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    HDS HDS Systems #23

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    HDS HDS Systems #23

    I think I had one raised switch long before the introduction of the Rotary, but all the rest of my switched Ra/HDS have had the flush option and it will always be my favorite.
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    Disappointing trend in LED manufacturing

    When it's really, really cold most of them just limp along and many will be on all day since the daylight hours are so short and to have the CFL's produce any semi-useful light, they're just better off being left on. Many of them refuse to do anything in the time span you need, so carrying a...
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    Disappointing trend in LED manufacturing

    You ought to see how dim those 100 watt equivalent CFL's are at -50 and -60 below; they look like anemic little night light bulbs, especially with the ice fog. Pretty pathetic as a light source.
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    Disappointing trend in LED manufacturing

    I got rid of any remaining fluorescent fixtures I had a few years ago, replacing 4' fixtures in a couple places with short LED fixtures that I got from Home Depot for about $16-18 each. I liked them so much that I've probably bought a couple dozen in the last few years. At two of my friends...
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    Disappointing trend in LED manufacturing

    Absolutely superior for any unheated building. I changed out some tubes in the old fluorescent fixtures in a shed in the interior and the difference in winter was that it was too bright, especially coming in from and going back out into the dark. Flipping the tubes upside down helped a lot, but...
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    Disappointing trend in LED manufacturing

    The thread just started when you posted this one, so I could understand the cynicism, but then... Lots of posts trying to explain, but your cynicism in the 2nd post wasn't a precursor to finding more out; it appears to be your permanent mindset. Too bad that negativity is all you can add...
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    Dehydration thread

    What's close to most desalination plants that could possibly be used to generate electricity; waves?
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    Dehydration thread

    California has all the water they could ever use right alongside their incredibly long coastline; but rather than go to the expense, they'd rather steal all the cheaper water from the ever shrinking Colorado River and aquifers.
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    HDS HDS Systems #23

    Glad you went and tried, and maybe on subsequent trips you'll take a look at a couple of those tumble prone areas. Then again, it might also be worth posting a lost and found anywhere you can locally. I found some Airpods last year and put a lost and found ad up in hopes of finding the owner...
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    HDS HDS Systems #23

    I like a happy ending. One of my best finds was losing my favorite Benchmade knife in the snow when I was breaking trail, then it lightly snowed for the next couple days before I could get back to where I'd had to use it whittling a small stick for the emergency starting hookup on the...
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    HDS HDS Systems #23

    I've found too many 'impossible to find' items over the years to even consider not going back. Hope you change your mind. Only one thing is sure, if you don't go, you won't find it.
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    HDS HDS Systems #23

    I had numerous LED swaps done a few years back with probably half a dozen of them on Ra or HDS lights and never a single problem. The problems don't come from the operation itself, but rather from their level of ability. One of those things that's easy for some with the skills, and disastrous...
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    why so much hate towards electric cars?

    With people leaving all the time it seems there's plenty of room for you.
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    Help Identifying HDS Sapphire vs Glass lenses

    During the years I was wearing either a Tag Heuer, Longines, Seiko or Omega, all with sapphire crystals, and outside a very, very lot at temps down to -50 below, only damages suffered were to the steel case and bands on my watches. For my Ra/HDS lights, I know that I probably had every glass...
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