*BLF Ultimate Lantern Project*~updates:Lexel building driver prototype)

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Looks more like French to me. Silly

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I like the image of the lantern with rays of light coming out… like a lighthouse.

What about just “BLF” with the lantern image (lighthouse) towering above/beside it?

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Caleb wrote:
I like the image of the lantern with rays of light coming out… like a lighthouse.

What about just “BLF” with the lantern image (lighthouse) towering above/beside it?

I like this idea

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I vote for short name( I mean what will be engraved on the case) 2 letters or 1letter 1 digit or less.

D4 , Q8 , GT everyone remembers this.

Logo also should be short. It is necessary that the logo be read from a distance, remained readable when the lantern is worn or dirty.

If you choose long(longer that BLF Lantern) name after a year it will be forgoten.

L1 is great. I even suggest more simple “BLF L” where “L” could be stylized. Or even “B L F”. )

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AEDe wrote:
I vote for short name( I mean what will be engraved on the case) 2 letters or 1letter 1 digit or less.

D4 , Q8 , GT everyone remembers this.

Logo also should be short. It is necessary that the logo be read from a distance, remained readable when the lantern is worn or dirty.

If you choose long(longer that BLF Lantern) name after a year it will be forgoten.

L1 is great. I even suggest more simple “BLF L” where “L” could be stylized. Or even “B L F”. )

BLF L1 is a good possibility to keep it short.

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severide wrote:
Looks more like French to me. Silly

No no, it is the dutch flag colours, that stands for quality! Silly
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DBSAR,

Any pictures of the lantern in action from your latest outing? I saw the one you posted before… the great outdoors..

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I am interested in 1 lantern. Thanks guys!

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DBSAR,

Any pictures of the lantern in action from your latest outing? I saw the one you posted before… the great outdoors..

I did post a couple new photos of the BLF lantern in field-testing.

Photo below is the BLF V2 & V1 lined up with all the other best lanterns i have on the trip east. ( here the V2 BLF prototype is in the middle of the line up, The one right in front of the little tree in the center of the row/photo. Here you can see that its brighter than all the larger lanterns, ( all lanterns are on maximum modes) many of them are modded and are brighter than they were from the factory. ( The only really brighter lantern is the huge apocalypse Lantern on the right of the photo i built from from the OldLumens BLF custom build competition)

Here is a close up, showing the V2 prototype in the center with the 4000K LH351D LEDs, and the V1 prototype to the left of th eV2 with the 3000K 351B LEDs.

Below the V2 BLF lantern with the 4000K LEDs is on the chair in the left of the photo, and the V1 of the lantern with the 3000K LEDs is on the chair on the right of the photo behind the campfire:

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Damn man, that looks super nice. Thanks for the pics!

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thijsco19 wrote:
Still think that ‘BLF companion’ is a perfect name.
Truly on style with what this lantern will be.
The number 1 companion to take with you on a trip.

I think sometimes you don’t want to choose a name that’s too obvious to have a good and strong name.

And please add me to the list!


thijsco19 is number 913 on the interest list.
aggillator wrote:
I am interested in 1 lantern. Thanks guys!

aggillator is number 914 on the interest list.

PocketSammich wrote: I don’t need this, but I want it. Please sign me up.

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Sbslider, I am also interested in 1 lantern. Thanks.

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The 3000K looks very pleasant in your photo.

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Sbslider, I am also interested in 1 lantern. Thanks.

you got it huey18, and welcome to BLF! You are number 915 on the interest list.

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The 3000k looks amazing in those pics.

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
The 3000K looks very pleasant in your photo.
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The 3000k looks amazing in those pics.

The 3000K LH351 series LEDs are a nice warm white, very close to that of an incandescent light bulb. ( it is also high CRI like the 4000K variant. The reason why we want to incorporate the tint-ramping is to allow the BLF lantern to be set at a tint that everyone likes, hopefully all the way from 2700K up to 5000K. ( though i have no 2700K or 5000K Samsung LH351D LEDs yet to test, all i have is the 3000K in the V1 lantern & the 4000K in the V2 lantern.

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Please sign me up for one. Thanks.

