The 9th BLF Old Lumens Challenge is Now Open! Sponsors and judges thread

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The 9th BLF Old Lumens Challenge is Now Open! Sponsors and judges thread

Hey folks this is the account of the official Old Lumens Challange, this year me everydaysurvivalgear (Chris ) and Don (MtnDon) split the duties so we can keep the contest running.

I have tow main jobs

  • Find sponsors for this years event the information will be posted here.
  • Find judges for the 9th Old Lumens Challange, you may receive an unsolicited message in your inbox asking for your help to judge.

I am the only person with access to this account, Don will be taking care of the other parts of the competition and will also be entering this years contest. Most if this info is already up on BLF i will link the thread below.

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/78988

All judging rules will remain the same as previous years and judges will be kept secret as per usual.

Categories are the same as last year

  • Hand made
  • Machine made
  • Modified light

You will be judged by these merits

  • Skill level/build quality
  • Uniqueness/ Innovation
  • Thread Quality
  • Shown Operational

In more detail the following points are the judging criteria used in previous years.

  • Skill Level/ Finished Build Quality: Judged fairly on the persons access to tools, materials and abilities. Is the finished build functional & looking good? Difficult to make? Was the build completed, started or no work done at all?
  • Uniqueness/ Inventiveness of the build: Is the light unique, one of a kind or does it operate in a special way?
  • Build Thread Quality: Did the contestant do a good job of showing and explaining to the forum how they did the steps in the build? Good thread organization, pictures and descriptions of the methods used?
  • Purpose Built: Was the light purpose built for a specific use? Is it a special new EDC, upgrade or something for use that simply can’t be bought easily?
  • Technical Details: Including new driver firmware, PCB designs, new technical ideas, programming and special switches etc.
  • Problem Solving & Obstacles: Were any specific problems encountered, documented and resolved by the contestant? Documenting the obstacles and using the power of the BLF community to solve them is seen as a big plus!
  • Enthusiasm to Participate: Did the contestant give it their best shot even knowing they would be up against more skilled veterans? Did they support other contestants build threads by posting encouragement and even giving help?
  • Following the Guidelines: Did the contestant follow the rules and guidance given?
  • Shown Operational: Did the contestant show us the light operating, its functions, beam-shots, videos etc?

Sponsors and Prizes

MtnDon has donated a fully custom built light, hand made by himself it will be similar to this light.

Some info about the custom made light
The person selecting this prize will be offered 4 or 5 woods that could be used. They would be able to choose which ones and in what arrangement they would be glued up.
The light will be single cell AA powered. The driver will be the one used in the Sofirn C01S, lo-hi, starting on lo. The led would be an SST-20, 4000K as used by Sofirn in the C01S. A Carclo 104xx series optic. A reverse clicky switch.
About 110mm long x 26mm wide x 42mm tall.

Please support the sponsors that support us Big Smile

One last thing i am here to help and mentor any one that needs help or mentoring, feel free to message me.

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Bump!

wow we are getting some great prizes thank you to all the sponsors.

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Thanks for organizing everything and keeping the competition going.
Hope this prizes will convince more people to take part in the challenge and thanks Don for the custom made prize 

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My BLF/OL contest entries: 7th 8th 9th 

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Seems like I have a little spare time on my hands. I think I know how I’m going to spend it. Big Smile

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YuvalS wrote:

Thanks for organizing everything and keeping the competition going.
Hope this prizes will convince more people to take part in the challenge and thanks Don for the custom made prize 

Yea we still have a fair bit of time left so hopefully more people jump aboard, we have some awesome prizes so far.

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Asian8640 wrote:
Seems like I have a little spare time on my hands. I think I know how I'm going to spend it. :D

 

Looking forward to seeing your entry.

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The_OL_Contest wrote:



Is it really two E2As?
Maybe change one of them to the H series wink ? 

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YuvalS wrote:

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Is it really two E2As?
Maybe change one of them to the H series wink ? 

Yea the headlamps are great i have been using one since like 2017 i think.

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WOW this list keeps on growing Big Smile