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    Wink2 What do you do for a living and how do you use your light(s)?

    Just curious what everyone does and how the lights play a part. Also, curious about how many people just collect them.

    I'm an attorney. I have absolutely no need for all these flashlights but that hasn't stopped me from buying them.
    Last edited by Wrecked; 08-21-2011 at 11:06 PM. Reason: Better title

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Ventriloquist / puppeteer

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Um, so how do you use the light?

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    College professor; I teach psychology, physiological, perceptual, and cognitive.

    I use my lights for EDC tasks (looking for things I drop under my desk, opening my door at night, etc.), cycling, camping, caving, and other outdoor activities. I often use one of my lights with a moon mode as a night light for either myself or my kids.
    What? Me? Derail a thread?

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Photographer. Flashlights used for everything except my job, where I use specialised lights.

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    I work at a Nasa facility (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and own only a few flashlights. I do use one of them at work when looking and modifying test equipment in racks and separate chassis. The bright light of my Surefire E2DL is very nice for this purpose. Its in my attache bag everyday.
    Pelican 9410, Surefire E2DL, UK Zoom-light, UK Fire-light, UK SL6, UK Mini-Q, Fenix LD01S "People should not be afraid of their Governments. Governments should be afraid of their people"






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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    I got my first "real" flashlight sent to me (iTP SA1 Eluma) when I was in Indonesia as a missionary as we were having the power go out alot during the rainy season.
    Since then I have gotten a number of light from a SC51 all the way to a TK40. (I have to use AA eneloop as I don't have access to lithium in my area.)
    I am looking forward to going back to Indonesia in a couple months as I am more prepared this time, and now my son and wife have their own lights too!
    I am feeling much more confident, and am almost looking forward to when the power does go off!
    Oh darn, guess I'll have to get my lights out!
    Shad
    I am the Light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life. - Jesus

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Studying medicine. So far, no contribution to society from my side. Maybe I'll get a preon 2AA for checking pupil reactions, but otherwise I have no use for my flashlights in my "job".

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    Not for living, but i'm still a student at high school...
    I doesnt collect flashlight, and i doesnt use them that much actually.. what a shame!
    I'm mostly after some good reading about headlamps and good lights for my outdoor trips.

    My favorite lights at this time is the Zebralight H31 and SF C2 w/ Modoo triple.
    Last edited by Mathiashogevold; 08-21-2011 at 11:20 AM.

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Field biologist, (retired infantryman). So my flashlights and headlamps see lots of use all year round.

    Preferred lights:
    Small: Arc6 with a neutral xp-g and a neutral HDS
    medium: Surefire U2 (neutral mod by Milky)
    Headlamp: Neutral Little Monkey Hurricane and a H31W as a backup
    Last edited by NoFair; 08-21-2011 at 11:51 AM.

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Really interesting, diverse group. Where is the law enforcement? :-)

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    I'm a Cartographer. I don't use my lights at work, but that hasn't stopped me from collecting them.

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    Mechanical engineer... I use my lights for inspecting inside telecommunication switch/router cabinets.
    CLICK HERE for my flashlight reviews.
    PAUL KIM... AN INDUSTRY GENIUS

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Manager at an indoor pyrotechnics/ special effects manufacturer. I use my EDC alot in the winter when it's dark more of the day. Also while inside of the magazines at the plant, there's no electricity in those!

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    I own a small concrete business... formerly in the quality end of a large IT business... formerly a kitchen trainer for a casual dining chain.

    I mostly use lights when I need to see in the dark.
    "That's what makes SF so badass... we've got the best flashlights."

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    Head of Stage at a London theatre. I use my lights all the time when the lighting guys turn the lights off but I've still got to get work done.

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    I am a banker. Got my first nice light as a gift from one of the large domestic flashlight companies. Now I have 6 or 7 Surefires, a bunch of modified mags and some 2k lumen customs. Learned quite a bit about electronics and batteries as a result of this hobby. The CPF community is awesome.


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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Retired chemist here. Didn't need more than my Arc AAA for the job. Don't really need them now, except for grins.

    Geoff

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Gynecologist,as you would imagine my lights are essential.

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    I'm a service electrician. I use my lights quite a bit for checking crawl spaces, attics and in rooms where the lights don't work

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    When I'm not selling and trying to invent flashlight stuff, it's odd jobs. Everything from building friends' computers to modding their lights, hooking up home theatre and security systems, fixing people's broken crap in general, and things that I would have to kill you if I told you...

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    My dream: Physicist and research in foreign country
    Pratical: Civic/ Electric engineer, Research in biology
    I dont expect well-paid
    I just want a salary which allows me to have a few new surefire per month

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Teacher/college baseball coach. Don't really use them for work but I do live in Maine and have a family house in New Hampshire. The lights come in handy there. Also my friend has a dog so its nice to have some lights to go walking with them at night.

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Railroad Signal Maintainer. I work on-call and use my lights extensively in work and play.
    Lux Ex Tenebris

    -My Lights

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by swan View Post
    Gynecologist,as you would imagine my lights are essential.
    Please forgive me in advance, but I MUST ask...

    ...have you ever lost a light whilst performing the the tasks your job requires of you?!?



    broonzbane

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by swan View Post
    Gynecologist,as you would imagine my lights are essential.


    <desperately trying not to crack a joke> lol

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Oh come on - this thread does not belong in the LED forum.

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    I work on EHV powerlines from a helicopter. Here: www.haverfield.com
    I sit on the end of the platform and work on the powerlines, or sometimes just get off the platform onto the wires when the helicopter can't get close enough to the structure/tower. We do comprehensive inspections, and all sorts of maintenance with the helicopter. Ever see those big colored balls on the wires that cross the highways and rivers? Helicopter! I don't need any of my lights on my job for the most part. I'm just a gadget nut and love great gear. After I discovered this place, it's been all down hill! Love collecting them! When I get to play with them is my motel room at night!
    Jeff

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    Quote Originally Posted by broonzbane View Post
    Please forgive me in advance, but I MUST ask...

    ...have you ever lost a light whilst performing the the tasks your job requires of you?!?



    broonzbane
    No ,but my tk70 uses alot of batteries though.

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    Default Re: Already asked? What do you do for a living?

    The most exciting and fun job would be a national rescue service
    where you take a ride in a heli in the dark and search with your light

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