*BLF Ultimate Lantern Project*~updates:Lexel building driver prototype)

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Dioda wrote:
Interested, it would be great if this lantern-head could be bought separately as an add-on to my Q8.

The ‘head’ of this light (as well the Q8) is MOST of the cost. The only thing left is the battery tube. Others have suggested earlier in the thread that it would be nice to have a diffuser that connects over the stock LEDs in the Q8, but that is not anything like what is being created here. Now, it has been confirmed that there is also planned a threaded hole in the base for tripod mount. The Q8 doesn’t have that either. At this point, there is no part of this light that isn’t ‘changed’ from the Q8 design somehow, even though the parts will be made from the Q8 CAD drawings, so they will likely be able to ‘Lego’ together. As such, the likelihood of this being made as just an add-on to the Q8 is probably less than zero.

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Im interested too. Pls put me on the list for one Smile

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You are on the interest list Phlipp, number 757. I am assisting DBSAR in keeping this list updated, and have created a google doc for it. You can see the list at this link anytime. I will be sending DBSAR an update periodically so he can update the list in the first post as well.

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Moin Moin

Pls put me on the list for 2x on top.

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Norddeutscher wrote:
Moin Moin

Pls put me on the list for 2x on top.

Regards
Jens


Done, #s 758 and 759. looks like 4 total for you so far.

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Just checking back in to see where the project is. Smile

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I’m on No.183 please add me 1 more total 2…thanks

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Satan@103TFS wrote:
I’m on No.183 please add me 1 more total 2…thanks

You presently have 2 entries in the list, 183 and 233. Guessing this satisfies your needs, let me know if you want to add beyond that.

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Just checking back in to see where the project is. Smile

check out this post

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sbslider wrote:
You are on the interest list Phlipp, number 757. I am assisting DBSAR in keeping this list updated, and have created a google doc for it. You can see the list at this link anytime. I will be sending DBSAR an update periodically so he can update the list in the first post as well.

I checked the list and can’t find my name. My post Can you put me in for 1 please? 1 total… Wink

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I checked the list and can’t find my name. My post Can you put me in for 1 please? 1 total… Wink

list updated, you’re in the list at # 760 Smile

Edit: The link above had a problem, it is fixed above and you can use this link as well to check if/where you are on the list.

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Please add me to the list.

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Please add me to the list.

sbslider will add you soon.

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Please add me to the list.

sbslider will add you soon.

ZozzV6 is number 761 on the list

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ZozzV6 wrote:
Please add me to the list.

sbslider will add you soon.

ZozzV6 is number 761 on “the list”:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IG90ED4BLNkZMmmENyovc7YQWXAvVDdxwXnu...

(send the updates when you get the time and i will add them to the op. Smile

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OK.
I AM IN!
One for now. …for now.

I cant pass on the chance to own the most useful and best quality lantern ever made. I have gone from indifferent to excited for its arrival. Good job all involved. I just ordered the batteries for it.

I have not read every page so excuse me if Im being repetitive…
Was there any discussion of having an external partial/adjustable or rotating reflector/shield that could attach to the outside of the lens?
It would block light at certain angles or say 90-180 degrees to provide a dark area or “no light” zone. It would also reflect that same blocked light back to the rest of the unblocked area actually increasing output or allowing a lower setting to the desired areas. This would allow light to be directed to areas or parts of the 360 light pie that need it and block or black out direct light in eyes or windows on bedrooms of motorhomes or tents where people are sleeping that don’t need it.

I have been in camps where there was discussion as to whether to turn the lantern up or down or off altogether for certain people who either didn’t want so much light or just wanted to block it from shining directly on them. We have actually tried to hang things to block areas from being lighted in the past with standard 360 lighting. We wanted the table behind the lantern well lit and the people on the front side could have seen fine and not been blinded by the direct beam with just the reflected light bouncing off the trailer and table.

This dual purpose shield/reflector could be attached so as to rotate or possibly be raised or removed completely. It would serve to block the back side light and increase front side lighting (flat white) and could be made inexpensively.

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Just cut the ends of a pop can and wrap the aluminum tube around it however you please.

