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DYI Diffuser

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Hanzo, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    #DYI diffuser. Ever since I was a kid, I always carried a Swiss Army knife. (Feel nekkid getting on a plane without one.) And with the advent of LED lights, been carrying one of those for the past 20-25 years. They have gotten so much better. Anyway, for as long as I remember, I have carried a small AAA flashlight. Now they are brighter than the old security guard Maglites. A cap from an old Chapstick makes a great diffuser to change the beam from one that throws any distance to more of an area light, like a lightbulb. I have tried it on a couple of different lights and they fit. Obviously, your fit will depend on your light, but it works great. It stays on snugly and if I need to see a little farther, just pop it off.

  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Must be dyslexic. DIY.
  3. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Then there was the paranoid dyslexic who tells his psychologist, "Doc, Doc, I think I'm following someone!"

    You aren't paranoid are you?
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  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    How do I like that one twice? Coming and going, just to make sure.
  5. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    Great idea Hanzo. You could even make a red one out of a burts bees cap
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  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    For some reason I read the thread title and thought this was going to be about diffusing essential oils. :)
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  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Same dif. Put a drop or two on a light that can get really hot and you are good to go.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2014
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  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    I hate this autocorrect! Was supposed to say, "...that can get" really hot.
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    So haole, wah!! (There's an edit button on the bottom of the posts --)
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  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Well what do you know...
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