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raccoon city wrote:

“Why Cu?”


 


You shouldn’t be able to see me…


That’s not how the internet works!  alt=" />

Good one! I CU, you see me? Silly

I’ve been eyeing up the Copper S2+ for quite awhile, but I just can’t justify the price or the weight. But it looks so good – must resist, must resist.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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I like the hand worn look of shiny highspots, dark spaces between the knurling, of uncoated copper

I like having an alternative to black aluminium, that are so commonplace, even though aluminium is lighter and cheaper. One part of my interest in lights is as pocket jewelry. I imagine showing someone my copper light, and they say wow… that seldom actually happens, but I like the bling factor of copper

I like that copper kills germs, even though that is not relevant to my flashlight. I also have a copper water bottle, copper teacup, and kettle.

I have childhood nostalgia for copper and brass objects, that I inherited from my European father, where such things were traditionally valued, in the past.

the smell is a chemical reaction with oils on our skin, I disliked it until I reprogrammed my reaction to it as the smell of dead germs (not rational, the smell is on my hand, not on the light)

I agree copper lights are heavy, I only use Cu hosts in AAA
In a twisty copper has the benefit of very buttery threads, the exact opposite of titanium.

I sold my 16340 Cu S Mini partly because of the excessive weight in my pocket, though moreso I did not enjoy the LED, and it could not be modified easily.

If anyone needs a good home for a drop.com CuTool, please keep me in mind, I have a good friend in Europe seeking to adopt one. It will be well loved by someone with a traditional appreciation of the Noble Metals.

NeutralFan wrote:
I’ve been eyeing up the Copper S2+ for quite awhile

resistance is futile
you deserve it
Its a cheap thrill, I paid more than that for my Cu Maratac

and as my father once said
first youre going to agonize about doing it, then you will go ahead, and be glad you did
the agonizing part is optional

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They all look completely chintzy and tacky to me. Kind of like an extension of the ‘tacticool’ or ‘mall ninja’ aesthetic – just a bit more expensive and heavier. I don’t get the appeal at all, but hey, it’s your disposable income. Do with it what you want.

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nuff said!
don’t know iffn it would have turned out that way if left alone.
I instead massaged and rubbed it daily or more often with my grubby hands, unwashed before the current scare, possibly 1000 times.

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BTW, any of you know what “Cu” means in Portuguese? Silly

Seeing the question “Why Cu?” is somehow funny Big Smile

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MascaratumB wrote:

BTW, any of you know what “Cu” means in Portuguese? Silly

Seeing the question “Why Cu?” is somehow funny Big Smile

I looked up what Cu means in Portuguese...

Now I know why my Portuguese girlfriend always says, "Why Cu?"  :FACEPALM:

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raccoon city wrote:

MascaratumB wrote:

BTW, any of you know what “Cu” means in Portuguese? Silly


Seeing the question “Why Cu?” is somehow funny Big Smile



I looked up what Cu means in Portuguese…


Now I know why my Portuguese girlfriend always says, “Why Cu?”  alt=:" />

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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Now that is just showing off Silly

Yeah, but what a show!!

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At first i did not get it too. More expensive, very heavy, reported as heating much faster, prone to oxidation, odd smell, no tail cap lock…

Then i saw the Kronos BLF X5/X6 special edition box:

Since then i bought quite a few ones, but mainly for show. Full Cu body or just the head. I only really use the AAA ones.

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darosk wrote:
They all look completely chintzy and tacky to me. Kind of like an extension of the ‘tacticool’ or ‘mall ninja’ aesthetic – just a bit more expensive and heavier. I don’t get the appeal at all, but hey, it’s your disposable income. Do with it what you want.

This describes how I feel about it as well. The sort of “faux-vintage” look that so much EDC gear has been going for lately, with the brass, copper, distressed leather, etc.

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CRX wrote:
I only like copper for it’s thermal properties.
I tend to use them exclusively in the house, mostly these two hand made fellas.
This is gorgeous. A custom power bank housing with built-in quad emitter flashlight. Love it. Did you make just one or have you made a few? Any build topic on it? Cool
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I made a little set for my 2017 Old Lumens contest entry. Just rechargeable, no powerbank functions but it has a UV array too as well as the quad & red emitters.

Full instructions here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56067

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Beautiful!

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chinooker wrote:
Copper kills coronavirus.
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When influenzas, bacteria like E. coli, superbugs like MRSA, or even coronaviruses land on most hard surfaces, they can live for up to four to five days. But when they land on copper, and copper alloys like brass, they begin to die within minutes and are undetectable within hours.

