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    Default Re: What did you use your flashlight for today?

    Used my little Olight i3 keychain light to look behind a server rack today.

    Also, what's the deal with some dude having the #1 post in this thread above mine? He wasn't even a member when the thread was started yet his post date is 2008! haha

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    Default Re: What did you use your flashlight for today?

    Had to shut the power off at work to disconnect some large UPS systems. Used my Fenix PD32 to illuminate the job.

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    That was way back when there was a glitch on all of CPF that caused later posts to appear above earlier ones.

    We had a little bit of fun with the glitch. But yeah, that was a long time ago.
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    I used my TN11S to fix the door at a hair salon that I frequent.

    I know the owner well, and she had a problem with the entrance door, which had an internal pneumatic door closer that wasn't closing the door all the way. There were two screws at the top door frame that needed to be adjusted for the mechanism to work properly, but because the screws were located inside the door frame and the angle of sunlight shining, it was impossible to properly look at them. A straight driver and TN11S on full power solved everything.

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    Used my ZebraLight H51fw headlamp,
    while installing a new (bigger) hard disk drive in my PC.
    Worked incredibly well !


    Long Gone are the days when i had to struggle and swear,
    because i had to use 1 hand to hold the flashlight !
    Or my mouth !


    Also let me see several years of accumulated DUST
    behind it, and inside the case.


    _

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Also let me see several years of accumulated DUST
    behind it, and inside the case.


    _

    It is the normal thing, to me also the same thing happens me when I do some updating.

    Two nights ago, my smaller brother and I we rise us to the ceiling to repair some leaks. I passed him the Fenix PD20 and I used the Sunwayman V11R (both with its corresponding headband). My brother asked me if there was not problems in which him to fall water or clay to the PD20, to which I responded not, that was done for that. We were stopped in the rain, with wind and working. Both flashlights functioned well. The worse thing was that, when we finish, stopped to rain

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    Went to lost river boulder caves last week. I still can't believe I was the only onw who brought a flashlight (well, 5 flashlights + 2 headlamps). Everyone commented I had the right idea. Great place to have fun with flashlights during daytime, but you need a good 200 lumens+ to make a real difference in some places.

    Also spotted a black bear and chased him off, but that story deserves its own thread when I get the chance.
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    Used my lights last night to show a friend and turn him to the light side. It worked, he ordered a TK15 and a PD32. I'm suprised how hard it has been to turn the normals.

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    I was driving back at night from hanging out with my buddies, when I stopped at a red light at a busy intersection and noticed that there were three kids across the street. Two of them were arguing over a bicycle, when one of them grabbed a black trash bag, literally the size of their upper body, from a big pile on the sidewalk for collection, and started SWINGING that thing around.

    Not only is such an act disgusting, I was pretty certain that those kids sure as hell won't clean up the mess in the event that bag burst and sprayed trash everywhere.

    I hit them with a couple of bursts of strobe from my TN11S, which instantly grabbed the attention of not only the kids but everyone nearby, and yelled at them, "Get the hell out of here, NOW!"

    Problem solved.

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    Not today, but last week. I received one of the ordered Sipik SK68 clones I ordered after a tip from another flashaholic. I was looking at it, but somehow was not impressed with this one (have another one in the mail). My brother-in-law was here to help with some furniture moving. I showed it to him and he was impressed. He asked me questions about my hobby and I showed him several of my great lights. I offered him to take the clone, or even better a Fenix E11. He chose the Sipik clone and played with it several times when it became darker. I might even have lit a spark there
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    Used mine at the beach while walking along the shore

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    well we where playing base ball today . and the ball got lost in some bushes and . so I used my quark mini to help look for the ball never did find it though

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    Fired up my new toy as a test and lit up every tree on the street.
    Do something alone and it's weird, do it with others and it's a club.

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    I did this with my E1B at work today....


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    Today I received my new Fenix E21 as I wanted to see what the follow-up of the E20 would be like. I gave away my second Fenix E11 to my brother-in-law. He had my other light, but also wanted a backup light and wanted to keep a crappy light for that. My girlfriend was over there and said I would have something better for him. He refused, since he got a light from me just last week.

