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Last thing you illuminated (used your flashlight)?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by DIlan, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. adnj

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    Same thing this morning at about 1:20 am. Another outage. Another 14 hours.

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  2. twoisone
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    I’m a mailman for schools so lots of light needed everyday for finding alarm panels and door locks at 64 locations. Schools are dark anytime of the year and just going to get worse. (Or better for us flashaholics,)
     
  3. Moshe ben David

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    Nightly routine: using a NiteCore Tube to navigate the darkened lower level of the house from my 'office ;) ' to the stairs to the bedroom....

    Am Yisrael Chai!

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  4. FiaOlleDog

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    Went on a short summer vacation (Covid-19 killed our original plans, had to find something quick and "just in time") last week.

    Wife complained that she couldn't find her way to the bathroom during the night in the hotel room, and wanted to keep the light in the bathroom on, which would prevent me (facing the hallway in line-of-sight of the bathroom of course) from sleeping.

    Out of the hiking bag came the Decathlon Forclaz OnNight 100 head-lamp with its sufficiently red-light mode providing enough light for madame to navigate and did not disturb my sleep.

    This time i was lucky as I've got a "thumbs up" by her for being well equipped ... I think we are making progress in man/woman communications :smile_coffee:
     
  5. Moshe ben David

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    I recall as a kid that when making car trips we actually packed a plug-in nite light. Wouldn't do it if weight or space was an issue (e.g., plane travel), but car? Heck, why not? Worst problem could be forgetting to repack it when leaving the motel/hotel/....

    Am Yisrael Chai!

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  6. PragmaticMurphyist

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    The last thing was a bit of distant railway line, for no other reason than seeing how far my Lumintop GT Mini would throw. (Quite a long way, as it turns out!)
     
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    A family of skunks that have been hanging around the back door in order to chase them off.
     
  8. parnass

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    I used an Energizer Hardcase 2AA flashlight when fixing a leaking sink drain. It was located inside a bathroom vanity which was dark.
     
  9. BigGreenTick

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    Friday one of my guys left his car keys in the building. I had to navigate several pitch black labs to help him track them down.

    Bonus...he asked for suggestions on getting an EDC light. I gave him an extra Tool AA to serve as a stopgap.
     
  10. FiaOlleDog

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    That's called a teaser and getting him on the hook as a future flashaholics - good job! :cool:

    Maybe next time you "drop" that there a sites like EDCForums, BLF or CPF to learn more :D
     
  11. CSG

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    We had a 19 hour power outage yesterday due to high winds. We used our flashlights for about everything while moving around and our Streamlight Siege AA lanterns for ambient lighting. I used my Olight i3T EOS on my ballcap all night. The 5 lume setting was great for reading in bed.
     
  12. DSRacing

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    How was the battery life with the Siege AA, did it last through the outage? I have a D cell Siege but I'm looking for something smaller for around the house to use as emergency lighting also.
     
  13. CSG

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    We only ran them for about 6-7 hours on the low setting (we have 4 in the house) and the light was still green. I use Eneloops in most of our gear that needs batteries and have backup cells as well so I don't think about it much. However, I believe the claimed runtimes at the different levels can be found on Streamlight's website. These are way better than the oil and candle lanterns we used to use.
     
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  14. BigGreenTick

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    Jump started my neighbors car. Stuck a Larry Light clone to the hood to light up the engine compartment.
     
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    Hmm... no posts since last year... time for a jumpstart. So, yesterday, I was refueling a two-man auger and couldn't see how much fuel was inside the tank, so out came my Zebralight H53c. It did an awesome job of lighting up the inside of the fuel tank.

    Labor day was my last time this year of busking by playing saxophone on a boardwalk in a local shore town. At the end my of each of my nights up there, my zebralight was used clipped to my belt to see to count money and to put my saxophone away. On the walk back to my car with my wagon full of music gear, the zebralight clipped to my belt was used to spot uneven slate sidewalks and keep me visible to cars. My Klarus XT1A was used to spot bunny rabbits munching on people's lawns and to warn away aggressive drivers.
     
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  16. EZDog

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    I probably use my Zebra SC64w 100 times a day to see anything at all as the older I get the more blind I seem to become!

    Today I was testing a newer to me audio system for a gig next week and I find that with no light I am about useless anymore.

    Gotta love the Zebra' too by far the best lights I have ever owned!
     
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    My Sofirn SP40 an hour ago to chase a spider. It was the size of a grown up man, bloody hell!
     
  18. victograph

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    Fenix pd25 used almost daily during set build or set strike to see the screws Im putting in or taking out.


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  19. RogerStenning

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    Nuke it from orbit. Only way to be sure :rofl:
     
  20. rodia77

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    I'd mace the hell out of it it but mace is illegal in Ireland. I had to use an insect killer spray, which took forever to start working!
     
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