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Title: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on September 18, 2013, 08:57:14 PM
Whether you are just starting with flashlights or have been collecting for some time, we'd love to get an idea of how many lights you currently have. 

Feel free to count new lights still in transit. :)

~ Johnny
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on September 18, 2013, 09:37:04 PM
JM. You own more than 100 flashlights? Have you batteries for all of them?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Spasmod on September 18, 2013, 09:43:07 PM
Between my son and I we own 12 Flashlights :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: [MOD-BOT] on September 18, 2013, 10:16:59 PM
Around 50-75...
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: [MOD-BOT] on September 18, 2013, 10:21:41 PM
JM. You own more than 100 flashlights? Have you batteries for all of them?

Hopefully they're button cells or solar...  :o
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: [MOD-BOT] on September 18, 2013, 10:22:38 PM
Between my son and I we own 12 Flashlights :D

What?!?

You're kidding me?

I would've thought you had at least 30-40...  :-X
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Chloe on September 18, 2013, 10:40:33 PM
I didn't want to count them all. Now that I have, I wish I hadn't.   ::)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Dancer on September 19, 2013, 01:34:30 AM
I own 7 flashlights if I count a  25 year old Maglite (I recently changed the bulb of my 4D unit for a Terralux 140 lumen LED - really not too bad).

How many flashlights do you need to become a Flashaholic?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: _the_ on September 19, 2013, 06:59:50 AM
Too many to count. Really.  :-X
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: [MOD-BOT] on September 19, 2013, 07:01:34 AM
Too many to count. Really.  :-X

Make a guess ;)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: _the_ on September 19, 2013, 07:03:40 AM
Too many to count. Really.  :-X

Make a guess ;)

I didn't count, but didn't have to guess either.. I know that it's over 100.  ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: [MOD-BOT] on September 19, 2013, 07:04:25 AM
Too many to count. Really.  :-X

Make a guess ;)

I didn't count, but didn't have to guess either.. I know that it's over 100.  ;D

Wow...


You win!  ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on September 19, 2013, 09:36:09 AM
I reckon so far Spasmod and his son wins. It would appear he is the only smart one amongst us. I wonder if there was a pole on how many lights have you bought whether the results would be much different?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: [MOD-BOT] on September 19, 2013, 11:00:51 AM
I reckon so far Spasmod and his son wins. It would appear he is the only smart one amongst us. I wonder if there was a pole on how many lights have you bought whether the results would be much different?

Smart is a unilateral term used with people to preserve the societal acceptance.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on September 19, 2013, 02:46:26 PM
JM. You own more than 100 flashlights? Have you batteries for all of them?
I haven't counted since hurricane Sandy about a year ago but at the time I ciunted 66 lights plus another 20+ Maglites scattered about. Im sure in the past year I've added enough to top 100 lights easily!  :P

Batteries for them all to light all at once? Not a chance.   ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on September 19, 2013, 02:53:01 PM
I didn't want to count them all. Now that I have, I wish I hadn't.   ::)
Come on, Chloe, fess up!  :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jacktheclipper on September 19, 2013, 07:01:06 PM
Now if the question had been " How many flashlights have you owned ? " ...
 :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: [MOD-BOT] on September 19, 2013, 07:07:57 PM
Now if the question had been " How many flashlights have you owned ? " ...
 :D

I'm sure it's double for a lot of people.
You can't keep all of them.
Can you?  :P
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: gords1001 on September 19, 2013, 07:52:23 PM
I'm not counting but id guess between twenty and thirty and I do have cells to light all of them at once,  once my incoming fasttech order arrives there will be a few more and excess cells......good job my PayPal needs verifying before I can purchase anything else online eh?

And of them, there's only one I didn't pay for. Then there's only a few that cost over $20 initial purchase......granted I've spent as much again modding quite a few lol and the only ones I've sold are ones that were purchased to sell, and those hurt to let go lol
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on September 20, 2013, 07:15:24 AM
I didn't want to count them all. Now that I have, I wish I hadn't.   ::)
Dont be shy Chloe. Let us all in on how many lights you have. :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Streamer on September 23, 2013, 07:00:36 AM
Gee... never counted til now.   Stopped at 30+.    WHAT !!????

Never realized til now.   And there's others around and about !

What are they...RABBITS?    :o
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on September 23, 2013, 11:56:24 AM
Gee... never counted til now.   Stopped at 30+.    WHAT !!????

Never realized til now.   And there's others around and about !

What are they...RABBITS?    :o
Yes. They are rabbits. At times very expensive rabbits. Who would of ever thought.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Chloe on September 23, 2013, 09:31:24 PM
Did anyone vote on the poll? I can't see any results when I press the results button.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on September 23, 2013, 09:32:39 PM
Did anyone vote on the poll? I can't see any results when I press the results button.
I can see all the results, Chloe.  Have you voted yet?  I believe I set it to only show results if you have voted.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Chloe on September 24, 2013, 01:26:08 AM
I voted! 0-5!!  ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: SibeWolfdog1226 on October 10, 2013, 10:38:43 PM
I own 15. I just started the addiction in November of 2012!!

I admit, the first 5 or 6 are cheap and are good around the house and if the power goes out!

! I learned [good way to look at it] that they are NOT mistakes but a learning process and some can be used as loaners! I actually gave two of them to a friend. The Trustfire can be a good weapon for her!

My 3 favorites are the TK-75, TK-35 and the BST[Black Shadow Terminator] with the BC-40 and the EA4 very close behind! ;)

Ciao,,,,Roberto
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on October 18, 2013, 02:54:06 PM
I own 15. I just started the addiction in November of 2012!!

I admit, the first 5 or 6 are cheap and are good around the house and if the power goes out!

! I learned [good way to look at it] that they are NOT mistakes but a learning process and some can be used as loaners! I actually gave two of them to a friend. The Trustfire can be a good weapon for her!

