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

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Newfoundland? Just up the coast a ways… Okay, a long ways. I thought Maine was a trek, but look’n at the map, looks like Maine is 1/4 the way to Newfoundland!


The LT1 is cool, but too cool. You’ll need a Q8 with quad XHP50.2’s to keep you warm smile

Like a Q8 mini furnace!

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I live in a van and the LT1 is my most used light. It’s perfect for my needs.

Although, I will upgrade when the 1 × 4680 LT version is released.

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Just saw this thread and couldn’t resist. Sofirn just happens to have this onsale, and I have a 10% off coupon. Bingo. Maybe no more gas lanterns for me, too.

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Just saw this thread and couldn’t resist. Sofirn just happens to have this onsale, and I have a 10% off coupon. Bingo. Maybe no more gas lanterns for me, too.

You won’t regret it, welcome to the show. Beer

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don't think I ever received my code for the LT1 but that's fine.  Any chance one day to possibly program a LVP shutdown at our own selected voltage?  I usually don't like to run my batteries below 3.6V and if the lantern had a feature to allow us to adjust this, would be nice.  This way if we had it on at night and fell asleep, we could care less what happens as it drains down.

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klrman wrote:
Any chance one day to possibly program a LVP shutdown at our own selected voltage? I usually don’t like to run my batteries below 3.6V and if the lantern had a feature to allow us to adjust this, would be nice.

That day could be today, because the lantern has a feature to allow people to adjust that: It’s open-source.

Programming the LVP level only requires changing one line:

#define VOLTAGE_LOW 36
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klrman wrote:
Any chance one day to possibly program a LVP shutdown at our own selected voltage? I usually don't like to run my batteries below 3.6V and if the lantern had a feature to allow us to adjust this, would be nice.
That day could be today, because the lantern has a feature to allow people to adjust that: It's open-source. Programming the LVP level only requires changing one line:
#define VOLTAGE_LOW 36

 

Wow, nice, thanks ToyKeeper!  Can you suggest a free linux or window editor and compiler for Anduril?

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Can you suggest a free linux or window editor and compiler for Anduril?

If you click either of the first two links in my signature, then look at the README file, it has info about getting started. Some of the info in the readme might be a little old though, need to update it, so it may also be helpful to try the steps listed in this post.

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In the mean time, for the next couple months i will be living off-grid in my 23 foot RV trailer, and will create some new offgrid living experience videos.
Thanks for the update, Den, and good luck with your move! Thumbs Up

I’m looking forward to your offgrid videos. Will you be set up in one spot for a couple months, or moving around occasionally?

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In the mean time, for the next couple months i will be living off-grid in my 23 foot RV trailer, and will create some new offgrid living experience videos.
Thanks for the update, Den, and good luck with your move! Thumbs Up

I’m looking forward to your offgrid videos. Will you be set up in one spot for a couple months, or moving around occasionally?

I will be in one spot for a couple of months likely.

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Thumbs Up Den, all our best to you
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ToyKeeper wrote:
klrman wrote:
Can you suggest a free linux or window editor and compiler for Anduril?
If you click either of the first two links in my signature, then look at the README file, it has info about getting started. Some of the info in the readme might be a little old though, need to update it, so it may also be helpful to try the steps listed in this post.

 

Ok, will do thanks for helping me out!

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Just a heads up. I was changing the batteries instead of charging. After opening the light several times the junction between light and tube got dirty and the light developed a flicker and surging. I cleaned it and put nygel on threads. Seems to work ok now.

Would that dielectric spark plug grease be a better choice to keep bare aluminum from oxidizing?

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hmm, don’t know anything about spark plug grease, but I do know the aluminum will oxidize over time. But my experience is its typically months, not weeks. Generally a simple wipe with a napkin, handkerchief, etc cleans that off.

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Has it gone on sale in orange?

 

 

 

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Found some no-oxidation grease at home depot
NOALOX 4 oz. Anti-Oxidant Compound

* Anti-oxidant *compound improves efficiency and service life Reduces galling and seizing on aluminum joints For aluminum to aluminum or aluminum to copper connections

Use the Ideal NOALOX 4 oz. Anti-Oxidant Compound to improve the efficiency of aluminum conductor connections. This compound provides additional inner-strand and inner-conductor current paths.

Anti-oxidant and anti-seizing compound improves efficiency and service life of aluminum electrical applications Suspended zinc particles penetrate and cut aluminum oxide Provides additional inner-strand and inner-conductor current paths for improved conductivity and cooler connections Reduces galling and seizing on aluminum conduit joints to promote good ground continuity For use with pressure type wire connectors including screw-on, tap, service entrance and split-bolt
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hmm, don’t know anything about spark plug grease, but I do know the aluminum will oxidize over time. But my experience is its typically months, not weeks. Generally a simple wipe with a napkin, handkerchief, etc cleans that off.
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sounds like a winner Beer

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alex64 wrote:

Has it gone on sale in orange?


 



 


 

Thanks, I am glad I came for a look.

Just bought 4. I was waiting for orange. That’s Xmas presents myself and men in the family taken care of.

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Darn, just missed that.

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Pretty sure there’s still time. I just bought an orange one today off aliexpress and (who knows how accurate it is) the stock count said there were a few more available. (Allegedly getting to me by 11/15/2020.)

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I bought an orange one yesterday. Aliexpress just messaged me to say they only have black. Hopefully you guys have better luck…

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I bought an orange one yesterday. Aliexpress just messaged me to say they only have black. Hopefully you guys have better luck…

Nope, I got the same message, requested cancellation of order

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orangasm interruptus Evil

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Bummer. That would be disappointing.

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At this time… Only 5 left

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It showed the same when I ordered Orange, but they messaged me after that they only have black in stock. Looks to be an error in the listing-

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At this time… Only 5 left

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kramerica72 wrote:
It showed the same when I ordered Orange, but they messaged me after that they only have black in stock. Looks to be an error in the listing-

Looks like a way to try to sell black ones to me . . . Facepalm

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Just received this reflector from a gentleman on reddit. I think it’s gonna be awesome!!

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All due respect, but it looks like a solution to a non-problem

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SerenityNow wrote:
Just received this reflector from a gentleman on reddit. I think it’s gonna be awesome!!

I think I’ve experimented with reflection behind my LT1 and haven’t noticed a big difference in the illumination in the area where the reflected light would go. What’s your experience with this device? Too bad he didn’t do a better job applying the reflective tape.

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