SunBurst Light Corporation began in 1970 when its founder and present owner James Gatton designed a 12-volt, rechargeable power pack for himself. The Regular SunBurst incorporated a hand-held sealed beam, a headlight that could be adjusted bright or dim, and a walking light that shined down at the user's feet. There wasn't any lighting device like it at the time and it soon caught on, which began a thriving business. In 1974, we put 11 "D"- size nickel-cadmium batteries in the same power pack. This created a 14-volt system that was lighter in weight and brighter. We called this light the Super SunBurst In 1977, Jim took the same 11 "D" size ni-cads and put them in custom injection- molded battery covers on a wide leather belt and created the SunBurst Eagle. Jim received 2 patents for this invention with other patents pending. This was a major innovation for our company as the light's weight was now distributed evenly around the waist.