My 3 favorites are the TK-75, TK-35 and the BST[Black Shadow Terminator] with the BC-40 and the EA4 very close behind! ;)

Ciao,,,,Roberto
You have a few really nice lights there, Bob!  I have to say that currently my SWM D40A, my Olight S20, and my modded BST are my favorites.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Jack1208 on October 29, 2013, 03:06:01 AM
only one!
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on October 29, 2013, 05:37:35 AM
Hi and welcome Jack. I'm sure we can change that very quickly.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: hammerheel68 on November 11, 2013, 02:57:24 AM
I own between 20 and 25 flashlights., most of them cost between $5 and $25, with ultrafire probably the dominant brand. Around 10 run on 18650's(my fenix E35 is probably considered the best, although not nearly the brightest;love the mode memory and tremendous runtimes) around another 10 on AAs(probably the thrunite T10 and Inova X1 my favorites, mostly due to runtimes), 3 AAAs, and 1 14500.  I used to think that Brighter is Always Better, but lately have begun to embrace the value of "lower lumens-longer runtimes" as espoused by "selfbuilt" on cpf.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Spasmod on November 11, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
I own between 20 and 25 flashlights., most of them cost between $5 and $25, with ultrafire probably the dominant brand. Around 10 run on 18650's(my fenix E35 is probably considered the best, although not nearly the brightest;love the mode memory and tremendous runtimes) around another 10 on AAs(probably the thrunite T10 and Inova X1 my favorites, mostly due to runtimes), 3 AAAs, and 1 14500.  I used to think that Brighter is Always Better, but lately have begun to embrace the value of "lower lumens-longer runtimes" as espoused by "selfbuilt" on cpf.

Wow, you have more than I do hehe :) I think you're off to a good start :P

Have you considered doing any modification work yet ?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: hammerheel68 on December 09, 2013, 01:22:13 AM
No "Modding" for me(I'm not smart enough to do that), but I Have bought Several more flashlights since my last Post(I'm "Bingeing";  buying my Own Xmas presents).  Since my last post I have added a Nitecore MT21A and a Jetbeam PA20(Both Great 2AA lights, and Both on Sale for Less than 25 bucks each), a Second Rayovac 2AA Indestructible, a Fenix E01and a Nitecore T0(Both AAA Keychain lights, the Fenix on sale for less than $10, and the Nitecore for less than $9), and a Solarforce T1 U2(This one is in Transit; I can't Wait for it to get here).  I have also bought more Eneloop AA rechargeable batteries, as well as a few Protected Panasonic 18650s.  I just figured up last night how much I have spent on Flashlights and Knives in the last 6 mos, and It Ain't Pretty !!  I am going to really cut back for a while; Really !
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on December 09, 2013, 02:22:15 AM
No "Modding" for me(I'm not smart enough to do that), but I Have bought Several more flashlights since my last Post(I'm "Bingeing";  buying my Own Xmas presents).  Since my last post I have added a Nitecore MT21A and a Jetbeam PA20(Both Great 2AA lights, and Both on Sale for Less than 25 bucks each), a Second Rayovac 2AA Indestructible, a Fenix E01and a Nitecore T0(Both AAA Keychain lights, the Fenix on sale for less than $10, and the Nitecore for less than $9), and a Solarforce T1 U2(This one is in Transit; I can't Wait for it to get here).  I have also bought more Eneloop AA rechargeable batteries, as well as a few Protected Panasonic 18650s.  I just figured up last night how much I have spent on Flashlights and Knives in the last 6 mos, and It Ain't Pretty !!  I am going to really cut back for a while; Really !
Hehehe...yeah, good luck with that, Hammer! :D   You seem to really like the AA lights.  I suggest you save just a little and get yourself a Sunwayman D40A.  One of the best lights around!
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: allan d on December 12, 2013, 02:04:17 AM
39, I think but then there are boxes still unopened from my last move 5 years ago. Probably at least a few Mag 3Ds in them.

I just started in earnest July of 2012. Prior to that the only led lights I owned were the Cabelas and Stanley tripod.

5 Mini Mag AA
Mini Mag AAA
Mag Solitaire
Mag 2D
Mag 3D
Cabelas AA LED
Stanley tripod light (modding in process)
L3 Illumination L10 Nichia 219
2 Inova X1
Inova Xo2
Sunwayman V11R
EagleTac D25C mini
EagleTac D25C2
EagleTac D25LC2
UltaFire UF 2100
Streamlight Scorpion (mod P60 XPG)
2 Streamlight Poly Stinger
2 Defiant 3AAA (mod 18500)
Harbor Freight 9 LED
EDC 18650
Sky Ray SR-5 (380 nm UV)
Sure Fire 6P (XRE)
Sure Fire 9P (Malkoff SHO)
3 Solar Force L2p
Solar Force L2m (mod shortened pill for 18500)
XinTD SC-82 V4
Convoy M2
Convoy C8
Convoy L2
Thrunite TN-31

Do I qualify for flashaholic yet?

Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on December 12, 2013, 03:06:42 AM
You sure do! Very nice collection you have.   8)

Welcome to TFF, Allan!
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on December 12, 2013, 07:34:22 AM
Are you classified as a flashaholic? Maybe. I can think of other names.  :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: allan d on December 12, 2013, 03:32:46 PM
Thank you for the welcome.

I am still in the process of 4 or 5 mods right now. I usually start a mod then think of a way to improve change a previous mod and jump over to it. With so many unfinished mods I always have something to look forward to each day.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Don on December 31, 2013, 09:29:32 PM
Don't actually know where they all are but think they current herd is around 130, down from around 160 due to lights that got binned or given away. I think I've sold around 10 lights ever. Here's a 4 year old picture of the herd. Which had 94 lights in it at the time. That pic has the single most expensive light I've ever bought.
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j282/dulridge/Collection/94Lights.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on January 01, 2014, 12:20:03 AM
Very nice, Don!  I'm guessing the most expensive one is either the big silver one in the back row middle or one of the smallest ones.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Don on January 01, 2014, 08:45:38 AM
It's the 3D Mag. It has an SST-90 driven hard in it.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Spasmod on January 01, 2014, 03:42:55 PM
Nice collection Don... puts mine to shame :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on January 01, 2014, 04:08:41 PM
LOL! Holy crap!  I just noticed the 2 6D mags in the back left.  So much bigger than the other lights I didn't even see them as flashlights. :P
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on January 02, 2014, 06:29:04 AM
LOL! Holy crap!  I just noticed the 2 6D mags in the back left.  So much bigger than the other lights I didn't even see them as flashlights. :P
What did you see them as JM? Nice collection Don.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on January 03, 2014, 04:43:25 AM
Honestly I didn't even see them as anything.  Completely unnoticed background noise to my eyes.  Heheheh  :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on February 28, 2014, 11:18:23 PM
if i include every light in my collection, the RV, house, garage, vehicles, at work, etc it probally exceeds 200. (Over half of those are sub-3 dollar lights in the colection, while probally 20 of them are over $ 50 lights.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on May 14, 2014, 02:51:22 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/za8uzuhe.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/u6a9u9yq.jpg)

