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

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*Barry0892 has updated me that the engineers at the factory have begin to work on the BLF lantern design. We do still have to establish a name/model for it still as the name BLF LT with the current design resembles the GT to closely, and because its a different factory that is working on the Lantern than the GT, ( Sofirn factory for the lantern where the GT was built in the Lumintop factory & a different place)
Should we put up a list of name ideas & vote on them?*

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Great that they started on the lantern. Let’s see if they can do magic on it and with clever ideas make it even better than the prototype!

Ahead of a poll: I like “BLF Lantern” (if ever a new version is made people will be inventive enough to think of a follow-up name)

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I too like “BLF Lantern.”

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+1 BLF Lantern

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Yeah BLF Lantern

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BLF Pharos.

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Interested in two lanterns.

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So BLF LT is not an option any longer? The logo for it was nice and simple.

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im in if not too late

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ada_potato wrote:
Interested in two lanterns.

ada_potato added at number 910 and 911 on the interest list
bjs55 wrote:
im in if not too late

bjs55 added at number 912 on the interest list. Definitely not too late.

DBSAR, I just emailed you an updated interest list through number 912. Hope you are having a great trip!

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severide wrote:
So BLF LT is not an option any longer? The logo for it was nice and simple.

?? That is not said anywhere, in fact Den suggested a poll for the name.
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djozz wrote:
severide wrote:
So BLF LT is not an option any longer? The logo for it was nice and simple.
?? That is not said anywhere, in fact Den suggested a poll for the name.

If you look at DBSAR’s post, the bold portion implies that a different name is desired, which is why I asked for clarification:

DBSAR wrote:
We do still have to establish a name/model for it still as the name BLF LT with the current design resembles the GT to closely, and because its a different factory that is working on the Lantern than the GT, ( Sofirn factory for the lantern where the GT was built in the Lumintop factory & a different place)
Should we put up a list of name ideas & vote on them?*
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How about BLT Lighthouse? BLT LH.

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severide wrote:
So BLF LT is not an option any longer? The logo for it was nice and simple.

Barry suggested some changes to the name & logo if possible as it is closely resembles the logo on the GT which was done by Lumintop ( a different factory than the Q8 and lantern projects.

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DBSAR wrote:
severide wrote:
So BLF LT is not an option any longer? The logo for it was nice and simple.

Barry suggested some changes to the name & logo if possible as it is closely resembles the logo on the GT which was done by Lumintop ( a different factory than the Q8 and lantern projects.


I see, I missed that. Well, at least I hope that the lantern pic makes it into the design, I liked that.
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There should’nt be a problem using LT unless GT has a patent on the “T” Ughh …… Thinking it would be a problem is just more PC BS run amuck!

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There should’nt be a problem using LT unless GT has a patent on the “T” Ughh …… Thinking it would be a problem is just more PC BS run amuck!

I think its more the shape of the logo border & design that resembles the GT one.

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I think we should see if the guy who made the logo (can’t recall his username) could make some revisions. I liked it most out of all the names that have been pitched.

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If Barry and Sofirn want to be sensitive to another manufacturer, I think that’s okay. We don’t want to stir up trouble for no reason. Lumintop made the GT, so their brand is associated with it. Sometimes it’s better to back off a little and compromise rather than hurt your relationship. We do want these manufacturers to continue working with us, after all.

But, I think a reminder isn’t too out of place here. The BLF GT is “ours” not Lumintop’s. It was a BLF design before we even had a manufacturer on board to make it. The name and logo therefore are “ours” as well. It was designed here along with several others, and there was a poll to choose which one would go on the light. So, we’re really not outside of our rights using it if that is what people decide they want to go with. I guess the real consideration would be whether the BLF GT Team, or “Team Giggles” as they’ve called themselves, would be okay with this project using a similar logo.

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DavidEF wrote:
If Barry and Sofirn want to be sensitive to another manufacturer, I think that’s okay. We don’t want to stir up trouble for no reason. Lumintop made the GT, so their brand is associated with it. Sometimes it’s better to back off a little and compromise rather than hurt your relationship. We do want these manufacturers to continue working with us, after all.

But, I think a reminder isn’t too out of place here. The BLF GT is “ours” not Lumintop’s. It was a BLF design before we even had a manufacturer on board to make it. The name and logo therefore are “ours” as well. It was designed here along with several others, and there was a poll to choose which one would go on the light. So, we’re really not outside of our rights using it if that is what people decide they want to go with. I guess the real consideration would be whether the BLF GT Team, or “Team Giggles” as they’ve called themselves, would be okay with this project using a similar logo.

good points.

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djozz wrote:
BLF Lantern”

For now it is the BLF lantern.
But there may be others coming in the future.
For this reason I consider this name to be too generic.
I somewhat like how Q8 name included some technical details. Maybe L8?
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Still think that ‘BLF companion’ is a perfect name.
Truly on style with what this lantern will be.
The number 1 companion to take with you on a trip.

I think sometimes you don’t want to choose a name that’s too obvious to have a good and strong name.

And please add me to the list!

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That is sad news, I really liked the BLF LT logo, which was also perfectly in line with the other BLF flashlight names. On the one hand I can understand that they don’t want it to sound to similar to a product of an other manufacturer, but on the other hand I would also say that BLF could be seen as a kind of brandname/ trademark itself.

If we can’t use BLF Lt I would support BLF lighthouse.

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I think it would be good if every BLF lamp has a similar logo.

It gives a bit more a professional touch for all the work done for a light.

- The border is always the same
- BLF too
- Rest of the name varies
- and a little logo in it

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BLF Lantern gets my vote.

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Here are some ideas for the name, with possibly adding the lantern image either before or after the name?

BLF-Lantern
BLF-LNT
BLF World-Lantern
BLF WorldLight
BLF-ULT

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How does BLF Camping sound?

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DBSAR wrote:
We do still have to establish a name/model for it still as the name BLF LT with the current design resembles the GT to closely, and because its a different factory that is working on the Lantern than the GT, ( Sofirn factory for the lantern where the GT was built in the Lumintop factory & a different place)
Should we put up a list of name ideas & vote on them?*

This would be great, here are my suggestions:
angerdan wrote:
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

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1340504#comment-1340504
What about the list for the vote?
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