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

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thijsco19 wrote:
BLF companion

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


I think this is the best name so far. It is not dorky, as some of the aforementioned names. I also agree that “BLF Lantern” is too generic. I want something a bit more special for a BLF special. Wink

Actually, if someone could come up with a name that includes a reference to it’s original maker (DBSAR), that would be even better. Since he came up with the original idea, and is doing most of the R & D work himself, I think his name should at least be referenced somehow in the name of the product, unless he disapproves. For example, the FW3A name references the original designer: Fritz . Works . Triple . Aluminum flashlight.

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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.

Yea, that would work. Magnet the size of the bottom with a 1/4 20 thread stickin’ up out of it would work fine.

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Very cool build! I’ve always thought there’s been a lack of quality built, efficient and practical lanterns given all the handheld flashlights that are out there. I’m deathly interested in buying.

I apologize if I’ve missed it, but there’s quite a few pages. What are the final run times and lumen outputs on the levels?

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peabody wrote:
DBSAR wrote:
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.

Yea, that would work. Magnet the size of the bottom with a 1/4 20 thread stickin’ up out of it would work fine.


You can get any size/shape magnet you want from HERE. Seriously, they even do customs!

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djans1397 wrote:
Very cool build! I’ve always thought there’s been a lack of quality built, efficient and practical lanterns given all the handheld flashlights that are out there. I’m deathly interested in buying.

I apologize if I’ve missed it, but there’s quite a few pages. What are the final run times and lumen outputs on the levels?


Here you go. You only missed it by a couple of pages. DBSAR wrote a nice long description in THIS POST.

EDIT: There is no actual FINAL to this yet. DBSAR is still testing his second self-made prototype. We will need to get a manufacturer to make a prototype using the specs from that post, and test THAT one to see what the real FINAL specs will be.

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DBSAR Lighthouse
DBSAR Pharos
DBSAR Cynosure
DBSAR Lodestar

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It's great to see this lantern getting close to becoming a reality.

 

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Yea, that would work. Magnet the size of the bottom with a 1/4 20 thread stickin' up out of it would work fine.

A neodymium magnet embedded in a steel dish with a hole for a bolt(like those used for magnetic hooks) that would probably be plenty strong enough(without being too strong and expensive like a base-sized neodymium magnet would be) and just use a bit of glue or epoxy or a nut and threadlock to keep the 1/4" 20 screw in place when it is not attached to the lantern.  oh, like these.

 

Some interesting ideas. I kind of like BLF Skylantern and BLF LAN10

 

Seeing a user configurable sunset mode would be great if possible. I would think as long as a half hour fade to off would be quite useful.

 

Maybe BLF Eternal Flame or BLF Eternal Lantern or BLF EF Lantern, referencing warm tint candle mode, and long/infinite solar assisted runtime?

 

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Zulumoose wrote:
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?

The next could be
BLF Lantern 2

What I like is a customer can know exactly what it is only reading the name. Q8 is much harder, most think it’s from AUDI and GT is from Ford.
And there are much less lantern models produced than torches, so I assume it will take a while for the next camping lamp.

Apple does the same: Descriptive Name and the next version gets a +1 or an +S

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Zulumoose wrote:

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.

The logos are nice, also they need a bit of tweaking.
The first can also be read as BLF Lintern
and the second as BLF Lontern.

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I like BLF UL (ultimate lantern)

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I like BLF UL (ultimate lantern)

I like that…….. maybe ….. Dbsar’s BLF UL-1 ….. allowing for future upgrades or changes?

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BLF Lantern” is all the name it needs. “BLF LT” to keep in style with the latest BLF projects

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Persechini wrote:
BLF Lantern” is all the name it needs. “BLF LT” to keep in style with the latest BLF projects

I like BLF LT

How about this?

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Aleister wrote:
Persechini wrote:
BLF Lantern” is all the name it needs. “BLF LT” to keep in style with the latest BLF projects

I like BLF LT

How about this?
!https://s22.postimg.cc/lxj59pfn5/BLF_LT.jpg!

nice simple design Smile

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DBSAR wrote:
Aleister wrote:
Persechini wrote:
BLF Lantern” is all the name it needs. “BLF LT” to keep in style with the latest BLF projects

I like BLF LT

How about this?
!https://s22.postimg.cc/lxj59pfn5/BLF_LT.jpg!

nice simple design Smile


Thank you Smile
I believe a minimal/linear design will be easier to engrave and also easier to distinguish

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+1 for Aleister’s BLF LT

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Aleister wrote:
How about this?