These are about 95% of my collection right now. Most of the bigger lights are all modded :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on May 14, 2014, 05:11:47 PM
Nice collection!  What is that short fat light in front 4th from the left with the green indicator light in the switch?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on May 14, 2014, 05:40:29 PM
I was wondering the same thing about that light. its the only one there i can't identify.  8)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: _the_ on May 14, 2014, 06:27:24 PM
I guess it's Niwalker Nova MM15
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on May 14, 2014, 07:14:44 PM
Its the mm15 with a resistor mod :) 6000 lumen otf

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Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on May 14, 2014, 07:33:29 PM
Its the mm15 with a resistor mod :) 6000 lumen otf

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Say what??  That's amazing!  Care to share the resistor mod along with some pics?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on May 14, 2014, 07:49:01 PM
Its the mm15 with a resistor mod :) 6000 lumen otf

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Say what??  That's amazing!  Care to share the resistor mod along with some pics?

Vinh did the mod http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=381409
WTS:  MM15vn - Noah

The x60 , eye40, tk75, tm11 , x3 , tk61, tn35 , d40a and a few others are all modded by him too :)

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Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on May 15, 2014, 01:20:33 PM
Its the mm15 with a resistor mod :) 6000 lumen otf

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Say what??  That's amazing!  Care to share the resistor mod along with some pics?

Vinh did the mod http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=381409
WTS:  MM15vn - Noah

The x60 , eye40, tk75, tm11 , x3 , tk61, tn35 , d40a and a few others are all modded by him too :)

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All those modded by him?  Wow!  Lucky you! :D  How much are the modded TM11, eye40 and TK61 putting out now?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on May 15, 2014, 01:22:03 PM
3400, 5800 and 1750 lumens. The eye40 is over 150k lux and the tk61 is 620klux

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Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Spasmod on May 15, 2014, 01:56:59 PM
I only have two words for you....

Envious Awesomeness :P
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on May 15, 2014, 02:01:47 PM
620klux for the Tk61???  Holy shit, that destroys even the mighty modded TN32!! :o

5800 OTF for the Eye40 with 4*XM-L2??  Sweet baby Jesus!  How do he do that voodoo he do so well???  Even in direct drive I can't imagine how he gets that much output for it.  I really need to pull the driver in my modded Terminator, find the sense resistors, and shunt those buggers!!

Your collection may be small but damn, is it ever mighty!! Kudos!!!
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Spasmod on May 15, 2014, 02:24:14 PM
Your collection may be small but damn, is it ever mighty!! Kudos!!!

+1 you can say that again!
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on May 15, 2014, 04:48:43 PM
thanks guys :)

small collection!? LOL tell that to my wife please

some other details of the other lights

x60vn - 5x de-domed xml2u2 hand picked so no green tint, burned in to raise forward voltage, around 7500 lumen, 450-500kcd

skyray king modded by RMM with 7 mode nlite driver and xml2 4c on noctagons - pulls somewhere around 18-20 amps on vtc5s for 5k lumen

tn35 - modded with copper zinc heatsink from a tn32 and increased current to around 7a - this thing eats through batterys fast at ~75 watts :)

fenix, supbeam and thrunite are catching on to all the mods and decreasing the inductor sizes on all their new lights... the new x60s can only be pushed to around 6000lumen without adding and changing driver components :(

i just got a tk35ue mtg2 - most vinh could bump up the current was about 0.7-1amp - not that i am complaining its a small light and still heats up fast :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on May 15, 2014, 04:54:40 PM
here is a beam shot vinh took of the tk61 modded

(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac323/vinhnguyen54/20140223_230228_RichtoneHDR_zps82324e63.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on May 15, 2014, 04:55:54 PM
thanks guys :)

small collection!? LOL tell that to my wife please

some other details of the other lights

x60vn - 5x de-domed xml2u2 hand picked so no green tint, burned in to raise forward voltage, around 7500 lumen, 450-500kcd

skyray king modded by RMM with 7 mode nlite driver and xml2 4c on noctagons - pulls somewhere around 18-20 amps on vtc5s for 5k lumen

tn35 - modded with copper zinc heatsink from a tn32 and increased current to around 7a - this thing eats through batterys fast at ~75 watts :)

fenix, supbeam and thrunite are catching on to all the mods and decreasing the inductor sizes on all their new lights... the new x60s can only be pushed to around 6000lumen without adding and changing driver components :(

i just got a tk35ue mtg2 - most vinh could bump up the current was about 0.7-1amp - not that i am complaining its a small light and still heats up fast :)
Compared to the well over 120 I have it's small.  My lady would love for my collection to be the size of yours!

I gotta say all your lights are super impressive but that X60VN really gets my juices flowing!  :P
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on May 15, 2014, 04:56:27 PM
here is a beam shot vinh took of the tk61 modded

(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac323/vinhnguyen54/20140223_230228_RichtoneHDR_zps82324e63.jpg)
Holy Crap!!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on May 15, 2014, 04:58:46 PM
I think the next really big mod will be the new x60 5x mtg2... But heat is going to be a problem lol

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Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Spasmod on May 16, 2014, 07:42:58 AM
here is a beam shot vinh took of the tk61 modded

(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac323/vinhnguyen54/20140223_230228_RichtoneHDR_zps82324e63.jpg)

Crazy I tell ye ! :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: netprince on May 22, 2014, 03:59:01 PM
Too many lights to count.  About half are more than 10 years old, dept store incan style.  Other half more modern cree LED lights.  In 2008, the kids and I searched the house and counted them up and found 50+.  That was before I really got into modern stuff...
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Lithium on May 23, 2014, 11:56:38 AM
I count 88 today  :-\
That includes the numerous P60 hosts I have laying around, but not the good old Maglites, and the Ultrafire I am currently modding...and which I probably won't keep.

I am not really a lumen addict, more of a sub lumen addict. I also love warm tint...most of my lights are neutral or warm tints, and those who aren't are soon to be modded...or I can't get them opened!

