The beginning of my collection, new lightophile.

pipes

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Well that's it. Ive got it, the addiction is confirmed. Here is my collection so far, and Im pretty stoked about it. Small collection thus far, but Im happy. I think the trouble would be to not go too fast too soon. Still a lot more to learn.

It doesn't look like it from this pic, just how it came out, but I did line up the backs with a box. The backs are all lined up so it shows the accurate length difference. Optical illusion at the rear, they are lined up.

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Str8stroke

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Welcome to the forum & we are here to help! :grin2:

Read around here. There is tons of info and its fun to learn. You have a great start. So which of the three do you like the most? Which do you use the most? And of course why?

Sounds strange, but the lights I like the most, get used the least! Strange affliction we have!
 

pipes

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Ive had the streamlight about a month, the fenix about 2 weeks, and the nitecore came in today, a Sunday delivery by UPS.. I found that very interesting! I don't really use them that much right now, and to be honest they probably wont be used extremely often. The one I will most likely use most is the nitecore due to its rechargeability since I do not have a charger for the 18650 at the moment.
 

blah9

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Awesome lights! I hope they give you many years of dependable service!
 

magellan

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Hi Pipes,

Those are great lights and a great start on your collection.

I'm relatively new to the CPF but not to collecting, as I go back to the original Maglites 40 years ago.

My personal advice is to figure out what kind of light you like and concentrate on building up a collection on that. For me it's small custom and production miniature and "pocket" lights (i.e., smaller than AA in alkaline or NiMH or CR123A in lithium ion--such as AAA and CR2, 14250, 10180, 10280, lights, etc.). For others it might be Surefires, tactical lights, big throwers, or whatever.

For example a recent casual search I did on CR123A and RCR123A lights turned up over 90 different lights. There's so much out there now that you can't collect everything unless you have a practically unlimited budget (which some members here just about have). But I have a focus area I like and then I "sample" the other categories. That works for me and ensures I remain married and am only spending tens of thousands of dollars and not hundreds of thousands. What can I say. It's better than getting into drugs or expensive hookers. :)
 
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greenadam29

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I just got into the hobby myself. Really want to get into the smaller lights as well. Have a Ready Made prometheus with a shorty tube for 18350. Looking to score something much more extravagant soon! The cost of a hobby like this is not too bad. To me its like comparing one new light to two nights of clubbing in the city. For me a balance of the two must be made ;)
 
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