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    Flashaholic* Slumber Pass's Avatar
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    Default Re: When is enough, enough?

    When my flashlights kick like shotguns at turn on, that will be enough.

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    Default Re: When is enough, enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slumber Pass View Post
    When my flashlights kick like shotguns at turn on, that will be enough.
    :-))

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    Default Re: When is enough, enough?

    When it's enough already, and I just wanna get some sleep.

    - Cosmo Kramer
    Sometimes I wonder if I've purchased my last flashlight.

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    Default Re: When is enough, enough?

    I have been in a slump for the past three months, because I have a very nice collection, and nothing in the past three months has stricked my fancy.


    The last ten lights that I bought:

    40. Astrolux MF05 SBT90.2 8 x 18650 August 24, 2020. 5,000 lumens, 3,162 meters. 8 x 18650. Top led thrower.

    41. BLF GT94 Oct 19, 2020. 4 x SBT90.2, 8 x 18650 button top. LOP. After a four year wait, the first light that has both more throw and more lumens than the X65.

    42. Another BLF GT94 Nov 13, 2020. 4 x SBT90.2, 8 x 18650 button top. Smmoth. Arrived 14 days after I ordered it. This one is so I can have one in each hand, and feel the exhiliration.

    43. HK90vn driver VNX2. Nov. 14, 2020. 3 x 21700 40T solder blob top, 3 x SBT 90.2. 14,000; 1732.

    44. Another HK90, from FM BG. Nov. 19, 2020. A great medium-large size light.

    45. Mateminco MT90 Plus vn, December 4, 2020. 5,500 lumens, 2.84 MCD, 3,371 meters throw. 8 x 18650. Upper end of led throw.

    46. Another Nitewatch NSX53, Vn boosted, Dec. 24, 2020. 9,300 lumens, 444 meters throw.

    47. Imalent MS06vn, Dec. 24, 2020. Small boost. 529 meters throw. 6 x 70.2, 3 x protected 21700. Handy flooder.

    48. Astrolux (Mateminco) FT02S Dec. 28, 2020. Single 26650/21700/18650. 4 x XHP50.2 from a single cell. 11,000 lumens, 546 meters. Nice combination of throw and flood, at the same time.

    49. Lumintop FW21aPro Vn 3 x 90.2, March 2, 2021. de lens, 8,500 lumens, 486 meters. Small multiple 90.2.


    My lights.
    2 Cor 5:6-8

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    Default Re: When is enough, enough?

    Single emitter, 600lms and 6 hours on high, 3 months on a useful low, on an 18350, that looks like a Ti PDS or a Ti bitz, with a lucidrv2 or HDS UI. I’ll be done then.

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    Maybe it`s the days getting longer or something, but I`v not bought or considered buying any more lights for the last few months, I seem to be happy where I`m at in terms of lights owned. We`ll see what next Autumn brings though.

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    Same here KA. Sometimes it's just fun to re-discover the light we don't use very often and go "hmmmm, that's a proper flashlight"…… (watched Luther last night so British slang is bouncing around in my head today)
    John 3:16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine Alicia View Post
    Maybe it`s the days getting longer or something, but I`v not bought or considered buying any more lights for the last few months, I seem to be happy where I`m at in terms of lights owned. We`ll see what next Autumn brings though.
    I've found that my use cases are more than adequately covered - walking dogs at night, project work around the house, patrolling my expansive ⅛-acre lot - and thus the urge is sated. It doesn't help that the few options I gave some attention to in the last 12 months - Noctigon KR4, KR1, K1, and the Lumintop FW21 Pro - are either near-duplicates (KR4 much like my D4's; KR1 much like my D1), or a bit much for my actual needs (K1 throws more than I'll ever need in the suburbs - more than I'll even need visiting the folks in the country; FW21 PRO a heck of a lot more lumens than dog-walking on fixed 6'/2m lead demands).
    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    Default Re: When is enough, enough?

    +

    Over the last several years I'v purchased a bunch of lights (at great deals) for gifts.

    Today, had a good think about how many & came up with 7~8 lights ready for gifts.
    Combine that w/ my own light collection in use, well > you get the picture enough

    Found one of my lights today I completely forgot about, a Thrunite T20 in neutral tint.
    great little light

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    I would consider my collection small (by flashaholic standards), it's about 36 lights, which includes the lights in my car. I've thought about thinning them out, but I have a pretty eclectic collection and the only true duplicates I have are my HDS's (two white LED's and one Red LED). I do have a couple of AA lights coming and I'd really like a 1xAA McClicky pak.

    I'd like to say that those will be my last, but you never know.
    "Open the pod bay doors, please, Hal"

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    When is enough, enough?
    Also took me ~3yrs to winnow the excess and get to what worked best for me.

    Malkoff drop-in M61 w/ a generic P60 host, crenelated ring, 18650 Li-Ion battery. Bright enough, reliable enough, and turns out it lasts long enough for me. For longer trips, I simply bring a 4-pack of recharged 18650 spares. Have several of these. They haven't failed me yet.
    SolarForce L2 w/ Malkoff M61W/M60LL

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