BLF Lantern Purchase/Followup Information - Group Buy list is Closed!!!!

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I am waiting for the start on ebay.

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Mine is at customs now.

Hopefully it doesn’t become too expensive :s

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My speculation is that there will be no recycling codes

I dont see why not….. Sofrin designated 3000 units to BLF for the GB and I think it is reasonable to expect that …. even if they dont go to the original list holders. I look at the 3000 GB price as a show of appreciation from Sofirn for ALL the work done by the BLF team. They are going to make a ton of $$ selling these(and V2) long after the GB is sold out and for years to come. Think about how many folks have depended on Coleman lanterns through the years …….. and this Lantern will replace them. I know it will replace mine. Think of not having to worry about toting gas and constantly replacing fragile mantles. Im not even sure Sofirn realizes what the potential is yet. I suspect sales will soar once these get exposure and folks get a chance to actually use them and reveal all the advantages over the gas powered Colemans. I will miss my Colemans but the LT1 IS the future of Lanterns.


Yes, it’s a very nice lantern, and Sofirn should do very well with it. The reason I think there will be no “recycling” of codes is because Sofirn is already very generous, and will probably allow people to PM for individual codes for a while, like they did for the Q8. So, in other words, there will probably be new codes for a while, and no need to “recycle” old codes that had already been given out, even if they never got used.

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Mine should be delivered tomorrow - 11 days for shipping, shipped Oct 17th, not bad. Being #100 on the list, I placed the order on Oct 11th.

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One data point:

Got DM with Amazon code last week. Tried to purchase a few hours after code was sent. Amazon would not accept code. Sent error message to Sofirn by DM. No reply.

Status: not happy.

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Mine has landed

Screwed in my Q8 tube with its cells inside and it fired right up

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nice, the O-Ring made it into production Smile

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staticx57 wrote:
Mine has landed

Screwed in my Q8 tube with its cells inside and it fired right up


Sofirn Q8, I think. Thorfire Q8 / BLF Q8 will not fit, isn’t it?
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Wieselflinkpro wrote:
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Mine has landed

Screwed in my Q8 tube with its cells inside and it fired right up


Sofirn Q8, I think. Thorfire Q8 / BLF Q8 will not fit, isn’t it?

Correct, the Thorfire Q8 has a different thread pitch, and will not thread onto the LT1 or the Sofirn Q8 head, ( but the Sofirn Q8 does fit the LT1 head.

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BLF Q8 fits and works just fine on both the Sofirn Q8 and LT1. Only the BLF Q8 works on the BLF Q8. Only the original tubes have the vertical designs line up on the original lights

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staticx57 wrote:
BLF Q8 fits and works just fine on both the Sofirn Q8 and LT1. Only the BLF Q8 works on the BLF Q8. Only the original tubes have the vertical designs line up on the original lights

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My LT base works with my 2 Q8 head’s but the LT doesn’t light up when the Q8 bases are screwed into it.

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SIGShooter wrote:
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BLF Q8 fits and works just fine on both the Sofirn Q8 and LT1. Only the BLF Q8 works on the BLF Q8. Only the original tubes have the vertical designs line up on the original lights

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My LT base works with my 2 Q8 head’s but the LT doesn’t light up when the Q8 bases are screwed into it.

The first batch ( first generation) of the Thorfire BLF Q8 has a different thread) the tube on my original Q8 wont thread in properly to the LT1 head. but the newer Sofirn built Q8 does have the same thread as the LT1, (as Barry mentioned that is the case.

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DBSAR wrote:
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staticx57 wrote:
BLF Q8 fits and works just fine on both the Sofirn Q8 and LT1. Only the BLF Q8 works on the BLF Q8. Only the original tubes have the vertical designs line up on the original lights

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My LT base works with my 2 Q8 head’s but the LT doesn’t light up when the Q8 bases are screwed into it.

The first batch ( first generation) of the Thorfire BLF Q8 has a different thread) the tube on my original Q8 wont thread in properly to the LT1 head. but the newer Sofirn built Q8 does have the same thread as the LT1, (as Barry mentioned that is the case.

Both my Q8’s are from the second Thorfire batch and threads do seem to be the same as the LT since they easily screw in to each other. Since the Q8 works with the LT base I think that the LT would work with the Q8 base if I used a paper clip to take up some space. But since I only did it as an academic exercise I probably won’t bother testing that Smile

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gottawearshades wrote:
One data point:

Got DM with Amazon code last week. Tried to purchase a few hours after code was sent. Amazon would not accept code. Sent error message to Sofirn by DM. No reply.

