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  1. Hi guys,
    I am still around, just busy trying to make a living.

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  3. SANYO ENELOOP LOW DISCHARGE
    AA NIMH RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

    Here is a product that I can recommend highly.
    The batteries are very low self discharge; the claim by Sanyo is that they will keep 85 percent of the charge for a year when they are left in the shelf unused.
    They can also be used without charging right from the package the first time, as they are fully charged at the factory.
    I recently had the opportunity to test their claims. Last year about this time I left a Borealis flashlight loaded with nine Eneloop batteries in my buddy’s fishing shack he has in the Adirondacks.
    After a period of over a year, I tested the Eneloops and the powerful Borealis flashlight (1050 lumens, over two million candlepower) to see how much remaining charge it had left.
    This particular set of batteries has been recharged and used quite a few times, and the run time of the Borealis with them was 40 minutes when fully charged. (Batteries gain capacity when recharged several times).
    Under controlled conditions and watch in hand, I ran the Borealis until the beam started to weaken, and got a run time of 36 minutes, just 4 minutes short of full run time after a year of seating on the shelf. I say this is an amazing performance for a rechargeable battery that is also high current coping very well with the powerful almost 3 ˝ amps of the Borealis’ bulb.
    Ever since the Eneloops are in the market, some other batteries have come out with the same chemistry, however, I cannot comment on them as I haven’t used them to the extend I have used the Eneloops.

    Cheers
    Watchmaker

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    Thanks friends... great info indeed! :)
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  6. THE BEAR CUB
    SMALL LIGHT BIG PERFORMANCE

    Not long ago to get magnum illumination out of a flashlight, I had to drop down the tube, six of the big D batteries on a Maglite 6 D size.
    That the light weights three pounds one ounce and measures 19 ˝ inches was just incidental to the use if I wanted to get a really good, powerful beam.

    Later Surefire come up with small lights that could take two and three or four small but powerful 123’s camera batteries, some of those lights, come up and surpass the 181 lumens of the big Maglite 6 D.
    I am thinking now of the specialty tactical light than Surefire have as the M-4 that uses four of the 123 batteries for 225 lumens for one hour run time. The M-4 was made famous by been used in the CSI Las Vegas series.
    Incidentally the M-4 is not precisely inexpensive, costing $330 USD from Surefire or their dealers.

    The only problem is that the little 3 volts batteries are quite expensive, and using four of them for one hour run time can cost you $8.00 for that hour.
    And that is if you buy them at discount over the Internet, when purchased in the camera stores (such as Wal Mart) the little 3 volts batteries cost as much as $4 each.

    So a light of the size of the Surefire M-4 (9 inches long) was highly desired if it could be made to run on rechargeable batteries, to avoid the big battery expense of the M-4.

    Enter the Bear Cub, a nine inches light, with a 13 oz. weight that is rechargeable and uses Lithium Ion batteries.
    This little light makes 220 lumens for 90 minutes of run time, and then recharges its two batteries with a fast charger that is included, in three and a half hours.
    The Lithium Ion batteries can be recharged up to 1,000 times and when they eventually get depleted can be replaced with $30.

    HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE BEAR CUB LIGHT, NEXT TO THE SUREFIRE M-4.



    AND HERE NEXT TO THE MAGLITE 6 D



    And here a couple of beam shots at 26 yards for comparison.

    MAGLITE 6 D



    BEAR CUB



    Yes the little rechargeable Bear Cub is characterized for an intense white light, and a run time of 90 minutes, all in a small size that can fit in any glove compartment or trench coat pocket.
    Best Wishes
    Watchmaker

  7. THE BOREALIS FLASHLIGHT
    1050 LUMENS

    Five 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 ˝ 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.

    Five 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 the Maglite 3 D 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 ˝ 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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    Thanks for the good read. I'm always looking for info on combat type lights. My carry everywhere, everyday light is a Surefire L4 Lumamax. I have several of them and they serve me well in pocket, vehicle, bug out bags, etc. I've tried alot of different ones, but the L4 just seems to be what I need. My wife carrys a E2 Executive Defender. A Streamlight M3X sleeps on my Kimber TLE/ RL next to my bed at night. I also have two of those monster M6 Guardians. One in the house, one in the truck. I love good quality lights. I heard that George W. Bush always carried a Surefire E2 Executive everyday as President. A good light can get you out of alot of situations.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by 1911 Headbanger View Post
    Thanks for the good read. I'm always looking for info on combat type lights. My carry everywhere, everyday light is a Surefire L4 Lumamax. I have several of them and they serve me well in pocket, vehicle, bug out bags, etc. I've tried alot of different ones, but the L4 just seems to be what I need. My wife carrys a E2 Executive Defender. A Streamlight M3X sleeps on my Kimber TLE/ RL next to my bed at night. I also have two of those monster M6 Guardians. One in the house, one in the truck. I love good quality lights. I heard that George W. Bush always carried a Surefire E2 Executive everyday as President. A good light can get you out of alot of situations.

