- Feb 10, 2010
- St. Peters, MO
I just came across this light that has Infrared. Would this be useful or a waste of money? I think it would be neat to have but dont want it if its useless. Thanks.
If you have one of those "Nightshot" amateur videocameras, you can see it quite well.Based on the fact that I have seen almost no discussion of this light on these fora since it came out, I'm going to have to say that verrrry few people have use for the infrared. At noted, the only people I can see using it is military personnel who have night-vision equipment. Other than that, what would be the point? You can't see it....:duh2:
And it's a two-stage and two 'colour' flashlight - even though we likely have little use for IR, there is potential for our modders to work their magic and replace the IR source with a different colour such as UV...
Looking at the Big Picture - as a military and specialist Law Enforcement tool I think its one of the most important steps forward since SureFire were the first to make weapon-mounted lights.
You may have a camera that is capable of picking up the IR, but really, what would you use it for?
I think almost all CCDs are sensitive to infrared (maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong).
So if someone had expensive camera equipment and they wanted to shoot something in the dark maybe every couple of months or so, they wouldn't have to buy specialized equipment to do so.