Civilian night vision owners have a new Class 1, eye safe IR laser option. It’s called the RAPTAR Lite ES and it is pretty stickin’ slick.
The RAPTAR Lite ES is made by WILCOX and available through PRG Defense. Like other devices that are currently available, it provides class 1 IR laser aiming, visible laser aiming, and IR flood illumination. However, the WILCOX also has a visible white light illumination capability – an LED head manufactured by none other than Surefire!
The user can control the intensity of all elements (IR and visible lasers, IR illumination, and white light) on the fly. The white light is available with 80 lumen or upgraded 120 lumen output.
The rear of the RAPTER Lite ES features an LED display that makes it easy to keep track of which mode it is in. It weighs only 10 ounces including the remote switch and is powered by a single CR123A battery. Battery life is very respectable, ranging from 1.3 to over 7 hours depending on the mode chosen by the user.
Combining all IR and Visible light and aiming functions into a single unit really save weight and real estate on your host rifle. This unit appears to have a lot of promise. Check out the RAPTAR Lite ES at PRG Defense.