Can anyone recommend a decent torch?
And that is why my Dolphin torch is covered in dust and cobwebs in the garage!
The Dolphin is a great torch and mine must be close to 20 years old, it would still work if I could cough up the million dollars they want for the replacement battery
I got one of those squillion candle torches for my birthday a few years ago, recharges through the mains... lasted about three weeks. It was fine until the battery needed recharging.... I recharged it and it lasted about ten minutes. I left it on to drain the battery out and recharged it again.. 5 minutes light and it ran out of charge, the next time I barely made it out to the paddock before it dimmed and went out.
I have a maglite but it seems to have a shadowed spot in the middle of the beam. We have a variety of torches but the cost of batteries is a bit limiting so they are all out in the garage keeping the dolphin torch company. I have my suspicions that I may have broken the Dolphin years ago.... it's been so long since I put a battery in it I can't remember.
I don't seem to have much luck with torches...... I never have enough money to sink into a really good one and then if it takes one of those big batteries ........
23 acres, a cat(olive), Maddison the chocolate lab, 2 ewes, Mumma the cow, 4 steers, 10 chooks and lots of hares.
Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.
skyline_glenn;323293 wrote: Yakut, the maglights beam can be adjusted by turning the lens head round to form either a flood light or beam.
Yeah, done that. I've had it for years. I used to go to Folk Festivals and found that carrying around a Dolphin torch was totally impractical, so I got the maglite, as far as I can remember, you can also screw off the lens head and put in on the base so you can use it like a candle in the tent. No matter which way I turn the lens head around now, it still has a sort of darker blob in the middle.... I may have to have a fiddle with it and maybe some encouraging words, like "shine you ruddy ratbag, SHINE"
I bought one of those Eveready 'Hardcase' ones a couple of years ago but it doesn't light up very far, you have to get up close to things to illuminate them well enough to see what you're doing and even then it's not that great. It's ok if you need to see where you're going but hopeless if you're trying to spot what you're dog is doing in the back yard when she should be heeding to your call. Ratbag!!!
It took a little while to get used to the very harsh light, but once I did, it has been fabulous.
Ha! Come over and I show you what my dad sent me from Germany! They are probably not allowed here in NZ because the people in Bluff don't know what hit them when I switch it on in Kaitaia!
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Ha, take that!
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