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Title: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard 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:

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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on January 12, 2017, 12:39:08 AM
1 more pic with brass i3s


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on January 12, 2017, 02:27:15 AM
Patina after a couple of weeks use... :cheers:

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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput 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:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man 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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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Thunderpants 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.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput 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:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard 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.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man 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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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on January 19, 2017, 02:16:29 AM
about 1 week in, still looks about the same, but just using it around the house
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on January 19, 2017, 04:53:17 AM
Patina state ATM...

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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on January 19, 2017, 05:17:56 AM
 :tu:

And to think. It used to be this?! Copper, you crazy  :P
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on January 19, 2017, 05:20:05 AM
:rofl:


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on January 19, 2017, 05:22:45 AM
What's the over under for my lights patina? 3 mo?  :think: :rofl:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on January 19, 2017, 05:26:21 AM
Mine came in between 2 weeks to a month...


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput 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
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding 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.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on January 19, 2017, 06:04:49 AM
Sorry for the crappy quality pictures. Its the only camera I have at the moment.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/690/32020454440_2b4bc8574e_b.jpg)
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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on January 19, 2017, 06:09:51 AM
Sorry for the crappy quality pictures. Its the only camera I have at the moment.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/690/32020454440_2b4bc8574e_b.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/718/32020454140_9c3a39c159_b.jpg)
It turned Brass?!  :D
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard 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
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on January 21, 2017, 12:12:51 AM
Well damn, I thought the i3s-CU was copper.  :twak:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Thunderpants 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..!)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput 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:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on January 29, 2017, 05:44:24 AM
Ah the patina...

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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput 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.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on February 02, 2017, 02:10:59 AM
I may die before this thing changes color
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Thunderpants 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.)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man 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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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on February 04, 2017, 11:47:25 AM
there's no way im boiling eggs and not making egg salad
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Thunderpants 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.)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on February 05, 2017, 09:28:57 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.)
:worthless:

Or links please  :D
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Thunderpants on February 06, 2017, 12:52:54 PM
Am I allowed to mention a rival forum? We'll soon find out.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?413391-Post-your-Olight-S1-Photos
Obviously these are not my photos, they belong to a chap or chapette called weklund on candlepowerforums
(http://s15.postimg.org/5zgl4layj/OS17_Small.jpg)

(http://s32.postimg.org/p8nhxxz2t/OS2_CU11.jpg)

and this is an effort by Trailhunter on the same forum.

(http://s27.postimg.org/dqsuhc9w3/IMG_1039.jpg)

Awesome effect!
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on February 07, 2017, 12:34:21 AM
I could not help myself. Had to order the Olight I3E EOS. I love the brass model, but need a copper one in my life.  :D
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on February 07, 2017, 12:35:01 AM
I love forced patinas on blades, but for some reason i'm not much of a fan of the forced patina on copper lights.  :think: Love the natural patina on copper lights though.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on February 07, 2017, 01:18:14 AM
Agree. I don't really care for the look of those. The middle pictures ok, but the rest just stink, get it, because they were dipped in hard boiled eggs  :D

Thanks for posting that tho thunderpants
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on February 07, 2017, 06:34:50 AM
look at the crud that worked its way inside the on off switch in that third pic, I think this is more detrimental to the workings of the light and the patina is kinda ugly imo.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Thunderpants on February 07, 2017, 08:59:42 AM
Yeah, I've also dismissed the idea of egging my olights. I'd much rather let them age gracefully.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on February 08, 2017, 02:28:42 AM
Got my copper I3E EOS today!
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on February 08, 2017, 02:30:38 AM
Congrats Capt... :cheers:


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on February 08, 2017, 02:33:50 AM
Congrats Capt... :cheers:


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Thanks. I'm interested to see how it looks compared to the brass i3S-CU EOS after some time.  :tu:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on February 08, 2017, 02:51:24 AM
I really really enjoy this light and must have used it a half dozen times today alone. BUT, I can't stand the way the head turns to turn it on. Counter clockwise just seems wrong to me... my other olights a clicks so I don't have any issue or preconceived notions. But it seems backwards, and I do it backwards every time I got to turn it on I instinctualy.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on February 08, 2017, 03:06:23 AM
I really really enjoy this light and must have used it a half dozen times today alone. BUT, I can't stand the way the head turns to turn it on. Counter clockwise just seems wrong to me... my other olights a clicks so I don't have any issue or preconceived notions. But it seems backwards, and I do it backwards every time I got to turn it on I instinctualy.


