The V1 Vampire is a combat-ready, dual-output handheld that provides white-light and infrared illumination for night vision devices, with no IR filter required.
Its innovative V-Series head contains both a white and infrared LED covered with a Total Internal Reflection lens that focuses the LED's output — from either spectrum at any level — into a user-friendly beam with significant reach and surround light. To switch between white-light, infrared, and system-disable mode (to prevent accidental activation), twist the self-locking bezel selector, which is knurled for a secure grip.
Once the light spectrum has been set, partially press or click the tailcap switch, which is shrouded to prevent accidental activation, for either 250 lumens of tactical-level white light or 100 mW of non-visible (to the naked eye) infrared illumination. Return to off and press or click again for a low-output, extended-runtime 5-lumen beam of white light or a 5-mW IR beam.
The V1's ultra-compact body, which houses it's sophisticated electronics and the single 123A battery that powers the light, is constructed of lightweight aerospace aluminium that's Mil-Spec hard anodized and O-ring/gasket sealed for maximum durability and weatherproofing.
For sheer versatility, portability, and white-light and infrared capability, the V1 Vampire is second to none.