Since Night Fision launched the Glow Dome product line, customers have started asking us this question: What’s the difference between the Glow Domes and Perfect Dots?
(Other variations include, “How can something be better than ‘Perfect’?” -and- a personal favorite, “The GlowDome…isn’t that where the New Orleans Saints play?”)
So let us shed some light on this for you 😉
The Perfect Dots
Our original Perfect Dot sights are a 3-dot sight system with 2 tritium vials in the rear sight and 1 tritium vial in the front. They contain our standard XL green tritium vials which contain 30% more tritium than competitors.
The front sights come in 5 different ring colors (in order of popularity): yellow, orange, white, blue, and red. These rings are made of a ballistic polymer that won’t flake or fade over time, like paint.
The Perfect Dots, in particular, have a fluorescent pigment added which provides a bright day look with high reflectivity from ambient light.
Please be advised: These rings themselves, do not glow. Only the tritium dot in the middle glows.
The Glow Domes
Our new Glow Dome sights are a 3-dot sight system with 2 tritium vials in the rear sight and 1 tritium vial in the front. They also contain our standard XL green tritium vials which contain 30% more tritium than competitors.
The main difference here is the patented domed lens which is optically engineered to maximize the glowing appearance of the tritium.
The front sights come in 2 different ring colors: yellow and orange. These rings are also made of a ballistic polymer that won’t flake or fade over time, like paint.
The Glow Domes, in particular, have a photoluminescent pigment added which is able to “charge up” with an outside light source to help with the transition from a well-lit environment to a low light environment while your eyes adjust to the tritium.
Please be advised: Since these rings glow, the day look will appear different than the Perfect Dots. The tritium does not charge the ring.
Our sister company, Cammenga has been working with tritium for almost 30 years, we know what works and what doesn’t. This is why we offer the longest illumination guarantee in the industry (16 years!). Look for our logo on the sides of many OEMs you are familiar with to verify the tritium insertion was done with precision and experience.