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    Default whats up with drop test?

    i see my flashlight is good for 1 meter drops. but on what surface?
    LED's have gotten too bright in our stuff. Many nights I'm awakened by my modem lights blinking.had help with my sig thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: whats up with drop test?

    That is a very good question? A 1 meter drop on to a pillow or concrete?
    I choose to carry a flashlight because I am often kept in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    That is a very good question? A 1 meter drop on to a pillow or concrete?
    Well if it is displaying the ANSI-NEMA FL1 rating then yes, it is onto concrete. https://flashlightwiki.com/ANSI-NEMA_FL-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    That is a very good question? A 1 meter drop on to a pillow or concrete?
    This is a good question for the My Concrete Guy.
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    Default Re: whats up with drop test?

    Just make sure you drop the flashlight the exact same way the manufacturer test dropped it and you're golden.. maybe.

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    They are supposed to drop test 5 sample lights 6 times each in different orientations onto concrete and remain functional to pass.

    Problem is most manufactures don't have anything tested and just claim phony 1.5 Meter drop ratings.

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    Drop test are pretty much just a sell point. Just about any light today can be dropped from 4-5 feet and be just fine.
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    I dropped an sk68 from 30 feet while fighting a fire in a boiler room and it survived. Itís a dollar light. I donít care much for drop tests
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