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Offline bykfixer

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How long do you use flashlight models
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:22:14 PM »
In todays ever changing world of lighting tools, do you tend to keep using a favorite, or does it get upgraded as new ideas become available?

As a vintage light collector I still upgrade from time to time. Not one to jump at the latest, brightest, longest running lights I tend to spot models that tend to be an improvement for a given purpose.

I have friends who opt to use old favorites year after year and largely dismiss those newer offerings. An old ARC AAA for example.
I also have friends who will pre-order certain lights in order to be ahead of the curve as it were. Mostly because of the tint and CRI changes. Some opt for the better runtime and some prefer the brighter output.

Where do you stand?
John 3:16

Offline limphoni

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Re: How long do you use flashlight models
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 02:07:22 PM »
I always jump to the newer model.

Offline SG-1

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Re: How long do you use flashlight models
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 05:48:37 PM »
I will change to a different light after the every day carry flashlight fails.  So far that takes about a year of use & abuse. Too many different lights to try.  So far,  I have not standardized on any specific brand.

The search & rescue models are replaced after the new gear provides 50% more lumens or run time.

Offline LisaWarren

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Re: How long do you use flashlight models
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 01:25:40 PM »
I always jump to the newer model.

Me too but not always.

Offline aspalagus

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Re: How long do you use flashlight models
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 10:02:13 AM »
Thank you for this answer.