Lampioms/lamps used today?

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Lampioms/lamps used today?

Postby Ravick » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:14 pm

In Doom3 there is a map in what Doomguy must help a scientist to cross an area that gets periodically dark because of eletromagnetic pulses. That guy uses a kind of lamp that, in my mother langhuage, would be translated as "lampiom" ("lampião"). It is just like the following:

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Also, in some mods like Temple of the Lizard Men 3/4 and Lasting Light, there are some of this flashlight to be used.

Well, here where I live, this kind of flashlight is more liked to be found in museums. They are not foundon stores, and I dont see people it. We all use the other Doom 3's kind of flashlight instead. So it was kind of a (n anachronistic) shock to see one of these in the hightech enviroment of Doom3. So, I ask: is this kind of flashlight still commonly fabricated/used nowadays? Would it looks out of place in a present time, or futuristic, mod storyline?
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Re: Lampioms/lamps used today?

Postby wildweasel » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:54 pm

More likely the Doom 3 lantern is patterned after one of these:
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Re: Lampioms/lamps used today?

Postby Nash » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:56 pm

Loved that level back in the day, it was the best example of the new real-time shadow and unified lights technology back then. I remember not playing the level seriously and just messing around in that dark room just to check out the shadows.
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Re: Lampioms/lamps used today?

Postby Dancso » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:48 pm

It's definitely not out of place, especially if the facility seems to experience frequent power outages, like the ones caused by the alpa labs team, if I recall correctly. :P
This lamp is preferable to a flashlight in these cases because it's not so much a "directional" light but rather it illuminates all around, so you can place it down and do stuff without having to hold the torch.
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Re: Lampioms/lamps used today?

Postby Ravick » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:17 pm

Frist, thanks for ansewring, guys.

Now, hmmm... So, the one used here in Lasting Light is an old kind?



I'm curious most because I think this kind of light would be good in my mod, butit seems too ancient among the other stuff.
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Re: Lampioms/lamps used today?

Postby kodi » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:17 am

If it's the omnidirectional light source that you're after rather than a big bulky lamp, why not a glowstick? Anyway a powerful electric lantern like the (admittedly oversized) one in Doom 3 would certainly be very useful for performing mechanical maintenance in low light situations because of the powerful omnidirectional light, so I wouldn't say the basic shape is outdated despite being centuries old.
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Re: Lampioms/lamps used today?

Postby Trance » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:53 am

Spoiler:

Looks like a fluorescent lantern to me. I used to have one of those boxy ones.

Spoiler:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1600&bih=775&q=lantern&oq=lantern&gs_l=img.3..0l10.71.989.0.1226.7.5.0.2.2.0.171.561.3j2.5.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..0.7.573.YtWzT9zaWJI#hl=en&tbm=isch&q=fluorescent+lantern&imgrc=_

I don't think that, by Doom 3's time, they'd still have fluorescent lanterns in general use. More than likely they'd have compact LED gizmos or something even better.
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