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tachi
02-07-2014, 06:23 PM
Yes, that's spelled with an 'A', not an 'E'. :D

It's one of my hobbies, and I've met more than one person who isn't ignorant of them. So why not? :D Might be a long shot but hey, I can't be the only lumen-whore on this forum.

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u381/GloriaTachi/DSCN0633.jpg

From left to right:
Make-Model/Emitter/color tint/tailcap-current-draw

1.) Ultrafire C1, XM-L, 7000k, 1700mA
2.)Convoy M1, XM-L2, 5000k, 2800mA
3.)Roche F8, XM-L2, 5000k, 2700mA
4.)Utilitech 300Lm 4xAAA, XP-G2, 6000k, 1700mA
5.)Small Sun T08, XM-L2, 5000k, 2200mA
6.)Trustfire X9, XM-L, 7000k, 2900mA (my first light in this hobby)
7.)Small Sun T620, XM-L2 ,6000k, 2100mA (two cells in series)
8.)Trustfire 3T6, XM-L2(3x), 6500k, 3300mA (three cells in series)
9.)Defiant 650-Lumen, XM-L2, 6500k, 2100mA
10.)Trustfire X6, MT-G2, 5000k, 3700mA (three cells in series)

Rory
02-07-2014, 07:00 PM
This is my new favorite thread.

Unfortunately, this is all I have, but it's one hell of a lumen hand cannon:
http://i.imgur.com/73CAbphl.jpg (http://imgur.com/73CAbph)

This baby warms me up at night. Literally.

Lucy Bones
02-07-2014, 07:52 PM
I didn't even know flashlights were a hobby...

tachi
02-07-2014, 08:04 PM
I didn't even know flashlights were a hobby...

:laugh: I didn't either. And now I have ten. :3

Carnau
02-07-2014, 08:09 PM
I have a flashlight app on my phone if that even counts for anything :U
Nice collection though, I encourage collections because they give you hope for the future and another reason to remain positive about life.. Any long time hobby does really. I love how you can make a collection out of anything, there are no rules to it!

A few years ago I used to collect candles. (Had about 40-something) When I clicked on this thread I kind of thought to myself, "what a strange collection," until I realized how similar candles and flashlights where in a sense.

tachi
02-07-2014, 08:15 PM
^ I wouldn't say it's that meaningful to me, certainly not a reason to live. Maybe my gun collection, but these are just fun and technical. I think there is some poetry to being into flashlights. Turning night into day, banishing the darkness with the power of technology and the human potential and whatnot. Plus if the power ever goes out, NO ONE will be asking "Where did the damn flashlight go?" ^_^

Tiger
02-08-2014, 10:44 AM
That's pretty neat! I'd never realized the sheer amount of flashlights around, like the ones you have. All I collect nowadays is tiger stuff, used to collect TLK things, too.

Out of curiosity, when did you start collecting?

tachi
02-08-2014, 10:56 AM
That's pretty neat! I'd never realized the sheer amount of flashlights around, like the ones you have. All I collect nowadays is tiger stuff, used to collect TLK things, too.

Out of curiosity, when did you start collecting?

Last year. I was looking for a light to put on my AR-15, and after trying a couple of the more traditional entry-level weaponlights I started doing some more in-depth research and discovered how interesting and technical these things can be.

EGKangaroo
02-08-2014, 11:26 AM
While I am not a torch (Go commonwealth!) fanatic myself, I do remember, as a kid, I had an odd fascination with them. I always thought they were cool, nightly, tools with which you could go exploring dark spaces. I guess using a torch to illuminate dark corners, going out at night, just has that kind of secretive, adventurous air to it that makes it so appealing. And I remember that I always wanted to play with a torch if there was one in reach.

Sadly, I don't own any torches, but they are sure fun.

Hendikins
02-09-2014, 01:46 PM
I only have two torches myself - a small LED shunters torch that's pretty useless for illumination, and one of these (http://elektrolumens.com/FireSword-V/FireSword-V.html).

I keep the Firesword in my work bag - after all, it really comes in handy when you've got to inspect the undercarriage of an M set (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Trains_M_set) because you've hit a 44 gallon drum of ballast some idiot put in the 4ft at almost track speed!

Greg
02-09-2014, 02:10 PM
I like the flashlights that you shake to energise.

Unfortunately, I can't find any as they've all been replaced by the ones you wind up, which is useless because at least with the shaken ones I only have to use one hand.

Batty Krueger
02-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Surefire and streamlight person here.

tachi
02-09-2014, 02:51 PM
I only have two torches myself - a small LED shunters torch that's pretty useless for illumination, and one of these (http://elektrolumens.com/FireSword-V/FireSword-V.html).

I keep the Firesword in my work bag - after all, it really comes in handy when you've got to inspect the undercarriage of an M set (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Trains_M_set) because you've hit a 44 gallon drum of ballast some idiot put in the 4ft at almost track speed!

"Firesword" is right, that thing is most likely bigger than my X6! :D What make/model batteries do you run in it?

Hendikins
02-09-2014, 03:37 PM
"Firesword" is right, that thing is most likely bigger than my X6! :D What make/model batteries do you run in it?

The Firesword V uses 4x 18650. I've got two sets of EagleTac 3.7V 3100mAh batteries for it. It has a bit of weight to it as well - great for tapping people on the shoulder when they're asleep and I've got to boot them off a train before it goes in to the yard. :D

tachi
02-09-2014, 04:17 PM
The Firesword V uses 4x 18650. I've got two sets of EagleTac 3.7V 3100mAh batteries for it. It has a bit of weight to it as well - great for tapping people on the shoulder when they're asleep and I've got to boot them off a train before it goes in to the yard. :D

Damn, you dropped some coin on your batteries then. :D Most of my cells are laptop-pack-pulls.