Corona can live on copper surfaces for up to 4 hours:

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The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/new-coronavirus-stable-hou...

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so copper works great for all these flashlights that get handed back and forth all day to and from ill strangers..
just saying
why is that so important?

i mean it also is killed by cardboard but i wouldn;t want a flashlight from cardboard

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wle wrote:
so copper works great for all these flashlights that get handed back and forth all day to and from ill strangers..
just saying
why is that so important?

i mean it also is killed by cardboard but i wouldn;t want a flashlight from cardboard

wle

Shh, you are letting the next FW3 variant out of the bag…

It almost gets to full turbo before “Poof” – conflagration. (Yes even the Nichia 50% version)

This space for let.

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wle wrote:
so copper works great for all these flashlights that get handed back and forth all day to and from ill strangers..
just saying
why is that so important?

i mean it also is killed by cardboard but i wouldn;t want a flashlight from cardboard

wle

Shh, you are letting the next FW3 variant out of the bag…

It almost gets to full turbo before “Poof” – conflagration. (Yes even the Nichia 50% version)

FW3cb-cv10-poof

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The “stink” from copper is the bacteria dying. Your skin is absolutely COVERED in bacteria. Hell, 35% of your body mass is bacteria- i.e. not you.

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The “stink” from copper is the bacteria dying. Your skin is absolutely COVERED in bacteria. Hell, 35% of your body mass is bacteria- i.e. not you.

The smell is sweat and oils interacting with the metal, not dying micro-organisms. Which are only about 2% of an average person’s body mass… 35% would mean the bacteria in your body weigh twice as much as your skeleton lol

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35% would mean the bacteria in your body weigh twice as much as your skeleton lol

==it is true though

it is not all even ‘human’

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SlaytheIncubus wrote:
The “stink” from copper is the bacteria dying.

I tell myself the same thing, because it makes me feel better,
even though I know that is not actually true:

https://www.nature.com/news/2006/061023/full/061023-7.html

i also blame bacteria when my armpits stink
and in that case it IS actually true
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/173478

That suggests a new idea, I have not tried
will rubbing my CuMaratac on my armpits kill the smell?

stay tuned for the results of the Clinical Trials.. lol

meanwhile, you can try this at home
rub your Copper Tool on one armpit, then compare the smell to the untreated side..

Dont let us know what you find out Sick lol
that will spoil it for those who have not tried

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jon_slider wrote:

That suggests a new idea, I have not tried
will rubbing my CuMaratac on my armpits kill the smell?

stay tuned for the results of the Clinical Trials.. lol…

I don’t think the effect is quite that fast. You may get better results if you duct-tape a CuMaratac in each armpit and leave it there for an hour Wink

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Or maybe apply the deodorant to the copper light before using the light. Wink

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luxiouious to touch totally unpractical and beautiful patina ever changing

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Olight USA has this 300 lumen, 1xAA Cu, on sale for $29.96, on 3-27-20.

i5T EOS Cu

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71k5 wrote:
Olight USA has this 300 lumen, 1xAA Cu, on sale for $29.96, on 3-27-20.

i5T EOS Cu

So annoying how the only thing they say about the emitter is: “High Performance Cool White LED.” Sad Facepalm
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Copper kills germs but let’s not get carried away. It isn’t magic. It just causes them to degrade more quickly than they would on a lot of other surfaces. It is called the oligodynamic effect. It’s also part of why copper tends to smell. (It’s degrading or reacting with organic materials deposited on the surface, such as the oil from your skin.) It’s cool but it can still take hours for all the germs to die. Consider the circumstances that would be required such that your flashlight being made of copper was the determining factor in you not getting this or any other virus.

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Chronovore wrote:
Copper kills germs but let’s not get carried away. It isn’t magic. It just causes them to degrade more quickly than they would on a lot of other surfaces. It is called the oligodynamic effect. It’s also part of why copper tends to smell. (It’s degrading or reacting with organic materials deposited on the surface, such as the oil from your skin.) It’s cool but it can still take hours for all the germs to die. Consider the circumstances that would be required such that your flashlight being made of copper was the determining factor in you not getting this or any other virus.

exactly

like a UV-A flashlight

extremely not useful or practical for virus preventing

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I’d much rather stick to a cheaper but equally as sturdy material that allows for waterproofing. Because what kills the Corona is WATER AND SOAP.

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