Monthly Archives: September 2014
When I was in grade school, I took a Pringles potato chip can (and Pringles were brand-spanking new, so that’s how old I am) and filled it with coal and a pack of matches, put the lid back on, and hid it in the cave on my grandparent’s farm. Pringles were introduced in 1967, so by the time they made their way to Tennessee, let’s call it 1968. In 1968 I was in second grade, and already stashing away supplies.
When someone tells me they want “affordable” night vision they are usually expecting to see Generation 3 quality at a Gen 1 price point. Many people buy Generation 1 units only to become frustrated and disappointed. No, a $250 night vision device is not going to turn night into day. Generation 3 night vision is capable of this but is also out of the price range of someone who was initially looking into cheaper Gen 1 units.
Over the past four years I have probably had no less than two dozen customers ask for a hand held spot light that will illuminate a field out to 1 mile. They often point out the "million candle power" spot lights that sell for under $50. While useable in as an illumination tool – without spending significantly more than that – there is no white light that will illuminate out to 1 mile at night.