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Grummash

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Icon 11 posted July 29, 2007 13:29      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ok, so yesterday a fuse blew and the lights went out. I went down the cellar to re-wire the appropriate fuse (yup, we still have porcelain fuses which you re-wire by hand!) and I thought to myself..."It would be nice to have a really good little torch for times like this".

So I threw myself on the mercy of Google for good advice and I found this, and loudly did I cry
"Woah...DUDE!"

A 2000 lumen arc-lamp, in a hand-held torch! Oh, and check out the price [Frown]

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Icon 1 posted July 29, 2007 16:23      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
wow!

also very handy if you need to flash fry anything!

You could probably signal other planets with that thing [Smile]

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted July 29, 2007 17:22      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And it only takes 20 disposable batteries and weighs 2kg! [thumbsup]

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted July 30, 2007 00:47      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And they say size isn't important...

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Icon 1 posted July 30, 2007 07:31      Profile for Luke Skywalker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The 20 batteries is misleading, they are little lithium batteries.

Id like to leave that thing outside for a few years and see if it works. Looks like they built it to do so.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted July 30, 2007 08:21      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Luke Skywalker wrote:
The 20 batteries is misleading, they are little lithium batteries.

You're probably thinking of the little button cells that are used in watches. These aren't that small.

Type: 123A
Height: 1.35" (34.5mm)
Width: 0.66" (17.0mm)
Weight: 15.5g

Type: AA
Height: 1.98" (50.5mm)
Width: 0.57" (14.5mm)
Weight: 23g

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted July 30, 2007 13:41      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And I suppose that anyone who can afford £3,500 to buy one of these, won't mind paying around £40 for each set of batteries, and probably won't mind dumping all that lithium into your local ecosystem!

[Roll Eyes]

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Icon 1 posted July 30, 2007 15:53      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Still would be cool to try but not buy.

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted August 08, 2007 14:05      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes.. I know it's a necro - but I just got a new gadget, so sue me [Razz]

Anyway, I started this thread because I was musing on how it would be nice to have a decent quality torch (sorry, "flashlight"!) for when the fuses blow. Although I couldn't scrape together the £3,600 to buy the 2,000 lumen handheld arc-lamp I had discovered, I did take delivery today of one of these lovely devices.

The big, old, ugly, and very dim filament bulb D-cell eater in the cupboard can now stay there till it rots. [Big Grin]

Truly, I have seen the light. [Beard of Peter Gabriel!]

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Icon 1 posted August 08, 2007 15:10      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here at Casa del Druid, we recently became the proud owners of one of these.

Surprisingly bright, and leaves your hands free to do whatever nefarious task you're up to in the middle of the night.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted August 08, 2007 16:03      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, it is hard to hold on to a sheep with just one hand...

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Icon 12 posted August 08, 2007 19:22      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Why is spungo posting on Steen's account? [Cool]

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GrumpySteen

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It's just that kind of evening [Big Grin]

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The Famous Druid

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Well, it is hard to hold on to a sheep with just one hand...

That's what the wellies are for...

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Icon 12 posted August 09, 2007 06:32      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Grummash: ... I did take delivery today of one of these lovely devices.
Is that your fenix in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
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