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So my attempts at sharing the list via google docs has been a learning experience. The links above required folks to request access from me to read the document, which is a PITA for the folks that want to read it as well as me. I believe this link works and folks won’t have to ask permission. You should be able to copy the text and paste it where ever you like, or search it for your (or anyone elses) name.

Let me know if you have success or not, thanks! Smile

PS, google docs takes 5 minutes to update a “pushlished” document, which this interest list is.

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cu42 wrote:
OK.
I AM IN!
One for now. …for now.

I cant pass on the chance to own the most useful and best quality lantern ever made. I have gone from indifferent to excited for its arrival. Good job all involved. I just ordered the batteries for it.

I have not read every page so excuse me if Im being repetitive…
Was there any discussion of having an external partial/adjustable or rotating reflector/shield that could attach to the outside of the lens?
It would block light at certain angles or say 90-180 degrees to provide a dark area or “no light” zone. It would also reflect that same blocked light back to the rest of the unblocked area actually increasing output or allowing a lower setting to the desired areas. This would allow light to be directed to areas or parts of the 360 light pie that need it and block or black out direct light in eyes or windows on bedrooms of motorhomes or tents where people are sleeping that don’t need it.

I have been in camps where there was discussion as to whether to turn the lantern up or down or off altogether for certain people who either didn’t want so much light or just wanted to block it from shining directly on them. We have actually tried to hang things to block areas from being lighted in the past with standard 360 lighting. We wanted the table behind the lantern well lit and the people on the front side could have seen fine and not been blinded by the direct beam with just the reflected light bouncing off the trailer and table.

This dual purpose shield/reflector could be attached so as to rotate or possibly be raised or removed completely. It would serve to block the back side light and increase front side lighting (flat white) and could be made inexpensively.

I have not read every page either, but I don’t pretty certain this in not a feature of the light as currently designed. I think it would be an interesting enhancement though . . .

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bmengineer wrote:
Just cut the ends of a pop can and wrap the aluminum tube around it however you please.

Boom. It doesn’t get more simple than that! I guess we can see that I don’t camp much and am not MacGyver.

If it came with the lantern it would be more functional and well finished, but I will use something homemade if needed.

Just throwing it out there to see if anyone else had this need.

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sbslider wrote:
So my attempts at sharing the list via google docs has been a learning experience. The links above required folks to request access from me to read the document, which is a PITA for the folks that want to read it as well as me. I believe this link works and folks won’t have to ask permission. You should be able to copy the text and paste it where ever you like, or search it for your (or anyone elses) name.

Let me know if you have success or not, thanks! Smile

PS, google docs takes 5 minutes to update a “pushlished” document, which this interest list is.

Thanks! It works. I just saw my name. That was fast.

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thanks for the feedback! I looked right after I added you, and it was not there yet, that’s why I edited my post above. Glad it is there now, 5 minutes is not too long to wait.

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In order to upgrade to the premium version of the reflector, put tape on the sharp tin edges so you don’t cut yourself and add a rubber band for extra holding power.

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bmengineer wrote:
In order to upgrade to the premium version of the reflector, put tape on the sharp tin edges so you don’t cut yourself and add a rubber band for extra holding power.

This premium upgrade sounds like a winner if the removable adjustable rotation angular selective luminance reflector/decreaser unit does not make the final cut.

I will make one from my favorite of the canned species of beers I often drink to proudly showcase my metalworking taping prowess.

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sbslider wrote:
cu42 wrote:
OK.
I AM IN!
One for now. …for now.

I cant pass on the chance to own the most useful and best quality lantern ever made. I have gone from indifferent to excited for its arrival. Good job all involved. I just ordered the batteries for it.

I have not read every page so excuse me if Im being repetitive…
Was there any discussion of having an external partial/adjustable or rotating reflector/shield that could attach to the outside of the lens?
It would block light at certain angles or say 90-180 degrees to provide a dark area or “no light” zone. It would also reflect that same blocked light back to the rest of the unblocked area actually increasing output or allowing a lower setting to the desired areas. This would allow light to be directed to areas or parts of the 360 light pie that need it and block or black out direct light in eyes or windows on bedrooms of motorhomes or tents where people are sleeping that don’t need it.

