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    Default What\'s in YOUR flashlight collection?

    Greetings!

    Just curious as to the extent some of you flashlight "collectors" go to... how far do some of you take this hobby/obsession/all-consuming-vice?

    My collection currently consists of:


    Surefire L1 [White] (EDC, Pocket)
    CMG Infinity [Red] (EDC, Keychain)
    Surefire L2
    Surefire L1 [Red]
    Inova X5 [White] (Original Ball Endmilled Flutes Version)
    Nightstar CS Shake Light
    More AA, AAA, and D Cell Maglights than I want to admit


    Yeah... I guess I'm a flashaholic - but not as bad as some of you, I would guess! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Best wishes,
    Bawko

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    Default Re: What\'s in YOUR flashlight collection?

    The answer to your question can be found in the "Flashlight Collecting Forum" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: What\'s in YOUR flashlight collection?

    A lot of people (myself included) post their collection in their signature. Or, at the very least, the highlights they like to talk about. .

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    Default Re: What\'s in YOUR flashlight collection?

    i probably have the smallest collection.
    arc4rev1,
    arc4rev2 (currently being supercharged by NewBie)
    firefly2 (in the mail heading my way)
    only 3 lights, but 3 really good ones! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Last time I counted, I had just over 150 flashlights, many of them garden variety stuff, and that was well over a year ago. Now I believe it's over 200. Most people think I'm nuts. But who do you think they ask when they need to borrow a light? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: What\'s in YOUR flashlight collection?

    Perhaps I should designate the lights I own in my review index, but I own a bit more than half of the lights I've reviewed.

    The interesting lights I don't own from my review list:
    <ul type="square">[*] The magmods - all of those were from 3rd_Shift[*] Barbolight U-09[*] Inova XO[*] InReTech TriLight III[*] EverLED[*] Pelican M6 LED[*] Vector VEC139S Spotlight[*] "Waion" 21-LED 3xAAA light[/list]

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    Default Re: What\'s in YOUR flashlight collection?

    I've got no fewer than 438 flashlights, 102 non-flashlight LED products, 21 seasonal lighting products, 24 non-LED miscellaneous lighting products, and 29 lasers.

    That makes no less than 614 lighting products I have - and that's just what's on my website. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]

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    I think if Craig turned on all of his lights and lasers at once, the house would explode! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink2.gif[/img]

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    Just thought I'd throw in my 2cents worth... MY collection is not too extensive as to quantity or rareity [mag lites, surefires] {just a quick check around the room 26} not counting laser devices, but they are all fully functional and ready to go, complete with a compliment of rechargeable batts with chargers, spare bulbs etc for each of the different style/batt./bulb types. This is getting to be a full time job cycleing the ni-cads and regular checking of those with non-rechargables...

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    Let me be the first to say, "Holy thread revival, Batman". Actually there's a newer one than this somewhere around here, and it will amaze you.

    Geoff

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    Default Re: What's in YOUR flashlight collection?

    "Modern" LED flashlights
    1. LED Lenser P4
    2. Akoray K-106
    3. TrustFire XP-E F23
    4. Black Cat HM-01
    5. iTP A3 Eos
    6. DX "3W" 1xAAA
    7. DX Flood-to-Throw zooming 3xAAA Cree P4
    8. Tesco 3W 2xAA aluminium light
    9. Uni-Lite UK350 Luxeon K2 2xC
    10. Uni-Lite UK165 5x5mm LED 2xAA
    11. 2x Uni-Lite UK172 Nichia Rigel 1xAA headlight

