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I am a 57 year old sailor and have found that my fetish for LED lighting devices is getting out of hand

It started slowly with a simple torch. I was pleased with the hours I got from every battery set - I would turn it on and off just for the pleasure and I would feel the bulb and marvel at how cool it was running.

I now sit below with several devices casting a ghostly unpleasant light across my tiny saloon which at one time was lit by the lovely glow of incandescent energy sapping bulbs or even by candles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwqJn_EpIQw

I once had a wonderful LED torch that ran on six AA batteries for 1000 years - it produced a lovely bright and powerful but ghostly white light.I made a special wooden holder for it by the cabin door

Sadly on one terribIe evening put it down on a pontoon and watched it roll into the water shining brightly as it went down.

Just to write about the incident brings back disturbing flashbacks.

recently I came across an LED torch that costs £213

Ledco LED8421 LED Torch in Gift Box - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Lighting Ledco LED8421 LED Torch in Gift Box - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Lighting



I want it.

Do you look at torch porn on amazon and ebay?

Do you touch LED lights to see how cool then run?

do you talk to other sailors about LEDs when clearly they do not share your passion?

I would love to hear from any other sailors who are similarly afflicted and am very eager to be put in touch with a person who can offer me some form of aversion therapy.

Yours

LED fetishist of Botolph Claydon


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Re: Led fetish support group

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I don't think it is overwhelmingly so, but the quality of light is superb.
care to elucidate

what is not overwhelmingly so?

are you suggesting the £230 is a good price for a flash light?

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Dylan,

I fear that your fetish is no longer uncommon but is instead spreading. Earlier this week I saw a program on the television -- the Travel Channel, to be precise -- about a couple who was shopping for a motorhome in preparation for caravanning. They refused even to consider one particular model unless all the interior halogen lights were replaced with their LED equivalents. More disturbingly, the dealer pandered to their addiction and offered to replace them -- free of charge! I wonder if anyone is forming support groups? Perhaps there is there a 12-step program (that doesn't involve replacing your LED lights). Surely help is available to those who ask for it.

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Re: Led fetish support group

Bravo, Dylan!

Admitting that you have a problem is the first step towards recovery!

~ $400 for a flashlight? Are you nuts? If you think you were inconsolable after your first one went over the side, just think how you'll be when (not if) this one takes a swim.
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Re: Led fetish support group

There is a LED addiction screening test.
1. Have you ever considered cutting back on the number of LED lights you use?
2. Have peopled annoyed you by criticizing your use of LED lights?
3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty over the number of LED lights you have?
4. Have you ever turned an LED light on, even when you didn’t need one? For example; first thing in the morning even when the sun is up.
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shop.sailnet.com will soon be carrying the complete line of LED lights from Optix Marine!!!!

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you started so warm and cuddly and compassionate and then you just called me a loonie

odd therapy

as for the five point plan from Dr Mayton

There is a LED addiction screening test.
1. Have you ever considered cutting back on the number of LED lights you use?

never _ have several places where leds could still be replaced

2. Have peopled annoyed you by criticizing your use of LED lights?

no.. everyone has been most sympathetic - some have even expressed their own LED related bproclivities

3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty over the number of LED lights you have

yes ... for sure... so far this has cost me the equivalent of 20 wine boxes from Lidl

4. Have you ever turned an LED light on, even when you didnít need one? For example; first thing in the morning even when the sun is up.

of course - hasn't everyone?


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that makes sail net an enabler!






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Re: Led fetish support group

Although I have absolutely NO IDEA as to what the afflicted gentleman from Oxford is discussing, I note that my access to the Coast website for general use, professional use and tactical use LED flashlights has been denied due to my Trouble and Strife (= wife) apparently putting a blocker on my computer.

I suspect that this may have resulted from me giving them as gifts to her and the young adults for Christmas (I certainly had all that I needed...)


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I think you should use that £230 ($400) torch (flashlight) to illuminant the $1000 spinnaker pole.
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