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A LITTLE DEMOSTRATION OF HOW THE BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS FLASHLIGHT, COMPARES WITH OTHERS POWERFUL POLICE FLASHLIGHTS.

Magcharger 200 lumens, 40,000 candlepowers



Ultra Stinger, 75,000 candllepowers, 295 lumens



BOREALIS rechargeable 1050 lumens



For more information visit my web site at:
wwwBlackBearFlashlights.com
or e-mail me at:
jcharles11784(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thank you for looking
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I have to vouch for this light... Looks like a regular maglite to the average joe, but holy crap, it outperforms the maglite x 11 (seriously, 11x) This is by far my favorite light, ever. I use it for almost everything, and comes in handy all the time, especially if you're into cars or go camping.

I have the 1050 Rolls Royce model...

Careful though, it puts out a lot of heat and will burn you if you're not careful... just the way I like it. :D (referring to the light output, the light itself stays cool to the touch)

The quality and craftsmenship that went into my light is top notch. Everyone who likes flashlights should have one.

It runs for an hour, and is as bright as those big old 2million candlepower spotlights than you see often at the store... you know, the ones that run for like 10 mins before running out of juice. :rolleyes:

I can't stress this light enough.
 

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Honestly, I can't use regular maglites anymore.. :( They are seriously that pathetic compared to this light.

If you have to have a flashlight, I'd say get the Borealis. Nothing else compares.
 

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BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS RECHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT

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www.BlackBearFlashlights.com

Thank you for your interest in the BOREALIS flashlight, this is truly a revolutionary flashlight as it outputs 1050 lumens (the output of a truck high beam headlight or a two million candlepower spotlight) and with a run time of 50 minutes and all in the format of a 3 D light (12 ½ inches long 28 oz.)
The light is available as the BOREALIS model three with the Rolls Royce battery carrier in Black, Silver and Blue and cost $260.

THE TOTAL COST WITH CHARGER AND SHIPPED IN THE USA IS $320,
See the charger below.





THE HOST ADVANTAGE
Even that I cannot mention the name of the host for the BOREALIS everybody knows what this famous 3 D light is.
When introduced in the 80’s the host light was state of the art with innovation such as the self cleaning switch and others. The host cost in the 1980’s was $60.00 that it now cost around $20 is a miracle of modern production techniques, moreover the parts tolerances have been tightened and the light is anodized inside and out, threads are without play and the quality of this host is just amazing.
Which bring us to the advantage of using it for our BOREALIS light, and is that if the owner ever get bored with the color or need a new body, it will be available anywhere for less than $20 and that just 10 minutes of the owner’s time will change the special BOREALIS parts to the new host.

THE SPECIAL BOREALIS PARTS
The ROLLS ROYCE battery carrier is an amazing well constructed and engineered piece or art machinery, made of Delryn battery holders and aluminum positive and negative with steel main post it clamps the nine high current high capacity Nimhs cells without the need for springs that can fail, this carrier have an integral charging port in the negative end and all that is needed is a compatible charger. (I offer our own RC FAST charger if you don’t have one).



THE THICK WALLED SOLID ALUMINUM PARABOLIC REFLECTOR




It is another extraordinary piece of high quality machining and finished to perfection, it was designed to provide an excellent to outstanding beam (depending on finish and we offer four different coatings to custom the beam to the job).
SMOOTH, ORANGE PEEL, LIGHT STIPPLED OR MEDIUM STIPPLED
From maximum throw to an outstanding flood light we have the beam to cover your particular situation.

THE PYREX LENS
Thick and heat resistant to temperatures never achieved before, it is crystal clear and fairly unbreakable, the best that can be obtained.



THE SWITCH
Part of the switch is the self cleaning from the original host and the other part is our solution to the heat issues, with a base of solid aluminum, steel pillars that support a base of ceramic for the bi-pin super-bulb.
We have tested this switch to 75 watts without even getting closer to the ends of what it can take, (our Borealis’ super bulb is 35 watts)
The time expended in making this a very special switch with polished insides and Pro-Gold protection and enhancement for the best possible electricity transmission, have rewarded us with a switch with minimal internal resistance, thus delivering maximum voltage to the bulb and making it incredible bright, one of the reason why our BOREALIS have such a “crazy white” light without hint of yellow color in the beam.





