*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (codes going out for more LT1s, second batch shipping!)

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Please put me in for a second one ( #109 in the list).
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pietropetris wrote:
I have a few questios about the group buy. Asked DBSAR about it and he said other members of the project could answer it better; and the answers may be useful for other people.

1 – Which are the payment methods? Does it includes PayPal?

2 – Where is it going to ship from? Would be useful to know if they exclude some places for shipping.

3 – Is there some way we can calculate shipping costs, or some chart with shipping rates?

Thank you!


Based on past Sofirn group buys:
1 – Sofirn has stores on AliExpress and Amazon. AliExpress sometimes takes PayPal and sometimes doesn’t, and when it does they usually charge a small fee. I always just use a credit card on AliExpress. Their credit card processing via AliPay is totally fine in my experience. On a side note, I always see new people treating AliExpress shopping as if it’s a daunting experience – it’s just Wish but without the markup.

2 – China. Overseas sellers will eventually get it at a markup. YMMV if you order it with batteries included.

3 – Shipping is usually free due to the Chinese government subsidizing shipping on packages below a certain weight.

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please add me to the list for one

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Can you please add me to the list for one.:)

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Hello, please add me for one great BLF lantern. Thanks.

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Please put me on the list for one

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I think the bail needs to have a center notch bent into it so that it can hang on a nail or something similar without sliding around.

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Jabe1 wrote:
I think the bail needs to have a center notch bent into it so that it can hang on a nail or something similar without sliding around.

This makes a lot of sense.

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Please put me on the list for two lights.

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Interested in 1 please!

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Hi, please put me on the list for one Lantern. Thanks!

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Jabe1 wrote:
I think the bail needs to have a center notch bent into it so that it can hang on a nail or something similar without sliding around.

How much will it slide now? All the weight is hanging down, so it will center itself on the bail (thank you for learning a new word :D).
I don’t see it sliding around much, had DBSAR tested this before?
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thijsco19 wrote:
Jabe1 wrote:
I think the bail needs to have a center notch bent into it so that it can hang on a nail or something similar without sliding around.
How much will it slide now? All the weight is hanging down, so it will center itself on the bail (thank you for learning a new word :D). I don’t see it sliding around much, had DBSAR tested this before?

I have many lanterns with the metal hoop-type bail, i never really had much of a problem with then on nails or cords. (unless you try to deliberately hang it on one side on something grippy like a rubber coated hook, they mostly center themselves. adding a protrusion will have it stick out (like a protrusion) when the bail handle is down though, and probably more of a hindrance when packing it in a a soft bag or case.

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kuzuna wrote:
pietropetris wrote:
I have a few questios about the group buy. Asked DBSAR about it and he said other members of the project could answer it better; and the answers may be useful for other people.

1 – Which are the payment methods? Does it includes PayPal?

2 – Where is it going to ship from? Would be useful to know if they exclude some places for shipping.

3 – Is there some way we can calculate shipping costs, or some chart with shipping rates?

Thank you!


Based on past Sofirn group buys:
1 – Sofirn has stores on AliExpress and Amazon. AliExpress sometimes takes PayPal and sometimes doesn’t, and when it does they usually charge a small fee. I always just use a credit card on AliExpress. Their credit card processing via AliPay is totally fine in my experience. On a side note, I always see new people treating AliExpress shopping as if it’s a daunting experience – it’s just Wish but without the markup.

2 – China. Overseas sellers will eventually get it at a markup. YMMV if you order it with batteries included.

3 – Shipping is usually free due to the Chinese government subsidizing shipping on packages below a certain weight.

Shipping is usually free due to the US government subsidizing the shipping, not China.

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I’m hoping the bail is easily removable so it can be replaced with paracord.

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It seems that you will have to drill one hole vertically on both side, to meet the existing horizontal drilling made for the bail, if you need the paracord to go through the top part.

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spinynorman wrote:
I’m hoping the bail is easily removable so it can be replaced with paracord.

It will be removable. Once i receive the test unit i will be looking at the bail to paracord options.

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Put me down for a second one please. (Initial request is 1082 on the list)

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I’m intersted in 1.
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Please add me to the list for one! Looks very cool!

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I can’t resist anymore. I’ll take one.
All I wanted was a simple flashlight but ended up with FF E07, FW3A on the way and now this…
Some kind of thrower will be a next step I guess Facepalm
Kudos to DBSAR. I feel like this will spark a revolution in lantern industry.

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Kudos to DBSAR. I feel like this will spark a revolution in lantern industry

It already has done that. I’m sure that the advanced UI with tint ramping of the Zanflare F1 was directly inspired by this thread.
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Interested, please add me to the list for 1. Thanks

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MokrySedeS wrote:
I can’t resist anymore. I feel like this will spark a revolution in lantern industry.

That was the intention of designing & building this lantern. As i spent weeks traveling in areas with no electricity, camping, expeditions, wilderness explorations, back-woods search & rescue operations at base camps needing reliable portable area lighting from dusk to dawn non-stop, i got frustrated in the lack of a good off-grid/light lanterns available on the market that didn’t have any good run times on higher light outputs, any good modes, lack of good CRI tints, all are made out of plastic, used heavy,leaky, alkaline batteries that were always dead after storage and ruined many lanterns, the list goes on with the lacking of features for a good 360 degree light source.

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Between the FW3A and this it looks like I got back on this forum at the right time.

I’m in. Thanks

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I am excited about this lantern! Thanks for all the hard work everyone put in.
I am almost ready to put my name in for another one just because I know the first person I show it to is going to want mine!

I have heard this come up a couple of times and it’s not a huge deal, but it is easy to fix.
The logo lettering needs to be all the same font/boldness. The “B” and the “1” are inconsistent with the other letters.
It says a lot for this project if the only thing being pointed out is some lettering in the logo!

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DBSAR wrote:
Once i receive the test unit i will be looking at the bail to paracord options.

If I recall correctly, a test unit shipped to you, I’m guessing from China. Any idea when you will receive it? As is expressed often, I’m really looking forward to this lantern.

PocketSammich wrote: I don’t need this, but I want it. Please sign me up.

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