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TORTURE TEST OF THE BOREALIS, VIDEO

http://blackbearflashlights.com/torture_test.htm

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[="5"]THE BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN CAMOUFLAGE FOR A SHORT WHILE.

BLACK, SILVER, BLUE OR CAMOUFLAGE.

BOREALIS ROLLS ROYCE WITH RC CHARGER AND SHIPPED
$320.00

ALSO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE.

PLEASE CONTACT ME AT
jcharles11784(at)yahoo(dot)com

or visit my website
http://www.BlackBearFlashlights.com

all the best
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,
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THIS IS A POST COMPARING THE BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS WITH OTHER POWERFUL POLICE LIGHTS

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE
E-MAIL ME AT
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THE BOREALIS FLASHLIGHT
1050 LUMENS

Three years ago the Borealis flashlight was conceived to be the most powerful military/police flashlight in the world. At 1050 lumens the beam of light is very similar to a two million candlepower spotlight, all that power cased in a 12 ½ inches long, 28 oz. light, that will run for 50 minutes before needing a recharge. Then the light uses a fast RC charger that does the job of recharging the high current batteries in 90 minutes.

Three years ago everybody was in awe of the Surefire M-6, a military/police light that makes 500 lumens for 20 minutes run time on six disposable 123’s batteries, at a cost of almost $12 per twenty minutes run.
When the agency pays for the batteries, all is well, but for the civilians that wanted to have those mega lumens of light, there was no option. Black Bear Flashlights wanted to produce a rechargeable light that surpassed the M-6 and still be affordable for those with mortgages and families, and the result was the Borealis 1050 lumens flashlight.

The light was conceived to make use of a well known flashlight shell that is available anywhere, that way after years of hard use, the shell can be replaced for less than $20 USD and in ten minutes of the owner’s time.
The super-bulb that is almost 3 ½ amps needs some very powerful batteries; those nine AA batteries of high current are housed inside a Rolls Royce battery carrier that has also a charging port on the negative side. Plugging the RC fast charger in this port for 90 minutes, will recharge the powerful AA Nimh batteries.

THE ROLLS ROYCE BATTERY CARRIER AND THE RC FAST CHARGER

The Borealis also has some especial components to cope with the increased heat from the bulb. A ceramic switch/bulb holder, a solid aluminum reflector and a Pyrex lens, take care of the high temperature issue.

The BOREALIS is the highest intensity incandescent flashlight available in the market. Some HID’s lights throw more lumens, but those are considered searchlights and not flashlights; as a HID can take as much as 30 seconds to start up, they are NOT instantaneous as the incandescent flashlights are.

HERE ARE SOME COMPARISON BEAM SHOTS AT 35 YARDS WITH THE MOST POWERFUL MILITARY/POLICE FLASHLIGHTS.
THE CONTENDERS FROM LEFT;
MAGLITE 3 D, MAGCHARGER, ULTRA STINGER, SUREFIRE M-6, AND BOREALIS

MAGLITE 3 D (the most popular police flashlight)

MAGCHARGER

ULTRA STINGER

SUREFIRE M-6

BOREALIS RECHARGEABLE

Black Bear Flashlights spends several hours on each light working on fixing all the internal resistance issues and pro-gold all contacts and components for an increased conductivity. This results in their trademark of intense WHITE light as more voltage reaches the super-bulb. This bulb is not a flashlight bulb, but one made for powerful medical instruments.

THE BOREALIS ROYAL MODEL, WITH THE NEW LOW PROFILE STAINLESS STEEL CRENELLATED BEZEL AND QUICK DETACH SWIVEL.

Police officers have adopted the Borealis for its tremendous throw and flood capabilities; hunters have abandoned their spotlights for the easy carrying of the Borealis, and civilians looking for a powerful light for the car or for home defense are flocking to the Borealis flashlight.

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Black Bear

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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,
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INOVA X5 T LED FLASHLIGHT

My INOVAS X5 Tactical are about two years old; I bought them because the futuristic design, quality of materials and workmanship and because of the revolutionary technical advances in illumination was state of the art at the time of my purchases.

