Who do you think are the De Facto winners of 5th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest Machine made:

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5th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest

This is a tough one. It looks to me (I could be wrong that MRsDNF: ) Did Not Finish (oh the Irony)

But in my unofficial opinion definitely deserves an Honorable mention or be allowed to enter the finished product next year.

One way or another a light should be able to be entered once.

Maybe MRsDNF has a head start for 2018

What about the hand-made ones? There were some pretty incredible builds this year… I don’t think I could pick just one.

Hand Made category:
tekwyzrd: [WITHDRAWN] tekwyzrd's entry for the 5th annual blf/old lumens scratch made light contest (handmade)
DavidEF: DavidEF's Entry for the 5th Annual Old Lumens Scratch Build Contest! -- Hand Made Category
FmC: FmC's 2017 DIY Handmade Build; U-Boat!
CRX: CRX Stratis Lumina - 2017 5th BLF Scratch Made Light Contest Winner
MtnDon: MtnDon's Entry, 2017 (5th Annual) BLF Old Lumens Contest, Handmade Category
everydaysurvivalgear: EDSG 5th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest (Handmade) Pipe Dream

Machine Made category:
Jensen567: Jensen567's Entry for the 5th Annual Old Lumens Scratch Build Contest - Machine Made Category
MRsDNF: 5th Annual BLF OL Comp Build. Can A Flashlight Flash? The Naked Truth. Update post 151. Night shots added. 16.12.171
lostheplot: L.T.P'S Entry for the 5th anual build

I’m sure the Judges will reach a conclusion soon enough, but it would be good to have a “Peoples Choice” award/vote as we have had in previous years.

I know that MRsDNF has been working on his light recently - I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product, as I’m sure a lot of people are :+1:


Again the winners are the ones that entered and completed their lights.
Yes DNF lived up to his name. Did not finish. I’ve been really busy lately but work is slowly continuing. When I have enough work completed for an update I’ll post it up.

Look forward to that :+1:

Finished Build Pictures

I have compiled the completed build pictures again this year as best as I could so people can see the finished lights together, any problems, let me know :+1:

Machine Made Category:





Jensen567 definitely deserved to win the machine made category, after making such a nice little light
and looking at someone else’s thread they would have given the results a real shake up if they extracted a digit
and stayed home ,there is a huge amount of work involved in that one.
I would have preferred this outcome and happily settled for 3rd place