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A {{Comedy}} trope in which a light is far brighter than any RealLife light of that type, or possibly anything short of the sun. Generally established by panning all the way out to space with the beam still visible. Bonus points if the light bulb used is a tiny incandescent one.[[note]]The gag doesn't work as well with LED technology, where it's the norm for a tiny 4mm
lamp to put out almost twice the light of a regular household lamp.[[/note]]

Can lead to BlindedByTheLight. Compare NuclearCandle. May be a component of OverTheTopChristmasDecorations.

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A {{Comedy}} trope in which a light is far brighter than any RealLife light of that type, or possibly anything short of the sun. Generally established by panning all the way out to space with the beam still visible. Bonus points if the light bulb used is a tiny incandescent one.[[note]]The gag doesn't work as well with LED technology, where it's the norm for a tiny 4mm
4mm lamp to put out almost twice the light of a regular household lamp.domestic filament bulb.[[/note]]

Can lead to BlindedByTheLight. Compare NuclearCandle.NuclearCandle and PhotofloodLighting. May be a component of OverTheTopChristmasDecorations.

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* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', Turtle Team initially customizes their Pz 38(T) with a [[BlingOfWar gold paint job]] that makes the tank glow so much in the sun it has permanent LensFlare. [[RealityEnsues This insures that it's really easy for enemy tanks to see them]] and they ditch it for a more historically-accurate brown before the first match of the tournament.


A {{Comedy}} trope in which a light is far brighter than any RealLife light of that type, or possibly anything short of the sun. Generally established by panning all the way out to space with the beam still visible. Bonus points if the light bulb used is a tiny incandescent one.[[note]]The gag doesn't work as well with LED technology, where you can have a tiny 4mm lamp put out almost twice the light of a regular household lamp.[[/note]]

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A {{Comedy}} trope in which a light is far brighter than any RealLife light of that type, or possibly anything short of the sun. Generally established by panning all the way out to space with the beam still visible. Bonus points if the light bulb used is a tiny incandescent one.[[note]]The gag doesn't work as well with LED technology, where you can have it's the norm for a tiny 4mm lamp put out almost twice the light of a regular household lamp.[[/note]]
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* Not quite a gag, but there are some flashlights out there that can blind you even if you're wearing sunglasses. [[https://youtu.be/kZCj6JC0lXY?t=9m47s This video from 2016 proves that.]] And it's only gotten brighter since then, with "coke can blasters" of 2018 frequently surpassing the 10.000 lumen mark. That power comes at a price, though: these torches are very prone to {{overheating}} at higher levels, and [[TenSecondFlashlight drain the battery in less than an hour]]. Others are not quite as bright, but the beam collimation is so focused [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LStmsIyGldA they can reach a hilarious distance.]]
* A variety of RealLife lights verge on this. Out of context, they are absurdly bright, but they are in fact ''reasonably'' bright for the tasks they were intended for. This includes powerful spotlights mounted on aircraft and ships, weaponized high-intensity lamps mounted on ground vehicles [[BlindedByTheLight meant to blind and disorient the enemy]], and search-and-rescue spotlights.

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* Not quite a gag, but there are some flashlights out there that can blind you even if you're wearing sunglasses. [[https://youtu.be/kZCj6JC0lXY?t=9m47s This video from 2016 proves that.]] And it's only gotten brighter since then, with "coke can blasters" of 2018 frequently surpassing the 10.000 lumen mark. That power comes at a price, though: these torches are very prone to {{overheating}} at higher levels, and [[TenSecondFlashlight drain the battery in less than an hour]]. Others are not quite as bright, but the beam collimation is so focused [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LStmsIyGldA they can reach a hilarious distance.]]
distance,]] and it only goes crazier when you swap the light-emitting diode for an LEP[[note]]not "Light-Emitting Plasma", it actually means "Light-Excitation Phosphor"[[/note]] like [[https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?449538-LEP-VS-LED the ultra-compact Acebeam W10]].
* A variety of RealLife lights verge on this. [[NormalFishInATinyPond Out of context, they are absurdly bright, but they are in fact ''reasonably'' only reasonably bright for the tasks they were intended for.for]]. This includes powerful spotlights mounted on aircraft and ships, weaponized high-intensity lamps mounted on ground vehicles [[BlindedByTheLight meant to blind and disorient the enemy]], and search-and-rescue spotlights. Before high-power [=LEDs=] became affordable, this field was exclusive to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halogen_lamp halogen]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-intensity_discharge_lamp HID]] lamps.
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* Meant to be taken seriously in ''Literature/TheBible'', as Paul in his first epistle to Timothy says that God dwells in "unapproachable light" which no man can see or could ever see. Which throughout the rest of Scripture could explain why God could not let man in his mortal state see Him as He really is, and why He uses a cloud to shield this brightness from His own people Israel when He entered into the Temple to dwell there.
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* Not quite a gag, but there are some flashlights out there that can blind you even if you're wearing sunglasses. [[https://youtu.be/kZCj6JC0lXY?t=9m47s This video from 2016 proves that.]] And it's only gotten brighter since then, with "coke can blasters" of 2018 frequently surpassing the 10.000 lumen mark. Others are not quite as bright, but the beam collimation is so focused [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LStmsIyGldA they can reach a hilarious distance.]] That power comes at a price, though: these torches are very prone to {{overheating}} at higher levels.

