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saypat wrote:
addition to my other ‘shelf Queens.’

This needs to be a Working King though and not a Shelf Queen. Big Smile

This is why collectors need to buy at least three LT1s…

One in mint condition for their collection,

One daily driver,

and one for fidgeting and fondling….

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I knew there was a reason I should get more than one !

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Camping (though camping season is over from my family for this year) will be the main use and I expect it will be used around the house for fun and occasional work. Looking forward to it arriving.

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Being in Florida, between our crappy power grid and hurricane season, I’ve been looking for a quality lantern for a while now. I also love camping and being outdoors, so it’ll get taken on trips frequently too. Also, I work backstage a lot during stage productions, so having a dimmable, controlled light with long run times could be really handy too.

Exactly why I’ve been on the list for 2+ yrs. Wish I had after Irma, having no grid juice for 10 days, and now Dorian moving in. I will say though, if you use Ryobi One+ interchangeable battery power tools, they have a high/low lantern that did rather well for me, lasting 2 nights on one charge with the standard battery. The new ones have a USB power supply now.

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Oh man, all you guys talking about camping makes me itching to book a site next year to camp. Hopefully we can get the lantern(s) by then.

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Propeak wrote:
Where to begin!

3-point lighting for photography & video – tint, intensity, directional and mounting options are endless!

Emergency lighting in brownouts and power failures

Day-to-day home use. I have two Zanflare lanterns I’ve used the $#17 out of and these LT1s will take over. I find tint-ramping lanterns have give such a pleasing light…

I plan on charging them with a 24w RAV solar panel and a 24 ah power bank just for the fun of it.

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Mostly camping but also emergency preparedness. I was just camping with friends and a buddy popped out his old coleman propane lantern. It’s bright, but such a pain to use.

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Mostly camping but also emergency preparedness. I was just camping with friends and a buddy popped out his old coleman propane lantern. It’s bright, but such a pain to use.

For energy density you can’t beat propane or white gas. But they are both a PITA to use with the mantles, at least that’s been my experience. The mantles tend to break during transportation to and from the destination.

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I’m from England, in the winter it gets dark at 4pm for a few weeks, so…

1. For work photography when we need more light or when there’s a power cut, which is rare.
2. To encourage the family to go camping, I went once about 16 years ago.
3. For those candle light moments with ‘her’, without using a real candle.
4. Night BBQ’s … in the winter that would mean using BLT LT1 Lantern at 4pm Facepalm

Maybe I should order another one?

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Simple1i wrote:
I’m from England, in the winter it gets dark at 4pm for a few weeks, so…

1. For work photography when we need more light or when there’s a power cut, which is rare.
2. To encourage the family to go camping, I went once about 16 years ago.
3. For those candle light moments with ‘her’, without using a real candle.
4. Night BBQ’s … in the winter that would mean using BLT LT1 Lantern at 4pm Facepalm

Maybe I should order another one?


Yeah, you definitely need another. One for work and one for home at a minimum. Big Smile

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I’m from England, in the winter it gets dark at 4pm for a few weeks, so…

1. For work photography when we need more light or when there’s a power cut, which is rare.
2. To encourage the family to go camping, I went once about 16 years ago.
3. For those candle light moments with ‘her’, without using a real candle.
4. Night BBQ’s … in the winter that would mean using BLT LT1 Lantern at 4pm Facepalm

Maybe I should order another one?


Yeah, you definitely need another. One for work and one for home at a minimum. Big Smile

Good idea. Thumbs Up I also need to look at spare batteries.

“four sofirn 3000mAh 18650 batteries” – If I buy another four of these will my current charger work? Its the LlitoKala Engineer Lii 500.

Apologies, I’m new to all this and its a little bit daunting at times.

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Camping and in case of emergency or fishing trips. But probably live out it’s life in candle mode duty on the desk or night stand.

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Camping, Camping, and more Camping

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Simple1i wrote:
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I’m from England, in the winter it gets dark at 4pm for a few weeks, so…

1. For work photography when we need more light or when there’s a power cut, which is rare.
2. To encourage the family to go camping, I went once about 16 years ago.
3. For those candle light moments with ‘her’, without using a real candle.
4. Night BBQ’s … in the winter that would mean using BLT LT1 Lantern at 4pm Facepalm

Maybe I should order another one?


Yeah, you definitely need another. One for work and one for home at a minimum. Big Smile

Good idea. Thumbs Up I also need to look at spare batteries.

“four sofirn 3000mAh 18650 batteries” – If I buy another four of these will my current charger work? Its the LlitoKala Engineer Lii 500.

