SureFire V1-B-BK V1 Vampire Dual Output LED Light, 250 lm (Overview)

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The one thing that makes your night vision better is more IR Illumination!


Before you upgrade your night vision goggles or scope, add more powerful IR illumination like the SureFire V1 Vampire to make sure you’ve gotten the most performance out of your NVG as possible.

SureFire V1-B-BK V1 Vampire

  • Virtually indestructible 250 lumen high/5 lumen low white light and 100Mw high/5Mw low IR LEDs Regulated to maximize light output and runtime
  • Infrared and white-light output from one all-led head, no IR filter needed
  • Two output levels: high for maximum light, low for extended runtime
  • Dual-output tail cap click switch: Press for momentary-on high, click for constant-on high, return to off then Press or click again for low
  • Tier lens produces tight beam with enough surround light for peripheral vision

The SureFire V1 Vampire is an ultra-compact, combat-ready dual-output flashlight that provides both white light and Infrared output without the need for an IR filter.

This ground- breaking handheld illumination tool features virtually failure-proof power-regulated white and Infrared LEDs and a precision total internal reflection (TIR) lens that optimally shapes both beams for reach and surround light. The v1’s click-type tail cap switch–shrouded to help prevent accidental activation you quickly select an output level.

In white light mode, partially press the tail cap pushbutton for a momentary-on 250-lumen high-output beam; press further to click constant-on high. Return to off and press or click again within two seconds for 5-lumen low-output beam with extended runtime.

To switch between white light, disable, and Infrared modes you simply pull then twist the front knurled portion of the bezel.  Its that easy!

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The tail cap switch again lets you easily select output levels in IR mode–partially press for a momentary-on 100-milliwatt high-output beam, press further to click constant-on high. Return to off and press or click again within two seconds for a 5-milliwatt low IR beam.

The V1 vampire runs on a single 123A lithium battery, is constructed of aerospace aluminum that’s mil-spec hard anodized for extreme durability, and is 0-ring and gasket sealed to keep out moisture.

The V1 also features a lockout tail cap, which prevents accidental activation during storage or transport.

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Final Verdict: Is this mighty-mini capable of making my Gen 2 of Gen 2+ work like a Gen 3?

Answer: YES!


One of the highest performing IR Illuminators on the market and it fits in your pocket!

What are others saying about it?

Much better white light than the e1d. I tried the e1d first, even exchanging it thinking that I got a defective unit. The V1 vampire gives off a white light that has a wider beam than my old e2d. I am really liking this wider beam for closer work. The ir setting works very well for nv as well. Still has the led red glow, but it is minimal and you have to be looking directly at the flashlight head to notice it.” – Gadget Freak

Surefire makes the best quality flashlights. If you want the best go Surefire!” – GeekMaster

When used with Gen 3 NVGs this IR light is outstanding the white light is ok in a pinch.” – Scott E Davis

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SureFire V1-B-BK V1 Vampire Dual Output LED Light *FAQ


Q: Does this IR Illuminator need any crazy size batteries?

A: Not at all. SureFire V1-B-BK V1 Vampire uses CR123 batteries.

Q: Does the SureFire V1-B-BK V1 Vampire project white light and IR light at the same time?

A: Nope!  This device lets you switch between white light and IR Illumination with ease!

Q: Is the SureFire V1-B-BK V1 Vampire big and bulky?

A: Nope! This IR Illuminator weighs in at an astounding 3.2 ounces WITH the battery and is under 4.5” long.

Q: Where can I buy the SureFire V1-B-BK V1 Vampire ?

A: You can buy it from the world’s most trusted online store, Amazon, by clicking here.



Output / Runtime — White Light

High – 250 – Lumens / 1.5 hours*

Low – 5.0 – Lumens / 20.5 hours*

Output / Runtime — Infrared (IR)

High – 100.0 – mW / 4.75 hours*

Low – 5.0 – mW / 57.0 hours*

Length – 4.4 inches

Bezel Diameter – 1.06 inches

Weight w/Batteries – 3.2 ounces

Batteries – 1 123A  (included)

* Runtime per ANSI standard

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