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As 1965 is a higher number you’re not in batch #1.
Mostpropably, you’ll receive a code for batch #2.
This will happen at some point in time in the next 30 days (at least thats the best guess we have right now).
So in the moment you (and me) just have to wait.

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FYI- I’m around #300 and haven’t heard anything.

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I’m in.

I would like to order 2 of them please.

both with batteries included. Please P.M when they’re ready :).

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spinynorman wrote:
FYI- I’m around #300 and haven’t heard anything.
I got a PM with a code this morning and I’m at 251, so you’re pretty close I assume.
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Not throwing darts at Sofirn, but not sure what order is being followed.

chinooker wrote:
.#803 chinooker ordered at Amazon w/code from PM

PocketSammich wrote: I don’t need this, but I want it. Please sign me up.

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I’m in!

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DBSAR wrote:
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I’m trying to figure out how the project got into the situation it’s currently in, specifically with regards to the inaccurate manual included with the first lights.

Ever tried to get an international project done on an entirely volunteer basis?

Some parts will be messy. And that’s okay. So far it looks like things are turning out pretty well, with only minor details not completely sorted out before the first batch.

Thumbs Up Well said TK. There will be always those few who will never understand that these projects are done entirely free, & on a volunteer basis by a group of people who share common interests in the hobby and topic, and the work is done across only the internet form around the world, through here on BudgetLightForums, with time barriers, language barriers, communication barriers, and more. For anyone to expect things to be perfect is crazy, but i feel we all did a great job of getting it rolling regardless of the hiccups, glitches, and delays, at least its finally rolling into production for everyone, even after 3+ years from the start, which makes me happy no matter what.

My summary of this project:

First off, thanks again DBSAR, TK, Sig, sb, Lex and everyone who was part of this!! This project is a VERY good example of people with different high level skill sets working together to make something so refined and so useful to many.

For years I have worked with professionals who ARE PAID to develop products in the USA and built mostly overseas with similar circumstances. Very rarely do they turn out this well and are refined at this level especially on a first run. Keep in mind, my people are paid professionals who do this for a living. There are so many variables that come into play that no one party is in control of. If ANY of the parties involved are not completely dedicated or motivated, the project can not reach this level. If any of the parties can not give the time to perfect their part, or feel they are not being compensated enough or whatever, it will not reach this level. A factory has to be willing to build at a high level and work with you in good faith that it will be PROFITABLE which is the bottom line. All these factors and more can easily derail any project.

It takes a very special group of knowledgeable, dedicated, passionate professionals all coming together to make these things work.

This project has been as successful or more so than most I have been involved with that were considered a SUCCESS by people who were PAID to do it! I almost think that those who volunteered on this are more dedicated because they WERE NOT paid to do it. They did it because they really wanted to. I think this brings out the passion that money can’t buy.

I don’t think most consumers realize how difficult it is to pull something like this off from conception to in your hands with this level of success especially without development fund$ from a corporation behind them. I don’t think most will ever even understand/appreciate the detail, quality and amount of well thought out features of the LT1. This is OK since it will handle the needs of many different people and applications because it does cover so many.

I think the BLF LT1 project from start to finish ticks ALL the boxes and I DO FULLY appreciate how this worked out. I only wish I had a team like this working for me every day because I would be satisfied and probably also very rich! lol

I am watching daily in anticipation as these codes roll out.

Thanks again to all!

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sbslider wrote:
Not throwing darts at Sofirn, but not sure what order is being followed.

chinooker wrote:
.#803 chinooker ordered at Amazon w/code from PM
Looking at Sig’s spreadsheet, he’s listed at 255 and 802.
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sbslider wrote:
Not throwing darts at Sofirn, but not sure what order is being followed.

chinooker wrote:
.#803 chinooker ordered at Amazon w/code from PM

My apology…That is my 2nd number which I haven’t received, yet.
My first is #256 which is the one I ordered
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Wrench wrote:
I tried the eBay route and the bid was not accepted. Showed in stock, offered $49.99 and gave my name and number. Oh well I’m no hurry anyway.
Other people over 500 were able. Maybe they’re checking the numbers now or maybe you just shouldn’t have volunteered the number. Personally, I think they’re going to have to expand things. They’re not going to be able to sell all of the first 500 LT1’s by restricting sales to only the first 500 slots on the interest list.
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“They’re not going to be able to sell all of the first 500 LT1’s by restricting sales to only the first 500 slots on the interest list.”

