Mine has also a 965 NSN. Don't know what else to tell you. In almost total darkness, it provides a very faint lighting to make out silhouettes of objects near me so I don't trip over it and check that my son is sleeping all right. I'm pretty sure it's not intended for this kind of use, but it allows me to check on him without turning on the light. Other than that, it makes a great soft glowing night light where I use one of those white translucent 35mm film containers to disperse the beta light emission.
Well, I haven't had any reaction from the manufacturers. I suspect that this whole tritium torch business is questionable: not wanting to answer such questions means one needs to hide things from the daylights.
SL SW | H50-Q5 | Petzl e+LITE | LF2XT/Sapph/3H | H501W,R | beta | Photons | ACR FA-11 | Ficklampa 3 | Energizer NIght Strike | more
betalight owners, have a look here
I bought the 965 from penrith survival and it is decent. $118 shipped not so bad . The only brighter trit I can find is the awesome 18MM spheres sold over on CPFMP .Military is the manufacturer's number one customer.I contract to and work on carrier lines for the US. The nondisclosure agreement is scary I assume that's why you don't get much from them.