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  1. Tre_Asay

    Lower output single mode lights anyone?

    Title sums it up, share your favorite single mode lights that are not insane high output. Anything from a bic lighter, to a maglite solitaire and up. It seems like so many people get caught up in having the latest 1000 lumens+ tiny edc that we forget how much can be done with a handful of...
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    El Captain in stainless steel.

    I just got this in today, My new El Captain. I had ordered the prometheus clip a while back so I had it installed in a few minutes of getting home. So far it all works great, the light should have some good throw over the medium optic of my other El captain. It weighs just under 1/4 pound...
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    Photo Dump Thread, (any pictures with some limits)

    I was searching and I couldn't find any thread like this so here we go. Post any photo (SFW only :ohgeez:) (not posted to the forum before / not flashlight centered) That might be of interest to anyone else. Any quality / resolution. Please share the story of the pictures and only share ones...
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    Dedicated Mule / Flood light

    I have been enjoying using my zebralight flood headlamp out of its band because I love the flood light, sadly it is a bit of a pain to put it in / take it out of its holder so I wanted to get another dedicated floody light. Budget of max $120 needs at least 50 lumens preferably more (wow I am...
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    Service Technician Flashlight (standard batteries and budget light)

    1) How would you prefer to purchase the light? ____I would like to purchase the light in person from a brick and mortar store. I am located in ______________. x___This will be mail-order or Online (location doesn't matter). 2) Budget: An easy question, but you may change your mind after...
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    "flashlights not allowed"

    I was reading up on recommended caving gear and I found this: http://www.ohranger.com/oregon-caves/things-do "What NOT to Bring for the Tour Flashlights. The cave is lit and rangers carry flashlights. ..." :faint: I know they also ask people to not bring flashlights on the mammoth cave...
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    Preferred Color Temperature?

    Thats about it, what is your preferred CCT in a flashlight? If you had to choose a light based only on color temp, all other factors out what would it be? I must admit that I am turning to the warm side, after using a maglite solitaire for the first time in years I actually like the tint. On the...
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    Recommend me a UV / Violet / blue LED light.

    Hello all, I want to get a violet light to use to charge glow in the dark items. Ideally it would be fairly small as I don't think it needs to be very bright. I have owned a 21 LED, 3 AAA "UV" light before, but it was bulky and the batteries drained quickly. Another option would be for me to...
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    Any Xikar lighter users?

    I was looking for the best torch lighter and I discovered Xikar. While it is marketed towards smokers i imagine that they would make a usefull firestarter. Is it possible to use these torch lighters to work on parachord? I am thinking about saving money for a single jet allume.
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    The long list of potentially useful stuff in bug out, SHTF, car kits, and more...

    ...Spare batteries and flashlights (mostly) excluded. I am coming up with anything and everything gear related that will come in handy for emergencies, potential situations all the way up to long term bug outs. If you have any piece of gear to suggest I will edit it in. There will be in 4...
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    Battery holders thread, AAA/AA and up.

    Ok, I am going to take the liberty of imagining that I am not the only one who carries spare batteries for my flashlights. :grin2: Now, I have not had the pleasure of using rechargeable cells in flashlights yet, but I imagine that just having them bang around in my pocket all day is going to...
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    is it just me or do incandescents /super warm tints give poor color rendition?

    I was just wondering if anyone else finds this to be true I know that I will be burned for this but I think that I still prefer cooler (5000-6000) over warm tints. Don't get me wrong, I cant stand purple or blue LEDs but to me cool white if not to cool gives better color and contrast in the...
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    Not enough gear (HEFY Peru 2014)

    Anyone have stories where you wished that you had been more prepared? Even if you were the most prepared sometimes it just doesn't seem good enough. I have one, it was from a humanitarian trip to Peru in July of 2014 (sorry about the poor pictures) We met up at Salt lake city airport, 25 people...
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    Panasonic CG-320 3.5mm * 20mm pin battery, 13mAh smallest rechargeable battery

    http://news.panasonic.com/global/topics/2014/29437.html Does anyone know if these ever went into production? The chart also shows slightly larger batteries with more capacity. I was thinking that it would be cool to create the world's smallest flashlight using a 3mm LED and a very small...
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    "Duck Tape" GITD sticker / tape and my mod. (pics)

    I found this in a local hardware store for $4.75 a sheet so I decided to give it a try. I used a hole punch and leather punch to make the doughnut shape. I put it between the reflector and plastic spacer in my Thrunite T10 It glows fairly brightly for a few minutes and glows dimly for over an...
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    WIP: Spy inspired Pocket Rocket

    I just recently found out what the Spy 007 was, at first I thought that people were referencing a spyderco knife or something, but I found it somewhat awe inspiring. I had thought of using multiple batteries side-by side before but I had never seen it so well executed before. Even though I have...
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    Welp there goes my only decent flashlight. (Thrunite T10)

    I was trying to troubleshoot the flickering on my thrunite T10 and I decided to unscrew the pill. Instead of the led coming with the driver all I got was the driver and two torn wires. At the moment there does not seem to be anything that I can do to fix it so I guess it is now scrap. Too bad...
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    Over Dramatic and somewhat poetic flashaholics.

    The purpose of this thread is to post short phrases or quotes about why you carry a flashlight in a way that sounds dramatic and mysterious. Anyone is welcome to post, heck even post your best "illuminating" stories about how carrying a flashlight has really helped in a certain situation. It is...
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    I made my own flashlight cheap! (joking thread)

    Powered by 8 D cell batteries and weighing a handy 4.5 lbs it easily puts out more than 300 lumens of light! -The lamp is an incandescent designed to be an extra headlight for off road vehicles -solidly constructed out of duct tape, bare copper wire, rubber bands, and mdf -the (almost) best...
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    Post the worst and best tints you have seen from a LED flashlight! (pics)

    At that price I couldn't pass one up, even just to use as a throwaway light... it came with "heavy duty" AAA batteries. weighing in at a mere 1.9 oz the Lux lumen checkout special is the worst tint I have seen. A little more, the Thrunite T10 cw is the best tint I have seen to date. From left...
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