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Tired of that OTHER forum!

Hey guys, just wanted to introduce myself. Longtime member of another popular, very stressful and antagonistic forum and looking for someplace a bit more relaxed where I don’t have to consult the rule books for compliance before every posting.

I’ve enjoyed using, collecting, and modifying lights for a couple years now, and always on the lookout for a good deal on a cool new light. I figure the vast majority of my lights are much more “budget” oriented, I own very few lights over $100, so this place is probably a better fit for me anyway.

I’m a big fan of neutral or slightly warm tinted lights, and end up doing many emitter swaps because of this. I do a bit of circuit design and modifications including hot air rework thanks to my previous job as an EE tech which has helped tremendously in this hobby. I tend to be pretty frugal, so if I can DIY instead of sending it in and paying big bucks for someone else to do the exact same thing, chances are it’s already sitting in pieces on my bench.

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Welcome to BLF! Hope you enjoy your stay here.

Some of us, including me, have seen the “real light” and have moved over to here, where things are way more relaxed and there are no pesky mods to tell us what we can and cannot do.

Feel free to describe your experience(s) here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/7271

Cheers! Smile

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someplace a bit more relaxed

That would be us.

Many, many of us here are refugees from ‘that other’ site. Big Smile

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Welcome IClight!

It sounds like you will fit in nicely here. Sounds like we have quite similar taste tints too. Since you often swap emitters in your lights, you might find the the BLF LED Database useful (link in my signature).

Feel free to share/contribute what you do in the modding section of the forum! Smile

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Welcome to BLF!  Glad you've come to your senses!

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  You here .

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Welcome,

I haven’t been here too long myself, it’s nice to see another Florida person on here!

My bright friends: Fenix TK40, Solarstorm Warrior, FandyFire UV-S5 (King), C8’s, SK68s, Defiant 3c and 3d

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Welcome to the forum IClight. Cool user name.

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Welcome to the quiet but friendly forum, I’m sure you won’t miss “ Norm” -:)

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Welcome , fellow Floridian .

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Welcome home!

 

 
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Welcome to BLF, IClight! Party

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Lots of great flashaholics here IClight. Welcome to the party!

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Welcome to BLF Smile

You'll find it's much more relaxed here.  No need to worry you'll get the ban boot for *gasp* not giving one of the forum sponsors a glowing review.

I also rarely visit there, except for the marketplace.

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Yep, people in here are as homey as Chicken Dinner at Grannies House, course a little home brew helps. Most in here would give you the shirt off their back, and two pages of free advice — I mean where can you get that Now-a-days. Petty nice people in here, you will enjoy… Wink :bigsmile:

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Welcome!  Despite this being the "budget" forum, we have quite a few amazing EE's who do some awesome custom work and help dummies like me along the way.  You'll fit right in!

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Welcome to BLF! Smile

I’m a noob to flashlights but because of the help of my mentors here, I’m learning a lot and I think I’m learning fast. :bigsmile:

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Hi and welcome lClight. Sounds like you know a bit about those things I dont know a thing about. Looking forward to what you bring to the table. Cheers.

 

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Wow what an overwhelming warm response!

I make the requisite intoduction post, go off to work a few hours, and and seems like everyone’s stopped by to say hi! :bigsmile:

Thank you all, and I look forward to joining the discussions!

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Not everyone, here’s at least one more to say Welcome! One of the most interesting things to me is when new people come over they tend to ask: Is it OK to …?

Of course, it’s perfectly fine to ask, but site rules at the top left are short and very sweet.

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hey iclight, pull up a chair, beers over there, if you go hungry in this house its your own dammed fault! kick off your shoes and make yourself at home.

Oh, do yourself a favour, hide any form of internet payment or set the significant other down for a talk……they’ll need it….

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Howdy and don’t let the “budget” fool you. This place will sap the money out of your wallet fast. There is always some kind of deal going on.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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a warm welcome for you IC from all the member here,just like my favorite tint Smile
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Glad you are calling BLF home,
Welcome IClight,

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Bergtjie wrote:
Welcome to the quiet but friendly forum, I’m sure you won’t miss “ Norm” -:)

lol :bigsmile:
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It's a pleasure to have you onboard, IClight!

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welcome to one of the friendliest forums on the interwebs.

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Welcome IC. This is a very relaxed bunch of people here. Most of the timeLaughing

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Welcome IC!
eventhough I have been joining that forum couple years earlier than here (just silent reader) , I am all agree with you guys, here is much better place for community Smile

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Welcome to the friendly folks.

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