The 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!)
GENERATION 2: Protective & Functional Housing
Thanks to our new partner HRF Concepts, the DBAL D2 Light Shaping Diffuser is now housed in a durable, nylon polymer chassis; this allows allows our diffusive element and sacrificial-lens system to be securely seated and sealed. Aside from the new housing's obvious aesthetic upgrade, the new HRF x VWS Diffuser now indexes perfectly in front of the DBAL Illuminator when flipped. This remedies the common complaint of the Gen 1's inability to flip and "lock" directly in front of the illuminator.
Blooming out the sides of the diffuser is now a NON-ISSUE thanks to the completely opaque nylon polymer material of the new housing. This effectively acts as a "light seal," allowing all of the mighty D2's illuminative power to be thrown downrange, and not back into your Night Vision.
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 included FKM Milspec O-ring's give excellent abrasion, ultraviolet, and heat restistance all while maintaining a high elasticity for a secure fit. Please be advised that muzzle blast can rupture the O-ring if the diffuser body is too close to a muzzle device. We include 2 extra O-rings should anything happen. IF you need to replace o-rings, feel free to contact us for extra ones or pick up 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD x 1/16" CS size rings.
Two Diffuser Options (Updated July 22, 2022):
Best for short-to-mid range use. Similar to the MAWL C1+'s medium illuminator setting. Beam profile: Center hot-spot with tapered diffusion (Gaussian).
Light Transmission: 70%
Center Beam Intensity: 20% power of standard illuminator
Angular Diffusion: 10°
Best short range use. Similar to the MAWL C1+'s flood illuminator setting. Beam Profile: A full Flat-top diffusion with NO center hot spot.
Light Transmission: 60%
Angular Diffusion: 15°
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