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    In the US we call them flash lights. I believe our UK friends call them Electric Torches. What are they called in Canada? Gary P. Hansen
    In memory of Marine Engineer Paul Miller who gave his life for his country 7-19-2010 Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Freedom is not free, it is paid for with blood.

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    "See in dark stick"
























    Flash light.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by garyphansen
      In the US we call them flash lights. I believe our UK friends call them Electric Torches. What are they called in Canada? Gary P. Hansen
      We usually take the 'electric' as read. Nobody uses flaming torches much nowadays, even in these primitive parts.

      We also have 'Hand Lamps' which are big chunky torches.

      Tim

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      • #4
        Must be something wrong with my flash light- it doesn't flash. It just comes on steady.

        Doc.
        Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

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        • #5
          So far I am not smart enough to understand your answers. So let me re phrase the question. What are the most common name in Canada for what we in the US call a flashlight? Is if flashlight or something else? Gary P. Hansen
          In memory of Marine Engineer Paul Miller who gave his life for his country 7-19-2010 Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Freedom is not free, it is paid for with blood.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by garyphansen
            Is if flashlight or something else? Gary P. Hansen
            No it's flashlight...not "something else".

            Although I've got a flashlight that is something special.
            A 1 watt led spot lamp with a focused beam that uses 4 AA batteries.
            It's been going for over a year now on the same set of batteries, and I use it a lot.
            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
            Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

            Location: British Columbia

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            • #7
              The universal name for the flashlight should be: Tube for dead battery storeage.

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              • #8
                Around here it's often called 'effin flash light'.

                Dumb name, flash light. Like driveway- somewhere that you park. Or parkway- somewhere that you drive. Or highway- what's that mean- the rest of the roads are lowways?

                Or motorcycle. I am seeing more of them these days- the rest should be called enginecycles.

                Gimmy the effin flashlight, I can't see where the oil's leaking out of my motorcycle.
                I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                • #9
                  Gimmy the effin flashlight, I can't see where the oil's leaking out of my motorcycle.

                  Must be a Triumph or Beezer!

                  David
                  Montezuma, IA
                  David Kaiser
                  “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.”
                  ― Robert A. Heinlein

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                  • #10
                    I'm kind of partial to the term Galvanick Lucifer, invented by Neal Stephenson in his novel Cryptonomicon. Vaguely described as akin to an arc lamp powered by some sort of marvelously corrosive liquid. As spectacular as it's name.
                    Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                    ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                    • #11
                      Magic stick that holds the Sun!

                      Rgds
                      Michael

                      Australia

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                      • #12
                        Boy, you guys don't keep up. Flash lights now don't just flash, they do freekin light shows in RGB colour. Never was the term FLASH light more deserved.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by garyphansen
                          In the US we call them flash lights. I believe our UK friends call them Electric Torches. What are they called in Canada?
                          Arc welders???

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                          • #14
                            They call them flashlights because....

                            The early lights used inefficient filaments and carbon batteries. The combination allowed resulted in a device that would shine "brightly" for a second and fade out.

                            My "flashlight" is the size of my thumb. It's far brighter than a Maglite. It's almost as bright as the headlight on my car. It has 4 brightness levels and will flash an SOS as well as a fast strobe that is blinding. I use it daily and change the battery every few months.

                            Light Chucker
                            Dark Sucker
                            Magic Wand
                            The Illuminati
                            Dark Chaser
                            Shadow Caster

                            There are more names, but I like those.

                            Dan

                            www.candlepowerfoums.com ... All you ever want to know about flashlights.
                            At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

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                            • #15
                              Nay, sirs, the term "flashlight" is proper and appropriate.

                              That little button that is on most any good quality old "flashlight" is for , well, flashing the light........ Code communication, seeing when you need to without eating batteries, whatever. It "flashes" the light.

                              The fact that it also has a switch to KEEP the light "on" is immaterial.
                              1601

                              Keep eye on ball.
                              Hashim Khan

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