As is being pointed out on the other NV board, the manufacturer's specs indicate that this is .5W, and that its effective range is only 100 yards. Can anyone expand on the effective range? Also, is the 785 nm reported wavelength in the ballpark? Seems awful low.
That was posted in an effort to slow sales of the best laser based illuminator on the market. I can't explain why the specs are what they are. Some will understand and some won't. I'll just say that these are an improvement over the older models. The switches are better and you have the rear on off switch now. The old model was a 100mw laser illuminator.
For those that don't need a laser based illuminator we offer the less expensive LED based unit. Listed above. These are less money and as far as a LED based system they are the best on the market. Usable beyond 500 yards. For most people the led system will be enough..