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    I had to go check some rope seals on a Rolls Royce Trent 60, so I whipped out the 6P led.
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    Well not today but yesterday at dusk I went for a walk to where a friend told me there were many racoons living in these brush piles at the woods edge near my home. He said shine a light and youll see all these eyes light up. Wow he was right.

    I shined the light in some bushed and the first brush pile and two green eyes lit up at me like traffic lights.I was pretty shocked. You would otherwise never know they were there so close 20 feet away..I walked another 40 feet or so and two more eyes lit up a very large racoon sitting there looking at me no more than 40 feet away.

    Im not sure if these racoons were getting pissed at my light so I figured id back off while the getting was good .

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    I used my SF A2 to find a server, a small 1U that had a small label on it sandwiched between a bunch of networking gear. I could have turned the server room lights on but what's the fun in that?

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    Earlier tonight I went out on an after dinner late night walk with my girlfriend. I took along my new Fenix TK20 since we would be walking around the high school running track behind her place and I needed a light with some throw due to the large area surrounding the track. The TK20 worked out great! I was thinking about taking my Fenix TK40, but it was just too big. The TK20 was a nice compromise.

    At one time someone was riding a bike around the track and the LED bike light mounted to his handlebars was pathetically dim. It looked like it had about four or five Nichia LEDs in it. (Why people buy *any* lights with those lame things in them completely baffles me.) When he was riding towards us I was using my Fenix LD20 (my EDC light that I carry in a belt holster) to illuminate the track ahead of my girlfriend and I and it was completely blowing away the biker's light.

    The big news was that my girlfriend wanted to play with my TK20 tonight so I let her hold it for a couple laps around the track. She really was having a great time shining it across the track and onto several far away trees. I said "See...flashlights are fun!" She smiled and though she didn't say anything in response to my comment, she didn't deny what I said. She's a fellow flashaholic...she just doesn't know it yet!

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    I used my 6P to convince the other engineers here at work that for our control room, we don't want another Mag Charger - we want Surefires for when we need torches.

    While we were outside, I was asked why this company was better than Maglite - so without saying a word I took my 6P led out of my pocket, wound up, and launched it 100 feet in front of us onto the stone surrounding the control room. I walked over, picked it up, and shined it at the guy who asked.

    We're getting Surefires.
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    I used my Ra Clicky to inspect the seals on one of the units turbine bearings (hydro turbine) as well as inspecting the units brake pads/ring inside the thrust housing (both places are well over 100deg. easily). Funny thing as we were inspecting the brakes a co-worker pulled out her streamlight polymer 4AA as I had mine cranked to full blast. We both (a fellow co-worker) looked at her light and then her which she then holstered her light. I love my clicky.
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    Zebralight H501 (hand free) to cook, use the bathroom, and as reading lamp to save electricity in the house.
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    Mg PLI P Rocket SST 50 neutral is getting use today.
    I am in the market for a new home and taking a good light to inspect stuff can make a big difference. Expensive problems hide in the dark!!

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    This evening I used my LF2XT to escort my girlfriend into my home and downstairs into my playroom which is equipped with a bar, home theater couches,mood lighting with the LF,etc.

    When it was time for her to go home I again used my LF2XT to take her back outside to her car.

    She really liked the ultralow mode both times because she thought it was so sexy/secretive plus there was no chance of waking up my wife.......
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    at The Rainforest Cafe today, got seated in the darkest corner and behind a big fat fake tree too...had to use my edc quark aa ww tac to read the menu,,, good thing too, they add some funky stuff to their otherwise decent food

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    Used a Fenix 2AAA LD05 to inspect a car for collision damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTrouper View Post
    I used my E1L to check on my son before we went to bed and again when he started crying in the night. He's only 2.

    It's always wise to be able to see where you're going when you go into his room, never know when you'll step on some pointy toy or stub your toe on a fire engine......
    They're never too young to introduce them to flashlights....

