*BLF LT1 Lantern Project) (updated Nov,17,2020)

no worries…. we all make mistakes…… Will stick with the cl23s as the cl25 replacements and wait for the BLF lantern to come out to replace them all

What flaw? Im pretty sure that is misleading. I think the “general” consensus was Den either had a defective unit or used a defective battery to do his test and (I may be wrong) but I dont think he repeated/published the test using a different battery. If it was the battery, using that battery would have been unadvisable in any light. I dont believe others that tested the T1 produced temps that were above acceptable limits. Sure the design could be better, but its not problematic if common sense is used. Saying it is dangerous when you use a defective battery should only be necessary when educating someone that doesnt know anything about Li-ion batts. I have 3 T1s(gave one to my 92yo mum) and I dont think you can beat em for $16…. Also, I have something to use to make the 2.5+ year wait for THIS Lantern bearable.

Nice picture!

I have an interesting story to go along with the snippet of your quote that sums up the thinking entirely…

I had been with Verizon Fios ever since they came to my area, which, at the time, was almost nine years. I liked the service (I still have it), but it was costing a lot of money. Both Comcast and Direct TV were bombarding my mailbox with offers to get me to switch to them from Fios. Money was tight, so I called Verizon. The conversation with the CSR went something like this:

Them: Thanks for being one of the earliest Fios customers Sir. What can I do for you?
Me: Thanks for the Thanks! I’m calling now because money is tight and I’m looking at switching to one of these cheaper services that are clamoring for my business.
Them: I’m sorry to hear that. Is there anything wrong with your service?
Me: No. My service is just fine, but the money…
Them: Who is it that you are looking into? As a longtime Fios customer, you are already in our best pricing category for returning customers.
Me: I’m looking into Comcast and Direct TV.
Them: Okay. Hold for a few moments for me please…

Them: Sir?
Me: Yes?
Them: As I mentioned earlier, you are already in our best pricing category. If you leave, we’ll be disappointed to see you go, but we’ll see you when you come back.

Verizon has so many customers that losing one to another company will result in a zero net loss for them. They probably signed up 100 customers nationwide for Fios while they were on the phone with me.

The loss of one is the gain of many more.

I’m interested put me on the list please thanks :slight_smile:

Interested in one. Please add me to the list.


I’m interested in 1-2 lanterns as well!


I am interested in 3 lanterns.


Next round of interest list updates

1042 Sandman5811
1043 pelle470
1044 Enlightened1
1045 P33
1046 P33
1047 michaelthomasclark
1048 michaelthomasclark
1049 michaelthomasclark
1050 Stittville Ed
1051 Stittville Ed

And a BLF welcome to michaelthomasclark who’s first post on BLF is expressing interest in 3 lanterns. Thanks for stoppin by! :beer:

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All I know is that every BLF Special Light has ended up being one of my best lights ans they are the ones that get used the most by far.

So put me down for 2 more.

Thank You to all that have put in so much time and effort to make this the “Best Lantern Ever”

main list updated :slight_smile: - just waiting to hear back from Barry on any progress they are making.

I think China land is on vacation for a week, until Oct 7th. ” National Day Golden Week

True, that’s probably why i haven’t heard form Barry in a few days.

I’m interested want one

I’m interested as well

I hope others who have bought the Zanflare Z1 have better luck than i have had with them…
(The first one i bought failed after attempting to mod, and a second un-modded Z1 drained its cell with an internal charger problem: - see the topic: DBSAR Lantern Mini-Review: -Zanflare T1 (UPDATE: Second T1 failed!
(in my last two posts on page # 5 , about the first one failed after a mod attempt, then a second factory Z1 i bought for a friend back in August had failed. (Posts # 161 and #162)

Interested in second. Thank you

Thanks for the heads up Dbsar… had read your thread and is a little concerning… SO now going with the Fenix CL23 as interim Lantern till the blf comes out

Interested in two if it stays under 100$

Interested in one. Please add me to the list.

I would have waited longer to post an interest list update but didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to welcome two first time post authors to BLF. Welcome to Klocknov who joined BLF today, presumably to show and interest in this lantern, and r777, who has been a member for over 4 years, but again first post showing an interest in this lantern. :beer: :smiley: :beer:

I have not looked at any other BLF group buys, but the number of folks who have joined BLF to show an interest in this lantern is enlightening to me. :wink:

1052 Dannyboyy
1053 dbesselt
1054 F.i.l.a.s
1055 Klocknov
1056 Klocknov
1057 r777

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