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I’ll try to tweak it to be smaller. Thumbs Up

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ToyKeeper wrote:
sovereignknight wrote:
Would you believe I did shorten it before? I’ll be sure to fix it. Lol!

It can be helpful to turn a text signature into a compact image. Aside from just giving you more control over the layout, this keeps the signature from messing with search results. like, if someone searches for “Convoy L6” it may give them every thread you have ever posted in, instead of just threads which are about the L6.

I used to have an image signature, before I got sick of it. It looked like this:

It’s pretty out-of-date now, but still. It served its purpose, used minimal space, and didn’t interfere with searches.

I think I fixed it to be with in acceptable limits. Thanks for the feedback, and a big kudos on that 8 bit LoZ Link in your sig! I’m a huge LoZ fan!

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x2 Sk68 modded 1 Nichia 319AT, 1 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x2 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - x1 Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1 - x2 Zebralight Sc700d - x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 Ti - x1 Olight I3T EOS

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sovereignknight wrote:
big kudos on that 8 bit LoZ Link in your sig! I’m a huge LoZ fan!

I’m always telling people to click the Link in my signature. Nobody ever seems to get the joke.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x2 Sk68 modded 1 Nichia 319AT, 1 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, w/ Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x2 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - x1 Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light - x1 Lumintop Zoom 1 - x2 Zebralight Sc700d - x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 Ti - x1 Olight I3T EOS

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Please put me down for at least one. Probably two.

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I’m in for a couple Smile
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Put me down for one please

and if you want one TESTING underground we are VERY happy to do so as we often use our fenix cl25 underground on caving trips etc.. Be a GREAT test Big Smile

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How has the plastic held up to being bumped around on the rocks?

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How has the plastic held up to being bumped around on the rocks?

Holding up pretty damn well… clipped on to and often hanging off my Caving Harness…. Great lantern.

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HALLO.iam new in this thread.where can i see details about this lantern?we know the price?thanks a lot.sorry so late..

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HALLO.iam new in this thread.where can i see details about this lantern?we know the price?thanks a lot.sorry so late..

There’s a lot of information spread throughout various posts in this thread, but that’s a lot of reading. The best thing to do is read the first post, from the bottom up. (Newest updates are at the top of the post.)

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Hope it will be cheaper than the Fenix Cl30r(£66 on Aliexpress)

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lohtse wrote:
Hope it will be cheaper than the Fenix Cl30r(£66 on Aliexpress)

It won’t come with batteries like the Fenix does, but should be a whole lot nicer lantern

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I just realized I’m not on the list yet.

Please put me down for two. Thumbs Up

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maybe iam blind:) it will be usb recheargable? whats the price? very interesting project!!

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vresto wrote:
maybe iam blind:) it will be usb recheargable?
Yes
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whats the price? very interesting project!!
to be determined

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actually make it Two..Will take two of these lanterns when realeased!!!

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interested depends on price.

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Interested.

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UPDATES,April,30,2018-With Photos!

( OP updated too, with updates placed at bottom of the OP.) -Work is underway on the new Version-2.0 prototype, now based from the BLF Q8 body, using the Q8 illuminated switch. First, the new BLF Lantern prototype will be slightly shorter & more compact than the V1 design. It will also use a new center-post/bolt head design, which is stronger & simpler than the V1. The head top cap is thicker solid aluminum to help with better heat dissipation, and a new paracord lanyard attachment design. The new V2 also will use either two or four down-firing LED emitters, the first test of the prototype will be using the same star & XP-L emitters as in the Q8 flashlight, and will use the original Q8 driver, (once i figure out how to limit the peak amps to the LEDs.) for now with the Q8 firmware & modes. (until we can work out the new Lantern firmware programming with the addition of ToyKeeper’s Candle & sunset modes.) This new design will make the lantern simpler to build, and hopefully reduce production costs, and with Thorfire the interested manufacturer, (been communicating with Bary & Miranda of Thorfire and they have expressed interest in this new BLF project) Thorfire already has the designs and schematics at their facilities for most of the parts that are common with the BLF Q8 flashlight. The completely new parts that will have to be blueprinted designed into production will be the head section, driver changes, firmware, and the addition of a USB charging capability. Below are photos of the new V2.0 Prototype. The new design will also use a moderately frosted main globe/lens instead of a clear one, and eliminate the second internal frosted diffuser globe. I hope to have the V2 prototype functioning, and beginning field testing with it in 3 weeks when we go on a wilderness canoe trip at the end of may.

- The machined, solid aluminum head section (which will serve as the heat sing for the LED star(s)

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Please put me down for one.

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Please put me down for one.

List updated.

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I will take one. Nice project.
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I’m very interested

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I’m very interested as well!

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Looks great DBSAR! Is the plan for the globe to be plastic or glass? Whichever you choose, I’m hoping it’s sturdy enough to toss into a pack without having to wrap it up in a sock or something. Keep up the awesome work!
The top of the lantern looks pretty heavy in the current prototype – maybe a few fins would help reduce weight and add surface area?

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DBSAR,

Your new Prototype V2.0 looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You and all the others involved in this project for all of the work it will take to make this light available to everyone.

I think that the Candle and Sunset Modes are very cooooooooooool Smile

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I haven’t been too involved here recently… But just wanted to check back in and say I’m still very excited about this! Thanks for working on it as your time allows, DBSAR!

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oh man, can’t wait for the pictures of the lantern in use and your canoe trip.

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Stittville Ed wrote:
DBSAR,

Your new Prototype V2.0 looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You and all the others involved in this project for all of the work it will take to make this light available to everyone.

I think that the Candle and Sunset Modes are very cooooooooooool Smile


You know what would be REALLY cool AND totally outside the scope of this project? Add four RGB LEDs around the main LEDand make the “candle” mode full color flicker (mostly red/orange/yellow) with the main white LED on at a dim constant for a little bit of real light. I would love that as a “middle of night” mode. If the lighting level could be ramped up (or multi-mode) then it could also serve as a “fuel” torch/lantern and even all the way up to “campfire” if the light is capable of getting bright enough.

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