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Addiction to LED headlights and flashlights

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Does anyone else have a serious problem with a compulsion for constantly buying LED headlamps and flashlights?

Seriously, I don't need any more. But I can't help myself. Am I alone here?
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I've got a mild case of that, too. What's your favorite so far?
I think they're cool, but that's as far as it goes.

We just installed 8, double bulb, 4' fluorescent lights for a customer. She got these bulbs that I had never seen. Instead of fluorescent, they each had like 280 tiny LED bulbs in a straight line pointing down. She said they're supposed to last for 80 years, and they cost $85.00 apiece. 85x16= $1360.00. That's a lot of money for bulbs. Pretty bright though.

I don't believe for a second that they will last 80 years, either. Maybe in theory, but not in real life.
I loose em as fast as I buy em, I get the three pack of LED head lamps at costco for 9.99 with batteries. I've bought three packs.
Me too!!!


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I've got a mild case of that, too. What's your favorite so far?
Yeah I have issues keep buying led flashlights.
I picked these up from costco. $25 for a 3 pack with batteries, 250 lumen. (they have a 2 pack of 500 lumen, same price.)

They are awesome for an affordable light! I have one in each vehicle and one in the tool bucket. :thumbsup:

I hope my costco get the headlamps...
I loose em as fast as I buy em, I get the three pack of LED head lamps at costco for 9.99 with batteries. I've bought three packs.

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I have this Coast brand one that has eight little LEDs. It has two intensity options and the stupid red light one, which is the only part that annoys me. I hate having to cycle through thirty five frickin options to get the light on the way I want.

Damn middle class white people problems!
I've got a mild case of that, too. What's your favorite so far?
I keep tons of little LED lights in all my little bags and boxes. They come in surprisingly handy.
Maelstrom x18

15,000 lumens. $2400

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Really like the stream lite pen lights. Can light up a tree top from a hundred yards. And is about the same size as a slim sharpie. Always with me in side pocket next to Milwaukee fastback knife.

Speaking of led lights. I really really like these Milwaukee M18 portable lights

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I have quite a collection of Surefire lights.
I like the CREE LED rechargeable models with 3.7 volt batteries.
I do a bit of Night Scuba Diveing and spearfishing. I have some UK brand lights and some SOLA lights. Its amazeing how we used to use a light with 8 rechargeable D cells or a gell cell in a PVC canister with cord running to the light and thought they were AWSOME now I have lights that are the size of my fist that probably put out 3-4 times the light.
Define addiction...I've got 10-15 Fenix flashlights...they're awesome! I recently replaced my 500W halogen work light with an LED worklight...I love that it's not hot yet I get lots of light off it!
I got some Fenix LED flashlights too, really nice bright lights for the money. :)
Agreed. I have more than I can use. And they keep getting better upgrades so the others just sit around. I think I've given at least two away to family because I have no use except for the newer and better LEDs with the longer run times. I'll never try another brand for hand helds. I do love my Petzl head lamp though.
EricBrancard said:
I have quite a collection of Surefire lights.
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