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I’m sure it’s too late now to propose names but in the poll thread I mentioned the BLF L8 or BLF L44 (lantern with 8 leds or lantern with 4 + 4 leds).

If it’s too late, no worries, just wanted to throw my 2cent in. No matter the name, this is shaping up to be an awesome light.

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I rather like the BLF with a little lantern symbol. But cost may be a consideration for this.

I do not necessarily believe it is useful to have two CRI’s vs more evenly distributed light with a single color. If asked; 4 LEDs of two CRIs, or 4 LEDs of bright white; I would choose bright white. I would want to see sunlight rather than incandescent light bulbs, kerosene lamps, fires places, camp fires, etc. I am not after nostalgia. I m after light.

As noted above, my view of CRI is one of an emergency light; not camping. Reading a book with the lantern, cooking, or just sitting around while the power people figure out why we do not have power and fix it, would seem to be better with white. Better visual range. Closer to actual colors.

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alternety wrote:
I rather like the BLF with a little lantern symbol. But cost may be a consideration for this.

I do not necessarily believe it is useful to have two CRI’s vs more evenly distributed light with a single color. If asked; 4 LEDs of two CRIs, or 4 LEDs of bright white; I would choose bright white. I would want to see sunlight rather than incandescent light bulbs, kerosene lamps, fires places, camp fires, etc. I am not after nostalgia. I m after light.

As noted above, my view of CRI is one of an emergency light; not camping. Reading a book with the lantern, cooking, or just sitting around while the power people figure out why we do not have power and fix it, would seem to be better with white. Better visual range. Closer to actual colors.


The beauty of this is that you can set it to 5000K, I can set mine to 2700K-3000K for camping or late night power outages, and 4000K for evenings.

This is 4 LED’s of 2700K or 3000K AND 4 LED’s of 5000K, 8 LED’s total. You can have any CCT in between the two.

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alternety wrote:
I rather like the BLF with a little lantern symbol. But cost may be a consideration for this.

I do not necessarily believe it is useful to have two CRI’s vs more evenly distributed light with a single color. If asked; 4 LEDs of two CRIs, or 4 LEDs of bright white; I would choose bright white. I would want to see sunlight rather than incandescent light bulbs, kerosene lamps, fires places, camp fires, etc. I am not after nostalgia. I m after light.

As noted above, my view of CRI is one of an emergency light; not camping. Reading a book with the lantern, cooking, or just sitting around while the power people figure out why we do not have power and fix it, would seem to be better with white. Better visual range. Closer to actual colors.

That’s the beauty of tint shifting. People can set it to their desired cct.

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interested

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Please sign me up for one. Thanks.

done, you are number 916 on the interest list
Pugna wrote:
interested

Pugna is number 917 on the interest list

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@alternety, there is a good reason for choosing multiple color temperatures.

It’s not only for choice, but something I now adore, TINT MIXING.

Tint mixing allows for much better dynamic range, and much better colors.

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Thanks for the info. I have not been reading the thread regularly and missed the concept. I am on the list back around 120, and I do intend to buy some.

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I liked the small latern logo from our first design, but the one with the rays is also fine and would fit to names like lighthouse or polaris. But because DBSAR supports a simple L1 I am now interested what the exact name limitations are.

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I just commented in the naming thread, but now I have to revise that… BLF L1 with DBSARs logo (the first one where the light rays don’t touch the writing) would be just fabulous. Short, not easily confused with the GT logo like the manyfacturer fears, L1 just means Lantern 1 so there may be others.

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Pezo wrote:
I just commented in the naming thread, but now I have to revise that… BLF L1 with DBSARs logo (the first one where the light rays don’t touch the writing) would be just fabulous. Short, not easily confused with the GT logo like the manyfacturer fears, L1 just means Lantern 1 so there may be others.

Good points. Smile

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Please put me down for 2 lanterns.

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Pezo wrote:
I just commented in the naming thread, but now I have to revise that… BLF L1 with DBSARs logo (the first one where the light rays don’t touch the writing) would be just fabulous. Short, not easily confused with the GT logo like the manyfacturer fears, L1 just means Lantern 1 so there may be others.

Yeah……. I like BLF L1 …… Simple with easy naming for future models…….but it’s not listed is it? Question

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

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