Inspired by DBSAR, my SRK-based Lantern

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MtnDon wrote:
I don’t use it every day but it does get used. It sits on the end table next to my laptop.

I am still sorta surprised nobody else made one. I am looking forward to getting the LT1 (#30 and #396)


Well, you’re not the only one to use a remote phosphor in a build. But it would seem that it isn’t a popular material around here. And we also just don’t really see many lantern builds at all. You and Den and a handful of others have made lanterns. The rest of us, apparently, are satisfied letting you guys do it all. One thing’s for sure, though. The LT1 interest thread proves that it isn’t a matter of BLF members generally not being interested in lanterns as a light source. Wink

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DavidEF wrote:
MtnDon wrote:
I don’t use it every day but it does get used. It sits on the end table next to my laptop.

I am still sorta surprised nobody else made one. I am looking forward to getting the LT1 (#30 and #396)


Well, you’re not the only one to use a remote phosphor in a build. But it would seem that it isn’t a popular material around here. And we also just don’t really see many lantern builds at all. You and Den and a handful of others have made lanterns. The rest of us, apparently, are satisfied letting you guys do it all. One thing’s for sure, though. The LT1 interest thread proves that it isn’t a matter of BLF members generally not being interested in lanterns as a light source. Wink
Well, yeah, there’s interest in the LT1. But if there were 5 or 6 lantern build projects going on, with several previous lantern builds or group buys in the past, I think that interest would be really diffused between them and it wouldn’t seem like so much. Compared to all the different flashlight builds and group buys put together, I suspect the lantern interest might not come close to equalling it. There’s just a lot of pent-up demand for a good lantern everyone here can buy because no one’s done it before this.
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That’s because all the current lantern manufacturers (except for perhaps Zanflare) want to make stuff with the highest margins possible and the least effort possible, because most of the market hasn’t been well educated in this regard.

I’d be willing to bet that if a 4xAA version and a 4× 18650 version would hit the market, the lantern market would be absolutely dominated by a BLF Lantern, and the manufacturers would actually wake up now.

It’s not like the regular flashlight market where there are a lot of lights that are ­’‘good enough’‘.

Not the case with lanterns.

Most of them have huge compromises in either battery choice, tint, lumens, efficiency, disgusting UIs, horrible price to performance ratio, etc.

The BLF Lantern fixes all of this.

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Oooohhh… if a 4xAA version of the BLF LT1 were made, that would be really nice! Since it doesn’t need to be blindingly bright, the 4xAA would be plenty for a lot of people. And the light could be made smaller, and lighter, so it could have appeal for those who think the LT1 is too heavy for backpacking. With NiMH cells, the onboard charging feature could still be used, too. Sofirn already has the SF11 that might be useful as the base, with the appropriate modifications.

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DavidEF wrote:
Oooohhh… if a 4xAA version of the BLF LT1 were made, that would be really nice! Since it doesn’t need to be blindingly bright, the 4xAA would be plenty for a lot of people. And the light could be made smaller, and lighter, so it could have appeal for those who think the LT1 is too heavy for backpacking. With NiMH cells, the onboard charging feature could still be used, too. Sofirn already has the SF11 that might be useful as the base, with the appropriate modifications.

Like the BLF GT, there came the GT Mini and GT Micro, maybe the same can happen to the LT1, a LT1 Mini (four AA powered) and a micro version of some sort, ( either based from my micro CR2032 powered lanterns or a single 18650 or single AA NiMH version.

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DBSAR wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
Oooohhh… if a 4xAA version of the BLF LT1 were made, that would be really nice! Since it doesn’t need to be blindingly bright, the 4xAA would be plenty for a lot of people. And the light could be made smaller, and lighter, so it could have appeal for those who think the LT1 is too heavy for backpacking. With NiMH cells, the onboard charging feature could still be used, too. Sofirn already has the SF11 that might be useful as the base, with the appropriate modifications.

Like the BLF GT, there came the GT Mini and GT Micro, maybe the same can happen to the LT1, a LT1 Mini (four AA powered) and a micro version of some sort, ( either based from my micro CR2032 powered lanterns or a single 18650 or single AA NiMH version.


I’m in favor of this! Grad Thumbs Up

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Ooooh, an LT Mini Micro would be nice with a 14500 cell.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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