You have a Flashlight addiction when:

… your wife rolls over in bed and wakes up after mashing her face on the Olight SR90 wedged between your pillows.

Lets hear your “light addiction” moments. :slight_smile:

1) Your neighbors are annoyed by you.

2) Neighborhood security knows you very well.

3) When certain lights are clicked on, you swear theatrically or laugh like a lunatic.

4) When certain lights are clicked off, the words “copper” and “driver” mysteriously come into your head.

5) Your palms are as use to scorching heat as a blacksmith’s.

6) Your street lights are your sworn enemies.

7) You laugh at the sight of a light that says “Police” and is black with the word “tactical” anywhere on it.

8) You notice how large, dome-shaped objects make you salivate.

9) The word “bin” doesn’t refer to a place to toss used towels.

10) You believe the dark really may have monsters of some kind (so why not be prepared and check to see what’s there?)

11) You forbid your family from coming near the charging station.

12) You believe that “lithium batteries” and “most people” don’t belong in the same sentence together.

13) The sight of a flashlight with advertised lumens in four digits might make you chuckle.

14) The sight of a flashlight with advertised lumens in the triple-digits might make you skeptical.

15) You get “the sweats” when the delivery guy shows up.

16) You get “the sweats” when nightfall arrives.

17) You imagine one of your flashlight beams saying back to you: “Oh, so now I’m not good enough for you anymore? I’m not the right COLOR!”

18) Your partner is excited to see you and says: “What’s that hot stuff in your pants!” and you reply: “Oh, my light accidentally clicked on. Thanks for the heads-up!”

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…you read a BLF thread on a new flashlight containing technical specs you know nothing about…and you order one anyways.

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Since I came into the stretch tremendously luminous beam of a UFO I try to surpass. lumens and white / color ansi :ghost:

When you read a list of symptoms, and notice nothing unusual.

1. You scoff at all the lights in every store you visit.
2. You can’t have just one.
3. You wonder how far the sun could throw with a deep reflector.
4. You know the exact distance to trees in your area.
5. You’re always waiting, ordering, and waiting some more.

When your OCD kicks in and your child is crying while you insist the led will light the candles on her birthday cake.

When you spend more time on this forum than you do any other place on the entire web.
Unless your name happens to be SB, then its understandable. :slight_smile:
When first you get out of the shower and before you even get all your clothes on, your looking for your EDC. :bigsmile:

when you shine a bright light at your face to see just how bright it really is, and temporarily blind yourself

007? You don’t shower with your EDC? :open_mouth: But, how do you keep it clean? That AR lens can only perform at it’s max with zero dirt and fingerprints!

And some of us know that UFO’s no longer have the brightest beam, ask Tom E.

I can remember when certain lights, in stock form, were some kind of Holy Grail, not to be tampered with. Now EVERY light has potential that can only be achieved by cracking it open…

Copper? Did someone say copper? {drooling salivating insatiable bug eyed smiley inserted here}

For 19 years, my Sears rotary tool was a semi-prized possession, enabling me to create and re-create to my hearts desire. Now, just the other day, it got retired due to the delivery of this new upstart…The Proxxon IBS/E which is, ironically, even sold at Sears!

You have a piece of furniture that is dedicated to just holding your lights.

You have at least one multi-emitter and one thrower handy at every entrance to your house.

Finally, you wonder how much longer you can get by in life without a metal lathe.

You have a Flashlight addiction when: you are actually reading this thread.

..when there is a large power outage and you already have a lit light in your hand, indoors. (True story.. :D )

When you mod an AAA light to liion, don’t have any 10440, and you use your 18650 and a dmm to test run it anyway :smiley:

Everyone in your family and most of your friends has at least one light that was specifically chosen for their needs . If a commercially available flashlight wasn't perfect for them , you modded it until it was .

A very angry friend (police captain) calls me to complain. His wife just called him from her car to say that she was completely blinded by the mega light I have on the font of my bicycle, and she needed to stop immediately till she could regain her vision (I ride with a SRK mod). My response: “it wasnt me… I havent been out all day.” They just assumed it was me because Im “the crazy local flashlight guy.”

Ummm... How about when you DON'T do this because you know ALL your lights would blind you?

And when you go to the guy who sells the $150 502b and C8 lights at your local gun show and just laugh, then pull out your $12 pocket EDC that outshines them all 'to compare'.

You order 6’ of thin wall 3/4” brass tubing to make flashlights. 0:)