    Old/oddball/bargain-basement LED lights
    1. 7 or 8 of the £1.79 Black Spur 9LED cheapies
    2. Unbranded blue LED 3xAA aluminium light
    3. Unbranded 3xLED/1x incan 3xAAA light
    4. Unbranded Dynamo 3xLED light
    5. 2x Rolson 3xLR44-cell 1x5mm LED keychain lights (surprisingly good for £0.99 a piece!)
    6. "AA" branded Dynamo 3xLED + phone charging light
    7. (that's Automobile Association, not Alcoholics Anonymous )
    8. "Shake to charge" 3xLED light
    9. "RAC"-branded "World's smallest dynamo light" (2x3mm LED, rechargeable button cell which failed after a few months' non-use )
    10. Unbranded 19xLED rechargeable worklight
    11. 2x Blue Spot 1xLED 3xLR44-cell flexible-head lights
    12. Unbranded 3x5mm LED 3xAAA headlight
    13. Unbranded 5x5mm LED 3xAAA bike light
    14. Unbranded 1x3mm LED + laser pointer keychain thing
    15. Blue Spot 1x5mm LED 3xLR44-cell clip-on light

    Incandescents
    1. Wolf Safety 2-DCRA 2xD-cell intrinsically-safe torch
    2. Maglite Solitaire (rubbish as a light, but pretty and nicely made; annoyingly, I may have lost this, can't find it anywhere! )
    3. Ancient Duracell 2xAA rubber-body torch
    4. Equally ancient unbranded super-cheap 2xAA rubber-body light (crap, replaced by the above Duracell!)
    5. Erbauer 18-volt torch (uses 18v batteries from cordless power tools)
    6. "Stretch-Light" 4xAA light (converts from spotlight to lantern by pulling out body)
    7. "Hi-Tech" 2xAA pocket light (used those little bulbs with built-in reflector)
    8. Unbranded 2xAA pocket light with bulb replaced by 2x rather old 5mm white LEDs
    9. Unbranded rechargeable "million candle power" spotlight (one of those 6 volt halogen things where the crappy lead-acid battery discharges itself rapidly)
    That's 35 different varieties of flashlight; accounting for multiples of the same lights, that adds up to 43 flashlights of highly-varying quality and performance! (And this is assuming I haven't forgotten/lost any others...)

    Many of these are lights I've had since I was a kid - I'm particularly fond of the old Duracell incan as it's never let me down (apart from bulbs) and the Solitaire (which is one of the nicest-looking torches ever, shame its so dim).

    The old incans just underline how astoundingly good, and cheap, LED technology has become; a 1xAAA Cree light (e.g. my Black Cat HM-01) costing under £5 will easily outshine all my incans except for the 18-volt Erbauer (which will run forever and a day on a 2.0Ah NiCd drill battery, but is VERY bulky) and the "1 million candle power" light (which is incredibly powerful for maybe 20 mins when freshly charged, and self-discharges completely in under a week).
    Before CPF came along, a "flashaholic" was a man with a collection of trenchcoats and a criminal record...
    QMiniAA neutral/iTP A3 EOS/Trustfire XP-EF23/Black Cat HM01/Akoray K-106 x2/Lenser P4/various Uni-Lites

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    holy half decade thread resurrection batman!!!
    Didn't atomic chicken con a bunch of people out of their $$$?
    CLICK HERE for my flashlight reviews.
    PAUL KIM... AN INDUSTRY GENIUS

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    Default Re: What's in YOUR flashlight collection?

    I can easily answer the original question if we turn back time 5 years as well :

    1) LedLenser V2 Triplex
    2) ...to come in two years!

    I still have the V2 Triplex, the rubber cap on the switch was broken two years ago and I got it replaced by a new switch with metal cap. It is still the only LedLenser in my collection and probably will stay the only one. It's tint is horrible purple, the output just enough for indoor use and it takes three exotic batteries.

    Nostalgia...
    My way : From Maglite and drop-ins over Fenix & Co to the real things - Customs and Titaniums!

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    Default Re: What's in YOUR flashlight collection?

