You have a Flashlight addiction when:

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Guilty as charged. Wake up to a light. Always prepared to strobe or high beam anyone who barges into my bedroom. (Which never happened)

How bright is bright enough...

Runtime VS Lumens...

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Guilty as charged. Wake up to a light. Always prepared to strobe or high beam anyone who barges into my bedroom. (Which never happened)

The same reason i keep either a Modded SRK Kung or the BTU Shocker sitting on the night stand beside the bed.

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Guilty as charged. Wake up to a light. Always prepared to strobe or high beam anyone who barges into my bedroom. (Which never happened)

The same reason i keep either a Modded SRK Kung or the BTU Shocker sitting on the night stand beside the bed.

<putting the laser away

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When you’re grilling chicken outside and it’s below zero. Your guest guest is holding your sk68 while you take the chicken off the grill and it suddenly shuts off.
Rather than immediately going inside out of the cold, you try to explain protection circuits on Li-ion cells.

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

!{height:675px; width:794px}http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/Denbarrett/LightsCases1_zps988184...!

When you can see a photo with 5 cases of flashlights and be able to name most of them in the photo.

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When you order xml reflector to xpg emitter centreing thingamebobs because, you know, it seemed like a good idea and somehow you invisage youre going to need them.

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if you want pure silver pills from your flashlight

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Racer wrote:
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- You have an addiction when you need more cases for your lights after filling up 5 of them..

!{height:675px; width:794px}http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/Denbarrett/LightsCases1_zps988184...!

When you can see a photo with 5 cases of flashlights and be able to name most of them in the photo.

well done Smile

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Where? Got a link? What size? Is there a silver reflector to mate it up with? Threaded? Parabolic in nature?

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borked wrote:
When someone mentions a fantasy and another well known member believes it’s reality.

Yes, yes, yes!
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Find me a silver bar and Buck will make my dreams come true. Smile

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

and i thought that i don’t need UV torch…

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… When you are adding flashlights to your online shopping cart and then you franticly hit the “minimize” button when the wife opens up the door.

And when she asks, you lie and say you were watching porn.

LMAO

I never did this. . .

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When you consider the growth rate (or new product release rate) of LED and battery technology to be way too slow.

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When you consider the growth rate (or new product release rate) of LED and battery technology to be way too slow.

Or you are mortified to see how fast newer and better technology will make nearly all of your current flashlights obsolete , and you STILL keep right on buying them .

What I do

 

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High school jewelry class was a long time ago, but I keep thinking its possible to do a lost wax casting of a p60 pill out of silver. Dress the threads and Shazam! I wonder if a jeweler could do it…?

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Or you are mortified to see how fast newer and better technology will make nearly all of your current flashlights obsolete , and you STILL keep right on buying them .


I’m not sure if this counts as addiction or the opposite, but a different approach to this is to stop trying to keep up and simply decide on a point at which things are “good enough”. Or focus only on buying stuff you expect to last a long time.

That’s why I got a neutral-white DQG Tiny AAA IV. The build is sturdy enough to last for decades on a key chain, the output is bright enough for my purposes, it’s nearly as small as possible for 1xAAA, the tint is close enough to neutral white (though Nichia 219 would be better), it has no PWM, and in general it seems like it’s good enough to make future developments irrelevant for a long time.

I’ve been kinda doing the same for EDC. Currently waiting on a D25A Ti N219, which might do the trick. The L3 L10-219 is close, but it has no decent clip options and the anodizing doesn’t take EDC abuse very well… the D25A should fix both of those issues.

But even if it works, it won’t be enough to stop completely. I’ll still want to do mods, try tint mixing, build a strobe light, make a laser-like thrower, do some interior lighting, etc. There are lots of other types of lights to keep me busy. And in a few years I’ll probably want to get a new photon grenade and otherwise explore all the new developments.

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My wife and I went shopping at a very large mall in another city,for which she wanted to buy a few candles,which I figured a couple of bucks each,no problem!……when we got to this candle place,(YC)she got looking at these scented candles in a big glass jar and they were like $29 bucks each…….what!? I told her I could buy a couple of nice 18650’s for that one candle! She finally spent over 80 bucks on 4 stupid stinky candles!!!! I guess I don’t “get” her “thing” with candles??That’s fine,cause my turn is next! HB

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DBCstm wrote:
Find me a silver bar and Buck will make my dreams come true. Smile

…Again

pills made ​​of diamond powder pressed conduct heat better H)

so you make your flashlight “girls best friend”

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1.When your wife asks"hey you got a flashlight on you"and then says"wait,that was a silly question."                                                               2.when you get the shakes looking at DenBarrett SAR's collection                            3.when people differentiate you and someone else with the same name by attaching "flashlight"as a prefix.                                                                 4.when you go to a store and sneer at their 40 lumen flashlights and spend the rest of the time thinking how you should buy it and make it a lumens cannon.                                                                                                     5.When you enjoy Jacktheclipper's poetry over any other.                         True stories about a flashaholic.

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When your car is up on the lube rack with glove compartment, trunk, keychain and vest in it when you want to look for the hidden key under the fender, and you are thrilled to find that there is actually a use for the seventh light in the extra pocket on the right side of this particular shirt, the red one in the left shirt pocket not being suited to this particular use.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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when you go out on the street in broad sunlight and people are staring at you in some funny way, not looking directly at you…why?…because i was looking for small bolt in my garage and i needed 1000 lumens from my zebralight h600mk2 but when i went out in broad sunlight i forgot to take it off my head and i didn’t notice that it was still on…that is why 1000lm in headlamp is not enough, we need at least 25 000 lm otherwise it can happen again… :Sp

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You are,when…..your EDC is a Fenix TK75,Supbeam K40 or O-Light SR95 or something similar with a 2” body and a huge head! HB

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When you take a rather pedestrian Solarforce M8 from ~600 lumens to a 5 level 7-3500+ lumens Monster!

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… when you go corset shopping for a steampunk costume, and one of your main selection criteria is “does it have a place to put a flashlight or two?”.

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The space was probably provided with a gun or keys in mind.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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When somebody takes one of your flashlights and says “I’m going to keep this one because I know you won’t miss it” and you miss it anyway.

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