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    Default WOW, am I a babe in the (DARK) woods!

    A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine blew the engine in his Surburban about 65 miles east of here (Reno NV) and after dark (which means it was really COLD). He called me to let me know he was stuck, had only a windbreaker for a jacket, and had no flashlight so he couldn't look at the engine because it was too dark. (Good prep, John.)

    A couple of days before Christmas, I decided I should see if there was some kind of led flashlight I could find as a Christmas gift for him. Not knowing anything about led flashlights, I did a Google search on "led flashlight" and, among other Google search results, found this website. Within ten minutes, I knew I just didn't have the time to really browse this site right away. Since I just couldn't pass up the "joke", I found a set of M*g Lights at Costco as a Christmas gift for him.

    From Thursday through Sunday, I have spent all my free time reading posts in the various forums at this website, WOW, WHAT A WEBSITE. I cannot even describe how impressed I am. The members here are really, really helpful, and I didn't find any flame posts at all.

    After all my reading of posts here, I found a "signature" which was so very appropriate:
    Rothrandr: "go not to the flashaholics for counsel for they will say buy this AND that" (I added the emphasis to the "and"). (ROFLMAO).

    Another appropriate "signature":
    Rlhess: "There wasn't enough room here so I made a WebPage about my lights."
    (Thank you. Now I have some idea of how to begin my flashaholic career.)

    Some of the responses I saw most often in reading the posts here in these last four days:
    "Ordering a [fill in the blank] now."
    "Just ordered a [fill in the blank]."
    "I would love to put a [fill in the blank] in these."
    "… AND you need to buy a [fill in the blank], TOO."
    Man, I laughed as hard reading these posts as when I watched the movie "Captain Ron".

    Of course, there was the negative part about reading these posts: I missed out on purchasing some really cool, impressive custom-built lights. Well, anyone else who will be building custom lights in the future, please email me as soon as you begin thinking about doing so.

    I haven't figured out who began this forum, yet; but I thank you very much and I thank all the forum members for their helpful posts.

    Steve

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    Default Re: WOW, am I a babe in the (DARK) woods!

    Hi Steve,
    Welcome to CPF!
    Yes we are a nice bunch... [img]graemlins/icon15.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Stick around and you will learn all about the motto:
    Get them both! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    CPF was started by DavidW member# 2, and is funded on a private base. [img]graemlins/icon14.gif[/img]

    Take care,

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    welcome to cpf! you sound like you will fit in great [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    you like my siggy huh? thanks! i'm sure you know where it is from [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    didn't have a flashlight huh?...i'd have left him for a couple of hours to teach him a lesson [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    what kind of mods are you interested in? i make quite a few 1w white bat-wing 3d *ag mods, if you are interested, i just finished one last night and it hasn't been used except for 10 minutes or so to make sure it is working properly... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    oh, and you need to buy a [fill in the blank], too!

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    Default Re: WOW, am I a babe in the (DARK) woods!

    Damn, I thought we had a Hot female CPF member. Welcome anyways!

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    Default Re: WOW, am I a babe in the (DARK) woods!

    Hi Steve, Welcome
    Hey Bart the Fourth of July is aways off yet [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    Can you find something for New Years, oops I realized what I was saying, and it put a new light on your pic, about halfway through typing. Well, Next up is Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday on 1/20/2003.

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    wit, i don't really think bart celebrates much on the fourth of july...being from the netherlands and all [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: WOW, am I a babe in the (DARK) woods!

    No but he always comes up with great pics (or is that gifs)?

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    It's Steve's first post...couldn't you let the thread go on without topic drift [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    The only thing maybe better than buying a custom light is building one...

    Where to start? Well you could pick a forum and start there or you could jump in with 2 feet and hang out around the top 50 (Link at the bottom of this page) either way hold on to your wallet because it's in for quite a ride...

    BY the Way...
    A good light to stash in the car is the Brinkmann Legend LX (Walmart, $20) which uses 2 lithium CR123 batteries. It's a bit bulky for every day use but good for the glove box. Lithium batteries have a 10 year shelf life so you wouldn't have to worry about it working when you put it in, and then being dead when you pull it out.

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    Welcome to CPF, Steve!

    The best LED flashlight you can get, is an Arc LS. It is worth every penny.

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    Originally posted by Saaby:
    hang out around the top 50 (Link at the bottom of this page)
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">ARGH!!! NOW YOU TELL ME... [img]graemlins/bluesigh.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/icon8.gif[/img]

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    Welcome! I too found this forum while looking for a LED light. Of course, I also found a name for my condition here: Flasholism. Have a seat in the circle.

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    Welcome aboard Steve. I've only been here a few months, but it feels like more because everyone is so friendly and helpful. This place is the mothership for flashaholics. Good luck with your (my) addiction. Bill

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    Originally posted by V8TOYOTATRK:
    Damn, I thought we had a Hot female CPF member. Welcome anyways!
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">he he, i got my hopes up too.

    isn't it fun being the guy to save somebodys bacon with your formerly belittled hobby. [img]graemlins/twak.gif[/img]

    on second thought, i'd leave em for 2 hours for a lesson learned too! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Welcome. For yourself and your friend consider a decent light for your keyring also. Top two contenders are Arc AAA and/or Photon [2?]. Good inexpensive way to get started on the led aspect of your addiction. At least that way you will always have a light on your person and you will be amazed at the light output when its "really dark" and you need to see.

    I'll toss in my vote here for a PT Attitude for a good led starter light. Also scan the Buy/Sell/Trade forum for some deals. You will be amazed at the condition of the lights that you can get despite the fact they have been "used". Most of the members treat our lights with kit gloves.

