*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (Post #6078 Lantern GB Price announced!

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Updates to the interest list:

1246 tundraotto
1247 tundraotto
1248 KgaBombadier
1249 fatboy

Interest list by entry number

Interest list by user names

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SIGShooter wrote:
Updates to the interest list:

1246 tundraotto
1247 tundraotto
1248 KgaBombadier
1249 fatboy

Interest list by entry number

Interest list by user names

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Interested.

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Extremely interested.

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Hi Den,

Besides the awesome lantern itself, this project has also drawn in new blood. Look at how many expressions of interest come from users with <10 posts that are recent members (myself included). Lurkers are joining BLF in droves just like they used to wait in line at iPhone launches. That’s an achievement to be proud of and a real service to the forum itself.

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Interested in 2.
Thanks.

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Propeak wrote:
Hi Den,

Besides the awesome lantern itself, this project has also drawn in new blood. Look at how many expressions of interest come from users with <10 posts that are recent members (myself included). Lurkers are joining BLF in droves just like they used to wait in line at iPhone launches. That’s an achievement to be proud of and a real service to the forum itself.

Respect! Thumbs Up

I did notice how some new members joined because of interest in the lantern project alone. I hope we can produce this into production soon, as were just awaiting for some word back form Barry & the factory after the new year holidays there.

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Funny, but I thought I put my name in long ago but must be mistaken, (oldtimers disease). Please add me to the list. Thanks much, Steve
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So guys, who are interested in an extended tube set 8×18650 for the BLF Lantern?

That would be absolutely amazing for runtime!

Sofirn is saying that since there isn’t much interest for an extended tube, but if we could gather enough interest, we could sway their opinion.

Here is how it would work:
- BLF Lantern only(confirmed by Sofirn)
- BLF Lantern+4×18650(confirmed by Sofirn)
- BLF Lantern+8×18650+Extended tube set(Asked)

Are there any interested in the extended 8×18650 tube offer then?

Imagine having almost infinite runtime with something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmeRWGCQN6I

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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BlueSwordM wrote:
So guys, who are interested in an extended tube set 8×18650 for the BLF Lantern?

That would be absolutely amazing for runtime!

Sofirn is saying that since there isn’t much interest for an extended tube, but if we could gather enough interest, we could sway their opinion.

Here is how it would work:
- BLF Lantern only(confirmed by Sofirn)
- BLF Lantern+4×18650(confirmed by Sofirn)
- BLF Lantern+8×18650+Extended tube set(Asked)

Are there any interested in the extended 8×18650 tube offer then?

Imagine having almost infinite runtime with something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmeRWGCQN6I


I was already wanting two sets of tubes. Would I still be able to order them separately? I’m only buying one lantern, but I have a Q8 already.

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Well…

Here’s the reason why I posted this:

Hi BlueSwordM.

Thank you so much for starting the group buy of Q8 extended tube. But since the interest list is small, not enough for mass production.

And I personally worried about compatibility issues regarding some buyers of BLF Q8 and Sofirn Q8. So…… unless enough interest is gathered in the time, it will not be possible.

So, if you want a BLF Lantern with some massive capacity, post your interest here.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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……..worried about compatibility issues regarding some buyers of BLF Q8 and Sofirn Q8.

What about the compatibility between the first BLF Q8 batch and the new Sofirn??? If that has been addressed before I have missed it, sorry if the question has been accurately answered.

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It’s been answered a lot already, but there is a slight threading difference for better waterproofing in the Sofirn Q8.

So yeah, I’d love a Extended Runtime BLF Lantern.

That would be amazing.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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BlueSwordM wrote:
So guys, who are interested in an extended tube set 8×18650 for the BLF Lantern?

That would be absolutely amazing for runtime!

Sofirn is saying that since there isn’t much interest for an extended tube, but if we could gather enough interest, we could sway their opinion.

Here is how it would work:
- BLF Lantern only(confirmed by Sofirn)
- BLF Lantern+4×18650(confirmed by Sofirn)
- BLF Lantern+8×18650+Extended tube set(Asked)

Are there any interested in the extended 8×18650 tube offer then?

