Selfbuilt's Flashlight Reviews: the new and improved flashlightreviews.ca

nativecajun

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When I want to know how a flashlight really works, its pros, cons, durability, "accurate info about" etc. This is the person reviews is where I turn to. When I cannot find the light I want to know the "how it really works", accurate info. about, on selfbuilt's page I am disappointed. Thank you very much for your hard work in providing reviews which are reliable and accurate. When looking for a light I may be just interested in, or looking to buy this is the first place I turn to.
 

fridgemagnet

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I hope this is the right place to put this...I'm new here...Your reviews are just what I need, but I have a problem:

I am colour blind, and the graphs of output/time, for various battery types and flashlights (that I would find really helpful), are completely impossible for me to read.

The damned image verification before posting gets me every time too.

Would it be possible to put a little information along the graph traces, so that persons such as myself could make use of that information?
Just a numbering system would do the trick.

And thanks a lot for all your hard work.
 

selfbuilt

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Would it be possible to put a little information along the graph traces, so that persons such as myself could make use of that information?
Just a numbering system would do the trick.
I can appreciate how that would be a problem for you. The graphs are busy, which is why I put the legend with the time to 50% - as a secondary guide to help people line up the individual graphs. Imperfect, I know. I will give it some thought to see if I can come up with anything better
 

fridgemagnet

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I do refer to the "time to 50%" box - it's ok for finding the trace for each light individually, but for comparisons - you would need a far better memory than mine..I get lost.
If I may offer a suggestion - for new reviews only - simply ordering the "time to 50%" box in the order that the graph traces hit 50% on light output - that would be a great help.
 
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TEM53

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I have enjoyed your reviews for a while and finally decided to register to the forum. Looking forward to more great reviews.
 

WickedSlow

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Selfbuilt, ditto here; I have also read many of your reviews recently and decided to join the forum as a result of the vast amount of information you and other members contribute here.
 

selfbuilt

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Selfbuilt, ditto here; I have also read many of your reviews recently and decided to join the forum as a result of the vast amount of information you and other members contribute here.
Thanks, hope you enjoy interacting with the community here. :welcome:
 

selfbuilt

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On another topic, I've notice some users have subscribed to my YouTube videos as a way of getting immediate e-mails notices of when a new review goes up.

I don't have a notification system through the website, so that is the easiest way to stay up to date - the videos go public at the same time as the review is posted here. Here's the link to my YouTube Channel home page: http://www.youtube.com/user/cpfselfbuilt
 

panag

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hallo sb how are you????? i have see most of your reviews!!!!! exelent!!! now i am waiting to see s200c2vn review:twothumbs i am also waiting for outside beamshots with tk61vn pdt!!!!!!!!!!!!!:grin2:
 

RCantor

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Since you're reviewing modded flashlights now would you add a modded light section to your web page? I don't see ant modded lights on your web page and when I search on your posts by date it gives me a list in order of the date of the last comment posted. This means that reviews from 2012 are near the top because of a comment on the thread a week ago. The first 2 pages of the search have no modded lights.

Thanks.
 

selfbuilt

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Since you're reviewing modded flashlights now would you add a modded light section to your web page? I don't see ant modded lights on your web page and when I search on your posts by date it gives me a list in order of the date of the last comment posted. This means that reviews from 2012 are near the top because of a comment on the thread a week ago. The first 2 pages of the search have no modded lights.
Yes, I'm thinking it's time to re-organize the "chronological list" page to make things clearer. I can add a header list at the top (for categories) and add modded lights as a separate category. I'll try to do that for the next modded review.

EDIT: Just uploaded a revised page for my CPF reviews. Check it out!
 
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johnroq220p16

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Please review the Fenix UC40 UE and the Nitecore P20 & P16. I'm following every review that you're doing and basing my next purchase on it, thanks.
 

Fumer Tue

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Re: Selfbuilt's Flashlight Reviews: the new and improved flaslightreviews.ca

HAHAHAH, full time Mrs Subwoofer :twothumbs
 

pipes

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I just found a review on youtube of yours. And then you said cpf, and I was like oh wow I just joined there. Then I found your entire video section, how am I supposed to be productive on the weekends now? I think I just blew about an hour and didn't even realize it haha. Great reviews, thanks for taking the time to do these.
 

selfbuilt

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I just found a review on youtube of yours. And then you said cpf, and I was like oh wow I just joined there. Then I found your entire video section, how am I supposed to be productive on the weekends now? I think I just blew about an hour and didn't even realize it haha. Great reviews, thanks for taking the time to do these.
:welcome:

4 posts are a good start for your first day. :wave:
 

tyxxvxl

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Hello sir,
Have you ever done a review of a Sup/Acebeam K40 or K40vn?
I am gussing probably not as I just went through your list and did not see one.
But I thought I would ask incase I missed it.
Thank you for all of your hard work!
Ty
 

mks195

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Thank you SelfBuilt for all you do for the hobbyist > enthusiast > "flashaholic" community! Just sent a modest donation to your battery fund.
Please continue your Great Work! :twothumbs
 
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