What did you use your flashlight for today?

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Olumin

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I use my lights every night before going to bed to search the house for mosquitoes. In all the rooms with open windows. I like it very chilly so I always open all the windows when its cool outside. It can take up to an hour and I wont go to bed when I know there is still a mosquito hiding somewhere. I have issues. But no stings this year. maybe one.

Also use my mdc to search bottle caps for insects. Every single one. Little black ones. They hide in them. Its horrible.
 

aznsx

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I use my lights every night before going to bed to search the house for mosquitoes. In all the rooms with open windows. I like it very chilly so I always open all the windows when its cool outside. It can take up to an hour and I wont go to bed when I know there is still a mosquito hiding somewhere. I have issues. But no stings this year. maybe one.

Also use my mdc to search bottle caps for insects. Every single one. Little black ones. They hide in them. Its horrible.
This gets my personal 'best laugh of the day' award man. I know it's serious, and I'm with ya, but I'm still laughing.
 

GeorgeTan

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Used my freshly bought nitecore MH25S to walk from my office to parking lot, the distance between my office to parking lot is around 400Meter, i work in a factory, and there arent many lights in the path, so when the night comes, it gets really really dark , the best part is when i arrived at the parking lot, 80% of the lights in there was turn off, i didnt know why, maybe its broken ? So i can use MH25S to its full capability.
 

knucklegary

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Broken dishwasher door balance cord. Requires laying on back removing floor kick plate screws with Microstream AAA in mouth
Btw, Streamlight changed LED in their AAA, and not for the better. New (Cree?) emitter has awful tint, even more blue than before, and one ugly lookin hot spot!
But it gets the job done, with help from a rug rat 🐶
 

bykfixer

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I'm tearing down an electrified building in my back yard and need to install a circuit breaker between the house and building as it is straight wired from the house to a fuse box in the building.

The house I live in had an addition added at some point. But did they build the addition over the underground cable? I've yet to find where the cable leaves the panel box and goes to underground.

The house has remnants of an older central climate control that included a humidity line. As in a 1/8" water pipe that once (apparently) fed water to the old heater at one point in the 1970's.

The 2D Maglite ML300LX made it so I could have instant daylight under the crawl spaces and attic as I try to figure out old wiring from new. Yes, the house was rewired at some point from alluminum wire to copper. Alluminum wire was very popular when my house was built.

Nobody is still alive that owned the house nor the builder so I'll cut the main off for a bit and install a weather tight panel box where the old one is in the building as the concrete slab it sits on now will be a small pavillion later on.
 

YAK-28

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my wife lost a sewing needle and asked for help finding it(in a non painful way), so out came the newest addition to the collection, an astrolux EAO1S 4-xhp 50.2 6500k cw and there is your needle... now i just need to find good batteries to keep the light happy.
 

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Last night I used my little Olight i3E EOS to help a paramedic get an IV started. His hands were full but he does carry a light.
 

CanAm

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Last night wrapping out of a location after 12 hours of filming my M6 and my E2 VME were in play for the de-rig and dummy check (looking around for equipment that's been left behind). Most of our crew carries headlamps or small lights, but the higher output and nicer beams of those two make them good for a search. I sent the VME out with our dolly grip who had forgotten his light, and the M6 with one of our newer guys who only had a weak headlamp. Both of them commented on the quality.
Klein, Black Diamond, and Petzl are the main headlamps, but people carry a lot of absolute crap for flashlights.
 

fuyume

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Not actually today, but yesterday, I had the opportunity to pick up some work operating the audio system for a screening of Pascal Giacomini's film, Out of Chaos: An Artist's Journey in Haiti, and this was the first gig I've picked up where I was carrying my 2021 Fenix E12 v2.0. The Low 5 lumen mode was perfect for illuminating the audio console in the darkened art gallery where we were showing the film, without disturbing the patrons too much.

It was the first audio work I've be able to snag since about two years ago, because of the pandemic. It's a bit nerve-wracking, still, with the Delta variant still making the rounds, but we have the highest rate of vaccination in the country, with 79% of people over 12yo fully vaccinated, and most people are still conscientious about masking, distancing, and hygiene, so we're as safe as is really possible to get without going back to full quarantine.

Going to and from the event, I used my 2021 Fenix PD36 TAC as my bicycle headlamp, as a daytime running light on the way there, and as a headlight on the way home in the dark. The 150 and 350 lumen modes work out really well for those purposes. And of course, my Cat Eye Auto Rapid 3 did yeoman's duty as my bicycle taillight.
 

bykfixer

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A scheduled night shift operation was postponed but I was ready with a PKDL PR-1 and PL-2 along with a Maglite ML25 (with glass lens), a Maglite ML150LRS (with glass lens) and a Streamlight double clutch helmet light.

I used the PR-1 to find a porta-john to eliminate a cup of coffee before driving home.
 

CanAm

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Played a Lumens Factory E2/Malkoff VME to do a quick search for gear before wrapping our final location on a movie shoot last night. Loaned my Mag XL50 to our lead grip because he only carries a headlamp and it doesn't throw well. I'm slowly getting him into better tools, and lights are nothing if not a tool on set.
LX guys commented on the CRI on both of them. The Malkoff is nice but I wish I'd gone for warm over neutral. I will say, 80 lumens of Malkoff looks like more.
 

Poppy

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A scheduled night shift operation was postponed but I was ready with a PKDL PR-1 and PL-2 along with a Maglite ML25 (with glass lens), a Maglite ML150LRS (with glass lens) and a Streamlight double clutch helmet light.

I used the PR-1 to find a porta-john to eliminate a cup of coffee before driving home.
LOL... I misread this to say: to illuminate a cup of coffee! :oops:
I must have photons on the brain. :yellowlaugh:
 

Jean-Luc Descarte

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Last Friday was the first time I ever saw a haboob in my region. For some 10 minutes, the dust kicked up by the front literally turned the 3PM daytime into darker than night. Something like 250 trees fell, most of them just straight up uprooted, many more had limbs broken off, and so many fell on power lines that 80% of the city was blacked out (some districts still are out of power to this day). Had to open the glass doors at work to let the pressure stabilize, or the glass doors at the front and back of the building would have burst open. Scary times! :aaa:

Power surprisingly held strong at work, but my home was in one of the outage regions. As I get off in the later afternoon and the sky was heavily overcast, we used a few lights to see by in the apartment - my mother used a Convoy S2 (7135x8, XM-L2 4C) in ceiling bounce, later I gave her my Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 (XP-L 6500K) with an old Thrunite T10 diffuser to put on the table, and I settled with my black S2+ (7135x4, SST20 2700K, 30° TIR) to read my paperback copy of Rose Madder. Not even an hour later, we were having dinner, and boom, power is restored!

Not much flashlight use for this "dream scenario", but I'm glad it didn't have to go any longer than it did. Mostly because the complex's front gate is electric, and with no power and heavy rain on tenant rush hour, it had to be left wide open.
 
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