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

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Interested.

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I’m interested.
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This looks great…good work.

A lamp that you can use with solarcharger and also charge a cellphone. We should not set the bar to high..lets start with charging abilities and interchangeable batteries. If you can have 4*18650 lantern with charging and decent light its better than anything I have seen before.

I hope this its the future !

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I’m interested depending on price. Thanks.

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Does the BLF Lantern “team” (if it exists as such yet) have the expertise to make a custom PCB incorporating the USB charge circuit (TP4056 or TP5000)?

And the same question for the USB out (powerbank) circuit, if that feature is green-lit?

If the answer is “no”, then will that impact which manufacturer could be selected? (Since several manufacturers have begun building lights with these features and would be able to assist with this aspect).

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Im in for one depending on cost maybe two.

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Very interested

Awesome work

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sac02 wrote:
Does the BLF Lantern “team” (if it exists as such yet) have the expertise to make a custom PCB incorporating the USB charge circuit (TP4056 or TP5000)?

And the same question for the USB out (powerbank) circuit, if that feature is green-lit?

If the answer is “no”, then will that impact which manufacturer could be selected? (Since several manufacturers have begun building lights with these features and would be able to assist with this aspect).

I built in charging port is planned Smile

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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From the Q8 thread:

DBSAR wrote:
The Miller wrote:
A tailcap suitable for tripod hole is much thicker. Would be cool to do the DBSAR lantern with a tailcap like that, I can see a nice set to play with if the QT gets made. Two type of tails, flat and thick Three types of tubes, 18350, 18650 and 2*18650 series Three heads, Q8, QT and lantern

The lantern is planned to have a tripod hole in the base cap if possible.

Another thought about the tailcap, possibly a wire bail, or “D” ring for hanging this lantern.
I apologize if this has been mentioned in a previous post as I have not read though all the posts of this thread.

Paul-

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Paul321 wrote:

Another thought about the tailcap, possibly a wire bail, or “D” ring for hanging this lantern.
I apologize if this has been mentioned in a previous post as I have not read though all the posts of this thread.

If possible we may add two lanyard holes on the base as well as the top.

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Well I am still going from the Q8 so that is where my things come from
The Q8 had two flats on the head, for switch and tripod mount.
Then it has two rows of cut outs, anti roll and for looks.

I really thing we ought to go with four flats
1 switch
1 opposite switch USB ports with rubber flat secured using tripod mount.
And at 3 and 9 o’clock also tripod mounts
Giving it 4 tripod holes
The two on the side seem ideal to put those nuts in with a sturdy piece of paracord to hang it for example.
But of course it is up to DBSAR Wink

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I’m definitely interested, I’ve been idly pining for a good high CRI lantern for a while. Tripod hole or not, this is shaping up to be awesome.

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I’m interested as well. Thanks!

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DBSAR wrote:
If possible we may add two lanyard holes on the base as well as the top.

Yeah that will work, lighter weight too!

Paul-

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The Miller wrote:
Well I am still going from the Q8 so that is where my things come from
The Q8 had two flats on the head, for switch and tripod mount.
Then it has two rows of cut outs, anti roll and for looks.

I really thing we ought to go with four flats
1 switch
1 opposite switch USB ports with rubber flat secured using tripod mount.
And at 3 and 9 o’clock also tripod mounts
Giving it 4 tripod holes
The two on the side seem ideal to put those nuts in with a sturdy piece of paracord to hang it for example.
But of course it is up to DBSAR Wink

The switch and port locations sound good to me. Tripod holes can be added to the sides too if no prob for other mounting options, but definitely one on the bottom ( as with a lantern they work best when right side up, as they emit most all their light 360 degrees around the sides & none upward. (as standing the lantern on a high tripod outdoors would work quite well as a great area lamp. ( even one in the center of the top has uses, for hanging attachments, etc. Being able to hang the lantern right side up or even upside down is a great option to have.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Very interested.
If it’s anywhere as good as the BLF Q8 I will be thrilled.

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Please add me to the list

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Updates: October,23,2017 Solar charger testing over the last week or so has been a great success. I used my new Eceen 10-Watt USB folding solar charger to charge the lantern each day after using it each night. After running the lantern on High-mode for 4+ hours each night, the 10-watt Solar charger recharged the lantern to full each day, ( back to 4.18 ~ 4.20 volts each time) after every night running. (voltage of the cells after the uses varied between 3.5 to 3.7 volts) only one day was cloudy the whole day, thus not giving the lantern a full charge, but did top it up to 3.97 volts. This means the lantern can be run indefinitely as an off-grid light source with a minimum of a 10 watt solar charger each day.

  • An interest list has been started in the OP, and will be updated over time as soon as both the Miller & I can go through the topic to collect names of those interested. ***

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Interested

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Add me to the list for 2 lanterns please!

