On Sat, 22 Aug 2009 08:54:25 -0400, against all advice, something
I have headlights from the planet Xenon, and the owner's manual
specifically warns against messing with them yourself. High
voltage and pressure is mentioned. I was losing a light, and the
dealer said it might be due to a faulty bulb, igniter, or control
With all of that in mind, one must wonder how one gets all of
that into a flashlight.
Don\'t worry about people stealing an idea. If it\'s original, you will
have to ram it down their throats.
I bought three of the 3D LEG Maglites. Two went into my
vehicles, and one went to a friend. I've used mine
occasionally. He's used his enough to say he's astounded how
long the batteries last.
The Mag web page says about 40 hours on a set of D cells.
I used to be a cop. Mag-Light advertised their 5-cell flashlights at trade
shows with the comment" "If you ever have to use it as an offensive or
defensive weapon, it will not break." Whereupon the salesman used his light
to demolish a wooden pallet.
I carried one for about six years. During that time I had several
opportunities to use it in circumstances for which it was not actually
intended (this was before Tasers and even before effective pepper-sprays).
There are many goblins who interacted with my flashlight that can attest to
Today, with Tasers in common use, the term "light 'em up" has taken on a new
meaning. Especially if the gomer has been heavily into inhalants.
I saw that web page, about the guy who'd been huffing. Did
you see his bugged out eyes? That must be some wicked
You remember that old chemical Mace stuff? Which says it's
not effective on druggies. Well, shazaam, what's the point?
I good dose of inhaled pepper spray can easily kill you, and it deserves
Of course, there's a big difference between those pencil-thin sprays and
the wide-cone sprays, and the volume of liquid that is dispenced per
second is also criticaly important.
I prefer pepper spray as it can be used effectively on dogs as well.
I thought your "attitude" seemed familiar :o)
Mag-Light advertised their 5-cell flashlights at trade
I know someone whose life was saved by a MagLight....a cop who made a
traffic stop alone and was jumped by two bad guys. Actually, three
lives were saved...the bad guys went to the hospital rather than to the
You are talking history here...when products where made with
Many names HAVE had a great history: Zenith, Black and Decker,
Westinghouse, Sylvania...these today, are not the companies of the
past...they are ONLY names.
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