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    Default How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I catch myself holding the Flashlight in my mouth while I'm working on something so I can use both my hands !!!!

    After reading about Lunarmodule and his "Explosion" with fire, toxic gasses and chemicals.......

    I know somebody (NiteEze?) makes a mouth piece for mini mags, so allot of people must do this !!!

    How many of you Mouth Hold ????? Any alternatives besides head lamps???

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I do sometimes, but if I need extended use hands free, I'll use my Jil in the baseball cap clip thingy. Haven't really found the want or need to get a true headlamp, since I don't really do anything that'd require it.

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I'm often tempted to mouthhold, but don't do it when I think how unhygenic it is.

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I hold either my Fenix L0P or my Arc AAA Std. with lip-covered teeth. (AA-powered lights are too big, I think.) It's convenient, quick and effective for short intervals like opening a door at night. As far as hygiene is concerned, I consider it no worse than touching a finger to your lips.

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I used to do it a lot and chipped all of my front teeth from using the light like that.

    So, I started to tip my head to the left and hold it like a phone. You have to tip to a severe angle to hold smaller lights.

    Since I started that habit I have herniated two discs in my neck; my head doesn't tip very well now.

    Recently I have invested in Mr. Dae Xu's 25 LED head light for $7 and change. I can't say the flashlight was the sole source of my discomfort but a little preperation and small change would have helped. (my fishing buddies and me really like the way the 25 LED light illuminates the area when night fishing!)

    I like the mouth piece idea.
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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I have a headband that will fit my lights, but dont always have it with me, so I mouthhold occasionally. Need to stop by the hardware store for some tubing.

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I find myself mouthholding my light on occasion when I need both hands temporarily. I use my lips to cover my teeth and find the Arc AAA or CR2 Ion is the largest light comfortable for mouthholding.

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    Mouthholding never appealed to me for a number of reasons already mentioned in this thread. However, the need to have your hands free and shed some light is a good enough reason/excuse to buy a light(s) that can do the job. I tried headlights in the past, but find the headband uncomfortable and who can carry a headlight all the time? I use my HDS with a baseball cap or a Nite-Ize clip-on with a Photon-clone when I need hands-free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuggett
    I have a headband that will fit my lights, but dont always have it with me, so I mouthhold occasionally. Need to stop by the hardware store for some tubing.
    1 vote here for the headband - IF I remember to take it with me. If not I have been seen with the lip covered teeth "built in" flashlight holder.
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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    Although I would prefer not to, sometimes when I need to use two hands I often find myself using the mouth hold. Especially with the Orb Raw becuase the small groove in the tail it perfect for that.
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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    The problem with headlights is that I can't carry one all the time. They are fine for some planned tasks but I need both of my hands in far more unplanned situations than I could ever hope to have a headlight handy for.

    I've been putting sleeves of one material or another on lights since the 80s. I started using a 1/2" strip of clear vinyl around the tail for my teeth but lately I've been using a slice of bicycle inner tube. I never know when I'll need it but it's there for me all the time. I've done it for so long that it's just second nature to me. It has become a thoughtless process. (That's good)
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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I only do this on extremely rare occasions where I find myself in a bind and nothing else will work. I usually curl my lips around my teeth so I'm only holding it with the outer skin around my lips so I won't pick up any pathogens from it. I do have a headlight and I use it whenever I know in advance that I'm going to be needing both hands free.

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    Quote Originally Posted by frisco
    How many of you Mouth Hold ????? Any alternatives besides head lamps???
    Do it all the time - as I get longer sighted, I need a lot more light to read the flyspeck font on most motherboards. A Fauxton held between the teeth serves very well for this purpose.

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I do it all the time with my RAW ns and that little sucker is totally upprotected......uses an uprotected battery too. What the hell......you want to live forever ?

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I was mouth holding my Q-3 yesterday whilke crawling under my desk at work. Think i may have hurt a tooth LOL

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    Not for me. I can usually find a place to prop a light to illuminate what need be.
    Have had enough friends who've mouth held something only to find a sudden jar or such has now chipped a tooth or two. Not that my teeth are pretty to begin with.