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    LD01 SS and Ra Clicky used to help in dropping a Hemi and trans into a '70 Charger.
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    I used my EDC River Rock 2 AA to check connections on the back of an image generator rack. This light is the often maligned zoom focus head with a TIR lens and is perfect for jobs like this where you don't want to be blinded by 200+ lumens from the shiny metal backsides of computers

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    I used a Solarforce L2 with a 1 mode Dereelight XP-G R5 module in to hunt around in the loft (attic if you're American) for baby stuff from our first son to get down and get ready for our 2nd son being born sometime before the end of next month.

    The heat transfer to the host seems pretty good, this is a one mode drop in drawing at 1.2A and the host seemed to heat up quite quickly in my hand while I was hunting through the storage boxes up there!

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    I used my 6P with an M60F to inspect the intake gasket on each our two RR Trents. It never ceases to amaze me how awesome these things are.
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    Well, one of our cats escaped around 10:30 at night and went instantly feral - wouldn't go near any of us. My daughter was crying, thinking he was never coming back. My son grabbed an Eagletac T10C2 I had lying around and I grabbed my Quark 123^2 Ti. The cat got COMPLETELY freaked out and disappeared under the house. After blocking him in, I took a 45 minute break for both of us to calm down and then waited patiently for him to come close enough to grab. Meanwhile I used my Quark to keep an eye on the numerous Black Widows I didn't know we had. I was pissed off and tired, but still enjoying the opportunity to play with flashlights.

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    I used my SF M3 with LF P7 LED head to light up the scene of an accident when a biker decided to wedge his bike under my neighbors car in front of my house. 2 cops showed up on the scene after I called 911.
    One had a what appeared to be a 1/2 charged magcharger the second didn't have a light . I loaned the one my T20C2 mkII for her to investigate the scene and I used my SF to keep the scene lit up while the EMTs worked on the rider and prepared him for transport.

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    I lit up my driveway and back yard for the thousand and somthingth consecutive night in a row for no other reason except that I could.
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    I used my Quark AA on low to see while adding a 9th AMC to a shiningbeam driver and assembling my first Mag P7 mod. I either need better desk lighting or a headlamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC1 View Post
    I lit up my driveway and back yard for the thousand and somthingth consecutive night in a row for no other reason except that I could.

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    Used my Lumapower Mini-D VX Ultra for an intense soldering light while working on a micro soldering job to see those tiny resistors.

    Then, it gets used about every night as my primary bicycle headlight.

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    Used my Nitecore EZ AA last night at work.

    Used it for the same thing I use my main light at work every night for . . . checking the concrete ground to make sure I don't step in goose droppings.

    Two families of geese have decided to make the client's site their new Summer home. All they do is eat and poop. Have observed them for several weeks now. Easily the stupidest and most worthless creatures on Earth.
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    Going to do tonight the same as I do almost every night - walk the dog and blind the heck out of bunny rabbits at our parks. M61 does this beautifully well.
    Afraid of the dark and what crawls out of it does not make you paranoid

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    LD01 SS and Ra Clicky used to help in dropping a Hemi and trans into a '70 Charger.

    oooh very nice!!!!! Hopefully my '67 Chevelle will be finished one day (396 big block)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper View Post
    Going to do tonight the same as I do almost every night - walk the dog and blind the heck out of bunny rabbits at our parks. M61 does this beautifully well.
    Aww . . . What did those cute bunnies ever do to you?
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    Night of the Lepus
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    Used my Olight SR90 Intimidator today at noon in the house to make sure it still works (yep, still works). Have only had it a couple of days so I can't always wait for nightfall.

    Used my JHanko D10 to light up the area under my recliner to see what was making it not work properly.

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    Used my Milky KL1 Floodmaster to illuminate my path while walking the pup. Not totally dark out yet, but close enough.

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    Used my Ra clicky high CRI to track down our Basset hound that ran off down by the river. I used the 100 lume high setting for much of the search. The high CRI worked well for this job and picked up our dog Parkers colors well in the brush. I have become a big fan of my HDS Ra clickys and twisty. These are great lights!!

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