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Old Lumens BLF Contest Archive

 

 

 

The 7th Old Lumens BLF Self Built Flashlight Contest Link.

 

Some history of how the yearly contest started:

Old-Lumens was a predominant member of Budget Light Forum who loved to make things, particularly flashlights and related items, with his own hands.

He went even further and encouraged others to do likewise by starting the annual Old-Lumens Contest which involves members making their own flashlight using only hand tools in one category or machines in another.

Sadly Justin (Old-Lumens) passed away in 2016, we here at BLF wish him to rest in peace and to continue to celebrate his life by hosting the yearly Old-Lumens Competition.

 

Contest and Results links:

The First Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - (2013)

 

The Second Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - (2014)

 

The Third Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - (2015)

The Third Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - Final Results (2015)

The Peoples Choice Award (2015)

 

The Fourth Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - (2016)

The Fourth Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - Final Results (2016)

The Peoples Choice Award (2016)

 

The Fifth Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - (2017)

The Fifth Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - Final Results (2017)

The Peoples Choice Award (2017)

    

The Sixth Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - (2018)

The Sixth Old Lumens BLF Scratch Made Light Contest - Final Results (2018)

The Peoples Choice Award (2018)

 

The Seventh Old Lumens BLF Self Built Flashlight Contest - (2019)

The Seventh Old Lumens BLF Self Built Flashlight Contest - Final Results (2019)

The Peoples Choice Award (2019)

Some examples of previous contest entries by year - 2013-20182013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Showcase Composite Image.

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Sponsors for the 2019 Contest to date:

We thank the sponsors for their generosity, and would like to see members supporting their business.
Please look to them when purchasing quality lights and accessories:

            

                

 

                       

                             

If you are a store owner who would like to donate something or have good relations to people that would like to support this great BLF community annual contest then please contact us.

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Man looking at all past creations. Wow such talent for sure. Cant wait to see what this year brings to the table.

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Lovely thread. Thanks for gathering all of this stuff together in one place!

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Yes, it was pinkpanda3310 idea  Thumbs Up

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Yeh, that’s me…. the idea’s man…… out there……… space cadet Oops

Kidding aside, CRX put in all the hard work and created this thread. Thanks mate Beer Beer

 

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So…who will be “officially” in for this ? Wink

Thanks CRX for putting all this stuff together!

Wish luck to all the competitors this year Wink

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Thanks for this great thread with a very nice OP loaded with pics and links. You collected a comprehensive line-up of sponsors for the 2019 version Shocked Thumbs Up

I hope that when I find the time and dedication for my own entry someday, that the competition is still alive. This year I stick once more to watching in awe the newest creations of the contenders!

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Who made that pistol one? – that’s insane lol!
Oh btw CRX that lightsaber I linked you to – it’s a tenner cheaper elsewhere now (ones on it way as I type) YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!

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Thanks for the idea and putting in the hard yards. Beer Probably should have another one. 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".

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

 

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Many great memories and works of art!

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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True, unfortunately most of your build images from the 2014 contest seem to be gone.

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CRX wrote:
True, unfortunately most of your build images from the 2014 contest seem to be gone.

That was probably due to the photobucket policy change. I do still have all the photos though, if i can get the time some day i can re-upload to them to my imgur account and edit that topic of the two contest builds.

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That would be great Thumbs Up

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I wonder if it would make sense to create some BLF-controlled archive for the case of another image host going rogue…
I literally mean a zip with pics that anyone can download. Or maybe a build thread dump.

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Agro wrote:
I wonder if it would make sense to create some BLF-controlled archive for the case of another image host going rogue… I literally mean a zip with pics that anyone can download. Or maybe a build thread dump.

good idea Thumbs Up it would be nice to have a reliable place for archive photos.

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