Tactical Night Vision Company’s (TNVC) “The Torch” has long been a value leader in stand-alone, weapon-mountable IR illuminators. It has been through a few revisions over the years and they have just released the latest version in the form of the Torch PRO MKII Illumintor.
The hallmark of the Torch has long been its clean, smooth, focusable beam. The beam on the Torch PRO MKII Illumintor can be adjusted as wide as 12 degrees and as narrow as 3 degrees. This gives the Torch the ability to illuminate objects further than 1000 yards away. This ability to fine tune the focus allows the torch to be adjusted to illuminate objects at a variety of distances while minimizing bloom.
The Torch PRO MKII Illumintor also allows the user to adjust it’s wavelength based on their needs. It comes standard with a 810nm LED but a 910nm LED module is available for purchase separately.
It is powered by 2 CR123A batteries which give it a runtime of 10-12 hours. The CR123A battery form factor also allows the Torch to fit in any standard flashlight mount for 1″ diameter lights.
As if all of that isn’t cool enough, the Torch PRO MKII Illumintor is compatible with Surefire C-series tailcaps and light bodies. That means you’ll have no problem finding the perfect tailcap for your setup whether it is a tape switch, clickie, or momentary only.