The Villain Weapon Systems Gen 2 D2 Light shaping diffuser (LSD) is a ruggedized illuminator diffuser to replace the standard illuminator cover that comes with your DBAL D2.
Simply flip the diffuser in front of your illuminator and instantly change the focused, long range illuminator into a short-range, flood illuminator. The diffuse flood illumination is best suited for close range and indoor use.
This effectively doubles the functionality of the already powerful D2 illuminator by giving you fast access to short and long range Illumination with the flick of a finger.
- No more twisting the focusing ring to adjust the intensity of your illuminator.
- No more having the D2’s fully focused illuminator autogate your Night Vision while indoors.
- No more having Automatic Brightness Control activate because of your illuminator (causing loss of information in your periphery, and the possible over exposure your target)
- No more dealing with that useless, fragile illuminator cover that ships with your D2 (which always seems to rip off the first time you use it anyway!)
Protective Sacrificial Housing
Not only are you getting a quality light shaping diffusion element, you are also getting a fused, gasket sealed casing that acts as both a rugged diffuser housing and a sacrificial lens.
While the D2 LSD is not ballistically rated, it may protect the emitter from simulation projectiles, incoming debris, and the occasional knock against a doorframe while clearing rooms. Since the diffuser is meant for CQB illumination, it is recommended you flip it on to gain the aforementioned durability benefits.
The integrated shock cord loops onto the original attachment screws used for the factory illuminator cover. The shock cords that come with the LSD are much more durable than the original silicone loops, and will be able to withstand many flips.
TWO DIFFUSER OPTIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
Best for short-to-mid range use. Similar to the widest setting on the D2 Illuminator.
Light Transmission: 70%
Angular Diffusion: 25° (+- 2°)
Best short range use. Similar to the MAWL C1+’s flood illuminator setting.
Light Transmission: 60%
Angular Diffusion: 60° (+- 5°)
Remember-the Beam Angle advertised by Steiner for the D2 is 2° when fully focused. The Diffusive element inside the D2 LSD is made to diffuse the beam without leaving a “Gaussian Pattern.” This allows the perceived diffusion to be CLEAN & EVEN throughout–without “hot spots.”
NOTE: THE DIFFUSER COVER MAY NOT ALLIGN PERFECTLY WITH THE D2 ILLUMINATOR IF IT IS FLIPPED AGGRESSIVELY. THIS MINIMALLY EFFECTS THE DIFFUSIVE PERMORMANCE. IT STILL DIFFUSES IF IT DOESNT ALLIGN.