Turn off light so you can use a flashlight?

CalgaryGuy

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How many of you guys actually turn off the lights in the house so you can use a flashight?

Here is what I seem to be able to do:

Shower - any low light on a string around the neck works great
Computer - if you have a lighted keyboard, any low light would work. if no lighted keyboard, need a brigher light or something shining toward the keyboard
Eating - need a bright light of 100+ lumen unless using a head lamp

Anyone else care to share if you use a flashlight around the house?
 

Crenshaw

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only when testing out a new light, and at night when i dont want to blind myself..

Crenshaw
 

Mr. Shawn

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I bought 6 boxes of Surefire 123As in 2004, and I still have almost 5 boxes left, so I look for every opportunity to use my olive P3D Q5, whom I call "Bruce." :)

I do a ceiling bounce whenever I am in the bathroom, whether I'm brushing my teeth, showering, or using the facilities. I also turn off the lights in the house whenever I can so I can navigate with Bruce. Whenever I drive my family in the car at night, I always look for dark areas to drive through so I can light up something with Bruce on turbo and say, "Ooooh, check out how bright he is!"

Yes, CalgaryGuy, I always use a flashlight whenever I can. Thank you for asking, because I have been thinking about posting the same question for a while.

I have a question: Does anyone buy flashlights just to use batteries? Since I have so many 123As, and their shelf life is good until 2014, I don't think I will ever use them all with the flashlights I currently have. Therefore, I plan to buy many more 123A lights from Deal Extreme and other places so I can eventually use all my lithiums.


In the flow,
Mr. Shawn
 

AMD64Blondie

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Constantly. You should've seen me when I got my new Lightwave 4000. Couldn't help wandering around the house,turning off lights that were on,just to see my light in action. Am I obssessed? Yes,and proud of it.

Also,when I'm wandering around the house at night...I've always got my UK Vizion strapped on.(Can't help myself...)
 

Nyctophiliac

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Yup, all the time.

Very happy to rely on a torch or two instead of the mains.

Can't quite get used to eating with only a torch, though, I seem to need the kitchen light on for that - ( I think that's some kind of instinctive self preservation - i.e. don't let the predators get you when you're scoffing some scran!! - Think small furry rodent here!).

But all other things are great with the lights off and the torches on.

Some are even better with the torches off too!:naughty:

Mostly use ARC AAA's of various colours or an assortment of Fenixes.


Be lucky...
 

kramer5150

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All the time. I like to think I am helping alleviate the energy crisis/shortage in California just a little, using high efficiency LED torches:D:D Theres a battery recycle program at work too so that makes it real easy.
 

Fallingwater

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I don't turn off the lights so I can use flashlights, but at night if I don't have to actually stay in a room I prefer to use them.

I don't like harsh lights; at night I illuminate my room with a single very low power CFL pointed at the ceiling, so turning on the main lights in other rooms to walk around my home tends to blast my darkness-adjusted eyes with light. As a result, I find a Fauxton or my NDI on low is much more pleasant to use if I don't actually have to stay in a room.
 

LightJaguar

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I don't usually turn off lights on purpose but I do get kind of exited when I come up to a place that is dark. I travel outside the US a lot and some of the places that go to do not have much steet lighting. I look forward to my trips and always pack a good set of rechargable batteries.
 

Flying Turtle

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Guilty as charged. As soon as everyone else is asleep the house lights go down, and the LEDs come on. Maybe just a little crazy. :crazy:

Geoff
 

Oddjob

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All the time. When I wife goes away for the weekend I don't think I turn on a single light. I even do it at work in washrooms that do not have motion senor activated lights.
 

Bullzeyebill

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After bedtime I do not turn lights on when I get up for any reason. If I can not sleep I often get up and go to CPF and use one of my flashlights for low level illumination. Never turn on lights to checks noises.

Bill
 

layzieyez

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Guilty as charged. If my neighbors were nosy, they might think someone had broken into my home and was rummaging around in the dark. Sometimes, my 3 year old daughter and I will play "flashlights". I give her a flashlight and she goes around turning off all the lights around the living area (kitchen, hall, living room, etc). Then we sit on the sofa, turn off our flashlights, then turn them back on and flash the room around in circles (like an out of control disco ball). My daughter loves this game, but it makes my wife nauseous.:oops:
 

Helmut.G

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Well, using a (not too big) flashlight with rechargeables saves energy even compared to energy saving lamps, so why shouldn't we:devil:
 

stitch_paradox

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Guilty as charged. If my neighbors were nosy, they might think someone had broken into my home and was rummaging around in the dark. Sometimes, my 3 year old daughter and I will play "flashlights". I give her a flashlight and she goes around turning off all the lights around the living area (kitchen, hall, living room, etc). Then we sit on the sofa, turn off our flashlights, then turn them back on and flash the room around in circles (like an out of control disco ball). My daughter loves this game, but it makes my wife nauseous.:oops:

:clap: My daughter and I do this all the time too! She's a little flashaholic!
 

divine

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Yes, you know, you would be surprised how well a P3D or Olight T15 on low will light up a room with a tail stand and bouncing the light off the ceiling. Enough to move around and do general tasks. I bet you you could eat comfortably with a 50 lumen beam on the ceiling.
 
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