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When you wake up in the morning next to your latest and greatest flashlight. I’m guilty as all hell. Please don’t tell anybody! 

Crikey, thought we all did that!

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When beginning to develop a strong, unnerving feeling of insecurity and helplessness whenever not carrying a light on your person.

When your self esteem totally depends on the number of torches you are carrying at any given time.

When starting to look upon lights as a fetish – an object believed to have spiritual powers; an object of excessive attention, or referance… fixation…

When torches that had been lost or misplaced suddenly and unexpectedly turn up again – in your nightly dreams. Bonus freak points when you wake up in a sweat (no matter whether cold or warm – it’s the sweat which counts)

When relatives and/or coworkers find you talking soothingly to the light you are disassembling and reassembling just to clean the contacts and threads – on the toilet.

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Take an extra bathroom break to read this forum.

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DenBarrettSAR wrote:
- You have an addiction when you need more cases for your lights after filling up 5 of them..
{scary pic}

When you see a picture like that, a warning of the abyss you may be falling into, and you don’t go and cancel your pending purchases.

I figure, as long as my collection can still mostly fit in my sig, it still counts as a hobby instead of a problem.

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when you have flashlight dreams 

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when your children are named Lumen and Lux and you have a dog named Candela

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I have a peculiar affliction

And it's certain I need interdiction

I am in a sad plight

I just need one more light

To live up to my flashlight addiction

 

To my loved ones it causes some friction

My wife mumbles sometimes of eviction

But I just love to shop

And I can't seem to stop

And I swear it's no willful infliction

 

I tell myself with firm conviction

That my habit will get some constriction

Then I see a new light

And think this one just might

Put an end to my flashlight addiction

 

 

 

 

 

What I do

 

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When you have long discussions with people at church about batteries

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sixfink wrote:
When beginning to develop a strong, unnerving feeling of insecurity and helplessness whenever not carrying a light on your person.

+1

now that i think about it, i have forgotten to carry my edc light only once during 2013.
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When your 20 months old daughter brings you your edc light whenever she sees you getting ready for work.

When your 20 months old daughter is “flashlight trained” before she is potty trained. (i taught her how to use a zoomie, change mode, and NEVER look into the light. took me about two weeks. basically i put in 3 weak AAA into the light, whenever she tried to look into the light, i stopped her and told her no no.)

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Prometheus wrote:
When your 20 months old daughter is “flashlight trained” before she is potty trained. (i taught her how to use a zoomie, change mode, and NEVER look into the light. took me about two weeks. basically i put in 3 weak AAA into the light, whenever she tried to look into the light, i stopped her and told her no no.)

That is a good one

When you are doing things (especially away from home) and think if i only had one of my brightest lights on me right now…

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Tmack, we’ve decided to leave the sun alone. If we de-domed it the apparent lumens loss would cause an appearnce of daylight to having cloud cover even on clear days, plants would start to suffer and as much as we like our lights we DO love to eat! Also, with the narrower beam profile the moon’s brightness would also suffer and our wave action would surely cause surfers to go into withdrawal. So, it’s been decided to allow the sun to continue on it’s present course until such time as Cree can build us more powerful emitters to offset the differences, then it will be a no-holds-barred race to improve the sun. Smile

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When you go on a hike, not only is it usually at night, but the greatest proportion of the weight you are carrying is in lights and batteries…

When you don’t replace house lights anymore, just use various flashlights until a certain someone gets annoyed and spoils it and changes the bulb…

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… when you find a way to EDC a Skyray King, despite living in a city where such things are probably considered rude and generally illegal near roads (in addition to the usual “bulky and impractical”).

… when you use social gatherings as an excuse to play with your new UV torch by inspecting the embarrassing details of your friends’ restrooms. Anybody wanna play CSI tonight? Smile

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… when you’re at an acquaintance’s holiday party and someone is fondling the new 9-LED junk light they just received as a gift, practically begging for someone to notice and ask them about it… and your significant other gives you a pleading look, no, please, don’t… and your only choice is to discreetly hide all your EDCs and play dumb. “Ooh, pretty! Such a shiny blue finish! Is that metal? And bright, too! Gee, second cousin Bob, that’s really keen!”

(disclaimer: this approach may be somewhat easier if you’re wearing nail polish and cute shoes)

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ToyKeeper wrote:
… when you use social gatherings as an excuse to play with your new UV torch by inspecting the embarrassing details of your friends’ restrooms. Anybody wanna play CSI tonight? Smile

been there, done that, scarred for life.

For the love of all things holy, never turn on a uv flashlight in a hospital.

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

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Prometheus wrote:
sixfink wrote:
When beginning to develop a strong, unnerving feeling of insecurity and helplessness whenever not carrying a light on your person.

+1

now that i think about it, i have forgotten to carry my edc light only once during 2013.
…………
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When your 20 months old daughter brings you your edc light whenever she sees you getting ready for work.

When your 20 months old daughter is “flashlight trained” before she is potty trained. (i taught her how to use a zoomie, change mode, and NEVER look into the light. took me about two weeks. basically i put in 3 weak AAA into the light, whenever she tried to look into the light, i stopped her and told her no no.)

I’ve been flashlight training both my boys (3 and 5) recently. I bought them single AA incandescent party favor lights. Cheap, no loss if they break or lose them and not bright enough to hurt anyone even if shined directly into eyes. Like training wheels…

Anyway they LOVE having flashlights (just like daddy!) and I have a chance to teach them how to use them safely, with no danger if someone slips up.

About the addiction… you never use the bathroom light, ever, because as the darkest rooms in the house the bathrooms are ideal places to do bounce tests.

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When you know your “Flashaholic” anniversary date!!! 11.24.2012!!!

That[first torch] was a no name[Sipik??] pivoting head $7 light!! I went from that to what I am waiting for now which is a TK61vn just tested last night at 622Kcd!!!!!,,AND A lot of nice ones in between!

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… when you find yourself listening to music with lyrics like this:

  In the blinding light, a lamp reveals nothing.
  Must I always seek darkness to retain my essence?
  It was human to seek the light; it is human to love the dark.
  Day breaks over the peaks, chasing night into shadows.
  ...
  His corpse fades into the light, and with it, I too am swallowed
  into the ever-blinding mouth.

I’d quote the rest, but… it takes a somewhat darker turn from there. ;P
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When you argue with your ‘significant other’,about her wanting a new high-end mixer,but you feel you ‘need’ another new light at a comparable price more. HB

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When you name your dog Fenix.
When you put in a new flashlight order before your last one arrives.
When you put in a new flashlight order before your last two orders arrive.
When you look forward to power outages.
When your wife asks your looking at on the computer and you tell her your looking at some hot babes on a porn site. Then she replies, No your not. Your looking at more flashlights.

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- When you can not stand in any single spot in your house and not see a light in your view, or not have a light within 6 feet reach away.

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When the power goes out and your neighbors wonder why your lights never went out, and why they are brighter.

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… when you show up at a Halloween party dressed as the “Bringer of Light”, and it has nothing to do with religion.

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Chidwack2 wrote:
When your wife asks your looking at on the computer and you tell her your looking at some hot babes on a porn site. Then she replies, No your not. Your looking at more flashlights.

Did this really happen? Flat Stare

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When traveling you have at least five flashlights in your luggage aside from the one you’re carrying in your belt because you can’t decide which flashlight to bring.

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