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    So does anybody still have a flashlight magnetized to their fridge?


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    I thought I had a 2AA Rayovac stuck to the fridge, but I just looked and it's not there.

    No idea what happened to it or how long it's been gone.

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    I have my tool aaa with a magnetic tailcap on the side of my fridge.

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    I didn't even know that was a thing. Maybe heard of someone doing that.. back in the 80's or 90's? Seen it done with velcro plenty, but not on fridges much.
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    You really don’t have magnets on your fridge?
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    Blast from the past... this thread had me thinking of the flashlights of my youth: 2 D cells in a thin, chrome-plated body with a red plastic head and red plastic magnetic base on the side with a train track magnet. I can hear the sound of my dad shaking one and rapping it against his hand to try to get it to come on.
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    Ah yes, the good old days, lol!! Used to be standard operating procedure for a flashlight.
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    I had one of these COB lights attached to the fridge in the basement. When we moved, we may not have taken it with us.


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    While I don't have any lights stuck to my fridge I have a large metal storage cabinet with office supplies and such that I have several lights stuck to. I have a similar light to what Poppy has but it is only one mode. I have an old Rayovac clamp light also and a cheap 3AAA swivel light plus an 18650 COB/LED/UV light. I love having these lights on that cabinet because it is in the middle of my house close to my room so when I decide to go outside the back or front door I can easily grab a light off the cabinet. I find it best to have floody lights as when I go outside I usually am looking at plants I'm growing for bugs at night or going to the garage. Cheap AA based magnet lights that you can toss alkaleaks in and forget and not worry about them spewing their guts in them are good candidates although I find myself using the 18650 light most of the time now. I wish I could find a decent small 18650 based magnet tap light that I could stick on surfaces and push on when I need light. I bought a 4 pack of magnetic Ozark tap lights that are also remote controlled but even though they had a nice output the vampiric drain was terrible... literally in a few days the cheap batteries in them all were dead and the low mode on them was only accessible via the remote. That is the problem with remote control battery lights as you rarely find lights that don't drain batteries faster than normal Nimh can discharge themselves which lead us to LSD versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desmobob View Post
    Blast from the past... this thread had me thinking of the flashlights of my youth: 2 D cells in a thin, chrome-plated body with a red plastic head and red plastic magnetic base on the side with a train track magnet. I can hear the sound of my dad shaking one and rapping it against his hand to try to get it to come on.


    Exactly!! The old wak-a-palm type……
    Here's a vintage BMG sent to me by member 1pt21 a few years back.


    And some more modern lights
    A Rofis and $3 check out counter type.
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    That's the one...
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    That damn puck light has had the same AAA’s in it for like 3 years! No leaks and still works. 🤔
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post

    Exactly!! The old wak-a-palm type……
    Here's a vintage BMG sent to me by member 1pt21 a few years back.


    And some more modern lights
    A Rofis and $3 check out counter type.

    A lot of people had those stuck to their frigs back in the 70's...some would stick them to the receiver of their shotgun for hunting at night - would work for one shot before recoil knocked it off.

    Today I see a lot of people with the something like the rofis, particularly the blue ones from harbor fright that they got for free.

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    I keep a Fenix CL20 nearby ever since the light became inoperable. Does the job well when searching for leftovers lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    So does anybody still have a flashlight magnetized to their fridge?
    No, but we have a small Channellock pliers stuck to our oven with a magnet so we can remove hot items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigburly912 View Post
    You really don’t have magnets on your fridge?
    Yea, but just for holding papers and stuff, never a flashlight. I have one of those extension magnets I might stick to the side, but I already have a good place for it in the closet.
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    I remember those flashlights with the train track magnets. Wish I still had mine. Thanks for the memories.

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    I have several of the magnetic blue Harbor Freight flashlights that I got for free. I keep one on each fridge.

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    New Manker E03H aa headlamp illuminating old post card from Baja trip.. Before C19, we needed no stinkin mask, and bathing suit tops (as well bottoms) are always optional (-;
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hawk View Post
    I remember those flashlights with the train track magnets. Wish I still had mine. Thanks for the memories.
    Hawk, the later versions with train track magnet that doubles as on/off switch, these were available through 90s. This one bought at, now defunct, Orchard Supply Stores

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