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Posted: 9/18/2005 2:50:38 PM EDT
Eotech brags of an 1,100 hour battery life and Aimpoint brags of a 50,000 hour life. Are these at the Night Vision settings that can only be seen w/ NV scope?

What is the average battery life of these units if they are used at the "mid" setting that most shooters will be using them at?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:00:50 PM EDT
I can't tell you specifically what the length will be with timewise on the units but I can offer up that I bought my two Aimpoints in 2001 and 2002 and have not changed the batteries in either one yet. I don't leave them on 24/7 but there have been many times I've forgotten and left them on for a few days at a time.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:19:49 PM EDT
I prefer the Eotech, which is not what this thread is about....but I think 1100 hours is plenty. Also, the Eotech will shut off after 8 hours in case you leave it on by accident. Most people will go years between battery changes. If you use the Eotech 8 hours a day, it would take over 137 days to go dead if 1100 hours is accurate.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:21:08 PM EDT
I don't know about the EOTech (even though I have a Rev F 512), but I read that the Aimpoint is rated at 50,000hrs on setting 7 out of 10.

They have completely different illumination systems (some sort of laser holography compared to an LED) so that's why the EOTech sucks more power.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:00:17 AM EDT
The EOTech 1,100 hour battery life is based off the use of Lithium 1.5V batteries at day time setting twelve (the same setting that the sight turns on at).
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