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Posted: 9/1/2004 10:05:04 PM EDT
The M900 gives you the option of various color of LEDs. Which to get? White or Red? And how bright are the whites?

Thank you,
Glendale, AZ
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:56:27 PM EDT
I have an M500 with red LEDs to help keep my nightvision. The red LEDs are quite bright, and are more than adequate to navigate in the dark with them. If you've got a retailer that sells the little keychain LED lights, that'll give you an idea of how bright they are.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:01:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:59:04 AM EDT
Owner of a M900 with Blue LEDs checking in.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:39:24 AM EDT
I've got the white LED's on mine but it seems they have a blue tint to them. Either way they work great for me.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:02:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:42:52 AM EDT
We decided to go with the red on our issued M900s and M500s because it is a "lower profile" light that seems less visible from a distance. Your mileage may vary.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 8:01:56 AM EDT
The M900 I had had the white LEDs on it, worked great
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 8:15:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 4:06:52 PM EDT by RAMBOSKY]
I have a red filter on my Surefire Classic 9P which I have set up as a weapons light with the shock bezzle. I would love to have a M900 but I'll be damned if I'm going to pay that kind of money when I can get a complete upper for about the same price!

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 1:45:49 PM EDT
how about white

just put collored filters later if desired
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:00:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 5:19:15 PM EDT by TriggerFish]
I have the blue on my M910A. I use it to track the javelinas @ night.

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:17:45 AM EDT
go with ir leds
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:47:30 AM EDT
No color will be completely unobservable. Both the red and blue are intense beyond the monochromatic dark-adaption threshold. If you get the chance, grab some little keychain lights in each color. A few bucks investment on a purchase that big is a good deal. :)

Some people find that, everything else aside, focusing on blue or red light for a while is headache inducing.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:08:57 PM EDT
got white on mine....hardly ever use em.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:08:21 PM EDT
Mine are white. They are not so bright to ruin dark adapted vision, while allowing easy shuffling in the dark.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 7:21:05 PM EDT
Another M900 with a white LED (w/ blue tint).
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 7:46:01 PM EDT
I dont have a sure fire but I do a lot of warrants at night time. For approaching houses I use a red led streamlight. enough light to keep me from falling over stuff, finding door knobs etc. but does not give away position. I would say color depends on your usage. White would be the most natural, blue like they say is good for hunting (or green for that matter as they say some animals cant see it) or red for tactical or most preservation of nightvision.
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