Yukon Advanced Optics, a world wide leader in the development and distribution of night vision and sporting optics, stay true to their one simple mission; to produce high quality optics at affordable prices. Their items are lightweight, compact, and quite durable. Extreme care is taken in the construction and design of each optic, and special attention is paid to the art and physics of optical science. This level of quality control ensures that each device is a joy to hold, use, and look through.
This NVD breaks the rules by delivering big time performance in an extremely lightweight package. Binocular viewing is extremely comfortable, and offers a greater level of depth perception. Viewing through the Viking LT 1x24 Night Vision Goggle gives you that wrap-around visual sensation, while the reduced weight increases your ability to view longer and hike further. Nighttime viewing is provided by a 1st generation intensifier tube rated at 36 lp/mm of resolution. For viewing in total darkness, the IR illuminator lights the way, and assists the intensifier to reveal all the details hidden under the cloak of darkness. The rugged housing is built to last and its well designed ergonomics feels extremely comfortable in your hands. This is the Viking Goggle Kit, and comes complete with a head mount for hands-free viewing. Another feature that's not to be overlooked is the attached & hinged lens cap system. Simply flip them back when you need to view through the binocular, and return them to their protective position when done. Not having to deal with lost or misplaced caps and scratched objectives is a very good thing indeed. This is a high quality night vision optic that delivers performance & value with features that will please both the novice and the seasoned night vision enthusiast.
There are many different variables that affect the distance that one can see with a night vision device, among them the object's size, the level of details being sought from the object and the conditions of observation. Night vision devices detect much further under a full moon and clear skies than they will under a new moon and cloudy skies. Many different formulas are used to determine the statistic of maximum viewing range and this varies by manufacturer, so ultimately the generation of the intensifier tube is much more relevant than any quoted statistic when determining the maximum viewing range.
All night vision devices sold by B&H have mechanisms in place to protect the intensifier tube from a sudden burst of bright light, but this does not mean that bright light doesn't damage the device. No matter what, bright light in any form is not good for the longevity and performance of image intensifier tubes.