THE BATTERIES
Are the best high current high capacity Nimhs obtainable, (Currently the Powerex 2700 mah) they are famous for having less than half the self discharge of other famous Nimhs in the market.
Moreover, we give them two forming charges in the slow 12 hours charger, and match them for capacity in the La Crosse analyzer, thus giving them the ability to attain maximum capacity from the start and the ability to finish the charge exactly all together (white bright light for the entire run time).
The batteries and what we do to them is another important equation in our trademark of the “crazy white light”.

The recharging capability of the batteries will last for 1,000 times (according to the factory) that is 833 hours of run time before another pack of $30 is needed.
Just think about it, the next powerful light in the market is the Surefire M-6, using 6 disposables 123’s batteries for 20 minutes run time ($36 per hour).
Before the M-6 can run for 833 hours it will have spend $29,988 in batteries ($36 times 833).

THE BULB
It is not a flashlight bulb at all, but one used on medical instruments, it works with a voltage of 12 volts and its life is of 35 hours plus (same as Surefire lamps).
When it needs replacement the bi pin system is simplicity in itself, pull old one and push in the new one.
The BOREALIS include a spare bulb in the tail cap and extras are only $10.00 each.

THE OPTIONAL RC FAST CHARGER ($48)
If you don’t have a RC charger for 12 volts, I offer my RC FAST charger, that uses pulse and reverse pulse charging technology (it will not overheat your batteries) and has two charging settings, .9 amp for 3 hours or 1.9 amp for 1 ½ hours charging.





PRO-GOLD ENHANCEMENT
Every contact part of the flashlight is treated with PRO-GOLD solution, after cleaning it with DeOxit from Caig’s Laboratories.
This Pro-Gold is a contact enhancer and protector of surfaces that had proven to be without equal for the aid of electricity transmission.
It is playing a good part in our management of the internal resistance of the BOREALIS, together with a lot of attention to detail to make it a more efficient light and the best of what we can possibly do.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
www.BlackBearFlashlights.com
Or e-mail me at:
jcharles11784(at)yahoo(dot)com



Black Bear Flashlights is not affiliated with Mag Instrument, Inc., which owns the famous MAG family of trademarks, including MAG-LITE®, and MINI-MAGLITE®,
trademarks in the distinctive shape, style and overall appearance of its flashlights, and in the circumferential inscriptions around the face caps of all of Mag
Instruments Inc.'s flashlights. Mag Instruments, Inc's trademarks are shown on this website for illustration only. Black Bear Flashlights are not made, licensed,
endorsed, approved or recommended by Mag Instrument, Inc.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
THE BOREALIS CAN BE HAD WITH THIS OPTIONAL CRENELATED BEZEL IN STAINLESS STEEL.



JUST E-MAIL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LIGHT.

jcharles11784(at)yahoo(dot)com

THIS IS THE BEAMSHOT OF A REGULAR 3 D LIGHT AT 35 YARDS



This is the borealis rechargeable beam shot.





THANKS FOR LOOKING
BEST WISHES
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I also have the Black Bear 720 lumens

THE BLACK BEAR 720 LUMENS
RECHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT

The Black Bear 720 lumens flashlight is 10 inch long and weights 23 oz. It has all the same high quality state of the art components as its bigger sister the Borealis 1050 lumens.

The Black Bear is made on the “host” of the Maglite 2 D., which is one of the advantages of the Black Bear System, as when after hard use, if the light is scratched or dented, a new host can be replaced inexpensively available almost anywhere, and the transfer of parts takes only ten minutes of the owner’s time.

The only difference between the Borealis and the Black Bear 720 (beside the shorter length) is in the shorter Rolls Royce battery carrier (for six batteries) and the reduced voltage super-bulbs.
The light has a 40 minutes run time and outputs an incredible 720 lumens, all this with rechargeable Nimh in the Rolls Royce battery carrier. This unit plugs into the charger for a 4 ½ hours charge.

