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

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Amazing bar, so jealous.

Loving this project mate, you’re doing a fantastic job

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Interested in 1 please. Thanks.

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Looks nice, sign me up for 1, thanks.

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
Amazing bar, so jealous.

Loving this project mate, you’re doing a fantastic job

Thumbs Up Thanks

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I am interested in 1 please. Thank you!

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
Amazing bar, so jealous.

Loving this project mate, you’re doing a fantastic job


Right? sometimes i like DBSAR’s pics for his bar Beer
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It’s probly not possible but a remote control would be handy so that it can be controlled if it is in a awkward or high position.

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Interested

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Im all in for this lantern. I take one
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too bad here is today holiday

2 days ago I was not at home so it went to post office
yesterday I was away till after post office closed
so tomorrow pick up lantern Prototype

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Hello.

I am new to this forum. I am amazed that so much people are interested in lamps, but this lantern looks good.

I am interested in buying 2 lanterns with 4 lithium ion batteries 3,7V in each.

Thanks. Also, do you people know how to build a DIY USB solar panel for something like the lantern?

I have searched about how to make one, but there are not many good tutorials in French about this, so I would like to know if these are good parts:

- Down voltage converter(5-32V)
- 2 solar panel in series(2×12V)
- 4 lithium ion 18650 3,7V batteries, like the Panasonic NCR18650BD.
- Leaf spring battery holder(hope this is the good word)
- 4S battery protection system
- Fuses.

Thank you a lot. Sorry if my English isn’t too good, but I am learning.

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Nev wrote:
. . . a remote control would be handy . . .
Another accessory to consider, Den? Party
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goshdogit wrote:
Nev wrote:
. . . a remote control would be handy . . .
Another accessory to consider, Den? Party
Thumbs Up Silly

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NiceU wrote:
Hello.

I am new to this forum. I am amazed that so much people are interested in lamps, but this lantern looks good.

I am interested in buying 2 lanterns with 4 lithium ion batteries 3,7V in each.

Thanks. Also, do you people know how to build a DIY USB solar panel for something like the lantern?

I have searched about how to make one, but there are not many good tutorials in French about this, so I would like to know if these are good parts:

- Down voltage converter(5-32V)
- 2 solar panel in series(2×12V)
- 4 lithium ion 18650 3,7V batteries, like the Panasonic NCR18650BD.
- Leaf spring battery holder(hope this is the good word)
- 4S battery protection system
- Fuses.

Thank you a lot. Sorry if my English isn’t too good, but I am learning.

I have built many solar chargers and solar power supplies, probably the cheapest i have built, was using three 5-watt ,5 volt panels, added a USB cord with a blocking diode in the circuit, and it can charge the V1 prototype lantern from 50% charge to full in a day or less of light. (All parts were sourced from either E-bay or Amazon, the total cost was around 20 bucks.

I have tested and use many other factory solar chargers that work well too, one of my favorites is the 10-watt Eceen folding panel, which works well with charging any devices fof1.5 watts or less, for more capacity or charging multiple devices at once, (2 or 3 lantern at the same time) i use a 40-watt folding PowerAdd solar charger. ( I have also built several rigid units, both 12 volt & 5 volt.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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ToyKeeper wrote:

I dunno guys. I’m having second thoughts.

I was doing some beamshots and — I can’t quite figure out why, but… something doesn’t look right.

It looks like it might be broken. Everything I point it at gets darker.

Are you sure you want this thing?

The new Lantern Logo:

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Interested in 2.

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I am interested in one please!

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DB, why do you want a 5 m USB cable? Losses over that distance might make it impractical.

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Yeah.

5m is extreme.

Something like 1,8m would be more practical.

