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Best IR flashlight?

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    Glenroiland
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    Due to another member (Andy–thanks alot) I finally dug out the night vision my wife purchased me years ago for my scope.  The IR vision helps a ton, but the IR "flashlight" it came with is now broken (literally fell apart in my hands). 

     

    What is the "best" torch available in IR to illuminate the area?  Preferably not weighing a ton.  Cost is fairly irrelevant. 

     

    Thank you guys in advance!

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    acs
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    What wavelength does your "night vision my wife purchased me years ago" need/use. For best brightest/clearest NV, must use the correct wavelength light. The wrong light can give very poor NV.

    Not all Night Vision Devices are compatible with all IR Flashlights, they operate at different wavelengths. Flashlight companies design IR flashlights between 730nm to 1200nm. It is important to find an IR flashlight that is compatible with the wavelength of the NVD that your using.

    Find what you need and let us know and i can make a great recommendation on what IR flashlight to get…

    jmo

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    Glenroiland
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    acs

    What wavelength does your "night vision my wife purchased me years ago" need/use. For best brightest/clearest NV, must use the correct wavelength light. The wrong light can give very poor NV.

    Not all Night Vision Devices are compatible with all IR Flashlights, they operate at different wavelengths. Flashlight companies design IR flashlights between 730nm to 1200nm. It is important to find an IR flashlight that is compatible with the wavelength of the NVD that your using.

    Find what you need and let us know and i can make a great recommendation on what IR flashlight to get…

    jmo

    Good point! Thank you so much.

     

      I am 99.99999% certain its 850nm

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    Blackadder
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    Try looking on the Night vision forum (UK) all the info you would ever need and then some.

     

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    AirSupply
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    Glenroiland
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    AirSupply

    Well, that one in IR looks awesome.  Thank you!  

     

    I know I said price is irrelevant,but I think she spent less on the whole unit than that price, lol.  Still, if it's great, I'll get it.

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    Glenroiland
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    Blackadder

    Try looking on the Night vision forum (UK) all the info you would ever need and then some.

     

    Thank you!

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    survivor45
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    I got my el-cheap-o night vision from Alli Express. It came with no instructions or documentation. I have no idea what “nm” or wave length bla bla it is. But I got this IR light off Amazon. Light , rechargeable batteries, charger, rat tail switch. And clamp. All for just under $100.00. Works for me just fine.  Here is the link to what I have. Although it is not available at Amazon at this time. It will give you some good reference material. 
    And with this set up I’ve seen rats out to 100 yards. Well , I’ve seen their eyes 👀 

    https://www.amazon.com/Evolva-Future-Technology-Infrared-Flashlight/dp/B00U8HNYLW?pd_rd_w=uQ14z&pf_rd_p=34a5399a-8755-49a2-a8a7-556ce02eb26d&pf_rd_r=XWW8CDQY5C7T3J2KZ0WA&pd_rd_r=2384ada4-b74b-470f-8cac-73e7449580b8&pd_rd_wg=Yi7aj&pd_rd_i=B00U8HNYLW&psc=1&ref_=pd_bap_m_rp_c_2_1_sc

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    Glenroiland
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    survivor45

    I got my el-cheap-o night vision from Alli Express. It came with no instructions or documentation. I have no idea what “nm” or wave length bla bla it is. But I got this IR light off Amazon. Light , rechargeable batteries, charger, rat tail switch. And clamp. All for just under $100.00. Works for me just fine.  Here is the link to what I have. Although it is not available at Amazon at this time. It will give you some good reference material. 
    And with this set up I’ve seen rats out to 100 yards. Well , I’ve seen their eyes 👀 

    https://www.amazon.com/Evolva-Future-Technology-Infrared-Flashlight/dp/B00U8HNYLW?pd_rd_w=uQ14z&pf_rd_p=34a5399a-8755-49a2-a8a7-556ce02eb26d&pf_rd_r=XWW8CDQY5C7T3J2KZ0WA&pd_rd_r=2384ada4-b74b-470f-8cac-73e7449580b8&pd_rd_wg=Yi7aj&pd_rd_i=B00U8HNYLW&psc=1&ref_=pd_bap_m_rp_c_2_1_sc

    Thank you!  There seem to be a few options in that price range.  I'm hoping to find one that somebody is currently using so I'm sure it's good.  The crappy one I got works, but sucks..

