November 15th, 2006 10:39 PM
Nice lights. I like the crenellated bezel option that can be added to any light. Its been said before, but the ability to recharge is great too. How many recharge cycles do you expect from a set of batteries?
November 16th, 2006 12:31 AM
Interesting lights and website.
Ok, here's my fact:
"As a limited edition special purpose light, the 852 Search & Rescue features a massive 852 lumens with a run time of 1-hour 7 minutes.
This light uses a standard 4D host configuration with four quick change battery canisters as used in the Borealis Model One. Conveniently carried as spares, the quick change canisters are perfect for emergency field reloading of your 852 S&R.
The 852 S&R is appropriate for use in emergency vehicles, ambulances, fire trucks, police cruisers and helicopters, This is the one you reach for when you want massive power and long runtime, the one to reach for in fog, snow, and heavy rain.
In keeping pace as an easily accessible flashlight we provide a set of brackets to hold the light in your emergency vehicle."
Very cool idea, no fumbling around a vehicle for a flashlight. If I might make a suggestion, a vehicle charging unit along with the brackets?
November 16th, 2006 01:00 AM
I was trained as a watchmaker by my father, and when I was just nine years old I started my apprenticeship
November 16th, 2006 03:13 PM
Now I am using MAHA (Powerex) 2700’s and giving them two “forming charges” and matching them for capacity before
they are allowed inside the flashlight.
XD 9SC |
XD 45ACP Service |
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"You may know where you are. God may know where you are. If you don't tell your dispatcher where you are, you'd better be on speaking terms with God!"
November 16th, 2006 03:43 PM
here's my fact:
thanks for the opportunity black bear!
Glow dots provide a pleasing green glow when exposed to light
November 16th, 2006 04:33 PM
Originally Posted by Dingle1911
I haven't done that many yet, but the factory says 1,000 recharges.
And then a new set of nine batteries will cost $30.00
So, theoretically you can espect my BOREALIS to give you 833 hours for a $30.00 set of batteries.
50 minutes run time for 1,000 recharges equal 50.000 minutes or 833 hours.
I did the math a long time ago when I had batteries giving me 35 minutes, and the 123's that others lights use were cheaper.
But doing new math, we can compare the BOREALIS with the Surefire M-6 (500 lumens for 20 minutes on six 123's batteries @ $2.00 per battery)
That means that every 20 minutes you are spending to feed the M-6, $12.00 and every hour $36.00
So, $36 times 833 hours equal $29.,988.00
So, theoretically the Surefire will spend $29,988.00 in batteries before it can equal the $30.00 pack of nine rechargeable batteries in the BOREALIS.
November 17th, 2006 08:24 AM
I did read around and I do think that these lights must be one of the best things out there. The one that caught my eye wasn't about the lights at all: "My father took pride in the fact that when he fixed a watch, it was better than the original factory product. To that effect, he went beyond a manufacturer’s tolerances and tightened them until no discernible play in the parts could be felt.
That's craftsmanship. It seems that nobody takes that much pride anymore in their work. Most guys (companies) would rather make 1000 units a day that are good enough, there are few guys that would rather make 5 a day that are perfect. It seems that Juan's dad was one of those guys, and it's been passed on to him.
Thanks for the opportunity.
November 17th, 2006 08:27 AM
What is the purpose of the " Crenellated Bezel "?
November 17th, 2006 08:37 AM
Such a bezel turns the light from a blunt striking implement to a cutting striking implement.
My fact for the contest is that blackbearflashlights.com's registration expires on 07-Oct-2007, according to whois.net. :D
November 17th, 2006 08:42 AM
Isn't this technically NOT from his site?
Originally Posted by Phil Elmore
Just kidding, thanks for the bezel answer. I assumed it would work like that but I didn't realize that was the actual reason.
November 17th, 2006 12:04 PM
November 17th, 2006 01:17 PM
My lights have gained a reputation for incredible brightness because of those things that I do, reducing internal resistance to a minimum, so that more voltage reaches the bulb and the light emits more lumens than the competition.
Thanks for the opportunity black bear.
November 27th, 2006 03:07 PM
A few more days!
December second is the last day to participate in the contest, the odds are good.
Please visit my web site
and pick up a fact to post in here.
November 27th, 2006 04:07 PM
The special high-walled
reflector and the Pyrex
lens finish the high-
December 4th, 2006 11:32 PM
Sorry I Am Late, I Finally Could Do It Today, When I Went To Visit My Friends That Have A Little Girl.
She Pulled Number Two Out Of The Hat.
Congratulations P-95 CARRY.
I WANT TO THANKS ALL OF YOU FOR VISITING MY SITE AND PARTICIPATING IN THE CONtest.
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