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Insight Budd Light, Infrared Beacon [DISCONTINUED ITEM]
Insight Budd Light Infrared Beacon
Insight Budd Light Infrared Beacon

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Our Price: $17.00

Product Code: INS.101


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Insight Budd Light, Infrared Beacon

IR Light Transmitters (Budd Lights) are self-contained, small, lightweight and extremely rugged devices designed to produce IR energy (850 nm) that is visible only through Night Vision Goggles or similar I2 night vision devices. Invisible to the unaided eye Budd Lights can be detected with night vision devices at ranges greater than 5 Km (3 miles). The Standard Budd Light is 3cm x 3cm x 2 cm and weighs just 14 grams (1/2 oz.) Budd Lights are available in single or dual LED configurations. The single LED configuration produces a steady on IR light while the dual LED arrangement produces a flashing IR light at 30 pulses per minute. Other configurations are also available as desired to meet specific operational requirements. Budd Lights can also be operated with a Trip Switch that clips between the Budd Light and the battery and is activated when the attached string is tripped.

  • Helicopter landing zone designation
  • Route marking
  • Perimeter designation and intrusion alert
  • Identification friend or foe
  • Search & rescue
  • Covert signaling
  • Convoy formation


The Budd Light operates with a standard 9V alkaline battery BA-3090/U (NSN 6135-01-063-1978) or commercial equivalent. Once connected the Budd Light will emit IR light at a constant rate. Removal of the battery will cease operation of the light and is recommended when operation is not required. Prolonged use of the same battery results in reduced detection range.</P>

Model:            Single LED                         Dual LED
NSN               NSN 6240-01-275-8080  NSN 5855-01-361-8987
Wavelength      880nm                               880nm
Spectrum         Infrared                              Infrared
Signal               Constant                            Pulse
Flash Rate        N/A                                   30 ppm
Battery life        10 Nominal (hrs)               15 Nominal (hrs)
Size                  3cm x 3cm x 2 cm             3cm x 3cm x 2 cm
Weight             14.7 grams                        14.3grams
Diode Life        20,000 hrs                         20,000 hrs
Battery             9Volt Alkaline                    9Volt Alkaline
Range               5K                                    5K

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