    Thank you for your post, glad somebody appreciate as much as I do the smaller Surefires lights.
    Here is a picture of the Lumamax L-4 (bottom)



    Cheers
    Watchmaker

  10. SUREFIRE WEAPON LIGHT
    RECHARGEABLE CONVERSION
    345 LUMENS

    Hi guys,
    A member of another forum has this idea of boring the inside diameter of a Surefire 6P to accept a laptop computer Li Ion battery.
    I did my own version and discover that I can get a 345 lumens lamp (LED new R-5) at close to two hours run time.

    You can mount this baby in a 5.56 mm a 50 caliber or a shotgun, it will shrug recoil no matter what caliber you shoot.
    How come?

    The heavy spring on the lamp act as a shock absorber and prevent lamp battering by the battery. And been an LED is not filament to break down.


    The special machined Surefire body is a part of the equation.
    The Lamp is a new one by Thru Nite, it is the new Cree R-5 and output and incredible 345 lumens (well more than any Surefire weapon light)

    Millennium Universal WeaponLight System - M961XM07 available from SureFire


    This lamp is a flood/throw and is ideal to clear rooms with the AR.
    For night hunting I am changing to a 300 lumens lamp that have a better throw (different reflector treatment) so those coyotes have to watch out.

    The tail cap has a remote cable switch with pressure pad, so I can place it on the stock of my rifle or shotgun, under my thumb. Yes thumb pressure will activate the light.

    Usually this type of light uses 123’s batteries, they go fast under the power of 345 lumens, so I opted for a long run time computer battery, rechargeable, that will last you close to 2 hours of run time.

    Moreover, when I am unsure of how much battery juice is in the battery, I just pop it into the charger and you get a full charged battery, ideal if I practice much night shooting with my AR.
    You cannot do that with 123’s primary batteries unless you are willing to dump expensive half used batteries.

    Li Ion technology will provide extend use if I don’t use the light, an occasional full top charge every 5 months will keep the battery at full capacity.

    I have used a crenellated bezel up front, but I am thinking to put a flat bezel as I think the crenellated is able to catch on brush,
    I provided the light with a Weaver ring, but I am thinking to change it to some Quick detach lever mount like the Leupold style Weaver style for the AR, as I don’t want it on the rifle when hunting Whitetails during the day in the laurel tickets ( I hunt with a mini 30).
    Yes the Weaver detaches quick but I will need a coin from my pocket.
    BEAMSHOT AT 30 YARDS AT MY USUAL LOCATION
    So you can compare with any of my other beam shots from the past, I use the same camera setting for all beam shots.



    This is the Quick Detach ring that I will use in my AR; it will fit the Picatinny or the Weaver bases.



    I mounted a magazine picatinny mount in my home defense shotgun, so I will make another light for the Mossberg and I will have this one with a pressure tape curly cord switch, the curly cord have more reach than the straight 9” cable for mounting way out there under the barrel of the shotgun.

    Cheers
    Watchmaker



  11. Hi guys,
    I haven’t purchased any new light to test for this thread, rather I have been very busy building the Borealis 1150 lumens and a new weapon light based on the post above.

    Actually it is also a flashlight, as the weapon light is based on the addition to the flashlight of a quick detach LEVER ring mount and an extra tail cap with the pressure pad remote switch.

    Although at first I used the Surefire 6P host, I am now using a much thicker (inside diameter) Surefire clone that is even better in quality and material than the original project.

    All the components I use are the best quality, the oversized battery is the best Lithium Ion in the market and produced 2 hours run time with the 350 lumens lamp.

    And I have two lamps, (since September 2010) one is a straight 350 lumens (one level) and the other (used mostly in the flashlight) is a 5 level lamp, with 350/175/50 lumens plus strobe and SOS, this lamp will do 9 hours run time in the 50 lumens mode.

    A charger is included with the conversion and the battery can be recharged 1,000 times, extra batteries are available.

    The lamps are just amazing, due to a new reflector shape the throw is fantastic (making it great for hunters) at the same time the flood is still very good to clear rooms with an AR or pistol.
    And the 350 lumens is the higher lumens obtainable in this size head.

    No more wasting expensive 123’s batteries to feed this type of light
    For example a Surefire 9P (pictured on left) will take three 123’s to run the P-95 lamp (200 lumens) for 20 minutes at a cost of $18 per hour.
    The rechargeable battery will work for 2,000 hours in the 350 lumens mode before the battery is exhausted and need replacement (inexpensive replacement).



    The lamp life is 50,000 hours, so you can do all the hunting you want or play all the war games with your AR that you want for your entire lifetime and never yet burn this lamp.

    And the throw and brightness is just amazing, pictures with a regular camera will not do it justice, but here they are:






    The 5 level lamp makes it more versatile when used in the flashlight, and the 350 lumens straight is great for using in the weapon light.

    The weapon light has an all steel ring mount with quick LEVER detachment, and a pressure pad cable switch.
    And the price for a Surefire weapon light is about $200 more than one of my rechargeable weapon light cost.
    The light I offer is waterproof, recoil-proof, and rechargeable, as well as the better thrower in the market in this size head.


    I sell the flashlight for $135 and the weapon light for $175
    If you are interested, e-mail me at
    jcharles11784(at)yahoo(dot)com for more information
    Respectfully

    Watchmaker


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