*BLF Ultimate Lantern Project*~updates: First factory drawings in!

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FaderUS
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Please put me down for 2

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Hi i would also like one of these please.

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I’m interested in one

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Very interested in 2

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I would be interested in 2 units.

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Definitely interested … two for me please.

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Seeing all this interest in this Lantern project, i have to get my time together and get this rolling as soon as i can for everyone. Thumbs Up

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With help from member MichielSanders the interest list is update in the OP. ( now up to 542 ! ) I hope to get the new updated blueprint design posted soon, and with help from the team hopefully we can get this rolling. (at this time TheMiller has been ill and absent for a few weeks, hopefully some updates on his status soon.

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Awesome idea.

Count me in for (1)! Thumbs Up

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Please add me to the list for 1 lantern, maybe more when the final details are known.

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I’m interested in one

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Interested in 1

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Interested in two.

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Interested

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Definitely going to need 2

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Please add me to the list.

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I would be interested in one or two.

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Not that I have more information than the rest of us, but perhaps The Miller will be absent for longer than a few weeks. In that case the communication part with China must be picked up by someone else.

About the price: Seeing what is on the market right now, very low priced flashlights with lots of features, like USB charging, and seeing that this lantern is a low powered light, I’m confident that this lantern must be feasable for under 30 dollar. As long as the design is right and under BLF control, the actual production costs do not need to be high.

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I am in for one.Please add me to the list.Thanks!!!

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Id like to be put down for 1 lantern please!

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in for one

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If this is now becoming an interest thread, I would be interested in one!

Thanks!

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Next week i will make an updated list, in ireland for work right now so making long days.

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djozz wrote:
About the price: Seeing what is on the market right now, very low priced flashlights with lots of features, like USB charging, and seeing that this lantern is a low powered light, I’m confident that this lantern must be feasable for under 30 dollar. As long as the design is right and under BLF control, the actual production costs do not need to be high.

If that’s indeed the case, I’m interested in one too…

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Please add me to the list for one as well. Thanks.

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I’m in for one

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I am interested.

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Hey guys! I’ve been looking for a quality lantern for a long time. I was thinking of getting a Q8 and 3D printing a diffuser, but I stumbled across this thread and had to chime in with a few points/questions.

  1. You talk a lot about how a top-down LED has a lot less glare than a bottom-up design. Why is this the case? Isn’t all of the light bouncing off of the white surface at the base anyways? Even if this is the case, wouldn’t it be easier to invert the lantern and have the battery carrier at the top instead of running leads for the wires up?
  2. Are you planning on keeping the light water resistant even with the USB in/out ports? Do you plan on doing this with a rubber flap, waterproofed internals, or some other method? Is there any hope of using a single USB-C port for power both in and out?
  3. What’s the advantage of using a frosted inner ‘mantle’ instead of just a frosted outer lens?
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I am interested in one!

All the Best~

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djozz wrote:
Not that I have more information than the rest of us, but perhaps The Miller will be absent for longer than a few weeks. In that case the communication part with China must be picked up by someone else.

About the price: Seeing what is on the market right now, very low priced flashlights with lots of features, like USB charging, and seeing that this lantern is a low powered light, I’m confident that this lantern must be feasable for under 30 dollar. As long as the design is right and under BLF control, the actual production costs do not need to be high.

Indeed on he communication with the manufacturer part, TheMiller was the person who had the expertise on that.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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