Status: not happy.

See this post

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SIGShooter wrote:
Both my Q8’s are from the second Thorfire batch and threads do seem to be the same as the LT since they easily screw in to each other. Since the Q8 works with the LT base I think that the LT would work with the Q8 base if I used a paper clip to take up some space. But since I only did it as an academic exercise I probably won’t bother testing that Smile

They must have changed the threads in their second batch, as i can only get mine to thread a couple turns on and it binds up.

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DBSAR wrote:
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Both my Q8’s are from the second Thorfire batch and threads do seem to be the same as the LT since they easily screw in to each other. Since the Q8 works with the LT base I think that the LT would work with the Q8 base if I used a paper clip to take up some space. But since I only did it as an academic exercise I probably won’t bother testing that Smile

They must have changed the threads in their second batch, as i can only get mine to thread a couple turns on and it binds up.

It’s interesting they did that. I know there were some relatively minor changes from batch 1 Q8 but I didn’t realize the thread changes.

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Can’t wait to hear more about people’s experience with the lantern. I’m in the 2nd group (around 2700), so it might be a little bit. It’s awesome that Sofirn is so in touch with the forum.

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Mine has been in customs I guess for nearly a week. It landed in country 6 days and 9 hours ago. Forgot how they can drag their feet. My ylp headlamp, along with alot of stuff lately flew right through.

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I only waiting to buy it.

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Mine was scanned into the nearest major city distribution center as of late last night. From there, my items usually take only a day or two. I’m surprised I haven’t seen another scan for it already in my city. But it should be here soon at this point.

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Following… I received one “single use code” on Oct 11th, but I’m signed up for several. I also requested codes for LT with batteries. Looking forward to getting these ordered up!

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DavidEF wrote:
Mine was scanned into the nearest major city distribution center as of late last night. From there, my items usually take only a day or two. I’m surprised I haven’t seen another scan for it already in my city. But it should be here soon at this point.

I have not received an actual production one yet from my first order either. (only have the test production prototype i been picking the bones out of, to work out any rough edges for the production LT1s for everyone else.

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I ordered on Oct. 13th and it arrived today Oct. 20th.
Should have been delivered Oct. 28th but Post Office sent it to the wrong Office………

Slight problem is that I am in Florida right now and the Lantern is in Upstate NY……….

So please no more pictures, you guys are killing me Smile

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Man, I’m so jealous of all you who’ve gotten them. I ordered on the 14th but mine apparently hasn’t even left China yet. Oh well, nothing much I can do that be patient. I’m really looking forward to round 2 so I can order my second one.

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Geronimo wrote:
Mine has been in customs I guess for nearly a week. It landed in country 6 days and 9 hours ago. Forgot how they can drag their feet. My ylp headlamp, along with alot of stuff lately flew right through.

Mine spent 9 days in customs before popping out early Monday morning. Then no status update until mid morning today, its out for delivery. Party

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You must be good luck, just updated to import cleared at customs.

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Mine delivered today! I haven’t opened it yet. Innocent

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I ordered on Oct. 16th and it arrived today Oct. 29th.
Thank you The BLF LT1 team.
Thank youTracy.

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ok i just received the first production LT1 i ordered from the first list of the group buy. Have it charging at the moment, This one has the four Sofirn 3000mAh cells, (i removed the paper bottom stickers on the cells) these were paper/cardboard, i remember some mentioned theirs were plastic film?) everything functions & works as expected, the finish is great, very good anodizing, ( 1/4 turn lock out works as required, has the most recent version of the LT1 Andruil firmware from what i can see, has the newer stronger stainless steel hex-center bolt, the proper pads were soldered for the 5 + 5 AMCs enabled with 6 & 7 left open as planned, and the default charging is set at 1.5 amps as planned. My test meter is showed 1.5 when i first plugged it in, ( but the cells were already at 4.02 volts each) and dropped a little to 1.46 amps with 5.19 volts supplied from a 2-amp USB standard wall charger.

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Hi,

I havnt received a pm with a code.

I’m number 2048 on the interest list, am I still meant to be waiting on a code or has something gone wrong?

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Daniel

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