Wuben        
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 46

Thread: Who is a real flashaholic?

  1. #1

    Default Who is a real flashaholic?

    1) A guy who collect flashlights but dun mod
    2) A guy who enjoy modding flashlights but dun collect many

  2. #2
    *Flashaholic* KevinL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    At World's End
    Posts
    5,866

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Why would modding and collecting be mutually exclusive?

    I would consider a collector a flashaholic, even if they don't modify lights, and a modder a flashaholic, because it takes knowledge, time and skill to perform mods, even if he doesn't collect.

    So, both.

  3. #3
    *Flashaholic* pjandyho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,498

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    I truly agree with Kevin. Perhaps Hoya doesn't know the definition of a flashaholic?

    It means a guy who is totally crazy about flashlights. Whether he mod them or collect them is secondary, just like whether he prefers LED or incandescent is a non issue too.

  4. #4
    Flashaholic* eebowler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Trinidad and Tobago.
    Posts
    1,734

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Someone who spends truckloads of money to buy flashlights just for the sake of owning them.

  5. #5
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,107

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    ditto the last two post...

  6. #6
    Flashaholic* Frenchyled's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Land of Cheese, Frogs and wine
    Posts
    2,299

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Me, I am a real (true) flashaholic [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/broke.gif[/img]

  7. #7

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    FLASHAHOLIC:

    Someone who appreciates and actively seeks information about handheld lights because of an ongoing fascination with them and their development, and whose interest often results in the acquisition, production and/or modification of these lights.

    Brightnorm

  8. #8
    Flashaholic* AuroraLite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    HK
    Posts
    850

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    [ QUOTE ]
    brightnorm said:
    FLASHAHOLIC:

    Someone who appreciates and actively seeks information about handheld lights because of an ongoing fascination with them and their development, and whose interest often results in the acquisition, production and/or modification of these lights.

    Brightnorm

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Amesone definition...and btw, he/she should be a cpf member to 'truly' qualify. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

  9. #9
    Flashaholic* cratz2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Central IN
    Posts
    3,942

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    I don't know... though generally good, I think Brightnorm's definition almost makes the flashaholic in question seem like possibly a sane and rational person. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    To me, a flashaholic would need to have a bit more of a ravenous nature to him or her... Always in wait of that next light that has one more lumen. Or is another couple of millimeters smaller.

    But to the original question, I'd say neither. And both. Just because a guy has at least one of every ARC ever made doesn't make him a flashaholic. But a guy that does his research and mods lights so that he can make some money while being involved in a hobby doesn't make him a flashaholic either.

  10. #10
    Flashaholic
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Ajax, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    268

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Brightnorm's definition is bang-on. As with any addiction, it starts somewhere....

    Started in my childhood, and I blame my aunt for my first light that started it all.

    So for me it is a childhood illness to which no innoculation could have prevented!

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hahaha.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/sick.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img]

  11. #11
    Flashaholic* RA40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    So. Cal
    Posts
    1,397

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    I'll chime in with Brightnorm's definition too.

    To most a flashlight is a basic item without detailed regard to runtimes, light output, throw, spill, durability...blah-blah. When the light dies, it means replace the batteries or bulb.

    I'd say if you know the specs of a couple lights, you are likely an addict. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/takeit.gif[/img]

  12. #12
    *Flashaholic* PlayboyJoeShmoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Shepherd, TX (where dat?)
    Posts
    11,042

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    What if you are told you are to supply two or three lights to someone who was caught by a power outage recently...

    And you spend a LOT of time trying to select the lights!!! Considering things like battery type, switch type, LEDs of course!

    And have well over 100 lights to choose among!

  13. #13
    *Retired* The_LED_Museum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Federal Way WA. USA
    Posts
    19,418

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    If you have at least 400 flashlights, have a website about them, have almost 10,000 posts on a set of forums about them, and use them regularly (daily), then you're a FLASHAHOLIC. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

  14. #14
    Flashaholic* cratz2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Central IN
    Posts
    3,942

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Definately can't disagree with that last one, LED-Museum!