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DBSAR wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
Ignoring the initial load into my database today has by far the most additions, and the day still has 11 hours to go Thumbs Up

Top 18 days:

Count / Date
32 / 01-MAY-2019
11 / 29-APR-2019
8 / 28-APR-2019
8 / 11-APR-2019
8 / 15-APR-2019
8 / 13-MAR-2019
8 / 28-FEB-2019
8 / 24-APR-2019
7 / 21-FEB-2019
6 / 01-MAR-2019
6 / 26-APR-2019
6 / 06-APR-2019
5 / 10-MAR-2019
5 / 27-APR-2019
5 / 20-APR-2019
5 / 08-MAR-2019
5 / 17-APR-2019
5 / 08-APR-2019

I have noticed that the BLF LT1 Lantern project has brought in a large number of new members over the last year! I’m guessing because its opening up a project that is needed to fill a gap in the portable area lighting/lantern market that had little to offer when compared to the features & performance this light has. The increase in interest is staggering since Toykeeper began posting the first real photos of the factory sample prototype. In the mean time while i am eagerly awaiting for the arrival of the sample test unit so i can get to work and begin the vast testing and picking the bones out of it, I will have a drink at my bar with the original two design prototypes, as they await for their production version to be evaluated against. Big Smile

!{height:618px; width:800px}https://i.imgur.com/9qyReAw.jpg!

Maybe you need to change your user name to DS*BAR*.

I like to HELP people whenever I get the chance. If you need HELP at your bar I am willing to come over any time!

You know your project is on a roll when someone posts pictures of a “defective” lantern that has a “hole” in the beam and you immediately get several brand new forum members and LT1 additions! lol

I just talked to my neighbors about this and they go camping and have kids in boy scouts. They told me to order two more just for them. NO BRAINER!

This project has taken on a life of it’s own at this point. People get famous for doing less than this.

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NiceU wrote:
Hello.

I am new to this forum. I am amazed that so much people are interested in lamps, but this lantern looks good.

I am interested in buying 2 lanterns with 4 lithium ion batteries 3,7V in each.

Thanks. Also, do you people know how to build a DIY USB solar panel for something like the lantern?

I have searched about how to make one, but there are not many good tutorials in French about this, so I would like to know if these are good parts:

- Down voltage converter(5-32V)
- 2 solar panel in series(2×12V)
- 4 lithium ion 18650 3,7V batteries, like the Panasonic NCR18650BD.
- Leaf spring battery holder(hope this is the good word)
- 4S battery protection system
- Fuses.

Thank you a lot. Sorry if my English isn’t too good, but I am learning.

The lanterns charging circuit can use up to 15V input, so those regular 12V panels can charge it diretly with a USB-C cable

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bmengineer wrote:
DB, why do you want a 5 m USB cable? Losses over that distance might make it impractical.

I was more intending on a 12 to 15 feet, not 5 meters. I have a 12 foot one now that i can plug into the V1 when its inside (a tent, camper, house, cabin, RV, etc. and run it outside to the 10 watt solar panel laid on a table or the roof, and it stays charged. for a 12 foot or 15 foot cable, it will need to be a heavier gauge wire. ( #22 or 24, liek the 12 foot one i bought at a local store that works fine.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Sing me up for 3 more, 4 in total

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cu42 wrote:
DBSAR wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
Ignoring the initial load into my database today has by far the most additions, and the day still has 11 hours to go Thumbs Up

Top 18 days:

Count / Date
32 / 01-MAY-2019
11 / 29-APR-2019
8 / 28-APR-2019
8 / 11-APR-2019
8 / 15-APR-2019
8 / 13-MAR-2019
8 / 28-FEB-2019
8 / 24-APR-2019
7 / 21-FEB-2019
6 / 01-MAR-2019
6 / 26-APR-2019
6 / 06-APR-2019
5 / 10-MAR-2019
5 / 27-APR-2019
5 / 20-APR-2019
5 / 08-MAR-2019
5 / 17-APR-2019
5 / 08-APR-2019

I have noticed that the BLF LT1 Lantern project has brought in a large number of new members over the last year! I’m guessing because its opening up a project that is needed to fill a gap in the portable area lighting/lantern market that had little to offer when compared to the features & performance this light has. The increase in interest is staggering since Toykeeper began posting the first real photos of the factory sample prototype. In the mean time while i am eagerly awaiting for the arrival of the sample test unit so i can get to work and begin the vast testing and picking the bones out of it, I will have a drink at my bar with the original two design prototypes, as they await for their production version to be evaluated against. Big Smile

!{height:618px; width:800px}https://i.imgur.com/9qyReAw.jpg!

