*BLF Ultimate Lantern Project*~updates, July,12,2018 Video is online!

2098 posts / 0 new
Last post
DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 19 sec ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 4901
Location: Ontario, Canada

I did the two-part video tonight on the talk about the BLF lantern, will be uploading it to my youtube channel as soon as i get a good data connection!

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

Madtoffel
Offline
Last seen: 34 min 6 sec ago
Joined: 05/07/2018 - 09:46
Posts: 16
Location: Germany

What’s the name of your YouTube channel? Could you post a link to the video in the forum?

KevinZA1988
KevinZA1988's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 3 hours ago
Joined: 02/26/2018 - 02:26
Posts: 58
Location: South Africa

Yes please can we get your channel info?

BLF Q8, BLF A6, Wuben T102 Pro, Wuben TO46R, Convoy L2, Emisar D4, Skilhunt S3 Pro XHP35 HI, Rofis MR70, Nitecore HC60.

DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 19 sec ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 4901
Location: Ontario, Canada
Madtoffel wrote:
What’s the name of your YouTube channel? Could you post a link to the video in the forum?

I will post the link here tonight when the videos are up. Smile

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

Coscar
Coscar's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 50 sec ago
Joined: 01/03/2016 - 20:16
Posts: 288
Location: Gulf Coast
Beer

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

DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 19 sec ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 4901
Location: Ontario, Canada

The Wifi location i am in right now is horribly slow, videos say the upload time will be some 5 to 6 hours. hopefully they will be online by tomorrow.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

sbslider
sbslider's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 min 9 sec ago
Joined: 01/22/2017 - 13:41
Posts: 459
Location: United States

DBSAR wrote:
The Wifi location i am in right now is horribly slow, videos say the upload time will be some 5 to 6 hours. hopefully they will be online by tomorrow.

Brutal. Facepalm Hope you have something enjoyable to pass the time, or maybe it will finish while you sleep.
Pidro
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 15 hours ago
Joined: 07/04/2016 - 17:01
Posts: 30

Interested.

sbslider
sbslider's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 min 9 sec ago
Joined: 01/22/2017 - 13:41
Posts: 459
Location: United States

Pidro wrote:
Interested.

Pidro added to the interest list at number 896
DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 19 sec ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 4901
Location: Ontario, Canada

UPDATE: July,11,2018

- Part 1 and Part of the video is online! ignore my fast-talking east coast Canadian accent & beginner video recording. *lol
hope it helps explain a bit more of the lantern design & info.

here:

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

Grappler
Offline
Last seen: 56 min 40 sec ago
Joined: 02/28/2018 - 21:22
Posts: 30

Thanks, DBSAR. It’s great to see the lantern and hear about it on video. Nice work!

goshdogit
goshdogit's picture
Online
Last seen: 4 min 2 sec ago
Joined: 12/03/2015 - 21:28
Posts: 671

The video nicely illustrates your design considerations. Thumbs Up Looking forward to part two.

Seeing your prototype in video form has me even more excited about this project. Smile

ulfm1
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 59 min ago
Joined: 12/11/2017 - 03:07
Posts: 42
Location: Germany

Thank you DBSAR for the Video and the informations!
And your Canadian accent is ok. I understand the most of all Big SmileThumbs Up

Zulumoose
Zulumoose's picture
Online
Last seen: 3 min 57 sec ago
Joined: 04/13/2017 - 09:25
Posts: 676
Location: South Africa

Where did the Q8 diffuser come from DB? And does it fit over the tube, so that stored with the Q8 it doesn’t take up much more space? Sorry this is a bit off topic.

Beam me up!

The_Driver
The_Driver's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 30 min ago
Joined: 10/20/2016 - 05:51
Posts: 972
Location: Germany

Thank you for the detailed video! This project is by far the most interesting I have seen on BLF. This light will truly be better than 99.9% of the lanterns on the market.

I have some questions:

 

  1. Will the bolt that connects the head to the body be made of stainless steel?
  2. Is it possible to make the LEDs in the switch darker? It would be perfect if they dimmed down together with the light.
BlueSwordM
BlueSwordM's picture
Online
Last seen: 2 min 8 sec ago
Joined: 11/29/2017 - 12:34
Posts: 1072
Location: Canada

I know I’m not DBSAR of course, but I can answer the questions.

- It could be made of stainless steel, but using aluminium would be much better in terms of weight and cost. So it is probably going to be aluminium in the production units.

- Yes it is possible. You just need to swap out the LEDs for ones that have less scotopic light content, meaning less blue, meaning orange LEDs will probably be used.
You can also use higher value resistors to make the LEDs dimmer.

bmengineer
bmengineer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 51 min 33 sec ago
Joined: 01/26/2018 - 11:38
Posts: 210
Location: Ontario, Canada
BlueSwordM wrote:
I know I’m not DBSAR of course, but I can answer the questions. - It could be made of stainless steel, but using aluminium would be much better in terms of weight and cost. So it is probably going to be aluminium in the production units.