They are not restricting the sale of the LT1. Both models are For Sale on both Amazon and EBay – Available now for world wide purchase.

Anyone can purchase now for either lantern version – Either at full price (EBay) or at a 30/34% discount (Amazon). Want the Forum discount then go to EBay and use the Make Offer portal. Want the Forum discount for Amazon purchase – Then one will need the code.

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Sparky. wrote:
“They’re not going to be able to sell all of the first 500 LT1’s by restricting sales to only the first 500 slots on the interest list.”

They are not restricting the sale of the LT1. Both models are For Sale on both Amazon and EBay – Available now for world wide purchase.

Anyone can purchase now for either lantern version – Either at full price (EBay) or at a 30/34% discount (Amazon). Want the Forum discount then go to EBay and use the Make Offer portal. Want the Forum discount for Amazon purchase – Then one will need the code.

OK, I misunderstood this. Apparently one does not need to have a code, or even be on the interest list, to get the forum discount on EBay – just be a forum member?

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Maybe .. ..

I’m both a Forum Member and on the List. When I ordered my lantern’s I provided both my Forum name and list number – And made the purchase’s.

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I prefer Amazon’s return/warranty to ebay/paypal’s Cash

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chinooker wrote:
I prefer Amazon’s return/warranty to ebay/paypal’s Cash

I do too, but I have a PayPal balance that I intended to use for this transaction, and Amazon won’t let me. Cash

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I placed an offer on ebay last night, just waiting for daytime hours over there to see what happens, fingers crossed.

A big congrats to everyone who has been involved. I’m only on here occasionally but have always checked on the progress of this project with interest whenever I do, actually,it’s one of the main reasons why I’d come back, just to make sure I haven’t missed out on the getting one. But my worries would always be put to rest when I see that after a few months away, I click to check and see its now up to prototype number…. Wtf, still on number 1???! Oh well, I’d say to myself, I guess I’m safe to check again in another 6-12 months. I must admit, there were times where I thought Ill never be able to buy one of of these.

But the time is finally here, and the final features look awesome! My bi annual progress checks were not a waste of time after all, as the lantern has developed into so much more than I have ever imagined a camp light could.
It’s almost guaranteed and expected any BLF light release will rock your jocks but I’m aware that these lights wouldn’t even be offered without some really great people behind them who are willing to give up their time and share their knowledge and ideas without hesitation, just so bozos like myself can look forward to rocking up on their next camping trip with a LT1 in hand and wowing the pants off of the fellow campers and their piddly Coleman lights, which now resemble something closer to a glow stick.
So from me, a very genuine thank you for giving me the opportunity to do just that in the not too distant future. Thumbs Up

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chinooker wrote:
I prefer Amazon’s return/warranty to ebay/paypal’s Cash

Ummm I’m pretty confident you won’t be needing to use this.
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Barry0892 wrote:
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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?

first batch lanterns are all sent from China. Start from 2nd batch, there will be some inventory fulfilled by Amazon

I’m very happy to hear that about Amazon fulfillment! Party

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Camo5 wrote:
I meant more like this color: !{width:20%}https://sc02.alicdn.com/kf/HTB11RNoNVXXXXc_aXXXq6xXFXXXF.jpg!

Man they could sell so many lights with this colour.

But I still want a hot pink! Smile You can see someone stealing your hot pink LT1 from a mile away.

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eugene188 wrote:
Camo5 wrote:
I meant more like this color: !{width:20%}https://sc02.alicdn.com/kf/HTB11RNoNVXXXXc_aXXXq6xXFXXXF.jpg!

Man they could sell so many lights with this colour.

But I still want a hot pink! Smile You can see someone stealing your hot pink LT1 from a mile away.

I do like that color orange too. Thumbs Up

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methnen wrote:
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Reading it and having Sofirn make corrections are not one and the same.
So your claim is it was right before and that Sofirn changed the manual introducing errors into it after the LT1 team reviewed it? Facepalm

If Sofirn is to blame for all these things maybe the LT1 picked the wrong manufacturing partner.