THE BLACK BEAR 720, ROLLS ROYCE BATTERY CARRIER AND CHARGER




It is almost impossible to talk about the Black Bear 720 without mention its closest competition, the Surefire M-6.
The Surefire M-6 is well known in the tactical circles as the light used by SWAT teams and Special Forces, This light that cost close to $400, is 500 lumens for a run time of 20 minutes, running on six disposable 123 batteries, yes that is right! it uses six batteries, a value of $12 for a 20 minutes run time.

THE BB720 IS NOT MUCH LARGER THAN THE M-6, AND IT HAS A BETTER BATTERY CARRIER




Clearly, the Black Bear 720 lumens is a better value as the batteries are rechargeable, with a life of 1.000 recharges and the run time is of 40 minutes.
When the BB 720 needs new batteries after 666 hours of running, a new set costs only $30.
While the M-6 has only one choice in reflector finish, the light stippled, the BB720 has a choice of four reflector finish, to customize the light to your work. Wildlife officers doing deer census in the field will want the long throw capabilities of the Smooth (mirror finish) reflector, same as firefighters that need to punch a hole in the smoke. Others can use the Orange Peel for a little more flood, and the law enforcement officers will like the capabilities of illuminating an entire warehouse with the extra flood provided by the Light Stippled and Medium Stippled reflectors.



None of the other incandescent flashlights used for military/police work will get near the lumens output of the BB720, the Magcharger is 200 lumens and the most powerful of the Streamlights, the Ultra Stinger, is 295 lumens.
The shorter size of the Black Bear 720 makes it a natural to store in the car, inside the glove compartment, and it is not too heavy to be carried in a trench coat or overcoat pocket and the power in lumens compares to a car’s headlights or to a one and a half million candlepower spotlight, really an amazing performance for a light of this size.

Surefire M-6



Black Bear 720




Like its bigger sister the Borealis 1050 lumens, (12 ½ inches 28 oz.), the BB720 is hand made one by one on a semi-custom basis, using state of the art components and lots of hand labor to reduce internal resistance to make the white light that is the trademark of the Black Bear Flashlights.

Black Bear


Black Bear Flashlights is not affiliated with Mag Instrument, Inc., which owns the famous MAG family of trademarks, including MAG-LITE®, and MINI-MAGLITE®,

trademarks in the distinctive shape, style and overall appearance of its flashlights, and in the circumferential inscriptions around the face caps of all of Mag

Instruments Inc.'s flashlights. Mag Instruments, Inc's trademarks are shown on this website for illustration only. Black Bear Flashlights are not made, licensed,

endorsed, approved or recommended by Mag Instrument, Inc
 

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THE POWERFUL POLAR BEAR 426 LUMENS FOR 75 MINUTES, RECHARGEABLE. LITHIUM ION PROTECTED BATTERIES​

Hi guys,
I am also building the POLAR BEAR 426 lumens rechargeable flashlight.
$250 including charger.

The light will run for 75 minutes outputting 426 lumens, extra Lithium Ion lightweight rechargeable batteries are available for extra run time.

The Polar Bear is superior in beam throw and brightness to other lights in the market such as the Surefire M-4, Ultra Stinger and others.

ULTRA STINGER



POLAR BEAR



The Surefire M-4 needs four 123’s disposable batteries to run the light for 20 minutes at 350 lumens, the POLAR BEAR is rechargeable and the charge will be done in 3 1/2 hours, throw and brightness is superior.

Here is a picture of the POLAR BEAR 426 lumens (center) at left is the Bear Cub 220 lumens for 90 minutes and at right is the 295 lumens Ultra Stinger



Even the little Bear Cub will throw farther than the Ultra Stinger and with more brightness.
Bear Cub is 220 lumens for 90 minutes. $130 shipping included

BEAR CUB



FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT
[email protected]

THANKS FOR LOOKING
Black Bear

Black Bear Flashlights is not affiliated with Mag Instrument, Inc., which owns the famous MAG family of trademarks, including MAG-LITE®, and MINI-MAGLITE®,
trademarks in the distinctive shape, style and overall appearance of its flashlights, and in the circumferential inscriptions around the face caps of all of Mag
Instruments Inc.'s flashlights. Mag Instruments, Inc's trademarks are shown on this website for illustration only. Black Bear Flashlights are not made, licensed,
endorsed, approved or recommended by Mag Instrument, Inc
 

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Hi guys,

I have been busy making a stock of Borealis 1050 lumens Rolls Royce, so I can still ship to my customers even in vacation.

