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Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby shootingcharley » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:15 pm

Hi guys in your opinion what is the best ir to use on a gen3 unit ?

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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby mathspete » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:40 pm

I've only ever used the one that came with my ATN, it's 450mw I think and does the job pretty well on my Gen 1 sight.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby Foxyfil » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:18 pm

Hi
I've got an Archer and the Quantum Firefly they supply with it is top drawer.
Theyre about £300+ to buy tho
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby Remensongalli » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:55 am

Hi,
Did you get your best IR for a gen3 unit. There are different varieties of IR that can be used.
What type of IR exactly you need.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby Keef » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:30 am

Remensongalli wrote:Hi,
Did you get your best IR for a gen3 unit. There are different varieties of IR that can be used.
What type of IR exactly you need.


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Would you like to introduce yourself and give a few details such as where you live and what sort of shooting you do?
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby Remensongalli » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:39 am

Thanks Keef.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby flintlok » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:14 pm

Welcome to the forum Remensongalli!!! Good luck on selecting your first gun(s). :thup: :thup: :thup:

I have the same question as to the best IR illuminator. I like the Surefire products for their compactness however they are expensive. The problem that I find with the illuminators is that the powerful ones seem to bleached out the target with reflected IR light especially off nearby vegetation and the weaker illuminators lights are only adequate for closer ranges. I guess that it comes down to matching the illuminator to the average range that you intend to shoot. I have the a similar onboard illuminator as MathPete and it is adequate out to 50 yards and somewhat beyond without bleaching out the target with reflected light. I only use the illuminator when there isn’t sufficient ambient light in the passive mode. I would tend to use a more powerful illuminator at long distances only as in 100 yards or so plus.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby Remensongalli » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:36 am

But there are many illuminators are available in the market which is good and affordable as compare to others in the market. I find this information http://infraredilluminators.tumblr.com/
They explained everything very nicely.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby benchrest » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:23 pm

n100 with 3 power settings takes some beating for an IR light to use with n/v scope, small compact & 100yds + with any half decent gen 1 !
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby Remensongalli » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:49 am

Hi Benchrest you have given a good information . Can you explain it in more details. I am interested in it.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby plugg » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:58 am

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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby claretcass » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:17 am

Hi there from UK
I have used a number of different IR illuminators over the years as I have a number of NV devices, a Pulsar n750 digital scope, a DFA75 device that clips onto the front of a dayscope and a Envis Gen 3 that fits to an adaptor that attaches to the eyepiece on the back of a dayscope.
Recently I have settled for a single unit that attaches to all 3 devices. It is a Nightmaster 800IR, a small torch that provides extended range on both my digisights and my conventional green Envis. I am not sure what range you are shooting out to at night but for me its ideal as I can view clearly out to 200 yards and shoot confidently at 100-150yards which is the maximum on the land I shoot over.
There are much better IR devices out there but at very high cost so I have settled for a single cost effective device that is portable across different rifles.
I have also looked through a traditional gen 1 device and the 800IR made a marked difference in clarity, more than doubling the effective range.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby AmillenBlake » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:51 am

Hey guys, I am a newbie to the forum. The information shared in the discussion is really interesting and useful and I enjoyed going through it.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby Dean0 » Mon May 27, 2013 9:40 pm

I use the night master 800-IR. Awesome bit of kit.
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Re: Which is the best ir illuminator.?

Postby AmillenBlake » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:57 pm

Hello Everyone,
I have found out an ir illuminator camera for indoor purpose which I personally feel is good one.
AT-6E PoE Infrared Illuminator, 850 nm from Axtontech it has following features:
1)Remote control via web server.
2)I/O Cable synchronizes IR and the camera.
3)Lifetime Warranty with Advanced Replacement.
4)Supply power to to camera upto 6W.
If anyone finds other one can tell us.
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