Night vision devices rely on small amounts of ambient light to capture clear imagery, but if it is very dark, you can use the AGM Sioux850 Long-Range LED Infrared Illuminator to illuminate subjects in complete darkness, allowing night vision optics to produce a better image.
Utilizing a powerful IR LED that outputs 1000mW at 850nm peak wavelength you have the option of adjusting the beam angle in a tight 4° spotlight to maximize its throw or a wide 35° flood light for performing tasks like illuminating LZs and staging areas. A simple rotary tailcap switch enables you to toggle between power output intensities and ensures easy operation with a reduced risk of accidentally turning the light on—as can happen with many push-button switches. The light is powered by an included 18650 rechargeable battery with a battery cradle charger.
Designed to be used as a conventional handheld device or weapon mounted, the Sioux850 is lightweight at just 7.9 ounces and compact with a length of under 6 inches. To make it easy to install on your long gun or night vision scope, AGM includes a Picatinny/Weaver rail mount with three risers that allow you to raise the illuminator 10, 30, or 40mm above the rail so it will clear scopes with large objectives. The light is water and fog resistant to enable its continued use if the weather takes a turn for the worse.