    1. Target´s RiverRock 2C 140Lm
    2. Terralux TLE 5EX - MagLight 140Lm
    3. Leatherman Monarch 400 45Lm
    4. Fenix TK40 630Lm
    5. NiteCore D20 200Lm
    6. Dosun R6 40Lm
    7. NiteCore EZAAw & 14500 145Lm
    8. JetBeam RRT-0 240Lm
    9. JetBeam RRT-2 240Lm
    10. 4Sevens Titanium mini 123 #409 180Lm

    Not bad considering I join the Flashoholic community late last year

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    Flashlights for practical use: grey=sold or given away

    Fenix:

    E11
    E12
    E20
    E25
    E35 For sale
    E40
    E50 For sale
    L1D
    L2D
    LD10
    LD20

    LD01 SS
    LD22 G2
    LD41
    PD12
    TK10 x2 Likely the most robust light Fenix ever made.One for sale
    TK15(S2)
    TK20
    TK22 Special Edt grey neutral
    TA30
    TK30

    TK50

    4Sevens:

    Quark 123
    Quark 2AA
    Quark MiniAA
    Quark MiniAA2 high CRI
    Quark MiniCR2
    Quark Mini123
    Quark Mini123 Neutral (2ex)
    Preon1 blue
    Preon2 blue Titanium

    Maelstrom X10

    Maglite:

    XL100
    C 1xCR123 Grey custom built by wquiles
    2C Purple - Malkoff 2C XP-G2
    1D/3AA(wquiles/Fivemega) purple-Malkoff XM-L
    4C Black-Malkoff 3-4C XM-L2
    Maglite 3D blue stock
    Maglite 3D Purple-Malkoff P7
    MagCharger - Malkoff dropin


    Solarforce:

    L2m Solarforce XP-G
    L2r Gun Metal - Malkoff M31NLL
    L2r Black ------ Malkoff M31WL
    L2T

    Malkoff Devices:

    VME head M61LLL 219
    MD2 M60LL
    MD2 M60LF
    MD2 M60N
    MD2 Camo M60
    MD2 Pink
    MD3 body
    2xMD4 body
    Hound Dog XM-L 0558 For sale
    Hound Dog XM-L2 N 0698
    Wildcat v1 0049
    Wildcat v4 0506
    Wildcat v5 0847 Best flooder

    Surefire:

    Complete lights:

    E2L AA Outdoorsman
    E1L Outdoorsman
    E2L Outdoorsman
    E2DL Defender
    P2X Fury
    M6LT Guardian Most expensive


    Hosts with LED-dropins:

    G2 Nitrolon black --- M61N LLLL
    G2 Nitrolon yellow -- M61LLL 219
    G2 Nitrolon Olive ---
    G2Z Tan
    G3 Nitrolon black ----M31N LL
    G2L Fire/Rescue -----M61L 219
    6P Black bored ----- M61N
    6P Blue metal bored-Sportac triple 219
    Z2 Combatlight ----- M61WL
    C2 Centurion bored - M61W
    9P ---------------- Malkoff M31W
    9P bored -----------P90
    9P bored+ext ------ Malkoff M91W Nicest tint: likely the closest an LED can come to an incandescent

    Armytek:

    Predator PRO 2.5 warm white
    Viking PRO 2.5 warm white
    Barracuda warm white


    Other lights:

    Ledlenser 3AAA my very first LED flashlight
    Ledlenser P14

    Lumapower Mentor 2C
    Tiablo A9 aspheric
    iTp C6 T x2
    Xeno E03 blue WW
    Xeno E03 red WW
    Xeno E03 blue NW
    Xeno E03 red NW
    EagleTac M2XC4
    Jetbeam PA10
    Nitecore MT1A
    Nitecore MT25 For sale
    Nitecore MT40 For sale
    Nitecore EA4 Explorer neutral
    Jetbeam PA40W
    Black & Decker Snakelight - Terralux Ministar1
    Thrunite TN32N Best thrower
    Thrunite TN35 Brightest

    Empty hosts:

    2xSurefire 6P black
    Maglite 2C black
    Maglite 3C black
    Maglite 5D Red
    Maglite 6D Black
    Maglite 6D Red


    Headlamps:

