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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2005, 06:20:30 AM »
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Over the years been working on better and better ways to illuminate the camp area around the fire... 2 yrs ago i had the panasonic light that was about 100 lumen... i put it up high.. i put some cardboard into the handle and shot the light up into the cardboard.. the cardboard was covered with crumpled and flattened aluminum foil.. and worked great... well last year i had upgraded the light to the Megasonic bumping up the brightness to about 280 lumen and LED powered.. the runtime maybe 6 hours.... i tried something different that year.. i bounced the light off a big white wall.. Well.. this year i figured out the 'holy grail'...



That is an X990 (3200-3500 lumen) bouncing into a 9' diameter umbrella.. it was just like a light being on in a room! The picture does NOT do justice for how much light that thing puts out.

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2005, 06:41:20 AM »
Man that X990 is saww-weeeet!
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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2005, 07:25:12 AM »
what kind of super delux camping chair is that sitting in the front?

cool shot!

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #63 on: September 07, 2005, 11:56:20 PM »
i think that is a super-delux baby backpack actually.

The picture doesn't really do justice for just how lit-up the area is... you can see how 'blown out' the white on the canopy is... well when not looking at the canopy and your eyes adjust, you can clearly see anything within about 60 ft away.

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2005, 02:26:07 AM »
i think that is a super-delux baby backpack actually.

Hunh, you know what, Andrew, I do believe you're right.  But it sure does look like somebody took their favorite executive leather office chair out there on the camping trip.  :rotflmao:  What do you suppose the "legs" are?

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2005, 04:06:22 AM »
I believe what looks like legs and goes away from the camera is the velcro straps that go around the wearer... I believe the grey 'fork' looking 'legs' toward the camera are what go around the wearer's hips.. i could be wrong... maybe i needed to user a brighter light!

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2005, 06:23:45 PM »
OK.. the Tesla-Rouse Museum is now ONLINE

go check it out.

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2005, 07:34:17 PM »
The poor guy!   :'(  He had to sell everything for those lights!  He is down to a mattress and a cooler (which is probably filled with batteries and modding equipment), the poor guy!  Maybe next raffle is for Andrew!  :thumbup:

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2005, 11:29:33 PM »
that's pretty funny... if i paid for all those lights that would be the case for sure.. most of those are Nikola Tesla's although i was surprised just a bit when i unpacked after camp and counted like 10+ lights that were mine.

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #69 on: July 30, 2006, 08:19:25 PM »
Thought I'd resurrect my old thread, since I just got back from vacation.  For this year's vacation I brought along the following lights:

1. Brass Cub (of course) with RPM custom brass body  :D
2. Ti McLux PD (of course)
3. Peak Stainless Steel Caribbean (the TRUE pocket rocket)
4. Peak Brass Pacific with AA body
5. Fenix Stainless Steel L1+

These are the lights that are seeing the most EDC usage these days.  All got to go to Cooperstown with me.  :P

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #70 on: July 31, 2006, 07:38:06 AM »
Hey you just reminded me to post about all the light related stuff I did on vacation!

Here is what I had along for the trip (trip by car ;) )

1) EDC - stock Chammie in Holester
2) EDC - Ti Exolion (around neck with Flupic installed)
3) In the "bag", Bare LC (with 168A, LH, lanternhead), SF C3, C2(P90mod), Eternalight Elite Xray, Peak Caribbean, QIII (flupic mod), Fenix L2P
4) ACRO X990
5) Also always in the car but not used were a SF G2 (BOG Drop-in, UCL), Eternalight Elite Marine, TurboFlare


The CHammie and Exolion got daily EDC use and were the real workhorses on this trip.  The Bare LC got used with LH/168A attachments on some of my walks AND got used a lot back at the hotel with the attached lantern head.  The Caribbean got used on the walks out into the country side (this light is just awesome)  Once away from everything, I would fire up the X990 for some spectacular effects (but then you would have to start moving quickly as the X990 is the "bug magnet".  The LC/LH setup was also very impressive as a laser sword in the darkness.  The C3 and C2 saw use once or twice, but they are primarily used as backup lights.  My wife used the Eternalight on occasion (and her Infinity Ultra).  THe other lights saw no action, but are always in the bag.

The winner?  No real winners, but the tops would be the Chammie, Exolion, Caribbean, and the LC....
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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #71 on: July 31, 2006, 11:48:00 AM »
The Caribbean got used on the walks out into the country side (this light is just awesome) 

Told ya!   :headbang:

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #72 on: July 31, 2006, 12:20:26 PM »
The Caribbean got used on the walks out into the country side (this light is just awesome) 

Told ya!   :headbang:

+1.  :thumbup:  My SS Caribbean is one of the best "sleeper" lights out there!  Serious over-performer!! :D ;)

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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #73 on: July 31, 2006, 02:09:53 PM »
The Caribbean got used on the walks out into the country side (this light is just awesome) 

Told ya!   :headbang:

+1.  :thumbup:  My SS Caribbean is one of the best "sleeper" lights out there!  Serious over-performer!! :D ;)

It is not that the Caribbean is does win the brightness/throw/multi-function prizes - but it puts out a good amount of light for a long time - I am still thinking about getting the SS version - or better yet Ti!
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Re: Flashlights on Vacation
« Reply #74 on: July 31, 2006, 02:56:37 PM »
Well, currently there is no Ti version of the Caribbean, but there IS a stainless steel version, and that's just as good, if not better, IMHO.  I love the SS Caribbean.  For its size, nothing - and I mean NOTHING - comes close to its output.  :thumbup: :thumbup: