WTB Maratac AAA Copper

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jon_slider
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Very nice tests :-), but not sure what they mean..

Yes, a light meter, even borrowing one for 10 minutes, will immediately reveal if the lighs are running flat regulation. The unregulated driver drops continuously from the start, has no steady brightness at any time. Some people have found light meter apps for their phone…

I remain extremely curious what is really going on with your TiTools in particular..

enjoy your day!

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Hi. It’s already in stocks. got 2 pcs and waiting to arrive me. Smile

https://countycomm.com/collections/aaa-flashlights/products/copper-marat...

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thanks!
Copper AAA Nichia 219 Flashlight by Maratac ™ REV 4
After thousands of Requests it’s new user interface is: “Low / Medium / High”.
$34.95

that is an amazing price, mode sequence, and LED
now I need someone to report if it has PWM

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Thank you!!

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

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jon_slider wrote:
After thousands of Requests it’s new user interface is: “Low / Medium / High”.

this is not correct (I reserve the righ to disagree with myself based on new information)
the CuAAA Maratac is MLH, the text has been changed to:
. After thousands of Requests it’s new user interface is : “ Medium / Low / High”.

and the video confirms MLH

I suspect, the CuMaratac AAA w nichia is identical to the Tool w Nichia

hope someone can confirm the lumen levels of the new CuMaratac AAA

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I really like to buy one but: “There are no shipping methods available for your destination!”
Such a crap, if you live in germany you can`t buy a Maratac at Countycomm………. Sad
And Maratac is Countycomm only, right?

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

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I have also seen them here
http://www.bladehq.com/?search=maratac#page:2 (but not the new one yet, you could get on their notification email list)
and at Massdrop (after CountyComm sales slow down)

another option is to get a mailbox service in USA.. I googled “mail forwarding service” and found this.
https://www.usglobalmail.com/mail-services-for/international-shoppers-ge...

I have not tried them, know nothing about their cost structure.. but the idea is, you get a USA address, and the business ships your packages on to wherever you are on request (which I think means no customs fees since you bought the item in USA originally.. not sure)

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Thank you,that is great!! I will check them out!

Btw, I`ve found this site: http://www.polizeibedarf.ch/pi/County-Comm-AAA-Taschenlampe-aus-Kupfer.h... Its a swiss company.
The translation:
The company County Comm, based in Los Angeles, is a trading company specializing in surplus material from the US government. All offered material is brand new unused and nowhere else available than at County Comm or even at Polizeibedarf.ch.
The Maratac AAA flashlight is the world’s first flashlight that has been made to 100% copper. Maratac is a US government company and manufactures equipment items exclusively for the US government. PartyPartyParty
The price is around 78 US Dollar plus shipping!

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

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utter baloney!
CountyComm is a USA company in California that buys chinese products and sells them to anyone who will pay. They claim one of their customers is the US govt. CountyComm does not manufacture anything themselves, they do have things made to their specs, in China, in order to try to control exclusive product designs. Sometimes CountyComm will take an existing chinese product and ask for it to be manufactured with some unique exclusive features, but they are based on existing Chinese products, for example the Peanut Light, which is very similar to the DQG line of 10180 lights.

Currently CountyComm has Lumintop make the Maratac for them, on exclusive contract, using the same electronics and tooling as the Lumintop Tool (the maratac body is an exclusive, the head is the same as the tool). Same thing DarkSucks did (another US company in California), when they had Lumintop make the Prometheus Beta QR, which is almost identical to the Copper Worm. (The Beta body is an exclusive, the electronics and head are the same as the Worm). The copper Beta, like the Copper Maratac have been marketed in the past at over $70 each, and people buy them.

Previous versions of the Maratac, and Tool, had more aggressive knurling, which is now just simple scored lines, cheaper to manufacture, and so they are now being sold for half of the initial prices. This is similar to what happens with other Chinese electronics and products, someone comes out with an “exclusive design”, they sell it for the highest price they can, when the high priced buyers run out, the items go on sale through numerous resellers, for example Banggood, Gearbest, and the US company Massdrop.

Apple computer is also a US company, that sells chinese products made on exclusive contract.

CountyComm is not much different than a used car salesman, that makes you think they have something special you want, and gets you to pay as much as possible, but ultimately will drop the prices until the items sell.

I still like the CuMaratac, a lot, I also like my iPhone. They are not made in USA by any stretch of the imagination.

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jon_slider wrote:
utter baloney!

I had a good laugh after reading this text on their homepage.

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

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glad we both appreciate a good laugh Smile
I felt similar about the Maratac video in which they claim that the Nichia is “like sunlight”, and other confused comments about the color qualities, like “natural light” and “warm white”.. as well as the ridiculous and inaccurate Lumens specs.. and comments like, “the thousands of people” that have requested MLH modes for AAA and LMH modes for AA.. very much baffle them with bulloney sales language..

did I mention I think they are idiots?.. LOL
they probably feel the same way about me, especially when I pay 70+ dollars Smile

otoh, I love my copper flashlights, and I really like the Nichia option.. Ive been legoing Nichia Worm and Tool heads onto my Maratac body for years now, meaning, you guys can get what I have, for 1/4 of the price Ive been paying..

imo, the CuMaratac w Nichia is the best buy light in twisty, that I can think of atm.. in fact, Im about to order one Smile

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jon_slider wrote:
glad we both appreciate a good laugh Smile

Absolutely SmileThumbs Up

jon_slider wrote:

did I mention I think they are idiots

No, but I thought so Smile

jon_slider wrote:

imo, the CuMaratac w Nichia is the best buy light in twisty, that I can think of atm.

I think so too and thats the reason why I really love my Cu Maratac legoing with the Tool Nichia head.
The right size for pocket carry, copper is simply noble and precious (and adding a nice patina) and the Nichia is my favorite light color!

Sorry for my bad english:-) 

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now available for $34.95 on discount at the countycomm store

AAA Copper Nichia 219 Flashlight by Maratac ™ REV 4

in case anyone is interested… That’s cheaper than they are selling the anodized alu version!

EDIT: just saw that phoenix1901 posted the link up above – apologies for being redundant!

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I just tested an Eneloop Pro and the High Mode on a new Copper Maratac w Nichia, and compared it to a previous test of a Copper Tool w Nichia

Im very happy that Lumintop has improved the regulation and runtime of the latest driver. NoPWM still, happy!
modes are Medium 24, Low 3, High 90 lumens, on my test. I hope others with more sophisticated equipment will confirm

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Jon, is that the current Maratac Cu AAA from CountyComm?

Just wanna confirm.

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Slim Pickens wrote:
Jon, is that the current Maratac Cu AAA from CountyComm?

Just wanna confirm.

why do you ask, was this unclear?:-)

jon_slider wrote:
I just tested an Eneloop Pro and the High Mode on a new Copper Maratac w Nichia

This is the first time EVER that CountyComm has offered a Maratac w Nichia, it has a GREAT driver imho, what are you waiting for?:-)
the price has gone up already, if you keep waiting, it will probably go up again.

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