*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (Codes for batch #1 underway from Sofirn)

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That looks great DBSAR!! Thumbs Up

Is there an O-ring or seal where the bottom of the globe meets the body?

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What will the firmware be? 

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Awesome Den, thanks for posting. We may have this before camping season yet!!

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@ChibiM, it’ll be using a special variant of Anduril with tint mixing.

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Oh WOW! It looks great! I’m ready! Take my money! Love

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Nice to see a prototype!

One concern that may be only lightly relevant for such a functional thing as a lantern: as innovative as it is, the design looks rather dull to me, especially the top half looks a bit boring and maybe a bit cheap, it could use some bling. Is there still an option for a small styling change at this point?
I suggest either to add some of the knuring to the cap section too, to make it in style with the bottom section, and/or add some fins on top.

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DBSAR is specifications in OP correct and final?

Pretty much for now until i can receive the prototype build sample to run a full testing on to make sure its in the specifications, there may be some minor adjustments or tweaks before the production one is ready to go.

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djozz wrote:
Nice to see a prototype!

One concern that may be only lightly relevant for such a functional thing as a lantern: as innovative as it is, the design looks rather dull to me, especially the top half looks a bit boring and maybe a bit cheap, it could use some bling. Is there still an option for a small styling change at this point?
I suggest either to add some of the knuring to the cap section too, to make it in style with the bottom section, and/or add some fins on top.


I’m okay with it the way it is now. It looks pretty good to me. But yeah, it would look better if that top piece had knurling that matched the lower body. Thumbs Up

I DON’T want fins on the top though. Sick

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Knurling could be a possibility for the production model.

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DBSAR wrote:
Knurling could be a possibility for the production model.

If they want to do ‘knurling’ on that top piece, they might have to cut it instead of using the knurling tool, because the sides are angled, not perfect cylinders. If they changed it to cylinders, it could be done with the knurling tool and would look pretty good, IMHO.

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Put me in for one, thx.

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DBSAR wrote:
Knurling could be a possibility for the production model.

As long as it doesn’t delay this any longer. Personally, I don’t care about knurling, since you can’t see it anyway when in use.

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djozz wrote:
Nice to see a prototype!

One concern that may be only lightly relevant for such a functional thing as a lantern: as innovative as it is, the design looks rather dull to me, especially the top half looks a bit boring and maybe a bit cheap, it could use some bling. Is there still an option for a small styling change at this point?
I suggest either to add some of the knuring to the cap section too, to make it in style with the bottom section, and/or add some fins on top.

Somewhere I recall seeing some bling that could be laser engraved in that area…

…oh yeah! Now I remember:

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RobertB wrote:
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Knurling could be a possibility for the production model.

As long as it doesn’t delay this any longer. Personally, I don’t care about knurling, since you can’t see it anyway when in use.

I would probably be wrapping the top edge & lower section with paracord for my personal uses, and likely cover up the knurling in some cases.

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Somewhere I recall seeing some bling that could be laser engraved in that area…

…oh yeah! Now I remember:

!{width:75%}https://i.imgur.com/Z6YUbKE.jpg!

Yes! i nearly forgot that too. The logo could be etched on each side of the top head, (180 degrees around)

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The prototype looks amazing, can’t wait to see a full video about it. And we definitly need that logo somewhere on it, but maybe we should also add some fins to the upper section depending on the temperature. And what are these silicon pieces left and right of the usb port good for? Do they just cover screws or are some sort of charging indicator LEDs underneath them?

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We’ve discussed about it with Barry, and these are LED indicators for charging.

The reason for using them is that they are more water resistant than using the regular, and most importantly, they are easier to put it compared to multi-LEDs in the main switch, and obviously, this is to make it to easy if it is charging or not, a better method compared to the SP36.

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This is looking sick. I’m glad it’s almost ready! Between this and the fw3a I need to get my wallet ready lol. Keep up the good work! (Also is there any news on the LEDs, temperature and cri being used?)

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This is looking sick. I’m glad it’s almost ready! Between this and the fw3a I need to get my wallet ready lol. Keep up the good work! (Also is there any news on the LEDs, temperature and cri being used?)

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SIGShooter wrote:
klrman wrote:

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klrman wrote:
It's not that, I'm just looking at all my lights and feel I just don't need anymore.  I got a real good collection now that I have fun playing with without the need to add more...... at the moment!
But the lantern is very different from most flashlights. :D

 

Aaaah, ok, if it's not too late count me in again.  After reading more about it, it would be sad if I didn't have it in my collection.

I reactivated your status in my database.

 

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More great news! Thanks for the updates, Den. Thumbs Up

Honestly, I’d be happy with a lantern that looks like your first or second hand-made prototypes.

I think they look great, especially with the wear on the annodizing. Big Smile

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More great news! Thanks for the updates, Den. Thumbs Up

Honestly, I’d be happy with a lantern that looks like your first or second hand-made prototypes.

I think they look great, especially with the wear on the annodizing. Big Smile

Its closer to the second prototype build, but slightly bigger top, tint-mixing, better modes, USB-C built in charging, all the features we need in a lantern light combined that has not been available ever before in any lantern regardless of price.

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Does the lantern have some type of colored lights when voltage gets lower such as 4.2v green, 3.8v orange, 3.6v red or something like that?

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The features are really amazing. This will be my first quality led lantern and between the tint mixing and the way you designed the “beam” I don’t think that I will go back to my gas powered ones.

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Does the lantern have some type of colored lights when voltage gets lower such as 4.2v green, 3.8v orange, 3.6v red or something like that?

Not that i’m aware of, but woudl be a good feature. The firmware was developed by Toykeeper , and driver design by Lexel.

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The features are really amazing. This will be my first quality led lantern and between the tint mixing and the way you designed the “beam” I don’t think that I will go back to my gas powered ones.

I am also a gas lantern collector & builder! meaning i have done many comparisons & developed this LT1 LED lantern to stand & run with the gas lanterns. ( here is a few of my restored vintage gas lanterns.

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I’m sure this question was asked somewhere in the last 130 pages but will flat top cells work ok?

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I’m sure this question was asked somewhere in the last 130 pages but will flat top cells work ok?

Like the BLF Q8, it will require button tops.

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DBSAR wrote:
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I’m sure this question was asked somewhere in the last 130 pages but will flat top cells work ok?
Like the BLF Q8, it will require button tops.

Would you recommend protected cells? I was thinking of using protected NCR18650GA’s.

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DBSAR wrote:
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Does the lantern have some type of colored lights when voltage gets lower such as 4.2v green, 3.8v orange, 3.6v red or something like that?

Not that i'm aware of, but woudl be a good feature. The firmware was developed by Toykeeper , and driver design by Lexel.

 

With Lexel and TK involved, there's a good chance there is something like that built in already.

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