*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (LT1 GB is Active! (first batch available)

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Tally-ho wrote:
I’m a little doubtful about the usefulness of the o-ring. Being “rubber”, it will be prone to catch a cloth and roll out of the groove and if the LT1 fall of its height it will be probably too soft to amortize it. Anyway, will see.

Well, a good anodize layer is generally pretty tough already. The o-ring or “bump ring” isn’t going to protect from severe damage from abuse or long falls, but it should be enough to help with short falls and tip-overs.

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Is it possible to mix GITD powder with Silicone? Maybe “make” your own bumper ring?
I don’t know, that’s a good question. If the powder will mix with silicone you could mix it up & load it in a large syringe, then apply it in the groove for a more permanent bumper.

That would work I think.

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Best I recall silicon caulk has about a 15 minute window befor it starts to ‘skin over’. That should be enough time.

Should be completely dry in 24 hours…. unless the addition of GITD powder changes any of that???

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CRX has done a lot with GITD powders. I can’t remember him ever saying if he has tried Silicone. Maybe somebody needs to try it and let us know! Big Smile

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If CRX doesn’t chime in here in a bit I’ll PM him & ask.

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from…. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/46542 post #8

“I use a mix of aqua glow powder & silicone or resin, also the glow tape can be useful for sticking to the inside of the flashlight head.”

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Tally-ho wrote:
I’m a little doubtful about the usefulness of the o-ring. Being “rubber”, it will be prone to catch a cloth and roll out of the groove and if the LT1 fall of its height it will be probably too soft to amortize it. Anyway, will see. The rest looks really good. Thumbs Up

Its there for added bumper protection when tipped over or knocked around, ( to help protect the anodized aluminum head from dings & chips. Lanterns get clunked around a lot at camps. Also it adds to the look and customization for colors, and it wont cost any more than without it. ( it was suggested by a few members of adding the rubber o-ring a month or so back.

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It adds some pizazz to the appearance!

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Thanks MtnDon… Thumbs Up

Yep… straight from CRX himself….

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I use a mix of aqua glow powder & silicone or resin, also the glow tape can be useful for sticking to the inside of the flashlight head.

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Tally-ho wrote:
I’m a little doubtful about the usefulness of the o-ring. Being “rubber”, it will be prone to catch a cloth and roll out of the groove and if the LT1 fall of its height it will be probably too soft to amortize it. Anyway, will see.
The rest looks really good. Thumbs Up
Its there for added bumper protection when tipped over or knocked around, ( to help protect the anodized aluminum head from dings & chips. Lanterns get clunked around a lot at camps. Also it adds to the look and customization for colors, and it wont cost any more than without it. ( it was suggested by a few members of adding the rubber o-ring a month or so back.
Yep… the bumper was a great idea. It will certainly take the shock of a tip over thus saving dings on the lip of the top.

A win/win…. good looks as well as protection. Beer

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Put me on the list for 2 thanks.

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I’m in for two.

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I’m in for two.
Thumbs Up … That brings you up to 6 weklund, are you gifting a few like I am? I got my name in for 6 too.

I’m thinking people are gonna love these. Beer

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teacher wrote:
weklund wrote:
I’m in for two.
Thumbs Up … That brings you up to 6 weklund, are you gifting a few like I am? I got my name in for 6 too.

I’m thinking people are gonna love these. Beer

I’m considering gifting too. With the relatively low current, built in charger, and cells running in parallel, this should be a safe light for people not too familiar with lithium cells.

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Put me on the list one for sure. Possibly two. Thanks!

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illuminos wrote:
teacher wrote:
weklund wrote:
I’m in for two.
Thumbs Up … That brings you up to 6 weklund, are you gifting a few like I am? I got my name in for 6 too.

I’m thinking people are gonna love these. Beer

I’m considering gifting too. With the relatively low current, built in charger, and cells running in parallel, this should be a safe light for people not too familiar with lithium cells.

Yep … a few for gifts and a few for friends. Great endeavor. I am very pleased with the final results.

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I have tried so hard to resist, but I’m asking to be put on the list for two more please. I had one already, so this will make three.

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weklund wrote:
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weklund wrote:
I’m in for two.
Thumbs Up … That brings you up to 6 weklund, are you gifting a few like I am? I got my name in for 6 too.