I have built a few of the Royal Borealis the ones with the stainless steel crenellated bezels and the Quick Detach Nickel plated Swivel.

I have two version of the bezel, high, heavy bezel with glow dots, and a lower bezel, less agressive with rounded corners. Your choice.

I have the Royal Borealis in Black and in Silver, If you are interested please e-mail me at:

[email protected]
as I have a good deal for you.





Or the lower profile bezel,




Black Bear Flashlights is not affiliated with Mag Instrument, Inc., which owns the famous MAG family of trademarks, including MAG-LITE®, and MINI-MAGLITE®,
trademarks in the distinctive shape, style and overall appearance of its flashlights, and in the circumferential inscriptions around the face caps of all of Mag
Instruments Inc.'s flashlights. Mag Instruments, Inc's trademarks are shown on this website for illustration only. Black Bear Flashlights are not made, licensed,
endorsed, approved or recommended by Mag Instrument, Inc
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Thank you for looking
Best regards
Black Bear

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Nose Nuggets, this light is so bright that you have to be careful of where you use it. I'm not even joking!

Seriously the best damn flashlight in its field, any flashlight that is as portable and powerful (and has insane battery life like this guy does) would be an HID flashlight costing over $1,000 easy. You simply cant beat this thing! :lol:
 

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when you shine a standard MagLite beam into the night sky, you see the beam go up into the sky... Then, while the maglite is still shining into the sky, turn on your Borealis 1050 and shine it into the sky near the maglite beam and compare the two... Or should I say, only look at the Borealis beam because thats all you're going to see


Whats really cool however besides the light output is the simplicity of their design which means that its not going to break for whatever reason. If you take the battery cell out, theres a piece of machined aluminum the length of the tube, and its spherical, hard to explain it, but when you see it you'll be amazed at the high the quality of workman ship went into this light!

Another great thing is that you can use any maglite tube (That fits the size) if anything were to happen to the 1050, unlike surefire where if something happens you're shit out of luck and have to fork over big money... With the Borealis all you do is swap the tube out and replace it with another... However, thats unlikely due to the very rugged design of both MagLite and Black Bear combined.


Also to let you know, I never plug products of any sort unless I truly believe in what I'm saying, and Black Bear really deserves positive plugs/publicity and I stand behind my comments about their outstanding products. I feel honored to have them here on www.Gunatics.com.

*thumbs up*
 

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i just wish i could buy one for the whole family. i just cant afford it right now. i think everyone needs a flashlight they can blind people with.

/not exaggerating
 

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HI GUYS

AS YOU KNOW I DON'T HAVE A FACTORY OR PRODUCTION LINE, AS I MAKE THE LIGHTS WITH MY OWN HANDS, ONE BY ONE.

AS THE HOLIDAYS APPROACH, I NEED YOUR COOPERATION BY ORDERING EARLY, AS EVEN WHEN I WORK 16 HOURS PER DAY MY OUTPUT IS VERY LIMITED.

PLEASE ORDER EARLY.

THE BOREALIS IS AVAILABLE IN BLACK, RED, SILVER, BLUE, JADE, WOODLAND CAMO OR DIGITAL CAMO.

