WTB Maratac AAA Copper

77 posts / 0 new
Last post

Pages

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland
WTB Maratac AAA Copper

As the title states, looking for a new or used Maratac AAA Copper.

Greetings from Germany

Gerd

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

Nobody Sad

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

Jerommel
Jerommel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 01/04/2014 - 13:18
Posts: 3777
Location: the Hague, Netherlands

They all want too keep it… Wink

Looking for:

5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

Yes, unfortunately……. Sad

Greetings to the Netherlands and merry X-mas Smile

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

Jerommel
Jerommel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 01/04/2014 - 13:18
Posts: 3777
Location: the Hague, Netherlands

You too.

Maybe interesting for you:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/191978021255
Good price.

Looking for:

5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

Nice but not really copper, its only copper plated.

I search further and do not give up Thumbs UpSmile
Thanks!

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

Jerommel
Jerommel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 01/04/2014 - 13:18
Posts: 3777
Location: the Hague, Netherlands

I think they just copy / paste the specifications of the Aluminium model, because the i3E Cu is normally around $29 and it’s copper, not plated.
I’ve never heard of copper plated aluminium, but that could be me.

Hmmm… Now i’m not sure… Tired

Looking for:

5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

I did a quick search and found different answers: copper, brass, aluminium with copper plated and PVD coated. I think I have to search a little bit more Smile
But thanks, looks like a nice light for my AAA collection Thumbs Up

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

https://olightworld.com/store/flashlight/i3e-e0s-cu.html
Could be really copper,, 4oz is 115 gramm!
Found this one: http://www.ebay.de/itm/162302334279?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageN...
Thank you very much!!!!

Greetings from Germany

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

2-26350-P91
Offline
Last seen: 6 months 1 week ago
Joined: 07/01/2016 - 09:48
Posts: 18

Coppet,
I have a Maratac Cu AAA that I’ll pass along to you. Private message me for details.

timbo114
timbo114's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 7 hours ago
Joined: 08/21/2014 - 14:24
Posts: 113
Location: On a lake in SW PA

here is a AAA cu that is relatively close to you << click

scdaf
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 10 hours ago
Joined: 11/01/2011 - 18:52
Posts: 269
Location: United States

May I suggest an Astrolux A01 copper?

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

I own the BLF Edition of the Astrolux, so sorry not yet.

Greetings from Germany

Gerd

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

jon_slider
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 563
Location: Crowdifornia

I replied about your interest in a CuMaratac here
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1060894#comment-1060894

Coppet wrote:
Nice but not really copper

true, the i3s CU is Brass with a Titanium Vapor Coating (PVD)
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/906813#comment-906813

the i3e does come in real copper, single mode only

another CU light that may interest you is the Worm http://budgetlightforum.com/node/43662

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

Titanium Vapor Coating (PVD)is what I thought too. I’m pretty sure because I work everyday with PVD coating and the Olight looks like Tin coating. But it is a nice little light.
About the Worm, I think that is a light for my growing collection! Btw, I own 2 Lumintop Tool copper, 1 Lumintop Tool Ti and a Astrolux A01 copper…..love these little AAA lights.

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

will34
will34's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 hours 59 min ago
Joined: 12/18/2012 - 00:12
Posts: 3175

I have one for sale, modded with 12mm FET driver and nichia 219C 70CRI 5000k on 10mm sinkpad. It makes about 800lm and the heat is immediate, a true keychain rocket Smile

However I’m afraid it would be too expensive sending it to your location…

Details here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/934676#comment-934676

First I used the 219C on the stock mcpcb but it turned blue within seconds, then I reflowed it into the sinkpad and it works great now. I plan to upgrade the LED to a 219C 90CRI 4000K.

jon_slider
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 563
Location: Crowdifornia
Coppet wrote:
I own 2 Lumintop Tool copper, 1 Lumintop Tool Ti and a Astrolux A01 copper…..love these little AAA lights.

Here are my Coppers Smile 1 ReyLight Tool w Nichia, 1 Lumintop Tool w Nichia, 1 Maratac modified to XPG 3000k, 1 Maratac modified to ReyLight driver and XPG 3000k, 1 Worm w Nichia. (plus a Maratac w XP-G2 and Reylight Tool w Nichia sealed in their boxes still)
7 total.

I like to carry a Maratac body with a Nichia head. I keep a Tool body with XPG head and ReyLight driver in the car..

The combinations mean I have a Tool or Maratac w LMH Nichia, and an LMH XPG,
also an MLH Nichia, and an MLH XPG,
plus the MLH Worm

(I swap the heads and bodies around.. my favorite carry today is a Maratac Body with a Lumintop Tool w Nichia head (far right))

the differences in drivers and LEDs means I have a selection of different Low modes, as pictured above, left to right
.6 lumens ReyLight w XPG 3000k
1.2 lumens Maratac w XPG 3000k
2.5 lumens Worm w N219b 4500k
1.2 lumens ReyLight w N219b 4500k
2.5 lumens Tool w N219b 4000k

there are also differences among the tint of the two XPG, and
differences in Tint between the 3 N219b

fun times with Warm and Neutral High CRI Copper!
I do not use any Cool White LEDs any more… since I became a High CRI snob Smile

All my lights use NoPWM drivers. (Older than Oct 2015 Tools and older than Oct 2015 Maratacs used PWM)
Present version of the Tool and Maratac are NoPWM (I do not know if Maratac AAA will change back to a PWM driver on the next copper run.. the Maratac present version of the Copper AA has PWM). Fet drivers use PWM.
the Copper Worm is NoPWM

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

Very nice flashlights, love the patina on copper:THUMBS-UP:
My Lumintops have all Nichias….I really like the warm light especially with a copper flashlight.
Unfortunately I missed the Reylight Copper tool and the Maratacs Sad but the Worm looks great and still available here in Germany!

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

jon_slider
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 563
Location: Crowdifornia

Coppet wrote:
the Worm looks great!

the Worm body is too heavy for me to carry it. I do like to put the head on a Maratac body though.

I like that the Maratac and Tool have reversible pocket clips that work on a hat.. No pocket clip option for the worm

There is also the Copper Prometheus Beta, but it uses PWM, and a pocket clip costs extra (not reversible)

The Beta quick release works very well, but I find the light too heavy for my minimalist keychain

I dont keep a light on my keys, I prefer to use the light separately, but I have the option to put a light on my keys by having a clip on my keyring:

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

Is the Copper Prometheus Beta still a available? Really looks cool!
Is the Worm heavier than
the Lumintop Tool copper? I prefer to use my light separately and not on the Keys, so weight is no problem. And I prefer copper because the extra weight of copper feels more solid and worthy.
Btw, Merry Christmas!

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

jon_slider
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 563
Location: Crowdifornia

Coppet wrote:
Is the Copper Prometheus Beta still a available? Really looks cool!
Is the Worm head heavier than
the Lumintop Tool copper head? I prefer to use my light separately and not on the Keys, so weight is no problem. And I prefer copper because the extra weight of copper feels more solid and worthy.

Yes, betas are available http://www.darksucks.com/store_BetaQR.html
The Worm head is 25% lighter (3gm) than the Tool head
The Maratac body is 27% lighter (6gm) than the Tool body






Jerommel
Jerommel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 01/04/2014 - 13:18
Posts: 3777
Location: the Hague, Netherlands

Lovely patina on the scales too. Big Smile

Looking for:

5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

The Copper Prometheus Beta is really expensive so now I decided to buy me the normal copper Worm with Nichia LED, its 39€ at Amazon right now and I have a 20% discount:THUMBS-UP:
The look and the weight of the copper Worm is perfect for me….thank you for your work with the scales and the pics! You helped me a lot.

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

jon_slider
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 563
Location: Crowdifornia

Jerommel wrote:
Lovely patina on the scales too. Big Smile

ah, touché
yes, I weigh a lot of my knives also…
and the maid has not been here in a while.. LOL

another of my projects

speaking of Patina
Copper Lights and Carbon Steel Knives react in opposite ways to acidic foods like vinegar, tomato sauce, lemon juice…

some people remove copper patina with ketchup for example
Copper Maratac Patina Removal Video

Coppet wrote:
The Copper Prometheus Beta is really expensive so now I decided to buy me the normal copper Worm with Nichia LED, its 39€ at Amazon right now and I have a 20% discount:THUMBS-UP:
The look and the weight of the copper Worm is perfect for me….thank you for your work with the scales and the pics! You helped me a lot.

I agree the Worm is a very good price. Im also always happy to watch other people spend money. Please post a photo when your Worm arrives, so I can enjoy it too Smile

I think you will be able to confirm that the Worm Head also lights up on the Tool body, but not vice versa. This also applies to Maratac/Worm swaps, the Worm head lights on Maratac body, but not vice versa.

Congratulations on your Worm order. Im sure you will like the feel in hand a lot.

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland
jon_slider wrote:
some people remove copper patina with ketchup for example “Copper Maratac Patina Removal Video”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqe2_x72wMA

Why? This is the reason why I love copper Big Smile
The copper tools are really great AAA flashlights, the Worm and the Astrolux A01 too but is this all? There are no other manufacturers for AAA copper flashlights?
Titanium and brass is nice too, do you know any other flashlights that Lego with the Lumintop Worm/Tool lights? I only know the Thrunite Ti(03) and sure, the Maratac.

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

Oh I forgot……very nice knife collection Thumbs Up

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

jon_slider
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 563
Location: Crowdifornia

> very nice knife collection
thanks, Im in recovery from that addiction, “some” AAA flashlights are cheaper

list of copper lights

as to peoples feelings about copper, its controversial.. some hate the smell, some think patina looks dirty

Ive decided I can live with the smell because I know copper kills germs, and I dont mind patina, though I occasionally re-polish my lights, or they polish themselves in my pocket. I like a “well used” look with shiny highlights and dark crevices Smile

Sometimes I use plant food to add green

btw, here is one way to tell if a Used Maratac you might buy is a PWM model. It will have the knurling on the left

You can see in that progression, that Lumintop has been simplifying their knurling. It used to be much sharper and more aggressive on the models with PWM. The latest Tools have knurling that is much smoother to the touch.

Another way to recognize a NoPWM Maratac is there is a ring around the LED

this is what PWM looks like in a beamshot

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland
jon_slider wrote:
Ive decided I can live with the smell because I know copper kills germs, and I dont mind patina, though I occasionally re-polish my lights, or they polish themselves in my pocket. I like a “well used” look with shiny highlights and dark crevices Smile

Absolute consent!!
Thanks for the “copper” list and really nice pics. The pictures move me to buy more copper lights in the future:))
About the knurling, that is good to know if I ever get a Maratac Smile I like a knurling like that on flashlights.

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

jon_slider
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 563
Location: Crowdifornia

Coppet wrote:
The pictures move me to buy more copper lights in the future:))
About the knurling, that is good to know if I ever get a Maratac Smile I like a knurling like that on flashlights.

Yes, looking at pictures leads me to make purchases too
Someone on a knife forum posted a photo of a Copper Maratac with a Knife.. which turned me into a CopperMaratacAholic, followed by buying a Copper Beta, which made me a NichiaAholic.. and a CRI, and PWM snob.

just to be clear, Maratacs and Tools follow the same knurling and PWM progression. imo they are both made by Lumintop at the moment. Just as Lumintop makes both the Prometheus Beta and the Lumintop Worm. Unfortunately, Maratac does not come with Nichia, I hope it does someday. I encourage you to contact them and request a Nichia version.. Smile

btw you’re very well informed about the Worm/Beta/Tool/Maratac/Thrunite AAA Lego options, I have not learned of additional options, though they may exist. I can say Olight i3s has totally different threads, not compatible.

Coppet
Coppet's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/05/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 90
Location: Deutschland

Looks like we both have the same taste Smile Copper lights with patina, knurling, nichia, knifes………..
Btw, what brand are those knifes that you collect, maybe more pics?

Merry Christmas and excuse my bad english Smile

Greetings from Germany

Gerd

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

jon_slider
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 09/08/2015 - 12:20
Posts: 563
Location: Crowdifornia

Coppet wrote:
Greetings from Germany

Your English is excellent, my German non existent, despite my Father having been born in Hamburg.
The “accumulation” of knives in the earlier photo are TC Barlows by Great Eastern Cutlery, a USA niche market to the nostalgia of “traditional knives” (meaning sold in USA during the 1900’s).

This next photo has an Ebony TC, and some european knives you may recognize, Boker, AW Wadsworth (Kastor/Camillus), KeenKutter, and a Swedish Barrel knife Ive had for over 50 years, a gift to me when I was a young boy in Spain.

Some of us may also share an interest in copper from exposure to fishermen and boat cultures we’ve grown up with. And to stay on topic, I include my pocket carry today, a Maratac with a Tool head w Nichia Smile

thank you for the conversation
wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Pages