EDC Torch Thread

Wilkshire13

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You should see the pics of the collections ...
Some of their collections are purely copper bodied torches that are just there to develop patina and never get used. Seems a waste personally, at least we typically use all our shaving gear :D

Tell me, what does the torch geek/nerd/enthusiast/whatever actually do with all those torches? I understand having one to hold in your hand, and a couple of spares, but what do you do with those vast collections? Living out in the bush, I use a torch fairly frequently, but i don't stand outside all night lighting up the darkness.
Sweet eff all mate. They sit there and look pretty 99% of the time and occasionally some get carried. My FW4A is my current EDC and it gets used regularly due to poor lighting in my house and garage, plus around the yard at night to avoid the dog-related land mines, but that's just me.

Does someone need 50+ torches? Not a chance. Most I can rationalise is a couple throwers, floods and EDC's.

My user collection is mostly functional (Excludes headlamps)

Flood to Throw

  • Lumintop FW21 Pro 10,000 lumens, 325m throw (Massive flood, moderate throw)
  • Lumintop FW4A 3,600 lumens, 208m throw (Floody, but less so than the FW21 Pro)
  • Olight S2R Baton II 1,150 Lumens, 135m throw (Low throw, but tight bright hotspot)
  • Astrolux EC03 6,700 Lumens, 485m (Throw and flood, but more tighter hotspot)
  • Olight Warrior X Pro 2,100 lumens, 500m (Tight hotspot, great throw with minimal flood)
  • Olight Warrior X Turbo 1,100 lumens, 1km throw (Tight hotspot, no flood)
 

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Tell me, what does the torch geek/nerd/enthusiast/whatever actually do with all those torches? I understand having one to hold in your hand, and a couple of spares, but what do you do with those vast collections? Living out in the bush, I use a torch fairly frequently, but i don't stand outside all night lighting up the darkness.
You should see the pics of the collections ...
Like this as a SMALL example -

 

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Multiple torches I understand, much like multiple razors, but several of the same item in a different colour is a bit much for me.
Don’t you remember NEEDING ato have the whole set of things as a kid?
 

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Olightstore have a special going for Olight Warrior Mini 1500 lumens (normally $146) plus Obulb lamp (normally $36) together for $75. I've been meaning to get the latter anyway, but I do like the single 18650 battery format for a handheld.
Ended up getting this the other day for my daughter :)

You forgot to mention the silicone caps!
 
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