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$1000 Flashlight? Holy cow...

Postby Steven Johnson » Feb 28, 2007 8:43 pm

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Postby hunter » Feb 28, 2007 9:27 pm

So the foxfury website says:
Intrinsically Safe = No


Wonder what this means?

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Postby Evan G » Feb 28, 2007 9:37 pm

The perfect gift for that Spelunker in your life!!! :rofl:


When is a light too bright?

>When it causes retinal damage to your fellow caver.
>When nightblindness becomes a common aliment in the NSS.
>When a flashlight comes with a childs warning label. Intrinsically Safe = No

WOW!!!:shock:

Let us see the evolution of a flashlight:

    1) Candle in a can
    2) Carbide Light
    3) The incandescent bulb and batteries
    4) The LED with batteries
    5) A flashlight that can cause night blindness
    6)A flashlight that can start paper on fire (distantly related to Carbide Lamp)
    Next:
    A flashlight that will bole hole through limestone
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Postby JoeyS » Feb 28, 2007 9:46 pm

You can get a whole lot more lumens from an HID flashlight than that overpriced thing. HID isn't instant-on, full power so it's not really good for tactical/combat applications, but we cave, so that doesn't matter.
I would not buy that light, even if I had the $$ to blow on it. It runs on 15(!!) CR123 batteries. That's ridiculously expensive if you buy them at Walmart (75 bucks per battery change). But, they do throw in the first 15 batteries for "free"... how nice..
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Postby Steven Johnson » Feb 28, 2007 10:12 pm

Evan wrote:A flashlight that will bole hole through limestone


WHOA -- gimma one of those!

No more squeezing thru tight places for me -- just turn the light beyond "High", to "Obliterate", and bang, instant walking passage!

:rofl:

As Spinal Tap said... "This one goes to 11"
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Postby Evan G » Feb 28, 2007 10:25 pm

As Spinal Tap said... "This one goes to 11"


Capt. Jean Luc Pushhard, "Light speed Snotty!"
Chief Engineer Snotty, "But giving the Borehole all she got the intergraded circuits can't take it anymore"
Capt. Jean Luc Pushhard, "Take her to 11, she can do it"
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Postby Realms » Feb 28, 2007 11:43 pm

the technology is cool.....the application marketing, pricing.....and well overall design sucks. They actually found a way to quad up the LED emmiter in each light so yes each light has 4 led elements in it. Great idea.....im not gonna pay $1000 for it nor is anyone else running around with any common sense. Sad to see tech turn out like that :-(

tonight on "When Good Tech Goes Bad"
never stop imagining what could someday come to pass...
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Postby tagcaving » Feb 28, 2007 11:57 pm

They don't tell you that a light like this has the potential to explode. Note that the batteries this light takes is "Battery Size / Type = 15 CR123" See what happens when CR123 batteries have a bad day....

http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthr ... 888&page=1

http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=78843
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Postby Adam Byrd » Mar 1, 2007 11:04 am

That generous and brilliant output makes it appropriate for ... blinding friends with a bit of point-blank tomfoolery.

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Postby Evan G » Mar 1, 2007 11:10 am

Andy wrote:
They don't tell you that a light like this has the potential to explode. Note that the batteries this light takes is "Battery Size / Type = 15 CR123" See what happens when CR123 batteries have a bad day....


Thank's for the input, interesting piece of knowledge. Not something you want going off in your pack!

Adam wrote:
That generous and brilliant output makes it appropriate for ... blinding friends with a bit of point-blank tomfoolery.


Scary to say the least :shock: :doh: !!
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intrinsically safe

Postby Dave Bunnell » Mar 3, 2007 10:04 pm

The term "intrinsically safe" has nothing to do with whether a light my be so bright it will blind you. What it refers to is whether it is safe to use in environmental conditions involving flammable gases, something of interest in some search and rescue and industrial settings. It means the electronics are effectively sealed from gases if it is rated "safe," and hence, not likely to cause explosions.

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