BLF Lantern Project: Possible SRK-Based BLF-Lantern future GB *UPDATES/May,23,2016 - Field-Test Successfull!

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Den has been busy with real life this fall.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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This is a light i would consider buying based on pricepoint. I really like lantern style lights over flashlights, the “flood” over a “throw” is way more useful for me. I wasnt able to find a good one, so I made one, intentionally rustic. I wrote up the sumary of it for another site, I wont “cross post” but the lessons learned I had were:
I couldnt find a good LED, everything needed something to defract the beam. But I didnt want a beam, so I sent with a G4 5W 580-Lumen 102 SMD DC 12V, this works great. I little more light output would be nice, but this is good.
I would have prefered something to hold up top, like a lantern, not like this coffee cup handle.
Having a beam that goes 360 around would be better than this, which is a little over 180 deg.
Its a 12v bulb, I am using unprotected laptop pulls, so I use the volt meter to watch their power and dont let it drop below 9v, that leaves them with enough juice to not over discharge.
Many hours of light. Two modes, on and off.

I will be building something to replace this, but if this BLF build first, I would buy that, again, depending on the pricepoint.

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Nice! Useful and it immediately makes a good athmosphere while camping Smile

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This is an awesome project. I really hope it gets off the ground. I’m very interested. Might buy multiples depending on price.

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I’m in

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This is interesting, I will buy if the price is good.

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I would be in for at least two if the finished product is as good as I think it will be.

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The price and quality will both be better than good.

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Happy new year to DBSAR!

It would be great to know how his project is going to in 2017 Smile

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I’d be interested for one, possibly more depending on pricing. I’m all for a good (maybe perfect?) lantern… but this IS the budget light forum, so budget is key. That’s not to say I expect this lantern to be sold for 8.78 on GB! lol.. no, that’s ridiculous. But I certainly don’t want to pay $60-$80 for it either.

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I’ve been looking for decent lanterns for a week, this is the most promising one I have found. Definitely interested.

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whooda4 wrote:
I’ve been looking for decent lanterns for a week, this is the most promising one I have found. Definitely interested.

If it can eventually get rolling to a production model then will be no prob.

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Nice to hear from the “father of the lantern” Smile
How possible is that the lamp will get into production this year?

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angerdan wrote:
Nice to hear from the “father of the lantern” Smile How possible is that the lamp will get into production this year?

I don’t know at the moment, as The Miller is busy working on the BLF Q8 and BLF Thrower lights at this time, ( he has more resources to reach out to manufacturers than i do.

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For those desperate for a lantern, just make a wire cage that supports a soda cup, use the cup as a mold for t-shirt fabric saturated with epoxy resin(use a sleeve), then drop an inverted foil cone in the top.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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So, I was wondering if this could be an add-on to the Q8, like a lantern adapter of sorts. It could be something the fits over the light to make it a lantern, sorry if this is not reasonable, I’m new here.

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Andmiller wrote:
So, I was wondering if this could be an add-on to the Q8, like a lantern adapter of sorts. It could be something the fits over the light to make it a lantern, sorry if this is not reasonable, I’m new here.

This has to many diffences to work that way. (driver modes, charging, how the LED is set up, color tint, CRI, etc.

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I think only the battery tube could be the same. … and the same as on other SRK flashlights.

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Wieselflinkpro wrote:
I think only the battery tube could be the same. … and the same as on other SRK flashlights.

it could, as this is configured to use four 18650’s in parallel as the other lights.

That Canadian flashlight guy Eh! -Den / DBSARlight

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DBSAR wrote:
Wieselflinkpro wrote:
I think only the battery tube could be the same. … and the same as on other SRK flashlights.

it could, as this is configured to use four 18650’s in parallel as the other lights.

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