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

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 Im Definitely interested in 2 lanterns.

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Price will be right at $50, so I would request units accordingly Wink . I suspect that anything above $54.99 would start upsetting people on the list, so… it won’t be $40, but it also shouldn’t be $60 unless something dramatic occurs. Half a Benjamin per light, plus batteries.

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DBSAR wrote:
Today (well Sunday July,21st,2019) was my birthday, and i made it to, & hit the half century mark! Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer

Hope you had a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good birthday!

Happy Birthday!

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Just looked at the list and I’m still not on it

Interested in 8pcs

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Funtastic wrote:
Just looked at the list and I’m still not on it

Interested in 8pcs


there are no mind readers here.

Your first post in this thread said you were interested in a few. Your second post just stated you want 8. You are on the list for two (look at the first post and search for your user name). No doubt SIGShooter will add you for 6 more now.

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I am in for 1. Thank you for all the hard work!

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Now that there’s a production ready version, could we add the finalized details/specs list, estimated price points, and battery type recommendations to the first post?

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Funtastic wrote:
Just looked at the list and I’m still not on it

Interested in 8pcs

Which list(s) are you looking at? I see you in post #1 for 2 lanterns and you’re also in both spreadsheets linked in post #1. Below is the “names” list I published last night showing you on for 2 lanterns. Per sbsliders post I didn’t know what a few were so I decided it was 2 Smile

I just added you in for another 6.

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“there are no mind readers here”.
Priceless!! . Beer

This has to be in the running for ‘Quote of the Year’. . Thumbs Up

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Interested in one for sure. Possibly 2 if finances allow when released. Wink

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Dannick wrote:
Interested in one for sure. Possibly 2 if finances allow when released. Wink
I added you in for 2 just in case Smile
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DBSAR wrote:
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here is a clear bowl with accent colors perhaps we can spray paint it white on inside

I found a white collapsible one on Ebay. ( i ordered it to see how it works for a top shade) https://www.ebay.ca/itm/173705904976

I like the price and choice of colors of the one you found .

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teacher wrote:
sbslider wrote:

“there are no mind readers here”.
Priceless!! . Beer

This has to be in the running for ‘Quote of the Year’. . Thumbs Up

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DBSAR wrote:
Today (well Sunday July,21st,2019) was my birthday, and i made it to, & hit the half century mark! Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer

Happy Birthday, DBSAR! And may you not only hit the half century mark, but also not even crossed the half way mark on life. Smile
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teacher wrote:
sbslider wrote:

“there are no mind readers here”.
Priceless!! . Beer

This has to be in the running for ‘Quote of the Year’. . Thumbs Up


Sometimes…

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Put me down for one lantern.

I’m really impressed with how this project has progressed – nice work!

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I’m not seeing a price point anywhere, but I’m almost certainly interested in one or two depending on price.

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50 doughnuts ish.

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DBSAR wrote:
AguassissiM wrote:
here is a clear bowl with accent colors perhaps we can spray paint it white on inside

I found a white collapsible one on Ebay. ( i ordered it to see how it works for a top shade) https://www.ebay.ca/itm/173705904976

Nice find! I’ve been looking for whites a few times without luck. I also ordered one to see if I can make a collapsible Q8 diffuser out of it.

Really looking forward to the LT1.

Happy birthday Beer Party

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If that’s for real, I’m all over two of them for sure. Is there a way to confirm I’m on whatever list?

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Check the list in the first post of this thread Wink

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Dutcheee wrote:
Check the list in the first post of this thread Wink

after next Sunday’s weekly update

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Matthew Komar wrote:
If that’s for real, I’m all over two of them for sure. Is there a way to confirm I’m on whatever list?
I can confirm that you are on the list Smile
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sbslider wrote:
Dutcheee wrote:
Check the list in the first post of this thread Wink

after next Sunday’s weekly update
I’m going to be on vacation 7/26 – 8/4 so the next update will be this coming Thursday night or Friday morning. I’ll update the lists sometime 8/5 after I get back. I expect that there will be many sign-ups during this period Smile
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maxacarp wrote:
Hey guys, quick question for you all. Apologies if this isn’t the right place to ask, but I figured I would try.

After going through a recent power outage, I realized that I was woefully under-prepared in the lighting department (as the only real light I had besides my iPhone was a motion-activated nightlight and a diminutive headlamp). Hence I found r/flashlights on Reddit and eventually the BLF Q8 flashlight. I ordered one of them on Amazon, and then found this post and loved it / put my name on the list for a LT1.

So, now for the question. Seeing as I really want an LT1, do you guys recommend sticking with the Q8 as well or should I get a different non-lantern light so that I have something different? This is mostly just used in power outage situations or some light camping use (I know that the Q8 is a little overkill for that anyway, but figured I might as well get a quality product). I just feel like maybe the Q8 and the LT1 are too similar and I would potentially benefit by having some differentiation? Or I might be overthinking this all.

This might be a dumb question but apologies I didn’t go through the entire forum, can you take the diffuser off the LT1 to turn it into a “pseudo-Q8” or is the top permanently fixed on (I would think so).

Any thoughts would be really welcome.

Edit: would something like the Sofirn C8F that is on sale on Amazon for $25 do anything different aside from being cheaper?

I’ve been AFK on a camping trip for 2 weeks but wanted to comment on this. I camp with a cargo trailer (no inside wiring) so I used my Q8 and my Streamlight Siege lantern for illumination. The Q8 as a ceiling-bounce light was actually the mainstay for me. Anyone who wants a light for power outages or anything within a room or a trailer should consider having a Q8 for ceiling bounce; the light is so glare-free. But for lighting up a tent (fabric doesn’t bounce light very well) or an outdoor area in a non-directional manner, hanging up a lantern will win the night.

BTW, when I went to bed each night I’d ramp my Q8 down to lowest output and set it upside-down next to the bed area. Instead of an annoying green glare from the switch, I had an extremely faint glow peeking out from the crenelations. When (not if) I had to get up in the middle of the night to use the porta-pot, I simply turned the Q8 upright and had just the right amount of light off the ceiling for my night-adjusted eyes.

So in other words, maxacarp, I recommend that you get a Q8 as soon as possible! Mine has proven itself to be extremely useful.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program: As the LT1 World Turns. Sick

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I’m interested in one as well.

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Definitely interested in 2 please. Smile

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Happy Birthday, DBSAR!

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patmurris wrote:
… how about some sort of tissue sock/sleeve you pull on the lantern? Part of it could be a fishnet like transparent section …

fishnet like transparent section, on the lamp? sort of a sock?

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I’m interested in one assuming shipping to the UK won’t cost the earth.

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