Pimped my DRY flashlight "Big Girtha" (pics)

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Pimped my DRY flashlight "Big Girtha" (pics)

I received my Dry triple xml flashlight a couple of weeks ago and felt it was a little bare. So I came up with a little design and decided to send it out to lazerdesigns and get it tricked out. I also did a simple ceiling light bounce test and measured it with my android. A little crude but you get the idea. Here it is, my pimped dry:Big Girtha

 

Now for some readings. Images are as follows- Big Girtha, Fenix tk35, Jetbeam BC40

tk35

bc40

 

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Edited by: kdubs on 11/19/2011 - 00:35
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Wow, awesome case for your lights! My gf would think i'm even more crazy if I did something like that...but I really really like the idea, so maybe one day, haha. Great looking custom light you have there!

 

Also, didn't know there was a light meter on Android...might have to look into that.

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08CivicSi wrote:

My gf would think i'm even more crazy if I did something like that...

haha, I feel ya.

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And welcome to the forum kdubs. Please share some info about yourself and your lights.

That's a huge pelican. :d

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How do you actually measure with your cellphone????

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I think this guy is the winner for most hardcore first time poster on BLF. Dang

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Welcome kdubs! z

Nice collection

Ohhhhhh..What app is that? z

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Just go on Android market and type in light meter in search engine. I have three of them on my phone. They are all free. I have never tested them against a real light meter but when you want to some ceiling bounce tests they are perfect.  They all seem to give the same readings. Thanks

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Hey, I have been a flashaholic about 4 years.  I do some light building ( switching out led, drivers etc.) with some rudeamentery soldering.  First thrower was a tiablo (t9 I believe) and havent looked back from there.I try to own a flashlight from all the different leds: p4,q3,q5,r2,xpg,xml,ssc, sst 50 and 90. I have a bunch of recorded flashlight beams from most of my lights. Every store that has flashlights , I look at them. Drives the wife crazy. She seems to put up with lights though. After all I give her pampered chef, so its a trade off. Thanks

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try

beecam light meter

light meter

light tester

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Welcome to BLF ! I really dig the font on the Dry - is that a house industries font?

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Welcome to BLF, kdubs!! Great collection you have there! 8)

Out of curiousity, what did it cost to have your DRY laser etched like that? I am interested in doing something like that on a few of my lights.

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just curious, where'd you get that case?

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nice collection. my sk4g must have a cheap light sensor, it maxes out at 15000 lux with any of my torches, and jumps from 6 to 5000 to 9000 to 15000. but the s4g is junk anyway.  the apps say max lux is 120000 on my phone but ive yet to see it

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Chicago X wrote:
Welcome to BLF ! I really dig the font on the Dry - is that a house industries font?

I think it was juice itc

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08CivicSi wrote:

just curious, where'd you get that case?

I think it was carry cases plus

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JohnnyMac wrote:

Welcome to BLF, kdubs!! Great collection you have there! 8)

Out of curiousity, what did it cost to have your DRY laser etched like that? I am interested in doing something like that on a few of my lights.

I went to lazer designs.com 

It cost 18 plus the shipping there and back. They have done a mag lite for me in the past. They did a nice job and relatively quick

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That is real cool.  Gonna put "Foy" on one of my lights.

 

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Thanks for the heads up on the light meter apps, kdubs. I've got a LG Revolution that runs Android. Later tonight I will download and see if they work on my phone. I've been meaning to buy a light meter, but if this works, all the better.

Nice job on a nice light btw.

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I don't know how accurate the meters are but for doing multiple tests it will at least give you an idea of comparable brightness