    I also put my Maglite XL100 up on Facebook to give away to a friend. I lost my interest in it with all my other and better quality lights. Since it is still a nice light for non-flashaholics and in fairly mint condition I decided to give it away. Now I just need to wait for someone to take it from my hands
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    Quote Originally Posted by fresh eddie fresh View Post
    I did this with my E1B at work today....

    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    • A wild RACOON appears!
    • Go! ENOMOSIKI!
    • What will ENOMOSIKI do? FIGHT / BAG / POKEMON / RUN
    • BAG -> TN11S
    • ENOMOSIKI used TN11S!
    • RACOON is stunned!
    • RACOON is too stunned to move...
    • FIGHT -> ROAR
    • ENOMOSIKI used ROAR! It's super effective!
    • RACOON got away...


    True story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enomosiki View Post
    • A wild RACOON appears!
    • Go! ENOMOSIKI!
    • What will ENOMOSIKI do? FIGHT / BAG / POKEMON / RUN
    • BAG -> TN11S
    • ENOMOSIKI used TN11S!
    • RACOON is stunned!
    • RACOON is too stunned to move...
    • FIGHT -> ROAR
    • ENOMOSIKI used ROAR! It's super effective!
    • RACOON got away...


    True story.
    Poor critter must be recovering from a PTSD after this encounter, LOL

    Used my E05 to help fix a roll shutter at my mother-in-law's appartment. Shutter was stuck in closed position and room lighting was crap. Good lighting = half of the job done.

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    Used my quark x AA to check on the tiny markings on some very small tantalum capacitors just an hour ago

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    Used my Kroma so as not to blind my wife when looking for the remote in the bed....
    I'm lampin'

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    Update from my last post. I decided to throw in my older Maglite LED 2AA as well after I've received my Maglite Pro a few weeks back. Two friends of mine asked to receive the lights. So it's done.

    But then my nephew dropped in a line if he could get one to use for his work (he is employed as LEO) and has to pay for a flashlight himself. So this got me to rethink my current collection. I was not ready to give something else away just yet (although quite a good collection, I use and like each and every light I own). I had been thinking of replacing my older version (2008) T10 with the newer 2010 version for a while, because I just love that light. Used, but in great condition, this is a great present.

    So I went to the outdoor store next door close by and bought it. I now offered my "old" T10 to him and when I called to tell him he was really happy to hear as he had been discussing buying a good light with coworkers just last week to carry on their duty belt. When I have some spare cash around his birthday I'll remember it, but for now this is going to be a great present.

    I also offered my help when he would need advice for himself or his colleaegues to buy something, because since I started collecting and joined CPF I've learned a lot about flashlights, batteries, LEDs, switch types and much much more.
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    Used my preon 2 to hook up a wii behind the tv. Its hot dont run our lights during the day

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    Fixed some blown fuses. E05 again. Cheers

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    Used my microtech XM-L Raider light to have something to think about
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    Used my LD01 today with a chapstick cap on it, and sat it on top of one of the servers in our cage. It really helped light up the entire area inside the cage when I had to install some new server racks in the cage to slide new servers in.

    Nice mini lantern with a 14500 in it, but it sure was hot to touch when I was finished

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    Oh... one other thing I find that my 2000 lumen TM11 works great for, that I use on a daily basis.... shining the light on my chocolate colored hardwood floors in search of pesky spiders crawling around in my rooms!

    My floors are so dark that you couldn't see anything there unless you got down on the ground or shined a light over the area. And with a powerful light, you can really see some details (including scratches). It sounds overkill with that much light, but it really brightens everything up to where we can see a spider right away (I hate spiders so they all got to go!)

    It's been a fun thing my son & I do almost every night. He uses my SC600, while I use my TM11.

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    Used my Trustfire SSC P7 to find a poorly marked building in a dimly lit area at night. That light has some pretty good throw and it saved me from a lot of needless searching.

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    Used my Photon Proton Pro UV to cure some UV activated glue/filler. It's much more effective than the $2 UV fauxton that comes with the glue.
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    I have a Gerber Infinity Ultra in my golf bag. Used it on the #18 to make our way back to the club house. We lost 2 balls though. Wished I had a thrower. :-)

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    I use one of my flashlights this evening to look for and kill black widow spiders in my backyard. I do that about once a week.

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