What did you use your flashlight for today?

Monocrom

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Out & about last night, doing some exercising. Walked through a small section of sidewalk in a rough patch of grass. Zero light. Pulled out the 2AA Craftsman (re-branded Dorcy) light with fish-eye optic to light my way. Decent, but nothing special to be honest.
 

papershredder

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Used my PD32 UE to hunt for black widow spiders. I got one confirmed kill with my blowtorch, three with poison spray.
 

blah9

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I washed and waxed the car with my dad last weekend, and it became dark outside before finishing the waxing. So we finished the car with the PD32 UE. Then we went on a night hike with a TK75, two PD32 UE's, a TK41, and an LED Lenser. We probably had three LD01's as backup as well, but they never came out.
 

papershredder

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Man hope it wasnt in yr house!

Outside. I got one black widow tonight in my compost bin (I used a stick to kill it today,) as I had not looked there before. I got some other spiders elsewhere. I don't think those were black widows, but I could not be bothered to check. Used my Fenix E25 for that job. It was a little high on the lowest setting. Fairly throwy.
 

firemedic

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Used my h502w to light up the work area as my partner cleared the downed trees from the road with the chainsaw. The pigs hotspot lights were giving him blinding tunnel vision and a headache.
 

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SureFire X300 Ultra and Surefire M6LT used during live fire practice at the range..

Buddy got to practice with his Streamlight TLR-1s I gave him since he moved to 3rd shift..

We lit the place up :)

I'm taking all 7 SureFires on a 7 mile caving expedition this weekend. Should snag a lot of pictures from it.
 

Ishango

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Last night when I went home and saw a man looking for something in the fairly tall grass next to the bridge close to home while standing next to his bike. I asked him what he was looking for. He dropped his bicycle light (unlit of course) and wanted to find it, since the police regularly checks cyclists for lights in that area. I switched on my HDS Clicky 120E on burst and helped him find it back. He made a remark like "You are carrying a light, that's quite handy". He thanked me and we both continued on our way.
 

LGT

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Watching Pandorum for the Nth time, this time with my Zebra SC51c, HF copper neutral and HF-R zoom instead of the usual Quark tactical. Poor guy would wish he had my lights if he knew...
I've enjoyed the same movie a number of times. But not just in this flick, but many, many others, you find yourself wondering why they're using such crappy lights. Especially hundreds of years in the future.
 

buds224

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Just got my HP25 yesterday. Used it to navigate around the hallways and bedrooms trying not to wake the kids. Low-Flood was perfect. Headlamps are starting to grow on me.
 

creyc

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Used an unfamiliar restaurants bathroom when the lights shut off and the room was pitch black. Then I remembered I had my trusty Ti2 in my pocket.
 

PhotonWrangler

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Sitting at my desk at work when the power went out. The only light available in the room was the screen from my laptop. Eight seconds later the generator came online and power was back. I waited for the power company to arrive and I used my Defiant 550 lumen light to illuminate the power vault where they had to reset a breaker. A big breaker!
 

Beanz

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Last night I used my Streamlight ProTac 1AA to show my 4year old grandson that you don't need a flashlight when there is a Super Moon!

~ Rick M.
 

Echo63

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I used one of my EDC Lights (SF 9P bored by oveready and 1000 lumen neutral triple by Moddoo) to light paint an accident scene at work tonight (car rolled down an embankment, occupant was ok, but transported to hospital for observation) as I took photos.

I used a different light (SWM V10RTI) to illuminate bits and pieces of my camera and tripod while photographing the "super moon"
 

sweetsdream

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This time of year we can have a nasty thunderstorm at any moment in Florida. We had a pretty good one last night and it knocked power out at my house for about two hours. My wife and kids usually make fun of my flashlight addiction, always telling me that I don't need another light. They weren't making fun of me when I handed each of them a light for walking around the house in darkness.

Tom
 
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