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Streamlight’s New TLR-VIR II Gun Light

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This year at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) I was able to take a look at one of Streamlight's newest products, the TLR-VIR II. Streamlight offers a complete range of IR illuminators and lasers for use with night vision goggles, but this one is definitely one of their coolest models.

The TLR-VIR II is lightweight, low profile and constructed from durable materials. Powered by lithium batteries, the light has about 90 minutes of visible run time, 12 hours of IR run time, and 12 hours of run time when in laser mode. It features a white light illuminator, IR illuminator, an eye-safe IR laser, and has a strobe feature which is activated by double tapping the switch. The TLR-VIR II has several features which make it not only easy to use but consistently precise. For those who love all the extras, there is a slew of accessories that you can buy for this light ranging from various colored lenses to a holster.  The TLR-VIR II is now available for purchase at an MSRP of $600.00 and is available in two colors: Black and Coyote Brown.



  • 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with coyote anodized finish main body
  • High impact, chemically resistant engineering polymer black switch housings


  • Length: 3.30 in. (8.39 cm)
  • Height: 1.40 in. (3.56 cm)
  • Width: 1.45 in. (3.69 cm)


  • 3.82 oz (108 grams) with battery


  • High temperature, shock mounted, impact resistant Boro Float glass with anti-reflective coating


  • Visible LED: C4® LED technology, impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetime
  • Infrared LED: 850 nm, impervious to shock with a 20,000 hour lifetime
  • Infrared Laser: 850 nm; Class 1


  • Visible: 5,000 candela peak beam intensity and 300 lumens measured system output
  • Deep-dish parabolic reflector produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination
  • Infrared: LED produces 600mW/sr typical radiant intensity providing optimum illumination when
    using night vision equipment
  • Laser is Class 1; eye safe output power less than 0.8mW


  • Ambidextrous momentary/steady On-Off switch
  • IR Illumination mode selection tactile indicator on housing
  • Three position Mode Selector switch (IR Illumination/IR Laser, Safe OFF, Visible Illumination)


  • Visible LED: 1.5 hours regulated runtime; 2 hours to 10%
  • Infrared LED/Laser: 12 hours regulated runtime when using IR illumination mode


  • One (1) 3 Volt CR123A lithium battery, with a storage life of 10 years


  • Extreme brightness with C4® LED and IR LED.Class 1 eye-safe IR Laser with 3 mrad adjustment increment markings
  • Tactile indicator on housing identifying IR Illumination position
  • Ambidextrous momentary/steady On-Off switch. One-handed interface keeps hands away from muzzle when attaching/detaching
  • Securely fits M17/M18 pistols and all long guns with MIL-STD-1913 rails
  • Extensively live-fire tested impact resistant construction
  • Operating temperature: -25°F to +140°F
  • IPX7 rated design; waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes

For more information on the TLR-VIR II, visit Streamlight at

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