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my flashlight addiction is cured!*

*actually replaced by another expensive hobby, multicopters Big Smile

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When you have to wear sunglasses at night.

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When you have to think about which of your lights is best suited for a simple situation

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When you want to kick the mail carriers a** for leaving a Delivery Notice in the mailbox and driving off with your package while you stand in the middle of the road waving the notice at him 200 yds away. And the light in the package isn’t even yours.

(I was walking down our lane to check the mail when he was at our box, as I walked down he drove to the next neighbors and actually drove up his driveway with a delivery. I got nothing but a slip of paper saying “Sorry We Missed You” and he was still in plain sight, had just come out of the neighbors drive and stopped at the next box, never saw me out in the middle of the road behind him waving my arms and cussing him for the scurvy dawg that he is! Checking the tracking number, it says that he tried delivering it yesterday! And today left a notice! I was here! I was walking to that stupid box 300 yds down our lane 4 times yesterday! You can bet your sweet ar*e I called on him! Our regular carrier is out, someone else is sucking big time.)

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Bort wrote:

When you have to think about which of your lights is best suited for a simple situation


A simple situation for which most, if not all of your flashlights would work. Wink

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bushwhacked wrote:
When you have to wear sunglasses at night.

Yes, when your light is as bright as your eyes like, streetlights and headlights may still be annoying, so, if you double the lumens again and put on sun glasses, you will have more control of the lighting. It is also another chance to adjust the tint, as orangy sunglasses are available. Or the place where you are testing may not have enough space.

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 check out streetlights to see if you can hit the light sensor with your torch…

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When you look at the weather forecast and find ads for Smiling Shark flashlights in the margins.

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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atbglenn wrote:

When you buy an expensive flashlight and it basically sits on a shelf and you just stare at it, turning it on once in a while. And if you see the slightest imperfection , it ruins your day.  Now tell me, how many of you do that?  BTW, I’m guilty as charged… 


damn i’m doing what you said glen and when i see an imperfection that really piss me off |(
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You’ve dedicated the past month to everything flashlights. I’ve read so much here, and learned so much, that I think any specification for any led cannot fool me.

Also, I’ve had no problem keeping up with the new posts on this site.

Also, I can identify almost every flashlight found at fasttech…I just need more money to start buying them.

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Which Cree XM-L2 emitter de-domes with the most Neutral tint?
What is the maximum amperage a Cree XM-L2 is likely to see on 1 cell?
How many lumens can be expected of a hard driven MT-G2?
Which 18650 delivers the most current?
What is Richards middle name?

No pressure, it’s a pass or fail test. Wink

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Off the top of my head.
1. I’d say the T6-3C.
2. On a direct drive about 6A.
3. 3000lm if we’re talking about 6v at ~7amps.
4. Mostly any IMR Chemistry. The batteries popular with the Vaping crowd.
5. This is where I fail the test, but it’s been good trying. Haven’t been here long enough for that one.

Edit: Was thinking warm white on the dedome, I should of known better to say a u2 bin.

Do I get a 2nd chance? H)

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

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A few dozen orders from www.mtnelectronics.com and you’ll pass with flying colors!

:bigsmile:

I have XM-L2 U2 1A doing 6.31A through a Efest 35A in a Convoy C8 and using the BLF17DD FET driver. The 20R does 6.15A in that light.

The Luminus SST-90 can pull 15.67A from a single Sony C4 cell. Through the BLF17DD driver. In a Convoy C8 with a half pound copper pill. A 20R does 15.52A in that light.

Connected in direct drive on a test bench to an XM-L2 mounted on copper the Sony C4 can do 7.18A, the 20R 7.03A, the Efest 35A 7.04A, and the Samsung 25R 6.71A.

Richard’s middle name is “Halleluja! My stuff is here!” Smile

So now you need to order an M6 from Richard, with his mod kit, and build that light up with some T6 3C’s on Noctigon and be amazed… pick from the above listed cells for Awe inspiring output. Wink

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DBCstm wrote:

I have XM-L2 U2 1A doing 6.31A through a Efest 35A in a Convoy C8 and using the BLF17DD FET driver. The 20R does 6.15A in that light.