THE BEAR CUB IS AVAILABLE IN BLACK OR PEWTER

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ORDERING, PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT
[email protected]

also visit my website at
www.BlackBearFlashlights.com


THANK YOU
BLACK BEAR

 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO MY FRIENDS AND FORUM STAFF

I HAVE THE BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS FLASHLIGHT IN BLACK, BLUE, RED, JADE, SILVER AND CAMO

PLEASE ORDER EARLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

THE ROYAL BOREALIS WITH CRENELLATED SS BEZEL AND QUICK DETACH SWIVEL



THE BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS AT 35 YARDS



VISIT MY WEB SITE AT
WWW.BLACKBEARFLASHLIGHTS.COM
OR E-MAIL ME AT
[email protected]

BEST REGARDS
BLACK BEAR

Black Bear Flashlights is not affiliated with Mag Instrument, Inc., which owns the famous MAG family of trademarks, including MAG-LITE®, and MINI-MAGLITE®,
trademarks in the distinctive shape, style and overall appearance of its flashlights, and in the circumferential inscriptions around the face caps of all of Mag
Instruments Inc.'s flashlights. Mag Instruments, Inc's trademarks are shown on this website for illustration only. Black Bear Flashlights are not made, licensed,
endorsed, approved or recommended by Mag Instrument, Inc.
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WHEN A LUMEN IS NOT A LUMEN

A lumen is not a lumen when somebody intends to throw a big bunch of them out of a small reflector the size of a dime or nickel. At least it seems to be that way.

It used to be easy to tell the power of a light by the lumens figure, not anymore. You could be an experience user of lights, say a policeman that had used for years a 200 lumens Magchager and is well acquainted with its capabilities. Now he reads about this small light the size of a thumb that also outputs 200 lumens and is all excited to get the new marvel.

He does and is promptly disappointed because the small light seems to throw a good amount of light, but all close by, and is nothing that can compare with his duty Magcharger that can illuminate objects at 100 yards.

Besides emitters in the 200 lumens bracket can kill themselves with the heat that they produce when they are used in small lights with poor heat sinking. It is mostly a novelty thing and it should be used with caution. Some of them come in lights with multiple settings, and that is fine when the literature advice you to use the 200 lumens sparingly, and you follow that advice.

To illustrate the point, here are a couple of pictures of beam shots at 20 yards, you can clearly see the superiority of the Bear Cub (reflector size 2”) over the Lightstar 220, (reflector the size of a dime) even when both lights are rated at 220 lumens.

LIGHTSTAR 220 LUMENS AT 20 YARDS



BEAR CUB 220 LUMENS AT 20 YARDS




Some manufacturers wishing to quote big numbers are now putting clusters of these small reflectors on duty size flashlights. Mind you these clusters that are from three to four are still all small reflectors with limited throw.
So, somebody putting a cluster of four reflectors in a big head can claim 800 lumens, but you know better now, knowing that those 200 lumens for each reflector are not really behaving like real lumens!

Unfortunately I don’t have one of those lights to prove the point. But I can get my own cluster of lights in the 200 lumens bracket, and demonstrate by picture what can you expect.

I have here two of the Lightstar220 lumens, plus a Fenix P3D of 205 lumens and an Ultra Fire with Rebel emitter of 200 lumens, all of which together in a cluster will throw the figure of 845 lumens.

The opposite number is a Black Bear 720 lumens flashlight, a light that is 10” long and weights 24 oz. and uses a 2” reflector that can throw several hundred of yards with a strong white light.

HERE IS THE PICTURE OF THE CONTENDERS



The distance for both beam shots is in this case 35 yards to the target (The no trespassing sign tacked in the tree). The camera is 20 yards from the target.

CLUSTER OF REFLECTORS 845 LUMENS




BLACK BEAR 720 LUMENS ONE REFLECTOR 2”



Observe how the beam of the 720 lumens light travels beyond the range of the cluster lights, illuminating objects that the cluster lights are not capable of showing.
So, if you are in the market for a new light, this use of small reflectors in clusters to boost lumens figures is something you should be aware off.

Cheers
The Bear Cub is $130 shipped
The Black Bear 720 lumens is $310 shipped
The Borealis 1050 lumens is $320 shipped

These are hand made lights, for more information please e-mail me at:
jcharles11784(at) yahoo(dot) com
Or at:
[email protected]
Also see my website at:
www.blackbearflashlights.com
Cheers and Happy Holidays
 
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