It's how all the twist lights I own turn. Try holding the head of the light with your left hand and twisting the body clockwise. It's how I like to do it.


Title: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on February 08, 2017, 03:07:44 AM
I was a long time Maglite user (Solitaire LED,  Mini Mag AA and Mini Mag AAA) and had to get used to my newer lights... Mags turns clockwise while other twisties I own turn counter-clockwise


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on February 08, 2017, 03:08:47 AM
First impressions of the I3E are good but I do notice the threads for the twisty feel gritty and stick. I cleaned and lubed the threads and o-ring, but it's still the same. It doesn't feel like it's dirty. It feels like the threads were not ground well. Hopefully it will smooth out with some use.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on February 08, 2017, 03:20:29 AM
Congrats Capt... :cheers:


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Thanks. I'm interested to see how it looks compared to the brass i3S-CU EOS after some time.  :tu:
You will love the patina... To me, copper develops better patina than brass...


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on February 08, 2017, 03:43:24 AM
Congrats Capt... :cheers:


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Thanks. I'm interested to see how it looks compared to the brass i3S-CU EOS after some time.  :tu:
You will love the patina... To me, copper develops better patina than brass...


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Oh for sure.  :tu:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on February 08, 2017, 03:53:54 AM
I really really enjoy this light and must have used it a half dozen times today alone. BUT, I can't stand the way the head turns to turn it on. Counter clockwise just seems wrong to me... my other olights a clicks so I don't have any issue or preconceived notions. But it seems backwards, and I do it backwards every time I got to turn it on I instinctualy.


It's how all the twist lights I own turn. Try holding the head of the light with your left hand and twisting the body clockwise. It's how I like to do it.
I use the light one handed. It's so small it just makes sense. I pull it out of my pocket with a lanyard and twist it on one handed.

I was a long time Maglite user (Solitaire LED,  Mini Mag AA and Mini Mag AAA) and had to get used to my newer lights... Mags turns clockwise while other twisties I own turn counter-clockwise


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Maybe that's it. With maglite being the household flashlight for years that probably ingrained that into my twisting familiarity.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on February 08, 2017, 04:56:01 AM
First impressions of the I3E are good but I do notice the threads for the twisty feel gritty and stick. I cleaned and lubed the threads and o-ring, but it's still the same. It doesn't feel like it's dirty. It feels like the threads were not ground well. Hopefully it will smooth out with some use.

mine are tight also, as I said above, its aslo tight going over the o-ring, when light warms up threads loosen up a little, I was considering cleaning lube off and trying teflon tape, as it works well with copper and brass plumbing threads, but not sure it will be good on a light that gets twisted often

I'm starting to use the light on my keychain cause it has a off center emitter, and dont care if it gets banged up, so maybe that will speed up patina process.  Out of the three I3e's I got this winter, the copper & black were off center emitters, the silver one is perfectly centered
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on February 13, 2017, 03:31:22 AM
More patina added to my flashlight. Looking sharp!
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on February 17, 2017, 12:18:14 AM
I got my camera to work, but I cannot see what I am shooting so its a guessing game. Best I could do.

I love the patina this one is taking.


