I see quite a few threads here talking about surefire's decision to drop their incandescent models and parts. The most shocking part of this is whole story is how many people seem "suprised". Come on guys, we ALL knew this was coming eventually, although I didn't expect it this soon.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that although surefire's decision has negatively affected many members here, the love I have for glowing filaments only grows stronger now. Knowing that this breed of flashlight technology is being replaced by LED's because most only care about runtime and output makes me enjoy incandescent flashlights even more. While most are shining their lifeless, flat and dull emitters I in the meantime will be bathing in the warmth, clarity, and full spectrum of colors that comes from that globe of glass, gas, and burning filaments. Is the incandescent flashlight dead? I don't think so, not even close. Because I know this breed of flashlight still has plenty of life to burn and as I said, my love and desire for incandescents only grows stronger now.