But I feel reassured to see other huge collections, I'm not the only one! My only problem is my wife, which is (non-understandably) reluctant to carry more than a Olight i3s as a keychain, and a S10 Titanium on her bedside table (poor S10 is almost never used) :o
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: max on June 24, 2014, 08:37:23 PM
I didn't bother to count but my wife tells me we have too many so I interpreted that to mean 25 on the nightstand, 75 in the entrance way to my "office", 20 more by the door to the garage, and at least 15 on my bench in the garage. So I voted over 100 in the poll.
Psst, don't tell her about the ones 'hidden' in my desk.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Spasmod on June 24, 2014, 09:10:34 PM
I didn't bother to count but my wife tells me we have too many so I interpreted that to mean 25 on the nightstand, 75 in the entrance way to my "office", 20 more by the door to the garage, and at least 15 on my bench in the garage. So I voted over 100 in the poll.
Psst, don't tell her about the ones 'hidden' in my desk.

LOL you sound as bad as some of this lot :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on June 24, 2014, 09:12:04 PM
I didn't bother to count but my wife tells me we have too many so I interpreted that to mean 25 on the nightstand, 75 in the entrance way to my "office", 20 more by the door to the garage, and at least 15 on my bench in the garage. So I voted over 100 in the poll.
Psst, don't tell her about the ones 'hidden' in my desk.

LOL you sound as bad as some of this lot :D
I dont believe for a minute she doen't know about the ones in the desk. Wives know what we do before we do it.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on June 25, 2014, 04:33:13 AM
I didn't bother to count but my wife tells me we have too many so I interpreted that to mean 25 on the nightstand, 75 in the entrance way to my "office", 20 more by the door to the garage, and at least 15 on my bench in the garage. So I voted over 100 in the poll.
Psst, don't tell her about the ones 'hidden' in my desk.

LOL you sound as bad as some of this lot :D
I dont believe for a minute she doen't know about the ones in the desk. Wives know what we do before we do it.
Ain't that the truth! :P
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on June 25, 2014, 11:43:23 AM
Amen.
I bought a couple of these earlier. They should not be to hard to fix up.
http://intl-outdoor.com/b-grade-product-sell-and-stock-clearance-p-802.html?zenid=33e1596c2c6fc3b2440dcd1f94b7a322
I had to pay through PayPal site as the IOS web site would not get past the 3rd stage on checkout.
XinTD's that is.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Gazeddy on August 21, 2014, 11:57:22 PM
all i hope is that if we split up she dont sell em for what i told her they cost
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Lithium on August 22, 2014, 06:44:05 AM
Same here...applies to every flashaholic I'm afraid!
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Gj on September 02, 2014, 12:44:27 AM
Are we counting older incandescent lights, or just LED? Just own, or in use? I don't usually count,but I know I have 141 Eveready economy 2D incans alone.

I might need more choices in the poll.  ::)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on September 02, 2014, 03:33:05 AM
Are we counting older incandescent lights, or just LED? Just own, or in use? I don't usually count,but I know I have 141 Eveready economy 2D incans alone.

I might need more choices in the poll.  ::)
LOL, Gj!  Yeah, man, they all count.  What the heck are you doing with 140 2D Eveready incans?  :o
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on September 02, 2014, 05:10:57 AM
This sounds very strange. Some sort of fetish? :-X
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Gj on September 02, 2014, 07:42:27 AM
Are we counting older incandescent lights, or just LED? Just own, or in use? I don't usually count,but I know I have 141 Eveready economy 2D incans alone.

I might need more choices in the poll.  ::)
LOL, Gj!  Yeah, man, they all count.  What the heck are you doing with 140 2D Eveready incans?  :o


Eveready had a mail-in offer for a free FL with proofs-of purchase from 2 packages of Eveready batteries. My dad brought home the wrappers from work.   :-X

Each flashlight came in a heavy cardboard box with a wall mountable holder. I never even saw those in stores.  ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: effimote on October 08, 2014, 08:52:10 AM
i guess dozens of flashlights these years ,i didn't count that
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on October 11, 2014, 05:31:13 AM
If i cont even the cheapies, hosts, scrapped lights, and my vintage lights its likely over 200 now.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on October 11, 2014, 09:32:08 AM
If i cont even the cheapies, hosts, scrapped lights, and my vintage lights its likely over 200 now.
And you have batteries for all of them? ;)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on October 11, 2014, 09:52:17 AM
If i cont even the cheapies, hosts, scrapped lights, and my vintage lights its likely over 200 now.
And you have batteries for all of them? ;)

maybe for only 1/4 of them. :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: captain on October 14, 2014, 04:52:03 PM
I have 30-50 modern ones with CREE or Nichia emitters. I know it's not the most around, but it is already way out of hand from my perspective.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Gj on November 17, 2014, 09:27:57 PM
I have 30-50 modern ones with CREE or Nichia emitters. I know it's not the most around, but it is already way out of hand from my perspective.
Too many is not enough, as long as you still have places to hide them from friends and family.  ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on November 17, 2014, 10:07:49 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: wedlpine on November 19, 2014, 01:16:33 PM
Must be around 100 or so.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on November 19, 2014, 07:04:14 PM
Hi and welcome wedipine. I'd say you have a problem if you have 100 lights. 
To help with your problem I believe you should post a picture up. :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on November 20, 2014, 11:44:56 AM
I agree :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on December 09, 2014, 04:03:53 AM
The wife just cleared out some built in shelves for me to use for my lights and stuff.  I dug out the easiest to get, took some pics, put several of the lights away, then moved the pics to my pc only to find that they sucked (dark and/or blurry).  So I took more pics with a better camera and they came out better but missing the lights I'd put away prior.  Mind you, I still have another 3-4 dozen lights that never made it to the shelves yet but here is a few shots with roughly 90 lights in them.  One day I'll take pics of all of them but this should do for now. :D


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/15793278580_bea891e96a_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/15793278580_dfbd73c581_o.jpg)


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8571/15360953633_4700bc537e_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8571/15360953633_1782b27cb3_o.jpg)


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8582/15979905362_fd3619ef6e_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8582/15979905362_bef2a6f915_o.jpg)


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8573/15360953793_9d4c4bbd49_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8573/15360953793_717cf2b9e3_o.jpg)


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8572/15954803706_e043e375e6_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8572/15954803706_4def50aba7_o.jpg)


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7504/15793183658_01e078d62c_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7504/15793183658_f052437f66_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on December 09, 2014, 06:47:26 AM
Question time JM. I notice you have one light there called Eileen. Whats your favorite and why? Whats your EDC and whats the most amazing and why? Most hated and why. What shoulda been but wasn't and why? Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on December 09, 2014, 02:20:43 PM
Question time JM. I notice you have one light there called Eileen. Whats your favorite and why? Whats your EDC and whats the most amazing and why? Most hated and why. What shoulda been but wasn't and why? Thanks. :)
Ooooh...all good questions.  Here is a pic with my favs listed and the reasons why along with an explanation for Eileen.

