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Honestly I dont know what the heck is going on with shipping. I realize things are a bit of a mess still but I dont quite understand how some people get their orders in a timely manner yet others are just MIA.

Ive seen multiple posts on BLF/Reddit about people ordering LT1s direct from Sofirn and stuff from Hank and it comes in 2-3 weeks to the US. Im going on 5 weeks since order for 3 shipments with my tracking either not bring up anything or not changing for 2 weeks.

Patience isnt a virtue I have though.

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A lot of airmail uses spare space in the holds of passenger aircraft. With so few passenger aircraft flying because of coronavirus, you only have the dedicated mail planes and there’s less capacity for airmail.

If you’re lucky, your package reaches the depot at just the right time to go straight onto the dedicated mail plane. If not, it sits about waiting, which could be a long time if it’s ordinary airmail and there’s a lot of express airmail getting in front of it.

In that case, there’s a distinct risk that it will end up forgotten in a stack at the back of the depot for weeks until the airline gives up and returns it to China Post for lack of capacity.

I ordered 7 packages before the lockdown kicked in. 3 have arrived, 4 are still in transit. Most of those 4 have ping-ponged back and forward two or three times between China Post and the airlines as they try to find space on a route to the UK.

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Phlogiston, that makes sense. appreciate you insight on the subject. Thumbs Up

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I bought some C8F from Sofirns web site direct. First set came fast in less than 3 weeks. The second C8F came in about 5 weeks. all arrived safe though. Will likley order a BLF LT1. Didn’t know they ramp tint until now.

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Apr 27, 2020 04:18 FEDEX SMARTPOST LOS ANGELES, CA Departed FedEx location YANWEN Logistics”_

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My SP70 and SP40 seem to be en route per slowboat. Tracking status did not change since April 2nd and Sofirn mentioned once that some shipments were loaded on boats to cope with the overflow of stuck packages.

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I know most people want to get your orders quickly. But now the shipping may be not satisfied.Thank you all for your patience. If you have any concern about your order, pls contact customer service.

LT1 are available on more sofirn stores. And we will offer some discount codes for LT1 lantern recently. If you are interested in it, pls private us. 

LT1 on Amazon DE, LT1 on Amazon.ukLT1 on Amazon ITLT1 on Amazon NL

 

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Hi all, I’ve not been in for a while so bear with me. Is the GB closed now? I’ve searched back several pages, and done a lot of google search on the lantern. Best price I can see here in the U.K. is ridiculous £79, which is $99 usd!

Does anyone have any pointers to a better deal for a U.K. member?

And while I’m on, all the best wishes to everyone in these times. Thumbs Up

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RichH wrote:
Hi all, I’ve not been in for a while so bear with me. Is the GB closed now? I’ve searched back several pages, and done a lot of google search on the lantern. Best price I can see here in the U.K. is ridiculous £79, which is $99 usd!

Does anyone have any pointers to a better deal for a U.K. member?

And while I’m on, all the best wishes to everyone in these times. Thumbs Up

https://sofirnlight.com/blf-lt1-p0013.html

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Many thanks to you. I had been on the Sofirn site and tried to add to cart and the system didn’t allow me to change the shipping country to UK. Your link worked a charm, and I have a kit on order. Not that I’m short of 18650s, but the price was so good I thought I might as well.

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Can one use protected samsung 35e batts in the blf lt1 lantern?

I meant to order the unprotected version while I am waiting for the lantern Big Smile

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You sure can, that’s an extra 2000mAh.

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HKSJOSHUA_ wrote:
Can one use protected samsung 35e batts in the blf lt1 lantern? I meant to order the unprotected version while I am waiting for the lantern :D

according to http://budgetlightforum.com/node/64537 the Q8 (which the LT1 is based off) can use protected cells.

i bought the same batteries. just waiting on my LT1. should be here this week.

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So I tried to search the thread, but didn’t get anywhere. My LT1 spends a lot of time on my nightstand, because the soft warm glow is fantastic. However, I’ve noticed that even if I haven’t used the LT1 all day, when I turn out the lights the diffuser appears to glow slightly. Has anyone else noticed that (and/or does anyone know why that is)? I have LED bulbs in the room with similar-appearing frosted-plasticky diffusers that don’t exhibit that behavior, even if they’ve been on all day. Is there a tiny bit of GITD powder mixed into the diffuser?

