Night Vision Goggles Review

By: Ricky Lim

Today there are all types of night vision goggles (NVG's) and other forms of night vision equipment that a person can purchase. However when it comes to choosing what is right for you it is important that you read as many night vision goggle reviews as you can before you make your final purchase.

Not only can you purchase night vision goggles, but you can also get binoculars and night vision thermal cameras as well and all of these can now be readily brought by members of the general public either through a specialist retail store or online.

The first time that most people became aware of what night vision goggles and other night vision pieces of equipment were was during the first Gulf War in 1991. Many people quite clearly remember seeing pictures beamed into their homes showing sites as attacks took place in the dead of night and everything could be clearly seen as if it was daytime.

Most of the night vision goggles available today work in one of 2 ways. They either enhance the image that the person is seeing or they detect heat to produce a thermal image. Whilst there are even some more advanced versions of these goggles which now utilize both types of image enhancement to provide the wearer with a much clearer image and so their perception of what they see in front of them is much improved as well. Today even the most standard pair of goggles will enable the wearer to see someone or something that is over 250 feet away when it is completely dark.

Although most NVG's are used by either the military or law enforcement agencies today, you can still purchase a pair for your own personal use. However it is important to note that the ones that are for sale to the general public are not of the same specification you would see being used by either the military or law enforcement agencies.

When you are looking to purchase a pair of NVG's it is important to note that they are often denoted by a generation. Currently there are 4 generations of night vision goggles now available the oldest being Gen 1 the newest being Gen 4.

Certainly if you are looking for a very basic and affordable pair of NVG's then it may be worth your while considering purchasing a pair of Gen 1. But with all of these types of goggles you will find that the main feature of them all is the light intensifier tube(s) which then allows a target to be seen by the person wearing them when it is dark.

It is important when reading any night vision goggles review that you look closely at the specifications that are offered as well as looking at the kind of optical lens package they come with and what additional features if any that they come with.

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