*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (codes going out for more LT1s, second batch shipping!)

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Received code and ordered from Amazon today.
I was just over 1000 on the list. 1008, I believe.

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I have mine programmed for 8 steps between level 10 and 150, and unless I want “a lot of light” a leave it at level 30. 71mA current draw, not high drain batteries so 10,000 mAhr capacity. That translates to 140 hrs. Level 3 is 200mAhr, or 50 hrs. If you want to light up the world, I’m using 5 channels (stock) max is 1.8A, or roughly 5 hours on turbo. Higher capacity cells would get you more much closer to 8.

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SIGShooter wrote:
flashycali wrote:
saypat wrote:
flashycali wrote:
I’m at 579 and 3 other spots and has yet to receive a single code, people at 800+ has been getting their codes, WTH?

Wish Sofirn is more transparent on how they are fulfilling the GB orders.

I’ve waited like everyone else a long time for this light so waiting a little more is no big deal for me but fulfilling GB orders in such a disorganized manner is not ok especially after the team had put in so much time and effort to make this light a reality.



have u contacted anyone from Sofirn about this? Curious here.

I’m not sure if that is even an option, is it?

From all I have read on this thread, I thought all I can do is to sit and wait till something shows up in a PM.

Sofirn has promised that everyone on the interest list will be able buy the LT at the group price. Since they are the ones handling the notification it’s impossible to know where they are. All I can say is to try and be patient as production is ramping up.

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After a couple PMs back and forth with Sofirn it sounds like they are only sending out one code per person. Once everyone has received one code then they will send out codes to people that had more than one light reserved. At least that’s how I interpreted their response.

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byarnell05 wrote:
After a couple PMs back and forth with Sofirn it sounds like they are only sending out one code per person. Once everyone has received one code then they will send out codes to people that had more than one light reserved. At least that’s how I interpreted their response.

That’s how Batch 1 was being handled. They wanted the lanterns to be in as many different hands as possible as quickly as possible. It makes a bit of sense to keep doing it that way, at least until everyone on the GB list has had a chance to get one.

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I received in code (initial batch) to buy from Amazon but it is complex to buy it there.
I hope to buy it when it is available on ebay (if possible a “021 Blaze-Orange”), it is much easier.

If anything can go wrong, it will.
Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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osb40000 wrote:
Been here since the beginning with #93, 110, 111, 112, 141 among others… I still haven’t been able to order a unit, hopefully Sofrin gets the order process dialed and everyone on the list receives theirs. Love all the work that has been put into this product and can’t wait to pickup several.

Contrary to some accusations, I am not dismissive of folks like you who have seemingly been “skipped”. If there’s nothing wrong with your account’s PM settings, then you should have already had an LT1 in your country or in your hands Sad . I would contact Sofirn, perhaps by sending a PM to Barry or something.

I want to thank Barry for posting useful updates and information about the Group Buy, but someone should also be responding to individuals like yourself who have neither a PM nor any clue why not. I’m not expecting perfection, but something is amiss when #900 lanterns are being shipped while a few #9 or #93 buyers haven’t heard anything at all.

Communication is the key and if Sofirn believes that the member was sent a PM, then they could post a response in this thread to let the member know that there’s a problem and that it may not be Sofirn’s fault.

I have no doubt that you will get eventually your lanterns at the Group Buy price, but you and the others in your situation deserve some attention from Sofirn so that, at the very least, you would know what happened and what they plan to do about it.

People who demand to receive their LT1’s before Christmas when no such promise was ever made are not at all the same as patient listees at low digits who simply want to know why they have received no communications at all while folks close to the #1000 mark are placing orders. This situation would have been unlikely if we were using the planned, BLF-operated PM system.

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I’m new staff of sofirn, Lan Lee who just graduated from college months ago. People who are in 1-1076 of the list have got code, if not, please contact me to check out. Also I am looking back to the list to see anyone was neglected. I’m trying to be better. Thank you for understanding.

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osb40000 wrote:
Been here since the beginning with #93, 110, 111, 112, 141 among others… I still haven’t been able to order a unit, hopefully Sofrin gets the order process dialed and everyone on the list receives theirs. Love all the work that has been put into this product and can’t wait to pickup several.

