A purple SK68 for my wife?

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It really should be easier to find a quality light in purple. Sad

I’ve mostly given up on purple, and went for bare-metal lights instead.

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How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

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How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

Lavender?

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Gj wrote:

harry218 wrote:
How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

Lavender?


Lavender, purple, violet…I don’t really know the difference. :bigsmile:
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harry218 wrote:
How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

Lavender?


Lavender, purple, violet…I don’t really know the difference. :bigsmile:

You have obviously never had to buy paint or put up with someone who did

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harry218 wrote:
How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

I think she already has a purple i3S; not sure why she would want a SWM in the same class.

I still want a L3 L10-219 in deep, dark, saturated purple. (or brass, or stainless, or titanium… anodizing rarely seems to hold up well on most EDC lights) Actually, I’d really dig stainless with rainbow titanium nitride coating.

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Gj wrote:
Lavender?

Exquisite candy. Big Smile

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harry218 wrote:
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harry218 wrote:
How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

Lavender?


Lavender, purple, violet…I don’t really know the difference. :bigsmile:

Silly

 

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harry218 wrote:
How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

Wow.... IMO $30 bucks seems overpriced for that.Surprised

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Sirius9 wrote:
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harry218 wrote:
How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

Lavender?


Lavender, purple, violet…I don’t really know the difference. :bigsmile:

Silly
That’s perfect! :bigsmile:
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harry218 wrote:
How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

Wow…. IMO $30 bucks seems overpriced for that.Surprised


Yep that seems overpriced. i3s is better in my opinion.
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I once had to pick up my wife’s Hyundai Getz after it had a service – the girl at the front desk starts calling out “the lavender getz is ready,lavender getz is ready” as I stand up she says “oh … the purple Getz is ready”. Smile

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harry218 wrote:
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harry218 wrote:
How about this? http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10004131/1358709 but it is only an AAA light with 66 lumens on high. The color is perfect in my opinion.

Wow…. IMO $30 bucks seems overpriced for that.Surprised

Yep that seems overpriced. i3s is better in my opinion.

I have both (in purple, the i3s is more flashy purple, the swm a bit less glossy and in my opinion nicer purple) and alltough the i3s turns more smoothly, i’m a bit dissapointed in the light it puts out. The swm is supposed to be only 66 lumens, but i can’t see any difference between that and the i3s wich is rated at 80 lumens^^. The swm is more neutral white too…

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harry218 wrote:
Sirius9 wrote:


That’s perfect! :bigsmile:

But only partially supported by actual data. Here are a couple representations of real survey results:

Results are from here:
http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/
and here:
http://flowingdata.com/2012/09/20/color-names-plotted-against-gender/
http://www.datapointed.net/visualizations/color/men-women-color-names-d3/

I found it interesting that the most popular color names are mostly the same. Also, the extreme outliers (the most-gendered color names given in the survey) were interesting too (copied from XKCD):

Here are the color names most disproportionately popular among women:
1. Dusty Teal
2. Blush Pink
3. Dusty Lavender
4. Butter Yellow
5. Dusky Rose

Here are the color names most disproportionately popular among men:
1. Penis
2. Gay
3. WTF
4. Dunno
5. Baige

(to clarify, #5 was actually a very popular misspelling made by the people who took the survey)

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:bigsmile:

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Here is a good example of Purple:

 photo purple01.jpg

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Got confused after looking at some of the suggested flashlights not sure what colour purple really is? Pinkish? Blueish?
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That Maglite looks more violet to me than purple. I have two ‘purple’ Maglites, one is quite lilac, the other richer but not as deep violet as yours.

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david57strat wrote:
Here is a good example of Purple:

 photo purple01.jpg


That almost doesn’t look real.

I love purple, but I think I’d rather have a copper or brass Maglite:

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Chloe wrote:
That Maglite looks more violet to me than purple. I have two ‘purple’ Maglites, one is quite lilac, the other richer but not as deep violet as yours.

Its clearly Eggplant Silly
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musicmagic wrote:
{pic: derailed}

I don’t feel too bad about that; this thread seems to have outlived its usefulness, so now it’s devolving into a playground. There just aren’t that many purple lights available, and nearly everything relevant has already been posted.
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Now if you’d settle for a nice purple spot in the output ….

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Streamer wrote:
{pic: grape kool-aid man with a purple maglite}

That made me lollerskate all around the room.
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hank wrote:
Now if you’d settle for a nice purple spot in the output ….

Maybe. Could you add a tinge of green? (I want it to feel like I’m in a bad horror)

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Now as for guy/girl colors. I’m there. Mauve, Taupe, all these horrible color descriptions. The 7 primary colors are like red, blue, green, white, black, camo and gay. That’s all the colors anyone needs..:)

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My kids are half Filipino ages 6 and 7. One is dark with black eyes and straight hair, one is light with brown eyes and curly hair. They will tell you “I’m brown like Mommy” or “I’m white like daddy”. I don’t think they’ll ever understand prejudice based on skin color since everyone in our family is a different shade Smile Here they are: http://lotsoffun.org/gallery/index.php/Kids-2013
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