** BLF LT1M-Mini Project - The little Lantern! ( PM's sent today June 21, 2022)**

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Hi Barry,

A little bit off-topic, but any chance for a group buy for the Sofirn LT1S?

That's the one that appeals to me the most.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Order placed.

 

Thanks guys for sticking with it.

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Does this include the sleeve for the 18650 battery?

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please create coupon for purchase off Sofirn Official store in Aliexpress, as there offers free shipping. Thanks!

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agent80 wrote:
Does this include the sleeve for the 18650 battery?

My review sample did not include an adapter sleeve. 18650’s work fine without the sleeve though. They just may rattle a bit.

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It seems a few people already have advanced samples, has anyone posted impressions?

Looking to confirm it’s as expected before ordering, Andruil etc any pictures of the final board does it have wacky program pins?

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SoulCraves wrote:
please create coupon for purchase off Sofirn Official store in Aliexpress, as there offers free shipping. Thanks!

the code is only available on sofirn website, our website offers free shipping Smile
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Order placed aprox 430 left.

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whitecitadel wrote:
It seems a few people already have advanced samples, has anyone posted impressions?

Looking to confirm it’s as expected before ordering, Andruil etc any pictures of the final board does it have wacky program pins?

I bought a “pre-order” one I’m presuming these are the same, unlike my LT1, this one didn’t have “BLF” on it anywhere, I was presuming that the final version, the one that’s now available, would also have BLF on, but looking at the pictures, it doesn’t appear to.
Anyway, I was really impressed with my pre-order LT mini it lived up to all my expectations, basically a very portable, lightweight version of the original. Full brightness is excellent, batteries last a really good length of time plus it’s easy to carry a spare. I got mine for camping, mainly, and it is excellent I can leave my smelly, leaking paraffin lamp at home now, but still have the romance of that flickering flame! My only real complaint is it’s narrow base which makes it rather unstable, especially when camping, it would be nice to have some sort of lightweight tripod system for it to sit in, but that’s minor. Nope, I really do like it, so much, I bought another one, it would be rude not to with a 25% discount! Big Smile

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whitecitadel wrote:
It seems a few people already have advanced samples, has anyone posted impressions?

Looking to confirm it’s as expected before ordering, Andruil etc any pictures of the final board does it have wacky program pins?

I’ve finished my full review but I’m waiting to post it until the light is available to the general public, per Sofirn’s request. My impression is it’s awesome. It’s my favorite LT1 yet.

Iomes with Anduril 2 but not the latest build so it is missing instant switching functionality. I believe it’s the same firmware that comes on the full size LT1 and I verified with Barry it’s using a 7135 based driver so updates should be easy if you pull the driver or make a flashing adapter. The flashing pads are wonky and do not fit any existing layout, which is a shame.

The size is excellent. It’s around half the weight of LT1S but with the same size battery. My sample’s 5000mah 21700 measured in at 5700mah which is awesome. Charging in and out works great. They re-used the awesome rubber flap from LT1.

It needs a magnetic tailcap. I added a magnet to mine and it’s a significant improvement. Now I can stick it to things and it won’t get knocked over by accident. It’s stable enough for most situations but if it gets tapped it’ll fall over without a magnet.

The diffusers unscrews easily and allows you to use it as a tint ramping mule. The board sits on a shelf just like any other flashlight so emitter reflows should be pretty easy. I may try and put some dedomed 519A 2700K’s in line for a more candle-like warmth.

Overall excellent and I highly recommend it.

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I paid my order and the sofirn site is saying that the product is still in my basket…..Paypal has already charged me.

edit: order is now pending.
edit2: I might have the $10 for delivery issue also….

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Hi Barry, left you a PM. Apparently Sofirn charges me 10 for delivery.

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A huge “Thank You” to DBSAR, SIGShooter, Sofirn, Barry, & and anyone else who had anything to do with this project!!

Well done!!! Thumbs Up

Orders placed….. Wink

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Sofirn cancelled my order… That kind of sucks…. wow

edit: new order charging me $10 for shipping…waiting to resolve this issue

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MountainKing wrote:
Sofirn cancelled my order… That kind of sucks…. wow

edit: new order charging me $10 for shipping…waiting to resolve this issue

Do you live in some out of the way place??
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Order placed. Thank you Guys for making this Possible Smile

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JenkinsMatti wrote:
MountainKing wrote:
Sofirn cancelled my order… That kind of sucks…. wow

edit: new order charging me $10 for shipping…waiting to resolve this issue

Do you live in some out of the way place??