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Just got this today. Can't wait to see how it patinas.  :dd:


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on February 18, 2017, 11:14:20 AM
 :-\ 5 weeks and nada, maybe a slight haze to the copper, but no color change yet. could be the lower winter humidity, but damn I thought it would be a faster process
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Thunderpants on February 18, 2017, 02:44:14 PM
Maybe different people are more/less acidic than others. My copper olights are also pretty fresh looking, even though I use them every day. It's cold here so I'm not sweating profusely. (In fact I'm barely alive...)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on April 11, 2017, 05:21:29 AM
3 month update: well it seems to be taking on a hazy pinkish hue, but i'm not seeing those drastic dark changes like some of the other pics:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/33836742041_8d30b2caaa_m.jpg)

And this is the pic from when I first got it:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2293/32635094090_1a01ed009b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on April 11, 2017, 06:07:13 AM
I'm surprised too by the lights that haven't patina'd. Mine was super quick, it gets used daily. I think it's looking good  :tu:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on April 11, 2017, 06:22:35 AM
damn that does look nice kaput. looks like an A/C or plumbing pipe after I braze or solder, I'm not happy with the progress on mine + the emitter is off center. I've alternated this light on my keychain and neck lanyard and its just taking too long, don't think it will ever get that nice color yours has
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on April 11, 2017, 06:37:28 AM
after reading some of the comments I googled oxidation..whats happening in the copper is similar to iron when it rusts. the element loses electrons to oxygen and steals oxygen electrons. very hard to visualize this in your mind as its happening on such a small scale. then you have to picture a copper atom, and millions more of them share electrons and forming solid matter...I think I need a few more IQ points to see this stuff in my minds eye
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on April 11, 2017, 08:40:20 AM
damn that does look nice kaput. looks like an A/C or plumbing pipe after I braze or solder, I'm not happy with the progress on mine + the emitter is off center. I've alternated this light on my keychain and neck lanyard and its just taking too long, don't think it will ever get that nice color yours has
It really came out of nowhere. At first it had no changes, then whammy, it got dark in days... I do like it. Although I really also like the raw in patina fresh copper look as well. I think it's sharp  :tu:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 13, 2017, 04:13:09 PM
My girlfriend just ordered me one of these because she found out I had gotten her a little surprise for Easter, so I will be joining y'all in this thread soon! I have wanted one for a while. :cheers:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on April 13, 2017, 04:15:48 PM
Can't wait... :popcorn:


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 13, 2017, 04:39:17 PM
Can't wait... :popcorn:


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We should start a 30 day Copper Olight Badge in this thread!!!  :think: :think: :tu: :ahhh :D :whistle:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on April 13, 2017, 04:40:24 PM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 13, 2017, 04:45:21 PM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Don Pablo on April 13, 2017, 05:10:40 PM
Can't wait... :popcorn:


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We should start a 30 day Copper Olight Badge in this thread!!!  :think: :think: :tu: :ahhh :D :whistle:
Cool idea!
Slightly Off Topic...
For a real challenge, use one Pen for a month?   :o
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: zoidberg on April 13, 2017, 11:49:25 PM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:

 :think:
Title: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 14, 2017, 12:38:09 AM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:

 :think:

You cant see it in this quote but i had a idea for a 30 day challenge for the copper olight. :dd: :whistle:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: zoidberg on April 14, 2017, 12:45:04 AM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:

 :think:

You cant see it in this quote but i had a idea for a 30 day challenge for the copper olight. :dd: :whistle:

I saw that post, just wondering why you need a moderator?   :shrug:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Don Pablo on April 14, 2017, 12:48:20 AM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:

 :think:

You cant see it in this quote but i had a idea for a 30 day challenge for the copper olight. :dd: :whistle:

I saw that post, just wondering why you need a moderator?   :shrug:
Woooosh.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 14, 2017, 12:53:00 AM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:

 :think:

You cant see it in this quote but i had a idea for a 30 day challenge for the copper olight. :dd: :whistle:

I saw that post, just wondering why you need a moderator?   :shrug:

I had assumed that before a challenge/badge quest was deemed official that the idea needed to be run by a mod first. I didnt know if all new challenges had to be done a certian way or things like that. Sorry! :cheers:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Don Pablo on April 14, 2017, 12:54:46 AM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:

 :think:

You cant see it in this quote but i had a idea for a 30 day challenge for the copper olight. :dd: :whistle:

I saw that post, just wondering why you need a moderator?   :shrug:

I had assumed that before a challenge/badge quest was deemed official that the idea needed to be run by a mod first. I didnt know if all new challenges had to be done a certian way or things like that. Sorry! :cheers:
Why not just go ahead? It can be unofficial for now.  :tu:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: zoidberg on April 14, 2017, 01:02:20 AM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:

 :think:

You cant see it in this quote but i had a idea for a 30 day challenge for the copper olight. :dd: :whistle:

I saw that post, just wondering why you need a moderator?   :shrug:

I had assumed that before a challenge/badge quest was deemed official that the idea needed to be run by a mod first. I didnt know if all new challenges had to be done a certian way or things like that. Sorry! :cheers:
Why not just go ahead? It can be unofficial for now.  :tu:

It sure helps if people run ideas past us, thanks, however we also support self management and can for the most part roll with the flow.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 14, 2017, 01:08:37 AM
Ahh ahhh ahhh :like:


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Where's a moderator at when you need one!  :pok:  :rofl:

 :think:

You cant see it in this quote but i had a idea for a 30 day challenge for the copper olight. :dd: :whistle:

I saw that post, just wondering why you need a moderator?   :shrug:

I had assumed that before a challenge/badge quest was deemed official that the idea needed to be run by a mod first. I didnt know if all new challenges had to be done a certian way or things like that. Sorry! :cheers:
Why not just go ahead? It can be unofficial for now.  :tu:

It sure helps if people run ideas past us, thanks, however we also support self management and can for the most part roll with the flow.

Cool! Thanks! Just didn't want to step on any toes. So assuming that my girlfriend got me the one I mentioned and didn't mistake it for something else, I will post about it tomorrow or Saturday and start the challenge next week just in case someone wants to order one to get here in time (assuming that there are others interested enough to join).
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on April 14, 2017, 04:24:47 AM
is the challenge to sit here with my thumb up my butt while no patina happens? this thing is driving me nuts, may start leaving it on my balcony overnight to see if that does anything
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 14, 2017, 04:49:16 AM
is the challenge to sit here with my thumb up my butt while no patina happens? this thing is driving me nuts, may start leaving it on my balcony overnight to see if that does anything

The thumb up your butt is optional :tu: I for one will not be partaking in the butt thumbing
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on April 14, 2017, 04:52:09 AM
is the challenge to sit here with my thumb up my butt while no patina happens? this thing is driving me nuts, may start leaving it on my balcony overnight to see if that does anything

The thumb up your butt is optional :tu: I for one will not be partaking in the butt thumbing

 :rofl:  :pok: c'mon everyone is doin it!
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 14, 2017, 04:53:24 AM
is the challenge to sit here with my thumb up my butt while no patina happens? this thing is driving me nuts, may start leaving it on my balcony overnight to see if that does anything

The thumb up your butt is optional :tu: I for one will not be partaking in the butt thumbing

 :rofl:  :pok: c'mon everyone is doin it!

Don't :pok: me! Seems like you're doing plenty of poking as it is! :rofl:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on April 14, 2017, 05:44:30 PM
is the challenge to sit here with my thumb up my butt while no patina happens? this thing is driving me nuts, may start leaving it on my balcony overnight to see if that does anything


Next time your hands get sweaty roll the light around in your palms, hold it, ect.... It should patina rather quickly.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 16, 2017, 06:05:42 AM
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,71632.0.html
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: zoidberg on April 16, 2017, 06:57:41 AM
 :tu:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: gdoolittle on April 17, 2017, 07:57:23 PM
I know there are at least a couple more folks here that can join the challenge! :pok: :pok: :D
Title: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on April 18, 2017, 03:22:22 AM
I came across this video ad thought I'd share it... fast forward to minute 13.34.

https://youtu.be/p-VDVI1GMZk

It's a video about Adam visiting his blogger friend and goes through stuff on the blogger's desk. One of which are a set of cylinders to illustrate density (100 grams) including led, aluminum, brass and copper. They then have a short chat on patina. Oil and humidity could be a factor...