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* Not quite a gag, but there are some flashlights out there that can blind you even if you're wearing sunglasses. [[https://youtu.be/kZCj6JC0lXY?t=9m47s This video from 2016 proves that.]] And it's only gotten brighter since then, with "coke can blasters" of 2018 frequently surpassing the 10.000 lumen mark. That power comes at a price, though: these torches are very prone to {{overheating}} at higher levels, and [[TenSecondFlashlight drain the battery in less than an hour]]. Others are not quite as bright, but the beam collimation is so focused [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LStmsIyGldA they can reach a hilarious distance.]] That power comes at a price, though: these torches are very prone to {{overheating}} at higher levels.


* Not quite a gag, but there are some flashlights out there that can blind you even if you're wearing sunglasses. [[https://youtu.be/kZCj6JC0lXY?t=9m47s This video proves that.]]
* A variety of RealLife lights verge on this, except for the small fact that they are in fact a ''reasonable'' degree of brightness for the tasks they were intended for. This includes powerful spotlights mounted on aircraft and ships, and even weaponized high-intensity lamps mounted on ground vehicles [[BlindedByTheLight meant to blind and disorient the enemy]].

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* Not quite a gag, but there are some flashlights out there that can blind you even if you're wearing sunglasses. [[https://youtu.be/kZCj6JC0lXY?t=9m47s This video from 2016 proves that.]]
]] And it's only gotten brighter since then, with "coke can blasters" of 2018 frequently surpassing the 10.000 lumen mark. Others are not quite as bright, but the beam collimation is so focused [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LStmsIyGldA they can reach a hilarious distance.]] That power comes at a price, though: these torches are very prone to {{overheating}} at higher levels.
* A variety of RealLife lights verge on this, except for the small fact that this. Out of context, they are absurdly bright, but they are in fact a ''reasonable'' degree of brightness ''reasonably'' bright for the tasks they were intended for. This includes powerful spotlights mounted on aircraft and ships, and even weaponized high-intensity lamps mounted on ground vehicles [[BlindedByTheLight meant to blind and disorient the enemy]].enemy]], and search-and-rescue spotlights.


* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[https://xkcd.com/1603 on modern flashlights.]]

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[[https://xkcd.com/1603 A strip on modern flashlights.]]


A {{Comedy}} trope in which a light is far brighter than any RealLife light of that type, or possibly anything short of the sun. Generally established by panning all the way out to space with the beam still visible. Bonus points if the light bulb used is a tiny incandescent one.[[note]]The gag doesn't work as well with LED technology, where you can have a tiny 4mm
lamp put out almost twice the light of a regular household lamp.[[/note]]

Can lead to BlindedByTheLight. Compare NuclearCandle. May be a component of OverthetopChristmasDecorations.

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A {{Comedy}} trope in which a light is far brighter than any RealLife light of that type, or possibly anything short of the sun. Generally established by panning all the way out to space with the beam still visible. Bonus points if the light bulb used is a tiny incandescent one.[[note]]The gag doesn't work as well with LED technology, where you can have a tiny 4mm
4mm lamp put out almost twice the light of a regular household lamp.[[/note]]

Can lead to BlindedByTheLight. Compare NuclearCandle. May be a component of OverthetopChristmasDecorations.OverTheTopChristmasDecorations.



* Not quite a gag, but there are some flashlights out there that can blind you even if you're wearing sunglasses. [[https://youtu.be/kZCj6JC0lXY?t=9m47s This video proves that]].
* A variety of RealLife lights verge on this, except for the small fact that they are in fact a ''reasonable'' degree of brightness for the tasks they were intended for. This includes powerful spotlights mounted on aircraft and ships, and even weaponized high-intensity lamps mounted on ground vehicles [[BlindedByTheLight meant to blind and disorient the enemy.]]

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* Not quite a gag, but there are some flashlights out there that can blind you even if you're wearing sunglasses. [[https://youtu.be/kZCj6JC0lXY?t=9m47s This video proves that]].
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* A variety of RealLife lights verge on this, except for the small fact that they are in fact a ''reasonable'' degree of brightness for the tasks they were intended for. This includes powerful spotlights mounted on aircraft and ships, and even weaponized high-intensity lamps mounted on ground vehicles [[BlindedByTheLight meant to blind and disorient the enemy.]]enemy]].

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* The Christian film ''Film/LetThereBeLight2017'' attempts to play it seriously, the protagonist starts a campaign with his wife, called "[[TitleDrop Let There Be Light]]" in which, to promote Christianity, people would go out on the Christmas Eve night and light the sky with the flashlights of their cellphones, later the news report on the movement mentioning that it was even visible ''from space''. In reality, even if a thousand people got together in one place and pointed their flashlights to the sky, their visibility even from Low-Earth-Orbit it would still be lost by brighter light sources in the surrounding areas.

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* On ''TheSimpsons,'' Bart sleeps over at the Wiggum house. When Chief turns out the light, Ralph's night light is so bright Bart has to shield his eyes. Ralph says, "I'm scared," with the implication that he's STILL afraid of the dark.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In [[ChristmasEpisode "A Very Possible Christmas'']], the lights on Kim's house are so bright that Ron is blinded by their glare when he arrives.

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** Another non-christmas example occurs when Tim and Wilson get into an argument over Wilson wanting to build a greenhouse in his backyard.[[note]]Wilson's late wife designed it, hence him getting so upset and stubborn when Tim insulted it. Tim wouldn't admit it, but he just didn't want to lose the ability to talk with Wilson over the fence.[[/note]] Tim brings all the stage lights home from the Tool Time set and trains them on Wilson's house. Wilson counters by erecting parabolic mirrors to reflect and focus the light back.


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** From the same creator, ''Blog/WhatIf'' naturally has [[https://what-if.xkcd.com/13/ several]] [[https://what-if.xkcd.com/35/ catastrophic]] [[https://what-if.xkcd.com/119/ examples]] when things are turned UpToEleven.

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