I Robert I said:Nah, I usually keep my apartment completely dark 95% of the time anyways. I just like em is all. Just like some people like collecting other stuff. It's amazing how hard people find it to understand this hobby. RC people and such never meet this type of "resistance"
It's just such a mundane object. An RC car can be raced and you can run over shit. You can compete with it and you can just play with it.
A flashlight is on and off. High and low. It just makes light. They have no historical, emotional or collector value. It'd be different if they were vintage or all military or something other than just being REALLY bright. That's where it is hard to understand.