shado. My God, man. That is one sweet collection. I feel a little weak just looking at the Tanks. Not to mention all the McGizmos.
I don't care about ho much money you've spent. Are you losing your house? No? Then well played, sir. Well played.
congrads, great collection.
i'd be afraid to guess what you'll spend this year, lol.
If I had this many lights, my wife would A) put me in the psych hospital or B) Call A&E and put me on Hoarders! C) Both
My grail light? Had to build it! Was never happy with production lights or the few customs I had when I was still working, especially when those customs had all the same or inferior electronics I could do myself for a fraction of the cost.
I'm compassionate by nature and if I had this kind of money, I wouldn't have it long. I'd probably be giving it away to others less fortunate that need it. (but deserve it!)
I think this collection shows just how much an addiction (any addiction) can drive you. That is way too many lights for you to use but yet, I bet you still don't have enough? The money is no issue- I'm sure nothing important was sacrificed for this collection, bills were paid, holidays were taken etc. Some people have more disposable money than others, so what? I'm very certain that there are high end earners with cocaine addictions to this amount, and what do they have to show for it? This would be a "one off" collection and is something unique- the finest of a particular art? More power to you, enjoy. For me, I get pleasure from buying modded flashlights by guys who tinker in their back sheds or garage, and turn a cheap 150 lumens light into a 1000 lumens monster that eats IMRs! Either way, we get our kicks.....
wow stunning collection
So cool , good collection
Just simply amazing!!! Love the gatlight and spy 007!!!
I'm really diggin the holsters for the lights is that one on the left Gator or some other thick scaled animal?
Very nice collection. I like the damascus one also. Do I see a stingray case?
I spent at least half that much but learned to practice "catch and release" and my wife is "OK" with that concept as the mail lady drops off new packages daily. Amazed to see some of my "old friends" in your collection. Guess we share similar taste for the finer things life has to offer! AWESOME collection Todd!
Karl H. Riedel III. Realtor and a WHOLE lot more!
Global Financial Crisis? What Global Financial Crisis? You're single handedly keeping the flashlight industry immune to the GFC LOL
Very impressive. Also, if that's your flashlight collection i'd like to see your battery collection
Wow Shado, awesome collection. I find It fascinating how different each collection is. Each with a different criteria in mind while looking. My collection is a good reflection of me (very random)
Looking at yours, you have fine tastes, and are all about the details and nuances
I'm glad I found CPF, I was beginning to think I was strange
I'm a Canadian and a proud Flashaholic
Thanks CPF, thanks Think2x
If I had done that my wife would have killed me .... Nice Collection .... Steven
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Well, I do not feel so guilty for buying that SureFire M6 now!
Then again, I think we may not be in the same tax bracket :-)
I am still thinking hard and long for a 160 Dollar Production Ti light.
you are one hella of a collector. I collect knives, spend well over 10K on custom knives.
But 30K on lights is a league on its own. Wonderful collection!!!
I read through this whole thread and I had to comment, I really cannot believe all the negative comments. This collection is beautiful and yes its extreme but if youve done well enough financially in life to be able to do this then more power to ya dude. Lots of people blow this much on cocaine and hookers. And hell, more power to them too! Anybody who doesnt like it can take the life lessons thier mother gave them and .... Write it in their diary. But since nobody asked, I have got to know, what do you do for a career Shado?
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Don't worry about your health, it's only temporary.
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Nice collection! Know what I call $30,000.00 spent on lights? A great start!!!!!!!!
Carrying a firearm for self-defense gives you great power. Society expects great responsibility from those with great power.
You could probably light a whole neighborbood with those lights.
To each his own, I guess. Nice collection, though .
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It's a sickness we all have. What makes all of us talk about lights and read about lights sometimes on a nightly basis??? I bought a light last might and here I am on the forum again, I don't even know what I'm looking for. I really have to find another hobby as this has become a little obsessive! Anybody in my boat? Lol
My torches: olight sr51, zebralight sc600, fenix tk15, fenix ld10, fenix ld01, fenix e01, led lenser p17,Led lenser p5, led lenser h7, maglite 6d (led conversion) and still waiting for my HDS!
So how many more have you collected in the last year since you posted the pics?
Now I don't feel nearly as guilty about buying all those lights in the last year.
You should start collecting dslr cameras and lenses. Your lights may serve as studio lights . You got beamshots of those 007's? I'm curious how they look.
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Wow, incredible collection. You have a very understanding wife
Would love to see your knife collection someday.
You know what could be worst? ...not having $30,000 to spend on your lights
Everyone have different priorities and needs, but I wouldn't worry one bit about spending $30,000, I will worry about how quickly I can to make my $3M!
Power to you shado...now if you ever decide to let go of your SPY005, give me a PM
WTB --> any vintage, cross-hair logo Surefire, SW01 tailcap; Ku's SWM V-series 18500 tubes; PM me if you have a SPY007 XM-L2 SWGG for trade!