The 6th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest - People's Choice Award - Please vote!

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The 6th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest - People's Choice Award - Please vote!
gchart
2% (1 vote)
MtnDon
9% (5 votes)
FmC
11% (6 votes)
CRX
40% (22 votes)
everydaysurvivalgear
9% (5 votes)
Flashy Mike
7% (4 votes)
pinkpanda3310
2% (1 vote)
MRsDNF
16% (9 votes)
kaybi
4% (2 votes)
Total votes: 55

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Didn't like the judges' decision? It's now your turn to select the winner: We have a special "People's Choice"-award! Smile

 

Your task is to read through all the build threads and vote who will get that award.

To make it a bit harder for you, there are no categories in this award! Evil

That's right. You will be voting for a single best build in the whole competition - and the winner will get an Acebeam H20 headlamp (provided by hc-lights.fi)

 
Voting starts now and ends in two weeks!
 

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Yay! Thanks a lot _the_ for taking time from your hectic schedule to finish up this year’s contest. And huge props to all of the participants, you all did great!

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I didn’t even know who won Oops
I really like MtnDon his light, you can see a skilled person by the results and the build process. However, i can act like a magpie and like shiny things, so my vote went to MrsDNF, wow, that is a piece of art!

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Thanks the. Cheques in the mail Yokiamy. Just dont drop it as it may bounce. Silly

 

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As has already been said, this was a close race this year, with lots of really outstanding builds! It was hard to choose, but I’ve cast my vote. Grad

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As usual I have made a compilation of the contestants entries to view easily here, but please do still look through the build threads as we put a lot of effort into those Wink

I hope I've done alright by you, but if you want anything changed then let me know guys Thumbs Up 

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CRXCRX

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MtnDon

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FmC

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gchart

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everydaysurvivalgear

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Flashy Mike

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MRsDNF

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pinkpanda3310

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kaybi

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This is horrible, I feel like a little kid trying to choose a puppy. I want to give them all a good home.

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Nice work CRX. Beer

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Thanks so much CRX for the photo compilation, well done! Thumbs Up

chadvone wrote:
This is horrible, I feel like a little kid trying to choose a puppy. I want to give them all a good home.

I know right? Big Smile

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Thank you CRX! Beer . It is hard to choose just one….. Facepalm . Big Smile

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Thanks CRX for taking the trouble to post up everyone’s work Thumbs Up

Good luck everyone! Beer

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Good guys come last right….!? Big Smile

I thought Don would be the front runner but I guess CRX’S skills never disappoint (no matter how many times he shows them Davie ).

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Thanks for the compilation, CRX.

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I’m wondering why there aren’t a lot more votes going on here. Are we really reduced to having only 34 active members these days? Sad

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Yeh, the number of people interested in making lights is pretty small, even within the flashlight community.

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I also noted the low voter turnout. Sad

Again… everyone did a great job!! These are some talented, well thought out creations. Thumbs Up

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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I did not recognise you teacher. You have changed your avatar. Smile

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
I did not recognise you teacher. You have changed your avatar. Smile
Yep, I changed it up trying to find one I liked. Probably stick with this one a while. Wink

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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      Xlamp size chart _ BatteryU _ Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???            TheOriginal _ TAB _ LightSearch _ BatterySearch _ 14500's _ DiCal 

 

                                             

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
Yeh, the number of people interested in making lights is pretty small, even within the flashlight community.

I understand that, but I guess I thought we had more than our fair share around here. And really, I guess my thought was you don’t have to be interested in building lights in order to just vote on which of the finished works you like best. I don’t have to be interested in the whole process of the Miss USA pageant in order to tell you which girl I think is the prettiest.

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Lol, good analogy David Smile

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Great job everyone!

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chadvone wrote:
This is horrible, I feel like a little kid trying to choose a puppy. I want to give them all a good home.

So true. I like to sit on the ground so I can interact and play with puppies to try to discover the best match. I guess I’ll need to play with all the lights Big Smile

I finally settled on FmC’s “Jack’s Survival Sack!” Sick
It’s pretty close to exactly what I have been wanting to build for the past 12 months.

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Bump. Last day to cast a vote is the 27th of February

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I am in NO way worthy of judging any of the builds, they are all inspiring and beyond my talents and if i was an official judge everyone would win, so it’s lucky i’m not!
But i want to show my support for everyone involved so i voted Big Smile

I have read through all the build threads and appreciate not only the skills that have gone into producing a working light but also the creative and practical thoughts and decisions that result in a build. I wouldn’t know how to make a decision based on all that so i didn’t. There was one build that spoke to me emotionally in a way that the others didn’t, there’s just something about Everydaysurvivalgear’s hardwood twin light build that moves me. Had it been a single light build, had the box been a different colour or had different dimesions, had it lacked the handle it wouldn’‘t have moved me as it did. There’s just something about that exact form factor with that exact look that hits me so it got my vote.

Also worth mentioning that i have been on this site at least once a day since the 13th and have only just now seen this thread, so a lack of voting numbers might be more due to a lack of awareness than interest. I navigate mainly by glancing through the homepage which lists the most recently updated threads, it’s easy to miss stuff on there, i only got to this thread because the ‘final results’ thread was top of the homepage list.
If there was a way to stick this to the top of the recent threads list until voting is over i’m sure it would get more interest. I also think that saying ‘Voting still open’ would give it more immediacy. (I think that’s a real word…)

Coincidentally i have only just seen the poll on the left hand side of the screen, i only ever scroll down far enough to see that bit of the page when i’m properly reading a thread so would generally be too focused on the thread to notice it.

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Finally made my mind and voted too!!

You folks are really inspiring! And what you’ve done is worth showing to enthusiasts and others!
I wish some manufacturers had some of the skills and ideas shown here! Our flashlight world would be much better Wink

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Thanks to all that voted in the People’s Choice Award! I felt a bit let down when i placed last after all the work i put in, With the peoples votes its good to see some people understood my concept.

Thanks to all contestants all the build are top notch but if you want to sit this years comp out i can understand (makes it easier for me) Silly

Thanks to the for putting this all together and last but not least the sponsors and there generosity.

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Agreed, the OL comp is always fun to take part in. Thanks to -the – for organising and behind the scenes judges and, of course, thanks to the sponsors.

Congrats CRX. No one comes close to your skills Crown

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Thanks to everyone who voted the CRX Rotary best light in the competition, you are sage,
and Silly to the rest of ya! Big Smile

But seriously, this does mean something to me with the time & effort I put into my favorite hobby & build.
Well done to the other contestants too, you have been worthy opponents Wink

Thank you also to the competition founder Old Lumens, the organisers, prize providers, people who supported the build threads and of course the BLF forum owner sb.

Teemu, if you feel you need someone to take some of the load off yourself to help run the competition results procedure a little more efficiently from now on, then let me know Thumbs Up

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Congrats again, CRX, & all of the other builders.

The voting here is closer to what I expected the main contest results to be.

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CRX wrote:

Thanks to everyone who voted the CRX Rotary best light in the competition, you are sage,
and Silly to the rest of ya! Big Smile


But seriously, this does mean something to me with the time & effort I put into my favorite hobby & build.
Well done to the other contestants too, you have been worthy opponents Wink


Thank you also to the competition founder Old Lumens, the organisers, prize providers, people who supported the build threads and of course the BLF forum owner sb.


Teemu, if you feel you need someone to take some of the load off yourself to help run the competition results procedure a little more efficiently from now on, then let me know Thumbs Up


Three first place wins in a row, I think I will retire for a time now InnocentCRX BLF Contest Winners




 

 


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