Armasight IR850-XLR

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Ttocs
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Armasight IR850-XLR

Post by Ttocs » 25 May 2018, 09:26

Does anyone know of an upgrade for the Armasight IR850-XLR other than the huge doubler lense that screws on to the front or buying another torch?
I’m quite impressed with the torch, the quality is excellent and it appears slightly brighter than my AS Sunranger.I’m particularly impressed with the on/off intensity rotary knob as its very quick and silent in operation.
I’m sure it’s got more to give so any suggestions welcome
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N

blueroll
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Re: Armasight IR850-XLR

Post by blueroll » 26 May 2018, 07:30

I think the the doubler is the only option and did try one on mine, it certainly improved it a lot but as you say it is a fair old lump so I sold it on. I kept the illuminator but now have a problem with the tail switch, so if you know where I can get one it would be much appreciated.

phoenix
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Re: Armasight IR850-XLR

Post by phoenix » 26 May 2018, 07:49

Other than the doubler, the only way to make it brighter would be to use the same type of LED as Clive uses in his black ruby pills
i.e. an 810nm LED compared to the 850nm of the AS LED

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Bruce
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Darren.R
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Re: Armasight IR850-XLR

Post by Darren.R » 26 May 2018, 19:22

blueroll wrote:
26 May 2018, 07:30
I think the the doubler is the only option and did try one on mine, it certainly improved it a lot but as you say it is a fair old lump so I sold it on. I kept the illuminator but now have a problem with the tail switch, so if you know where I can get one it would be much appreciated.
Blueroll, the NM800 tail switch fits the Armasight XLR...

https://www.nightmaster.co.uk/products/ ... 7492285121

Atb,
Darren

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Re: Armasight IR850-XLR

Post by blueroll » 27 May 2018, 08:45

Darren.R wrote:
26 May 2018, 19:22
blueroll wrote:
26 May 2018, 07:30
I think the the doubler is the only option and did try one on mine, it certainly improved it a lot but as you say it is a fair old lump so I sold it on. I kept the illuminator but now have a problem with the tail switch, so if you know where I can get one it would be much appreciated.
Blueroll, the NM800 tail switch fits the Armasight XLR...

https://www.nightmaster.co.uk/products/ ... 7492285121

Atb,
Darren
Darren.
Thanks for the info.
I did try it and it does indeed, but only gives you single, high power mode. Its my go to torch for close range ratting on low power so hoping that someone can help with info about a new rotary tail switch.

Atb.
David

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