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#5577737 - 02/02/15 06:31 AM Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators?
Rockfish Dave Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Texas
I'm thinking of picking up a second IR Illuminator. My other is the streamlight illuminator, but would like something with a bit more flexibility. Searching Amazon I came across these ready to go IR illuminators. I'm hoping that someone can weigh in on them, since these are inexpensive, but if they don't work I'd be throwing my money away...


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RMMLB0W/ref=...=I1XXIFW4QFZU95

Price seem reasonable: $60.99

Description from the ad.:

Evolva Future Technology Model 809-Classy-IR High quality T50 super bright long range night vision famous Osram 850nm black LED bulb infrared light hunting hunters torch Super illumination illuminator flashlight lamp zoomable convex lens with adjustable focus 3 mode memory function, tail switch. Package=infrared IR Torch + Lanyard + battery + charger+ rat tail



-or-

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QGVCAKK/ref=...=I1P7ZNYUTJP32Y

Price seem reasonable as well: $45.99

Description from the ad.:


Evolva Future Technology Uniquefire Uf-t20 Hunting Night Vision Infrared Light IR Illuminator Flashlight Torch with Famous Osram Black 850nm, Convex Focus Adjustable Lens, Mode Memory Function, Tail Switch. Package = Infrared Light Torch + Evolva EA186 18650 rechargeable Battery with Samsung 2600mah Cell plus S.S Protector + 2 Mode Rat Tail (Pressure Switch) + Battery Charger



Edited by Rockfish Dave (02/02/15 06:32 AM)
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#5577791 - 02/02/15 07:24 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
MrKingLouie Offline
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The T50 will soon come with one battery tube and optional
oslon 940nm.
smile

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#5578217 - 02/02/15 11:11 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
DavidK Offline
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Loc: Albuquerque, NM
I got one of their red lights, the batteries on my analyzer only measured around 800- 1000 mah, not as their ratings. The charger I found out can be bought for less than $1 and charges poorly for what is needed for best performance on the 18650 batteries.

The red light isn't nearly as bright as my Kill Light. So I question the sources of their products and what LED's they are using in all their lights. Each LED is rated at different power levels depending on what LED they use from which manufacturer.
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#5579966 - 02/03/15 09:21 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
Rockfish Dave Offline
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I guess I'll be the guinea pig... Opted for the T67

Since this for a second setup I can use which ever is better between the Streamlight and T67. Hopefully this will still allow me to scan the fields and give better close in performance than my current Streamlight.


Took the advice from the above post and ordered separate charger and batteries. Here is what I ordered:

VicTsing LCD Display 18650 3.7V Recharge...i-ion Batteries



Evolva Future Technology Model 809-Grande-IR High quality T67





Found some reviews:

Seems to be the same specs.


Skip to 24:58 to see the effect at 600 yards:

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#5581302 - 02/04/15 01:14 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
DavidK Offline
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this is what most of us use for charger/analyzer with 18650's and numerous other batteries, like I said above, gotta watch what you pay for, sounds too good to be true, usually is...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BT-C3400-Battery...=item4d2489fc0c

it will charge analyze the following batteries:
NiMH/NiCd sizes: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, C and SubC. Li-ion sizes: 10440, 14500, 14650, RCR123A (17340), 17500, 17670, 18350, 18500, 18650, 19670 (protected 18650), 25500, 26500, 26650
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#5582248 - 02/04/15 01:00 PM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: DavidK]
Rockfish Dave Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: DavidK
this is what most of us use for charger/analyzer with 18650's and numerous other batteries, like I said above, gotta watch what you pay for, sounds too good to be true, usually is...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BT-C3400-Battery...=item4d2489fc0c

it will charge analyze the following batteries:
NiMH/NiCd sizes: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, C and SubC. Li-ion sizes: 10440, 14500, 14650, RCR123A (17340), 17500, 17670, 18350, 18500, 18650, 19670 (protected 18650), 25500, 26500, 26650


Thanks for the information on the charger. Found it on amazon.

I'm not sweating the light. If it doesn't perform as advertised Amazon is pretty good about making good, and if not it's no loss.

