*BLF LT1 Lantern Project) (updated Nov,17,2020)

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@DBSAR, do you want me to speak to Sofirn about the project?

I asked them out for a DIY part for the BLF Q8 battery tube and tailcap, and I discovered they were making a BLF Q8 V1.5, with an extended battery tube, and XPL HI.

I could perhaps forward the lantern specs and measurements/characteristics to them and see if they are good with making it.

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@DBSAR, do you want me to speak to Sofirn about the project?

I asked them out for a DIY part for the BLF Q8 battery tube and tailcap, and I discovered they were making a BLF Q8 V1.5, with an extended battery tube, and XPL HI.

I could perhaps forward the lantern specs and measurements/characteristics to them and see if they are good with making it.

That would be great if you want to. I send Barry the specs & drawing last night, and assuming he has the ties with Sofirn too.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Yep. The reason I am more comfortable with Sofirn than Thorfire is that even Haikelite is willing to send replacement parts for their lights, which has not been the case at all for Thorfire.

Sofirn on the other hand is very cooperative.

On the other hand, it is so amazing that we can actually do these kinds of group buys.

10 years ago, that would have never been possible. Be it custom BLF lights, custom springs, LEDs that we can’t buy without ordering 800pcs(Nichia).

Finally, on another point, how was your camping trip?

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Yep. The reason I am more comfortable with Sofirn than Thorfire is that even Haikelite is willing to send replacement parts for their lights, which has not been the case at all for Thorfire.

Sofirn on the other hand is very cooperative.

On the other hand, it is so amazing that we can actually do these kinds of group buys.

10 years ago, that would have never been possible. Be it custom BLF lights, custom springs, LEDs that we can’t buy without ordering 800pcs(Nichia).

Finally, on another point, how was your camping trip?

good points. I am still on my east coast trip, (will be until July 16th.) i plan on doing more detailed field tests of the lantern & 3000K & 4000K LH351D LEDs while on this trip.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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I’m interested in one.

Name ideas:

- Campfire

- CF6 (CampFire, 6 LEDs?)

- SunLight

- SL4 (Sunlight 4, 4*7135 chips?)

- 天灯 (Sky Lantern… bonus points for a red anodized version)

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Ooh the BLF Skylantern.

Now that is a good name.

I vote for BLF Skylantern

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Good day guys, I’m @123, can you please add 2 more please. Thanks Innocent

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Please put me down for 2 Thumbs Up

I’ve been watching this project from the nearly the beginning and am very excited about the V2 prototype. That is a great looking design! Looks like a high dollar lantern you could buy at REI or something.

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BLF Lantern
Would be a nice descriptive name

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or BLF L6 HighCRI
(lantern with 6 LEDs)

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BLF lantern

Great name, it just needs a logo with one of the letters (the ‘a’ is right in the middle) swapped for a cosy flame pic (the flame in orange of course)

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So:

 

BLF Lntern

or:

 

BLF Lntern

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Yeah BLF lantern would be great.

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You could call it the C4, but that might set off a few alarms.

BLF must be in the name, but BLF Lantern is too generic, imagine if the first BLF light was called BLF Flashlight, what would the next one have been?

How about BLF L10, 6 emitters + 4 cells = 10?

EDIT – how about the BLF LAN10, sounds like lantern?

Beam me up!

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I’ve just seen the spec sheet, and it is amazing. The high CRI 3000K to 5000K range has tipped me over the edge Smile

Could you put me down for two, please?

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man, 12 hours on HI, that’s awesome! So happy I am part of this.

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I went for SkyLantern because “Lantern” is descriptive, the name isn’t as generic as just “Lantern,” and they are a staple of east Asian culture. I’m a dork so I thought it would be a good fit. Innocent

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gleamer wrote:
Good day guys, I’m @123, can you please add 2 more please. Thanks Innocent

Hi gleamer, your second lantern is 870 on the interest list. Thanks for telling me about having one already.

