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Custom Night Vision Builder has LIVE inventory of IN STOCK housings, optics and intensifier tubes. If you can select the item within the builder, it is IN STOCK. Please see below for an in-depth explanation of each option. 

Custom Night Vision will build and ship your device within 7 days (typically 2-4 days).  If you have any questions while building your Custom Night Vision please call us at (713) 568-6823.

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In-Stock Tube Specs

Click the thumbnail images to zoom in on the tubes. (All tubes are the same color, but may appear more green/blue only in the pictures)

Custom Night Vision offers the ONLY night vision builder with live inventory of IN STOCK components.  Data specifications and pictures of every intensifier tube in our inventory is available so customers can choose exactly what they want.

Kosher Surplus started in 2018 with a goal to provide in stock night vision with full transparency to customers.  We have spent the past 3+ years growing our product line-up, inventory and brand name so we can offer customers the ability to build their own device at Custom Night Vision.

All devices are professionally built in-house in our clean room environment, purged and collimated on a calibrated Hoffman Engineering ANV-126A.

Please add any additional instructions for your build in the order notes, such as:

  • Wrap color preference if purchasing a 1431 or Katana
  • Preferences on having a specific tube go on the left or right side (goggles only)

Housing Specs (Goggles)

  • Articulating housing with adjustable manual gain bright controller integrated into power controls
  • Only housing available with adjustable manual gain control
  • On-board illuminator and programmable auto power off/on
  • AA Battery Compartment with multicam battery tether
  • Fischer port for use with external battery pack
  • Nocorium wrap included with each 1431 (put color preference in order notes)
  • Weight: 211 grams, 600 grams w/ Carson Optics, 526 grams RPO Optics
  • Warranty: 5 years housing warranty (first time drop coverage included)
  • Fixed bridge housing made with 7075 aluminum with on board illuminator
  • Most rugged night vision goggle option
  • Single CR123 battery with LEMO port for use with external battery pack
  • Weight: 184 grams, 575 grams w/ Carson Optics, 492 grams RPO Optics
  • Warranty: 5 years housing warranty
  • Articulating housing with independent pod on/off functionality
  • “Friction Lock Interpupillary Adjustment” allows users to set IP stop distance with a simple rotate into place and forget design
  • Single CR123 battery with LEMO port for use with external battery pack
  • Nocorium wrap included with each Katana (put color preference in order notes)
  • Weight (with LEMO): 127 grams, 503 grams Carson Optics / 429 grams RPO Optics
  • Warranty: Lifetime housing warranty (including drop coverage)
  • Fixed bridge housing made with 7075 aluminum with on board illuminator
  • Panning increases FOV from 40 degrees to 65 degrees
  • Pods can be removed without tools to act as a monocular
  • Single CR123 battery with LEMO port for use with external battery pack
  • Weight: 201 grams, 587 grams w/ Carson Optics, 513 grams RPO Optics
  • Warranty: 5 years housing warranty
  • Articulating housing with independent pod on/off functionality and on board illuminator
  • Optional IPD stops can be added
  • Single CR123 battery with multicam battery tether
  • Lifetime housing warranty by manufacturer
  • Weight: 123 grams, 514 grams w/ Carson Optics, 428 grams w/RPO Optics
  • Warranty: 2 years housing warranty

Housing Specs (Monocular)

  • Gold standard monocular housing with adjustable gain brightness controls
  • On-board illuminator
  • Single AA battery port
  • Weight: 116 grams, 355 grams w/ Carson optics, 325 grams w/ RPO optics
  • Warranty: lifetime housing warranty (including drop coverage)
  • Lightweight housing
  • Single CR123 battery port
  • Lifetime housing warranty by manufacturer
  • Future capability with Nocturn bridge (ETA: TBD)
  • Weight: 57 grams, 248 grams w/ Carson optics, 220 grams w/ RPO optics
  • Warranty: lifetime housing warranty (including drop coverage)

Optic Specs

  • High quality multiple coating mil-spec optics
  • Weight: 64 grams eyepiece / 53 grams objective
  • Ultralight high quality multiple coating mil-spec optics
  • ~20% more light transmission than Carson Industries (slightly more lens flare in bright environments)
  • 34% lighter weight eyepieces than Carson
  • 39% lighter weight objectives than Carson
  • Weight: 39 grams eyepiece / 35 grams objective

