*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (GB list for 3000 is filled)

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A 30Q would be about perfect for balance between cost and capacity for a high drain cell that can both be used in the Q8 and BLF Lantern, if they stay in pairs of 4.

I ordered some Sanyo NCR18650GA 3500mAh button tops for $5.99 ea. which seemed like a pretty decent price. One of the forum sponsors Illumn was where I ordered from.
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amishbill wrote:
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… dude pulling out a pink or bright purple light…..

Dangit – if we can get a purple TK edition FW3a, we should be able to get a purple LT1!

Though, TBH, I’d love a candy orange or dayglow yellow or fluorescent lime green or dazzling red a lot too. My wallet though – not so much.

I like that idea too Thumbs Up A special TK edition with TK’s symbol engraved on the top section.

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I’m gettin’ antsy for an ‘accessories’ video, Den! LOL

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Here are this week’s additions to the interest list and the files linked to in post #1 have been updated.

To this point we have 2,439 on the interest list.

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2453 belit
2454 dsd64
2455 Atypicallemon
2456 treadhead71
2457 Ashy Flashy
2458 Ashy Flashy
2459 marcelangelo
2460 Not_Dave
2461 gavrook
2462 Sopuchan
2463 nicois
2464 redblue
2465 casi29061965
2466 PTRCK
2467 abbazaba
2468 Bibendum
2469 Bibendum
2470 Hollywood88
2471 obriencr
2472 bradmck
2473 SDS
2474 lunchbox
2475 atobe
2476 sueli428
2477 Gerrh
2478 Gerrh

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goshdogit wrote:
I’m gettin’ antsy for an ‘accessories’ video, Den! LOL

THIS! ^^^
Need. Video. … Must. Have. More.

I know, give them something great and they only want MORE!

I am in for at least 3 accessory kits that include every add on discussed in this thread. A molded carrying case is a must have for this thing to live up to its potential as the most awesome lantern ever offered.

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goshdogit wrote:
I’m gettin’ antsy for an ‘accessories’ video, Den! LOL

I’m working on the accessories Big Smile I been quite overloaded with errands & work lately, but will try to get a video done in a week or two and post to my channel.

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amishbill wrote:
eugene188 wrote:
… dude pulling out a pink or bright purple light…..

Dangit – if we can get a purple TK edition FW3a, we should be able to get a purple LT1!

Though, TBH, I’d love a candy orange or dayglow yellow or fluorescent lime green or dazzling red a lot too. My wallet though – not so much.

Oh dang candy orange would be awesome !

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ToyKeeper wrote:
As far as I’m aware, all of Lexel’s drivers use a single pogo pad layout.

All of Emisar’s lights use a consistent pad layout too, ever since Emisar started adding pads (D4v2 and newer).

However, those are two different layouts.

HarleyQuin’s HQ Universal ProgKey works on both, but it’s necessary to move a couple wires to change the mapping when switching back and forth. This isn’t commercially available though; people basically have to build their own or find someone who makes them.

Emisar’s flashing kit uses a 4×2 layout, but the 2 unused pins are omitted, so it doesn’t work with Lexel’s 3×2 layout. At least, not without soldering on another pin or two.

So… long story short: The BLF LT1 Lantern has programming pads for updating the firmware, but no adapters for it are commercially available yet.


This lack of compatibility is very disheartening.
Any outlook for standardizing something and keeping to that in the future?
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Candle mode runs the lantern with the last selected output level and tint right?

All modes share the same color temperature / tint setting. It can be ramped in almost any mode, by doing a “click, click, hold”.

Candle mode has its own brightness level, configured by holding the button to ramp up/down.


Do you think it would make sense to run the candle always on the warmest level regardless of the pre-set tint?
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Interested

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I’m interested in one!

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Agro wrote:
Any outlook for standardizing something and keeping to that in the future?

That mostly depends on getting people to cooperate, and getting companies to cooperate. And that’s … difficult.

Agro wrote:
Do you think it would make sense to run the candle always on the warmest level regardless of the pre-set tint?

Not really. However, you could use one of the auto-tint modes to get a somewhat similar effect.

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Interested

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I’m interested in one. Smile

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I’ve been lurking for years and just signed up to get on the list for one! Very interested.

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amishbill wrote:
eugene188 wrote:
… dude pulling out a pink or bright purple light…..

Dangit – if we can get a purple TK edition FW3a, we should be able to get a purple LT1!

Though, TBH, I’d love a candy orange or dayglow yellow or fluorescent lime green or dazzling red a lot too. My wallet though – not so much.