I have checked sofirn account messages. A single-used code was sent to you in the beginning of Nov. But you asked for 10 units.

I am sorry to tell you, for now, you can only buy 1 unit. You will need to wait to buy the rest 9 units.

To all BLFers, I apologize if sofirn account didn’t do a great job communicating. Because new staff named Lan Lee, who is a young girl graduated months ago, is using this account. I appreciate your understanding.

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Sofirn wrote:
I’m new staff of sofirn, Lan Lee who just graduated from college months ago. People who are in 1-1076 of the list have got code, if not, please contact me to check out. Also I am looking back to the list to see anyone was neglected. I’m trying to be better. Thank you for understanding.

Ms. Lee,

Welcome to BLF!

Some of us may grumble when we get anxious about a light, but most of us are friendly.

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Welcome to the Forum Lan and Congrats on Graduating Beer …… Good Luck, youve got a tough job ahead

Im not a Pessimist …. just an Optimist with a lot of experience

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Got my 1st code today for one without battery’s, my number is 1037 ordered thru Amazon it was easy and simple shows arriving December 24 – January 22

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I’m assuming amazon is charging tax if ordered in the US? I’m in California.

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JordanZHP wrote:
I’m assuming amazon is charging tax if ordered in the US? I’m in California.

I was not charged tax when I placed my order. Don’t know if it matters which state you are in.

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Everyone charges tax, even eBay and aliexpress. Banggood hasn’t charged me tax yet.

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Very thankful for all communication from Barry, and now Lan Lee!

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Mr.Scott wrote:
Sofirn wrote:
I’m new staff of sofirn, Lan Lee who just graduated from college months ago. People who are in 1-1076 of the list have got code, if not, please contact me to check out. Also I am looking back to the list to see anyone was neglected. I’m trying to be better. Thank you for understanding.

Ms. Lee,

Welcome to BLF!

Some of us may grumble when we get anxious about a light, but most of us are friendly.

Thank you for the kindness. I feel motivated now! Anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Sofirn wrote:
Anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Any news on if, and if so when & which other colors will be available?

And, of course, welcome to BLF!

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Coscar wrote:
Welcome to the Forum Lan and Congrats on Graduating Beer …… Good Luck, youve got a tough job ahead
Big Smile Big Smile Thank you. I will try to be better.
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Abs0lutZero wrote:
I also chose to buy it during the 11.11 sale on AliExpress.

My order however, has now been in the “Awaiting Shipment” stage since the 12th of November which is when I bought it. I contacted Sofirn via the Message Center and they informed me it would be shipped by next week. Circa the 25th. Hopefully I will receive it by the 24th of December or later.

I am really excited to get my hands on this thing. The colour tint option is what convinced me to take it.

My order has now been updated to “shipped”

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Got a code today, 995 on the list. Ordered from Amazon.

Thank you to everyone who has worked on this, patience will pay off in the end.

Thank you to Sofirn also for the updates!

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Order placed.

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Lan Lee: Welcome to BLF, and also the Facebook group!

I haven’t received a code as yet, and I’m 945 & 946 on the list.

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Ordered one from Amazon.
Waiting for the second code Smile

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Great to hear Graduated from College Smile
Now your part of the Work Force, for a long time.

I hope you like your new job and learn a lot about flashlights.

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I got a different lantern today. A few weeks ago I found an Aladdin no#23 kerosine lamp on a flee market for a mere €4.50. I felt lucky but did not know yet that it needed a new wick and a new mantle, and some kerosine of course. So now I’m another another €35 down the road but today the wick came in and I got it working. The output is a bit less than the LT1 but it looks pretty (and makes me feel a bit “prepared” Party ).

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@djozz
That looks like one of the lantern we used to have when I was growing up, it always came handy for we had lots of power outages.
Got a code for LT1 and placed order on Amazon.ca, no tax was charged. Big Smile

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djozz wrote:
I got a different lantern today. …….. Aladdin no#23 kerosine lamp

Great! Aladdin’s are the best kerosene lanterns ever made, IMO.. Good find!

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Sloth wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:

The short version is:
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Can Hank’s flashing kit for the D4v2 be used or will a different pogo pin adapter style is required?

Has this been answered yet? It looks like the programming pad layout is similar but I’m not sure how that works.

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