My Grandmother or older people would be totally confused with the “new age” vast range of flashlights and the increased technology behind them.
The older members of my family like so many others could not program a VCR or Digital Alarm clock in the days gone by without us younger people to help and the flashlight development that has happened over the years has left most people completely unaware that these new products exist.
They usually go into Costco, Bunnings, Woolworths or wherever and buy a simple low power, low brightness plastic piece of rubbish that may not be that good or reliable to satisfy their needs when it really matters.
But guess what, they don’t care about our flashaholic hobby and would only be using something better because us flashaholics took the time to track down something similar to what I am looking for now.
Then I would let them know about it or give them one because it is a challenge for us flashaholics seeing as that is our interest and takes up a fair amount of our time off instead of watching the whacky shows that are on the stupid television most of the time.
As I said in subject line “Non Flashaholics are like pedestrians and never driven a car.”
Would you give a 5 mode disco style reverse clicky with tailswitch and side switch for modes to your older family members or non flashaholic friends?
And forget about giving a Li-Ion powered torch to them as it would be too complicated and they don’t have the knowledge of how to use them properly or have the patience or care to worry about charging what we guys already have learned about handling and caring for dangerous batteries.
I just want something that I can give to them and say there is the switch and here is where the AA batteries go.
If I have one I would probably put my 14500 Li-ions in it for my own use.
I have been an Electrician and Techie in IT and stage lighting all of my 38 years of work life, so I know a thing or two about flashlights and how they work and many stage lighting type fittings and building lighting control systems.
So my credentials in the technology of anything electronic or electrical have been established and I don’t know what your claim to fame is, maybe you can elaborate on them with us here on the BLF forum.
I am just trying to get some advice on how my family or friends can get an easy EDC to carry for safety at a budget price seeing as there is a vast pool of knowledge on this Forum and members that have already gone through the budget flashlight pitfalls and can help others new to this area of flashlights make an informed decision on what is good.
What are trying to say with the line “Sipik SK68, unless it’s too ”tacticool” for your friends.“
Please tell us all about how you came up with ending of that brilliant sentence?
I am just trying to work out if you are a TURKEY or trying to help, but got to have a shot at my friends and family while you are able to.
I know very well what a Sipik 68 is, so thanks for the advice but be careful what you say in your advice as it does not help the cause of any forum including BLF.
If you are not trying to help and make funny remarks then that means there are Turkeys on every Forum including the one I cannot stand anymore, the “Elitest” CPF otherwise known by me as “Counter Productive Forum”.
I left there because of similar things going on that really are Counter Productive and Belittling or just plain put-downs disguised as jokes.
I would be pleased to get more advice from you if you are really trying to help, if not go and play with your little toys and target someone else on another forum that lets insults or slurs happen regularly.
I don’t like CPF for being OVER MODERATED but some moderation is needed if members continue playing mind games with other members or trying to hurt their feelings.
I know you are going to say take it easy man or I was only joking but just be careful what you say when you are probably thousands of miles away from members like myself and can hide behind the Computer Screen but don’t forget there are still moderators here and they have the power to PULL YOUR PLUG or sentence you to a COOLING OFF PERIOD.
If you were genuine with your advice I am sorry to say what I have stated in this reply but it should be noted by all that this sort of advice like yours can be taken many ways even if it was not your intention to do so.
I know long time members have jokes with each other because they are friends online or even offline but new members like myself don’t need crap put on them when asking for a genuine piece of advice.