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

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Interested in one with batteries

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Wieselflinkpro wrote:
Is it the case that changing the color to a half mixed tint, that all AMCs run without PWM or on full power? So the latern would be double bright as in extreme cold / hot color temperature?

Mixed tint runs each channel at about half power. Power level is kept approximately constant across the tint range. The intent is to not see a brightness change.

The AMC’s run on full power without PWM at the extreme warm or cool tints.

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Candle mode runs the lantern with the last selected output level and tint right?

That sounds right as far as I understand what TK has said before. It sounds like that includes if it is in auto-tint mode:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1530373#comment-1530373

By the way, you can adjust brightness while in candle mode. I’m not sure if you can adjust tint, or if you would need to turn off candle mode, adjust tint, then start candle mode again.

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Neat photo, Den. Did your power go out at 6:47 PM? Wink

Is that a double-sided clock? I’ve often thought about getting one of those!

it went our around 6:30 roughly. Yep that is a double-sided replica of the clock from Grand Central Terminal in NY. Big Smile

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I am interested in one without batteries.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
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SIGShooter wrote:
I’m thinking that the pencil lead trick for the Nanjg drivers would be an easy way to test out having 5 or 7 7135’s enabled and whether one likes it or not. Certainly easier than soldering and un-soldering things (for me adding a solder blob is easy and quick but removing it not nearly the same).
I have used the pencil lead trick. it’s amazing. Hopefully someone will show us the path for the lead in time, thanks.

Are the solder points on the extra 7135’s on one of the power legs, or on the PWM leg from the MCU?

If it’s on a power leg, I’m sure pencil lead won’t work for passing 350mA. It might work for passing the PWM signal, but I’m not sure.

You could probably also try taping a small square of aluminum foil over the jumpers for the extra 7135’s. Just be careful not to let it touch other contacts.

Taping down foil or a thin wire would work just for testing out how one likes it. For a permanent solution a solder blob would be in order but I guess conductive epoxy would also do the trick. Personally I would use solder since it’s not that hard to do.
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Please put me down for 1 more, for a total of 2.

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Please put me down for 1 more, for a total of 2.
That actually brings you to 3. I added you anyway since more is better than less Smile
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Please add me for 5 more bringing me to a total of 7.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
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Candle mode runs the lantern with the last selected output level and tint right?

That sounds right as far as I understand what TK has said before. It sounds like that includes if it is in auto-tint mode:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1530373#comment-1530373

By the way, you can adjust brightness while in candle mode. I’m not sure if you can adjust tint, or if you would need to turn off candle mode, adjust tint, then start candle mode again.


Thank you. Smile

I wonder…wouldn’t it make sense to run the candle on the warmest tint regardless of output?

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Stereodude wrote:
Please add me for 5 more bringing me to a total of 7.
Done
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I believe I’m in for 2 right now. Please take me to a total of 5.

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I’m on the list for one, please add another one for a total of 2. Thanks!

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So are “flat” top NCR18650GA going to work without modification in the LT1? They’re not really flat and do have a slightly raised center positive contact unlike most other flat tops though not to the magnitude of a button top.

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I’m always doing long term testing. After the power outage a few nights back, the test unit after running for 3+ hours on maximum, next day the cells were at 3.89 volts. it took only 5 and half hours of sunlight to fully recharge them with the Eceen charger. Again reinforcing the viability of the LT1 with a good solar charger being an indefinite light source for years off the grid. Big Smile

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Stereodude wrote:
So are “flat” top NCR18650GA going to work without modification in the LT1? They’re not really flat and do have a slightly raised center positive contact unlike most other flat tops though not to the magnitude of a button top.

If the metal contact of the positive end of the battery top sticks out past the insulation of the battery, it will work.

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Count me in for 3. Thanks

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Please put me down for 2 additional lanterns, for a total of 3. I’m currently #2224 on the list.

Thank you!

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Please put me down for three more, for a total of five.

I’m already on the list for two, 1938 and 1939.

Thanks!

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SIGShooter wrote:
To me today seems like a slow day in terms of adds to the interest list but there’s 17 to this point, and that’s the 9th most in a day since I starting tracking things.

For the week:
Monday – 139
Tuesday – 41
Wednesday – 17

Total of 197 just for the first 3 days of this week Smile

Total of 2,262 for active members.

Just wondering if I got added to the list. I think I requested 2 yesterday but haven’t seen my name added to the list.
Thanks

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interested in one with batteries

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Put me on the list for one, please. Thanks!

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Is sofirn considering producing alternative colors for this after the group buy? This could look really nice in coleman green.

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eugene188 wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
To me today seems like a slow day in terms of adds to the interest list but there’s 17 to this point, and that’s the 9th most in a day since I starting tracking things.

