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Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision 2653

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Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« on: January 11, 2017, 11:56:37 PM »
Just got this today from amazon sale, figured it would be interesting to post pics as it changes colors over time. Comes with case and light is vacuum sealed:





« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 11:59:05 PM by Blackbeard »



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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 12:39:08 AM »
1 more pic with brass i3s



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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 02:27:15 AM »
Patina after a couple of weeks use... :cheers:

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 03:10:34 AM »
Holy crap Jaya man. That's nuts after a couple weeks of use. Does that partially mean that it's a cheaper quality or percentage copper that it looks sooo dark?

Really great pic man, kudos. Really cool!  :tu: :tu:

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 03:20:12 AM »
Holy crap Jaya man. That's nuts after a couple weeks of use. Does that partially mean that it's a cheaper quality or percentage copper that it looks sooo dark?

Really great pic man, kudos. Really cool!  :tu: :tu:
Thanks Kaput... Don't have any knowledge on metallurgy, so I wouldn't be able to answer. Maybe humidity is a factor? One thing is for sure. It's also an Olight i3E EOS Copper light... :cheers:


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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 07:44:51 PM »
By a crazy coincidence I just ordered an i3s and an i3e cos they both look fantastic.
I wonder why the i3s isn't quite as brassy as the other one - the naturally patina looks wonderful.
Really looking forward to these.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 07:47:25 PM »
Is that a natural patina? Curious as it looks so much different than other copper olight i3 Ive seen pics of. Although I suppose that why patina is inherrintley unique  :tu:
« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 07:48:40 PM by kaput »

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 11:45:30 PM »
By a crazy coincidence I just ordered an i3s and an i3e cos they both look fantastic.
I wonder why the i3s isn't quite as brassy as the other one - the naturally patina looks wonderful.
Really looking forward to these.

theres 2 brass versions, 1 with a raw finish and one with a shinier laquer type coating, the last pic I posted has the shiny version(the longer light)

The copper only comes in the raw finish, but as it oxidizes it loses that new penny look.

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 01:45:03 AM »
Is that a natural patina? Curious as it looks so much different than other copper olight i3 Ive seen pics of. Although I suppose that why patina is inherrintley unique  :tu:
It's natural patina... :cheers:


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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2017, 02:16:29 AM »
about 1 week in, still looks about the same, but just using it around the house

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2017, 04:53:17 AM »
Patina state ATM...




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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2017, 05:17:56 AM »
 :tu:

And to think. It used to be this?! Copper, you crazy  :P

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2017, 05:20:05 AM »
:rofl:


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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2017, 05:22:45 AM »
What's the over under for my lights patina? 3 mo?  :think: :rofl:

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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2017, 05:26:21 AM »
Mine came in between 2 weeks to a month...


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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2017, 05:32:00 AM »
Mine came in between 2 weeks to a month...


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I'll definitely post. I'll use it daily, (and won't really handle it otherwise). So we'll see. It'll be hard. Itll be hard to not swap out and carry my Ti s1 from time to time. But I am really pleasantly pleased with this purchase!

Cheers Jaya

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2017, 05:56:07 AM »
I have had mine for at least 4-5 months and it still looks very new compared to everyone else. I literally have carried it and used it daily for the entire 5 months.  :think:


EDIT: Whats weird is it patinad a bit in the beginning and now it looks more polished.
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2017, 06:04:49 AM »
Sorry for the crappy quality pictures. Its the only camera I have at the moment.



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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2017, 06:09:51 AM »
Sorry for the crappy quality pictures. Its the only camera I have at the moment.

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It turned Brass?!  :D

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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2017, 08:48:32 AM »
Sorry for the crappy quality pictures. Its the only camera I have at the moment.

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It turned Brass?!  :D

LOL, yeah that one only comes in brass, but I guess since copper is in brass, it will change the raw model, but the one I posted has a coating so I dont think that one(brass i3s) will change like spauldings. One thing I do notice is the threads are very stiff on copper model even with lube especially when you cross over the o ring to turn on/off
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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2017, 12:12:51 AM »
Well damn, I thought the i3s-CU was copper.  :twak:

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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2017, 11:54:59 PM »
One thing I do notice is the threads are very stiff on copper model even with lube especially when you cross over the o ring to turn on/off

I got one of the aluminium i3s's and apart from obviously being lighter, it is far smoother to operate one-handed. Added to the fact that it comes on at medium brightness (which I prefer) and is currently 1/3 of the price of the CU version, I have to conclude that the AL version is the one I should have purchased in the first place! I love the look of the copper i3e and i3s but I wouldn't buy them again, whereas I will buy a bunch of AL i3s's for birthday presents and stocking fillers. (Thinking ahead here..!)
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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2017, 06:26:03 AM »
So I am getting allot of good use out of this light. It is extremely bright and feels great quality! I even appr coats the fact that it only has one brightness, less cycling through modes and such. Really really nice.  :tu:  :tu:

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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2017, 05:44:24 AM »
Ah the patina...




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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2017, 09:00:21 PM »
Hey now. After a short couple weeks this thing patinas very very fast it seems. It seems like daily you'd notice slight variations. I wonder if it also has to do with the material of my caddy I carry it in?

Anyway, heres a pretty bad lighting pic of my parinad light so far.

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Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2017, 02:10:59 AM »
I may die before this thing changes color

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« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2017, 01:30:24 PM »
I saw a trick mentioned on another forum. Chop some boiled eggs into tiny chunks, stick them in a plastic bag, and shove your copper flashlight in there... when you pull it out 8 hours later it will have a groovy dappled patina. (I haven't tried it, but the result looked pretty cool. For those who are looking for an Insta-Patina.)
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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2017, 01:34:30 PM »
A friend did just exactly that...he showed it to me and it looks amazing


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« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2017, 11:47:25 AM »
there's no way im boiling eggs and not making egg salad

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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2017, 09:26:49 PM »
there's no way im boiling eggs and not making egg salad

I know the feeling....
Unless the copper-egg reaction results in something toxic - (Agent Orange, mustard gas etc...) - there's nothing stopping you from eating the egg-mush afterwards...
I'd love to know what's going on here chemically to make the patina. (Since I am a complete moron regarding chemistry, I can't figure it out for myself.)

 

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