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

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Rat_Racer wrote:
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.


Thank you. Please check you inbox.
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Barry0892 wrote:
Sofirn will make sure every single person get code for one unit. Then go back to rescan the list and send new codes for those who want more than 1 lantern.
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Thanks for the info.

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Barry0892 wrote:
Sofirn will make sure every single person get code for one unit. Then go back to rescan the list and send new codes for those who want more than 1 lantern.


THANK YOU!
THNAK YOU!
THANK YOU!

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Barry0892 wrote:
Sofirn will make sure every single person get code for one unit. Then go back to rescan the list and send new codes for those who want more than 1 lantern.

Thanks for the update and information on how its working Thumbs Up

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$12 bucks on Amazon, no soldering required, use cable that comes with lantern. Problem solved

Why are you dismissing his work? He was generous enough to share what he did to get usb-c to usb-c charging working.

mlodyulek – very insightful, thanks.

Not dismissing his work, but holy mother of god, all that for a cable? But it’s cool, go for it. It’s a fantastic lantern,waited almost 4 yrs for it. Already used for 4 days at deer hunting camp, and it works and charges flawlessly.

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wahoowad wrote:
Sofirn sent my code via PM but they stated this
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If you need code of lantern with batteries, please reply directly.”

I replied to them numerous times as well as sent a new PM and they have not responded. Has anybody requested and received a replacement code for a lantern + battery order and been sent the requested code? I’m trying to figure out if I should just order the bare lantern before something else happens in this process or continue to wait for a new code, if they are even sending them.

It seems like paying the $62 for lantern + batteries is a good deal and I need the cells.

I responded with a request for code with batteries the second I got my original code. I didn’t receive a response and by the time I tried to use the original code it had expired. I think there are probably many of us in the same boat that haven’t been able to order off the initial batch.

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I just checked PM’s today and got a message from Sofirn with a code. Responded and asked for a code for the LT1 and batteries. They responded in a couple hours and I got the light ordered.

BLF GT, BLF GT70, Olight S20R, SR Mini II, SR52-UT, Jaxman U1 UV, Future owner of BLF LT1

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RobertB wrote:

… but holy mother of god, all that for a cable? …

Your logic is flawed.

It’s not about the cable. It’s about recognizing that ‘proper’ USB-C power bricks and cables are becoming more and more common and having to keep an older style cable and charger on hand will slowly become more and more annoying. Is the mod annoying? Definitely. Is it worth the effort for some of us? Defintely.

I’m glad to read the rest of your post though. Hearing unbiased reports of how well the lantern works just makes me want my order numbers to come up faster. Thumbs Up

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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I received my code Mail but I want the green one, so I wait? Glasses

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I received my code Mail but I want the green one, so I wait? Glasses

Have any colors been confirmed for production yet?

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Colors are not confirmed. With that said, some of the discussed colors are almost certain to appear as Sofirn has expressed interest, but it might not happen for a number of months depending upon how well Sofirn can manufacture LT1’s and how many they continue to sell after the group buy is fulfilled. Right now I’m sure that they are focused on producing black LT1’s in relatively large batches in order to satisfy the existing demand (i.e. us).

I’d accept the black lantern if you want one right now, but you are of course free to wait until colors appear sometime next year (if they appear) as I’m sure that there will be tons of sales and coupons for the LT1 over the next year or more.

The above are my impressions and opinions from following this thread, so take them with a grain of salt. Any or all of it could be wrong.

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I’m on list for 3 pcs, I recived code for one pcs, whats next?

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djozz wrote:
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 ).

!{width:36%}https://i.imgur.com/3t5DKair.jpg!


I suppose it supports a candle flicker mode?
How’s thermal regulation?
Which standard of programming pads does it use?
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received my first code, thanks!

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Not sure what you mean

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… all that …

The most difficult part of this this mod is that is small.
Smaller than what most of the hobbyist are used to, but not undoable

If you deal with anything but shady backyard electronics where your “soldering” skills came from sweating pipes at your uncle’s house or splicing wires in your can chances are that you will have something that will work to do it.

You know what I find hilarious is that some (including you) went through the effort to line up your bail with the switch.
Don’t yuck someone else yum just because you don’t like it.

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I knew that usb c power delivery was gaining ground fast vs older charge protocols, but to a point where someone would struggle getting access to a regular usb A port? I wouldn’t thought this were going to happen so soon, not in 5 years at least.

AFAIK this lantern will charge with every single charger that is not power delivery exclusive and provides any voltage (within the input range) by default, no matter the cable. By default I mean if you connect a USB C meter to it it will read 5V. Almost all of the flashlights with dumb input works this way (no coding chip just a DC-DC converter). I haven’t received the code yet to test myself so I could be wrong.

