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    Default "The sickness" - is there any hope or should I just give up?

    I have no idea how it happened.... One day I needed a flashlight and my AAA Maglite wasn't enough so I decided to buiy something more powerful....

    5 days later after more than 20 hours of research my total bill came up to $322.89!!!!!!

    I bought THREE flashlights, s**t loads of batteries and other stuff. I guess now I'm ready for the nuclear winter...but WHY did I do that????
    How did it happen?? I liked playing with flashlights when I was a kid, but this?? And why now???

    Here is what I got:

    Flashlights

    Jetbeam PA10
    Jetbeam PC20
    Fenix LD32
    Accesories
    AW 14500 x1
    AW RCR123 x2
    AW 17670 x1
    Trustfire 14500 x2
    Jetbeam grease
    Intelicharger i4
    Duracell 4x AAA MiNh
    Ultrafire CR123 x4
    Solarforce RCR123 x2
    Maglite LED conversion
    Duracell 4x CR123
    Multimeter


    I'm very fresh to flashlight community but I got REALLY hooked up!!! Is there any point to fight it?? Is there any professional help I could get???
    Should I just give up???

    The worst thing is I'm already thinking about buying some more!!!!!


    HELP!!!!

    P.S. I would like to welcome other victims and say thank you for loads of information and all the help I got from this website's community. Great job everybody!!!

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    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers Norm

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    Must..... Resist.... I..... don't need... that light.

















































    Inserts batteries.

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    Welcome to CPF!

    My best advice is to just keep researching, but make sure that each purchase has a distinct use.

    Enjoy!
    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
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    There is the occasional relapse from this infliction, but no known cure.

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    Need a neutral, a warm, a floody, a thrower, and one each of cree's family tree: xr-e, xp-e, xp-g, xm-l and Nichia GS and a rebel based light..


    Yes.. I have one or more of each...

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    Welcome! The sickness hits most of us... I joined this forum to buy 2 flashlights, I bought 10 over 4 months.
    I got all I wanted and the sickness is gone, at least for a long while. By the way, you bought a lot of nice stuff, maybe you spent a lot on batteries: just buy them in batches off the internet rather than by 4: it might help you save some money!

    PS: I recommend the PA20 too!
    Last edited by Labrador72; 04-28-2012 at 06:13 PM.

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    The more time you spend on here i'm sorry to say will make your wallet lighter.....but its worth every penny

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    Look at my signature. I bought each of those lights (that's 10) in just barely over one month only. I spent hours and hours researching, etc., etc. The craze is calming now. I was initially fascinated by today's tiny sized flashlights that put out unheard of amounts of light for their size. In the process of going in that direction, I picked up a number of keychain sized lights with varying attributes other than being phenomenally bright. Then a medium sized (physically) flashlight with a killer throw and plenty of lumens (my Fenix TK21). So my lights are all fairly small - and I like that.

    Although I've calmed way down on the research and desire to buy my next light, I do need/want a physically large sized light with over 800 lumens to scratch that itch - something like a JETBeam BC40 for example. But I can wait a bit on that now - but then again, I'm not sure that I won't order one with my next unexpected bit of truly spare-able cash. We'll see. At least the "angst" is diminished. I still love the whole flashlight scene though.

    I did this with pocket knives last year for a few months and reached a level of satiation and have not had a problem with that since. I still my enjoy my collection of knives and vary up the ones I EDC and so forth. But the flashlights seems kewl because once you get your core collection, there is always new technology and new models being released. I've really been eyeballing the Nitecore EX11.2 for example.

    But then as you hang around here... you start to see custom lights and lights with those tritium vials.... oh those tritium vials...... the ones that glow by themselves because they are kind of nuclear.... lol...... tritiummmmmmm......


    Yeah.. it goes away. See? I'm fine. You will be too.
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    Well now you sure don't need to see the Sunwayman V10R Ti tritium mods and some darn nice knives to go with all these flashlights.
    All I did back in August of last year was to Google LED flashlights and found CPF and then CPF Market Place. I'm hooked!
    We do not have the sickness like some on this group have. Just check out: LED Flashlights - Photos of your lights. Start from the begining and you will see some sick puppies out there. The amount of flashlights some of these guys have is stagering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ev13wt View Post
    Must..... Resist.... I..... don't need... that light.
    i have to keep telling myself that everytime i think of the ub3t.....


    but i think that logic won't work soon....