The Luminus SST-90 can pull 15.67A from a single Sony C4 cell. Through the BLF17DD driver. In a Convoy C8 with a half pound copper pill. A 20R does 15.52A in that light.

Connected in direct drive on a test bench to an XM-L2 mounted on copper the Sony C4 can do 7.18A, the 20R 7.03A, the Efest 35A 7.04A, and the Samsung 25R 6.71A.


I love the fact that any normal person cruising through here would know about 6 of those words. Big Smile
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and then realized I got caught up in it, further testimony to the fact that I AM a FLASHAHOLIC.

Don’t forget the meeting tonight at 9 folks…

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DBCstm wrote:
A few dozen orders from www.mtnelectronics.com and you’ll pass with flying colors!

:bigsmile:

I have XM-L2 U2 1A doing 6.31A through a Efest 35A in a Convoy C8 and using the BLF17DD FET driver. The 20R does 6.15A in that light.

The Luminus SST-90 can pull 15.67A from a single Sony C4 cell. Through the BLF17DD driver. In a Convoy C8 with a half pound copper pill. A 20R does 15.52A in that light.

Connected in direct drive on a test bench to an XM-L2 mounted on copper the Sony C4 can do 7.18A, the 20R 7.03A, the Efest 35A 7.04A, and the Samsung 25R 6.71A.

Richard’s middle name is “Halleluja! My stuff is here!” Smile

So now you need to order an M6 from Richard, with his mod kit, and build that light up with some T6 3C’s on Noctigon and be amazed… pick from the above listed cells for Awe inspiring output. Wink

do you solder your mpcb to the pill or use thermal compound?

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DBCstm wrote:
Don’t forget the meeting tonight at 9 folks…

is it in the usual place?

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

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musicmagic wrote:
DBCstm wrote:
Don’t forget the meeting tonight at 9 folks…

is it in the usual place?

usually, but BLF was just down for about 10 mins bringing on horrible withdrawal

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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I bout missed the meeting cause the alley was all lit up, got used to it being dark and getting to pick a light…

I re-flow the copper star when I have a copper or brass pill, use Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive if a light is particularly finnicky about placement but usually use Arctic Alumina Thermal Compound so the star can shift and allow proper lens alignment. When using adhesive I like to press it in place with the actual reflector and lens/bezel assembly, only connecting it after everything sets up. This works to make sure placement and thickness are optimized for perfect centering and focus.

Got lucky with the MT-G2 going into the Sinner Ti light, when I got the little S6 reflector fitted to the big emitter everything fell in place perfectly, and the glass lens from an S6 also fit like it was made to order. Sometimes the luck runs that way, sometimes it’s more like a lady…

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Sold my house, bought a flashlight.

I’m not addicted, really.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Sold my house, bought a flashlight.

I’m not addicted, really.


that must have been some light you bought

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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When the lights goes out and the first thing you seek is the DMM to check which cell is not at storage voltage.. Usually happens when you own so many lights, you keep them without batteries instead.

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Bort wrote:
that must have been some light you bought

True story.
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- when you can find a flashlight within 10 feet of you while standing anywhere in your house.

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My neighbor said he thought UFOs were landing in his backyard—When you have dozens of those little brown boxes with drivers-LEDs-etc—When you reach the century mark and last but not least— When all the men in the family get lights for holidays that you’ve outgrown

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When your snooker table in the basement is 75% covered with batteries, hosts, and parts envelopes and boxes. I really need to organize that stuff soon.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Bort wrote:
that must have been some light you bought

True story.

And did you have money left for another house?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Bort wrote:
And did you have money left for another house?

Who wants a house anyway? If I’m not planning to stay for decades, it costs less to rent. ;P
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ToyKeeper wrote:
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And did you have money left for another house?

Who wants a house anyway? If I’m not planning to stay for decades, it costs less to rent. ;P

huh?
I don’t know what country your in but trading a house for renting is not cheaper, however if you did spend mega bucks on your flashlights… Big Smile

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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