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    I did not want to start a new thread, so I decided to post in this one, because it is closest to what I am discussing. For those of you who have'nt read my profile, I am a writer. I hope to succeed one day, but until then...

    I am working on a short story that takes place in the late 1960's or early 1970's

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...3062036AAirORp <---details here (you can even answer this question if you have a yahoo account).

    My main character carries a flashlight in his glove box; there is a scene whereand uses it to light up a storm/fallout shelter where he and his new girlfriend loose their virginity. I want the flashlight to be a 3D cell, with a standard PR bulb (which is what they had in that time). I want it to be made of machined aluminum or high impact industrial plastic. I am thinking of Eveready 1351A/1359, Bright Star 1624, 2124, 1826 or 1626, Any 3 Cell Kel Lite, or do you know of any others that would be suitable. No brass flashlights, please. I look at my Bright Star 2224 for inspiration (I know it's weird but that's what I do when I write.) The reason why I don't use that model is because that model has only been around since 1985.

    http://www.flashlightmuseum.com/ <---you can see pictures of all model numbers mentioned in this post on that link.

    I have used specific models of flashlights in my other stories, such as the Energizer Find Me, 3D Maglite, SureFire E2D, Mini Maglite and the 4D Maglite.

    I would like CPFer's opinion on which light I should use.
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    How about a rayovac sportsman, http://www.flashlightmuseum.com/Rayo...Hanger-3D-1965

    Edit: you probably should have started a new thread actually
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    Ericjohn, start you own thread, so please no more posting by you or anyone else re your subject. I will give you the opportunity to cut and paste your post to your thread, then I will delete it from this thread. Thanks,

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    I found this in a documentary on german television.
    It seems to be a special Lamp for illuminating old Paintings. Somebody have an idea what model this is?


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    Seen any good movies, lately?
    Watched Priest last night. I had high expectations of it and enjoyed it but my eyes popped out when they were in the "hive" and they pulled out their torches. Couldn't figure them out but would love to know. I though maybe Sunwayman M60R but the angle of the head was all wrong.

    Any clues anyone?

    Maybe Surefire M6LT Guardian LED Flashlight??
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRONMANq View Post
    I found this in a documentary on german television.
    It seems to be a special Lamp for illuminating old Paintings. Somebody have an idea what model this is?


    That is a (German manufactured) Docter Aspherilux midi LED. Basically a light with a completely uniform beam - like a mini spotlight. Probably perfect for close examination of paintings due to its artifact free beam pattern.

    Basically it has a light chamber beyond the led which collimates the available light before spraying it out the front through their special patented glass aspherical lens. I used to have one of the incandescant ones they still sell today. But the led version is way pricey over here in the uk (about £165 or $260!!) so I don't think I'll invest. Definitely a specialized tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobJones View Post
    Just watched magnum force, Clint Eastwood uses a rayovac sportsman and the bad cops have some really small dim incandescant things, surefire???
    Expect this has been mentioned before but just incase.
    Strangely had this film on my phone just yesterday! Watching it on a bigger screen - the lights the cops use on the derelict ship? Never really get a good glimpse of them, but they seem to be 2D or 3C celled, chrome incandescants. I know the scenes are graded dark for dramatic effect, but they look pretty powerful by the standards of the day. You can clearly see the throwy beam illuminating the walls and ceilings ~ great lens flare in some shots - stretched by the anamorphic lens ~ tiny hot spot though, not much spill. The one David Soul uses looks like it might have a smaller head than the other one, but again it is difficult to see.

    Basically, any number of lights of the period may have been used. We probably will never know. But the light Clint uses is clearly a Rayovac Sportsman or Woodsman or a cheap knock off (unlikely).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyctophiliac View Post
    That is a (German manufactured) Docter Aspherilux midi LED. (...) specialized tool.
    Big Thanks Nyctophiliac!

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    Did anyone watch Sanctuary last night ? The group where on an ailing ice-breaker at night.

    They all had some pretty cool flashlights, may have been Wolf-eyes Boxer 10W, but not sure. Anyone confirm ?



