What did you use your flashlight for today?

bykfixer

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It's not a legal requirement where I live. It's a thing where he'll be uncomfy for a few days but then won't be stressing over expanding the species for the next decade or so. We usually acquire rescue dogs but opted for a pup this time.

I was up at 2am swapping bulbs in my 1950's Tom Thumb light, using a Sofirn C01 (sophie) to see by. The original bulb lasted 50 years. The 10 cent bulb, 8 weeks. I added another 10 cent bulb this time but later today will replace it with a period bulb.
 

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In the morning I turned on the flashlight inside the jacket on the turbo to warm my hands 👐

In the evening I took NiMH AA batteries and turned on the Convoy T3 and the old Zebra SC52w. Outwardly, they have about the same brightness. The convoy was bright longer, but then the battery protection cut-off worked, zebra's cutoff worked about 10 minutes later. Batteries 1.01V and 1.05V after turning off the lights, that's fine for me
 

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It's not a legal requirement where I live. It's a thing where he'll be uncomfy for a few days but then won't be stressing over expanding the species for the next decade or so. We usually acquire rescue dogs but opted for a pup this time.
Not trying to claim any moral high ground. The poor pup looks downright depressed. It's just that, certain things I can't bring myself to do them. That one being right up there. I EDC a lighter but have never smoked. Won't lend it to any young man or woman who asks me if I have a light. Good friend passed away a couple of years back from Cancer. Smoker most of his life.

On Topic: Used my Klarus XT2CR Pro all week at work. Literally for a minute or minute and a half each time. Charging up the solar-powered battery in my Citizen Eco-Drive watch. Third brightness setting on that Klarus model. Tried using turbo, but that turns the light into an instant hand-warmer. (Though more like hand-melter.)

EDIT: Typo.
 
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Grocery shopping yesterday, and while we were in the canned goods aisle...the lights went out. "Showtime!" I thought as I reached to my pocket...only to notice not all the lights went out, And in less than a minute, they all came back up again. So, the peanut gallery of keychain lights was not required. Nor was my spouse's keychain light. Is four lamps between us too many for a trip to the Co-Op?

You may be a flashaholic if you've ever seen the sign "Brightest Light in the Store" and thought "Not since I got here. "
 

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For me I primarily use my Nitecore TM28 for after dark walks, where I have an interest in seeing what nature is around on the banks of our local river and in the fields adjacent to it. I was lucky enough to spot an Otter (which are sadly few and far between in my area) feeding on a fish on the riverbank and was able to see it in great detail when I put the TM28 on 6000 lumens. Absolutely love the TM28, its everything I could want from a torch, pocket sized, amazingly bright and able to reach the distances I need while out walking in the areas I visit, and also having the ability to have a lower light level when I'm walking along other paths where other people are walking, or simply don't need a lot of light at some points. It definitely munches through the battery though when using the 6000 lumens a bit (good job I have two spare sets in my rucksack :) )
 

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Left my car at the machine shop to check the grinding noise it was making. Turns out the entire suspension was shot to heck. The shock absorbers on all four wheels were dead, and one pivot was damaged. :broke:

So, last night I used the Sofirn SP40 to light the bicycle as I prepped it to go to work today. The headlamp worked wonders, but can't say the same about the commute plan. We had 90mm+ of rainfall in a region where 10mm is already significant, and I have no waterproof anything, so unwilling day at home it was...
 

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For me I primarily use my Nitecore TM28 for after dark walks, where I have an interest in seeing what nature is around on the banks of our local river and in the fields adjacent to it. I was lucky enough to spot an Otter (which are sadly few and far between in my area) feeding on a fish on the riverbank and was able to see it in great detail when I put the TM28 on 6000 lumens. Absolutely love the TM28, its everything I could want from a torch, pocket sized, amazingly bright and able to reach the distances I need while out walking in the areas I visit, and also having the ability to have a lower light level when I'm walking along other paths where other people are walking, or simply don't need a lot of light at some points. It definitely munches through the battery though when using the 6000 lumens a bit (good job I have two spare sets in my rucksack :) )
If they made the button less sensitive, that would be cool! It is too easy to turn on the maximum when it is harmful. Well, or 2 buttons, 1 for the maximum and the second for everything else
 

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Left my car at the machine shop to check the grinding noise it was making. Turns out the entire suspension was shot to heck. The shock absorbers on all four wheels were dead, and one pivot was damaged. :broke:

So, last night I used the Sofirn SP40 to light the bicycle as I prepped it to go to work today. The headlamp worked wonders, but can't say the same about the commute plan. We had 90mm+ of rainfall in a region where 10mm is already significant, and I have no waterproof anything, so unwilling day at home it was...
Genuinely sorry to hear about your ride.
 

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Poor little guy.
To be honest, that "legal requirement" is why growing up, and now; I refuse to get a dog. Even though I really want one. Spade and neuter to me are just politically correct terms for.... Well, like you said; Family Friendly forum.
Fact check:

NYC Health Code, Article 161.23, as found in Title 24 of the Rules of the City of New York §161.23
Sterilization of shelter animals. (a) Sterilization required. No animal shall be released from an animal shelter for adoption by or return to a resident of the city of New York without first being spayed or neutered, except if the animal is exempt from sterilization pursuant to §17-804 of the Administrative Code.

Fact:
If you really want a dog that is not spayed or neutered, all you have to do is get one/buy one, from a breeder, or find someone with a mutt that had pups.

I used my flashlight today to look for my overcoat in my closet.
 

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Lets see, where to begin. So I started out my day by getting a package in the mail, which was a used Maglite Magcharger with a Terralux TLE310 tri-head LED set up. I go to use my trusty Spyderco Dragonfly Salt edition to open the box and alas! Butterfingers, the knife falls under my oven. I grab the trusty Zebralight H53C headlamp to look under the oven to retrieve the knife. I then open up the box and find the magcharger with a fantastic surprise of a brand new Intec battery pre installed (when the seller advised that there was no battery included).
 

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Used my S2+ Nichia (219C) to find what the heck was itching so much on my calf. Thought it was a mosquito bite, but it was actually an ingrown hair. Must've been really close to a nerve ending or something.

Yesterday used the S21A (519A) on ceiling bounce to illuminate my bedroom. The bulb on the ceiling fan seems to be on its way out, it flickers on or off at totally random times.
 

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Used my S2+ Nichia (219C) to find what the heck was itching so much on my calf. Thought it was a mosquito bite, but it was actually an ingrown hair. Must've been really close to a nerve ending or something.

Yesterday used the S21A (519A) on ceiling bounce to illuminate my bedroom. The bulb on the ceiling fan seems to be on its way out, it flickers on or off at totally random times.
maybe its just loose
 

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Scurrying out of the house at 6-something-AM to get to the gym to keep up this staggering example of late 40's DadBod(TM), I grabbed my old pre-panther vintage 3D Maglite (1983 TM bezel with rebuild switch sourced from the one and only Don Keller) to light the way.
 
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