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wow! thats a strong red light
thanks for the impressive photos

what are some of the advantages of Red light,
for your application?

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jon_slider wrote:
wow! thats a strong red light
thanks for the impressive photos

what are some of the advantages of Red light,
for your application?

Mostly for fun and to preserve my night vision Big Smile

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definitely looks fun,
dont know if it preserves night vision… when it is so bright.. lol

fwiw, there are physical benefits from red light also.. helps heal cuts and bruises faster, eliminates headaches…

can also energize mitochondria in our blood, for enhanced ATP energy production

google red light therapy for more info

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jon_slider wrote:
definitely looks fun,
dont know if it preserves night vision… when it is so bright.. lol

fwiw, there are physical benefits from red light also.. helps heal cuts and bruises faster, eliminates headaches…

can also energize mitochondria in our blood, for enhanced ATP energy production

google red light therapy for more info

Thx for the tip Thumbs Up and i will add, mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell Davie

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I got a new chair today.

I had a ancient small wooden chair for many years in my 2m2 hobby allowance hidden behind the cupboard, until recently I developed severe back aches after hobbying a couple of hours. So no hobby for me anymore or buy a better chair. Well, here it is, a reasonable quality reasonably priced office chair, adjustable everything, great back support, feels like a king. One drawback, it does not really fit. Once seated, everything is fine, but sitting down or leaving the chair requires some level of acrobatics.

So next project: build a smaller integrating sphere Facepalm . It is the square thing north-west of the chair covered in flashlights, it is now a 50cm sphere, I think I will make a smaller 40cm one sometime this winter, so that everything fits again.

(at some gloryfying moment in the future I will tidy it up over there)

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LOL!, your chair is too big for your mess Wink

congrats on the upgrade(s) to your hobby corner

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djozz, you need a raise, it’s about time, you deserve a 3m3 allowance. Tell the boss we say so.

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siata94 wrote:
djozz, you need a raise, it’s about time, you deserve a 3m3 allowance. Tell the boss we say so.

You are right, I will tell my son to clear out the playing rug and his Lego and I will sell the Gerbil.

Hmm, a 1 meter sphere… Smile

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djozz wrote:
So next project: build a smaller integrating sphere Facepalm . It is the square thing north-west of the chair covered in flashlights, it is now a 50cm sphere, I think I will make a smaller 40cm one sometime this winter, so that everything fits again.

Hey, if your flashlight-surface gets smaller, I have space for flashlights over here Wink
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Today I received in the mail the Convoy M26C with the GT-FC40 Emitter. Very pleased with this light overall. My excuse for buying it was I had a 26650 not being used.

I also received a cool little knife. OTF double-action keychain size. Awesome deal for 13 USD.

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djozz wrote:
I got a new chair today.

…..

I hope your new chair resolves your back pain.

This mention of your hobby space is also a reminder to me; how fortunate I am with the space I have available for my workshop.

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MtnDon wrote:
djozz wrote:

I got a new chair today. .....

I hope your new chair resolves your back pain.

If the new chair is any good, it just might.

I switched recliners, and after adding some extra cushioning, the vast majority of my back pain has gone away.  :-)

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MtnDon wrote:
djozz wrote:
I got a new chair today.

…..

I hope your new chair resolves your back pain.

This mention of your hobby space is also a reminder to me; how fortunate I am with the space I have available for my workshop.


I must admit that I have a mini-workbench in our sleeping room, with a big vice, a small drill-press, a small type band saw and a disc sander. But my girlfriend nowadays works from home most of the days so the equipment is stowed away and the workbench is her office now Sad
(she brings in more money than me so that is fair enough Smile )

But on the scarce days that I’m alone at home I can use it all and the whole house is my workshop Party

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Let me see how many flashlights I can identify there….

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Got my Lumintop Ant Man today.

