BNVD – Binocular Night Vision Device
The BNVD – Binocular night vision device offers a more refined user experience in the darkness. Binocular Night Vision is a more seamless experience vs running a monocular. Having the right housing for your binos is also CRITICAL.
What are BNVD’s?
BNVD’s are one housing variation of binocular night vision devices. This housing was designed by Bill Grube, owner of Night Vision Devices. There are many housings on the market and it can be confusing deciding which is best for each end user. We feel that the BNVD offers features and functions that most users will appreciate. The BNVD is also one of the ONLY housings that are tested to the levels actual operators will experience in the field. A few of the notable features are:
- Articulating pods that individually power on and off when stowed
- Onboard Infrared illuminator for close tasks (map reading, marking hits on targets, etc.)
- Milspec dovetail which is accepted into most standard helmet mounts (Wilcox G24, Norotos Lo Sto, Photonis Breakaway)
- Injection molded body is light and durable and manufactured from EXTREMELY high-end raw materials.
Explain BNVD versus BNVD-SG versus UL BNVD-SG:
We have three variations of BNVD’s within the “BNVD” family. The SG stands for “single gain”. SG units will have a knob to adjust the gain of the system. Non-SG versions are “no gain” meaning the tubes will always function at maximum gain levels. UL stands for ultra-light and is a lighter and more compact variant of the BNVD. Folks looking for smaller footprint should consider the UL-BNVD-SG.
How do these binoculars compare to other housings?
The BNVD isn’t the smallest housing on the market. It is larger than a PVS31, but beefed up and designed to be incredibly strong. We think of it like having the strength like RNVG’s but the articulation of 31’s or DTNVS units. For users wanting a smaller, more compact unit we recommend considering the UL BNVD. Ultimately the end users goals and objectives will determine which housing is best for them.
Overall, the BNVD’s offer many features and functions and are built strong to last for a lifetime of use. Backed by a 10 year warranty from Night Vision Devices.