The Build

The Darklight was one of my first night vision designs and people keep asking me to bring it back, it was the first unit to over come the zeroing problem due to the fact that you could adjust the turrets, just like on a normal scope, no other home build at the time could do this. It has gone through a few changes over the years, the latest version makes it easier for most people to have a go at building one……so what are you waiting for ?

“DL Ranger” “DL Compact” “DL Sniper”

Specifications :-


Lets get building,

Below are the links to all the parts you will need, click on each link to purchase that part, you do not have to buy all the items, you may already have what you need or you have a different idea for a part to use. Some links will take you from our website and others to our own shop, just come back to this page when your ready. If any links do not work then let us know, you may win a gift for doing so !


Your list of items

Digital IR Night Vision 5x40 4XZoom Monocular

Adjustable elevation and windage mount

Some extra small screw and nuts if your bolting it

Metal or aluminium plate at least 50mm x 20mm x 2mm

2 part apoxi resin if you want to glue the metal plate on

A drill and drill bits if your mounting with bolts

Screwdrivers small enough to undo the monocular, if your mounting with bolts

Small 4mm grub screws x4 at 5mm length ( only if you want to lock the elevation and windage adjusters )

3mm drill bit and 4mm tap die for the grub screws only if you need them


Later version will show how to mount upright with the monocular weaver rail, we will add this alternate mounting idea another time.


INSTRUCTIONS, please start at part 4 if you intend to glue rather than bolt on. This reads like a book, from left to right, then top to bottom.


This first video is of the prototype CS Darklight, it was not as good as the Compact as it was in the early stages of design, on the video you can see that I have plugged in a DVR so the shooter can record. Also this proves that the turrets work as you can see in the picture the bore sight laser appears to move, when in fact its the cross hair that is moving.


This second video I thought best to show the zeroing of the Darklight from the shooters eye, so you can see its just the same as adjusting a normal rifle scope turret.


2000TVL CCTV 1080P HD AHD Mini Bullet Security Camera, Mini Spy Hidden Waterproof Camera 2MP StarLight, 3.6mm Lens 90 Degree DC 12V

Your list of items

Rifle scope, the one on our list is best to use but many front AO scopes will work

Casing for the vf-2c

Vf-c2 viewfinder

Scope mount

Batteries AAA x3 ( best are the Kentli, a must )

Battery charger for the AAA’s( not part of the build but you will need one, Kentli are expensive but worth it

Rotary switch ( comes with the vf-2c if you buy from us )

¼ inch bolt and nut

camera ( must have privacy masking ) and be 19 to 20mm OD and under 90mm length and 12v

Washer laser cut ( special made in our shop, follow the link )

Eye cup

Extra wire if needed

Tools you may need below

3mm drill bit and 4mm tap die for the grub screws only if you need them

Pipe cutter or hacksaw

Alen keys

Glue and silicone

Soldering iron or connectors.


INSTRUCTIONS, Please read the build instructions below a few times before you attempt to build this one

This is a very easy system to follow :-

Some of these pages are for reference only, some builds you can only buy in our shop,

However if not then please read these introductions, have a look at some of the pictures and specifications,

Study the schematics, drawings and or video/s, also our terms and conditions are a must,

Then if your happy with the estimated cost and want to go ahead, click on all links to parts that you need below

You may already have some parts of your own or want to modify the idea, its your build so its all up to you. Some parts we stock so those purchase links will direct you to our shop, others from companies not associated with us

Once all your parts are delivered, check they are correct and working!

We give ideas of what tools are needed but you may have your own solution,

Then the fun begins, start building!


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