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    Hey All,
    I just thought I would share my experience. I came up on an accident tonight. No one was hurt, but it was on a very narrow and dark road. Traffic was unreal so I wanted to get control of the scene and divert other vehicles around the accident. I was wearing a dark green shirt so I was worried I might not be seen and get hit. I used my 6P with 3 watt drop in and the G&P strobe switch to get drivers attention while I was deploying flares. I actually never thought I would get to use the strobe feature! It worked great, cars slowed down and moved over.
    Thanks for listening guys, im just excited!!
    Dave
    Last edited by FireFighter05; 01-02-2007 at 09:35 PM.

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    Oh man here come the stobe fans.. Good job on a good job man..

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    O no's not the strobes eep.

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    Default Re: I got to use my new toy!

    STROBE STROBE STROBE STROBE STROBE STROBE STROBE



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    Flashing or strobe is alot more noticable that a constant on light to drivers at night. I plan to get a flashlight that has the strobe feature. I have been in situations where I had to "strobe" my streamlight stinger to get the attention of drivers. Neat story, thanks for sharing.

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    I've used my Streamlight SL-20x with dimmer/flasher tail cap for the same purpose. It works great.



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    Iono I doubt I would want a flashlight with strobe if all else fails have a good thumb.

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    nice! strobes and SOS are great. thanks for the story.

    sure you can approximate a strobe w/ your thumb, but why waste your energy and the minimal brain processing power, esp. since you'll probably be using it at the scene of an accident or crisis? anything to help you do a better job nailing down the situation, can only be good.
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    Good job! Exactly why a strobe can be a valuable feature when properly employed.

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    Glad to here it came in handy.
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    <Comes running in with strobing Striker-Vg, LO-Ti, and P1D-CE ablaze!>

    Huff, huff....got here <huff> as soon as I could when I saw <huff> all the strobing.
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    O geeze they are coming iono I think having a strobe in the car would make the most sense having a non strobe EDC seems to work I like that idea.

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    Yes, folks!!! It's another strobe thread! Now we'll get lots of furious posts from people saying FireFighter05 should not have used a strobe in those circumstances, and should not even have had a strobe capability on his light in the first place.

    BTW, well done, FireFighter05 - in all likelihood your prompt action in warning other motorists helped prevent the situation from getting a lot worse.

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    Well done - I've been EDC'ing a strobe of one sort or another ever since goldserve came out with the FluPics. *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*. Strobe ON!
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    I especially like the strobe for times like youve experienced, I can find alot of uses for such a feature. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighter05
    Hey All,
    I just thought I would share my experience. I came up on an accident tonight. No one was hurt, but it was on a very narrow and dark road. Traffic was unreal so I wanted to get control of the scene and divert other vehicles around the accident. I was wearing a dark green shirt so I was worried I might not be seen and get hit. I used my 6P with 3 watt drop in and the G&P strobe switch to get drivers attention while I was deploying flares. I actually never thought I would get to use the strobe feature! It worked great, cars slowed down and moved over.
    Thanks for listening guys, im just excited!!
    Dave
    Thanks for this story FireFighter05! You have just laid out a clear cut reason why, for some people, the strobe function is not only useful but an absolute necessity!
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    Never had any reason to activate the strobe on my HDS...but it's nice to have it.

    Good post and good job FF05.


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    Thanks Guys!! Sorry to start another strobe thread... I do know not to aim the light at oncoming drivers, I do have experience in traffic control :-) I think a strobe and flares are a must in every vehicle.
    Dave

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    My idea strober in car non strober in pocket

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    Perhaps a red or amber filter on it with the strobe would be a good combination?
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    Imagine a Kroma-like version with "Turbo Boost" temporarily, super overdriven, colored, Crees, with a disorienting, fast, strobe rate, alternating between red, white & blue.

    Is the new Cree'd P1 a good attention getter with its strobe? How fast is the strobe?

    I'm feeling all giddy & slightly disoriented just imagining owning my first light with a fast/very bright strobe feature. I think I've decided on what my first 2007 light will be...something with a powerful strobe. What do you Guys recommend?
    I'm absolutely certain that I need another flashlight.

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    Not in any specific order of preference:

    Gladius
    Surefire 6P with a setup like FF05 has (G&P 3w LED w/strobe switch)
    EternaLight
    -"Must control self"-
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    I'll have to show this post to my spouse - she just rolls her eyes when I try and explain how useful a strobing flashlight could be
    Scott N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by light_emitting_dude
    Flashing or strobe is alot more noticable that a constant on light to drivers at night. ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott@seriouslights.com
    I'll have to show this post to my spouse - she just rolls her eyes when I try and explain how useful a strobing flashlight could be
    Oh god, not the patented "wife eye roll!!!!" Why do they all do that?
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    Default Re: I got to use my new toy!

    I use the strobe mode on my gladius all the time for that very thing, used the P1D-CE last night to direct traffic around an accident(gladius was charging). For me strobe feature on "my EDC's" are a must have.

    Also use the strobe mode while doing tactical raids, and mean dogs don't like the strobing effect much. It's pretty cool, you can back a dog up where ever you want, they want nothing to do with the strobing light.

    Just had to add My $0.02 about the strobe features now-a-days.....
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