*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (Awaiting for updates on Colored versions)

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I could definitely go for a bare aluminum lantern. If that happens though, I really should make a small change to the firmware to make factory reset easier without anodized threads.

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I could definitely go for a bare aluminum lantern. If that happens though, I really should make a small change to the firmware to make factory reset easier without anodized threads.

That would be the one issue with a bare version, is there will be no 1/4 turn mechanical lock out.

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Bake wrote:
I have yet to receive a code for the group buy but I would be down for a clear or satin version if they were available as a group buy item.

Are you on the original GB list of 3000?

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One sand-blasted please!

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I’d “spend” one of my GB numbers on a bare Aluminum.

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I know I’m missing something, but I don’t know what it is.
(otherwise it wouldn’t be missing Grad )

I’m looking at TK’s operational graphic HERE , but I can’t figure out from which mode I do a 3H to get into tint ramping… or how to ramp once I’m there.

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amishbill wrote:
I know I’m missing something, but I don’t know what it is.
(otherwise it wouldn’t be missing Grad )

I’m looking at TK’s operational graphic HERE , but I can’t figure out from which mode I do a 3H to get into tint ramping… or how to ramp once I’m there.

Any mode. It’s a global mapping, so it applies everywhere there isn’t something else overriding the 3H action.

Just “click, click, hold” and then let go when the tint reaches the desired color. If it goes the wrong way, release the button and try again.

Button events fall through a stack of “states”. If a state handles the event, that’s the end of the story. But if the state doesn’t handle that specific event, it keeps falling through to the next state… and the next, until something handles it. The tint ramp state is on the bottom of the stack, so it works anywhere… as long as the event isn’t mapped to something else at a higher level of the stack.

Not sure if that makes sense, but basically it means the tint can be changed at almost any time.

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Yes DBSAR, I am on the list for two. Numbers 2439 and 2440. I know there were a lot of people on the list well ahead of me so it’s not a big deal waiting in line behind them.

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Have you checked your messages? Everyone should of gotten a message by now, if not message sofirn.

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I’ve seen a few photoshopped images showing possible colors, but I’d like to see some actual pictures when the color versions are in production. I’m a big fan of green Big Smile but orange would is right up there with my favorite colors.

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Bake wrote:
Yes DBSAR, I am on the list for two. Numbers 2439 and 2440. I know there were a lot of people on the list well ahead of me so it’s not a big deal waiting in line behind them.

if you have not received any code via PM, please send Sofirn here on BLF a direct message with your list #number.

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Bake wrote:
Yes DBSAR, I am on the list for two. Numbers 2439 and 2440. I know there were a lot of people on the list well ahead of me so it’s not a big deal waiting in line behind them.

Sorry. Sent one code just now.
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Thank you all.

Received the code from Sofirn.

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Bake wrote:
Thank you all.

Received the code from Sofirn.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
amishbill wrote:
I know I’m missing something, but I don’t know what it is.
(otherwise it wouldn’t be missing Grad )

I’m looking at TK’s operational graphic HERE , but I can’t figure out from which mode I do a 3H to get into tint ramping… or how to ramp once I’m there.

Any mode. It’s a global mapping, so it applies everywhere there isn’t something else overriding the 3H action.

Just “click, click, hold” and then let go when the tint reaches the desired color. If it goes the wrong way, release the button and try again.

Button events fall through a stack of “states”. If a state handles the event, that’s the end of the story. But if the state doesn’t handle that specific event, it keeps falling through to the next state… and the next, until something handles it. The tint ramp state is on the bottom of the stack, so it works anywhere… as long as the event isn’t mapped to something else at a higher level of the stack.

Not sure if that makes sense, but basically it means the tint can be changed at almost any time.


That makes perfect sense. It turns out that I was just being a bit dense I saw the 3H from Off for the fancy blinkies and my brain refused to connect the dots for Tint being 3H from On.

At least I didn’t do anything /really/ embarrassing, like ask a question I’d already documented on a battery wrap & function cheatsheet that’s linked in my sig line… Party

Thanks

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

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TexasToasted wrote:
I’ve seen a few photoshopped images showing possible colors, but I’d like to see some actual pictures when the color versions are in production.

+1

Or, at least some representative samples of what the color will look like.

Depending on the actual colors, green(olive/forest) and orange could be great. Splitting off some threads for an interest list for colors and issues and such, and linking them in the OP might help keep this thread from greatly exceeding semi-gargantuan, and sounds like a good idea if they actually get used instead of everything still being posted in this thread. lol Facepalm

If there’s a tally, add me: I’m planning to wait for colors for some of my remaining numbers, but also would be interested in an un-anodized, etc., version as well.

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I agree. Maybe Barry could post something coated with the actual colors from the factory that does the anodizing. It doesn’t even need to be a flashlight. It could anything made from the same type of aluminum so we could see what the color shade and finish would look like.

