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what's your plan for the BLF LT1 Lantern?

What are you planing to use your BLF LT1 Lantern for? Camping, emergency, you live in a rural area?

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I just saw the light on the other thread and I am interested – if I buy it I would use it in the garage and when walking through the garden as a portable light.

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One goes into my earthquake supplies hopefully never to be used (other than occasional testing) and the others for general usage (garage, backyard, etc). I don’t go camping and although we have gone on vacations to 3rd world places such as Africa and the Amazon it’s too heavy and bulky to take along.

Come to think about it I don’t really have a need for more than one, but then again I don’t have a need for all the flashlights that I have Smile

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Mostly camping, reading, working.
This kind of diffuser isn’t ideal (Astrolux MF01 + sheet of paper)

(Underexposed, was much brighter in reality)
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Will try to sheme in something on the TL1 when I won’t need a diffusion on 360°.

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I’m mainly going to use it to play with, which is what I use any of my lights for 99% of the time. It might come in handy the one time every couple of years the power goes out for more than a few hours, but that 3xAA lantern I bought off AliExpress for a couple bucks does that job just fine as well. I really don’t need it, but it’s cool and I want it.

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In the year 2087 I plan to use it for space exploration

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I plan to use mine for camping and maybe some night-time mood lighting, for times when just a little bit of light is wanted. It will be great for movie nights at home. It can be used at low or medium level to get everybody situated and get the movie started and turned off once the movie starts. I will also probably be playing with the lightning and candle modes at random times. The candle mode might be used while camping too, to simulate a campfire when the campfire has been put out or is not nearby.

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First thing first is to swap the LEDs to a greater range of temps. Thinking 2500k-5700k?

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Mostly camping for me; but it will also get used on the rare occasions the power goes out. And who knows, maybe some “fun” dinners with the kids when winter comes again; as it’s too bright at dinner time currently, now that summer is approaching.

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First thing first is to swap the LEDs to a greater range of temps. Thinking 2500k-5700k?

That’s a very wide range of temps. Can one tell 2500k and 2600k or 2500k and 3000k apart?

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First thing first is to swap the LEDs to a greater range of temps. Thinking 2500k-5700k?

That’s a very wide range of temps. Can one tell 2500k and 2600k or 2500k and 3000k apart?

I think 500k is a pttry big range to tell apart. I have lights 1800k-6500k and can tell without comparing in this range pretty easy.

Plus with tint ramping we get 150 values in-between these two (on max at least).

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
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First thing first is to swap the LEDs to a greater range of temps. Thinking 2500k-5700k?

That’s a very wide range of temps. Can one tell 2500k and 2600k or 2500k and 3000k apart?


It’s probably not so much about “telling them apart” as it is about getting a wider range of CCT from a single light source. The lowest end is highly sought after by just a few people, and as such is not common in flashlights or even lanterns.

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3 lanterns for me. One is for my son who is using a white gas mantle lantern for camping. The second for my youngest (20) who also likes camping. And one for me. I have had a handful of occasions in the past year where the lantern was just what I needed.
House lighting during a remodel
A couple of outdoor occasions that could have used a lantern instead of my flashlight
Outdoor lighting in the yard

Made due otherwise but looking forward to this being available, preferably before 2087 (I won’t need it by then).

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Made due otherwise but looking forward to this being available, preferably before 2087 (I won’t need it by then).

Why? You might find a better one. Silly

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-The BLF LT1 will be very handy as we continue to upgrade the electrical wiring, outlets, light fixtures, etc in our house built in 1926.

-We also have a small barn/storage shed on the property that does not have electricity yet.

-Emergency power outage (May it be a light to you in dark places when all other lights go out.)

-Camping (RV, boat, car, etc)

-18650 storage/charger

-General fun with lighting and photography

-A great resource when talking about color temperature with muggles.

-Wow, I may have to get more than my planned 3 units. Cool

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I plan on receiving one. That’s where I will start. Then it will sit on my night stand until company comes over and I can show it to them.

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Camping.

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DavidEF wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
staticx57 wrote:
First thing first is to swap the LEDs to a greater range of temps. Thinking 2500k-5700k?

That’s a very wide range of temps. Can one tell 2500k and 2600k or 2500k and 3000k apart?


It’s probably not so much about “telling them apart” as it is about getting a wider range of CCT from a single light source. The lowest end is highly sought after by just a few people, and as such is not common in flashlights or even lanterns.

But candle mode on this lantern? Beer

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Made due otherwise but looking forward to this being available, preferably before 2087 (I won’t need it by then).

Why? You might find a better one. Silly


No, it was my poor attempt at mocking someone else’s comment about the lantern being done at that time.

I have been excited for this since I learned about it, and after participating as someone trying to help with the project I have an appreciation for why these project take more time than one might imagine.

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staticx57 wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
staticx57 wrote:
First thing first is to swap the LEDs to a greater range of temps. Thinking 2500k-5700k?

