Baroutologos's Handcrafted - Rechargeable LED Hurricane Lanterns

Baroutologos

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In continuance of the reflector /shade issue,
this is how is finilized a less reflective approach.

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and

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more photos at http://s1358.photobucket.com/user/baroutologos/slideshow/12-2-2016

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The particular reflector was sand blasted both sides. Coarse blasting on the exterior, polishing blasting on the interior. Both sides laquered. It provides a gentle reflecting surface even spreading the reflected light.


cheers,
Barou
 

Baroutologos

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Hello,

its have been some time since my last post in here regarding my lantern's tech. Although all time i rearrange things and make edition upon edition of every single aspect in lantern making, past easter i made an interesting upgrade.

I was thinking about making an alkaline batteries run, low power (max 1 watt) led lantern. I was in the process of visualizing the circuitry and other things too, and i realized screwed bottom style lid that i currently employ in 18650 cells (that are inserted once and forget them) will be a great setback to an alkaline cell lantern that needs to open the lid and secure it again in an instance.

An image equals a thousand words..


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video: https://youtu.be/EtKaW5tyrYo


cheers,
Barou
 

Baroutologos

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just before my summer holidays start, i had to make two lanterns. One for me and one for an uncle of mine.
in this post i will present my lantern to all fellow lantern enthusiasts.

First consideration was the chassis. My very first lantern as a child was a BAT 158. I could not go otherwise, let aside it is the one of the smaller chassis around.
Also, i had the luck to outbid a crowd or better to give a lot of money to get a bunch of original, embossed "BAT is the Brightest Made in Germany" small globes that i have not seen before in my long engagement in lantern making.

Then i had to have an original reflector. I got one. last i had to choose the finishing.. I was tortured in dilemma between a bare metal lacquered finish and sprayed red alkyd paint. finally i went with the alkyd paint finish. My grandfather used to paint with alkyd paint, now as i sniff the peculiar smell of the alkyd paint, memories come to mind. Good ones.

Bottom cover is of new style instantaneous opens/closes if you you learn how with a small screw driver.
I wont say much more. Comments are yours..

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Cheers,
Barou


ps: i used an HVLP for spraying the alkyd. It produced an almost complete orange peel look. Its way too good to me.
 
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Baroutologos

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It has been some time since last post. One thing i want to show to Baroutologos lantern owners is that all L models and K models can work with a USB to 5.5mm 2.1mm cable, assuming their charger is of good quality and current regulated.

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I use every night and day one of my lanterns (BAT 158 red color, L model) and i was sick of using the bulky (but fast) charger. So, i got a cheap a USB to male 5.5mm 2.1mm cable and i have one charger and i share it between my adroid and my lantern. I also use this cable for charging up the lantern from a car USB/ mains charger.

Small things that keep me happy i guess.

Cheers to all,
Barou
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I’m just seeing these for the first time! They look awesome and for what your getting they seem very well priced.
 

Baroutologos

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Hello,
It should be posted also here. campaign is up and running.


Feel free to have to visit and support.

Cheers,
Barou
 
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