HOLY damn those colours! Candy Orange?? Lime Green?? YES!
It’s like people who paint their cars ridiculous colours. I hate it, but I love it so much.

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eugene188 wrote:
amishbill wrote:
eugene188 wrote:
… dude pulling out a pink or bright purple light…..

Dangit – if we can get a purple TK edition FW3a, we should be able to get a purple LT1!

Though, TBH, I’d love a candy orange or dayglow yellow or fluorescent lime green or dazzling red a lot too. My wallet though – not so much.

HOLY damn those colours! Candy Orange?? Lime Green?? YES!
It’s like people who paint their cars ridiculous colours. I hate it, but I love it so much.


I’ve been told that if I get the lime green Charger Daytona I was looking at, I’ll also be getting a divorce. I think I can get away with another light (or 3). But then again, it IS a nice car….

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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Man, I saw this back in the very early stages, but I haven’t been around for a while. Turned out really nice.

Is it still possible to get on the list for two?

Thanks…

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Kemikos wrote:
Man, I saw this back in the very early stages, but I haven’t been around for a while. Turned out really nice.

Is it still possible to get on the list for two?

Thanks…

Nope not too late. I added you for 2.

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sorry, may I also have 2 lanterns? thanks!

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@Toykeeper: Can you please confirm that the UI chart (see ► here ◄) for the LT1 lantern is the final version? Sofirn sent me the (English) manual for translation today. I presume they will ship the initial batch with the English version only and include multi-language manuals in later batches. I intend to incorporate your nice UI chart into the updated manual (both English and German) that I also plan to host on my Sofirn sharepoint on Google Drive. If all works out as planned the manual might be able to download in two weeks from now.

Cheers,

Thomas

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

@Toykeeper: Can you please confirm that the UI chart (see ► here ◄) for the LT1 lantern is the final version? Sofirn sent me the (English) manual for translation today. I presume they will ship the initial batch with the English version only and include multi-language manuals in later batches. I intend to incorporate your nice UI chart into the updated manual (both English and German) that I also plan to host on my Sofirn sharepoint on Google Drive. If all works out as planned the manual might be able to download in two weeks from now.


Cheers,


Thomas

Thumbs Up it is the correct one as far as i know.

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DBSAR wrote:
Lux-Perpetua wrote:

@Toykeeper: Can you please confirm that the UI chart (see ► here ◄) for the LT1 lantern is the final version? Sofirn sent me the (English) manual for translation today. I presume they will ship the initial batch with the English version only and include multi-language manuals in later batches. I intend to incorporate your nice UI chart into the updated manual (both English and German) that I also plan to host on my Sofirn sharepoint on Google Drive. If all works out as planned the manual might be able to download in two weeks from now.


Cheers,


Thomas

Thumbs Up it is the correct one as far as i know.
Do we want to sub in the production logo (your B&W or my colorized) or am I being too OCD on it?

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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amishbill wrote:

Do we want to sub in the production logo (your B&W or my colorized) or am I being too OCD on it?

The LT1 Andruil drawing has already been sent to Sofirn for the manual last week when Toykeeper posted it.

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Interested!

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DBSAR wrote:
amishbill wrote:
Do we want to sub in the production logo (your B&W or my colorized) or am I being too OCD on it?
The LT1 Andruil drawing has already been sent to Sofirn for the manual last week when Toykeeper posted it.

 

I just checked the manual they sent to me. It contains the UI chart from Toykeeper but not the production logo. I think the colorful black-on-white logo would look better on white paper, wouldn’t it?

 

I suggest to put the logo here.

 

 

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

DBSAR wrote:
amishbill wrote:
Do we want to sub in the production logo (your B&W or my colorized) or am I being too OCD on it?
The LT1 Andruil drawing has already been sent to Sofirn for the manual last week when Toykeeper posted it.

 


I just checked the manual they sent to me. It contains the UI chart from Toykeeper but not the production logo. I think the colorful black-on-white logo would look better on white paper, wouldn’t it?


 



I suggest to put the logo here.


 



 

Odd i haven’t seen that manual yet to check over it.

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In for 2, looking forward!

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Great that we already have a finished manual. @Lux-Perpetua, could you please upload it in a readable resolution, so we can have a look at it?

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If all the other text is black on white paper a colored logo will cost extra and won’t make the light work any better.

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MtnDon wrote:
If all the other text is black on white paper a colored logo will cost extra and won’t make the light work any better.

It’s not. There’s already color on the paper (if they print it in color as shown above).

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