Almost the entire range of Cyalume products is available in infrared version. Cyalume infrared light sticks come in 15cm, 10cm, and 40cm lengths but also as Mini infrared Type A (3.75cm) and SOS versions. Operating times vary according to the model, between 3 hours and 8 hours.
LightShape circular markers are also available in the IR version (3 hours and 8 hours) like the VisiPad rectangular infrared patches (8 hours). For identification and marking, the IR Flexband may also fill the bill, with its 3-hour duration.
The SOS signal is available as an infrared version with an 8-hour duration: it is practical for discrete localizing.
For all these Cyalume IR products, the product shelf life from the date of manufacture marked on the package is three years.
Cyalume IR chemiluminescent products, (IR lightsticks, LightShape circular markers, VisiPad rectangular patches) emit IR light once they have been activated. To be visible, these products have to be used with Night Vision Goggles (NVG), with infrared radiation between 700 and 950 nm. Depending on the NVG model, acquisition distances will vary enormously from a few dozens of meters with a Lucie type NVG to several hundreds of meters with the US NVS 14 system. It depends on the IR beam power of the goggles.