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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
    So, how goes our pursuit of nocturnal equilibrium?

    O.W.

    I've rectified the situation, I've also seen some very strange things at night. I bought a 12 IR flood light and keep telling myself I'll mount it to the ATV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenno View Post
    I bought a 12 IR flood light and keep telling myself I'll mount it to the ATV
    I'm guessin that your light is a bit on the $$$$ side ... unless you "made" it
    yourself.

    I'd mount it to a wheeled carrier that I could reposition manually.

    A ride on the ATV could render it inoperable in short order.
    An led might survive rugged terrain though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
    I'm guessin that your light is a bit on the $$$$ side ... unless you "made" it
    yourself.

    I'd mount it to a wheeled carrier that I could reposition manually.

    A ride on the ATV could render it inoperable in short order.
    An led might survive rugged terrain though.

    O.W.

    It's in a cast AL housing and intended for outdoor use w/an IR camera; Univivi LED 12V IR Illuminator. Not expensive at all
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    “As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.”

    "You think a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a sheet of glass."



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    Bright assed illuminators have been more of a hinderance to me.

    The splash tends to wash out the NV and you lose any real range.

    I'm looking for a very dim IR gadget to velcro on the front of my truck for driving. Just enough throw to see the ditches and potholes.
    .........against all enemies, foreign and domestic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Bright assed illuminators have been more of a hinderance to me.
    Yep. Unless you're looking out over open fields but still, remnants from
    harvest or other ground cover will reflect and nearly wash out your view
    ... and then there's thermal eh.

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    Thermal has its quirks and shortcomings too.




    Digital NV with illuminator

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    I mounted a 4inch X 4inch IR light (LED) on my golf cart and thought that I would rule the night
    As others have mentioned if I am not on powerline or open field it tends to wash out the NV that I use
    I may put some tape over half of the light and see if that helps
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    I just need it to illuminate the ground so I don't drive into an irrigation ditch or barbed wire
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    “As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.”

    "You think a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a sheet of glass."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    I may put some tape over half of the light and see if that helps
    Try window tint, black, blue, doesn't matter.
    The washout will still occur, just won't be as bright.

    Stand in an opening adjacent to woods with the Sun overhead or just behind you.

    Overwhelmingly you see the foliage of the tree line and it's a little difficult to see past and into the shaded area beyond. Such is the nature of light.

    A narrow IR beam can be helpful at times.

    A regular flashlight can be made invisible to the naked eye but visible
    with nvgs using window tint.

    O.W.


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