Steiner DBAL-D2 Dual Beam Aiming Laser Green w/IR LED Illuminator Class 1 (9001) Black
The DBAL-D2 (Dual Beam Aiming Laser) is a multi-function Class 1 Infrared Laser from Steiner. Being Class 1, it is completely Eye-Safe and available to the general public. Class 1 IR lasers feature a 0.7mW rating which is not restricted by the FDA. While this is a lower output than the standard 5mW+ IR lasers used by Warfighters and LE Professionals, it is perfectly adequate for targeting at ranges out to 450 yards. This encompasses most ranges at which users will engage targets during night shooting and training. The DBAL-D2 is designed to be weapon-mounted and act as an aiming system when the shooter is using head-mounted night vision goggles. With the maximum identification range of the latest Gen3 tubes being between 100-115 yards, the 450-yard range of the Class1 laser is perfect.
At its core, the DBAL-D2 is a civilian-legal DBAL-A2 (AN/PEQ-15A). It features a Class IIIa visible laser pointer (available in red or green), Class 1 Infrared laser pointer, and Class 1 LED IR illuminator. The Illuminator is what sets the D2 apart from the legacy LDI Class 1 lasers. The DBAL-D2 features an integral LED Infrared illuminator, complete with High/Low settings. At high power, it runs at 600mW, generating IR illumination out to 800 yards (750 yards useable). This incredibly high power illuminator is an LED, making it completely eye-safe. What’s more, the 0.7mW infrared laser will not wash out in the illuminator’s beam, giving the shooter clear and precise aiming out to the laser’s maximum range under less-than-optimal lighting conditions. Please note that the illuminator will “reflect” off walls at high power and close range, effectively washing out the lower power laser. For these applications, it is recommended to use the illuminator on its low setting. The illuminator features a variable bezel that can be focused from a wide/short-throw (30°) to a narrow/long-throw beam (2°).
Functionally, the rest of the DBAL-D2 provides the same benefits as the legacy systems. The Class 1 IR laser works great out to 450 yards and the visible green laser is the same as the others. One difference is both lasers are slaved, meaning that they zero each other when adjustments are made. This makes zeroing the laser a lot easier.
Physically, the DBAL-D2 features the same robust aircraft-grade machined aluminum housing as Steiner’s military lasers. Obviously, the illuminator housing is larger to accommodate the LED, but other than that, it is about the same size as an AN/PEQ-16B. It is extremely rugged and can take a lot of abuse. In fact, when you get the DBAL-D2 in your hands, it is very apparent that it’s built like a tank. The D2 uses the same excellent HT Self-Adjusting Throw-Lever as every other Steiner laser. This is one of the best quick-detach mounts on the market. We have yet to find a rail it won’t work on.
The DBAL-D2 is the embodiment of innovation in the civilian night vision market. Steiner listens to its customers and makes products based on more than just what the government wants. The inclusion of the infrared illuminator in the unit allows the shooter to free up real estate on the weapon platform for other accessories, or simply condense the amount of things hanging off the gun. Add in the fact that the illuminator is one of the finest we have seen, and you have a winning product. Please note: the illuminator is an LED, so there is visible downrange signature. A visible red light (inherent to all LED’s) can be seen from over 100 yards away when viewed within 2° of the emitter. This is a very small window, but something professionals need to be aware of.
The new DBAL-D2 (Dual Beam Aiming Laser with IR LED Illuminator) is the commercial version of its predessor, the DBAL-A2.
This compact, rugged device is equipped with either a Red or Green Visible Pointer, Class 1, Eye-Safe IR Pointer and an Eye-Safe IR LED Illuminator which provides an eye-safe means of illuminating distances up to 1000 meters.
The DBAL-D2 can be handheld or weapon-mounted to any MIL-STD-1913/Picatinny rail using the self-adjusting quick release HT mount.
- IR Pointer (<0.7mW)
- IR LED Illuminator (<600mW nominal)
- Choice of Red or Green Visible Pointer (<5mW)
IR Laser Pointer: Class I
Power Output (Hi / Lo)
IR Laser Pointer: <0.7mW / <0.7mW
IR Laser Pointer: 8350nm
Full Angle Beam Divergence
IR Laser Pointer: up to 225m
IR Laser Pointer: -40C to +51C
IR LED Illuminator: -25C to +55C
Weight (with battery)
L 9.78 cm x W 8.56 cm x H 4.04 cm
- Rugged aerospace aluminum housing
- Hi- and Lo-power modes of operation
- Single adjustment mechanism for both visible and IR pointers
- 2° to 30° focusable IR Illuminator
- Superior beam quality significantly enhances night vision performance (Gen I actis like Gen II)--No night vision wash out
- Push button and remote cable pressure pad switch and integrated momentary activation switch
- Single tap enables momentary activation
- Double tap instantly activates the laser in a continuous ON mode for 5 minutes or until pressed again
- Supplied with
- Quick Release HT Mount
- On CR123A battery
- 7 in. remote cable pressure pad switch (specify length if different)
- Waterproof to 20 Meters
- Manufactured in the U.S.A.
While all Gen 3 and some Gen 2+ require export licenses, all night vision products are subject to United States Export rules and regulations. Valid export licenses may be issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulation 120-130. No exceptions!!