8th Old Lumens Challenge is CLOSED !!!

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Many thanks, Jason, for running this years contest. It has been great fun. Cool

Big thanks to the judges for investing their free time for BLF. Thumbs Up Thanks also to the sponsors for the great prizes. Nice to see how every participant gets a great prize. The NlightD T90 will be my first SBT90 flashlight. Party

I think if I wouldn’t have had the motivation to finish my modified flashlight for the contest it would be sitting around unmodified until next year. Innocent The prize you get is of course a nice bonus but a great part of the reward is that you made an awesome flashlight that you can’t buy anywhere. Crown

For next year, may I suggest that we have the countdown clock again that CRX had last year? It makes it easier to know when the time is finished.

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Yes , thankyou Jason , and to those that took their time as judges . This challenge gave me the push to finally attempt to machine a flashlight . I had a lot of fun , and learned quite a bit.

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I’ve thanked before, and I’ll thank again, for the organization and the judges too, now! Beer
Also, it was nice to be in the contest again, a place I never thought I’d be in when I joined the forum.

And last, a word to the people entering the contest, it was nice to see what you’ve done and the new creations arising from our small flashaholic world Wink

Hope to see you all in the next one, and others wanting to join, give this a try, it will be fun Wink

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The last two years give me a valuable lesson, this year is even more.
Thanks for the judges and participants for this fun and challenging contest.

Looking forward for the next one!

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Skylight wrote:
Many thanks, Jason, for running this years contest. It has been great fun. Cool
For next year, may I suggest that we have the countdown clock again that CRX had last year? It makes it easier to know when the time is finished.

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I concur Thumbs Up
Truth is, I was completely unaware the end was near that last weekend.
Jason posted this on the 01/01/2021 “ Last weekend to finalize your builds “
I assumed the finish was the last week of February like last year. Facepalm
If that post was not seen, I would not have finished, we were babysitting the Grandchildren.
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It is completely my fault that I was not paying attention to the jan5 deadline, but I was saved by my little son who on exactly 5 jan in the morning asked to me when the big red lamp that had been sitting idle on the dinner table for weeks was supposed to be finished? I looked it up, it was today and it wasn’t a work day so I could spare a couple of hours and was able to finish it in time (under the stern eye from the woman in chief).
My son demanded a reward and so it earned him a bag of sweets.

Ergo, the OL-organisation has no obligation whatsoever to baby-sit the contestants, but it would help some of us Facepalm

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Congratulations to all contestants and thanks to the judges and organisers !

"In the land of the blond the one eyed man is king."

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Apologies for the missing time stamp thingy.  I had trouble posting it right at the start.  I asked sb for help and i thought i had it sorted but I must've made an edit that deleted it or something...???

 

Anyway go check out the people's choice poll Smile 

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I was upgrading the hard drive on my raspberry pi and broke the fstab, so it stopped booting. My pi also basically runs my entire network, so I broke a bunch of stuff. I salvaged part of the network configuration without fixing the pi (so TVs and chromecasts and cellphones would work… everything on the wifi, which is not my PC) and realized I was running out of time to finish the light, so I stopped and added the ground strap and took some pictures. By then I’d been asocial for too long and was gently nudged back to some family activities, and it took a while before I got back to fixing the network. I’ve now added a second Pi which is dedicated to running the network, so when I break the first pi doing fun projects I don’t destroy the home network in the process…

Anyway, special thanks to pinkpanda for hosting this year, and to all our sponsors this year. I hope I can enter next year and give whatever project I come up with all the time it deserves.

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I've finally done some updating to the archive thread and a little catch up.

 

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Challenge this year.  I think the next event can be safely be named a contest/competition next time as a number of the participants prefer the format of competing against each other.   Congrats to G0OSE for taking out the people's choice award.  Hopefully see you all again in a few months  <img src= " />

 

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Thanks a ton for all of your work to put the contest on this year!

And I’m glad that we ended up with a fair number of participants. Here’s to having even more join the party next year! Beer

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Thank You Jason for carrying the OL Torch Love
Everyone treasures you, judges, and every contestant. Thumbs Up
Looking fwd to it again Beer

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Look what arrived today Big Smile
I got my OL Prize bundle, big thanks to PP who supplied me one of his own lights, and very kindly did the proper customs sheet and I didn’t get charged a penny.
I was SO excited opening it I can’t tell you! Party Big Smile
Thank you again PP, you are one in a million mate Thumbs Up and thank you to the judges and voters who voted for me, it’s actually emotional having won such a beautiful and unique prize. Crying
Also, thank you to Old Lumens himself, if you’re watching up there buddy – you have no idea how happy you made a lot of people and changed their lives with you’re modded masterpieces.
Rest in peace my friend, you’ll never be forgotten on here. Smile
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That is B E A U T I F U L!!! Love
Congrats G0OSE! And props to pinkpanda too Wink

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Great to see your Old-Lumens Ltd Edition gift set and Noctigon arrived so quickly. Crown
Congratulations on your selection of the Peoples Choice Award. Big Smile
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Nice set and certificate! Big Smile Thumbs Up

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Well done !

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Sorry for the “resurrection” of the thread, but just wanted to let people know that I received today my “prize” from the OL Contest!
I used a voucher from led4power store – thanks L4P – and today I got my stuff in the mail (along with other stuff I ordered besides the voucher) Wink

So…the mod bug is alive Wink

Thanks again to the organization and to L4P for the voucher Wink

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Thumbs Up have fun with all those parts!
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Way cool!! Smile

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Nice Mr B Thumbs Up , can’t wait to see what you do with it all.
I just sent my KR4 off to CRX for an emitter swap, I just couldn’t get on with those SST 20 3000k leds, I tried, but it was just way too warm. Swapping them out for some XPL hi’s in NW 5000k.

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It seems my prize will be shipped by Neal soon. He just created an order. Cool

Have fun with your modding supplies, MascaratumB. Thumbs Up

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Yeaa Neal did come through!

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My prize has arrived! Very fast shipping from Neal. Big thanks to Neal and everyone involved in organising the contest.

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My prize also came today. FW3T with Lumintop’s current 4000k sst-20s which are gorgeous. I bypassed the springs and loaded anduril 2, along with adding some thicker mcpcb wires. The light goes from cold to burning to the touch in 15s on turbo. Thanks everyone!

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That’s a nice blue, nice and even all over too.

  

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Was it the last OL challenge Sad

Few days ago Pinkpanda asked for someone to take is place as organizer of the challenge and it seems like no one is willing to do it 
Organiser for this year's OL ocmp | BudgetLightForum.com
 
I really like this competition and I can honestly say that it improved my building and knowledge a lot.
If no one will take the responsibility I will take it since It will be shame if this tradition stops but I guess it means I will not be able to participate Sad

Do you believe someone else will take the responsibility?

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