We've received our demo order of Balder Flashlights yesterday. Overall, they are very impressive. They have a lot of style with their unique heatsyncs and silver and black aluminum combinations. The beam quality is very nice. They have no beacon, strobe or S.O.S features and none of the lights use the twisting head for operation. The are quite simple in that they offer high, medium and low. These adjsutments are made using half presses of the clicky button on the end of the flashlight. They all tailstand.
While the BD-1 single AA light is not the strongest light I stock, it puts out a very nice beam and feels terrific in your hand. It's a pleasure to use and would make for a fine EDC light in any collection. It comes with a reversible shirt clip.
The BD-2 single 18650 battery light puts out 500 lumens and one of the smoothest beams I've ever seen. Rarely do you see a flood light with 500 lumens with this proper combination of flood and throw. I was very impressed with this light. Again the industrial design of this light makes it a work of art in combination of being small enough to be an EDC (every day carry) light. My two comments are that this light has too small of a diameter to be used as a tactical light and the head feels a little top heavy.
The BD-4 is a beast. It takes 2x18650 batteries and puts out 900 lumens in a very tight beam. It blows way the Jetbeam BC40 rated at 800 lumens, granted is $42 more expensive. If you need a quality thrower, this light should be considered. Excellent fit and finish. This is a big light. It's as tall as a MagLite 2D but 6 oz (25%) lighter. This light too is bit top-heavy but you'll soon forget that as you'll be too enamored at the light output to pay any attention.
The packaging is quite unique though lacking any padding. Two spare O-rings come with the BD-1 and BD-2 and instructions come with all, but the package is lacking behind it's competitors by missing a lanyard and holster. Overall, these are high quality but simple to operate lights with contemporary design.