I’m thinking people are gonna love these. Beer

I’m considering gifting too. With the relatively low current, built in charger, and cells running in parallel, this should be a safe light for people not too familiar with lithium cells.
Yep … a few for gifts and a few for friends. Great endeavor. I am very pleased with the final results.
Yeah, I agree with you guys; the final result is pretty amazing. Thumbs Up
These should make killer gifts for the right people who will put them to good use. Beer

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Very Nice!
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a total of 4. Thanks!

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Regarding the GITD o-ring. What would the dimensions need to be? Roughly speaking.
I know 42mm OD x 1.5mm GITD o-rings are quite common (Fasttech for example) but they’re obviously too small for our purpose. I think
So the Q8 head is 59mm but the body is 50mm? So would something in the 50mm ballpark work?
Edit: Looks like I forgot what the LT1 looks like and how large the head is. So something closer to 60mm is probably needed? Or even bigger?

One of the largest I found was a “50mm” GITD o-ring from crazy-factory.
Due note they’re sized to fit snugly on plugs of the stated size hence the quote marks on the size. It’s thickness isn’t listed either so it might be a 1mm jobbie which would a bit wimpy.

Just for shit’s and giggles, here’s something a bit chunkier, a GITD hood latch which dimensions according to the description are 50mm OD x 5mm.
If someone’s interested in those, looks like they’ve got a discount on their website. 3$ for 2 and 5$ for 4 (instead of 6.5$ for 4 on Ebay).
A bit too expensive for me as they come from the USA. 13-15$ for shipping, oof.

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I like the sleek look of the first prototype, but the new design is probably more practical. It seems it should weigh a bit less and it’s nice how the handle can be folded in. It might make things a little weird for how I usually carry it though; I tend to loop the handle over two fingers. Not sure what to think about the bumper; will have to see it.

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weklund wrote:
illuminos wrote:
teacher wrote:
weklund wrote:
I’m in for two.
Thumbs Up … That brings you up to 6 weklund, are you gifting a few like I am? I got my name in for 6 too.

I’m thinking people are gonna love these. Beer

I’m considering gifting too. With the relatively low current, built in charger, and cells running in parallel, this should be a safe light for people not too familiar with lithium cells.

Yep … a few for gifts and a few for friends. Great endeavor. I am very pleased with the final results.


Not that it really matters but the 2 you requested in post #4932 brings you up to 8 total.
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Please put me down for 1 more, a total of 2
I regularly go for a walk in the catacombs of Paris, acetylene lamps are very popular down there.

I think the BLF LT1 will be a hit there.

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SIGShooter wrote:
weklund wrote:
illuminos wrote:
teacher wrote:
weklund wrote:
I’m in for two.
Thumbs Up … That brings you up to 6 weklund, are you gifting a few like I am? I got my name in for 6 too.

I’m thinking people are gonna love these. Beer

I’m considering gifting too. With the relatively low current, built in charger, and cells running in parallel, this should be a safe light for people not too familiar with lithium cells.

Yep … a few for gifts and a few for friends. Great endeavor. I am very pleased with the final results.


Not that it really matters but the 2 you requested in post #4932 brings you up to 8 total.
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Thanks for the reminder … I am aware … Eight (8) total for me and my pals … Beer

These lanterns will come in handy in deep dark Baja Mexico.

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In case anyone is interested 1,142 people have expressed an interest in 1,722 lanterns broken down as follows:

#people lanterns total lanterns
756 1 756
268 2 536
72 3 216
32 4 128
6 5 30
4 6 24
2 7 14
1 8 8
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Juls Boo wrote:
Please put me down for 1 more, a total of 2
I regularly go for a walk in the catacombs of Paris, acetylene lamps are very popular down there.

I think the BLF LT1 will be a hit there.

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Juls Boo wrote:
Please put me down for 1 more, a total of 2 I regularly go for a walk in the catacombs of Paris, acetylene lamps are very popular down there. I think the BLF LT1 will be a hit there.

Those are cool!

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Juls Boo wrote:
Please put me down for 1 more, a total of 2
I regularly go for a walk in the catacombs of Paris, acetylene lamps are very popular down there.

I think the BLF LT1 will be a hit there.
I can understand wanting to see the catacombs one time. But regular walks? Ughh
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Please add me for one….thanks!!

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Very nice!
I’m interested.

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I’ve read a bunch, but had a question. Is it possible to activate just one side of the lamp so that if you are holding it, you are not getting light back at you? Thanks and apologies if this was addressed.

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