What kind of light does night vision scope use?

Infra-red light is used in night vision scopes. Thermal imaging technology is used for detecting infra-red light. Human bodies emit heat. The thermal imaging technology used in the night vision scope detects that heat. It then produces the image of the human body. By using this technology, night vision scopes capture infrared light and display the image in the dark.

Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .

Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .

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