*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (LT1 GB is Active, (GB codes being sent out soon!

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sbslider please add me for a second light Big Smile

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I’m interested. Please add me for 1. Thanks.

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DBSAR wrote:
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I am interested! Please put me down for 1.

I added you at number 779 on the interest list

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For some reason its double-spacing each line, and can’t get it to consolidate to single-line list like the OP has, to update the OP.

Not sure if this will address what you are talking about but when composing a new .rtf on the toolbar just left of the ‘insert picture’ is a ‘line spacing’ tab. By default it is set to ‘1.15’ but I always change it to ‘1’ and remove the check for ‘add 10pt space after paragraph’ and it is easier if this is done before anything is pasted into the new .rtf……Hope that helps.
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Coscar wrote:

Not sure if this will address what you are talking about but when composing a new .rtf on the toolbar just left of the ‘insert picture’ is a ‘line spacing’ tab. By default it is set to ‘1.15’ but I always change it to ‘1’ and remove the check for ‘add 10pt space after paragraph’ and it is easier if this is done before anything is pasted into the new .rtf……Hope that helps.
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I tried that too. I think its my browser is the issue for the online one, But when he sends the rtf file by email i can get it to work no prob.

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-Do any one know where i can get or source two bare PCB stars for the Q8? I need two for LED testing in the BLF Lantern project when i go on my east coast trip in a couple weeks.

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The link I sent you earlier contains everything you need:
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/BLF-Q8-Accessories-lighted-swit...DTP-MCPCB-Reflector-for-Q8/2933049_32879434650.html?spm=2114.12010611.0.0.21ac52237cnRag

Just order the a single MCPCB, or even 2 as you said, like this:
https://imgur.com/a/lAQNGnz

See? You can easily order a single item. You don’t have to buy everything

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BlueSwordM wrote:
The link I sent you earlier contains everything you need:
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/BLF-Q8-Accessories-lighted-swit...DTP-MCPCB-Reflector-for-Q8/2933049_32879434650.html?spm=2114.12010611.0.0.21ac52237cnRag

Just order the a single MCPCB, or even 2 as you said, like this:
https://imgur.com/a/lAQNGnz

See? You can easily order a single item. You don’t have to buy everything

big problem is from AliExpress China I won’t receive it in time before my big trip east. ( edit, i can see now how to buy just the stars, but i know shipping from AliExpress takes average a month to me.

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Strange. It should work for selecting certain parts.

It would’ve been much easier if Thorfire offered these parts for the Q8 separately. Sofirn, not even related to the Q8, was able to sell them to us easily.

Wonder why they didn’t offer it from the start.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Strange. It should work for selecting certain parts.

It would’ve been much easier if Thorfire offered these parts for the Q8 separately. Sofirn, not even related to the Q8, was able to sell them to us easily.

Wonder why they didn’t offer it from the start.

I found out how to select the seperate items, but the fastest shipping to offer won;‘t get 2 of them to me in time. Tired

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interest list updates:

KayakMikeP wrote:
Definitely interested.
This is an overdue project.
# 782

stolikat wrote:
I am in!
#783

alifpb98 wrote:
Put me down for 2
#784 and 785

MichielSanders wrote:
sbslider please add me for a second light Big Smile
#786 for your second light

Lol wrote:
I’m interested. Please add me for 1. Thanks.
#787

All caught up for now Beer

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Dbsar, in don’t use my q8 much as i have enough other lights.

Im willing to remove the pcb star and mail it to you, from the netherlands it should take about 6 working days according to postnl.

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MichielSanders wrote:
Dbsar, in don’t use my q8 much as i have enough other lights.

Im willing to remove the pcb star and mail it to you, from the netherlands it should take about 6 working days according to postnl.

no need to do that & disable your light.. Thanks for the offer though. I may work with four separate 16mm boards for the time being.

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Hello,

Depending on price would be interested in 3

Cheers

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Deelirium wrote:
Hello,

Depending on price would be interested in 3

Cheers

Welcome to BLF! You are added to the list for 3, 788-790

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sbslider wrote:
interest list updates:
KayakMikeP wrote:
Definitely interested.
This is an overdue project.
# 782

stolikat wrote:
I am in!
#783

alifpb98 wrote:
Put me down for 2
#784 and 785

MichielSanders wrote:
sbslider please add me for a second light Big Smile
#786 for your second light

Lol wrote:
I’m interested. Please add me for 1. Thanks.
#787

All caught up for now Beer

Add me for a second. It’ll be a perfect gift for my father.
Thank you.