(Click for full sized easier to read pic)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8585/15796073280_e6b7006a47_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8585/15796073280_bfe5bbc343_o.jpg)

Most hated?  Wow, that's a tough one.  Almost all are good for one reason or another.  As much as I love my Thrunite lights, Eileen, the TN11, is probably my most hated regular light.  It's my only Thrunite with bad PWM and the whole side switch on the tailcap right next to the master tail switch is the dumbest idea ever.  I pisses me off it's such a dumb idea.  Aside from Eileen, probably any of the zoomies.  They never impressed me. 

What shoulda' been but wasn't and why?  Easy... the Flex Asgard. 

The worlds first Bluetooth wireless fully programmable flashlight.  To my knowledge it's still the only one.  I worked with Fasttech for quite a while to design this light and they had 2 others they were planning to follow the Asgard with.  The second, the Beowulf, was to be a compact EDC light while the third was the Chimera, a triple XM-L monster, named after the three headed, fire breathing monster.  All were to use BT programmability. I had even come up with the names they were going to use for them and was looking forward to their development.

Why wasn't it?  They released it without enough testing and development.  When people who bought one as soon as it was released were having trouble with the connections and started complaining, those who wanted one but decided to wait until the bugs were worked out held off.  Fasttech took this as a rejection of the whole BT programmable idea, not as the rejection of their under developed implementation and decided to bail on the whole endeavor.  Such a shame as well because they applied for patents on the whole idea and owned exclusive rights to the whole concept.  I was pissed.

Another reason for its failure was the use of the Small Sun ZY-T08 for the host.  FT wanted to use an existing light as host in order to make a proof of concept for the whole BT programmable flashlight idea.  If it was successful they would design the next two lights from scratch.  Many potential buyers bitched about the cheap host used which was another cause for it's failure.

So there you go, a little piece of flashlight history recorded for posterity here on TFF.  Mine is the very first one ever produced and is serial #1.  My name is even programmed into the firmware which can be seen when connected to the Flexcandles software.  I'll probably never get rid of it.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on December 09, 2014, 06:33:30 PM
is that tk35 a ue or regular xml?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on December 09, 2014, 06:47:06 PM
is that tk35 a ue or regular xml?
It's a UE with the MT-G2
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on December 09, 2014, 06:48:19 PM
is that tk35 a ue or regular xml?
It's a UE with the MT-G2
Eexxxxxxxxcelent. I love those. Nite core has a similar light out that looks interesting.

And by interesting I mean it can tailstand lol,
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on December 09, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
is that tk35 a ue or regular xml?
It's a UE with the MT-G2
Eexxxxxxxxcelent. I love those. Nite core has a similar light out that looks interesting.

And by interesting I mean it can tailstand lol,
Yeah, I don't get Fenix.  Even the UF-F10, a TK35 clone, matches in almost every way except it can tail stand.  They copied the basic design and made it better than the Fenix.  How hard would it be to make the switch boots the same height so it can stand.  Having them different diameters is enough to tell them apart by touch.  And what the heck is up with their battery tubes?  Whether they use battery carriages or not, each of the 3 Fenix lights I have (TK61, TK35UE, and LD60) all rattle like an old clock when you shake them.  Add in their super light weight and thin walled construction and they don't feel that confidence inspiring.   ???
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on December 09, 2014, 06:59:20 PM
is that tk35 a ue or regular xml?
It's a UE with the MT-G2
Eexxxxxxxxcelent. I love those. Nite core has a similar light out that looks interesting.

And by interesting I mean it can tailstand lol,
Yeah, I don't get Fenix.  Even the UF-F10, a TK35 clone, matches in almost every way except it can tail stand.  They copied the basic design and made it better than the Fenix.  How hard would it be to make the switch boots the same height so it can stand.  Having them different diameters is enough to tell them apart by touch.  And what the heck is up with their battery tubes?  Whether they use battery carriages or not, each of the 3 Fenix lights I have (TK61, TK35UE, and LD60) all rattle like an old clock when you shake them.  Add in their super light weight and thin walled construction and they don't feel that confidence inspiring.   ???
Agreed. Those were all annoying to me but I overlooked them... Now Fenix uses some sort of pwm like modulation on the new ld60... Huge deal breaker :(
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on December 09, 2014, 07:20:35 PM
Thanks JM for your thoughts. Interesting thoughts on the Bluetooth.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Michael on December 19, 2014, 03:53:54 AM
I voted 0-5, since I only have two decent (ish) lights and two better ones in the post, but then I realized you the question could possibly be interpreted to include all lights including the crap $5 ones from the hardware store. If we include those, I've probably got a few dozen lol

I didn't realize it before now, but I've always been a bit of a flashaholic, three or four in each room and a few more in each toolbox and backpack, I just never got any good lights til now.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Michael on December 19, 2014, 04:00:16 AM
The wife just cleared out some built in shelves for me to use for my lights and stuff.  I dug out the easiest to get, took some pics, put several of the lights away, then moved the pics to my pc only to find that they sucked (dark and/or blurry).  So I took more pics with a better camera and they came out better but missing the lights I'd put away prior.  Mind you, I still have another 3-4 dozen lights that never made it to the shelves yet but here is a few shots with roughly 90 lights in them.  One day I'll take pics of all of them but this should do for now. :D


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/15793278580_bea891e96a_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/15793278580_dfbd73c581_o.jpg)