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Just got my code.

At check out it says promotion code not valid or words to that extent

Yes I am choosing the right lantern with out batteries.

Anyone else having that problem?

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will34 wrote:
I knew that usb c power delivery was gaining ground fast vs older charge protocols, but to a point where someone would struggle getting access to a regular usb A port? I wouldn’t thought this were going to happen so soon, not in 5 years at least.

AFAIK this lantern will charge with every single charger that is not power delivery exclusive and provides any voltage (within the input range) by default, no matter the cable. By default I mean if you connect a USB C meter to it it will read 5V. Almost all of the flashlights with dumb input works this way (no coding chip just a DC-DC converter). I haven’t received the code yet to test myself so I could be wrong.

USB-C is a physical spec. It is effectively defined by the connector and the fact that the hardware (connector and cable) can support at least 3A of current at minimum. PD is just ones and zeros flying about.

You can have USB-C chargers that are not PD. And it gets more confusing from there.
USB-C power meter need some power to run itself to it so it terminates the cable properly to get 5V. Same thing as USB A to C.
On USB-C there are no 5V on the VBUS until there is a pull down on the CC lines.

For me it is mostly a convenience thing. My tech replacement schedule worked out in such a way vast majority of things are USB C now. Phone, headphones, entertainment. So now if I go anywhere all I need is one charger and one cable to rule them all. Including the LT1
So actually, at least for me, finding USB-C chargers and C-to-C cables are easier to find as compared to A to C cables.

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wahoowad wrote:
Sofirn sent my code via PM but they stated this
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If you need code of lantern with batteries, please reply directly.”

I replied to them numerous times as well as sent a new PM and they have not responded. Has anybody requested and received a replacement code for a lantern + battery order and been sent the requested code? I’m trying to figure out if I should just order the bare lantern before something else happens in this process or continue to wait for a new code, if they are even sending them.

It seems like paying the $62 for lantern + batteries is a good deal and I need the cells.


There was a power cut yesterday so I did not reply PM. I sent a code for LT1 with battery later, please check your inbox.
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I sent #1372 in the group list. If any of you before 1372 still don’t receive code, please send a PM. I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks.

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fluke wrote:

Just got my code.


At check out it says promotion code not valid or words to that extent


Yes I am choosing the right lantern with out batteries.


Anyone else having that problem?

Make sure you go to Amazon.com

I tried Amazon.co.uk and it didn’t work, but worked fine on .com

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Sofirn wrote:
There was a power cut yesterday so I did not reply PM. I sent a code for LT1 with battery later, please check your inbox.

I sent a re-request for a new code with batteries also.

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Sofirn wrote:
I sent #1372 in the group list. If any of you before 1372 still don’t receive code, please send a PM. I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks.

I am 893, 1277 and 3019 on the list.
I did not receive any code.
I will to buy on eBay.

PM sent.

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Sofirn wrote:
I sent #1372 in the group list. If any of you before 1372 still don’t receive code, please send a PM. I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks.

This information is GREAT !!!!!!!!

Now everyone on the list up to #1372 will be able to order 1 Lantern and after everyone on the list has had a chance to order 1 Lantern Sofirn will go back over the list and send codes to anyone wanting more than 1 Lantern.

Of course Sofirn will have to let us know if we will be able to order all the Lanterns we have on the list or just 1 at a time.

Great job by Sofirn on building a Lantern that the GREAT Team at BLF after much time and effort had Designed.

I was #62 on the list but have #377, #1047, #1048 and #2541 on the Wait List.

Hope to see some colors before the end of the Sale.

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Good job Sofirn and Lan Lee! Nice recovery and follow up.

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Sofirn wrote:
I sent #1372 in the group list. If any of you before 1372 still don’t receive code, please send a PM. I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks.

Very good, Ms. Lee. From 1076 on 11-18 to 1372 on 11-21 is nearly 100 per day! Thank you very much.
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Big_Sam wrote:
fluke wrote:

Just got my code.

At check out it says promotion code not valid or words to that extent

Yes I am choosing the right lantern with out batteries.

Anyone else having that problem?

Make sure you go to Amazon.com I tried Amazon.co.uk and it didn’t work, but worked fine on .com

 

Yep got it sorted, was for Amazon.de not .com.

 

Thanks all.

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I remember a list in alphabetical order of username and your numbers on the list.
Does anyone have a link to that?

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Ironhorse wrote:
I remember a list in alphabetical order of username and your numbers on the list. Does anyone have a link to that?

I think this is the one you are looking for

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=30CCE377501B7FBA!137&ithint=file%2cxlsx&authkey=!ALUa1JMjDCsKlTU

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 Says im down for 2.

Only want 1.

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