I would prefer to see an example and not just a Photoshop of the colors before committing to the list if they start one. The tan is supposed to be a flat finish, but I was thinking the orange and the green were going to be anodized which looks much better than the flat paint look for those colors.

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I received a code a while ago because I am somewhere between 1000-2000 in the list but never used the code because I’ve been waiting for an orange lantern. Will my code still work or will there be issues? I really want something brighter than black so I’m willing to wait for it.

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I was told by Sofirn that the code will be good thru December…..

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Jensen wrote:
I received a code a while ago because I am somewhere between 1000-2000 in the list but never used the code because I’ve been waiting for an orange lantern. Will my code still work or will there be issues? I really want something brighter than black so I’m willing to wait for it.

I am unsure how long the codes last or if they expire, or will work for the later batches. maybe Sofirn or Barry can answer that.

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Jensen wrote:
I received a code a while ago because I am somewhere between 1000-2000 in the list but never used the code because I’ve been waiting for an orange lantern. Will my code still work or will there be issues? I really want something brighter than black so I’m willing to wait for it.
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puglife2 wrote:
can i use my code for a green lantern when it will be available ?
The code sent to you this time just works for black one. Collored version needs new code.
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I received more than one code for my three early spots under 500 back when they started sending them out, but since we were asked to only order one, I only attempted to order one LT1. I figured that getting multiple codes was probably an error, and either the code would still be honored once we are able to order more lanterns, or codes will be reissued if they expire. Regardless, I didn’t have any problem waiting a bit longer for something so worth waiting for. After nearly 4 years for this project to reach this point, a couple more months so everyone on the list can get one before I purchase my remaining spots was not a big deal at all. It also helps ease the impact on the bank account. Party

Since it was promised that everyone on the list would be able to purchase their lanterns at the group buy price, and reading this entire thread over time, I am confident that there is good will at work and with patience, things will be taken care of and made right eventually. Big Smile What a great reward for being patient is being embodied in the absolutely wonderful example of a LED lantern that is the LT1! Party Love

Thanks very much to everyone involved for all the hard work, you have much to be proud of! Beer

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Dec,5,2019
BLF member GreenCampfire has been doing some good run-time testing of the LT1 lantern in factory configuration with graphs, the testing can be viewed here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/70270

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I cannot use the code. It says
Ptomotional code cannot be applied on my purchase

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Since the codes last through December, does that mean that the codes won’t work for the colors in Batch 3 or we would be issued new codes instead? Thanks!

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maxacarp wrote:
Since the codes last through December, does that mean that the codes won’t work for the colors in Batch 3 or we would be issued new codes instead? Thanks!
Sofirn wrote:
The code sent to you this time just works for black one. Collored version needs new code.
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akoposilester wrote:
I cannot use the code. It says Ptomotional code cannot be applied on my purchase

Send Sofirn a direct message with your code issue, they should be able to fix that issue.

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maxacarp wrote:
Since the codes last through December, does that mean that the codes won’t work for the colors in Batch 3 or we would be issued new codes instead? Thanks!

I am unsure of that, Sorfirn or Barry can answer that hopefully.

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Sorry if this is a dumb question but its the LT1 supposed to thermal throttle? I forgot to lock out mine and it turned on inside my backpack, after 2 hours when I picked up the bag I noticed it was warm.. the head of the lantern was too hot to touch and the batteries and carrier were warm, even my L21a that was inside was warm too.

Maybe it was too much heat to handle? Should I calibrate the temp sensor? Again sorry if this is normal in a closed environment like a backpack, I really like the lantern and would be sad if it burns itself down lol

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Kodrann wrote:
Sorry if this is a dumb question but its the LT1 supposed to thermal throttle? I forgot to lock out mine and it turned on inside my backpack, after 2 hours when I picked up the bag I noticed it was warm.. the head of the lantern was too hot to touch and the batteries and carrier were warm, even my L21a that was inside was warm too.

Maybe it was too much heat to handle? Should I calibrate the temp sensor? Again sorry if this is normal in a closed environment like a backpack, I really like the lantern and would be sad if it burns itself down lol


There is no thermal regulation in the LT1.

At room temperature without cooling or air flow, the LT1 with all chips enabled eventually reaches 62 degrees Celsius on top which is hot but a very safe temperature.

In a closed environment like in a backpack, if switched on at full power, the LT1 will get much hotter of course, but as other flashlights, it probably can handle well over 100 degrees Celsius before damage occurs. Given that too hot to touch already starts at 55 degrees, there is quite a lot of headroom there before things really go wrong with the light. So your LT1 will probably be alright, but of course that can be different for the other stuff in your backpack.

Next time locking out your lantern may be a good idea? Wink

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