Imagine having almost infinite runtime with something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmeRWGCQN6I

As long as they design the driver to be able to run on the standard 4.2(3.7) volt 4P config of the cell design. (8 cells in an extend tube option will be 4P2S config, requiring the driver to be able to run on 8.4(7.4) volts including the 4.2(3.7) volt standard.

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Actually, the extended tube design is done in a parallel config only.

So, no problem there.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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I would definitely be interested in an extension tube! Also, have they said if they are going to go with a normal battery tube or separate carrier assy?

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Actually, the extended tube design is done in a parallel config only.

So, no problem there.

ah cool. I never looked into it to see how they achieved that with a carrier-less tube for 8 cells, so i don’t know much about it & must have missed the topic about it.

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I would definitely be interested in an extension tube! Also, have they said if they are going to go with a normal battery tube or separate carrier assy?

Same as the Q8, a simpler solid battery tube with no carrier is more reliable & likely cheaper to produce.

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DBSAR wrote:
Propeak wrote:
Hi Den,

Besides the awesome lantern itself, this project has also drawn in new blood. Look at how many expressions of interest come from users with <10 posts that are recent members (myself included). Lurkers are joining BLF in droves just like they used to wait in line at iPhone launches. That’s an achievement to be proud of and a real service to the forum itself.

Respect! Thumbs Up

I did notice how some new members joined because of interest in the lantern project alone. I hope we can produce this into production soon, as were just awaiting for some word back form Barry & the factory after the new year holidays there.

Pretty sure this is what got me to join many years ago….

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BlueSwordM wrote:

So, if you want a BLF Lantern with some massive capacity, post your interest here.


As the person who tracked the interest list for nearly a year now, I would request / suggest that a different thread be started for interest in an extended tube. Or, at the very miniimum, there needs to be something in the OP regarding the extended tube, or this will just get lost in the noise as the pages of the thread turn.

SIGShooter recently began helping with keeping the interest list, maybe he has some ideas of how folks could sign up for the list remotely like I have seen on other threads. I think the BLF GT had one like this. IIRC, he said his programming skills were not so much web based, but if not him then someone else could lend a hand with this. Keeping track of lights and extender tubes manually sounds like it could get complicated really fast if it is not somehow form driven.

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sbslider wrote:
BlueSwordM wrote:

So, if you want a BLF Lantern with some massive capacity, post your interest here.


As the person who tracked the interest list for nearly a year now, I would request / suggest that a different thread be started for interest in an extended tube. Or, at the very miniimum, there needs to be something in the OP regarding the extended tube, or this will just get lost in the noise as the pages of the thread turn.

SIGShooter recently began helping with keeping the interest list, maybe he has some ideas of how folks could sign up for the list remotely like I have seen on other threads. I think the BLF GT had one like this. IIRC, he said his programming skills were not so much web based, but if not him then someone else could lend a hand with this. Keeping track of lights and extender tubes manually sounds like it could get complicated really fast if it is not somehow form driven.

Good points. I been thriving and hoping to get the LT1 Lantern into production first & orders under way, then focus on the accessory kit i mentioned too a while back, (which will include a padded carry/storage bag/case, a directional reflector, a top-hat rim reflector, a sturdy base cap, extra-long 15 or 25 -foot charge cable, and maybe even a solar charger.) the extension 8-cell tube could work really well with the planned wide base cap and top rim reflector.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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@sbslider, there’s already an interest list for the extended tubes, but the popularity isn’t all that high at only 70 tubes.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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BlueSwordM wrote:
@sbslider, there’s already an interest list for the extended tubes, but the popularity isn’t all that high at only 70 tubes.

Oh, I guess I missed that, I thought you were trying to start one now. I misunderstood. Still seems like if Sofirn is at least considering building an extension tube, that linking to this in the OP of this thread would be a help to that interest list.

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Isn’t the current extension tube interest list for the Q8 and not the lantern? If we’re talking about tracking LANTERN extension tubes it’s simple enough for me to capture it in the same Oracle table I’m using for the lantern. A web app would be ideal but my home system isn’t set up for that. However a thread that is only used for expressing interest in one would be simple enough for me to monitor and then to insert the user data into my table.

A separate thread would be the way to go in my opinion.

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I would be interested in an extension tube, but not a tube and batteries.

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Extension tube? I’m in for sure

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If it’s not to late, put me on the list for one, please.

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Put me in for an extended tube.

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