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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:46 pm 
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what type of torch is best? and why?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:01 pm 
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http://survivalaids.com/

Type in "Torch" in the search box look for the.

FFLAM MK2 nice and yellow

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I use an LED one as the beam is very bright and there's no shadowing at the centre like you get with bulb torches. Very consistent glow.


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Hey Scipios thanks for that. My hubby is looking for a good torch without the shadowing (he uses his on the hills) so thats a bit of useful information. Cheap too :D

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It always annoys me that what should be the brightest bit of the beam (the centre) is often obscured by the shadows of imperfections in the glass or the bulb.

That's why I switched to LED


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Scipios, hubby asked me to ask you, what does LED stand for? TIA :)

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An LED is a light emitting diode. It's the material that the diode is made up of that emits the light and so can be used for infra red illuminators on camcorders and the like.

And unlike a bulb it can't blow. Although it can still go wrong like everything else


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Since torches have been brought up, id like to know what people think of people using them on investigations!

I find them most irritating when used in the wrong places.

For example, when your in total darkness and some bugger switches on a torch, totally ruins what ever night vision you have.

I went on an ivestigation and the whole time people where shouting "flash", cos they were taking photos with flash in pitch black.
Now im all for taking photos and yeah its bloody hard to do so when theres not much light, but its a bugger when the flash is going off every couple of seconds or so, you might aswell just have done with it and turn the lights on!!!!!

Its ok when your moving around and you have a small torch that doesnt blow your eyes out, but as for these huge things i think they shouldnt be used!

One investigation was at pleasley vale mill, really good place to go actually.
We were all walking down a road to get to one of the other mills, there was ambiant street lighting, so our eyes where accustomed to that.
Then suddenly this guy turned on what can only be described as a aircraft landing light FFS
It was a bloody lantern type thing, it totally lit up everything around us and bloody ruined out vision!

At the keep, i dont know who it was but when we were up on the roof two people turned on torches that they were wearing on there heads, god that hurt to LOL

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I prefer to use my camera without flash. Firstly because with flash you'll just get orbs and secondly if there is anything spooky going on then a flash will just obliterate it. I prefer to raise the sensitivity of my camera and take photos on a reasonably slow time exposure.


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What you said :D

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I'm the same with you blubird in regards of torches .. totally knack your night-vision and so now, never have one with me, altho I used to .. Ok, can be a pain when you do want to see something .. ie. someone doing a pendulum, glass div or board .. but thats where mobile phones and glares from the little screen on the back of your camera come handy .. :mrgreen:

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hehehe - me too!!!!
I never have a torch either....same reasons...I use the light from my phone when I need to hehehehehe!!!!!
Thas proved interesting at times.....

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To be honest i think torches are taken by people who dont do these things regularly so dont realise what it does to your night vision.

I had that small torch but only put it on when near steps etc, dangerous not to really. But i wouldnt take anything bigger than that.
I was gonna invest in an infra red one though!!!!

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Yeah a HUGE one


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I think we should purchase a barrel of oil some wooden stakes and a bag of rags and do it "ye old styleee" :lol: :wink:

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Now that's a good idea.


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Well I have several torches ranging from a two cell maglite, too a head torch, all of them have there uses, mostly for seeing in the dark :P
anyway getting to the point, either colour the lens with red felt pen or cut out a piece of red plastic the same size as the lens and place it over it, that way your night vision is hardly affected, it works for the military :wink:

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yeah I don't know why more people don't do that actually. Including me.


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i try not to use a torch but for health and safety reasons i do carry at least 2 torches with me and the brightest one is my led torch.

putting a red filter on a torch is an excellent idea - yes the military do use it,
1 as you say so then their night vision doesn't get messed up
and 2 it is easier to spot a bright white light than a dull red light

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Yeah and there's nothing worse than being shot at by a sniper whilst on an investigation :P

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Yeah and there's nothing worse than being shot at by a sniper whilst on an investigation :P

well we don't know what these spirits have up their sheets for us really do we :wink: :P

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Good ideas wolf.

I think when invest in a good torch im gonna see if i can get a red one, or use some red clear plastic.

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Ok im guilty of taking too many pics in the dark...will bear that in mind. :oops: If i annoy anyone with it just give me a nudge, i wont take offence....i just get carried away with taking pics.

I do carry a torch with me, but only put it on if necessary (like when im on stairs...ive fell down too many!! lol) :shock:

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Heidi_AG wrote:
Ok im guilty of taking too many pics in the dark...will bear that in mind. :oops: If i annoy anyone with it just give me a nudge, i wont take offence....i just get carried away with taking pics.

I do carry a torch with me, but only put it on if necessary (like when im on stairs...ive fell down too many!! lol) :shock:



Awww so that was you taking the photos!!!

Everytime i saw you, you had the camera going LOL
Blinded me everytime LOL

You carry on though cos its not to bad when its one or two cameras. Its when you have a group of 30 all taking piccys at the same time!

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The thing with cameras and flashes is they are to be expected on a investigation, unfortunately I have never witnessed a spirit stood posing for a picture, so the only chance of getting a picture of anything paranormal is to take loads of pictures willy Nilly ( no jokes about willys ) :roll:
Unless you are on a lone vigil then unfortunately a few people will get annoyed by the constant flashing ( but that's enough about pollen ) :wink:

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