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    Default Re: WOW, am I a babe in the (DARK) woods!

    Originally posted by B@rt:
    Hi Steve,
    Welcome to CPF!
    Yes we are a nice bunch... [img]graemlins/icon15.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Stick around and you will learn all about the motto:
    Get them both! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    CPF was started by DavidW member# 2, and is funded on a private base. [img]graemlins/icon14.gif[/img]

    Take care,
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">

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    Thank you, Bart.
    Does the private basis funding allow for some funding from members?
    Steve

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    Originally posted by Rothrandir:
    welcome to cpf! you sound like you will fit in great [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    you like my siggy huh? thanks! i'm sure you know where it is from [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    didn't have a flashlight huh?...i'd have left him for a couple of hours to teach him a lesson [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    what kind of mods are you interested in? i make quite a few 1w white bat-wing 3d *ag mods, if you are interested, i just finished one last night and it hasn't been used except for 10 minutes or so to make sure it is working properly... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    oh, and you need to buy a [fill in the blank], too!
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">

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    Flood protection? The administrator has enabled flood protection? Hey, I live in Reno. We need a flood, not protection from one.
    Oops. I really haven't figured out how to respond to a post correctly, yet.

    Thanks, Rothramdir. I am so new to this, I have no idea what will interest me. Would you please email me some info on your mod. (White bat-wing? I am clueless on this one, LOL.)
    Steve

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    Welcome aboard, Steve...

    And may God have mercy on your soul!

    (You`ll figure out the significance of that comment in short order.)

    Best wishes to you!

    [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by V8TOYOTATRK:
    Damn, I thought we had a Hot female CPF member. Welcome anyways!
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Jeez, with a public name of KNIGHTstar you thought I might be a female? Yer stretchin, LOL.
    Hmmm, V8 toy, huh?
    I have a 93 TLC with factory lockers plus ARB front bullbar bumper with 8k winch (you oughta see what THAT does to those people who parallel park in front of me using the "bump" system, heh, heh.), Old Man Umu suspension and 33" BFG Mud Terrains.
    Steve

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    Originally posted by Wits' End:
    Hi Steve, Welcome
    Hey Bart the Fourth of July is aways off yet [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    Can you find something for New Years, oops I realized what I was saying, and it put a new light on your pic, about halfway through typing. Well, Next up is Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday on 1/20/2003.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hi Wit. Your high wit went right over my head, LOL.
    Steve

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    Originally posted by Saaby:
    The only thing maybe better than buying a custom light is building one...

    Where to start? Well you could pick a forum and start there or you could jump in with 2 feet and hang out around the top 50 (Link at the bottom of this page) either way hold on to your wallet because it's in for quite a ride...

    BY the Way...
    A good light to stash in the car is the Brinkmann Legend LX (Walmart, $20) which uses 2 lithium CR123 batteries. It's a bit bulky for every day use but good for the glove box. Lithium batteries have a 10 year shelf life so you wouldn't have to worry about it working when you put it in, and then being dead when you pull it out.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Thank you, Saaby. (I owned a Saab at one time, also. It was the first vehicle I kept for more than three years. It's quite a machine.)
    Can the Legend be fitted with an LED bulb? Would I want to fit it with an LED bulb?
    Dyrbr (Oops. That's Steve typed with my left hand one character too far to the right.)

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    Originally posted by Charles Bradshaw:
    Welcome to CPF, Steve!

    The best LED flashlight you can get, is an Arc LS. It is worth every penny.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">No, Charles, I belive that should have read:
    The best LED flashlight you CANNOT get, is an Arc LS.
    Sigh...
    Steve

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    But I really did try to find an ARC LS.
    Steve

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    Originally posted by logicnerd411:
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Saaby:
    hang out around the top 50 (Link at the bottom of this page)
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">ARGH!!! NOW YOU TELL ME... [img]graemlins/bluesigh.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/icon8.gif[/img] </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">A pocket fluorescent? Now THAT'S SCARY. What if the tube breaks in your pocket? I thought those phospors were poisonous.
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    Originally posted by Inverse Square:
    Welcome! I too found this forum while looking for a LED light. Of course, I also found a name for my condition here: Flasholism. Have a seat in the circle.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">A UV keychain? Could you please tell me about it?
    What do you use it for? (Do you live in a scorpion infested location?)
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    Greetings earthling. Happy New Time Period ("year" I think they call it here).

    Regards,

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    Originally posted by 2dogs:
    Welcome aboard Steve. I've only been here a few months, but it feels like more because everyone is so friendly and helpful. This place is the mothership for flashaholics. Good luck with your (my) addiction. Bill
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Thanks, Bill.
    And, oh, yeah...
    If at first you don't succeed, hire someone else to do it.
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    Originally posted by tkl:
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by V8TOYOTATRK:
    Damn, I thought we had a Hot female CPF member. Welcome anyways!
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">he he, i got my hopes up too.

    isn't it fun being the guy to save somebodys bacon with your formerly belittled hobby. [img]graemlins/twak.gif[/img]
    [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
    </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I have already decided my next flashlight purchase will be a 5D M*g in case anyone belittles this new hobby of mine, LOL.
    Steve

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    Default Re: WOW, am I a babe in the (DARK) woods!

    Originally posted by webley445:
    Welcome. For yourself and your friend consider a decent light for your keyring also. Top two contenders are Arc AAA and/or Photon [2?].
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Thursday, Dec 26, I spent a great deal of time searching the internet for an ARC AAA. I finally found three at TechAssociates in Sparks, about 5 miles from my house. What luck. They now are out of stock.
    Steve

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