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If you won the Lottery?

We have asked ourselves this question hundreds of times. The question I have for you is how would your flashlight collection change if you won the lottery of say $100,000,000 dollars?

Would it stay the same?
Would you buy a lot more?
Would you buy lights that you could not normally afford?
Would you custom make your own light?
Would you buy every light on the planet?
Would you start your own flashlight company?<<<<<<<————-THIS IS MY CHOICE

This is a serious question as you don’t want to be scrambling when it happens.

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I would buy more expensive flashlights, but I would still be interested in value for money.  :BEER:

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I have enough flashlights .

I would travel .

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Does Lamborghini make flashlights?

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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I would move to some remote island far from surrounding me idiots.

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Notmyrealname wrote:
Does Lamborghini make flashlights?

For enough money they would. LOL

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I would not tell you.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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It would be a miracle if I won a lottery. I don’t buy tickets.

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I will set up a flashlight research institute and museum. My museum will display as many models of flashlights as possible. And researchers at my institute will try to learn best lessons/technical strength of all flashlights in order to develop and produce new budget-friendly flashlights for sale worldwide on a non-profit basis.

That will, I am afraid, involve a lot of works. And I hope US$100 million will be enough to last until the end of my life. Innocent

BTW, where to buy lotteries with the first prize of US$100 million?

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I’d probably buy a few more flashlights that I’m curious about, but I’d instantly get a 10-car garage and build a studio apartment on top of it. Then I’d fill it with cars and bicycles and maybe some jet skis.

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so far, the lotteries around here have not even come close to $100,000,000.00.

back when lotteries were “new”, i won $400.00 with a scratch-off.
filled up our cars, went to the grocery store, and then had to go home
since i spent all the money.

so: in answer to the question…the only change
i can think of would be to buy more batteries.

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It wouldn’t change my flashlight buying habits. They really aren’t all that expensive compared to my other hobbies and anything I really wanted I could buy now.

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MtnDon wrote:
It would be a miracle if I won a lottery. I don’t buy tickets.

So, really the same odds as those who buy the tickets, even if you round down. ;0)

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I would help fund flashlight driver, host, and design research. The BLF effort wouldn’t have to be beholden to Lumintop or Sofirn for manufacturing. It wouldn’t be a money-making venture, but more about giving back to the flashlight community. Helping to make some of the dream flashlights become a reality and at reasonable prices.

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I would meet with a financial planner and map out a lifetime budget.
Most people who win the lottery are bankrupt in 5-10 years. No joke Sad

As for flashlights i would replace the ones i have with the newest technology upgrades, some are still XM-L. Since i no longer need money i would do giveaways for the ones i have now.

4 Lights have sentimental value, the rest would be upgraded.

Edit: I would also upgrade all my batteries, i only have 4 that are under 5 years old, and no 21700s at present.

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Notmyrealname wrote:
Does Lamborghini make flashlights?

They do, you get two free ones mounted to the front of each vehicle you decide to buy! LOL

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BOO5TED wrote:
Notmyrealname wrote:
Does Lamborghini make flashlights?

They do, you get two free ones mounted to the front of each vehicle you decide to buy! LOL


Do they make more portable flashlights that are similar in size to the ones this message forum is dedicated to?

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MtnDon wrote:
It would be a miracle if I won a lottery. I don't buy tickets.

Same here. If I had the ability, I would create a flashlight museum. It would be fully complete, nothing would be missing.

With the leftover resources, I would create something similar to a BLF GT 90x7, and something similar to an Imalent MS 18x90.

Both lights would have head diameters that are about 50% larger than the original. Reflector wells would be very deep and only slightly overlapping.

Also, an EC03 90, and a FT02S 90, with original head diameters. 

 

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I would certainly buy some of those extremely high lumen flashlights, some LEPs, some of the color LED flashlights, all the BLF flashlights, all the International Outdoor flashlights, etc.

Things would get a little crazy, I mean a lot more crazy around here!

I would also do a lot of independent reviews of the latest flashlights. Of course I would need to buy all the testing equipment. And really put them thru their paces. Like take them apart to see how they are built and highlight the strengths and weaknesses. And then give them away at the end.

One can dream, but like others, I also don’t buy lottery tickets.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Concerning flashlights/batteries: I would offer an application for a research grant to increase the capacity of 21700 batteries.

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I would use the money to produce something that has been buzzing around in my head..

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A helmet with many flashlights, LEDs, and various light emitting devices built into it. It would be powered by an Arduino or rassPi, not sure which. It would have a wired in control that you can hold in the hand, and turn on or off any of the lights. I think I would integrate fire too. I am positive that I could do this if only I had the time and money.

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Bort wrote:
BOO5TED wrote:
Notmyrealname wrote:
Does Lamborghini make flashlights?

They do, you get two free ones mounted to the front of each vehicle you decide to buy! LOL


Do they make more portable flashlights that are similar in size to the ones this message forum is dedicated to?

Now you are thinking, get the Lamborghini and have the dealer swap out the headlights for GT94x’s.

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For a hundred million dollars you could buy Lamborghini.

 

  

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Boaz wrote:
 For a hundred million dollars you could buy Lamborghini.
Dollars in what currency? 

Boaz wrote:

Ah, the Lamborghini Miura. They ruined a real one for the movie. One of the more gorgeous Lamborghini's ever made. Too bad it was a maintenance money pit! 
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Notmyrealname wrote:
Does Lamborghini make flashlights?

There were Ferrari flashlights, kinda sorta. Cue the disappointment when you discover what it actually was.

There also exists a Lambo branded version of the corporate VW accessory, which is a rechargeable 12v cigarette lighter plug-in.

xevious wrote:
Ah, the Lamborghini Miura. They ruined a real one for the movie. One of the more gorgeous Lamborghini’s cars ever made.

Fixed that. The Miura was the archetype of the mid-engined sports car. An iconic design, from an iconic designer, Marcello Gandini. Any designer would be lucky to have one such significant creation on their CV, but his body of work is astounding.

VW turned down an unsolicited €7.5 billion bid for the company from the Piech family earlier this year. I don’t think $100 million would elicit even a mocking laugh in response.

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I would definitely start my own Flashlight manufacturing company in the USA that would make good affordable lights. Wink
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I’m with eicca. Oh and a carbon arc searchlight on top. And gentle led lighting showcasing my 1970 Plymouth Superbird resto-mod

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zoulas wrote:
Bort wrote:
BOO5TED wrote:
Notmyrealname wrote:
Does Lamborghini make flashlights?

They do, you get two free ones mounted to the front of each vehicle you decide to buy! LOL


Do they make more portable flashlights that are similar in size to the ones this message forum is dedicated to?

Now you are thinking, get the Lamborghini and have the dealer swap out the headlights for GT94x’s.


If i won the lottery i would be driving a Tesla Model Y Smile

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I would like to see Montana.

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Lightbringer wrote:
I would like to see Montana.

Careful, that didn’t work out too well for Sam Neil…

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