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, much appreciated

    I must say this flashlights shopping spree gave me A LOT of pleasure. I guess I always had it in me since being a kid, but now something triggered it. Last flashlight I bought was Mini Maglite AAA in 1996 and I just couldn't believe how the technonolgy improved over this years!!

    jabe1 - easy to say I already realised I wil ALWAYS find an excuse...
    Labrador72 - thanks for the tip and I was actually considering it but I was thinking maybe I should expand my horizons and go for some other comapany.
    davyro - I know but I must say IT IS WORTH IT, and I didn't actually have a real hobby before and I think this could be it
    zenbeam - I think it is calming down now a bit....wait tritium??/ What the hell is it, let me check....OH NO WAY!!!!! Aaaand it's back! Me waaaant!!!!
    Rokron - It started the same for me...I just have to dose it slowly
    Last edited by Norm; 04-29-2012 at 04:17 AM.

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    Abandon hope, all ye who enter here ...

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    Resistance is futile ........ embrace the light side ...... let there be light, and there was ...... and I'm sure there are many other quotations
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    Quote Originally Posted by scaredofthedark View Post
    i have to keep telling myself that everytime i think of the ub3t.....


    but i think that logic won't work soon....
    Its expensive. You need the hard to find diffuser, it has noticable pwm at 30l, its a dedicated thrower, its way too big...

    I want one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensination View Post
    Here is what I got:

    Flashlights

    Jetbeam PA10
    Jetbeam PC20
    Fenix LD32


    i couldnt resist, after seeing your post i bought the LD32 too!
    It's an awesome light!!!

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    This forum is was pushed me over the edge...before I found this place I had SOME control over the sickness! BUT NOW I AM SCREWED!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensination View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcome, much appreciated

    Labrador72 - thanks for the tip and I was actually considering it but I was thinking maybe I should expand my horizons and go for some other comapany.
    What about a Klarus XT2C? You need at least a floody 18650 flashlight in your collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelm View Post
    i couldnt resist, after seeing your post i bought the LD32 too!
    It's an awesome light!!!

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    Oh no! Now I'm guilty of spreading the virus...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielight View Post
    Abandon hope, all ye who enter here ...

    So true.
    Just enjoy all the new torches you buy.

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    It IS a Fine and Pleasant Madness! Enjoy!
    That old Black Maglight has me in its spell;
    That old Black Maglight that shines so well...

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    The acute phase of The Sickness tapers off substantially once you find one or two lights that you really enjoy EDCing. After that it's only an occasional recurring fever, kind of like malaria.

    See? Not so bad.

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    Your sickness is not too bad. $322.89!!!!!! Just wait until the customed or TI lights flu gets to you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabe1 View Post
    Welcome to CPF!

    My best advice is to just keep researching, but make sure that each purchase has a distinct use.

    Enjoy!
    Must agree. There's no need to have two or three or five different lights that put out nearly the same lumens with basically the same throw and tint.

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    Default Re: "The sickness" - is there any hope or should I just give up?

    Sadly, it will only get worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerealand View Post
    Your sickness is not too bad. $322.89!!!!!! Just wait until the customed or TI lights flu gets to you....
    Yeah...



    I think these cost around $650 apiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Yeah...



    I think these cost around $650 apiece.
    I can say with complete confidence that my own flashlight sickness will never reach such a level because I fear the extreme bodily injury or death that my wifey would swiftly bring upon me if I EVER spent such an amount of money on flashlights. Not that I wouldn't under other circumstances - but I'm still married.... lol.

    EDIT: Did I mention those are incredibly lovely lights!?
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    How's about $900.00 for the Thud Ti 18650. http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...-Thud-Ti-18650

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    Default Re: "The sickness" - is there any hope or should I just give up?

    aside from buying several hundred dollars worth of flashlights since the beg of march, what really has killed me is the need for good 3100mah cells (ive bought about 10.... i think?)

    and now i see myself dropping at least $100 on a good case with foam rubber inserts etc

    you cant take your $ with you when they put you 6 feet under but at least it wont be dark in my casket! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpaul320 View Post
    you cant take your $ with you when they put you 6 feet under but at least it wont be dark in my casket! LOL
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