    Zebralight H501W
    Zebralight H501red
    Dosun H1
    Fenix HP10


    Collectors:

    MiniMaglite:

    Black
    Blue
    Red
    Dark green
    Gray
    Silver
    Camo
    Digital Camo
    Purple
    Ice blue
    Midnight blue
    Orange
    Hot pink
    Flaglite

    Americana Collection(3 lights)

    Maglite 2D:

    Black
    Gray
    Silver
    Copper
    Red
    Darkgreen
    Jadegreen
    Limegreen
    Blue
    Midnight blue
    Purple(towards bluish)
    Purple(classic)

    Chargers:

    Maha MH-C800S
    Maha MH-C808M
    Maha MH-C9000
    4Sevens Single-Bay Smart Charger
    2xPila IBC
    Tenergy Smart charger 01207

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    Regards, Patric

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    Quote Originally Posted by jk037 View Post
    "Modern" LED flashlights
    1. LED Lenser P4
    2. Akoray K-106
    3. TrustFire XP-E F23
    4. Black Cat HM-01
    5. iTP A3 Eos
    6. DX "3W" 1xAAA
    7. DX Flood-to-Throw zooming 3xAAA Cree P4
    8. Tesco 3W 2xAA aluminium light
    9. Uni-Lite UK350 Luxeon K2 2xC
    10. Uni-Lite UK165 5x5mm LED 2xAA
    11. 2x Uni-Lite UK172 Nichia Rigel 1xAA headlight
    1. Unbranded 2xAA pocket light with bulb replaced by 2x rather old 5mm white LEDs
    2. Unbranded rechargeable "million candle power" spotlight (one of those 6 volt halogen things where the crappy lead-acid battery discharges itself rapidly)
    [Off-topic content removed. - DM51]
    Last edited by DM51; 02-15-2010 at 03:49 PM.

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    SureFire L1 modded with Cree Q5
    SureFire L2 modded with Cree MC-E
    SureFire U2A
    SureFire G2Z with DealExtreme XP-G dropin
    Mag3D modded with SSC P4
    Mag3D Modded with 4xCree Q5 and 8-degree optics
    Mag2AA with LED-Dropin
    Amilite Neo T3 with T5 body modded with K2 TFFC
    ARC LSH-P modded with high CRI SSC P4 and McR-18S
    LumaPower M1-T modded with Cree Q5 and 1Amp driver
    JetBeam M1X first run
    NiteCore EZCR2
    NiteCore NDI first run
    Vinet modded with SSC P4, my first LED-flashlight
    ... keep on rollin

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcbryan View Post
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    Last edited by DM51; 02-15-2010 at 03:50 PM.
    Before CPF came along, a "flashaholic" was a man with a collection of trenchcoats and a criminal record...
    QMiniAA neutral/iTP A3 EOS/Trustfire XP-EF23/Black Cat HM01/Akoray K-106 x2/Lenser P4/various Uni-Lites

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    A whole bunch of DX, wally world stuff and similar and frankly, I'm going to put them all up for sale as a package deal and start fresh and from now on, I'm going to be selective about what to buy including the requirement that all my lights have a LOW mode in case of an emergency.

    I probably have 20-30 lights and still looking for more

    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic_Chicken View Post
    Greetings!

    Just curious as to the extent some of you flashlight "collectors" go to... how far do some of you take this hobby/obsession/all-consuming-vice?

    My collection currently consists of:


    Surefire L1 [White] (EDC, Pocket)
    CMG Infinity [Red] (EDC, Keychain)
    Surefire L2
    Surefire L1 [Red]
    Inova X5 [White] (Original Ball Endmilled Flutes Version)
    Nightstar CS Shake Light
    More AA, AAA, and D Cell Maglights than I want to admit


    Yeah... I guess I'm a flashaholic - but not as bad as some of you, I would guess! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Best wishes,
    Bawko

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderPar View Post
    OMG!!!
    Thanks for the resurecting thread bump of a 9 year old thread.

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