Weekly Meeting - Lighting the Way :)

All,
Based on feedback and questions, I thought it would be a good idea to have a meeting on lights, such as different types of flashlights (LED, etc), batteries, lanterns, brands, etc, and go over the basics and advantages / disadvantages of each.

So, bring what you have (or at least would like to bring vs. bringing 100 lights). If you don't have anything don't worry: this training will help you decide what may be correct for you.

I would also recommend bringing something so you can take notes: there's a lot of stuff to cover in this.

We will not be covering weapons lights during this training: we'll have another training to cover that specific topic.

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  • Ken

    It was great to see a good group of people! I couldn't have paid for a better presentation and demonstration of the various types of lights and strategies of lights. Great thoughts on uniformity of batteries, and also some great finds on solar and quality of lighting!!

    January 31, 2013

  • tid

    It was much better than "Cats". I'm going to see it again and again...

    January 31, 2013

  • Kevin B.

    Wonderful, and very en-light-ning. Reinforced some things I believed and gave me new ideas

    January 30, 2013

  • Alison W.

    I learned a lot. I will never look at flashlight the same way ever again. It also shows me just how unprepared I am.

    January 30, 2013

  • Tina

    Very informative.

    January 30, 2013

  • Alison W.

    I have a Weather Ready LED Nightlight.

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    All,

    Can you post what you're planning to bring? I'd like to A) make sure we have our basics covered and B) have enough variety.

    If you aren't bringing anything that's cool too!

    Thanks,
    Matt

    January 30, 2013

    • Kevin B.

      BoGo Solar flashlight, Goal Zero flashlight / lantern, couple led lights

      January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, I have a video camera my ex gave me that I basically know how to charge. Other than that, it looks like a pretty expensive paperweight.

    With the amount of "smart phones" that will be there I'm sure we can take some video with commentary.

    As Tid points out, though, let's concentrate on learning about various types of things, not get into a Ford vs. Chevy, AK vs. AR, Captain Kirk or Captain Picard debate.

    Start your education now: http://www.brightguy.com/page/brighttopics

    These guys are pretty good, too: http://budgetlightforum.com/

    There are plenty of resources. Search YouTube for a general idea and you'll be surprised how far lights have come in the past 20 years or so.

    Have fun!
    Matt

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will notes/minutes be available for others who cannot attend?

    January 28, 2013

  • tid

    Yeah, there are several brands that the hard men of the world stick with...I am looking forward to the age old debate of CR123 VS AA...

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget batteries, too! It's good to know the differences and why some have a shelf life of 10 years whereas others discharge over time.

    Tid, my friend, we seem to like the exact same gear / brands!!!

    January 28, 2013

  • Tina

    I can take notes

    2 · January 27, 2013

  • Lise

    Anyone able to take notes/pics for me of this meeting stuff? We won't be able to make it yet (still busy busy busy at the tax desks!). This is definitely a subject I want to know more about!

    January 27, 2013

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