    Momma told me, "only put things in your mouth you intened to eat."
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    Not me, I catch myself when I find myself considering it. I have too much expensive. dental work I dont want to repeat. One being my very front tooth that I had broken out with a steel pipe when in 8th grade.
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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    Some possible solutions to this:

    1. Keep a couple of skinny rubber bands in your pocket -- and wrap it around that light's body -- just for times like this. I've already wrapped some of my more slippery lights with rubber bands -- simply to improve their grip. Based on this experience, I recommend those big purple rubber bands that grocers use to wrap broccoli. Think "organic high fiber," dude!

    2. Maybe somebody needs to invent a pocketable "flashlight condom" for this. I am not volunteering my services.

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    With an L1P, yes. Larger light is not comfortable as it is too heavy.
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    Unhappy Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    If I worked with my lights more often, I'd have some better set-up worked out.

    As it turned out, a beloved pet died over the winter and I walked into the woods one night at 10:00PM to bury her. I think it was about 10 degrees out.

    I had the hole dug already, but just filling it back in with frozen soil took a fair amount of work.

    The only light I brought with me was a AA Minimag with the Nite-Ize LED conversion. The amount of light it put out was about perfect but I couldn't hang it from a tree, leaving it on the ground (snow) didn't really work so in my mouth it went. I dropped it in the dirt a few times, wiped it off as best I could then back in my mouth it went.

    It was a pretty $#itty night, all things considered.

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    Ohgeez Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I've done it before with my HDS U60XR, the battery tube works great, especially with the waisted area or the small grooves. (If your teeth can fit)

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I don't 'mouth hold' any flashlight. That's what my headlamps are for.
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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I hold my L4 in my mouth all the time and I know where it's been(I'm a plumber)

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    I do all the time, with my HDS....I would actually call what I do a "teeth" hold, not a mouth hold. My one year old daughter does the mouth and slobber hold.

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    I did that a lot with my first LED, the StreamLIght Jr. Lux.

    It's perfect for the task. If you got to change a car tire, there is hardly any other way. One time I had to change a Thermostat in a car, crawled on top of the engine bay and did it both hands wrenching, SL in the mouth.

    Never chipped any teeth. Initially I tried to hold it with my lips as to not contact the teeth, but your lips eventually get tired and teeth take over before you know it.

    Eventually, I ended up licking - or I guess eating all the paint off its end.

    Then the germs. You touch bathroom door knobs, turn your StreamLight (where is the click on button located?) then you stick that whole device in your mouth. Hm?

    It's a bad habit and I haven't done it in a long time. I am still sometimes awfully tempted to stick the MiniMoglite in the mouth, but resist. The finish looks very nice on it.
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    the other night i mouth held my Fenix P1 when i got home and saw that my trashcans were likely hit by a car and went down my street....argh
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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    Just today, used my P1 in "Lip Lock" to see what I was doing on Boss/Uncles "new" Harley 883 (91 model FH). Carb was kinda stuck as it has been sitting for about two years...
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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    I did occasionally until I discovered HEADLAMPS! I have 3 of them now and always have one in my jacket pocket or a fanny pack. No more metal-mouth taste!

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    Since the group buy by Le Box I have been using a 1AAA clone for EDC with a 3/4" section of a "rubberized foam" gripper from a ball pen for a teeth gripper and found this very useful a couple of times. Wetting with alcohol eased sleeving. Slightly more useful was a clip removed from an Industrial Paint Marker that was sized to fit with pliers. This allows it to be clipped to a cap, collar or shirt pocket and angled to suit your needs. The clip holds tightly due to the "rubber foam" gripping the fabric for carrying. The light weight of the clone makes this "mod" a winner. I now EDC a Modded Dorcy 1AAA with rubber sleeve teething is no problem here. The clone is EDC 3.

    Cheers, Marlite
    Last edited by Marlite; 11-01-2006 at 08:31 PM. Reason: ooops, clarification

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    Default Re: How many of you "Mouth Hold"???

    never mouth/lip/teeth hold any of my lights... they are either too big or is METAL!! with/without knurling on it....

    i still want my teeth and my jaw...

    on a side note: BJ

    there is a LED condom, i think you can find it at the led museum.
    they are called 'white cap led condom'.
    you buy it over a blue led and tada, white light starts spewing out.
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