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    Christo Pull Hair YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    mine is a powercut during the middle of the day.

    what a waste

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Well, indirectly but certainly affecting and probably curing my flashaholism permanently would be my lovely wife stumbling upon the PP history...

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Hearing a favorite light, or any light, smacking a hard concrete floor.

    Geoff

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Yep Mine Is Seeing my HD45 Hit The floor bezel first!
    I miss my Milkmods.

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Taking a shower in a hotel room at night when there's a power failure. No room light, no daylight, no familiarity with floor plan, and EDC somewhere in the next room.

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    my wife finding out my torches purchases

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    thinking the plumber stole my M4 and the search that went on after...

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    Hahaha Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    When the creditors stop calling, and they come to repossess all of your lights...........

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    you set your edc on the desk, gone to do something on the other side of the desk, someone informs you someone else needed to borrow your edc for a minute, and in a office of 100 you dont know who it was

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    My wife finding out that most of my lights didnt really cost 'about' £20


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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Maglite phasing out every flashlight company and sticking with their incans (old el cheapo incans) (or someone asking "is that a maglite? I told you they were the best!!"). The sky is falling!!!
    All started with a streamlight keymate...CPF, NOW LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!...embarking on the journey for a real light...better than surefire ...making pathetic attempt searching for the ultimate aa cough-cree cough cough ion cough

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Mine would be some weird set of circumstances that causes me to not have the lights I planned on having in an emergency, where I really need them. That's how it starts.

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    I'm in a building/train...the power goes out, lights go off, women are screaming and children crying...I'm about to pull out one of flashlights and shout "don't panic folks I've got it under control"

    As I'm about to do this some sod powers up his Megaray and illuminates the entire area whilst stealing my thunder and moment of glory.


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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    A power outage in a windowless room. Plenty of flashlights. All of them with dead batteries.

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Having dead batteries in my light in a real emergency, thats why I always carry several and some spare batteries.

    AlexGT

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    The modders don't want to deal with the commercial side and the population fades. Then Sasha has her fill of angular propositioins, commercial special cases, bitchin' and moaning parties and just decides to pull the plug...just pulls the plug. Poof.
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    The oldtimers are forever bound to the universe of flashlights. They reside just above the torch lit stratosphere where the good photons pass by. As these oldtimers locomote on their appointed ways, occasionally an unusual glimmer from below catches their attention.

    They may give a nod or a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdgineer
    Taking a shower in a hotel room at night when there's a power failure. No room light, no daylight, no familiarity with floor plan, and EDC somewhere in the next room.
    Same scenario, but your EDC is in the next STATE (because you forgot it).

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Some of my flashlight dreams involve turning on a "good" light but getting very little or no light comming out as if the light had dead batteries or a weak bulb that produces very little light (< 2 lumens)

    There were a few occasions where the light would appear to work normally but dosen't seem to throw out any light or illuminate the object is pointed at.

    Worst nightmare ? Probably your bulb insta-flashes right when you turn it on.
    Last edited by yuandrew; 09-27-2006 at 12:55 AM.

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    Either between (1) power outage during daylight, but even more horrendous (2) the sound of my torch (somewhere in the U2 range) smacking a concrete floor. Oh...the pain! Of course, it would not be too cool to be sans EDC when needed, as at my age, I occasionally forget to bring my survival bag (lol).
    "Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us. But within that inch we are free." ... The movie "V" (Screenplay).

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    Knowing one of your custom flashlights ended up going in the garbage can (dustbin), knowing there's no hope or possibility of obtaining a replacement, regardless of the cost. :

    Yes, this has actually happened to me - my McLux Black Widow went bye-bye this way in early-October 2004. :
    Last edited by The_LED_Museum; 09-27-2006 at 07:20 AM.

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Dropping a brand new light when testing it for throw...

    I check throw of my new lights by shining into the park across the street... from my 5th story balcony...

    droptest anyone?
    Last edited by Coop; 09-27-2006 at 09:09 AM.
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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_LED_Museum
    Knowing one of your custom flashlights ended up going in the garbage can (dustbin), knowing there's no hope or possibility of obtaining a replacement, regardless of the cost. :

    Yes, this has actually happened to me - my McLux Black Widow went bye-bye this way in early-October 2004. :
    OUCH! When I ordered my first ARC AA the vender actually did me a favor and put it in the box with a previous order. When I got the box I took out the two lights I knew were in there and then threw out the ARC AA with the packing. I thought the ARC would be in a separate box. By the time I figured it out the trash had been picked up.

    It wasn't a custom light but it still hurts.

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    Getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore an abandoned Soviet missle silo in Lithuania, coming across plenty of darkened and closed off corridors, no one else in the group has any lights, then remembering that I left my brand-new EDC on the ship because I got tired of dealing with running it through the X-ray machine everytime I get back on the boat. Oh, wait, that wasn't a dream... Live and learn, and don't leave home without your EDC!

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    McGizmo has to give up making flashlights due to contracting a potentially fatal allergy to all metals.

    Cliff
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    Whipping out my awesome new Gladius, and then having it fail to light no matter how I fiddle with it.

    That happened in an actual dream I had. It was not very pleasant.

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Quote Originally Posted by LED BriCK
    Getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore an abandoned Soviet missle silo in Lithuania, coming across plenty of darkened and closed off corridors, no one else in the group has any lights, then remembering that I left my brand-new EDC on the ship because I got tired of dealing with running it through the X-ray machine everytime I get back on the boat. Oh, wait, that wasn't a dream... Live and learn, and don't leave home without your EDC!
    Dang LED BriCK that is down right cruel

    My nightmare would be to find myself on a dive boat far from land getting ready to do a nightdive on a perfect reef or wreck, only to discover that I forgot to pack my divelight - DOH!

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    bringing out your torch on a camping trip forgeting about the part where you are charging the batteries at home.
    if killing was legal, i would have killed countless number of people...

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    A battery exploding in one of my lights burning down my spanking new house....

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    Default Re: YOUR FLASHAHOLIC NIGHTMARE.

    Don McLeish offering 31 of his personal lights available for auction.

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    Scientific evidence linking flashlights with cancer.
    Light is sweet and pleasing to the eyes....

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