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

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Sofirn wrote:
Im sending amazon codes one by one, thank you for your patience. You can search BLF LT1 on amazon.com to check out.


one by one? Smile That could take a while. I need patience. I saw that I could order one from E-Bay but it looks like it would take a month or so to arrive. Anyway, the ball is rolling!

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Sofirn wrote:
Im sending amazon codes one by one, thank you for your patience. You can search BLF LT1 on amazon.com to check out.

Will there be LT1’s sent to Amazon US/EU warehouse for Fulfilled by Amazon purchase? Maybe from second batch?

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Wow, I’m excited I just saw the Amazon posting for the lantern. Can’t wait to order.

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Made an offer on Ebay per Sofirn’s instruction. Thank you

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saypat wrote:
Sofirn wrote:
Im sending amazon codes one by one, thank you for your patience. You can search BLF LT1 on amazon.com to check out.


one by one? Smile That could take a while. I need patience. I saw that I could order one from E-Bay but it looks like it would take a month or so to arrive. Anyway, the ball is rolling!

Probably not that long. If you assume 5 minutes per PM, 5 people doing it, and 3000 lanterns then that’s only 50 hours Big Smile
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I’d like to add myself to this long list of people in need Wink

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This thread is very long and there’s a temptation to NOT read Post #1 before asking answered questions or posting inaccurate information, so enjoy Beer :


I can post this on the OP to help clarify for everyone if you wish, it could be helpful. Thumbs Up

I’ve thought about this and am undecided about whether my constant deleting and re-posting is helpful or not. If any of what I wrote is helpful, then you are free to use it in the OP or wherever you wish, but I can’t decide whether my post is wasting more space than it’s worth. Despite my best efforts, it certainly consumes a lot of space.

This is your thread and I’ll do whatever is most helpful. For now, I think that I’ll stop re-posting my “Answers” to leave more space for others. If something is posted, then I want it to be as accurate and up-to-date as possible. As the GB is now live for the first group, my post is already outdated.

Let me know then if you type a updated one, and i can post it.

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I'd love to have one.

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- October,10,2019 – IMPORTANT PLEASED READ >>
- From SigShooter) in order to simplify the buying process Sofirn will be directly contacting each person on the interest list so I won’t be sending out PM’s with the buying instructions.
Sofirn has decided to limit group buy purchases to 3000 units

>> READ Post #7717 >>> http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1569123#comment-1569123
>> AND Post #7718 >>> http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1569127#comment-1569127

Main Topic OP is also updated as we get updated from Sofirn. The Group Buy is currently ACTIVE, and expect messages to be sent out very soon with buying instructions and GB codes. As of we know at the moment, the first batch of 500 is ready to order as per Sofirn’s Store links above, and the second batch is in production now. We will post updates as soon as we get them here and at the top of the BLF LT1 main topic on the first page.

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Put me down for one please. Thanks.

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Please add one more for me. Total of 2.

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Kindly add one for me.

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Please add one for me. Total of 4

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I’d like to be put down for one if it’s still possible

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Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.

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If it works the way DBSAR’s final production light works, I’m more than good with it. The sooner the better for me. By the time this lantern ships sometime in November, it will be just a few months short of 4 years waiting for it.

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I’m on the list for 2x LT1, please put me down for a third one.

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I see “Sofirn has decided to limit group buy purchases to 3000 units” and “one order per person, one unit per order”. Does that mean every member is limited to one unit in the GB and then will have to wait until the unit is widely available for more?

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alternety wrote:
Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.

Well… Hindsight is perfect. There was no way to know that there would be more than 1 version (and the differences other than color are minor) or how Sofirn wanted to structure the group buy.
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alternety wrote:
Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.


no one is forced to buy the lantern early. Sofirn knows folks will want to wait for the second batch.

Life is full of risks, this is one of them. buy early, risk a lower quality unit. wait until later, risk your code runs out and you don’t get it from your favorite source.

BTW, lights are shipping from China (for now), so if you’re waiting for the light to be stateside or somewhere else, you may have an even longer wait.

My response is not meant to change your opinion, just posting my personal thoughts on your dilemma.