I see you've got the Slug and Hammer hiding in there, those don't count Johnny! ;)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on December 19, 2014, 07:01:57 AM
I sense you have a problem Michael.
The same problem the rest of us have here. ;)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Michael on January 16, 2015, 05:21:02 AM
I need to change my vote. I'm up to 6 "nicer" flashlights, with the bodies and emitters and whatnot to build 2 more on the way from FT... I think I might have a problem...
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: david57strat on April 22, 2015, 06:58:39 AM
It's exactly 65 lights, as of yesterday, when my much-anticipated Fenix TK51 arrived.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on April 22, 2015, 07:38:10 AM
if i included EVERY light from fauxtons to flood lights i'm guessing 300 or more by now.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on April 22, 2015, 07:36:16 PM
if i included EVERY light from fauxtons to flood lights i'm guessing 300 or more by now.
WHAHHH?   :o

 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on April 22, 2015, 08:00:23 PM
that includes all the lights in the RV, boats, the collection display cases, vehicles, garage, house, at work, etc.  ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on April 22, 2015, 08:26:57 PM
I always knew you had a lot but that blows away even Don's collection in its heyday. :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: david57strat on April 22, 2015, 08:49:39 PM
I sense you have a problem Michael.
The same problem the rest of us have here. ;)

There are worse problems to have lol.  At least, our obsessions have a useful purpose :-). 
(That's what I keep telling myself)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on April 23, 2015, 12:30:26 AM
I always knew you had a lot but that blows away even Don's collection in its heyday. :)

some weekend when i get time i will gather them all together to take a photo of them all.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: david57strat on April 23, 2015, 03:16:22 AM
Here's the most recent - 67 lights, in all - so far, anyway.

(http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj571/david57strat/Flashlights/IMG_7158.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: david57strat on May 25, 2015, 10:57:28 PM
Make that 69 lights.  This picture includes the newly-acquired Fenix PD40 (MT-G2), Jetbeam WL-S4 (MT-G2), and the most recent arrival - an Armytek Barracuda (XM-L2 T6)

Here's an interim picture.  I haven't had the chance to take these lights outside, for a better shot

(http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj571/david57strat/Flashlights/IMG_7563b.jpg)

There are batteries in all, but the Catapult V3, from which I stole two NCR18650B 3400 mAh protected batteries, for the Barracuda; but two Panasonic NCR18650B 3400 mAh IMRs are on the way...:D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: ShinkuRyuuga on June 22, 2015, 07:22:40 PM
Dang, you guys have a lot of options going on. Wish I could boast about the amount I have, but, uh... no. I only have two flashlights of any value. But, at least the SRT7 and EC21 are still good lights.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: david57strat on June 24, 2015, 04:40:44 AM
Yes, they definitely are nice lights. 

Welcome to the forums :-)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on June 24, 2015, 12:05:14 PM
my collection is down to 55 now that I sold off $4000 worth of stuff ;p
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on June 25, 2015, 09:31:38 PM
Welcome to the forum, Shinku!  It's not the amount of lights you have but the quality of the ones you have and how much you appreciate them.  Many of us have a lot of lights but the majority of them are shelf queens that rarely get used.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on June 25, 2015, 09:32:58 PM
Welcome to the forum, Shinku!  It's not the amount of lights you have but the quality of the ones you have and how much you appreciate them.  Many of us have a lot of lights but the majority of them are shelf queens that rarely get used.
Is that how much you sold off?  Damn!  I didn't realize you ahd sold off that many.  I need to do the same after the amount of money I've had to invest in my video drone and still need to add to it.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: jmpaul320 on June 26, 2015, 01:19:20 PM
Welcome to the forum, Shinku!  It's not the amount of lights you have but the quality of the ones you have and how much you appreciate them.  Many of us have a lot of lights but the majority of them are shelf queens that rarely get used.
Is that how much you sold off?  Damn!  I didn't realize you ahd sold off that many.  I need to do the same after the amount of money I've had to invest in my video drone and still need to add to it.

its up to around $4500 now - i still have about ~40 lights - trying to get down to around 5 actually :)

  a lot of the sales were private via email or pm
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: wedlpine on September 29, 2015, 12:44:44 PM
Must be around 100 or so.

Just counted and I am over 200 lights.  I would love to take a picture of them all together, but if the old lady saw them all together, I would be dead.  Maybe when she goes to visit her best friend from nursing school in NOLA, I might be able to do it.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on September 29, 2015, 05:31:24 PM
I still have to do the same. I need a full day to get them all gathered together for a group photo. :P
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: MRsDNF on September 30, 2015, 09:50:40 AM
I believe you guys may have a problem. I dont.  :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on October 03, 2015, 03:44:14 AM
Must be around 100 or so.

Just counted and I am over 200 lights.  I would love to take a picture of them all together, but if the old lady saw them all together, I would be dead.  Maybe when she goes to visit her best friend from nursing school in NOLA, I might be able to do it.
Over 200???  WOW!  I thought I had a lot...
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: dpadams6 on October 08, 2015, 05:26:57 PM
You guys posting about all the flashlights that you own, is not helping my finances. I feel like i need to pick up a couple more, as we speak. 😊:)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on October 13, 2015, 03:05:41 AM
It's a real dangerous hobby for your wallet.  I ask myself all the time, "why can't I just be happy with two or 3 good lights?".  They are addicting and, for a person like me who loves to collect things, they are like crack.  :P
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on November 08, 2015, 09:26:33 AM
So i finally managed to take some photos of all the lights i have in the house and in the display cases. (it took me nearly 4 hours to gather them together for these photos.
The below photos are roughly 85 % of all my lights i have collected over the years. Not included in the photos are the many lights in the cars, the RV, at work, in the Garage, on keys, head-lights, etc. Also not included are the big spot lights. I counted this collection, and added roughly the numbers of lights i have elsewhere but not in the photos below, estimated roughly 320 lights. maybe i should sell some off.  :o

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/Denbarrett/Collection01_zpsdsyery5e.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/Denbarrett/Collection05_zpscpgibid2.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/Denbarrett/Collection04_zpsme0bxfow.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/Denbarrett/Collection02_zpsvbiw7cbz.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/Denbarrett/Collection03_zpsiapvww93.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on November 12, 2015, 07:00:56 AM
Holy cow!!  Awesome collection! I thought I was bad at half that amount of lights.  I am seriously considering selling off some of mine since 95% of them never get used.  Not that I would ever sell 95% of them :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on November 12, 2015, 07:09:37 AM
i just added a Shadow JM35 MT-G2 to that collection yesterday.  ;D  (it arrived in the mail from a order 3 weeks back.) i thought about selling off some of my unused ones, duplicates, etc. too soon, as with 320 + lights the collection can be burdening.
I will be taking at least 15 or 20 of these and modding them, and using them for free giveaways to attendees at a local Flashlight weekend meet i will be hosting this spring.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on November 12, 2015, 07:28:50 AM
Nice!  Flashlight weekend meet??  That'll be a blast for sure.  What part of the country are you located in?