Mauritius

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

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With the base being flat, how did you fix the magnet, any chance of some pics, did you drill a hole in the base, what magnet? Would like to do similar to mine. Big Smile

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I want to mod mine like this, too!

matarius777 wrote:
With the base being flat, how did you fix the magnet, any chance of some pics, did you drill a hole in the base, what magnet? Would like to do similar to mine. Big Smile
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MountainKing wrote:
JenkinsMatti wrote:
MountainKing wrote:
Sofirn cancelled my order… That kind of sucks…. wow

edit: new order charging me $10 for shipping…waiting to resolve this issue

Do you live in some out of the way place??

Mauritius

WOW… Looks like an Island aparadise!!! Out of the way & remote…. Thumbs Up

Maybe that is why it cancelled… logistic problems???

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No color choices yet ???

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JenkinsMatti wrote:
MountainKing wrote:
JenkinsMatti wrote:
MountainKing wrote:
Sofirn cancelled my order… That kind of sucks…. wow

edit: new order charging me $10 for shipping…waiting to resolve this issue

Do you live in some out of the way place??

Mauritius

WOW… Looks like an Island aparadise!!! Out of the way & remote…. Thumbs Up

Maybe that is why it cancelled… logistic problems???

Thanks Big Smile It’s not too bad to live there Silly There are regular shipping to and from Mauritius but yeah some sellers do charge a price for shipping.

Unfortunately, I’ll have to pass the lantern for now. Our currency took a 42% depreciation against the Dollar and shipping is making the deal not that appealing. Pros and cons I guess!

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

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MountainKing wrote:
JenkinsMatti wrote:
MountainKing wrote:
JenkinsMatti wrote:
MountainKing wrote:
Sofirn cancelled my order… That kind of sucks…. wow

edit: new order charging me $10 for shipping…waiting to resolve this issue

Do you live in some out of the way place??

Mauritius

WOW… Looks like an Island aparadise!!! Out of the way & remote…. Thumbs Up

Maybe that is why it cancelled… logistic problems???

Thanks Big Smile It’s not too bad to live there Silly There are regular shipping to and from Mauritius but yeah some sellers do charge a price for shipping.

Unfortunately, I’ll have to pass the lantern for now. Our currency took a 42% depreciation against the Dollar and shipping is making the deal not that appealing. Pros and cons I guess!

Sure thing, it sounds great to me after reading about it. Cool
That is a real hit your currency took. Shocked
But you’re right… Pros & Cons. Hopefully you can get one in the near future.
Best regards….
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matarius777 wrote:
With the base being flat, how did you fix the magnet, any chance of some pics, did you drill a hole in the base, what magnet? Would like to do similar to mine. Big Smile

I used a Nite Ize Steelie Tablet magnet I had lying around. It has sticky foam tape on the back. They are discontinued now.

If I were to buy a magnet specifically to use on LT1 Mini, I would choose this one and stick it to the bottom of the tailcap with some double sided foam tape. That would certainly work.

It also MIGHT be possible to glue one of these inside the tailcap underneath the spring. I’m not certain it would be strong enough, but it may be worth a shot.

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Thanks for the magnet info! I just ordered my two minis (a lower case m seems appropriate). I live in the boonies, without the best internet. So, what kind of foam tape do you recommend, and where might I be able to get it (I’m in the Bigfoot Country of Northern California)?

Happy camping, Lemurian

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Lemurian wrote:
Thanks for the magnet info! I just ordered my two minis (a lower case m seems appropriate). I live in the boonies, without the best internet. So, what kind of foam tape do you recommend, and where might I be able to get it (I’m in the Bigfoot Country of Northern California)?

Happy camping, Lemurian

AFAIK they’re all kind of the same. “3M VHB” is the big brand name kind. I bought a generic roll of the same looking stuff at my local Walmart last year. Before that I had a roll from Gorilla that was exactly the same thing.

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Thank you

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tactical_grizzly wrote:
It also MIGHT be possible to glue one of these inside the tailcap underneath the spring. I’m not certain it would be strong enough, but it may be worth a shot.

I ordered a bunch of these magnets and tried sticking one in the tailcap of my LT1 Mini. Install was super easy, I just unscrewed the tailcap and fished the magnet through the gaps in the spring. Now it just sits there under the spring with no glue or anything.

The strength is OK. Holding the light upside down on a horizontal surface is no problem. Vertical surfaces are a challenge though. There’s usually just not enough friction to prevent the light from sliding down the surface most of the time. These pics on vertical surfaces are just a couple of spots where I was able to get it to stay put after careful placement. It stayed put just fine on a thick rusty piece of steel.

This also works on LT1S to a similar degree of success: strong enough to hold upside down on a horizontal surface, but not strong enough to hold on a vertical surface.

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What is the part number on the magnets you used ?????

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