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The instructions make zero sense. How do you choose which seller you get to use? eBay. Amazon etc.

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superspeckman wrote:
I see “Sofirn has decided to limit group buy purchases to 3000 units” and “one order per person, one unit per order”. Does that mean every member is limited to one unit in the GB and then will have to wait until the unit is widely available for more?

no, it means if you requested 4 lanterns, you will make possibly up to 4 purchases. If you choose to wait until more units are available, I suspect Sofirn will allow multiple lanterns in one purchase from ebay and aliexpress as outlined in the last post from user Sofirn

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SIGShooter wrote:
alternety wrote:
Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.

Well… Hindsight is perfect. There was no way to know that there would be more than 1 version (and the differences other than color are minor) or how Sofirn wanted to structure the group buy.

Not only that, but hasn’t it been said already that the code will be good for up to 30 days? Surely, the first batch lights will all have sold by then, and the second batch lights will be shipping. The “first batch” codes shouldn’t be strictly tied to “first batch” lights in any meaningful way. So, if an “early supporter” wanted to, they should be able to just wait a little while before ordering. Am I right, or am I making some wrong assumptions?

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DavidEF wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
alternety wrote:
Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.

Well… Hindsight is perfect. There was no way to know that there would be more than 1 version (and the differences other than color are minor) or how Sofirn wanted to structure the group buy.

Not only that, but hasn’t it been said already that the code will be good for up to 30 days? Surely, the first batch lights will all have sold by then, and the second batch lights will be shipping. The “first batch” codes shouldn’t be strictly tied to “first batch” lights in any meaningful way. So, if an “early supporter” wanted to, they should be able to just wait a little while before ordering. Am I right, or am I making some wrong assumptions?

I personally believe you are correct.

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Does anyone know if the 3000mAh Sofirn batteries offered during the GB are “protected”?

Just discovered this wonderful addiction.

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Hello, can you please add another 2 more units for met please? Should be a total of 4 now.
Many thanks and rock on!

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Can I join the order?

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GreenLights wrote:
Does anyone know if the 3000mAh Sofirn batteries offered during the GB are “protected”?

I am unsure exactly actually, they didn’t say if they were or not that i recall, but i believe they are non-protected. (there is no mention in their Ebay listing with the batteries on that.

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can someone in the know clarify if one can order a light with cells from Amazon, or only E-Bay or the other place? Thanks.

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DavidEF wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
alternety wrote:
Some thoughts for early adopters.

I signed up in the early second hundred requests. I also bought early versions of the flashlight that begat this lantern.

Early is not necessarily a good thing.

For those early supporters, it would be very nice if you did not constrain early adopters to the first version. I have read things here that are a bit confusing. Offering the “first batch” to the people waiting for 3+ years, while new requests get the second batch with some fixes. It has been presented as minor differences between batches. I can understand that. But why will I be required to buy the not-quite-ready version.

One solution is to enter a new request, delete or ignore the existing request, and wait for the arrival of the end of batch 2.

I realize it is way late to rearrange things. But it might be reasonable to offer original (early) backers a position other than a semi-final device. An option for the early adopters to be placed in the beginning of the batch 2 would seem to be a reasonable solution. Many may not care if they get V1. Some (me) would prefer v2.

As I understand the current approach, it punishes the early adopters. Deleting an early position and going to the end of the batch 2 does not seem reasonable.

Well… Hindsight is perfect. There was no way to know that there would be more than 1 version (and the differences other than color are minor) or how Sofirn wanted to structure the group buy.

Not only that, but hasn’t it been said already that the code will be good for up to 30 days? Surely, the first batch lights will all have sold by then, and the second batch lights will be shipping. The “first batch” codes shouldn’t be strictly tied to “first batch” lights in any meaningful way. So, if an “early supporter” wanted to, they should be able to just wait a little while before ordering. Am I right, or am I making some wrong assumptions?
Barry made the code good for 30 days so if someone wants to wait and batch 2 is within that period then yes the code can be used for batch 2 LTs. The 30 days was chosen for just that reason.

Short answer is yes you’re right Big Smile

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