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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:38 am 
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gramps wrote:
Thanks for the information though.
I will be more discriminating in the future.
I promise.

If having additional information about flashlights creates such angst for you,
please feel free to ignore any/all of my posts on flashlights.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:33 am 
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I have no angst. Just pointing out, not everything you read on the Internet is the gospel! Ok, I will put you on ignore with Mohavesam!
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:35 am 
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Not quite sure who got who's panties in a bunch....

I'm not much into flash lights even though up until this past April I used one everyday in my work and always needed a good rugged high intensity one.... years (30+) ago we chimney sweeps started using the very high beam rechargeable ones..... In fact, up until about a year ago I had a box with about a dozen or so that had stopped working. I even made one that also had a video camera in it that transmitted to a recorder in my van... now was that not crazy?

Not really, they actually make one now that records high def video and audio...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:18 pm 
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OH DANG!

Just found another one (L O N G distance, and high output).
Lumintop ODL20C that sells for between $65 and $95,
depending on where you look.

Disclaimer: If a Radio Shack $1.99 does what you need, absolutely no
need to even look at this one.

It is inside my "pain level" so I will probably get one, once they are available
in more than one or two places.

Peak beam intensity is a tad over 184Kcd with a throw of 860M (that's
a bit over 1/2 mile for us non metric people). :shock: . :shock:

It is very close to the size of my Catapult V6, but does a bit more output
and a fair increase in distance. :D

Anyone need some "slightly used" flashlights? :wink:
(not really)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:52 am 
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I don't understand these flashlight folks who say how far the beam will go. What is that based on? As far as I know a light beam goes on forever... even though it might be curved by gravity and eventually sucked into a black hole somewhere. I do kind of understand the intensity or how bright the light is even though I don't have a clue what 'Kcd' is.... I know that light bulbs will be rated in lumens.. and it seems I used to see something about candlepower listed. Can one of you experts help me get ejumacated on this?

Here's the Rayovac I'm using now on the rare occasion I go out to inspect a chimney.... easiest way I found it was on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-BEAST-Lu ... C6C59?th=1

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:04 pm 
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blume357 wrote:
I don't understand these flashlight folks who say how far the beam will go.

I believe I answered that the first time you asked.
It is the 5th post in this thread.

Summary: The rated distance is how far you have usable light (defined by
ANSI as the amount of light from a full moon in the dark). The intensity
of throw (peak beam intensity) is computed from output and focus.

As to light going on indefinitely, it does but just as a shotgun pellets go
from a shotgun, the light elements disperse to a point where they are
spaced so far apart that they are not usable, per the ANSI def.
(as in . . not like a laser)

Image

I'll add a P.S. to say that "clear air" is seldom clear at all. Take a high
output and tightly focused flashlight and (after dark, obviously) shine it
up in the air (NOT while a plan is flying overhead). You will be amazed
at how dusty the air we regularly breathe is, AND that dust diffuses the
output from the flashlight. - - - - Any bets on if that is the reason we can
see the beam from a flashlight?

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