Funny that I cheap out on this stuff, but spend a fortune on the ranch... Oh well something has got to give.

bt-c3400
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#5587479 - 02/07/15 06:18 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
Rockfish Dave Offline
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Searching the internet, apparently these appear to be the same lights all made in China.

The UK Night Vision Forum had sources direct at a lower cost, but more hassle.

[Link to the forum thread.]

The Lights:

[Link to the manufacturer of the focus-abe LED 840nm hunting lights].

Adjustable mount (looks flimsy to me) to center the beam (LED's are slightly off center):

[Link to windage and elevation adjustable picatinny mount].

200MW Focus-able laser in 830nm (near the bottom of the page):

[Link to the source in China for the 830nm Laser].

Hope this helps anyone looking to get into NV at the lowest cost. I'm off to work on the ranch and shoot some pigs (if I have the time).


Edited by Rockfish Dave (02/07/15 06:21 AM)
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#5587486 - 02/07/15 06:29 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: DavidK]
Rockfish Dave Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 246
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: DavidK
this is what most of us use for charger/analyzer with 18650's and numerous other batteries, like I said above, gotta watch what you pay for, sounds too good to be true, usually is...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BT-C3400-Battery...=item4d2489fc0c

it will charge analyze the following batteries:
NiMH/NiCd sizes: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, C and SubC. Li-ion sizes: 10440, 14500, 14650, RCR123A (17340), 17500, 17670, 18350, 18500, 18650, 19670 (protected 18650), 25500, 26500, 26650



After looking at the specs, it does not say if it supports the new 18650B batteries, so I'm going to run with what I bought. Thanks for the tip.
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#5587713 - 02/07/15 09:24 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
MrKingLouie Offline
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Dave, cheap real deal for IR-Lights in nightvision is T38,T50 and T67,
all made by Uniquefire in China, Osram Olson 850nm or 940nm.
Evola is uniquefie, 200 pieces and you get your logo prínted on
the flashlight.

/MKL


Edited by MrKingLouie (02/07/15 11:39 AM)

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#5588688 - 02/08/15 05:41 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: MrKingLouie]
Rockfish Dave Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Originally Posted By: MrKingLouie
Dave, cheap real deal for IR-Lights in nightvision is T38,T50 and T67,
all made by Uniquefire in China, Osram Olson 850nm or 940nm.
Evola is uniquefie, 200 pieces and you get your logo prínted on
the flashlight.

/MKL


Thanks for confirming. The specs are the same, so I was pretty sure they were.
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#5588690 - 02/08/15 05:47 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
Rockfish Dave Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 246
Loc: Texas
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"Sheep have two speeds: grazing and stampede."
- Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin

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#5588720 - 02/08/15 06:59 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
DavidK Offline
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Registered: 06/09/11
Posts: 367
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Originally Posted By: Rockfish Dave


That is not an IR laser. If you want an IR laser you're going to have to pay some $ and most places only sell to military and law enforcement.
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#5588735 - 02/08/15 07:16 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
Rockfish Dave Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 246
Loc: Texas
What? 200 mw 830nm - How is that not a laser?

I think you are referring to an IR aiming laser, where this is a laser that is hitting a lens to illuminate, rather than using an L.E.D.



DBAL link



Edited by Rockfish Dave (02/08/15 07:20 AM)
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- Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

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#5588775 - 02/08/15 07:57 AM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
DavidK Offline
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Registered: 06/09/11
Posts: 367
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
I said that is NOT an 'IR' laser....

The wavelength is a standard laser, visible to the human eye, but you never posted why you posted a laser, since this thread was about IR lights. So if you want an IR laser that you can see well with a digital scope or regular night vision, then you need to get an 850nm IR laser. I use a Lasermax Laser IR on my gun with my PVS-14:

http://www.lasermax.com/Products/IRLasers.aspx

notice on the top of my rail a small flat item, that is the IR laser



edit, I missed the part where it had IR wavelegths...but that thing is huge


Edited by DavidK (02/08/15 08:01 AM)
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#5589145 - 02/08/15 01:10 PM Re: Anyone try the Evola IR Illuminators? [Re: Rockfish Dave]
MrKingLouie Offline
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Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Check out the mount smile Laserspeed's mount is adjustable, one of the
best there is.

/MKL

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