I have been in camps where there was discussion as to whether to turn the lantern up or down or off altogether for certain people who either didn’t want so much light or just wanted to block it from shining directly on them. We have actually tried to hang things to block areas from being lighted in the past with standard 360 lighting. We wanted the table behind the lantern well lit and the people on the front side could have seen fine and not been blinded by the direct beam with just the reflected light bouncing off the trailer and table.

This dual purpose shield/reflector could be attached so as to rotate or possibly be raised or removed completely. It would serve to block the back side light and increase front side lighting (flat white) and could be made inexpensively.

I have not read every page either, but I don’t pretty certain this in not a feature of the light as currently designed. I think it would be an interesting enhancement though . . .

Good ideal though. Smile maybe can be something built as an accessory kit for the lantern once we get the lantern itself in production, ( kit could include a reflector, storage case or sleeve, wall-charger or solar charger & cable, etc.

Edit: going to do some photos of the beam pattern tonight on the V2 versus V1 & other lanterns.

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I am interested, can I get on the list as well. Thanks!

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DBSAR wrote:
sbslider wrote:
cu42 wrote:
OK.
I AM IN!
One for now. …for now.

I cant pass on the chance to own the most useful and best quality lantern ever made. I have gone from indifferent to excited for its arrival. Good job all involved. I just ordered the batteries for it.

I have not read every page so excuse me if Im being repetitive…
Was there any discussion of having an external partial/adjustable or rotating reflector/shield that could attach to the outside of the lens?
It would block light at certain angles or say 90-180 degrees to provide a dark area or “no light” zone. It would also reflect that same blocked light back to the rest of the unblocked area actually increasing output or allowing a lower setting to the desired areas. This would allow light to be directed to areas or parts of the 360 light pie that need it and block or black out direct light in eyes or windows on bedrooms of motorhomes or tents where people are sleeping that don’t need it.

I have been in camps where there was discussion as to whether to turn the lantern up or down or off altogether for certain people who either didn’t want so much light or just wanted to block it from shining directly on them. We have actually tried to hang things to block areas from being lighted in the past with standard 360 lighting. We wanted the table behind the lantern well lit and the people on the front side could have seen fine and not been blinded by the direct beam with just the reflected light bouncing off the trailer and table.

This dual purpose shield/reflector could be attached so as to rotate or possibly be raised or removed completely. It would serve to block the back side light and increase front side lighting (flat white) and could be made inexpensively.

I have not read every page either, but I don’t pretty certain this in not a feature of the light as currently designed. I think it would be an interesting enhancement though . . .

Good ideal though. Smile maybe can be something built as an accessory kit for the lantern once we get the lantern itself in production, ( kit could include a reflector, storage case or sleeve, wall-charger or solar charger & cable, etc.

Edit: going to do some photos of the beam pattern tonight on the V2 versus V1 & other lanterns.

I would be in for the kit and assume others would as well.

The only reason I bring it up now is that the pivoting or removable mounting design I had in mind might need to be tooled into the lantern from the get go. It could snap on the same way a belt clip does and slide around the unit while gripping the notch and suspending it away from the outer lens a bit to prevent rub marks. If it was plastic, it would be inexpensive, durable and would not scratch the ano. It could have a top and bottom groove to add stability.

kit options:
base
tripod

reflector
cable
case
solar charger
wall charger

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d0190535 wrote:
I am interested, can I get on the list as well. Thanks!

you are #763 d0190535

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cu42 wrote:

I would be in for the kit and assume others would as well.

The only reason I bring it up now is that the pivoting or removable mounting design I had in mind might need to be tooled into the lantern from the get go. It could snap on the same way a belt clip does and slide around the unit while gripping the notch and suspending it away from the outer lens a bit to prevent rub marks. If it was plastic, it would be inexpensive, durable and would not scratch the ano. It could have a top and bottom groove to add stability.

kit options:
base
tripod

reflector
cable
case
solar charger
wall charger

Since the lantern is based from the Q8 body, it currently has a side 1/4-20 threaded tripod mount, and the reflector/shade could even mount to that point, ( its probably easy to leave that side mount on the production lantern model too for that.

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Add me on the list for 1. Thank you! Super Excited!

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