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

  15. #15
    Flashaholic georget98's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Hyannis, MA
    Posts
    340

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    1. You spend 30 minutes in the morning trying to decide which flashlights to take for a day at the beach.
    2. You’re puzzled at your friends’ reaction to a flashlight that goes through $24 worth of batteries in 25 minutes.
    3. You once tried to get a loan to build a refrigerated battery storage room.
    4. You read in bed with a flashlight even though the power is on.
    5. You’ve taken a shower with a flashlight.
    6. When you move into a new neighborhood, there is always a rash of police reports about mysterious lights in the sky.
    7. You have an account with Duracell.
    8. When someone buys a new car you ask them about its headlights.
    9. You buy a new car based on how many cup holders can be adapted to hold flashlights.
    10. A hardware store clerk doesn’t know what a PR-2 is; your 4 year old daughter then explains it’s a 2.33 volt miniature flange base lamp.
    11. Your picture is posted in every movie theatre in town.
    12. You thought the “thousand points of light” speech was about you alone.

  16. #16
    Flashaholic
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    255

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/popcorn.gif[/img]

  17. #17

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Georget98,

    LOL! And so true

    Brightnorm

  18. #18
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Two Rivers, Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,832

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    So many superb replies there's not much I can add, except that most of us here probably qualify.

  19. #19
    Silver Moderator
    SilverFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Bellingham WA
    Posts
    12,375

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    I don't really think I am a flashaholic, however,

    This morning my wife caught me cooking breakfast with a Chrome Welch Allyn #760 pen light stuck in my mouth. She laughed and suggested a head lamp might be more comfortable...
    "Or you could turn on the light!!!" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    On second thought...

    Tom

  20. #20
    *Flashaholic*
    tvodrd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Hawthorne, NV
    Posts
    4,987

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Modding vs collecting- It's kind of like drugs. (They tell me.) You do a little mod, and next thing you find yourself buying ones you don't even need. (eg the beat-up gray plastic one marked "U.S.N." and "FULTON" I bought at a gunshow last weekend for $10. I took it home, threw a set of fresh D's in it and I think it sets the record for the dimmest, orangest beam of any light I own! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] And it's not for sale!)

    Then you see the collectors who get hooked on modding. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif[/img]

    Larry

  21. #21
    Flashaholic
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Cambridge, MD
    Posts
    148

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    eeek, I must be a everything-aholic. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
    knife, flashlight, pens, alcoholic beverages, tools, and just about anything else aholic. I'm a qualiaholic, I'm addicted to anything of high quality. LOL

    Oh well, have to be addicted to something right? When my LH SE arrives I'll have a nice combo...Lionheart SE and a Tom Anderson custom lefthand knive w/ snakewood. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

  22. #22
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Old Bay City, CA
    Posts
    1,062

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    I would say I am an unreal flashaholic. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nana.gif[/img]

  23. #23
    Flashaholic* Cornkid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Charlottesville, Va
    Posts
    1,488

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    I am a flashaholic in the way of fascination and interest in the flashlight. I own 3, my best being the G2.

    -tom

  24. #24
    Flashaholic* Stanley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    1,532

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    And not to forget that a flashaholic is always broke!! (Well, this one here is, anyway... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/broke.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img])

  25. #25
    Flashaholic* Spudman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    382

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Ooo, ooo, I've got it. A real flashaholic is someone who is buying Arc AAAs on ebay instead of selling them...just for backups for the ones they already have! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/clap.gif[/img]

  26. #26
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,081

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    I would just put it as someone who EDC a light, and uses it. knowing what HID means and that 123's are really about 1$ each also help.

  27. #27
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    3,635

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    It's funny, because I'm not really into lights. I don't own that many and everything I have is for sale. On the flip side though, I think about them all of the time. Mods I've done and better ways to do them. Mods I haven't done. Combinations of luxeons and reflectors. Making lights from scratch.

    I don't know what to call it, but I spend about 3 hours a day during the week working on lights and about another 10 hours on the weekends, at least.

    In the 18 months or so since I've discovered LED lights and CPF, I've bought (for myself) maybe 6 lights. But then again, I've bought two lathes, a rather huge drill press, three soldering stations (one of which is a Metcal MX500), a bench power supply, and I probably have 30 converters and about 100 luxeons of assorted bins laying around. I also have my eye on a milling machine.

    Do I need to see a doctor about this?

  28. #28
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    2,573

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    Chop,

    Don't you dare see a doctor! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img]

    While you're thinking about modifying lights, I'm thinking about how I want you to mod them. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hahaha.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif[/img]

  29. #29

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif[/img]

  30. #30
    Flashaholic bladerunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    central ny
    Posts
    141

    Default Re: Who is a real flashaholic?

    The best I can describe it is..If, when you're shining a flashlight out into the darkness, you get this intangible feeling of happiness/excitement,you are a flashaholic. When this happens to a very young person, they acquire many,many lights through out their lifetime.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •