[WANTED again] Native English speaking reviewer for backup!

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[WANTED again] Native English speaking reviewer for backup!

I run a website called 1lumen.com and sometimes have too many flashlights to review for our team. At times I need some extra help with this, so I'm looking for someone who wants to help out as back up. 

Some requirements: 

  • Native English speaking (hard requirement)
  • Able to finish a review within 2-3 weeks after arrival !!!! 
  • Willing to follow a specific style / layout for the review. 
  • Unbiased and nuanced understanding of the flashlight market, and especially user market (see certain features as bonus points, and not requirements)
  • Able to take pictures with a good camera (on a white background, but also for beamshots on a tripod. A good phone camera is ok)
  • A lux meter
  • An android phone for Ceiling bounce App / luxmeter with logging feature

The following is not required, but nice to have. If you don't have any but really want to help out, send me a PM to see if I can help out)

  • A DMM
  • Home made Integrating sphere

 

 

Edited by: ChibiM on 11/22/2021 - 03:14
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I was going to offer my time for a nice review, but I don’t have a luxmeter and only a very cheap DMM. My camera is a cellphone cam (8MP) and there is no lightbox/photo box. A good review like the ones you do take a lot of skill and knowledge. Not sure whether I can manage that?

Sorry for slight off-topic, but I am guessing there aren’t many people around with a luxmeter?

thanks for the offer to let others review though, I think that is very nice of you.

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RPI, please send me a PM.

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Thanks for all the PMs guys.

I have enough people to help me out this summer..

If you are interested as a backup, or willing to help me out in the future, you can still send me a PM. 

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Open again for the summer of 2020

 

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All boxes ticked apart from being a native english speaker. Crying

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I’m your man! I know absolutely nothing about the subject matter, but I’ve looked at loads of YouTube videos and I know how it’s done.

  • Native English speaking (hard requirement)
    I often speak with English natives. It is indeed a hard requirement – but you get used to it.
  • Able to finish a review within 2-3 weeks after arrival !!!! (This seems to be the most difficult to fulfil)
    Piece of piss! We’re talking about a device which takes one or more batteries, has one or two switches and a limited number of operating modes. No way I’d need 2-3 weeks for that!
  • Willing to follow a specific style / layout for the review. 
    Dead easy! They all do it the same way! You take the thing out of the box, show essential details, such as the guarantee card, the reserve sealing rings and the wrist loop.
    You never refer to “sealing rings” or “wrist loop” – always say “O-rings” and “lanyard”.
    You NEVER EVER say “torch” or “hand lamp” – ALWAYS say “flashlight” – as some people do not understand synonyms.
    After you’ve displayed all the junk on the table, you take the thing outside – but don’t go too far. Your back yard/garden will suffice or some dark alleyway in your neighbourhood. Nonetheless, for dramatic effect, you should refer to the testing area as “wilderness” or something similar.
    Wave the lamp about a bit and say things like “Wow!”, “Awesome!”, “Look at that!” or “That’s insane!”. It’s not peoples’ intellects you need to appeal to – it’s emotional appeal which will get them running for their credit cards.
    Never admit that you haven’t measured the distance to the objects you are beaming to. It will suffice to say “That tree is ABOUT xxx meters/yards/feet”. How are they going to know the difference? No one is going to come around and check!
  • Able to take pictures with a good camera (on a white background, but also for beamshots)
    I have a white background – but I’m not a racist! I’ll take pictures of anyone, regardless of their racial background.

The following is not required, but nice to have:

  • A lux meter
  • DMM
    I have both in one device! I own a Fluke 187 – which would be a luxury meter to many people.

  • Android phone to plot runtime graphs
    I have an Android phone, and it doesn’t take me long to run the bath.
  • Home made Integrating sphere
    I brew my own home-made integrated beer.

Furthermore, I suffer from mild dyslexia, so anything I write can be easily understood by people who can’t read.

I don’t think you’ll find a better reviewer anywhere on this forum!

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Love it guys. I received about 6 messages so this thread is closed again... 

Will respond to everyone who sent a message. This is going to be difficult Sad 

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Winter is coming... and we're busy... 

Anybody willing to volunteer as back up?

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I can highly recommend it. I’ve learned loads by doing reviews and from ChibiM and the rest of the team.

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Thanks Dave. 

 

Answered all the messages, thanks guys. If you're still on the fence, please send a message.