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Title: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on April 20, 2017, 07:13:25 AM
Copper month for the 30 Day Copper Flashlight Challenge (https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=71632)
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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on May 08, 2017, 08:35:13 AM
 >:( about to start experimenting with vinegar, I have lost all patience with this thing, my Buck ranger has a nice rainbowish patina on the bolsters and its not even copper
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on May 10, 2017, 08:20:53 AM
the olight still stinks, using a Qtip dipped in vinegar on the body, 2-3 times a week maybe it will look cool after awhile:

here's the buck, its brass, patina naturally in its leather holster, wondering if the leather is a factor:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4190/34568127295_af47d2d6c4_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on May 10, 2017, 04:36:47 PM
Leather is definitley a factor. If it's been oiled or treated in anyway it will have contribute to a patina for sure.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: GPS12 on August 11, 2017, 11:50:51 AM
Thanks to this thread I have discovered this flashlight for me :)
(http://up.picr.de/30050584be.jpg)
(http://up.picr.de/30050585vu.jpg)
(http://up.picr.de/30050586uv.jpg)
(http://up.picr.de/30050587pm.jpg)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: kaput on August 12, 2017, 02:06:24 AM
Man I like the look of those freshies!

*is there anyway to freeze a patina from progression?
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Poncho65 on August 20, 2017, 03:43:31 AM
Had this for a couple weeks and only carried it a few times so far but the patina is coming on nicely :o

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4347/36679393435_4eed157487_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XTetM6)2017-08-19_08-20-00 (https://flic.kr/p/XTetM6) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: GPS12 on August 20, 2017, 11:56:50 AM
Nice Patina :like:
I carry my Olight daily for the last 3 weeks.
(http://up.picr.de/30129300pw.jpg)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on October 03, 2017, 05:20:18 AM
9 months in:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/36756046784_364fb07aac_m.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4480/37465308671_ac5abb176d_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on October 03, 2017, 06:48:04 PM
the olight still stinks, using a Qtip dipped in vinegar on the body, 2-3 times a week maybe it will look cool after awhile:

here's the buck, its brass, patina naturally in its leather holster, wondering if the leather is a factor:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4190/34568127295_af47d2d6c4_m.jpg)

Leather is most definitely a factor. Leather holds moisture and will cause a patina.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Poncho65 on November 15, 2017, 10:15:47 PM
3 and a half months in and I must cause things to tarnish :ahhh

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4517/26665794619_3331e2a135_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GCnaHD)1115171045~2 (https://flic.kr/p/GCnaHD) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

Getting a good look going on though :dd:

:nanadance:        :nanadance:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on February 10, 2018, 04:26:25 AM
1 year and a month and still not much going on, sits in a plastic storage case with my other keychain lights, maybe I need a time machine

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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on February 10, 2018, 06:45:30 AM
I think it needs some sweaty palms to bring out the patina even more...


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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on February 10, 2018, 08:48:05 AM
like this?
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0006085263_10.jpg)
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Blackbeard on February 10, 2018, 08:53:36 AM
there's a band called sweaty palms. Also 1000's of disgusting pics on google, kinda liking the look of the light now  :rofl:

With lights like Tip and Tini I don't get much chance to put it on my keychain anymore, it's also a lot heavier, but's its cool to have at least 1 copper light in my collection.
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Poncho65 on February 10, 2018, 11:39:44 AM
Needs some pocket time and I am sure it will start to patina :cheers: Not had mine a year and it has turned a very nice color :tu:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/39273532615_99611a7358_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Qt7YF)0209181238 (https://flic.kr/p/22Qt7YF) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Poncho65 on February 16, 2018, 03:32:52 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4694/25416713847_1aa5ca9bd7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EHZiwg)0215181444a (https://flic.kr/p/EHZiwg) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Poncho65 on March 15, 2018, 02:42:15 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4775/39918501785_b8ca4d4dbf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23PsKQM)0314181711 (https://flic.kr/p/23PsKQM) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on March 16, 2018, 09:28:31 AM
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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: Poncho65 on March 17, 2018, 02:17:29 AM
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Nice one jaya 8) :like:
Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: jaya_man on March 17, 2018, 03:45:00 AM
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Nice one jaya 8) :like:
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Title: Re: Olight i3e Eos Copper Patinavision
Post by: captain spaulding on March 17, 2018, 12:36:45 PM
Yup, sweat and pocket time will do it. I remember when I got mine it was summer and it got handled a lot as well as sat in my pocket which was hot and moist and it patina in less than a week.