That’s a very wide range of temps. Can one tell 2500k and 2600k or 2500k and 3000k apart?


It’s probably not so much about “telling them apart” as it is about getting a wider range of CCT from a single light source. The lowest end is highly sought after by just a few people, and as such is not common in flashlights or even lanterns.

But candle mode on this lantern? Beer


Yeah, candle mode with the low CCT emitters, and Lightning mode with the high CCT emitters. Party

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Camping.

Me too.

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Camping. Power out emergencies. Use as needed in the unpowered out buildings.

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Mood lighting.

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Camping, emergency lighting, sitting around in the back 40 shooting the breeze, miscellaneous.

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I just discovered this thread! Big Smile
as i mentioned in the LT1 topic, the intention of designing & building this lantern is to create what is very lacking on the market for a good, portable, 360-degree lantern-light that has a run time high enough to last a 3 ~ 4 day weekend of use camping & off-grid/emergency use without the need of changing batteries or need recharging.
As i spent weeks traveling in areas with no electricity, camping, expeditions, wilderness explorations, back-woods search & rescue operations at base camps needing reliable portable area lighting from dusk to dawn non-stop, i got frustrated in the lack of a good off-grid/light lanterns available on the market that didn’t have any good run times on higher light outputs, any good modes, lack of good CRI tints, all are made out of plastic, used heavy,leaky, alkaline batteries that were always dead after storage and ruined many lanterns, the list goes on with the lacking of features for a good 360 degree light source.
I live in an area where the electricity fails quite often in the winter months, and sometimes for 3 or 4 days at a time. The current offering slew of 60 to 100 dollar big, bulky, plastic LED lanterns on the market today just don’t cut it. Believe me i have tested & bought more than most people ever have. As a 10 year SAR tech coordinator for ground search & rescue we have spend long full nights at base camps in the wilderness swearing at cheap lanterns that are dead after 4 or 5 hours on the batteries, and destroying our eyes with the nuclear-blue tint LEDs of most of them at the same time. I am a collector & user of Gas lanterns too, but they have limitations in so many ways i can explain in a novel. After the years of cursing on the market’s “best” LED lanterns for having low run times, horrible tint, horrible modes. bulky size, cheap looking plastic bodies, lack of rechargeable ability, getting stuck with dead, leaking Alkaline batteries, bad overheating problems or lack of good features from the manufacturers who tried to build a good lantern, the list goes on. I wanted to design & build a lantern (as opposed to a good LED flashlight using a diffuser as i tested all that too and has other limitations & drawbacks) to fill that “void” in the area light/lantern/illumination source segment that i could not find to fill the needs for campers, cabins, remote-living, power-outages, off-grid home-steaders, emergencies for long term, the list goes on. In the flashlight world we literally have thousands of great lights out there for every purpose of making darkness into light in one direction either it be a flood or throw beam application, but there is NOT a single good all around 360, small, portable, good quality, sturdy, area light designed to have long run times, good color rendering, great tint, rechargeability, renewable reliable light source that can do all that at the same time. This is where i spent long days working on, testing and refining a lantern to fill that void.

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Great pictures DBSAR!! Where are the outdoor shots?? Beautiful country… Thumbs Up

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I am on the list for this lantern and the FW3A flashlight; wife said I can only get one… so I made my choice of getting this lantern. I most likely won’t get the version with all the bells and whistles. I just want a simple and reliable lantern. I have OCD, too many options give me headache.

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Great pictures DBSAR!! Where are the outdoor shots?? Beautiful country… Thumbs Up

The outdoor photos was taken during a mountain climb expedition on the highest peak on the island of Newfoundland, eastern Canada. we camped near the summit where those photos were taken. (a 4 day/3-night trip and the V1 lantern didn’t need recharging, it still had 80% charge after the trip. Just the long run times, high CRI with nice warm tint, and usable modes alone made the lantern & mountain climb nights so much better.

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Thanks for the info DBSAR, that looks like God’s Country!!

Just beautiful…. Beer

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
I am on the list for this lantern and the FW3A flashlight; wife said I can only get one… so I made my choice of getting this lantern. I most likely won’t get the version with all the bells and whistles. I just want a simple and reliable lantern. I have OCD, too many options give me headache.

I think what she meant by “you” can only get one, is you should get the lantern for yourself, and the FW3A for her. Evil

For my part, I’m already getting the FW3A, but haven’t yet figured out how to justify the lantern to my wife.

I’m working on a subversive plan to get her to suggest a new camping lantern to replace the fluorescent Coleman we have. I need to figure out a way to get her to notice all of its drawbacks – from the cool, lifeless light to the single mode accessed by a cheap button with indefinite feel that I already had to resolder the leads on once.

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Or…. you could just ‘fix’ the Coleman where it will not work & then you would ‘need’ a new lantern.
Later… the Coleman could magically begin working again… if you wanted it to that is. Wink

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