** BLF LT1M-Mini Project - The little Lantern! **

1138 posts / 0 new
Last post
BruisedMonkey
Offline
Last seen: 16 hours 20 min ago
Joined: 07/13/2021 - 15:58
Posts: 3
Location: UK

Interested

Stefan333
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 14 hours ago
Joined: 08/24/2017 - 14:59
Posts: 61
Location: Germany

Interested

j00zony00z
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 13 hours ago
Joined: 06/19/2021 - 14:47
Posts: 3
Location: United States

interested

xevious
xevious's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 7 min ago
Joined: 02/27/2013 - 21:55
Posts: 2424
Location: Hoboken, NJ USA

Interested. Thumbs Up

SIGShooter
SIGShooter's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 07/14/2013 - 02:10
Posts: 2225
Location: northern california

Next updates to this list will be on 8/3/2021

Additions to the interest list since post number 1046

Post# / Added / User Name
1049 / 07/11/2021 / schlafsack01
1049 / 07/11/2021 / schlafsack01
1050 / 07/12/2021 / Bus Sparky
1051 / 07/12/2021 / CvR_XX
1052 / 07/13/2021 / BruisedMonkey
1053 / 07/13/2021 / Stefan333
1054 / 07/13/2021 / j00zony00z
1055 / 07/17/2021 / xevious

Backpacker Light
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 14 hours ago
Joined: 01/30/2013 - 20:15
Posts: 450
Location: Rochester, NY USA

interested

The lighter the brighter the better.

trmgkl
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 13 hours ago
Joined: 05/06/2020 - 14:01
Posts: 25

Interested

DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 16 hours ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 6367
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

I see we are at close to 1100, time to get back into getting the LT1-Mini rolling! Thumbs Up

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

naota3k
naota3k's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 16 hours ago
Joined: 07/18/2021 - 16:25
Posts: 2
Location: New England, USA

Interested!

SIGShooter
SIGShooter's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 07/14/2013 - 02:10
Posts: 2225
Location: northern california

DBSAR wrote:
I see we are at close to 1100, time to gat back into getting the LT1-Mini rolling! Thumbs Up

We’re actually at 1210 as of this point in time Smile
Chris P Bacon
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 6 days ago
Joined: 07/21/2021 - 06:38
Posts: 1

Interested in 2

BigBeam
BigBeam's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 20 hours ago
Joined: 07/21/2021 - 20:21
Posts: 5

Interested

Eatoff
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 07/21/2021 - 21:45
Posts: 2
Location: Australia

So I just created and account to register interest in this light.

Any timeframe for release date? Nearly pulled the trigger on the full sized LT1

SIGShooter
SIGShooter's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 07/14/2013 - 02:10
Posts: 2225
Location: northern california

Eatoff wrote:
So I just created and account to register interest in this light.

Any timeframe for release date? Nearly pulled the trigger on the full sized LT1

There has been some back-and-forth messages between Sofirn and the LT-Mini design team this week so work on it has started up again. My sense is that we should be able to get a product out sometime this year but that’s just my opinion.

FYI that I’m away from home until 8/2 so there won’t be any updates to the interest lists until I return.

i-sonny
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 07/24/2021 - 10:15
Posts: 3
Location: Australia

Interested in 2

cap90
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 weeks ago
Joined: 02/04/2019 - 16:15
Posts: 3

In for 2

CvR_XX
CvR_XX's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 4 days ago
Joined: 07/12/2021 - 08:23
Posts: 19
Location: Netherlands

I was interested in one but would like to increase to two lights

Ilmatic
Ilmatic's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 19 hours ago
Joined: 04/30/2017 - 20:49
Posts: 178
Location: NJ, United States

Interested in 1-2 for sure. Thank you.

BLF (GT, Q8, A6)
Haikelite (MT03 TA, SC01)
Astrolux (EC01, FT03, MF-01, S1, S42)
Sofirn (C8A, SP32A, SF14, SP40)
Emisar (D4, D4S)
[Convoy L6, Utorch UT02, KDLITKER C8.2, Inova T4R]

Renato Azevedo
Offline
Last seen: 11 hours 42 min ago
Joined: 06/16/2021 - 09:47
Posts: 70
Location: Brasil

Very Interested

AoK47
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 weeks ago
Joined: 01/04/2021 - 15:31
Posts: 1
Location: Eastern USA

interested!

CR888
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 01/13/2021 - 08:31
Posts: 334
Location: Australia

Eatoff wrote:
So I just created and account to register interest in this light.

Any timeframe for release date? Nearly pulled the trigger on the full sized LT1

Just buy one, the LT1 is a fantastic product in itself. It has friggen adjustable color temperature!! How many lights do that! Has Anduril firmware so you have candle setting, lightening, battery check readout. It’s build quality is great, warranty is worth the paper it’s written on & for $AU67 delivered it’s almost a no brainer. I’d buy it direct from Sofirn. I bought mine off Amazon and it cost more. I have about 50 different Led flashlights lanterns etc & the LT1 is up there with both my favourite & most used lights. I’m writing this under the 2700k candle flicker of the LT1 ad we speak. Sure lights improve with time and tech but the LT1 is great now last year and in years to come it will still be relevant. I am hoping DBSAR makes a bigger not smaller new lantern, something like 4 × 21700 or even 4 × 26800 cells, over double the capacity and more power say up to 1500lm or something. I’d be happy if it was basically exactly the same just bigger. It really is a top product just the way it is. If I paid twice the retail price for it I would still say the exact same thing and it would be worth every cent.

