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Streamlight Introduces TLR-VIR II Tactical Illuminator

Low-Profile Light Features Three Functions, Adjustable Eye-Safe IR Aiming Laser

EAGLEVILLE, PA, January 22, 2019 – Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the TLR-VIR® II, a lightweight, compact rail-mounted tactical light with a high intensity white LED, an integrated infrared (IR) LED illuminator, and Class 1 “Eye Safe” IR aiming laser with windage and elevation adjustment controls. The new light securely fits all long guns with MIL-STD-1913 rails and M17/M18 pistols.

The TLR-VIR II enables users to easily toggle easily between bright light and the IR illuminator/laser. This feature allows military and law enforcement personnel to remain in a proper firing position when making the transition from IR mode to white light, and vice versa. The light features a three-position mode rear selector switch, including IR illumination/IR laser, Safe Off (to prevent accidental turn-on), and visible illumination, that enables users to keep hands away from the muzzle during mode selection.

“The TLR-VIR II gives soldiers and first responders the ultimate in tactical lighting flexibility,” said Streamlight President Ray Sharrah. “With its high intensity white light and a long-running IR illuminator and Eye Safe IR laser for optimizing night vision, it’s an essential tool for those deploying with weapon lights.”

The new light, which is powered by a single CR123A lithium battery, uses the latest in LED technology for ultra-bright visible light, providing 5,000 candela, 300 lumens and a 1.5 hour run time. For IR lighting, the TLR-VIR II uses an 850-nanometer LED emitter with 600mW/sr radiant intensity, providing optimum illumination when using night vision equipment; it delivers a run time of 12 hours. Its IR aiming laser has fully adjustable windage and elevation settings.

The TLR-VIR II has an ambidextrous momentary/steady on-off switch. Like other TLR® models, the light has a rail clamp that can be easily attached and tightened with one hand, without the use of tools. The IR illumination/laser mode selection also features a tactile indicator on the light housing for switching modes with ease.

The TLR-VIR II is constructed from machined aircraft aluminum, with a coyote anodized finish body and a high-impact, chemically resistant polymer black switch housing.
The compact light weighs only 3.82 ounces and measures 3.30 inches long and 1.40 inches high. It uses a high temperature, shock-mounted, impact-resistant Borofloat glass lens. It is available in Coyote or Black.

Featuring extensively live-fire tested construction, the TLR-VIR II has an IPX7 rated design for waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes. It has an MSRP of $600.00.

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com or connect with us on facebook.com/streamlight; twitter.com/Streamlight; instagram.com/streamlightinc; https://www.linkedin.com/company/streamlight-inc.; and youtube.com/streamlighttv.

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13 Responses to “Streamlight Introduces TLR-VIR II Tactical Illuminator”

  1. jadam says:

    Retail on these is WAY lower than the MSRP, so not sure what is up with that.

    FYI for anyone interested, the beam divergence on the IR laser is 1.5 MRAD – had to get that from the engineering team as I could not find the info anywhere.

  2. pedrothemerciless says:

    Any idea if the rear cap can be swapped out with their pressure pad system and if it will play nice or at all with this? And 300 lumens on the white… errr… is this correct?

    • Jim D says:

      300lm is correct, it’s a single battery unit. Current tail cap won’t interchange with existing pressure pad units. I’m not sure when they’ll make a new tailcap that will, but it’s already been discussed.

      • DangerMouse says:

        I actually kind of wish they had gone with an 18350 battery like Modlight did, instead of the legacy CR123.

  3. jadam says:

    No idea on the pressure switch but the 300 lumens is likely due to the single CR 123 battery and the compact size. Cheapest way to an IR light and laser I’ve found though.

  4. Marcus says:

    My issue is always finding stock of their products. I wish you could buy direct.

    Who are their main distributors?

  5. TheScrutineer says:

    Isn’t an 850nm wavelength getting close to visible though (red glow)? For about half the cost of a Surefire one can hardly complain but if you’re glowing … it’d be nice to know.

  6. TheScrutineer says:

    A third of the cost, a quarter of the cost – that’s not the subject of the comment – if my naked eye is drawn to you anytime you use that light in the dark, that’s not very clever at any price.

    I should point out here that even Surefire products are @ 870nm though so I’d be more interested in a comparison rather than seeing whether or not there is any glow at all.

    P.S. Amazon and several other big box retailers are selling the X400V for ~$720.
    w/optics planet’s 10% veteran’s discount that $650, or apx. X2 the cost of the Streamlight.

    Has anyone got an 850nm IR illuminator here that can report on the visible glow?

    • jadam says:

      Mine arrived and yes, there is a visible red glow from the illuminator that is quite noticeable in a pitch black room. If you want no visible signature this is NOT the light for you. It’s also $330ish at Amazon with free shipping, so if you can live with the visible signature it’s not a bad deal.

    • DangerMouse says:

      Even 940nm LED based illuminators have a visible signature due to bleedover. If you want an invisible illuminator you are going to have to have a laser, not an LED.