EDIT: I think I know...Photon Fest 23 at Milky's??

Edit 2:  Hmm...I give up. Can't find any info on one this fall.  This time last year it was PF22 so I figured a PF23.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on November 12, 2015, 07:44:58 AM
I live in Ontario Canada, ( roughly 2.5 hours drive from Buffalo NY border at Niagara Falls)  The Photon Festival failed to materialize this year in NJ i heard, and thought about getting one started/offered here north of the border.
it will be a full weekend event, held at a local RV camping park, with unlimited special discount available campsites, hotel nearby. Some of the plans in place will be a Beam shoot-out night with photos, many light giveaways, etc. This first event i will be providing a free Breakfast cook up, Lumens sphere testing, photo shoot gear, beam shoot-out equipment, all the good stuff. My entire collection and mod gear will be on display and used for the event as i will have my RV at the park and supply all the tables, chairs, power for charging batteries, camera gear, etc.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on November 12, 2015, 07:50:27 AM
Holy smokes!  You are in Canada and drive all the way to NJ for the Photon Fests?  Much respect!

Your event sounds absolutely amazing!  I hope you have a great turn out for it.  :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on November 12, 2015, 07:54:59 AM
so far we have 12 people interested. (mostly from BLF, & CPF)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on November 12, 2015, 07:59:05 AM
Please say hello to them all for me.  ;)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on January 23, 2016, 07:40:14 AM
Ther should be a vote option for anyone with more than 300.  ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: YJT on January 23, 2016, 04:22:46 PM
I started counting from my nightstand, where I found 10 flashlights. Seven in the kitchen. Three EDC lights (one on belt holster, two on "man purse" I carry commuting to work), one on my wife´s nightstand. Some more scattered around the house. Five flashlights on my person at work (four on duty belt and one attached to uniform),  two in my helmet, few on my gear bag and some in my locker. I did not count the exact number, but it fits into 30-50 range.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBCstm on February 15, 2016, 03:26:55 AM
I was forced to count em up the other day. 135 with a few on the way. Every light has cells installed and is ready to go. Plus some 27 cells in a 12ga Shotshell case, backup's. :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on February 16, 2016, 02:15:17 AM
That's close to the number of lights I have but WAY more cells than I have!  That is a lot of batteries, bud! :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: ToyKeeper on February 25, 2016, 11:05:17 AM
Not sure exactly how many, but over a hundred.  I can see about 70 from where I'm sitting, and that doesn't count two boxes worth and unfinished projects and some stragglers.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: kronological on February 29, 2016, 05:45:03 PM
I would estimate that I have over 100. I have never counted. Maybe one day when everyone is out of my hair I will compile them and take a picture.

I tried to start a spreadsheet at one time to organize them, list tints, whether they had been modded...etc., but that only lasted about 2 weeks before it died.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: teacher on March 19, 2016, 03:57:35 PM
Ouch......... that hurt.  $$$$$$   :o   :-X    ;)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: presterjohn on September 24, 2016, 08:05:53 PM
I have at least fifty it could be a lot more if you count mislaid ones and old ones hidden in cupboards and draws now long forgotten. I have about 15 that I am happy to claim as good ones though.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: robo819 on September 24, 2016, 11:30:44 PM
I have at least 60 lights , counting in all my older ones and all. I have given away at least a dozen over the last year to boot.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on September 26, 2016, 07:11:13 AM
I'd taken a pic on my iPad of my collection shelf.  Believe it or not, there are about 150 torches on there and I have lots more that aren't on it.  The wifey just picked up another, smaller shelf for me yesterday at a yardsale.   Once I get it cleaned up and hung I can add more lights and reorganize the collection.  :)


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8371/29821391802_71130724a6_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8371/29821391802_9a12cc2200_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: Streamer on September 26, 2016, 05:16:14 PM
Nice JM !..you must have that  rack studded in with Lag Screws...heavy collection for sure !
Mine are scattered all around the premises...Need a fisheye lens to photo em...  ;D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DBSAR on September 26, 2016, 07:11:57 PM
I'd taken a pic on my iPad of my collection shelf.  Believe it or not, there are about 150 torches on there and I have lots more that aren't on it.  The wifey just picked up another, smaller shelf for me yesterday at a yardsale.   Once I get it cleaned up and hung I can add more lights and reorganize the collection.  :)


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8371/29821391802_71130724a6_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8371/29821391802_9a12cc2200_o.jpg)

Nice shelf setup! i see many familiar ones there.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: southcove on September 29, 2016, 12:22:45 AM
At one point we had 55, but 20 at any point were business rewards and giveaways for my little supply shop, mostly UF and Solarforce... now I have 30 or so, including some nicely modded ones.   I used to have the most fun w large lights, but the last year or so it's the smaller lights w maximum punch that get my constant attention.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: bykfixer on February 20, 2017, 03:14:05 PM
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/z%20flashlights/z2/IMG_20160908_174300_zpssj1nfo7b.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/z%20flashlights/z2/IMG_20160908_174300_zpssj1nfo7b.jpg.html)

I gathered up enough from my den to make this shape.

I started out with the intention of stopping at my favorite number 28. One day I discovered I had 35 so I gave away 7. Another day I discovered I was up to 45 so I decided never mind that idea.
At last count I had cracked to 300 mark. I don't think I'm at 500 yet but feel confident I'm closer to 500 than 300.