You don’t see aluminum bolts very often because they are very prone to necking) . I would rather see steel or stainless used for this component, but cost is obviously a very important factor. That decision will be up to DBSAR and the manufacturer at the end of the day.

goshdogit
goshdogit's picture
Online
Last seen: 4 min 2 sec ago
Joined: 12/03/2015 - 21:28
Posts: 671

Zulumoose wrote:
Where did the Q8 diffuser come from DB? And does it fit over the tube, so that stored with the Q8 it doesn’t take up much more space?
That ‘diffuser’ sure is a perfect fit on the Q8!

I think it’s the outer shell of an ‘LED flame effect’ light bulb.

DBSAR mentions it in this post and provides an Amazon link.

Zulumoose
Zulumoose's picture
Online
Last seen: 3 min 57 sec ago
Joined: 04/13/2017 - 09:25
Posts: 676
Location: South Africa

Thanx Goshdogit, unfortunately not worth buying one at that price just to dismantle.

Beam me up!

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 15 min 35 sec ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 7298
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3
The_Driver wrote:
Is it possible to make the LEDs in the switch darker? It would be perfect if they dimmed down together with the light.

The firmware changes the switch brightness on a 3-step scale — off, low, high. This is done in sync with the main emitter brightness. It can also be configured for one of four modes while the main emitters are off — off, low, high, or beacon.

In the video, the switch is only shown in high mode or off.

I think the lantern is supposed to have a warmer color of LEDs under the button too.

DeusLight
Offline
Last seen: 48 min 41 sec ago
Joined: 01/15/2018 - 13:57
Posts: 9

Hi DBSAR, Thanks to you and everyone else for all the hard work. The lantern looks great! The video was also very useful and informative. I look forward to seeing further developments.

DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 19 sec ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 4901
Location: Ontario, Canada
Zulumoose wrote:
Where did the Q8 diffuser come from DB? And does it fit over the tube, so that stored with the Q8 it doesn’t take up much more space? Sorry this is a bit off topic.

As Goshdogit mentioned it is from a flame-bulb i got for amazon. it fits perfect for the Q8, and the battery end of the Q8 does fit inside it for more compact storage. Smile

got it here: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B078STGQK9/ref%3Doh_aui_detailpage_o06_...

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 19 sec ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 4901
Location: Ontario, Canada
The_Driver wrote:

Thank you for the detailed video! This project is by far the most interesting I have seen on BLF. This light will truly be better than 99.9% of the lanterns on the market.


I have some questions:


 

  1. Will the bolt that connects the head to the body be made of stainless steel?
  2. Is it possible to make the LEDs in the switch darker? It would be perfect if they dimmed down together with the light.

If it don’t increase costs to high it can be made from stainless steel (preferred) or even brass. Either would be good to avoid corrosion over time.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 19 sec ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 4901
Location: Ontario, Canada

  • Currently trying to upload the PART-2 of the BLF Lantenr video, but the slow wifi i am using at my location while on my east coast trip is really, really slow.. its crashing constantly. I hope to get it on my youtube by tomorrow or this weekend.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

zcbtjwj
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 1 hour ago
Joined: 03/08/2016 - 10:48
Posts: 12

Please sign me up for two. It’s looking great.

The_Driver
The_Driver's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 30 min ago
Joined: 10/20/2016 - 05:51
Posts: 972
Location: Germany
ToyKeeper wrote:
The_Driver wrote:
Is it possible to make the LEDs in the switch darker? It would be perfect if they dimmed down together with the light.

The firmware changes the switch brightness on a 3-step scale — off, low, high. This is done in sync with the main emitter brightness. It can also be configured for one of four modes while the main emitters are off — off, low, high, or beacon.

In the video, the switch is only shown in high mode or off.

I think the lantern is supposed to have a warmer color of LEDs under the button too.

Thanks!

DBSAR wrote:

If it don’t increase costs to high it can be made from stainless steel (preferred) or even brass. Either would be good to avoid corrosion over time.

It makes a lot of sense to me.

sbslider
sbslider's picture
Offline
Last seen: 22 min 9 sec ago
Joined: 01/22/2017 - 13:41
Posts: 459
Location: United States

zcbtjwj wrote:
Please sign me up for two. It’s looking great.

added zcbtjwj for two more lanterns, interest list numbers 897 and 898. You also asked for two Christmas 2017 and those two are interest numbers 461 and 462.
zcbtjwj wrote:
I’m in for the group buy! In fact, sign me up for 2.
Please confirm you are interested in 4 total lanterns.
DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 19 sec ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 4901
Location: Ontario, Canada

Part-2” of the video is online!

Here:

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

severide
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 51 min ago
Joined: 06/01/2018 - 15:16
Posts: 76
Location: United States

Thanks for the videos! Great stuff

Pegaso
Pegaso's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 03/10/2016 - 11:26
Posts: 69
Location: Sweden

Looks awesome!

Interested in one.

"To try is the first step towards failure."
Homer Simpson

Pages