I have seen the light cool

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In for four.

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Interested too

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I’m interested, put me down for one.

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 I´m also interested in the BLF Lantern Smile

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  • I have updated the Interested list ( in the Original-Post) up to Page #1. ( as soon as i can get some time i will begin adding those interested who posted on later pages, ( or Miller can chime in Smile Eventually we will have everybody added to the interest list so we know the numbers to give to the prospecting manufacturer of this BLF lantern. (Also check to see if your name is added later, and the number of lanterns your interested in.)***

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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I can’t remember if I asked before but put me down for a total of 3

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MARK
Argh, blue fingers, lol worked trough the whole topic, should be ok, probably has some mistakes but we need to get this going to show interest Smile

Interest list (order of posting)

1 DBSAR
2 DBSAR
3 DBSAR
4 DBSAR
5 DBSAR
6 SaniPE
7 brad
8 Gunga
9 Andyman
10 emarkd
11 chuckhov
12 Bc412
13 Lonelydad
14 radioshaq
15 radioshaq
16 tebeve
17 qandeel
18 Wrathbringer27
19 southland
20 Easyrr
21 jkbam
22 Jinx
23 raven38571
24 Gavstein
25 Spasmod
26 The Miller
27 bikenber73
28 netprince
29 M78
30 MtnDon
31 RobertB
32 dealgrabber2002
33 wedlpine
34 peaceandmelons
35 Muto
36 siata94
37 blueb8llz
38 carmantl
39 SawMaster
40 Andybibbville
41 kronological
42 ReManG
42 T.H.Cone
44 gloomywarfreak
45 antiparanoico
46 vinte77
47 tzmxxhh
48 Aardvark
49 waxing twilight
50 Chicken Drumstick
51 mpaul320
52 mhanlen
53 uqs1000
54 JPM3
55 Melven
56 RollerBoySE
57 apt323
58 Shur
59 cbrake10
60 Paul321
61 muzzleblast
62 archimedes
63 Stittville Ed
64 garrybunk
65 jmoots
66 AlabamaMan
67 sandanbob
68 Cula
69 Charga
70 Minimoke
71 electricjelly
72 18sixfifty
73 kbear99
74 RaVeN
75 JakeDjanitor
76 Jesjes
77 Jesjes
78 MaxBeam
79 mochaeater
80 Dwantink
81 kal444
82 gicos
83 Dirt
84 Koy
85 gungoat
86 gungoat
87 gungoat
88 Suncoaster
89 tenohfive
90 theoldbill
91 xcentric
92 xcentric
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94 g_sintornillos
95 Bonham
96 kbro
97 ri chevy
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101 dealgrabber2002
102 Enelooper
103 rumack
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111 osb40000
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118 Camo5
119 alternety
120 alternety
121 alternety
122 seestuff
123 gleamer
124 MountainKing
125 waxing twilight
126 Jvrthp321
127 Aardvark Spleen
128 Aardvark Spleen
129 BrianK
130 MG
131 Wildthing
132 Slayer1
133 Mstevens113
134 MAD777
135 jmoots
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138 Subterrestrial
139 kal444
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141 osb40000
142 angerdan
143 BazzH
144 DavidEF
145 Lemurian
146 VietnamVet
147 jigsaw
148 LEDAdd1ct
149 sac02
150 sac02
151 sac02
152 dotBLF
153 maverick06
154 Abe87
155 specialk
156 lumenzilla
157 osb40000
158 osb40000
159 JasonJ
160 JasonJ
161 whooda4
162 The Imp
163 patmet
164 what_are_birds
165 asnidi2
166 Sordoslux
167 JorisFRST
168 osb40000
169 strayz
170 waxing twilight
171 nqcken
172 stuartrue
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174 CJ Avlis
175 Lucy@66
176 cujo255
177 ISO
178 fantomR
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180 borealis
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185 voip
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187 swissbianco
188 Trouthead
189 igeigeige
190 erikbuch
191 borealis
192 weklund
193 Dutcheee
194 contigo
195 scdaf
196 brno602
197 Norddeutscher
198 octav
199 jtedder1967
200 jtedder1967
201 apt323
202 el_duderino
203 hardlybowing
204 autodidact
205 OldSee
206 leroycp
207 erikbuch
208 erikbuch
209 southland
210 southland
211 southland
212 southland
213 flasky
214 vinte77
215 lichtpfadfinder
216 shirnask
217 shirnask
218 shirnask
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MARK
Argh, blue fingers, lol worked trough the whole topic, should be ok, probably has some mistakes but we need to get this going to show interest Smile

Updated to http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1208385#comment-1208385

WOW That was fast! Thanks for the help with the list compiling. Adding to the OP now. Big Smile

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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I would like 3 BLF lanterns, please.

Thank you!

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I’m No. 84(on the list).
Please fix it. Thanks! Wink
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