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    It all makes sense now ;D
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    so when my cheap light stops working and i find that white crud on my batteries, that is just poop of the hamster?
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    Make sure you change out hampsters before they get a chance to poop and it won't be an issue. Also, there are a few types of hampsters that don't poop but they cost more. Also, those hampsters tend to fart more instead so get lights that absorb their gas.

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    okeydokey then.

    i actually have a lot of those re-usable hamsters that i torture by electrocution regularly.
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    Default Re: I just found out how flashlights really work

    Are 2 hamster lights brighter?

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    Default Re: I just found out how flashlights really work

    Just like car engines can be measured in horse power, I think flashlights should be measured in hamster power

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    and custom modders (just call them dr frankenstains) make them tuned up lights powered by deranged pcp-drugged hyper-hamsters..?
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    That also must be why the lights don't work as well when it's so cold outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoman View Post
    Are 2 hamster lights brighter?
    Only if the two hampsters are running in the same direction. Otherwise, the light won't work.

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    Excuse me but isn't that hamster running in the wrong direction? He should be pushing the volt toward the lens not pulling it away. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by whill44 View Post
    Excuse me but isn't that hamster running in the wrong direction? He should be pushing the volt toward the lens not pulling it away. lol
    Conceptually and mechanically, he's running the right way, but that pulley changes everything. I wonder if a series of gears with the pulley would offer any mechanical advantage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whill44 View Post
    Excuse me but isn't that hamster running in the wrong direction? He should be pushing the volt toward the lens not pulling it away. lol
    That is just the difference between conventional and electron current.

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    Be warned, the cheap lights use gerbils that are prone to vent by mire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whill44 View Post
    Excuse me but isn't that hamster running in the wrong direction? He should be pushing the volt toward the lens not pulling it away. lol
    Everything is correct, power transport is removing negative charges

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    Well I totally understand how strobe works in led lights now. The light-house just spins really fast!

    Case closed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinaee View Post
    Well I totally understand how strobe works in led lights now. The light-house just spins really fast!

    Case closed!
    on the contrary, its spinning very slow, slow enough to detect its revolutions!

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    and then there is the rattling sound you hear.. especially when shaking the light: its the wheel shaking on its axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-tom View Post
    Everything is correct, power transport is removing negative charges


    Of course you guys are right. I don't know what I was thinking. Thanks for setting me straight.

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