Pulsar Edge Gs Super 1+ 1X20 Goggle Review
Editor Rating: 4.7/5
Focuses on image clarity, the Pulsar Edge Gs Super 1+ 1x20 Goggle is your best option if you are willing to spend a little bit more for a higher level Gen 1 night vision. Unlike regular Gen 1 night vision, this device has better clarity on the edges of the images. Additionally, the device has an extra wide field of view and a decent viewing range of 90 yards or 100 meters.
Also, the IR illuminator is specialized so that it does not consume too much battery. In that way, you can use it more often and for longer hours without draining your batteries. It does have a switch so you can turn it on/off and an adjustable power. By having an IR illuminator, you have the capability to not only see in low light conditions but also in complete darkness.
Furthermore, it has 1x magnification with a head strap so you can move around without having to use your hands while having the ability to estimate the distance between objects and you correctly.
Finally, this device uses built-in automatic bright light exposure - a solution to prevent tube burnouts. The device automatically reduces or stops the extreme lights from coming in so that only ample of light can get in the tubes. This is a common dilemma to night vision users and this device solves it while keeping the binoculars affordable.
This combination of optical features makes this device one of the best there is in terms of producing high-quality images. All these at an affordable price. Furthermore, these are not the only features that this device has. It has more and you can read about them below.
Advantages and disadvantages
- See in complete darkness
- High-resolution image
- Not distorted at the edge of the field of view
- Adequate spatial operation
- Comfortable operation when in motion
- Energy conserving IR illuminator
- IR illuminator has an on/off switch
- Built-in automatic bright light exposure system
- Water and dust resistant
- Probably the most lightweight at only 15.8 ounces
- Hand-held and hands-free use
- Head mount (included)
- Attaches to helmet or head strap
- Soft rubber eyecups
- Viewing range: 90 yards or 100 meter
- Battery runtime: 50 hours
- Coated lens
- Fair priced
- Battery cover may easily be misplaced because the construction is not that solid
- Head mount is plastic and will probably break in extreme conditions
Most Gen 1 Night Vision Devices have blurry edges except the Pulsar Edge Gs Super 1+ Goggle. This particular device has high resolution and geometric image precision because it utilizes CF-Super Image Intensifier Tube which creates images that reduce the distortion around the edges.
To have an even better vision, the device has a wide-angled five-lens eyepiece. In this way, your vision is not only clear but also covers a wide area.
Similar to the other night vision binoculars we picked, this device also has an IR illuminator that allows for viewing in total darkness. The IR illuminator provides invisible light that is amplified by the CF-Super Image Intensifier Tube for greater brightness and clarity. Most experts advise users to turn off their IR illuminator because it eats up batteries. But there is really no need to do that with this device because it uses an energy conserving IR illuminator so you can continue using this feature, especially in complete darkness for longer hours.
Not a lot of people are aware of this but most night vision devices especially the less expensive ones cannot be used at daytime because the image intensifiers are sensitive to bright lights and may get damaged if exposed. Some night vision binoculars use advanced technologies to allow for daytime viewing however they are more usually more expensive than the regular ones.
The good news is you can take out this device during the day because it has a built-in automatic bright light exposure protection system that automatically reduces or stops the light from coming in to prevent the tubes from burning out.
This is one of the sturdiest night vision binoculars in our list. It is made of metal and reinforced fiberglass plastic material that is fully sealed making it water and dust resistant.
It also lightweight so you can hold it with your hands or head mount it conveniently for as long as you want without experiencing fatigue or muscle strains.
Model #: PL75095
Generation: Gen 1
Dimension: 6.4 x 4.4 x 2.4 inches
Weight: 15.8 ounces
Lens diameter: 20mm
Viewing range: 90 yds/100 m
Field of view: 36 degree/65m @ 100m/195.7ft @ 100yd
Battery: 1 CR123A batteries required. (included)
Runtime: 50 hours
Casing: Reinforced fiberglass plastic and metal
IR Illuminator: Yes
Coated lens: Yes
In the box: Headmount
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it have an IR illuminator?
Can I turn off the IR illuminator?
Is it mountable?
Does it provide protection against extreme lights?
What type of battery does it use?
1 CR123A batteries
Does it comes with the head mount?
What is the dimension of this device?
6.4 x 4.4 x 2.4 inches
How heavy is it?