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Posted: 11/25/2003 3:36:26 PM EDT
throw me your 2cents on the plus and minus of each please as they pertain to the surefire light systems.....I'm too indecisive myself..

green
blue
red
white

­thanks
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 2:16:42 AM EDT
None kill your night vision. White is truest color. Blue is brightest. Red is dimmest. I was not aware of a green option.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:32:46 AM EDT
Blue is also nice contrast against red dots in sights. I haven't seen a green option either, except in the A2 hand torch, but green light is infuriatingly useless in foliage. :)
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:03:49 PM EDT
I have a bunch of LED lights. I buy only white LEDs now. the Whitest and brightest ones i can get. Many "white" LED's have a blue tint. "Blue" LED's are usually more of a Teal color.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:24:03 AM EDT
I am very happy with the blue LEDs on my M900. Don't know if it really makes a difference, but I like them. Monty
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:13:36 PM EDT
I have an A2 and M900, both with red LEDs. The A2 I use where light discipline is important, and if I have to shoot (sidearm) using it I'll be holding the button all the way down and using the bright light from the bulb. The M900 is fine, but if I had to do it again, I'd probably go with the blue LEDs; EOTech and ACOG both have red reticles. To be honest though, if I'm shooting the shorty AR my night vision is shot, and I'll go to the main light on the M900.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:41:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 12:42:07 PM EDT
white is the best for navigation, because you can see things the same way you're used to seeing them. but, blue shows blood well. blood shows up as black in blue light. white also tends to stick out in a dark night. whereas blue or red don't seem to carry as far. any light, if bright enough, will whack your nightvision. blue does it for me, and i've never used a red light long enough in the woods to tell. but, the recovery from the blue LED in the woods is quick, compared to using the white light from a surefire M3 with the 125 lumen bulb.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:15:36 PM EDT
Dumb newbie question. What is purpose of having any LED's with weaponlights? Thanks for helping a d---a-- newbie!
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:33:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2003 2:44:14 PM EDT by BrightFlashlights]
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