First impression: nice but it performs under specs, and they missed some opportunities.
On the best 14500 out there, Vapcell H10, I only get 120lumen/67kcd. On the golden Vapcell only 100 lumen. Maybe a tail spring bypass could boost it a bit but I doubt that even de specs can be met with that. The current on the H10 is only 800mA, sounds like going 14500 causes a voltage-struggle getting the laser going, seems that Lumintop did not make a boost-driver for this one.

The beam is pretty nice, no rings or anything. The tint is typical LEP: 7600K, 63CRI, duv +0.013. Nothing wrong with that for a thrower.

Disappointing to me, the projection lens is only 13.5mm diameter while easily a 16mm lens would have fit. This would have produced 40% more kcd.

The ring is blue GITD stuff.

The phosfor looks like many other LEP’s, it is the back-illuminated type.

The size is a bit larger than a Convoy T2, but it still feels compact to me.

But what I like best about the Ant Man is the design, it is the best looking flashlight that I have ever owned, reminds me of the old Foursevens Quark AA, but nicer!

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Nice, djozz Cool
Thanks for the overview!!
So, does it have 1 mode only? And will you show us some bemashots when the night comes? Pleaaaase? Innocent

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Yes, one mode on a forward clicky. I will do some shots from the balcony tonight Smile

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Thumbs Up the balcony light man again. Wink
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Thumbs Up the balcony light man again. Wink

Some people have a whole mountain for themselves Flat Stare , I have a balcony Smile
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That sounds like an expensive disappointment Sad

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I got my Ant Man also, Neal included an H10 in the light although I don’t remember ordering it with one. Thumbs Up Just opened the box a few minutes ago and the H10 is charging but I can tell you I hate the clip already. Looks to be the same one on the FWAA. I just don’t care for two way clips, simple clip like the Tool or a deep carry clip would have been better imo.

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Got this little guy today (S21A with SST40, 5000k, 12 groups), along with a Convoy M21B in black, using the XHP 70.2 5000k, 4 groups.

 

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Just got this bad boy in Nichia 219c today (hoping to get an sw45k in it). Absolutely loving it, the fit, finish. The emitter is honestly not bad, I had an Astrolux S41 in 219c 4000K as one of my first enthusiast lights and I loved it. The rotary is a lot of fun to play with – definitely going to spend some time in my EDC.

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Got a new light in the mail today. On The Road M4 Mini. So far I like it. I’d prefer a USB-C port in the threads instead of under a flap, but that’s my only gripe with it. I got the SST-20 high CRI version.

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Here it is next to my D4.

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It’s the A6 BLF SE/S1 driver, the 7/4 modes one. It needs to go inside the C8 it’s lying on because the original 7135×8 died on me. I know: super-easy little job for many here but it’s going to be the first repair I’ll do on a light myself so wish me luck…….

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In the mail today, I got a new LP Gear stylus for my turntable, and the NlightD T90 I ordered last month on Black Friday.

Despite the LED being slightly out of focus on the T90, I do like the light for the price I paid. I definitely wouldn’t pay full retail for it though. Around $80 USD shipped with battery is a much more sane price for this light.

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Kwispelhond wrote:

It’s the A6 BLF SE/S1 driver, the 7/4 modes one. It needs to go inside the C8 it’s lying on because the original 7135×8 died on me. I know: super-easy little job for many here but it’s going to be the first repair I’ll do on a light myself so wish me luck…….


Good luck! It is still my favourite driver for many mods.
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Boker Barlow

I won this Moki 533 beautiful knife

Still waiting for my DM11

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I think that Finch knives are great, they have distinctive fresh designs and I like several of their models. But unfortunately availability in Europe is very very low, just one french seller and they do not have all models, and are often sold out..

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djozz wrote:
I think that Finch knives are great, they have distinctive fresh designs and I like several of their models. But unfortunately availability in Europe is very very low, just one french seller and they do not have all models, and are often sold out..

That blows ! They are really well made and some unique designs .

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