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  1. Bimmerboy

    Does the HM50R V2.0 headlamp drop output on high?

    I'll probably never use the 700 lumen turbo, but wondering about sustained output on high at 400 lumens.
  2. Bimmerboy

    Which brands have the most comfortable headbands and/or front cushioning?

    As my long, patient wait for the right headlamp for me continues, comfort is definitely something to consider, especially as my budget won't allow for trying various headlamps. So, I'd like to make the most informed choice as possible the first time. An excellent headlamp will quickly become...
  3. Bimmerboy

    Do "L shaped" headlamps appear imbalanced above the eye?

    From the perspective of the user, does an L headlamp light up one side of the face more than the other to any noticeable degree? If so, is it annoying, especially wearing glasses? My only experience is with the light centrally located. Reason for asking is I'm looking at the Fenix HM50R V2 as...
  4. Bimmerboy

    Dingo ate my headlamp!

    Years ago I posted about a 16340 IMR that I damaged by shorting to a piece of metal inside a flashlight. I blamed it on a Dingo like in the famous Australian court case. This time it's true. A dingo ate my headlamp. Well... at least she's part Dingo. Here's the prime suspect. Looks pretty...
  5. Bimmerboy

    Best UV wavelength for detecting glue repairs on guitars?

    Looking to get another Christmas gift for the very person who I was searching flashlights for 17 years ago when I found CPF. This time, it's for a UV light to find glue repairs on guitars. Wondering if there's a particular wavelength best suited for that. Also looking for recommendations on...
  6. Bimmerboy

    Advice on buying new batts for FM1794, FM 11V axial, and H1499

    It was easy back in the day. Ya' bought AW protected for these bulbs, and you were good to go. Simple. After MANY years of excellent service, it's time to replace them all. I'm way behind on current (no pun intended) info, and very little time to catch up. Seems like a lot of choices out there...
  7. Bimmerboy

    Calling all guitarists

    There are, and always have been a number of people on CPF that play guitar, or have some kind of relation to the guitar. Yet, in all my time here I don't think there's ever been a dedicated guitar thread. Well, there's one now! This is for anyone, hobbyist and professional alike who...
  8. Bimmerboy

    Any Long Islanders interested in a small gathering?

    Something easy and simple for this year to start things off. One day/night only. Open to suggestions for a good location, and will look for one as well. Nassau, Suffolk... both fine. Of course, anyone from the city area, tri-state, or anywhere else is also welcome. Let's show the Montauk...
  9. Bimmerboy

    Been dusting off the 'ol shelf queens

    I'm having some much needed fun with lights again these days, and after many years of a bunch of lights sitting unused in a 3 level display case, I've been taking 'em out again and playing around. It's not like I don't have an EDC light, or don't use my Surefire C2 with XM-L drop-in all the...
  10. Bimmerboy

    Which LED would you use for an aspheric Mag mod?

    Posting in this particular sub-forum for some of the expert advice to be found here. My request is part technical, but I'm also looking for opinions to help me make a subjective choice. Planning a 2D Mag aspheric build using a Wavien collar, and the recommended lens that came with it. I have an...
  11. Bimmerboy

    Any such thing as a GOOD, low current PR2-base LED?

    I've been looking around specifically for a 2 cell version with fairly low power consumption, and have no idea if any of them are any good. Nite eyez, Dorcy, generic Chinese, etc. Any advice on junk to stay away from as well? I'm probably overthinking this as I have an ancient PR2 MJLED that...
  12. Bimmerboy

    Sold/Expired Found! - Download's drop-in kit for Minimag

    About 10 years ago, CPF member Download offered 3 runs of a drop-in kit for the 2xAA Minimag, and I should've bought one (or two) back then. Here is the original link. https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?290229-Mini-Maglite-AA-Drop-in-kit Looking for the complete kit with no...
  13. Bimmerboy

    Best source for small Li-Po with tabs and no protection?

    I'm rebuilding a couple of old cell phone batteries, and am very limited in the parameters needed for this project. Been absolutely scouring the web for days looking for something in the 700 - 1000mAh range with solder tabs, and no protection circuit. Max dimensions of 45mm L (NOT counting the...
  14. Bimmerboy

    Any NY/NJ/PA things happening this year?

    Really missing the Photon Fests, still need to attend a FCW (seriously hoping there will be more, and can practically guarantee attendance this year), and hard to fathom it'll soon be 2 years since Scout's get-together. Each event I've been to has been super enjoyable, and everyone super cool...
  15. Bimmerboy

    What are your plans to keep mods based on the AW 26500 alive?

    My two highly sophisticated, expensive incan mods based on this battery still run well after many years, a testament to the quality of AW's unique IMR 26500's. But, alas, they can't live forever and there has been no sign of a replacement. Being 3D and 4D Mags, using 4 and 5 26500's...
  16. Bimmerboy

    Looking to repair cracked/broken PP plastic

    I have an old incan lantern that I converted to LED years ago. It's old enough that it says Made in Hong Kong instead of China, and has no markings as to the type of plastic. However, I'm fairly sure the look and feel tell me it's polypro. It wound up getting damaged, so the top of the base...
  17. Bimmerboy

    Need advice on cleaning burnt smoke off boro lens

    Hi all, Last spring, I got in the habit of lighting fire pit with one of my incan blasters, named Beelzebulb (Musical-flashlight-from-hell-now-with-fire!). Long story short, the borofloat lens has a burnt on coating from the smoke that I have not been able to get off. It's pretty thick too as I...
  18. Bimmerboy

    In need of shorter standoffs for Kiu high-temp socket

    Hi all, I recently put together an Osram 623 Mag build, but in order to focus the bulb using a Fivemega Newgen MOP reflector, the Mag head has to screw out past the o-ring. I'd like to get that o-ring covered with the bulb in focus, and the only way I'll be able to do that is with shorter...
  19. Bimmerboy

    Musical flashlight from hell... now with fire!

    Update 5-28-15: Decided to start my fire pit by different means the other night. MUAH HA HA HAAAAAA!! See post 11. From the fiery depths of parts-scattered-all-over-the-house purgatory, an evil beast has risen, and it sings of retinal damnation. Its name is............. Beelzebulb. :devil...
  20. Bimmerboy

    Taking a longshot - any old pill parts left over for CPF Edition Key Lux?

    Hi all, I'm soon to be the owner of an expensive, dim, ten year old light, and am very excited about it! Since I joined here, I've always wanted a AA Key Lux (as well as just owning a TnC piece), and finally, will be receiving a CPF edition. Oh, and I also love CPF special runs of anything, so...
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