Choose your BLF LT1 Color Preference!

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Voted 574 Olive drab green, as the only color close to my preferences.

Too bad, that there is no silver or anything blue-grayish (not the usual Sofirn blue) or green-grayish in the current color lineup proposal.

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I love the sand color. Reminds me of the old skyray kings.
But my second vote goes to the flat dark earth.
These are all amazing looking colors!

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voted for – 021 Blaze Orange which would be the next colour I’d like after the black on it’s way. Next choice would be – 7503Flat Dark Earth (military) then – 574 Olive Drab Green ( Military/army green).

Would like a nice grey same as Hanks Emisars too.

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adam7027 wrote:
Voted 574 Olive drab green, as the only color close to my preferences.

Too bad, that there is no silver or anything blue-grayish (not the usual Sofirn blue) or green-grayish in the current color lineup proposal.

Clear/white anodized was mentioned, but we were told it was expensive to do anodizing that stayed clear. Maybe Sofirn or any one experienced with anodizing, can comment on that, and it could be added. Big Smile

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Voted Blaze orange 1st
2nd would be flat earth

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I voted Olive Green as my first choice and had Flat Dark Earth as a second choice.
I would have included Orange as a third(maybe even second) choice if it had been more of a ‘Hunter’s Orange’ Sad ……. JMO

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You really think Sofirn will be able to get FDE and Olive green (drab) anodized? Acebeam tried what they called “Mil green”, but was more like greenish gold.

Here is true Cerakote mil spec olive drab vs what Acebeam came up with. (sorry about the camera distortion. makes the tail cap look bent)

And true Cerakote FDE on a convoy c8 (second from right)

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Always liked flat dark earth Not great if you drop it in the -woods….but a cool colour

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DBSAR wrote:
adam7027 wrote:
Voted 574 Olive drab green, as the only color close to my preferences.

Too bad, that there is no silver or anything blue-grayish (not the usual Sofirn blue) or green-grayish in the current color lineup proposal.

Clear/white anodized was mentioned, but we were told it was expensive to do anodizing that stayed clear. Maybe Sofirn or any one experienced with anodizing, can comment on that, and it could be added. Big Smile

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Since Convoy started to do it, I feel, that silver/clear ano. is something like a golden standard.

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its me or olive green looks more like coleman green? Shocked

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puglife2 wrote:
its me or olive green looks more like coleman green? Shocked

I had the same thought. “Coleman green” in the picture looks like the ugly green shown in the main LT1 thread IMO.
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RobertB wrote:
You really think Sofirn will be able to get FDE and Olive green (drab) anodized? Acebeam tried what they called “Mil green”, but was more like greenish gold.

I’m hopeful and optimistic, but….

That is the exact reason why we’re talking to the factory – - to find common ground between what we would like and what they can deliver. Discussions like this give us targets, they show how close they can come, and decisions are made.

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its me or olive green looks more like coleman green? Shocked
I had the same thought. “Coleman green” in the picture looks like the ugly green shown in the main LT1 thread IMO.

Fact is that Coleman never had a specific “Coleman Green” I just found a close balance to what some of the many Coleman lanterns in my GPA collection has. There probably are a couple dozen shades of green Coleman used on their lanterns & stoves over the years, and some are very different, even some of the lanterns i have have a different green on the enamel top vent shade than they painted on the fount (tanks) The 356 Pantone green from my Pantone color guide book i have is sort of close in between the most common green shades of the lanterns i have.

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Voted for olive green but i’d prefer a D18/E07 kind of sand. Red also looks nice as well.

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FDE, Orange, and OD green look nice!

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I'm not buying this lantern, but I like (Forest/Coleman) Green the most, and Blue the second most.

I do like flashlights that come in more than just black, however.

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Currently if the two greens are added together, the voting stands at 35% for green. That shows significant support for some sort of dark green.

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Black, Orange and FDE in that order Smile

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Voted green , like the FDE also .

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silver please

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If clear ano is unavailable, perhaps an option could be bare, un-anodized Al?  Simple metal polish such as cotton wadding-based products (Nevr-Dull) are easy to apply, retain natural OEM shine, and one application lasts a very long time.  It's my go-to stuff for polished Al wheels, motor covers etc. on my vintage and modern motorcycles.

An owner might even wish to allow the unfinished and unpolished Al to develop it's natural patina, in keeping with light as tool vs light as industrial art.

 

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Voted for orange, but i like the Coleman green as well.

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Either green first, FDE or sand second.

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voted red, orange good too.

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Interesting that the “top three” has not changed, although they are changing places with each other a little. Yay for Olive Green in the lead! (barely) Party

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DavidEF wrote:
Interesting that the “top three” has not changed, although they are changing places with each other a little. Yay for Olive Green in the lead! (barely) Party

Maybe Sofirn will make all three? Hoping! Party
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DavidEF wrote:
Interesting that the “top three” has not changed, although they are changing places with each other a little. Yay for Olive Green in the lead! (barely) Party
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To me OD Green is the only one that doesnt look like a toy….. but that’s JMO
It seems there were many that also had OD Green as a 2nd choice ….. so if 1st and 2nd votes were combined…. OD green would be the leader by larger margin.

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Voted for 021/ blaze orange, what else could I vote for as a Dutchmen Wink (And it looks great as well)
2: 356 Coleman green is nice as well.
3: 7503 Flat dark earth

What about a condorcet voting process, where people can express multiple preferences in a listed order?
ToyKeeper set one up a while ago to find out the preferences for the FW3A LEDs and CCT.

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The three that I like the most are winning! I hope I can get all 3 colors.

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Voted for blue because its my favorite but hopefully they offer most of these because I’ll be buying at least 4.

-286 Blue (would prefer a brighter tint like Olight uses but any blue good)
-021 Blaze Orange
-574 Olive Green
-Black

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