Apologies, I’m new to all this and its a little bit daunting at times.


I don’t know of any reason why that wouldn’t work. Plus, remember that the lantern has a built-in USB charger that has been tested by Den already and he said it works pretty well. However, the Lii-500 can charge them faster.

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Baby sitting every night!

If the walking dead conquer most of the world, this lantern means a lot. Oh, I still need a baseball bat. Knive can be stuck in the head of it, gun is too loud, also not easy to get in China. Baseball bat is the best. Or a tough flashlight in baseball bat shape.

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Oh man, all you guys talking about camping makes me itching to book a site next year to camp. Hopefully we can get the lantern(s) by then.
The LT1 will be ready to order very soon actually. Big Smile Just in time for the longer winter nights here in the north, and the winter power outages.

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Baby sitting every night!

If the walking dead conquer most of the world, this lantern means a lot. Oh, I still need a baseball bat. Knive can be stuck in the head of it, gun is too loud, also not easy to get in China. Baseball bat is the best. Or a tough flashlight in baseball bat shape.

Thumbs Up Big Smile

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The Lantern I will by sending to my Son in Portland, OR will be going to Burning Man next year,along with a Solar Panel.

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Mostly for year-round car camping here in west coast (BC, WA or OR). This lantern ticks almost all the boxes — except that I wish its waterproofness could be at IPX8 instead of just 7. My every IPX7-rated flashlight got water intrusion in coastal rain just in a couple of hours; however it never happens to my Imalent and Q8 lights though.

Other than use in camping, maybe show it off to my outdoorsy friends. I just bought a pair of light tripods and a dozen of new Sanyo NCR18650GA 3500mah 10A button top to go with the lanterns. Next time when I set them up at the campsite, I am sure every friend will be drooling and wants to get his/her own.

Thank you everyone involved in developing and making the lantern! It looks awesome Thumbs Up ! (now I can put my other 10 old lanterns to storage)

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One is going in the camping gear (will serve double duty for power outages also).
One will be for use around the house during power outages and when we have friends over around the backyard fire pit.
One will go in the shop for when I need to work on a car outside at night or need extra light.

Numbers 4 and 5 will be given as gifts. One for my sister who just moved to Florida (hurricanes) and one for my brother-in-law who is an avid hiker/outdoorsman.

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Ordered mine, time to login back in to book some camping sites… oh boy, can’t wait til summer.

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I will be camping Black Friday weekend – after Thanksgiving Thumbs Up Although the LT1 won’t be with me Sad

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Although the LT1 won’t be with me Sad

Why not?? Bring it! lol

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I used the BLF LT1 at my parents house this weekend during a bbq. It performed perfectly. It has 5 modes (default). I ran it on level 4 for about 3-4 hrs and it didn’t dim at all; used the battery feature to check the batteries status; 3.9v. Not bad.. not bad at all. No one use theirs yet?

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I lended my LT1 out to a collegue last weekend. On highest (7×7135) setting he fully drained the (NCR18650B) batteries during a 6 hour clean-out session of his attick where there is no electricity. He was extremely happy with the lantern for that purpose.

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WOW, 7×7135, wouldnt that generate lots of heat? I left mine factory.. I believed it’s 5×7135.

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mine will take its’ rightful place as a Shelf Queen.

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WOW, 7×7135, wouldnt that generate lots of heat? I left mine factory.. I believed it’s 5×7135.

I wasn’t there to check the temperature, but even if it became 90degC it should not be a concern apart from it being quite unpleasant to touch the top of the lantern. I’m charging the lantern back up right now and see what it does after an hour on high.
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djozz wrote:
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WOW, 7×7135, wouldnt that generate lots of heat? I left mine factory.. I believed it’s 5×7135.

I wasn’t there to check the temperature, but even if it became 90degC it should not be a concern apart from it being quite unpleasant to touch the top of the lantern. I’m charging the lantern back up right now and see what it does after an hour on high.

Had it on high for an hour or so (room temp, no airflow) and the temperature of the top settled at 61 degC.
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djozz wrote:
djozz wrote:
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WOW, 7×7135, wouldnt that generate lots of heat? I left mine factory.. I believed it’s 5×7135.
I wasn’t there to check the temperature, but even if it became 90degC it should not be a concern apart from it being quite unpleasant to touch the top of the lantern. I’m charging the lantern back up right now and see what it does after an hour on high.
Had it on high for an hour or so (room temp, no airflow) and the temperature of the top settled at 61 degC.

With all 7-7135s enabled correct? (my tests were all around the 60 degC mark, so that is close.

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