For the week:
Monday – 139
Tuesday – 41
Wednesday – 17

Total of 197 just for the first 3 days of this week Smile

Total of 2,262 for active members.

Just wondering if I got added to the list. I think I requested 2 yesterday but haven’t seen my name added to the list.
Thanks

Updates are usually only published Sunday evenings. This past Monday an update was published because there were 139 additions made that day. You requested 2 lanterns on 8/20 per post #6312 which I saw and so added you into my database. Be at peace……your requests have been captured Smile
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blind-eye wrote:
Is sofirn considering producing alternative colors for this after the group buy? This could look really nice in coleman green.

We are actually looking to see if its possible for this group buy if Sofirn can swing it. (Green, gold sand, and clear/white anodized in addition to the black anodized.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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eugene188 wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
To me today seems like a slow day in terms of adds to the interest list but there’s 17 to this point, and that’s the 9th most in a day since I starting tracking things.

For the week:
Monday – 139
Tuesday – 41
Wednesday – 17

Total of 197 just for the first 3 days of this week Smile

Total of 2,262 for active members.

Just wondering if I got added to the list. I think I requested 2 yesterday but haven’t seen my name added to the list.
Thanks


The interest list is updated typically the same day as posts are made. The interest lists on SigShooter’s computer in NorCal. Typically on Sunday nights he shares the updates to the interest list, since the last time he posted it in this thread, on Sunday evenings. I think this week he did Monday also, since so many people expressed interest on Monday. Check back Monday morning and I’ll bet you’ll find your name posted in updates near the end of the thread. Then DBSAR will update the OP sometime following that.

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DBSAR wrote:
blind-eye wrote:
Is sofirn considering producing alternative colors for this after the group buy? This could look really nice in coleman green.

We are actually looking to see if its possible for this group buy if Sofirn can swing it. (Green, gold sand, and clear/white anodized in addition to the black anodized.


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blind-eye wrote:
Is sofirn considering producing alternative colors for this after the group buy? This could look really nice in coleman green.

+++ coleman green

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DBSAR wrote:
blind-eye wrote:
Is sofirn considering producing alternative colors for this after the group buy? This could look really nice in coleman green.

We are actually looking to see if its possible for this group buy if Sofirn can swing it. (Green, gold sand, and clear/white anodized in addition to the black anodized.

+1 Thumbs Up

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Mr.Scott wrote:
blind-eye wrote:
Is sofirn considering producing alternative colors for this after the group buy? This could look really nice in coleman green.

+++ coleman green

Coleman green (redwood green) would definitely be cool. But it would have to be powdercoated to get that color, like this

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Due to the volume of adds here is another update to the interest list. The files linked in post #1 have also been updated so please verify that your name is correctly spelled if you haven’t already done so, and of course that you are in the files Smile

Don’t forget to have PM enabled in your profile (the default setting) since you won’t get a PM if it’s been disabled.

Thanks

Here are the additions since this Monday.

2231 CptFantastic
2232 anonymous_user
2233 goose2283
2234 j8048188
2235 j8048188
2236 j8048188
2237 j8048188
2238 j8048188
2239 j8048188
2240 j8048188
2241 j8048188
2242 I_like_lamb
2243 Nickachu
2244 Viscount
2245 Kraftmonkey
2246 Kraftmonkey
2247 bf125
2248 tuton11
2249 superspeckman
2250 superspeckman
2251 hannes13
2252 PocketSammich
2253 PocketSammich
2254 PocketSammich
2255 PocketSammich
2256 maxacarp
2257 NEIL944
2258 NEIL944
2259 Coscar
2260 Coscar
2261 Couchmaster
2262 jy1496
2263 Kilopixel
2264 quadling
2265 legan710
2266 eugene188
2267 eugene188
2268 khas
2269 Cpeng
2270 Cpeng
2271 Big_Sam
2272 Kennyboy
2273 crazy.about.lights
2274 Tubercle
2275 Tdh66
2276 Lion42
2277 Invasian
2278 ckanders
2279 ckanders
2280 FromSeatoSky
2281 FromSeatoSky
2282 theRealSammyG
2283 theRealSammyG
2284 Cliwilnew
2285 peartrie
2286 cpf_borealis
2287 Mstevens113
2288 arisdes
2289 Alchemist42
2290 Tixx
2291 Behyot
2292 Craig4937
2293 Geronimo
2294 JackMarsh40
2295 liquidrazer
2296 GreenShrike
2297 methnen
2298 Kcurtis1976
2299 Ristafas
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2305 donj
2306 Finger Painting in Light
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2309 Stereodude
2310 Stereodude
2311 Stereodude
2312 Stereodude
2313 Stereodude
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2315 amishbill
2316 amishbill
2317 radicalphoton
2318 rollawaythedew
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