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And a second added for KayakMikeP number 791

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100% in!! Sign me up for 4 of these beautiful lanterns!

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Definitely, numbers 792-795 on the interest list.

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Just returned from an amazing back country trip! will have first field tests of the V2 lantern up soon. Smile

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Ok, the first field-run for the V2 Prototype was a great success! even with only three of the 351D 4000K Hi-CRI emitters working, it was brighter, smoother beam, and better tint than the V1 prototype that uses a single XP-L on the same number of 7135 chips.
We had 4 campers on this trip, and all of them never knew of the lantern being a prototype to be developed into a production lantern. They were all impressed at its small size, its design, the modes, (Q8 modes) the ability to run the entire weekend trip (2 nights) on high mode, on a single set of cells without needing charging, and definitely liked the color of the light tin far better than any of the other cool-white stock store bought lanterns they seen & own. The new Samsung LH351 4000K Hi-CRI LEDs were impressive. The color rendering was really good, along the levels of Nichia’s 219C LEDs, but much brighter & more efficient. I did notice a slight tint shift down closer to the 90 degree viewing angle of the LED surface, but not nearly as bad as Crees XP-L LEDs.
Either way, the new LH351D LEDs are the new preference for use in a lantern of this level & output. The light just made colors so much more natural and visible. The initial 4000K LH351s were from Member azhu. I was unfortunate to get one that was defective, (reason why i had only three in the lantern at the weekend test) But with the generosity of fellow member BlueSwordM who sent me four 3000K LH351Bs to test he sent a replacement 351D 4000K to do the Lux & output tests with four LEDs. He also send some other goodies including a 4056 charger module to add to the lantern like the V1 has to add charging capability.

Below is a photo of the lantern hanging on a string line at the camp, ( on Low Mode #2) just after sunset:

Seen here is the V2 Prototype hanging on a tree, showing the illumination of the old camp table. ( note the yellow water bowl which has a god representation of the High-CRI nature of the 351s. The DSLR camera was set to Auto Iris for these photos & no flash, the time was roughly 9pm just with twilight in the sky after the sun went down.

Below the Lantern is resting on a log-seat. The light seems a little warmer in the photos, but the tint is actually very close to that of 4000K to the eye.

Now this photo below really shows the V2 lantern shining its ability. Here it is hanging form the white tarp edge, illuminating the campsite very well on High mode. Take note of the colors, including the orange Pine-needles covering the ground below, the green of the stove, etc. they all are very close to what we see with the eyes during the day. The lantern gave a good, smooth wide lit area on High to that equivalent of a 11-watt LED household light bulb. ( again the camera settings were set to automatic, time was roughly 9:20 PM, was a little twilight left in the sky. Already the other fellow campers on this trip plan to buy several of these once they go into production. They really like the idea that the lantern is small enough to pit into a hoodie pocket or backpack pouch, and give out more light output than every other lantern we had at camp.

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Great report! I know I am looking forward to getting this lantern. Kudos to azhu and BlueSwordM for their physical contributions, and of course to you DBSAR for all your time. Thumbs Up

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Nice report with great pics.

On a white wall some people will like the rosiness of high CRI Nichia’s better than the more yellow LH351D, but once in the open the CRI matters much more than subtle tint differences. And this Samsung led has great output and efficiency!

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Great report! I know I am looking forward to getting this lantern. Kudos to azhu and BlueSwordM for their physical contributions, and of course to you DBSAR for all your time. Thumbs Up

Also thank you for helping with the interest list updates! I hope we can get this rolling by this summer or sooner into production, but like the Q8 & BLF GT it takes a team effort and lots of working with the manufacturer (Thorfire) to make this a reality. Smile

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djozz wrote:
Nice report with great pics.

On a white wall some people will like the rosiness of high CRI Nichia’s better than the more yellow LH351D, but once in the open the CRI matters much more than subtle tint differences. And this Samsung led has great output and efficiency!

Agreed, these new LEDs can stand shoulder to shoulder with Cree’s XP-L for floody applications & output like in the lantern from the tests i done in comparison so far, but have an advantage of the Hi-CRI color rendering over the XP-L, and higher output & better efficiency than the 219C.

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I’m interested. Please add me for 1. Thanks.

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I also want to thank AEDe.

Without him, we could have never gotten the LH351Ds and Bs.

High CRI for the win!

I hope Thorfire will pick 3500-4000k LH351Ds. Then we will have a winner, and the best lantern to have ever existed.

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