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Old 04-10-2004, 05:33 AM   #1
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Question Night Vision

I was interested in some night vision for my night drives down the backroads in the WRX. I was wondering if anyone has information on the subject? Mainly related to installing a forward night vision camera and display. HUD or in a screen in the dash; Infared or light sensitive. Any relative info would be apperciated.

I believe it would be a major safety concern if I were to wear a set of NV goggles.
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:39 AM   #2
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i was thinking about a cam in the front for other things. night visioin was also a thought but i didnt know if i wanted such a large camera for that purpose. but you can get a good selection at

www.ds-technologies.com

he is kinda ok on price. but again its in the hundreds anyways.
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link. Im pretty sure if a good setup will keep me from hitting a deer it will be well worth it.
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Old 04-10-2004, 07:08 AM   #4
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Lightbulb this is my version of nightvision



works pretty well. click on the for more.

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Old 04-10-2004, 07:22 AM   #5
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dang that is brite!

not prob about the link, i did talk to the guy there he is the owner. ok pricing but also his stuff has the smaller details that makes his better pricing. like internally its different but externally it about the same. what i mean is that for the same thing his lux is better. and his night vision is a bit cheaper. but its your own descretion. good luck. i might be buying mine soon
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Old 04-10-2004, 07:27 AM   #6
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Yes I have seen your light bar many of times , and yes its nice. Its nice but I still wanna know about NV as an option.
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Old 04-10-2004, 12:16 PM   #7
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Old 04-11-2004, 01:34 AM   #8
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Rapid_Roo: what color temp are yours rated at? Are they 5000k or 6500k? I'm definitely interested, and yours seem perfect if they don't bother other drivers or cops. I definitely do not want a higher/bluish color temp than 6500k!
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:32 PM   #9
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Yeah, don't wear NVG's and try to drive unless you've got some training.

For my master's degree thesis I am doing a bit of work with NVG's, and they are trippy in that they do take away depth perception. I remember once I was in a dark room with them on, and there was a pole. I could see the pole, but it took me a few tries to grab it. Also, NVG's only have like a 40 degree FOV, which could hamper driving as well.

And they are pretty spendy, too (the pair I am using cost $2,400).

I don't even know if they are legal to wear while driving.
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Rapid_Roo: what color temp are yours rated at? Are they 5000k or 6500k? I'm definitely interested, and yours seem perfect if they don't bother other drivers or cops. I definitely do not want a higher/bluish color temp than 6500k!
I haved to look it up but I do think that they are 4500-5000k, very much in the white territory. They are only blue when you turn them on, but as they warm up they get white. On my there is link to a page for the HID install, all the info is there.

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Old 04-11-2004, 04:41 PM   #11
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Thumbs up color temperature

Thanks for the reply. I did look through your www, but couldn't find any info on the color temperature. Anyway, I think I'll probably put the 5000K on my wish list. You've inspired me!

I was looking at the importhookup website and noticed how blue it was when it's above 6500K, but it does still have a very slight yellow reflection with the 5000K. The bulbs aren't tinted in any way, right?

Oops.. almost forgot. I understand you have to disable the DRL, but how about the high beem? Does that still work with the HID bulb? Thanks!

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Old 04-12-2004, 01:07 AM   #12
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sorry about that, I thought I had included the temp info there. I would recommend the setup that MattJK had suggested. It would be of higher quality. I think you should be able to find it throught the search function.

There is no tint on the bulb.

Yes, you need to disable the DRL and No the high beams no longer work. There is only one bulb in the housing. I think I inlcuded all the links to the mods that you need to do on that other page.

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Hmmm ... what exactly are you thinking of, a nvg that is displayed somewhere on your screen, or you're actually gonna wear NVG?

When I was in the army, I train lots with the NVG. If you're gonna try driving with the NVG, its gonna be difficult. I remembered a number of us wanted to puke after that ... was really dizzy. Another thing never to do is to have a light shine at you when you're wearing the NVG, you can get blinded for a while. Since you're driving and thinking of wearing the NVG, I would say bad idea as you may never know someone with Rapid Roo's light setups coming against you ... goodbye eyes ...

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JIN,

The newer NVG's work to suppress bright lights. In my experiment, one time someone turned on the room lights, making it go from pitch black to a normal lit office (we were in the basement of a building). I couldn't tell the difference except for my periphrial vision, around the goggles themselves.
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how about this

raytheon makes night vision system which used in hummer

http://www.raytheoninfrared.com/prod...GHTDRIVER.html
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The newer NVG's work to suppress bright lights. In my experiment, one time someone turned on the room lights, making it go from pitch black to a normal lit office (we were in the basement of a building). I couldn't tell the difference except for my periphrial vision, around the goggles themselves.
Oh cool, guess its been a while since I have been training with army equipment anyway.

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I don't even know if they are legal to wear while driving.
well, when the fuzz is behind you trying to pull you over, you go to dark mode (which includes a swtich to disable the brake lights) and you find a nice section of town with no street lights, and you just D I S A P P E A R ...

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well, when the fuzz is behind you trying to pull you over, you go to dark mode (which includes a swtich to disable the brake lights) and you find a nice section of town with no street lights, and you just D I S A P P E A R ...

Then the fuzz just watch in awe with perfect clarity on their IR display as you drive off the road into a wall.
Then they laugh, and arrest you.
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