At a glance, it kind of looks like it should be pronounced “bull fart” or “bull fault”.

This could be resolved by changing the spacing.

dekozn wrote:
DBSAR Lighthouse DBSAR Pharos DBSAR Cynosure DBSAR Lodestar

I like those. They’re interesting, and provide a deeper meaning.

  • Lighthouse: A lighthouse
  • Pharos: The lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Cynosure: Something which provides guidance or attracts admiration
  • Lodestar: A guiding star, like Polaris

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How about DB LT? Say it out loud, it makes you hungry! LOL

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dekozn wrote:
DBSAR Lighthouse
DBSAR Pharos
DBSAR Cynosure
DBSAR Lodestar

I like Pharos and UL the best.
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there are already commercially available magnetic base tripod mounts.

https://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Magnetic-Threaded-Brackets-Photography/dp...

It would just be a matter of testing a few out to determine the best for the job. 4×18650 are not going to be super light, but compared to a dslr with a lens on it, I don’t think would be an issue. People use these to mount gopro cameras on the outside of their cars while racing.

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nkresho wrote:
there are already commercially available magnetic base tripod mounts.

https://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Magnetic-Threaded-Brackets-Photography/dp...

It would just be a matter of testing a few out to determine the best for the job. 4×18650 are not going to be super light, but compared to a dslr with a lens on it, I don’t think would be an issue. People use these to mount gopro cameras on the outside of their cars while racing.

The lantern weights about the same as my D5100 with 55mm lens, so if its powerful enough they may work.

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BLF D44 for DBSAR 4 emitters and 4 batteries.

BLF D8 for DBSAR and Q8

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djozz wrote:

So:


 


BLF Lntern


or:


 


BLF Lntern


The first logo would be nice for a flame lantern, like those flame light bulbs.
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OK, my first try

(also my first try to post a picture on BLF, so can you see it? It can take a while till i get it. apload direkt)

Hm, here is a direct link
http://abload.de/image.php?img=blflanternlogopart2-pfjgl.jpeg
Finally.

@TK
Is that better?

I used Jerommels GT Logo. He has the BLF from the Q8 logo.
So it would be consistent.

Does anybody know which font the text is?
This would be helpfull for future projects too!

I got the GT Logo from here:
Discussion thread GT logo
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1221301#comment-1221301

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joechina wrote:
OK, my first try

(also my first try to post a picture on BLF, so can you see it? It can take a while till i get it. apload direkt)

Hm, here is a direct link
http://abload.de/image.php?img=blflanternlogopart2-pfjgl.jpeg

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DBSAR wrote:
The lantern weights about the same as my D5100 with 55mm lens, so if its powerful enough they may work.

https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Magnetic-Cameras-Camcoders-Smartphone/dp/B...

This one is rubber covered. Might be better for not scratching stuff.

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joechina wrote:
OK, my first try

(also my first try to post a picture on BLF, so can you see it? It can take a while till i get it. apload direkt)

Hm, here is a direct link
http://abload.de/image.php?img=blflanternlogopart2-pfjgl.jpeg
Finally.

@TK
Is that better?

I used Jerommels GT Logo. He has the BLF from the Q8 logo.
So it would be consistent.

Does anybody know which font the text is?
This would be helpfull for future projects too!

I got the GT Logo from here:
Discussion thread GT logo
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1221301#comment-1221301

That looks really good! I like that design & name. We can go with that if everyone else like this logo.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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peabody wrote:
DBSAR wrote:
The lantern weights about the same as my D5100 with 55mm lens, so if its powerful enough they may work.

https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Magnetic-Cameras-Camcoders-Smartphone/dp/B...

This one is rubber covered. Might be better for not scratching stuff.

The rubber coating is a good idea indeed.

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My vote would be BLF Lantern, but I have to agree that the BLF LT logo is quite nice.

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DBSAR wrote:
joechina wrote:
OK, my first try

(also my first try to post a picture on BLF, so can you see it? It can take a while till i get it. apload direkt)

Hm, here is a direct link
http://abload.de/image.php?img=blflanternlogopart2-pfjgl.jpeg
Finally.

@TK
Is that better?

I used Jerommels GT Logo. He has the BLF from the Q8 logo.
So it would be consistent.

Does anybody know which font the text is?
This would be helpfull for future projects too!

I got the GT Logo from here:
Discussion thread GT logo
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1221301#comment-1221301

That looks really good! I like that design & name. We can go with that if everyone else like this logo.

I also like BFL LT with the lantern logo.

 

 

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