Betalight Torch

Betalight torches were part of the personal belongings of all Apollo astronauts. NASA judged the quality of these betalight torches to be so high that no spares were supplied.

Key Features

  • Absolute reliability in all environmental conditions
  • Service-life of 10 years
  • Betalight® luminance maintains night vision
  • Maintenance-free, no batteries or bulbs required
  • Lightweight, compact and rugged design
  • Recessed light source and hinged front cover - 
    -increase security by enabling graduated light exposure
  • Long operational life
  • NATO stock number 6260-99-965-3582


Performance
The Self-Illuminated Torch utilises green light to a brightness of 1,000µL providing practical illumination of an area of 10cm2. Brightness is not affected by temperature, humidity, altitude or operational plane.

Typical Applications
Infantry Night Aid: for use by mortar or light support weapon crews for reading target record charts, fuse or sight graduations and as a paralleling aid Night Navigation Aid: to enable map or compass readings, taking reference points during night marches on a compass bearing etc Aiming Point Light: for the alignment of infantry and light artillery weapons
Arc of Fire Markers: two Illuminated Torches can be used to delineate arcs of fire in front of gun emplacements and fire trenches AFV fire control equipment illumination.
Or you can use the betalight torch for tactical, outdoor and general use.

Operation
The Betalight torches are self-illuminating, requiring no batteries, bulbs or secondary light source. They are suitable for use in hazardous atmospheres and will continue to operate normally in adverse environmental conditions, even when immersed in water. Markers are rated for operation in temperatures between -60°C and +70°C.

Fixing
The Betalight Torch incorporates a ring and neck cord for easy carrying, handling and temporary fixing to support structures/pickets.

Physical Characteristics
Illumination is provided by a Betalight® fixed securely within the unit. SRB Technologies is the original developer of Betalights®, an innovative gaseous tritium light source (GTLS). Betalights® are self-illuminating light sources that provide absolute reliability throughout their service life of 10 years. They contain no moving parts and are maintenance-free. As the Torch is continuously illuminated throughout its operational life, an on-off switch is not required.

Materials
The inner housing is constructed of tough polycarbonate, the outer body and hinged front cover of black neoprene rubber. A nylon cord is attached to the fixing ring.

Physical Characteristics
Overall length: 77mm
Diameter: 35mm
Weight: 45gm

Quality Assurance
SRB Technologies are certified to ISO 9001 and meet the requirements of UK Ministry of Defence Standard 62/4.

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