It's a disease I tell ya. But I've backed way off these days and have set my sights on hard to find items that don't cost a lot.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JohnnyMac on March 01, 2017, 02:01:52 AM
It's a disease all right. LOL!  Glad to see someone has it worse than me. :)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: TKC on March 21, 2017, 01:28:09 AM
I used to have a lot more lights than I do now. I have 3 Malkoff's,1 Blue Label  Prometheus/ Dark Sucks, 2 Lumintop's, 1 McGizmo, one little red one (I can't remember who made it.), and 2 Sure Fire's (They both live in my car.). That is all off the top of my head. I forgot about the 2 FourSevens lights I have. I have a Quark Smart & Navi Smart. (The Navi Smart was a waste of $$.)
I sold or gave away the others.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: bykfixer on April 06, 2017, 01:51:15 AM
Whoops! I didn't realize I'd already posted in this one.  :o

By the results of the poll it looks like us junkies are the norm here.
Woohoo!! 8)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: macka17 on April 06, 2017, 01:16:33 PM
Jeez.
You lot are like me with my fishing gear.

6 torches with another 3 in mail.
Rods and reels.
around  $14 grands worth.
2 boats.(535tinny bowrider and 3.75 roof topper)
Sold my yacht and part share in 40ft game last yr.
I'm getting a bit too old for the bouncing nowadays (75)
But the torches are good fun.
A new life hey.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: cuttingthelight on May 13, 2017, 05:36:22 AM
Still just a newbie... but I'll get there soon. I've seen the light! ;)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: david57strat on June 15, 2017, 05:00:08 PM
My last count was 92, as of the the other day.  About sixty per cent of those are run by 18650 batteries; and yes, I have fully charged batteries for every one of them :-).  There's not much point in having a light, if it's not ready to go, on a moment's notice.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: lightme on August 19, 2017, 04:12:05 AM
as a new comer in flashlight field, i just have 3 flashlights now, and two of them are keychain flashlight: CooYoo Quantumn SS & zareflare f6, and another one is an AAA from Jetbeam. Of course, i will add more in the near future. :D
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: david57strat on August 20, 2017, 08:33:30 PM
I just gave away a few to my Mom.   As of today, it's 90 lights - and 18 chargers lol (most of them are XTAR units).

Of the 90 lights, 57 of them are running on 18650 batteries (my first choice for EDC lights).
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: DUEBEL Flashlight on November 08, 2017, 04:44:51 AM
I own over 100 PCs in the factory lol.
some 12000 lumens.
some 1697 meters beam distance.
some with hammer head in tactical portable designs
some keychain flashlight about 350 lumens.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: quangtan on December 29, 2017, 07:27:56 AM
i have 5 flashlights . I buy they 5 years ago.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: old4570 on January 10, 2018, 02:40:36 AM
100+ 

 I stopped counting a few years ago ( When I got to 100 ) so I actually don't know how many I have ..
And no I dont have batteries for all of them ...

  Maybe enough batteries for 50 ( Maybe )  ...

 Very last flashlight is a Jetbeam JET-IIM TAC ... ( Review soon ) , and 2nd last was a Lumintop SD4A ..  3rd last was a Zanflare F3 .. 

  Flashlights are just getting better and better . 
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: macka17 on March 07, 2018, 01:20:20 AM
I've got around 18. Mostly Cheapies. BUT they (All but 2) Seem to be as good as the much more expensive units I travel with over the yrs) I tend to prefer Skyray and Convoy.
Favourite?. My First LED and No 1... is an old 8+ yrs Skyray S-R5. Q5\Xm-L2.
The most "comfortable to hold" torch I've held so far.Really fits well in the hand.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: david57strat on March 09, 2018, 03:34:31 AM
I've got around 18. Mostly Cheapies. BUT they (All but 2) Seem to be as good as the much more expensive units I travel with over the yrs) I tend to prefer Skyray and Convoy.
Favourite?. My First LED and No 1... is an old 8+ yrs Skyray S-R5. Q5\Xm-L2.
The most "comfortable to hold" torch I've held so far.Really fits well in the hand.

Plus 1 on the Convoys. Great value, for the money, and they come in a wide variety of nice tints, too!

(https://i.imgur.com/WQM2j89.jpg)
Not pictured: M1

Newest acquisitions:

(https://i.imgur.com/ExlKkih.jpg)

Left to Right:
Emissar D4 (Quad Nichia 219C, in Grey)
Astrolux S41 (Quad Nichia 219B)
Siillhunt H03 headlamp (neutral)
Armytek Elf C2 micro-USB chargeable (cool white, but surprisingly nice).


...and 22 chargers

(https://i.imgur.com/vY43EAB.jpg)

This brings the count to 96 lights :-).  I told myself, a while back, that I'd stop at 100, but I've got a feeling that's not gonna happen :P

Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: sabrina on December 03, 2018, 03:46:07 AM
for collection ,i have about 60pcs
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: JamesDupont on May 20, 2019, 11:01:50 PM
I own 7 flashlights if I count a  25 year old Maglite (I recently changed the phenq website https://enfinmince.fr/phenq-avis/ (https://enfinmince.fr/phenq-avis/) bulb of my 4D unit for a Terralux 140 lumen LED - really not too bad).

How many flashlights do you need to become a Flashaholic?

These are the heavy, generally aluminum flashlights that you have  8)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: HaroldWilson on June 20, 2019, 11:39:58 PM
I own 7 flashlights if I count a  25 year old Maglite (I recently changed the bulb of my 4D unit for a Terralux 140 lumen LED - really not too bad).

How many flashlights do you need to become a Flashaholic?

It's a lot harder to complete tasks in the dark. You really can't have too many flashlights. Why?
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: macka17 on July 11, 2019, 05:51:14 AM
Around 37/40 now. I dumped a dozen or so, Can't sell round here.

Starting at some no name. little $2.75 ea Del. They magic walkabouts inside at night.
Have about 5 hanging on door handles around the home.
 Perfect clean circle beam. expanding with distance. Built in batterys.

Astrolux AO1. Up to Convoy L2/L6 and a skyray King 9 x LED coke can.

Most useful, in general. Outside. The 3 and 4 led. small hand held.
With 18650 and 26650 cells.

Battery's.
One for each with another 8 or dozen as spares. up to 26650.
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: BOO5TED on October 02, 2019, 03:46:55 AM
I'd say more than 10 but less than 20.


These are just the ti lights I have, for now. 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48638655942_a638c35628_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
Post by: richbuff on October 18, 2019, 02:44:05 AM
20 real lights, by  Acebeam, Eagletac, Fenix, Four-Sevens, Imalent, Manker, Nitecore, Niwalker, Noctigon, Olight and Thrunite.

I read the first post, so counting one in transit is 21.