CR888

Lux-Perpetua
Lux-Perpetua's picture
Offline
Last seen: 16 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 03/01/2018 - 04:39
Posts: 3184

Actually, I wish we could go even warmer than 2700K with the LT1-mini and LT2 (the even bigger one). For a cozy mood illumination, 1800K - 2200K like true candlelight would be a great add on to the warmer end of the tint ramp. Unfortunately, there are very few LEDs only in that spectrum, LH351D is not among them. 4x 26800 might be too big in diameter size. You would probably need two hands to hold this monster. Big Smile Moreover, these batteries are hard to source for manufacturers and even more difficult/expensive to replace by new batteries.

CvR_XX
CvR_XX's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 4 days ago
Joined: 07/12/2021 - 08:23
Posts: 19
Location: Netherlands
Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Actually, I wish we could go even warmer than 2700K with the LT1-mini and LT2 (the even bigger one). For a cozy mood illumination, 1800K – 2200K like true candlelight would be a great add on to the warmer end of the tint ramp. Unfortunately, there are very few LEDs only in that spectrum, LH351D is not among them. 4× 26800 might be too big in diameter size. You would probably need two hands to hold this monster. Big Smile Moreover, these batteries are hard to source for manufacturers and even more difficult/expensive to replace by new batteries.

There is a bigger one plannend (Lt2) ??? Do you have a link to a forum post about it? I would love a very big light.

Perception
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 16 hours ago
Joined: 10/01/2019 - 20:11
Posts: 132

CR888 wrote:
Eatoff wrote:
So I just created and account to register interest in this light.

Any timeframe for release date? Nearly pulled the trigger on the full sized LT1

Just buy one, the LT1 is a fantastic product in itself. It has friggen adjustable color temperature!! How many lights do that! Has Anduril firmware so you have candle setting, lightening, battery check readout. It’s build quality is great, warranty is worth the paper it’s written on & for $AU67 delivered it’s almost a no brainer. I’d buy it direct from Sofirn. I bought mine off Amazon and it cost more. I have about 50 different Led flashlights lanterns etc & the LT1 is up there with both my favourite & most used lights. I’m writing this under the 2700k candle flicker of the LT1 ad we speak. Sure lights improve with time and tech but the LT1 is great now last year and in years to come it will still be relevant. I am hoping DBSAR makes a bigger not smaller new lantern, something like 4 × 21700 or even 4 × 26800 cells, over double the capacity and more power say up to 1500lm or something. I’d be happy if it was basically exactly the same just bigger. It really is a top product just the way it is. If I paid twice the retail price for it I would still say the exact same thing and it would be worth every cent.

Yes, just buy one. I bought one and it was so good I bought a second. They’re great for camping, but I actually use mine every single night before bed in candlelight mode. Turn it on, set it to low for a half hour or an hour, and fall asleep. Even after weeks of this the batteries still read north of 4V. I bet only used like this it would go for months or years without needing to be recharged, although I always charge them to full before I go camping so I’ll probably never know.

Lux-Perpetua
Lux-Perpetua's picture
Offline
Last seen: 16 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 03/01/2018 - 04:39
Posts: 3184

CvR_XX wrote:
There is a bigger one plannend (Lt2) ??? Do you have a link to a forum post about it? I would love a very big light.

https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1784571#comment-1784571

PyriteParachute
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 12 hours ago
Joined: 07/28/2021 - 00:29
Posts: 39
Location: Southwest USA

Interested, if there is an option to detach the diffuser. I’m just interested in driver improvements to the if25, and ability to adjust thermal cutoff.

mt1000
mt1000's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 07/16/2021 - 19:25
Posts: 1
Location: Russia

Interested for one or two
Thanks for your work!

DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 16 hours ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 6367
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Actually, I wish we could go even warmer than 2700K with the LT1-mini and LT2 (the even bigger one). For a cozy mood illumination, 1800K – 2200K like true candlelight would be a great add on to the warmer end of the tint ramp. Unfortunately, there are very few LEDs only in that spectrum, LH351D is not among them. 4× 26800 might be too big in diameter size. You would probably need two hands to hold this monster. Big Smile Moreover, these batteries are hard to source for manufacturers and even more difficult/expensive to replace by new batteries.

I’m not sure if there is a High-CRI LED in that range of tint of 1800K, but its probably not a big issue when its that warm close to a candle light color.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

Puffy Panda
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 20 hours ago
Joined: 07/31/2021 - 23:26
Posts: 4
Location: Antarctica

Interested

Slim Pickens
Slim Pickens's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 hours 8 min ago
Joined: 04/28/2012 - 19:50
Posts: 1225
Location: Lehigh Valley
DBSAR wrote:
Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Actually, I wish we could go even warmer than 2700K with the LT1-mini and LT2 (the even bigger one). For a cozy mood illumination, 1800K – 2200K like true candlelight would be a great add on to the warmer end of the tint ramp. Unfortunately, there are very few LEDs only in that spectrum, LH351D is not among them. 4× 26800 might be too big in diameter size. You would probably need two hands to hold this monster. Big Smile Moreover, these batteries are hard to source for manufacturers and even more difficult/expensive to replace by new batteries.

I’m not sure if there is a High-CRI LED in that range of tint of 1800K, but its probably not a big issue when its that warm close to a candle light color.

It might be awhile before we get true candlelight CCT emitters but I’d love it if we could get 2000k E21A as a new low end CCT

Pages