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    How about an E challenge? Not just SureFire E, but anything where the letter E is relevant in the name or model of a light.

    Emissar, Energizer, Eveready, E01, E02, E2, SureFire E, that sort of thing.
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    Ooo, sounds fun. I do have an EDC01 that's been a little neglected

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    Letís go! Letís do it. E sounds ok. At least iíll be busy finding anything similar.


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    Hm, an "E" challenge huh? Well it's got 4 votes already!

    I'm thinking it may need to be a little more specific as to the "E".

    Such as, you have to choose that the E is for the company name (Energizer), or the model (E01), but not both.

    Also, the E can only be at the start of the name or model (no Fenix or Maglite) for example.

    Would that be too restrictive? I figure most people would have a few lights at least that had name or model starting with E.

    I wouldn't have too many choices myself. I've got a single Energizer for an E company name light. For models, I've got the Fenix E01 and E21, and Lumintop EDC01. Those last three would cover me pretty well though.

    If we also allow lamp module models that start with E, then I could keep using the Lumens Factory EO-4 that I've had on hand for incan week!

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    Just an observation, but I think using E in the model name would allow more people to take part, because there`s more of those that I can think of than Manufacturer names. it wouldn`t be cool to exclude too many people, especially if they couldn`t take part in the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine Alicia View Post
    Just an observation, but I think using E in the model name would allow more people to take part, because there`s more of those that I can think of than Manufacturer names. it wouldn`t be cool to exclude too many people, especially if they couldn`t take part in the first one.
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    And no "sounds like E" either. Like Husky to go with the not within the name like Fenix or Maglite.

    But how about a Malkoff MDC with a VME head for example? Ok with folks?

    I've got one already in mind. The classic Pentagon answer to the 6P called eX2. An incan twisty that has a Malkoff M60T.

    So, stress test, would it be one light for the entire week or something that allows variety?
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    I'm thinking multiple lights are allowed for this one. The only restriction being that each person chooses at the beginning whether to use lights with a brand name that starts with "E" (Energizer, Eveready, etc), or just model names that start with "E" (EO1, EDC01, E2e, etc). One or the other, but not both.

    For example, since I've only got one brand name light starting with "E" (Energizer), I would go with model names instead since I have 3 different lights where the model name starts with "E".

    My choice for "E" model names lets me use all of those 3 I have.


    Hosts and drop-in modules may be kind of a gray area, but we'll try to follow the same basic idea.

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    Anything running Eneloops or Energizers !

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Anything running Eneloops or Energizers !

    :-)
    Batteries don't count, nice try!

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    What about a challenge to only use a single light for the week?

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
    Please, please, please pretty please with sugar on top. Anything but that!!

    Anyway I'll up you on that Attic, one light that only has one settingÖÖ
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    or an NiMH only week? maybe a Cr123 (or equiv) week?
    a AAA or AA only week? I`d say a `C` cell week but so few people seems to have those these days.

    I`ll up both of those, How about a Maglite Solitaire incan week, 2 whole lumens or raw photonic energy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Attic Works View Post
    What about a challenge to only use a single light for the week?
    Yikes; that really would be an interesting challenge!

    I imagine it would also be a good test for anyone with a emergency/bugout bag, if they havenít tested it recently. Actually, thereís another challenge idea in that: use only the light(s) in your emergency supplies (whatever that means for you) for a week.

    Or: go a week on a single battery without recharging? (Swapping it between multiple lights if you want to.)

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Anyway I'll up you on that Attic, one light that only has one settingÖÖ
    I like this idea too; using only single-mode lights for a week would make for an interesting challenge.

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    I like the single mode light thing.
    what about QTC?

    One single mode light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
    Please, please, please pretty please with sugar on top. Anything but that!!

    Anyway I'll up you on that Attic, one light that only has one settingÖÖ
    Now that's just cruel and unusual punishment!

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    Some fun ideas. I would enjoy a "there is no light switch" challenge. Use only your flashlights for a week. For everything. Everywhere. It might be very hard to do if you think about it. Even if you stay at home and never go anywhere, it would take some thinking ahead and planning.. Maybe even impossible for some.

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    I've actually done that, but it wasn't by choice!

    One week without power after major storms blew through.

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    Here's an idea:
    The government just outlawed owning more than one flashlight. They bursted through your door and forced you to pick one, just one. Which would it be?
    The challenge would be to pick your most useful lighting tool. Not most used, or favorite perhaps but the one light that you could use in nearly any scenario.
    Being LED tech is what it is today that opens a vast array of possibilities for a lot of us. Yet for some it may prove daunting. There have been many threads here about picking one light and many of us posted our thoughts. But how many actually did it?

    Now to the actual challenge. Imagine the g-man standing there with a tazer aimed at you says "pick one" and you whip out your favorite, everyday light and he says "not that one". Uh oh, what would you do then? That would be the challenge. To pick any one light that is not your faithful everyday light (or a duplicate of said light). Say your favorite for this is your trusty Binford QS4520 and you have 3 just like it or you have one made of them made of carbon fiber or recycled pencil shavings. One with 5000k tint and one in 3500 flavor. Nope.
    Now it could be the Binford QS4512 from a previous generation of LED technology or one similar like the WoodFire BR549. That would pose a real challenge, huh?
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    Default Re: Any Interest in Starting a New "Weekly Challenge" Series?

    Let me see if I understood it: we're to pick one light, just one, and it can't be our most versatile one?

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    So any light Other Than your EDC?
    That`s an easy one for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean-Luc Descarte View Post
    Let me see if I understood it: we're to pick one light, just one, and it can't be our most versatile one?
    Your most versatile one if it's not your favorite daily. It has be be an alternate to one you usually use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Your most versatile one if it's not your favorite daily. It has be be an alternate to one you usually use.
    Ah, pretty simple then. Just gonna shelf my M1 and pull out my S2, a short ranged flooder I don't use all that much. Bonus points for the sentimental value

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    Thatís getting more obscure and subjective. Itís simpler when the light itself has to fit into a specific category, as it makes it pretty clear what qualifies and what doesnít. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Thatís getting more obscure and subjective. Itís simpler when the light itself has to fit into a specific category, as it makes it pretty clear what qualifies and what doesnít. Just my opinion.

    Ok, that's fair.

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    The hardest part of that challenge is not the week of using the light, but picking one in the first place.

    For those of us who over analyze itís problematic. 😊
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Thatís getting more obscure and subjective. Itís simpler when the light itself has to fit into a specific category, as it makes it pretty clear what qualifies and what doesnít. Just my opinion.
    Could it have anything to do with every one of your HDS lights are out?
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    Haha. Well the HDS are the most versatile so I guess they are the ones out, but I am just as happy to carry one of the Haikus, Okluma, BOSSes, Mac, etc. that are in the high use rotation so itís not too much of a blow. I consider them all exceptional EDC lights. But it doesnít narrow down the selection much either. Lol

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    Next one is coming soon... some people may have tons of choices, others may not have much at all!

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