Optical Dynamics New Flashlight EXUDE Illuminator at SHOT Show |SHOTREP

Optical Dynamics has advised us that they will be showcasing two models of their new EXUDE Illuminator at SHOT Show 2019: the OD-50 and OD-40 models.

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Here is what Optical Dynamics advises us:

Introducing the revolutionary EXUDE™ Direct Light Illuminator, by Optical Dynamics®. Unlike “flashlights”, which disperse light by reflecting it off a mirrored surface which results in dirty, broken and inefficient light, the EXUDE Illuminator uses four state-of-the-art lenses to project a direct and powerful beam of pure, clean light.

The flashlight was invented well over a century ago. It was dubbed a “flash” light because the unreliable light source would flash on and off. By definition, a flashlight disperses light by reflecting it off a mirrored surface – a design that is flawed in that reflecting light is very inefficient. The fact is, a flashlight loses over 50% of its potential light-projecting performance through reflection.

Now, over a century after the invention of the flashlight, there is finally a device that projects light directly. The EXUDE Direct Light Illuminator from Optical Dynamics. It’s the un-flashlight! The revolutionary EXUDE illuminator features a patented Collimated Amplified Lens System (CALS)—four state-of-the-art lenses to focus and project a beam of light that is pure, clean and powerful. Unlike a flashlight, which disperses a wide cast of distorted light (which may be okay for a walk in the woods or down a dark hallway), the light from an EXUDE is a narrow beam of clean, intense white light that lets you see tremendous detail up close and at great distances. Situations where reflected light simply does not perform well.

There are three key advantages to EXUDE’s Direct Projection Technology. First, there are no rings, dark spots or distracting light spill, all characteristics of flashlights. Reflected light is dirty because it is distorted by the impurities of the mirrored surface. That’s why you commonly see rings and dark spots. Reflected light also spills far and wide, which is distracting. The direct light from an EXUDE has no impurities and does not spill, so there is more total light projected onto the subject. Second, EXUDE gives you greater target acquisition range and unparalleled detail whether up-close or at great distance. Direct light travels as a linear beam so it’s concentrated on the subject and there is no spill to the sides to distractviewing. The direct light acquires a target at far greater range (up to 400 yards) and captures amazing detail up close. Third, EXUDE’s direct light is projected at its natural wavelength which means it will not spook animals. Predator hunters have discovered this unique attribute which allows them to illuminate their hunt without having to use red or green filters for fear of alerting wary game. EXUDE is a high-performance illuminator that can potentially save lives in search and rescue missions. It’s an unmatched tool for professional investigators or inspectors who cannot afford to miss important details. Because of its utterly blinding brightness, EXUDE is ideal for security purposes. EXUDE offers performance advantages to predator hunters, because it will not spook game. But, EXUDE will also make life easier for you in your day-to-day activities, wherever you need to see distance or detail. The EXUDE Direct Light Illuminator is available in two models. Both feature a USB rechargeable battery, three brightness settings and are made of machined aircraft grade anodized aluminum.


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OD-40 (GEN II) 
• Target acquisition: up to 235 yards
• Bell-turn focus
• Scope/firearm mountable
• 1000G Shockproof/ IPX7 Waterproof
• Run Time 70 min. on high power, 2 hrs medium, >3 hrs low

• Target acquisition: up to 400 yards
• Four cluster XHP50 LED chips
• Ring-turn focus
• 1000G Shockproof/ IPX6 Waterproof
• Foam-filled hard case
• Run Time 60 min. on high power, 2 hrs medium, 3 hrs low

SHOT Show 2019 attendees can see EXUDE Illuminators at UMAREX booth #15062 at the Sands Expo Convention Center during show hours. 

Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon®Optics, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force® Airsoft, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther®and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit UmarexUSA.com.

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