Thursday, 15 November 2012

Peli Versabrite V Quiqlite

Quiqlite are a relative new comer to the scene, but the first to mount a serious challenge to the long standing dominance of the Peli Versabrite.  The versabrite is backed by Peli's life time guarantee which is probably one of the major reasons it was able to command such a lead in the market despite the efforts of cheaper rivals.  You can pick up a Peli versabrite for about £18-£20, where as some budge models might only set you back £9.99, however if that breaks just once, you have already made your money back with Peli's no quibble repair or replace service, and over the course of an active careerer in uniform chances are that you will get through a few clip on lights over the years.

Quiqlite do not come with the same life time guarantee, yet despite this fact, and a price tag that is higher than the Peli but they do pack substantially more features and have the added benefit of being rechargeable.  Quiqlite offer a variety of models with twin LED configurations available in white/white, white/red and white/blue (white/blue is normally restricted to serving Emergency Services Personnel like police, fire and medics.)  The twin LED design of the quqlites allows for several different settings, unlike the single on/off mode of the Peli, so you can have one or the other colour on, or a strobe effect.

Both the Peli Versabrite and the Quiqlite offer the spring clip on the rear for mounting on a belt, pocket flap or shirt lapel or even the brim of a baseball cap.  One very handy accessory for both clip on lights is the Peter Jones KlickFast Doc which allows a police officer to mount the light on the airwaves doc on the shoulder of a stabby, tac vest or carriage harness which makes them ideal for hands free illumination whilst writing or rummaging in a kit bag!

Perhapse the main advantage of the Quiqlite over the Peli is the the much higher lumen output, the Versabrite offering a paltry 9 lumes to the Quqlite's 25!!

Now bear in mind that a Quicklite is around £25, it makes it a tough choice considering performance, reliability, guarantees and features......

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Uniform Dating

For men and women in uniform dating can be a difficult business. awkward shift patterns and the unusual stresses and strains of the job make it difficult for relationships with civilians to work and it is therefore no surprise that most uniformed personnel tend to date other uniformed personnel.  Dating your colleagues of course has it's drawbacks, working and living (or at least spending a lot of  your "private" life) with the same people can lead to frictions with each other, and if other team mates perceive favouritism or preferential treatments as a result of those relationships they will start to resent those.  For those reasons (and more) dating colleagues or co workers is often frowned upon by management, if not out right against company policy so dating outside of the immediate working team is highly recommended.

The problem however as already mentioned is the awkward shifts make it difficult to meet people and thus narrowing the chances of meeting a like minded person even further.  A handy solution is therefore online dating.  There are plenty of sites out there for online dating, match, plenty of fish, e-harmony etc. but those sites are pretty broad ranging and you will have to filter your search results quite intensively to narrow your matches to people who will be suitable.  A better option is which is a site specifically for uniformed personnel, or those interested in dating someone in uniform, so therefore more likely to accept the unique requirements of a relationship with a services person.

You may have seem the ads on TV in fact for Uniform Dating, but if not you can see them on Youtube:

So whether you work in the police, military or security industry and are looking for a partner check them out today!