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Show me your olights!

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Haunt, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. DesertDuck

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    [​IMG]

    This and the normal black anodized aluminum i3t EOS are my two first and only Olights.
    Also my first copper light. Good weight to it, I'm looking forward to the patina.

    Liking them so far. Simple UI and nice output for a single trip-A. I carry the Cu and the black one lives in my tank-bag on my motorcycle.

    I wish there were more options in this form factor, I'm liking carrying these compared the AA lights I was using.
     
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  2. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Pretty much every manufacturer offers 1aaa lights.

     
  3. DesertDuck

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    Yeah, and they're usually keychain lights or twist-head operation or pen-lights.

    The Streamlight Microstream was a close runner up to the Olight but I didn't really find anything else that was quite what I wanted.
    If FourSevens was still around a Preon2 would have been great.
     
  4. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    https://darksucks.com/collections/pre-order-store
     
  5. DesertDuck

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  6. EZDog

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    Indeed!
     
  7. DesertDuck

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    Back on topic, after a few days of use my i3t Cu is starting to develop it's patina.

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    Interestingly the side with the pocket clip on it is still shiny. I guess sweat is a good oxidizer. Seems I need to rotate my flashlight day to day.
     
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  8. deusexaethera

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    You can also give it a saltwater-and-baking-soda bath to bring in the patina faster and more uniformly. Go light on the salt unless you want a green finish, though; you only need a teensy bit of chloride ions in the water to kickstart the oxidation process, while the carbonate ions from the baking soda encourage the copper to turn brown instead of green.
     
  9. DesertDuck

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    Isn't that cheating?

    That's like using sandpaper to artificially "battle scar" a firearm...
     
  10. adam_r33ve

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    Copper addition to the olight collection
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    Well, that depends on how you want it to look in the end. Having it sitting in your pocket on a daily basis means that it constantly brushes against the inside of your pocket, which is similar to being polished with a cloth (provided you change your pants from time to time ;) )
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    This is my copper Tool AAA after about 350 days of carry (and a bit over a year of owning it). It started out nice and shiny and then slowly took on a patina. But in my climate and with the pH of my sweat etc. that is about as much as it gets in terms of coloring. You can see the bit where the clip is attached is much darker, because that is the bit that has the least contact with my pocket. The front is a lot brighter than the back for the same reason.
    It took about two months of wear to reach this color and has not changed since.

    I am in fact considering giving it a bit of treatment to darken the copper a little more.
     
  14. colin.p

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    These are the only ones I have. Since they cover all my flashlight needs, I can't see me getting anymore until they break.

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  15. MicroMike

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    It’s really hard to choose between the H1R and S Mini... I love the 90 head, mag tailcap, and surprisingly I use it as a headlamp a lot too... bbq’ing at night. Lol


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  16. mrtwohands

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    Day 1 on the right. 20 days later on the left.[​IMG]
     
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  17. demPho

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    I'm a victim of OLight flash sales. Have you or someone you know been victimized by the awesome deals on these lights? I can't help it. Even tho I don't need another light.

    Here's the warrior x in limited edition tan. I set an 12:00am alarm for this thing lol. [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
  18. EZDog

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    They got me on Black Friday but after that one there was never anything that I really wanted on sale,thankfully!

     
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  19. Demande simplement

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    Very cool light!!..Nice Desert Tan color;)...What I love more is the beam distance and the vibration battery indicator.
     
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  20. demPho

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    Some real cool tech in these lights and that throw tho!!

    I'm hooked on tan, bronze, fde. I couldn't help myself.

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