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    Does this mean the Patron Saint of Flashlights is St Crispian?!

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    Great stories and feedback.

    Alas, St. Crispin is only the patron of shoemakers. You can be sure if I had an appreciation for making shoes it would have been a more literal quote.

    I suspect we have a long wait before Humphry Davy receives sufficient notice of miraculous legends, sufficiently embellished to begin his slow progress towards canonization.

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    I've tried to understand why the English call them torches, but I guess it doesn't make any less sense than flashlights. Early flashlights had batteries that were so weak they could only get a short second or two flash out of them. Nowadays that's not the case, so why do we continue to call them flashlights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    I've tried to understand why the English call them torches, but I guess it doesn't make any less sense than flashlights. Early flashlights had batteries that were so weak they could only get a short second or two flash out of them. Nowadays that's not the case, so why do we continue to call them flashlights?
    Usually original names stick, and in the case of U.S. Patents and trade shows spearheaded by Ever Ready indeed you are correct on the origin of lights that could only work in short flashes. It's likely that Ever Ready didn't establish a presence in Europe/UK, so they went about their own "Electric Torch" naming process.

    A classic thread about it here.

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    We are about 6 weeks out from our 2nd annual Saint Incand's Day celebration.

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    I tend to celebrate on St Incan's Day Eve these days.

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    I am a little confused. I assume you guys made this day up? Why July 12? I have celebrated that day every year for the past 30 years. It is my birthday haha.
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    Default Re: Saint Incand's Day - July 12, 2009

    I understand St Crispis was burned to a crisp by an incand.

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    Just over a week. My excitement is building. I need to stock up on some Depends.

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    Wishing everyone a bright St. Incand's Day tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Saint Incand's Day - July 12, 2009

    I will celebrate by burning an 1185

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    I thought I'd try my first upload to youtube to celebrate St Incand's Day:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G02lhjvtQZI
    So many lights, so little money (cause I spent it on lights). I'm not afraid of the dark, the dark is afraid of ME!

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    I actually celebrated St Incand's Day without knowing about it - it's my GF's birthday


    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiMark View Post
    I thought I'd try my first upload to youtube to celebrate St Incand's Day:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G02lhjvtQZI
    that sure is a cool video to start with!



    btw, the german word for flashlight "Taschenlampe" could be translated as "bag light" as well as "pocket light". "Tasche" can refer to something as small as the change pocket in a pair of jeans but also to a huge traveling bag and anything in between like a shopping bag.

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    Default Re: Saint Incand's Day - July 12, 2009

    Can't believe I missed this! I coincidentally finished my first hotwire, a Mag85, on the 12th and had some fun with it so you could say I celebrated a little though.

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    Wishing everyone a Happy 3rd St. Incand's Day next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    Wishing everyone a Happy 3rd St. Incand's Day next week.
    And to you too.
    now the question is, which Incan should I EDC for the day - is the M6 a bit excessive ?

    Maybe A2 during the day and M6 at night
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    Default Re: Saint Incand's Day - July 12, 2009

    Wishing everyone a Happy 3rd St. Incand's Day next week.
    Thanks Lux. Right back at you! Time to dust off some of those shelf queens, top off some cells and show em' some love for the occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo63 View Post
    And to you too.
    now the question is, which Incan should I EDC for the day - is the M6 a bit excessive ?

    Maybe A2 during the day and M6 at night
    All of them. This is a celebration when none should be left behind. I just hope this day doesn't become so big that Hallmark will soon come out with a card containing some sappy inscription.
    Last edited by LGT; 07-07-2012 at 05:29 PM.

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    I don't demonstrate allegiance to the glowing wire, and rarely pop into the incandescent forum. Seeing this again brought a little smile to my face though. The LED/incan wars have slowed to the occasional border skirmish but I loved Lux's first post.

    Of course this reminds me that it was looking at some of the IMR driven options for a P60 host... which I forgot about but now remember. Lux is sneaky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LGT View Post
    All of them. This is a celebration when none should be left behind. I just hope this day doesn't become so big that Hallmark will soon come out with a card containing some sappy inscription.
    An A2, 2x 6P, a G2, M3, M4, M6 2x Magchargers, a Strion, Ultrastinger, and a 2, 3 and 4d Maglite is a little excessive for an EDC.
    I think I will stick with he A2 and M6 for the day, celebrate with the special Incans (one of the few regulated ones, and a big bright one)
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    'Tis St Incans Day, the post has arrived,
    Two parcels await at the end of the day.
    All incans, of course, to make the heart glad
    Fivemega, a PRINCE, and joy to behold.
    At midwinter dark, our home lit up,
    With friendly warm light, the CPF way.

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    Happy Saint Incand's Day!
    Today I am carrying only my E2E-BK. Not an LED in sight.
    After work, I think I'll take the M6 out and let it stretch it's legs a bit.

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    Plentiful incandescent merriment to all for this fine day... t'was a SL Scorpion which I fired up yesterday (time differential) in commemoration
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    Quote Originally Posted by lctorana View Post
    'Tis St Incans Day, the post has arrived,
    Two parcels await at the end of the day.
    All incans, of course, to make the heart glad
    Fivemega, a PRINCE, and joy to behold.
    At midwinter dark, our home lit up,
    With friendly warm light, the CPF way.

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    Default Re: Saint Incand's Day - July 12, 2009

    Such an interesting thread. Noted on my calender. If there are any hotwire freaks in the Bakersfield area, we could get together and light up the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    WM HKNJ AI WMUXN
    OK, Lux, I'm just stubborn enough to bite.

    Any further hints? Think you could tell me if the spaces are intentional? I've tried different letter rearrangements, haven't given up yet, though.

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    Spaces are not in right places. This uses a cypher system that was used in the secret ritual manual from my old fraternity.

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    Default Re: Saint Incand's Day - July 12, 2009

    I purchased 2 Streamlight Stinger's and a Stinger HP for incands day. One for my wife, my son and I. Power gets shut down and incands only for this special occasion with family.

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    I've got the 50W Budget 4D Mag Build, 4D Mag Krypton, 2x 3D Mag, 2x 2D Mag, Several minis and 4 BNIB 5D Mags to celebrate.

    Hopefully my 64655 build will be done by then... I keep burning up LiCO cells with that venture for some reason....

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    Mesa, nice!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jkpq45 View Post
    I've got the 50W Budget 4D Mag Build, 4D Mag Krypton, 2x 3D Mag, 2x 2D Mag, Several minis and 4 BNIB 5D Mags to celebrate.

    Hopefully my 64655 build will be done by then... I keep burning up LiCO cells with that venture for some reason....
    Hopefully not literally burning LiCo cells! You do need cells that can output adequate current for the voltage being used (see thread in my sig), and know when to stop so you don't beat on the batteries too much. Using protected LiCo is really the best way to go unless you are using regulated circuits by Jimmy/Alan's/wquiles/AWR (the latter now in Hall of Shame--and not to be confused with esteemed battery maker AW in Hong Kong).

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