Pretty sure that’s not what he is saying.

You seem like you’re almost looking for crap to be unhappy about.

This is basically a volunteer project for everyone except Sofirn. You’ve got a bunch of people volunteering their time and efforts to design and produce this thing and dealing with people in another country who may or may not speak the same language super proficiently who need to actually make the final product.

And the you have all of us providing pressure to get it out as quickly as possible.

And you’re somehow shocked and dismayed that there’s been some changes or minor issues in that process?


+1. DBSAR and the other volunteers have done a spectacular job. As the saying goes, ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’

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gottawearshades wrote:
I gave my BLF ID user ID. He just keeps giving me a link to the product at full price.

Now I need to think about whether I want to pay full price I guess.

gottawearshades wrote:
Chatting with someone on AliExpress right now.

I don’t think he’s going to give me thew group buy price.


Well, just maybe because you’re #914 and #1086.

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I think he (Stereodude) needs a bit more alum in his spellchecker.

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In for one please!

During the PG&E PSPS blackouts this week whole-room lighting was my weakness. Generator kept freezers cold and water hot, solar and power banks kept devices charged. Ended up using headlamps and flashlights which was inconvenient. Definitely could have used a good lantern that was safe to use inside.

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im 273 & 274, didnt receive any codes. I msg Sofirn on Aliexpress, but the instructions given were vague and im not sure how to purchase as price wasnt reduced at all.

Dbsar, pls help, thanks

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SoulCraves wrote:
im 273 & 274, didnt receive any codes. I msg Sofirn on Aliexpress, but the instructions given were vague and im not sure how to purchase as price wasnt reduced at all.

Dbsar, pls help, thanks


You’d better off contacting Sofirn’s rep, Barry0892, by PM to see if you can clarify things for you.
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Rexlion wrote:
methnen wrote:
Stereodude wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
Reading it and having Sofirn make corrections are not one and the same.
So your claim is it was right before and that Sofirn changed the manual introducing errors into it after the LT1 team reviewed it? Facepalm

If Sofirn is to blame for all these things maybe the LT1 picked the wrong manufacturing partner.

Pretty sure that’s not what he is saying.

You seem like you’re almost looking for crap to be unhappy about.

This is basically a volunteer project for everyone except Sofirn. You’ve got a bunch of people volunteering their time and efforts to design and produce this thing and dealing with people in another country who may or may not speak the same language super proficiently who need to actually make the final product.

And the you have all of us providing pressure to get it out as quickly as possible.

And you’re somehow shocked and dismayed that there’s been some changes or minor issues in that process?


+1. DBSAR and the other volunteers have done a spectacular job. As the saying goes, ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’

As i said recently in retrospect of this, there will be always be a few who will never understand that these projects are done entirely free, & on a volunteer basis, by a group of people who share common interests in the hobby and topic, and the work is done across only the internet form around the world, through here on BudgetLightForums, with time barriers, language barriers, communication barriers, and more. For anyone to expect things to be perfect is crazy, but i feel we all did a great job of getting it rolling regardless of the hiccups, glitches, and delays, at least its finally rolling into production for everyone, even after 3+ years from the start, which makes me happy no matter what. For anyone who expect perfection and correspondence like a paid team of engineers, they need to step back & evaluate what they want.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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sbslider wrote:
f0xx wrote:
I’ll just have to keep practicing my patience until I get good at it.
Let me know when you get that one figured out, I would love some tips myself.

I had my patience tested today. Came back negative.

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Rexlion wrote:
+1. DBSAR and the other volunteers have done a spectacular job. As the saying goes, ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’

Any way to shoot the team a drink? Just to say thank you?
Something like the Paypal-donate-function?

I guess if only 10% of all buyers do that the whole team gets a very nice lunch Smile

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SoulCraves wrote:
im 273 & 274, didnt receive any codes. I msg Sofirn on Aliexpress, but the instructions given were vague and im not sure how to purchase as price wasnt reduced at all.

Dbsar, pls help, thanks

Place the order but do not pay for it, tell them your BLF username and wait for the price to be adjusted.

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