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Scallywag wrote:
So I tried to search the thread, but didn’t get anywhere. My LT1 spends a lot of time on my nightstand, because the soft warm glow is fantastic. However, I’ve noticed that even if I haven’t used the LT1 all day, when I turn out the lights the diffuser appears to glow slightly. Has anyone else noticed that (and/or does anyone know why that is)? I have LED bulbs in the room with similar-appearing frosted-plasticky diffusers that don’t exhibit that behavior, even if they’ve been on all day. Is there a tiny bit of GITD powder mixed into the diffuser?

Think we’ve all been indoors too long, I thought the dog was glowing the other night. I’d had a couple of Quarantinis, as in, whatever I can find in the back of the cupboard. Just for info, Southern Comfort and Ribena isn’t too bad. Smile

Seriously, I can’t wait for this lantern, if only for the same use as yours. So much better than an incan bedside lamp.

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What colour does the diffuser glow?

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What colour does the diffuser glow?

My guess would be faint white, like old type fluorescent tubes do for a few minutes after switching off. But that’s to do with electrical discharge agitating electrons, something that isn’t in play here. Interesting observation.

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Scallywag wrote:
So I tried to search the thread, but didn’t get anywhere. My LT1 spends a lot of time on my nightstand, because the soft warm glow is fantastic. However, I’ve noticed that even if I haven’t used the LT1 all day, when I turn out the lights the diffuser appears to glow slightly. Has anyone else noticed that (and/or does anyone know why that is)? I have LED bulbs in the room with similar-appearing frosted-plasticky diffusers that don’t exhibit that behavior, even if they’ve been on all day. Is there a tiny bit of GITD powder mixed into the diffuser?

could it be the button illuminating the diffuser?
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So I have the first batch lantern, thinking of flashing it to the new firmware. Any links to the parts needed to do this? Might just order a new version of the c to c is working. Or is the upgradeable too? Edited ,Amazon seems to be much higher on soic 8 test clip with usbisp , Ali is much cheaper but a long wait. A local shop might have them , maybe a tutorial on the possible mods to the lt1 is needed.

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Geronimo wrote:
So I have the first batch lantern, thinking of flashing it to the new firmware. Any links to the parts needed to do this? Might just order a new version of the c to c is working. Or is the upgradeable too? Edited ,Amazon seems to be much higher on soic 8 test clip with usbisp , Ali is much cheaper but a long wait. A local shop might have them , maybe a tutorial on the possible mods to the lt1 is needed.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USBASP-USBISP-AVR-Programmer-Adapter-10-Pin-Cable-USB-ATMEGA8-ATMEGA128-Arduino/323636672471?hash=item4b5a3fb7d7:g:C9YAAOSwSe5cMP7b

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SOIC8-SOP8-Flash-Chip-IC-Test-Clips-Socket-Adpter-BIOS-24-25-93-Programmer/223741190827?hash=item341803a2ab:g:RYkAAOSwerZdxaWe

https://www.ebay.com/itm/120pcs-Dupont-Wire-Male-to-Male-Male-to-Female-…

https://noobieelectronic.blogspot.com/2018/01/how-to-install-progisp-on-…

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36216

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Any idea when the colored Lt1 will be available? For now just the black?

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this is carry case for JBL flip 4, it will fit LT1 too. How many people need it? Maybe a groupbuy?

 

 

 

 

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YogibearAl wrote:
Any idea when the colored Lt1 will be available? For now just the black?

Now just the black.

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Scallywag wrote:
the diffuser appears to glow slightly

It might be something like this:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/72664

Basically, some sort of slow leak allowing the LEDs to stay slightly on when they shouldn’t.

Or maybe there’s some GitD powder in the plastic. Not sure; I still don’t have a production model… just a prototype.

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Barry0892 wrote:

this is carry case for JBL flip 4, it will fit LT1 too. How many people need it? Maybe a groupbuy?


 

Interested.
Four units.

Depending price maybe more.

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You can buy those carry cases for like $8 on Amazon.

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