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Infrared Filters

MBA-1715, MBA-1850,
MBA-1900, MBA-1950

Attach an infrared filter to a Maxa Beam to turn the searchlight into a covert IR illuminator.  The Maxa Beam’s infrared beam is invisible to the naked eye but will aid IR-sensitive cameras and night vision devices at long ranges.

Choose from four longpass filter options that block light energy below 715nm, 850nm, 900nm and 950nm. The 850nm filter’s combination of range and covertness make it the most popular choice for most applications.

Each filter attaches to the searchlight using a positive locking technique that requires no threading or tools, making it easy to install or remove a filter in seconds with only a quarter turn.

  • ModelDescriptionSharp Cut-OnRange*Visible to Naked Eye?
    MBA-1715715nm Semi-Covert IR Filter715nm2500mYes, Red Glow
    MBA-1850
    NSN 6230-01-393-1816
    850nm Covert IR Filter
    BEST CHOICE FOR MOST APPLICATIONS
    850nm1400mRed Glow only if Bore-Sighted with Beam
    at Close Range
    MBA-1900900nm Fully Covert IR Filter900nm500mVirtually Undetectable
    MBA-1950950nm Ultra Covert IR Filter950nm250mUndetectable

    *Range Calculations based on images produced by a Watec 902-K camera with various 2.2 speed Rainbow Zoom Lenses with 1 µwatt of IR energy reaching the target. Tests were conducted on a clear moonless night with the Maxa Beam Searchlight set to 1° spot in high beam mode.