Tube Specs

  • Gen 2 by US definition but perform in line with Gen 3 tubes
  • Fastest autogating on the market
  • Most suitable for users that will operate device in or adjacent to urban areas providing ambient light
  • Use of illuminator vastly improves performance in low light
  • Warranty: two years
  • Gen 3 autogated thin film tubes with a wide variety of specs and number of spots
  • Warranty: two years
  • Gen 3 autogated military and aviation spec tubes of the highest quality
  • Ideal for users that operate in very low light areas
  • Majority of tubes are very clean with minimal cosmetic spots
  • Perform 15-25% better than Elbit Thin Film in very low light environments
  • Warranty: two years

Tube Specification Definitions

  • The ability of an image intensifier or night vision system to distinguish between objects close together. Image intensifier tube resolution is measured in line pairs per millimeter (lp/mm) while system resolution is measured in cycles per milliradian.
  • For any particular night vision system, the tube resolution will remain constant while the system resolution can be affected by altering the objective or eyepiece optics and by adding magnification filters or relay lenses
  • This is especially important for devices selected for photography or video where the resolution of the entire image is important.
  • Measure of the light signal reaching the eye divided by the perceived noise as seen by the eye.
  • SNR determines the low light resolution of the image tube; therefore, the higher the SNR, the better the ability of the tube to resolve objects with good contrast under low-light conditions.
  • Because SNR is directly related to the photocathode’s sensitivity and also accounts for phosphor efficiency and MCP operating voltage, it is the best single indicator of an image intensifier’s performance
  • Halo is the circular region around a bright light that appears “brighter” – It’s caused by elastic collisions of electrons with the MCP surface which subsequently then bounce off and down another hole.
  • Halo’s are the same size all over the screen and the size is dictated by the distance between the photocathode and the MCP. Basically, it’s the round circle around lights when you look at them with Night Vision and it’s generally used as an indication that you’re looking at something that’s too bright.
  • This is the amount of light you see through a night vision device when an image tube is turned on but no light is on the photocathode
  • EBI is affected by temperature; the warmer the night vision device, the brighter the background illumination
  • EBI is measured in lumens per square centimeter (lm/cm2); the lower the value the better.
  • The EBI level determines the lowest light level at which an image can be detected. Below this light level, objects will be masked by the EBI.
  • Mil-spec is generally considered anything under 2.5
  • Also called brightness gain or luminance gain
  • Number of times a night vision device amplifies light input.
  • It is usually measured as tube gain and system gain
  • Kosher uses this measurement to match optimal sets of night vision for night vision goggles
  • Allows the user to manually adjust the gain control (basically like a dim control) in varying light conditions
  • Included on PVS-14, 1431, L3 1531, L3 PVS-31a
  • Not included on Tanto, DTNVS, RNVG, RPNVG, Katana
  • When you have a power supply that is Auto Gated, it means that the unit is turning itself off and on at a rapid rate
  • All tubes sold by Kosher Surplus included autogated power supply
  • Dark spots are inherent in the manufacturing process of image intensifier tubes
  • These do not affect the unit performance in any way
  • These are permanent spots
  • Almost all tubes have dark spots but size can vary greatly
  • L3 considers anything a spot that is over 0.003” in diameter and it is shown on the L3 data sheet
  • Kosher Surplus takes photographs of each individual unit to ensure customers know exactly what they are getting.  PLEASE LOOK CLOESLY AT EACH TUBE IMAGE. 
  • These are debris or burn in on a tube caused by improper use such as leaving unit on exposed to light
  • Does not occur during manufacturing process
  • Does not occur during manufacturing process
  • It is possible to correct light blems utilizing a technique referred to as “black boxing,” but more severe blems can not be fixed and not covered under warranty
  • Fixed-Pattern Noise (FPN): A faint hexagonal (honeycomb) pattern throughout the image area that most often occurs under high-light conditions
  • This pattern is inherent in the structure of the microchannel plate and can be seen in virtually all Gen 2 and Gen 3 systems if the light level is high enough