And yet one more year removed. No. No new flashlights. Yet. Boy I really picked a bad time to come out of retirement a year ago. Things were trucking along and I was moving on product development. I even bought a sputtering magnetron to bring some of my ideas to life. Doing a lot of LED level R+D. Then the pandemic hit. All of the mental energy that I had been focusing on research for flashlights now got turned towards this new disease. In a short time I knew more about this virus than most doctors. I poured over the research papers coming out. I was creating protocols on what we could and could not do. Early on I realized the potential that the medical community could be overrun and not be able to provide care to my family. So I bought an O2 machine and other paraphernalia to be able to self treat if it came to it. I even starting designing my own ventilator. I was determined not to be caught flat footed. And well, I succeeded there. But my hyper focus on that was at the expense of flashlights.Happy new year. Any new flashlights? lol
Now if we can only get milky back things would be normal again. Good to read this post and I still have 3 deft-x’s that I need to retest
Thanks everyone. It feels good to be back.
Wow. I hadn’t heard he was gone. It will take me a bit to get back in the loop on everything and everyone. There are definitely a lot of new faces around here.
Ugh, it seems like so many flashlights today are bulletproof, but that exploding cells is the #1 way to do them in. I keep an expensive flashlight light by my bed, and another by my back door, and sometimes I wonder if I should just keep the batteries out of them and sitting beside them instead.Yeah Michael has had my Deft-X since Sept. of 2016. I broke it by using the incorrect cells minutes after receiving it, so I've never even seen the beam. Looks like $1,000 down the drain unless he decides to make it right. I've pretty much lost all hope at this point.