Flash Lights

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  1. PlasticSpanner

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    The first electric torches running off batteries used to last up to a minute so manufacturers used a button to flash the light momentarily to light the way, thus saving battery power.

    So that's where the term "Flash Light" comes from! (I saw it on TV! :lol: )




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    True dat!

    The early lights were interesting before that - like the Brush arc lights. Worked well outside, but were too harsh for inside. I recall someone calling them a "light from hell." Incandescants from Edison brought lights indoors.
     

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