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    Anyone watch Fringe last night? Episode 7 I believe. Olivia and some spec ops guys were using UV lights or so it looked like, and they were HUGE hand held jobs that looked like an AE Xenide 20w or so. Any sharp eyed spotters out there? Really quite a fat light for a hand held but maybe Anna Torv's hands are smaller.

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    Any one know what light the host of "Off limits" on travel channel carries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoot6x7 View Post
    These images may help ?



    Can't see the images.

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    It seems that URL shortening services (web services that provide short aliases for redirection of long URLs) don't work for [img] image posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisrupTer911 View Post
    Any one know what light the host of "Off limits" on travel channel carries?
    I'm pretty sure it's an inova t series that Don carries. In his old series "cities of the underworld" he carried an inova x series.

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    Seems like I saw him with an E2e in "Underworld" at one point too.

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    I saw many flashlights in movies but don,t know the exact names.

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    —watching "House" right now, but can't figure out what flashlight he is using. It is an LED, cool white tint, small spot with little spill...possibly an optic, but can't tell. Looks about C2/6P size.

    Any thoughts?
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    Anyone know what kind of light Glen uses on the "Walking Dead" when he is in the barn?

    Someone should shine a UV light on them, that would be colorful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelmo View Post
    Anyone know what kind of light Glen uses on the "Walking Dead" when he is in the barn?

    Someone should shine a UV light on them, that would be colorful!


    Not sure what it is, looks a bit like a Surefire M6 with a crenelated bezel but with an LED (I don't think the M6LT comes with a crenelated bezel).

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    I was wondering about that one as well...I was thinking Maelstrom, but I'm not sure.

    I love that series!

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    Length of the wide head is too long to be an SF M6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom
    Length of the wide head is too long to be an SF M6.
    Have to agree looks nothing like a SF M6 it's like an Armytek Predator on steroids.

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    On "Strike Back" they use 9Ps.

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    Anyone seen Fight Club recently? I remember one or two scenes where the dilapidated, dumpy house leaks rain like a sieve; the narrator/Edward Norton uses a really bright (late 1990s bright, anyway) flashlight when he shuts off the circuit breakers in the basement. I'll see if I can find a screen of it...
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    If memory serves correct it was a Maglight.

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    kelmo, you're right- popped in the DVD last night, went to that scene and it was a Magcharger. Then I watched the rest of the movie

    Great book/movie...AND, if you think about it CPF is sort of like the narrator's support groups. Though it'd need a vaguely upbeat name, like 'Remaining Bright Together'...
    something along those lines.

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    I watched Super 8 last night, and saw a couple of what looked like chrome Eveready Captains during the movie, and late in the movie a 2D Mag the sheriff had.

    Cool movie BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socue521 View Post
    This is not be a movie nor a tv-show....its a video game...

    Its called Alan Wake. In that game you have to fight shadow monsters at night in foggy woods. In that game, flashlights are you'r number one weapon. When you come across one of those monsters, you'll need to burn the darkness away, before you can kill them for good and you do that by shining your light on them. The game is also sponsered by Energizer, so you will see a Energizer 1aa e2 light, and alot of Energizer batteries.

    Its inspired by Twin peaks, x-files and Stephen king. If anyone owns a xbox 360, you should check the game out.



    http://www.google.dk/imgres?imgurl=h...w=1680&bih=858 Here's a pic of the Energizer light from the game
    I had no idea that there really was an Alan Wake torch, but the sponsorship by Energiser seemed fairly strong throughout!

    I just found this: http://www.gamegears.co.uk/xbox-360-...-maglite-p1408 It's supposedly an "Official" Alan Wake Torch but this time by Maglite (and comes with a Duracell battery). Is this a Solitaire? Outrageous

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWilson View Post
    I had no idea that there really was an Alan Wake torch, but the sponsorship by Energiser seemed fairly strong throughout!

    I just found this: . . . It's supposedly an "Official" Alan Wake Torch but this time by Maglite (and comes with a Duracell battery). Is this a Solitaire? Outrageous
    More like pathetic.
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