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

I think the Sofirn LT1S looks better, but it doesn't have Andúril.

BLF LT1 looks repurposed/frankensteinian so does LT1M-Mini.

That’s a major downside for outdoor use. Even just sitting outside in the evening (not even taking camping into account) might be problematic. I have 0 flat surfaces outside and often tables and chairs are not standing straight. The LT1 has been relatively stable in these situations, but I’m worried the mini will not work well with this. That leaves hanging it up somewhere, but that’s not always an option either.

That’s a shame, was hoping to swap this one with a IF25A one, so I can tell the 2 I have better apart. Maybe there’s a good reason for it, but it just leaves me wondering why there can’t be any consistency in this. It’s annoying (and not limited to Sofirn).

Recommend this 3d printed stand for the BLF LT1:

Someone should be able to adapt the dimensions for the mini.

I have the stand for the regular LT1 and it’s much more stable. (I don’t have a 3d printer so I paid for it to be printed by an online 3d printing marketplace)

To make a simple stand for the mini, a 30mm cavity can be drilled in a piece of plywood, in which it can be clamped.

I have to totally agree about ugly and boring. To me, this MF01X is one of the best looking new lights: https://budgetlightforum.com/t/-/68707. I'd order one just because it looks so cool!

But really, a black camping light makes no sense - I want something easy to see and find in a bag, for example. Sure you can add some neon tape I suppose.

Oh that’s a good suggestion for on a table! 3D printing just doesn’t do it for me, but a nice wooden stand I can totally imagine. Have some pieces of oak lying around that might be suitable. Bit more outdoor proof as well than plywood.

I’ve grown into the look of the LT1, maybe back then I thought it looked boring, but never ugly, in fact by comparison to literally every single lantern type light I think it was the best looking, even if it was just a Q8 with a piece of plastic on top.

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many thanks for your continuous work :beer:

Can one of the beta testers confirm it still has the 1/4” tripod thread in the base? (given it looks so unstable)

No tripod mount on it. I asked Barry if it was going to be added but he hasn’t responded back.

What about a magnet in the base and head with a stability plate, stored on top of the head but moved under the base while in use to enlarge footprint.

The tripod mount threads would require the base to be much thicker, (thus making the mini taller) A magnet base would be the better option, for using a flat plate for added stability.

Interested in 1

I received the LT1-Mini test-unit today! I will be doing tests. photos, operational evaluations and a video over this week. :+1:

Cool, give us a small tease.

Yes!! A small tease please!!

> UPDATE,March,24,2022

Below is my initial tests of the Pro-production model along side of the IF25-based prototype: The Pre-production Sofirn BLF LT1M vs the LT1M Prototype!

> UPDATE,February,27,2022

Posted above! :smiley:

I’m interested in one.