Hi, my name is Michael and I am a flashlight fanatic. Junkie, addict, user, or whatever term you may designate but I have a problem. Not only do I have this problem, now my wife.has become addicted also. Who has the 12 step program to help us end our addiction. I have been like this since my first maglight ~30 years ago. It was a two cell unit but soon I had to buy a three cell. Soon found out there were times where neither was right for the job so acquired a 5 cell D and a 3 cell C. For mountain climbing we used a1.5 volt incandescent headlamp that used a single D size lithium battery. In 1983 I paid 75 bucks for the headlamp and 50.00 for the battery. Soon found out lithium didm't get dim so you knew to order another. On minute it was full on, next it was full off. All was good then those pesky French and Germans started making headlamps that actually worked using a 4.5 volt flat battery. They were 115.00 each and you always needed a backup. Batteries were special order only and cost 12.95. Then I met the girl of my dreams. She started riding a 1956 Harley Panhead at age 16 and never quit. When we met she had a 1973 flh shovel head and a 1978 Sportster. She already had a concealed carry permit and a Charter Arms 5 shot .38 special Bulldog. A pretty girl with a good job, motorcycles and took to climbing and skiing like had done it all her life. If I said pack for the Alps we will be gone for a month she didn't even have to ask me what to take. So except.for choosing me she has a penchant for quality equipment. Soon after I.taught her the combinations to the vaults she had parked the Bulldog and had pulled a S&W model 60, AMT .380 backup, 3"ported .44 special with night sights and a cute little Colt preban CAR-15. Soon after she discovered my light fetish. My 2 cell maglight fit in the saddle bags of he shovel head. The Petzl headlights went everywhere. Soon my C cell maglight went in her truck. I was.running out.of lights but luckily light technology was changing fast. I put one of the original compact.tac lights on my riot shotgun so she demanded one for he CAR-15. So as technology improves, I buy me more lights. I bought at least half a.dozen a year. 50 lumens then 75, 100, 150 etc. Each time.one got smaller and brighter the flashlight fairy confiscated it for her use. Excuse always is that a girl out on a motorcycle after dark needs.a.good light more than a man. A couple of years ago I purchased a Coast HP7 LED light with 250 lumens. In less than 2 weeks it was gone. I was searching house for it when she said it had found.a.new.home in her 2007 Roadking. So I bought another for me. Within a week it was gone... In her truck. I purchased her a 3 cell LED maglight for her truck and got my coast back. Week later, gone again, in her '73 shovelhead. So I decided to let slide. I found me a Surefire P2X Fury Pro at 500 lumens. Week later one of the HP7's was in its place and was m.i.a. Bought me.another and viola, it disappeared and another of my 250 lumen HP7's had returned. 100 dollar flashlights just getting sniper before I can dim the.batteries is a bummer. As a Christmas season door buster Lowes had 3 cell LED maglights for 14 bucks. I bought 4 black for me and four red for her. After Christmas they ran a sale in their 212 lumen Coast headlamps. I got six. Three for her and same for me. Now we have a gazillion of flashlights you can cut soda cans in half with their so bright. Today I tripped over a deal on some Surefire Felix PD32 tactical lights. 720 lumens each. I bought the only two the store had. So how do I keep my ol ladies greasy paws off my light sabres? I can't just pop on a couple more as it will get into my toy money. Or do I give her one and demand a P2X back as trade. I have created a monster. Right now having to get my smith to build her a 6mm PPC to fit her frame, low ecoil and run one hole groups. How do you guys keep your toys? And anyone know of a compact light that pushes the 1,000 linen mark yet? Next thing you know she will be taking my motorcycles too.