! Cool really need the glasses for these!

I started with my DIY LED torches, two AA cell with resistors and 5mm clear Super Bright LEDs, PVC pipes, 80c slider switches. I was freaking out at the 40mA I was giving these yellow LEDs! And then came the $10 white 5mm 9000mcd LEDs (OMG), and then the singe cell boost circuits from silicon chip magazine (electronics hobby magazine) put into 2AA bodies from the local $2 shop. Toward the end of my highschool time the luxeons started coming out, but I didnt know I was a LED addict then. Between then and Now, there have been many torches along the way, DIY and bought. Maglites at the time were the pinnacle of torches, with me buying many other cheaper ones along the way! My dad then came back from Hong Kong with a Luxeon III Superfire, which has AMAZING machining quality, with threads smoother than anything i have even now! Thats where it started. About 5 months ago... Bought the Trustfire R5A3, and then all these pre-loved Nitecore torches in varying conditions.

So ill try to take a picture of what the collection is currently at, sorry only text atm.

 

Fishinfool, I love that D10 in the front, thats a BEAUTIFUL grey, Im waiting to find one of those for myself.

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Fishinfool, I love that D10 in the front, thats a BEAUTIFUL grey, Im waiting to find one of those for myself.

Thanks okwchin.  It's definitely not a budget light and not my brightest but it's beautifully made and is one of my faves.

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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So I can't sleep...for a change. So what's better to do during the night than taking photos of flashlights Silly

Actually it's quite fitting since my insomnia is pretty much the reason I started buying them in the first place.

When I can't sleep I go for a walk through the park behind my house and down to the local river, so I needed a decent torch.

The problem is that when I'm overly tired I'm very week willed and just start buying anything shiny of eBay Silly

 

Anyway heres about half of my collection, pretty much everything that was on or in my desk.

 

I picked up the lantern of eBay about a month ago, it was £7.99 including batterys (3xD). I expected it to be pretty rubbish for that price, but it's amazingly well made and gives off a good amount of light. I hadn't intended to leave that battery box in shot, but couldn't be bothered to stand everything back up after what I was doing because too intresting.

 

Lillyzilla's devistating attack on Torchio Silly

 

I might as well put these here as well - my charging setup.

 

I bought the little black charger on the right as it was much cheaper than buying a suitable 18650 battery holder. I gutted it of all it's insides and attached suitable leads. As I wouldn't be using it to charge two cells at once I then soldered in a AA sized holder.

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Very nice charging set-up, Pook.  Do you have trouble removing the AA's from that modded holder?  I wonder if two part epoxy would help.  This reminds me I need to get a decent charging set up some day.

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It's soldered in with solid copper wire and plasti-welded in place so the holder won't be coming off ever Silly

 

Those battery holders are generally a bit of a bugger to get batteries out of though, so I trimmed the hold in flaps a little.

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Don, this guy is close to you Smile

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOunBD_BnEY

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I think he owns more than even I do. Smile

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Just showed this video to my wife in hope she realize im stll being way too reasonable. Smile

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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I too think that he has a few more than Don..........just a few more.:O

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Here are most of mine. A couple are hiding somewhere in my house..

 

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Here's my collection as of 2010.

I believe 30 more lights added since then. broke...

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umm. thanks guys.  I feel a lot better now.

In other news, I'm going back to HK to buy more flashlights see my girlfriend again at the end of the month.  

My name is Devman, and I don't have an addiction. 

..ooh, my DQG tiny II arrived!  TTUL!

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devman wrote:

.... and I don't have an addiction. 

At first they all say so Smile

 

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Lucky you, Devman.  Girlfriend and flashlight.Tongue out

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atbglenn wrote:

Here are most of mine. A couple are hiding somewhere in my house..

 

 

I was just thinking... care for the specs of those Mags? Wink

 

 

I have only one, but it´s The Gun of the (small) herd.

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atbglenn wrote:

Here are most of mine. A couple are hiding somewhere in my house..

 

I was just thinking... care for the specs of those Mags? Wink

 

 

I have only one, but it´s The Gun of the (small) herd.

The Mag's are stock. Looking to upgrade them with these soonhttp://cgi.ebay.com/FUSION-36-LED-POWER-MODULE-2-6-C-D-Cell-MAGLITE-/110723271068?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item19c79f099c#ht_4128wt_1037 

The two above the Trustfire are no name chinese ebay specials I bought several years ago. Complete crap. The lantern was purchased from Costco 10 or more years ago, nothing special really.The Dewalt 18 volt should be self explanatory. I'm ordering this drop in for it  http://cgi.ebay.com/800-lms-LED-POWER-MODULE-New-Version-DeWALT-6V-18V-/120757416972?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item1c1db3f40c#ht_865wt_1037

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I stopped collecting 6 month 9 month ago ...

 

 

 

 

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aurum wrote:

I stopped collecting 6 month 9 month ago ...

9 months, huh?  So you gave up before the XML-U2 emitters became widely available?

Well, I don't usually do this, but seeing as you've given up on this hobby, and I like you, I'm willing to make you a one-time-only special offer.  I'll buy the whole lot off you for the ridiculous sum of TWENTY (20) American dollars. 

That might not seem like a fair amount of money, but I'll throw in a photographic montage of my girlfriend clubbing me into a coma for bringing even more lights into the house.  Once you figure in the medical bills, I think you'll see it's pretty fair. Silly

 

Seriously, that's a serious whack of lights.  My first thought was "what's with all the little ones" until I realized they're generally 18650 hosts.  Good job, and here's hoping you don't make it past 10 months!

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Wow, nice collections guys!

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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So you gave up before the XML-U2 emitters became widely available?

 

I don't own an y XML-U2. Only XML-T6 ...

 

My first thought was "what's with all the little ones" until I realized they're generally 18650 hosts.

 

6*14500er, 1*16340, 1*25500 ... all other are 18650 hosts.

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aurum wrote:

I don't own an y XML-U2. Only XML-T6 ...

 ... yet.

aurum wrote:

6*14500er, 1*16340, 1*25500 ... all other are 18650 hosts.

Yeah, it took me a second to get a sense of scale.  It's the whole 'people look like ants from up here!' thing. 

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Nice collection of mags! lol, aspheric FTW.

 

Here is my collection that was in the bedroom at the time..  Not strictly budget, I guess it is budget by size?? Regardless, this "hobby" no longer remains budget given enough time. Theres more parts and bits here and there that doesn't get pictured.

 

These have been arranged from silver to black and shades in-between. Just remembered there are another 2 D10s in the living room.

The second Novatac is just a shell, the driver is currently being incorporated into my headlamp battery pack. Drives an XP-G at only 400mA max Crying

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You have a bunch of the same one (on the right)? Particularly fancy it?

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I bet he bought all those Nitecore's from Boaz because I bought several also.

 

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Those are the D10s, the AA version of what boaz is selling (EX10). The D10s are my fav EDCs, theres 5 in the pic (and 2 of them were left out of the picture)

I have 2 EX10s, and 1 EX11.2 in there too. None are from boaz though... All except one are the ramping UI. 

I think given the weaker exchange rate, the lack of functional need for more torches, and the fact that I have most covered with this collection, its a good time to take it easy on the purchases... Only have a DQGII R4 on the way. Maybe I could do with a zebralight, the UF-H2b is cool, but the annoying PWM makes it a waste of money for me, should have got the zebra from the start. Would have been more budget than getting both lol.

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