Edit on June 29, gleamer I missed earlier you asked for two more. I already added a bunch of number since 870, so I gave you an unused number of 447 on the interest list. So you have 3 total, number 123, 417, and 870. Sorry if this causes you any confusion.

Yourrid wrote:
Please put me down for 2 Thumbs Up

I’ve been watching this project from the nearly the beginning and am very excited about the V2 prototype. That is a great looking design! Looks like a high dollar lantern you could buy at REI or something.


Yourrid you are 871 and 872 on the interest list.
Phlogiston wrote:
I’ve just seen the spec sheet, and it is amazing. The high CRI 3000K to 5000K range has tipped me over the edge Smile

Could you put me down for two, please?


Definitely Phlogiston, sorry I missed you earlier. You have been added at 877 and 878 on the interest list.

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

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BLF Campfire!

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DBSAR wrote:
We need a name for the lantern, (like the Q8, GT, A6, etc.) the lantern does not really have a unique name yet. Post your thoughts on a name we can use, ( or number designation?) then we can put it to a vote.
  • BLF Campfire Lantern
  • BLF CL 3-5K
  • BLF CL Q8
  • BLF CL08
  • BLF CL2018
  • BLF Lantern 18
  • BLF Lantern 3-5K
  • BLF Lantern Q8
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How about BLF Camptern (camp + lantern)?

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BLF companion

“The perfect companion to bring with you while camping!”

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Since it can be run indefinitely with solar charging, how about?…

BLF 247 Lantern
BLF 24-7 Lantern

Edit: Actually, it won’t be running 24 hours a day, but it can run 365 days a year, so how about?…

BLF 365 Lantern

It’s a name that has meaning for BLF’ers and muggles alike.

 

 

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I kinda like Campfire too.
How bout simplicity?
BLFUL or BLF/UL or BLF*UL (ultimate lantern)
BLF/HPL (high powered lantern)
BLF/EOL (extreme output lantern)

Got a question, Is this thing going to have a magnet on the bottom where you can stick it to the truck/Van/Camper?

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peabody wrote:
I kinda like Campfire too.
How bout simplicity?
BLFUL or BLF/UL or BLF*UL (ultimate lantern)
BLF/HPL (high powered lantern)
BLF/EOL (extreme output lantern)

Got a question, Is this thing going to have a magnet on the bottom where you can stick it to the truck/Van/Camper?

a magnet was not really thought of, but would require a powerful one for that purpose. maybe an accessory magnet can be made as part of a accessory kit, (a magnet base that could thread into the tripod mount on the bottom of the lantern.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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BLF 天灯

As long as 天灯 stands for Sky lantern and not number five Kung Pao Chicken Wink

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For anybody who wants to buy/test LEDs, here are some links which will ship immediatly in small quantities.

Ok, here are some not dead links:

Here is 5000k 90+CRI:
https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/samsung-semiconductor-inc/SPHWH...

Here is 4000k 90+CRI:
https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/samsung-semiconductor-inc/SPHWH...

Here is 3500k 90+CRI:
https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/samsung-semiconductor-inc/SPHWH...

2700k 90+CRI:
https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/samsung-semiconductor-inc/SPHWH...

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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My version based on Djozz idea:


 


BLF Ln10


or:


 


BLF Ln10

That way we can just call it the Lan10, and everyone will know immediately what it is, but the actual item can have the cool logo.

Beam me up!

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djozz wrote:

So:


 


BLF Lntern


or:


 


BLF Lntern

interesting idea Smile

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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A few bucks, a trip to Home Depot, some adhesive, and about a day combined, and you can have a fairly sturdy magnet base. Silly

You can pick up a tube full of small neodymium magnets for a few bucks. They are strong, so spacing most of them around the outer edge and few near the center should be reasonably stable without using a single big expensive magnet.

A tripod-attachment-point compatible magnetic base could be made in a similar fashion; just embed the magnets in an aluminum disk with the threaded bolt in the center.

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