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    Default Just had a \"flashaholic moment\"

    I just had my first true flashaholic moment and it was great [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Went to view a house with a friend, being winter time it was already dark out and when the estate agent let us into the property we found the power had been cut off.

    Now picture the scene, the estate agent pulls out her little black MiniMag (was hard to even navigate around the house with the nasty, dull yellow beam)

    Then (this is the good part) I pull out my identical looking black MiniMag (complete with 3watt Madmax module) and light up the entire house [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/buttrock.gif[/img]

    The estate agent muttered something about how her MiniMag must be faulty as she <and I quote> "didn't know they were supposed to be that bright" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Didn't have the heart to tell her... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]




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    awwww
    you should've told her! could've been the straw that broke the camel's back! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img]

    do you ever sorta, feel bad for ppl who use those inferior flashlights? *lol* i do.

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    Excellent!

    Just the thing to bring a smile to a flashaholic's face. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Wilkey

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    Default Re: Just had a \"flashaholic moment\"

    I too had one of those moments last year. It's nice to be able to justify your addiction in public once in a while. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Just had a \"flashaholic moment\"

    EXCELLENT!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yellowlaugh.gif[/img]

    It IS amazing how much more [overall] light modded flashlights put out over store purchased flashlights.

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    LOL, you should have told her maybe she should return hers and get another one that's not defective.

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    i also had a very similar experience in work this morning. on arrival i found that the power was down due to some faulty wiring

    the electrician and a colleague were checking out an electrical cupboard with the very same sickly yellow minimags...

    i lit up my Arc LSHF and uttered the immortal words - "that's not a flashlight..."

    they were suitably impressed as the miniscule Arc produced a wall of brilliant white light [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    x-ray -

    That was extra cool because it was MM vs MM.

    Sometimes I don't have the heart to tell people either. Very recently I was at the coffee store and saw a set of keys with a solitair on it. It turned out they belonged to to my favorite worker. She's about my age and very nice. Being a stone cold knock-out has nothing to do with it...well, maybe a little. I showed her my ARC AAA and she liked it. She went to turn hers on and it was orange. She said "I guess I need new batteries." I told her to twist the head back and forth a couple of times and sure enough it brightened right up. I will never suggest a mod for that light even though I want to. She has a special attachment it. She did tell me she recently got a blue LED keychain light for around the house and really likes it.

    Now, in the case of sideshowandy's story...that's an electrician. That's a target.

    Cool story x-ray.

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    Icebreak - apart from wanting to show off the LSHF i was actually quite concerned as the minimag was just so weak that i considered it to be quite dangerous to be inspecting the electrical cupboard (where there was a cable burning up) with inadequate light.

    the beautiful white light from the LSHF was just so much safer to work with in comparison to an inferior quality incan with its weak yellow glow

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    LOL, X-ray! That's perfect!

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    sideshowandy -

    Sounds like you had the right light to solve more than one safety issue. Good going.

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    [ QUOTE ]
    x-ray said:
    Then (this is the good part) I pull out my identical looking black MiniMag (complete with 3watt Madmax module) and light up the entire house [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/buttrock.gif[/img]


    I don't seem to be able to find that particular module on their website. Could anyone help me please?

    Fantastic story! Makes my day [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]



    [/ QUOTE ]

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    scuba, I think the sandwich shoppe is currently out of stock of 3watt LS modules.



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    Ok, thanks x-ray. I'll just wait...

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