Rigel Optics offers first-time buyers with tips
on choosing the best night vision device.
Vancouver, Washington (PRWEB) October 19, 2006.
With the rising popularity of night vision
devices for recreational use in recent years,
many users are still in the dark when it comes
to understanding the technology, the
applications, of night vision, and what device
is best for a given application. Washington
based Rigel Optics Night Vision, America’s
number 1 choice for high-end consumer grade
night vision provides users with the top 10
things you should know when buying and using
night vision devices.
1. The higher the magnification, the greater
distance that I can see with a night vision
Unlike day binoculars, the detection range of an
object through a night vision device is
primarily determined by the quality of the image
amplification tube, and the light gathering
capability of the objective lens.
2. Night vision devices can be used in total
Night vision devices require some ambient light
(starlight, moonlight, street lights) to
intensify, and in the total absence of ambient
light a night vision device will not work.
However, most night vision devices feature an
infrared illuminator, which acts as a flashlight
for to create a light source for the image tube.
3. Generation 1 night vision devices are
Rigel Optics specializes in Generation 1 night
vision, which is not regulated by any US
governing authority, and is legal to buy and use
anywhere in the country. Some states and
municipalities have restrictions on the purchase
and use of night vision rifle scopes, and it is
not permitted to export Generation 2 or 3 night
vision devices outside the US without explicit
approvals from the US Federal Government.
4. Russian night vision is not inferior to US
Russia is the largest producer in the world of
Generation 1 image tubes, which is the key
component used in nearly all night vision
devices used in the United States. Most
Generation 1 night vision components are
manufactured from Russia and the CIS countries.
US based companies, ITT (http://www.ittnv.com)
and Litton (http://www.northropgrumman.com)
specialize in manufacturing Generation 2 and 3
night vision, which is predominately used by the
military and law enforcement.
5. Night vision goggles are light weight.
Rigel Optics features the Rigel 3250 Compact
Night Vision Goggle, which is one of the
lightest Generation 1 night vision goggles in
the world. Weighing in at under 1lb., it is
ideal for extended viewing periods.
6. Night vision devices can be bought or
For as low as $45 per week, customers can rent
night vision devices from Rigel Optics.
7. Night vision binoculars and monoculars are
Night vision monoculars or scopes feature only 1
ocular and imager tube, and as a result are
priced at about half of their binoculars
counterparts. Night vision binocular users,
however benefit from more “stereoscopic” vision
with night vision capability through both eyes.
8. Night vision devices are inexpensive.
Although the price of night vision image tubes,
and consequently night vision devices, has
actually increased over the past several years,
Rigel Optics offers for sale brand new in-store
demo models for under $200.
9. Night vision devices are easy to service
and repair in the US.
Rigel Optics offers an unconditional 12 month
warranty against any manufacturer defects on all
its night vision products and carries out repair
service of any of its night vision devices,
regardless of the product’s age.
10. Many night vision devices are waterproof
and/or water resistant
The Rigel 1150 marine night vision monocular is
a truly water-proof night vision device,
complete with water-tight seals and protection
against condensation build-up on the ocular
lenses. All other Rigel Optics brand night
vision devices are water resistant, and are
protected against moderate exposure to rain,
mist, or other forms of condensation.