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    survivor45
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    The IR light that came with my night vision set up. Works good indoors. But when i get outside I need a little more power. 

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    Glenroiland
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    survivor45

    The IR light that came with my night vision set up. Works good indoors. But when i get outside I need a little more power. 

    I plan on doing some ratting with it.  Currently, my green light is all I have.  It works great, but I'd like to put that gift to work…

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    AirSupply
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    If you have a look on there site they have some smaller/cheaper options. The quality is very good. The “Seal” as just a torch is amazing. I shoot targets at night at 100y with it on my impact no problem. 

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    Glenroiland
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    AirSupply

    If you have a look on there site they have some smaller/cheaper options. The quality is very good. The “Seal” as just a torch is amazing. I shoot targets at night at 100y with it on my impact no problem. 

    Wow.  That's awesome.   Right now my green torch barely gets me 35 yards.

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    Cloudrider
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    Highly recommend these lights, very popular with East Texas hog hunters.

    https://sniperhoglights.com/gun-mounted-lights/

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    Glenroiland
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    Cloudrider

    Highly recommend these lights, very popular with East Texas hog hunters.

    https://sniperhoglights.com/gun-mounted-lights/

    That's two votes for them.  I put one in the cart…

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    acs
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    Glenroiland

    acs

    What wavelength does your "night vision my wife purchased me years ago" need/use. For best brightest/clearest NV, must use the correct wavelength light. The wrong light can give very poor NV.

    Not all Night Vision Devices are compatible with all IR Flashlights, they operate at different wavelengths. Flashlight companies design IR flashlights between 730nm to 1200nm. It is important to find an IR flashlight that is compatible with the wavelength of the NVD that your using.

    Find what you need and let us know and i can make a great recommendation on what IR flashlight to get…

    jmo

    Good point! Thank you so much.

     

      I am 99.99999% certain its 850nm

    Fenix TK25 IR is a great 850nm wavelength light that imo is one of the best if not the best…

    Fenix is a high quality light, using real emiters not clones, with square threads, high quality durable military grade anodizing, and high quality potted drivers. Fenix are absolutely great weapons lights imo, I have many.

    TK25IR have been discontinued unfortunately, but just got one discounted last month from

    https://www.sportsmans.com/camping-gear-supplies/lighting/flashlights/mid-size-flashlights/fenix-tk25-ir-flashlight-w-infrared-illuminator/p/1478614

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    Glenroiland
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    acs

    Glenroiland

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    What wavelength does your "night vision my wife purchased me years ago" need/use. For best brightest/clearest NV, must use the correct wavelength light. The wrong light can give very poor NV.

    Not all Night Vision Devices are compatible with all IR Flashlights, they operate at different wavelengths. Flashlight companies design IR flashlights between 730nm to 1200nm. It is important to find an IR flashlight that is compatible with the wavelength of the NVD that your using.

    Find what you need and let us know and i can make a great recommendation on what IR flashlight to get…

    jmo

    Good point! Thank you so much.

     

      I am 99.99999% certain its 850nm

    Fenix TK25 IR is a great 850nm wavelength light that imo is one of the best if not the best…

    Fenix is a high quality light, using real emiters not clones, with square threads, high quality durable military grade anodizing, and high quality potted drivers. Fenix are absolutely great weapons lights imo, I have many.

    TK25IR have been discontinued unfortunately, but just got one discounted last month from

    https://www.sportsmans.com/camping-gear-supplies/lighting/flashlights/mid-size-flashlights/fenix-tk25-ir-flashlight-w-infrared-illuminator/p/1478614

    Thank you. I'll have to look around for that one.  That link shows product is unavailable. 

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    Glenroiland
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    Cloudrider

    Highly recommend these lights, very popular with East Texas hog hunters.

    https://sniperhoglights.com/gun-mounted-lights/

    Just picked this up. Thank you. Got the 38lrx.  

     

    Thanks to you, and thank you all!

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    mag13
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    I can vouch for the Fenix TK25, absolutely awesome torch, as well as their other torch offerings. 👍

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    Glenroiland
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    mag13

    I can vouch for the Fenix TK25, absolutely awesome torch, as well as their other torch offerings. 👍

    Thank you.  I appreciate everyone's input.   I decided on the 38lrx…

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