I will have SP36, do I need a Sofirn BLF LT1 latern?

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river345
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I will have SP36, do I need a Sofirn BLF LT1 latern?

Wondering what your lantern experiences have been regarding using a dedicated lantern like the Sofirn BLF LT1 vs. modding some kind of diffuser for the Sofirn SP36? I wouldn’t get the tint variation available on the LT1, which is a bummer. For table top use (at home during outage, on a picnic table, etc), it seems like a diffuser over the SP36 would function pretty well, but for inside the tent, I haven’t seen any good hanging solution that makes the SP36-with-diffuser work well.

Any thoughts on maybe usecases I’m not thinking about that would nudge me towards dedicated lantern?

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You will WANT the lantern, and it won’t stop there!

Enjoy the ride… Beer

Edit: I have both SP36 and the BLF lantern, and years before the BLF lantern, I already have other branded lanterns, a Fenix and then the Zanflare, unused!

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tatasal wrote:
You will WANT the lantern, and it won’t stop there!

Enjoy the ride… Beer

Stop, you’re not helping! Big Smile

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river345 wrote:
tatasal wrote:
You will WANT the lantern, and it won’t stop there!

Enjoy the ride… Beer

Stop, you’re not helping! Big Smile

…but,but…we are surrounded by enablers!

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Unno, I got a few of the old Zanflare lanterns that go from WW to CW and everything in-between, so I never felt the need for a new one. And I use other lights to burn down moribund AA and AAA alkaleaks, using ceiling-bounce.

So… get one? Depends on whaddya wanna do wit it.

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Lightbringer wrote:

So… get one? Depends on whaddya wanna do wit it.

I want to hold it in my hands and be with it. I think that’s really it. But also the feeling like there will be one day a situation where I want a super warm lantern and I don’t have one. Or want to hang a lantern on a rope and all I got are tail-standers.

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Add a lanyard to your SP36.