The INOVA X5 is a beautiful light, the smooth soft flood provided by the five Nichias 5mm LED’s is unparallel (or was at the time) in flood light illumination for short range.
Comparing it with others LED lights of the time like the Peltz Tikka (3 LED’s) the illumination provided by the elegant INOVA was far superior in flood and in range.

Probably the reason is the two 123’s batteries that the light works with, we have here 6 volts of power for the five Nichias, providing up to twenty hours of run time.

Physically the light is 865.” in diameter and 4.75 “long and weights 3.56 oz. the flats along the body provide a nice grip, the tail cap is knurled very fine and it have a transverse hole for a lanyard. The tail cap is a “tactical” one in the sense that it can be pushed momentarily (on the soft pad) for illumination or can be locked steady for constant by screwing it more. It also have a lock up feature (unscrewing the tail cap a little) to prevent accidental activation.

I think that I paid about $37 or so for this light, it is a high quality light and worth the money, it will not have a long range and the stated 120 feet in the literature of the package seems a little excessive to my eyes, in any case it is a flood light and not a light for distance.

For the same reason I am not doing a beam shot to my customary deer target at 26 yards, the camera will not process enough light at that distance.
But this beam shot at 13 feet can’t give you an idea of the soft even flood illumination with a more intense center.

There are some X5 that have a different switch (one that is not tactical) these lights doesn’t have the “T” denomination in the package.
The user of this light for the first time will be surprised by the arrangement of the batteries. They are installed with the positive going toward the tail cap. The threaded tail cap is butter smooth in the threads, high quality all the way in this light, good solid feel without being heavy and according to the literature, crush-proof to two thousand pounds.

The lights come in black matte anodizing or satin nickel, (called Titanium finish) and I have one of them sporting RED LED light, this red light X5T for some reason needs only one 123 battery. This is the light I use to drain all capacity from 123’s batteries that can not longer power my incandescent Surefire Centurion III. You can get several more hours of illumination from those “depleted” 123’s when used in this light.
Although we have now more powerful LED lights, the INOVA can provide many hours of illumination from the batteries and is a pleasure to use such a well constructed and designed high quality torch.
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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
admin@blackbearflashlights.com

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BOREALIS CHOICE OF COLORS

HI GUYS,

I HAVE THE BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS ROLLS ROYCE, IN SEVERAL COLORS.

BLACK, SILVER, RED, BLUE, PURPLE AND CAMO

PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT
admin@blackbearflashlights.com

I ALSO HAVE A FEW LEFT OF THE STAINLESS STEEL CRENELLATED BEZEL TO MATCH TO THE SILVER BOREALIS

THANKS FOR LOOKING

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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 [B]Royal Borealis[B] 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:

admin@blackbearflashlights.com
as I have a good deal for you.

Or the lower profile bezel,

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NEW COLOR FOR THE BOREALIS FLASHLIGHT

JADE

IT JOINS THE OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE FOR THE BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS ROLLS ROYCE FLASHLIGHT

BLACK, SILVER, BLUE, RED, CAMO.

ALSO I HAVE THE ROYAL BOREALIS WITH THE NEW STAINLEES STEEL CRENELLATED BEZELS IN TWO VERSIONS, AND THE QUICK DETACH SWIVEL

PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT

admin@blackbearflashlights.com

Thanks for looking

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VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE BY JAMES MAURER
ON THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTS IN THE WORLD
THAT YOU CAN GET OVER THE COUNTER.

THEY ARE ALL THERE
THE TORCH, THE POLARION, THE BOREALIS,
THE SUNFORCE, ETC.

READ IT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LIGHTS

http://www.jamesmaurer.com/worlds-brightest-flashlight.asp

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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
http://WWW.BLACKBEARFLASHLIGHTS.COM
OR E-MAIL ME AT
ADMIN@BLACKBEARFLASHLIGHTS.COM

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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