The V1-C Vampire is a combat-ready, handheld light that provides red light and infrared illumination for night vision devices, with no IR filter required.
Its innovative V-Series head contains both a red and infrared LED covered with a Total Internal Reflection lens that focuses the LED's output for a far-reaching IR beam.
The red LED output is reduced to minimize beam detection and preserve scotopic (night time) vision when reading a map or navigating in darkness. To switch between red light, infrared, and system-disable mode (to prevent accidental activation), twist the self-locking bezel selector 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 .4 lumens of low-level red light or 100 mW of non-visible (to the naked eye) infrared illumination.
The V1-C's ultra-compact body, which houses its 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 red light and infrared capability, the V1-C Vampire is second to none.