Maybe you need to change your user name to DS*BAR*.

I like to HELP people whenever I get the chance. If you need HELP at your bar I am willing to come over any time!

You know your project is on a roll when someone posts pictures of a “defective” lantern that has a “hole” in the beam and you immediately get several brand new forum members and LT1 additions! lol

I just talked to my neighbors about this and they go camping and have kids in boy scouts. They told me to order two more just for them. NO BRAINER!

This project has taken on a life of it’s own at this point. People get famous for doing less than this.


So in for 2 more?

Never mind….I put you in for another 2,

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SIGShooter wrote:
cu42 wrote:
DBSAR wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
Ignoring the initial load into my database today has by far the most additions, and the day still has 11 hours to go Thumbs Up

Top 18 days:

Count / Date
32 / 01-MAY-2019
11 / 29-APR-2019
8 / 28-APR-2019
8 / 11-APR-2019
8 / 15-APR-2019
8 / 13-MAR-2019
8 / 28-FEB-2019
8 / 24-APR-2019
7 / 21-FEB-2019
6 / 01-MAR-2019
6 / 26-APR-2019
6 / 06-APR-2019
5 / 10-MAR-2019
5 / 27-APR-2019
5 / 20-APR-2019
5 / 08-MAR-2019
5 / 17-APR-2019
5 / 08-APR-2019

I have noticed that the BLF LT1 Lantern project has brought in a large number of new members over the last year! I’m guessing because its opening up a project that is needed to fill a gap in the portable area lighting/lantern market that had little to offer when compared to the features & performance this light has. The increase in interest is staggering since Toykeeper began posting the first real photos of the factory sample prototype. In the mean time while i am eagerly awaiting for the arrival of the sample test unit so i can get to work and begin the vast testing and picking the bones out of it, I will have a drink at my bar with the original two design prototypes, as they await for their production version to be evaluated against. Big Smile

!{height:618px; width:800px}https://i.imgur.com/9qyReAw.jpg!

Maybe you need to change your user name to DS*BAR*.

I like to HELP people whenever I get the chance. If you need HELP at your bar I am willing to come over any time!

You know your project is on a roll when someone posts pictures of a “defective” lantern that has a “hole” in the beam and you immediately get several brand new forum members and LT1 additions! lol

I just talked to my neighbors about this and they go camping and have kids in boy scouts. They told me to order two more just for them. NO BRAINER!

This project has taken on a life of it’s own at this point. People get famous for doing less than this.


So in for 2 more?

Never mind….I put you in for another 2,

Yes! Sorry. Didn’t make that clear. 2 more. 3 total.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
@Mr.Scott and others, don’t forget about the general public.
They quite literally need this, so I’m not going to remove batteries for this.

The accessories will probably be sold separately and for cheaper if you don’t want to get 18650s.

No. I wasn’t suggesting that an options with batteries was not needed.

I just didn’t want to have to get batteries in order to get accessories. (What I saw in the original post was the accessories and batteries were bundled. But perhaps I was reading too much into it.)

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Triple down.

Meaning, I’m on the list at 978, please add me for TWO more (total of three).

I have two brothers. I should maybe add another, because I also have a father who might be interested, but let’s start with a total of three (from one).

You’re all doing great work.

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I would also like to enter for 2 more.

As well as blammergeier I am already on the list for 1.

so in total: 3 for me please

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Tally-ho wrote:

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Agreed Beer

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I like it Big Smile

lionheart_2281 wrote:

Loving this project mate, you’re doing a fantastic job

Agreed, thank you very much Beer

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