*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (Testing completed, production soon!

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I am really excited to see the prototype for this lantern. I am curious to see how the downward mounted led is incorporated. The flicker and lightning modes sound great!

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Im interested if cheap. Wish it were a little brighter tho. 40w incandescent isnt that bright but the runtimes sound good.

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Hopefully there’s some sort of update soon. I’m getting anxious.

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Very Interested

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Please add me to the list of those interested.

Thanks

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ToyKeeper wrote:
This isn’t really new any more, but it occurred to me that I hadn’t mentioned it here…

Although I don’t have BLF Lantern hardware yet, I added some lantern-related features on my BLF Q8. One thing it has is a sunset mode, where it’ll start at a low level then get dimmer for an hour until it shuts itself off. It also has some more atmospheric modes which I think would work well on a lantern…

3 minutes of lightning storm mode:

3 minutes of candle flicker mode:

Play both videos at the same time if you want to simulate taking shelter by a fire while a storm goes by. ;P

Nice idea! Smile

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jigsaw wrote:
Hopefully there’s some sort of update soon. I’m getting anxious.

I have the prototype (from the OP) taken apart and re-working the head design for 2 LED emitters and a center post bolt ( to make it simpler & stronger, plus adding a frosted main lens to eliminate the inner globe to lower costs & make it simpler in design. I hope to get photos of it soon and post an updated blueprint. – DB

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jaynick wrote:
Im interested if cheap. Wish it were a little brighter tho. 40w incandescent isnt that bright but the runtimes sound good.

I don’t mind the relatively low output, but I can definitely understand how it’d seem underwhelming compared to the BLF Q8. It’s designed for a totally different style of use though, where turbo isn’t very relevant… and the lower brightness should help keep the cost down a bit.

It’ll make the lightning storm mode less impressive, but that’s kind of just icing anyway.

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ToyKeeper][quote=jaynick wrote:
It’ll make the lightning storm mode less impressive, but that’s kind of just icing anyway.

Please leave the Lightning Storm Mode as it is, to cooooooool to change Smile

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Stittville Ed][quote=ToyKeeper wrote:
jaynick wrote:
It’ll make the lightning storm mode less impressive, but that’s kind of just icing anyway.

Please leave the Lightning Storm Mode as it is, to cooooooool to change Smile

The point she is making, is the lightning storm won’t be nearly as dramatic from the lantern because it doesn’t produce the lumens of the Q8.

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I’m interested too, only one of course.

A lantern would be quite useful. Do you think it could also fit 20700/21700 cells?

Would like to know.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
I’m interested too, only one of course.

A lantern would be quite useful. Do you think it could also fit 20700/21700 cells?

Would like to know.

This is a great idea. 4 × 21700 could give 16000 to 18000 mAh. A little plastic sleeve could easily convert it for 18650.

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Oh yes, that would be awesome. Downsize compatibility is a must. 21700s to 18650 adapters would be excellent.

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Put me down for one please.

Finaly, proud owner of a Powerex Maha mh c-9000 for my Eneloops:)

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Interested in 1

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One for me too.

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Also interested in on (1) light.

I like where this is going so far, especially when there is a true WW option.
Camping light = warm light.
At least to me that is…

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Nicolaas wrote:

Camping light = warm light.
At least to me that is…

Grtz
Nico


Same here, I never understood folks that spend their evening outside with a cool white neon Coleman lantern. Sick
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I’m in!

Had a situation where this light would have been the perfect solution

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Please add me to the list for 1, this souds too good to pass up.

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Interested in one.

Thanks.

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I read on another thread that the lantern project is going for about 500 lumens on max. Is this true? I would imagine that this might be about the highest output that I would need much of time, but it sure would be nice to have access to a higher turbo level for those times where more light is needed.

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Really nice project!

Please add me for one.

Thanks. Smile

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WaylonJennings wrote:
I read on another thread that the lantern project is going for about 500 lumens on max. Is this true?

As far as I’m aware, yes.

The driver is using true current regulation, not a FET+7135 design, and all MCU pins are already being used… so increasing maximum output is not very feasible without significant design changes.

It’s designed by someone who uses lanterns frequently for long periods, to be practical rather than flashy. Ideally, charge-able each day with a small solar panel, with enough runtime to last the entire evening, for long-term off-grid use.

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WaylonJennings wrote:
I read on another thread that the lantern project is going for about 500 lumens on max. Is this true? I would imagine that this might be about the highest output that I would need much of time, but it sure would be nice to have access to a higher turbo level for those times where more light is needed.

I have a 650lm Fenix CL30R. I never use it on high, its just too bright for around the campsite.

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I will take one as well.

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Nicolaas wrote:
Also interested in on (1) light.

I like where this is going so far, especially when there is a true WW option.
Camping light = warm light.
At least to me that is…

Grtz
Nico

Agreed on warm light.

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WaylonJennings wrote:
I read on another thread that the lantern project is going for about 500 lumens on max. Is this true? I would imagine that this might be about the highest output that I would need much of time, but it sure would be nice to have access to a higher turbo level for those times where more light is needed.

I sure hope it’s a lot more than 500 lumens, that isn’t much for times where you’re trying to light up a decent sized camp. That said, when it’s pitch black out, your eyes adjust pretty well to lower light levels.

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