TNVC Releases Quad Output LID-DBAL Pistol Light/Laser/IR

The Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) has released their new LDI-DBAL light and laser system. The system is categorized as a “Class 1” laser, meaning it is legal for civilians to own. The DBAL comes with a plethora or outputs:

The Dual Beam Aiming Laser – Pistol (DBAL-PL) from Laser Devices / Steiner is a multi-functional pistol aiming laser.  Easily and securely attaching to any pistol with an M1913 Picatinny Rail, it features four (yes 4) outputs: Infrared Laser Pointer + Infrared LED Illuminator and Visible Laser Pointer (available in either red or green) + LED White Light.  All IR functions are completely eye-safe / Class1.  The DBAL-PL gives users the most functional pistol aiming accessory available.

The housing is machined 6061-T4 aluminum and is waterproof to 5 meters. Manufactured by Laser Devices, Inc. / Steiner, the DBAL is only 5.4 ounces. It runs off of two CR123A batteries and has a rated battery life of 1.75 hours.

It is available for $779 (red visible laser) or $899 (green visible laser) on TNVC’s website. 


Specs Below:

  • Manufacturer:Laser Devices, Inc. / Steiner
  • Dimensions:3.46”(L) x 1.63”(W) x 1.32”(H)
  • Weight:5.4 oz. (w/ Battery)Housing:Aircraft Aluminum 6061T-6
  • Finish:Hard Anodized
  • Power:Two (2) CR123A Batteries
  • Battery Life:1.75 Hours
  • Waterproof:5 meters
  • Warranty:3 Years
  • Infrared Laser Spec:—————————————————-
  • IR Laser Class:Class 1IR Laser Output:0.7 mW (Eye Safe)
  • IR Laser Divergence:<0.8 mRadIR Laser
  • Wavelength:850 nmIR
  • Laser Range:Approx. 250 Yards
  • Visible Laser Spec:—————————————————-
  • Visible Laser Class:IIIR Red or Green
  • Visible Laser Output:4.6 mW
  • Visible Laser Divergence:<0.8 mRad
  • Visible Laser Wavelength:635 nm (Red), 515-525 nm (Green)
  • Visible Laser Range:250m / 5m (Night / Day – Red), 750m / 15m (Night / Day – Green)
  • IR Illuminator Specs:—————————————————-, Class 1 (Eye Safe)
  • IR Illuminator Output:<600 mWIR
  • Illuminator Divergence:18°IR
  • Illuminator Wavelength:850 nmIR
  • Illuminator Range:100 m
  • White Light Spec:—————————————————-
  • Output:400 Lumens
  • Includes:DBAL-PL Module, Operator’s Manual, Batteries

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Tyler Horne

    If only I had a Mk. 23 to put this on…

    • Joe

      Take it from me it the laser would look hilariously small. The only LAM’s that actually look half decent and perform well are the Wilcox LAM and the Insight LAM 1000 series.

    • whskee

      My brain went back there instantly. The ole 23 will always have a special place in my heart as the first issued pistol I ever shot suppressed. And I grinned like a little kid for hours. No one ever really used the LAM though.

      • Tyler Horne

        It’s been my favorite pistol since I discovered it playing Metal Gear Solid.

  • echelon

    I’ll wait for the inevitable Chinese version for $200 to try one out…

    • Cymond

      I’ve always thought about getting one of those $60 green lasers from China, just for plinking with a 22lr, but I’ve read to many reviews about them not being able to be zeroed, or not holding a zero. It seems that they’re generally hit-or-miss. Likewise, I’d like to pick up a couple of cheap lights, but again I’m unsure of the chances of success.
      So I would appreciate it if you can recommend a good source for dependable, inexpensive lights & lasers.

      • echelon

        I have several different brands of Chinese made “Cree” flashlights that I’ve gotten at Sam’s or off Amazon for $20-40 that I have mounted on personal defense/home defense weapons. They are rock solid and I’ve used them on 12ga shotguns and 308 guns just to see if they hold up to recoil. I usually buy two since they are so cheap and I beat the ever living crap out of one of them just to see how it holds up. There have been a few duds, but there’s also some good ones out there.

        The Chinese made stuff from Primary Arms is usually pretty top notch. I swear by their red dots and scopes. Looks like they have a new laser coming to market nowish…

  • stephen

    Its too bad this stuff is so expensive – I have some NVGs gen1+ that work pretty good and would like to get something like this to do more night training. However the cost is pretty high for this and I only go out about 3 times a year and do NVG training.

    Oh well

  • Keith

    Title says LID-DBAL article says LDI.

    • TCBA_Joe

      The whole headline is messed up. It’s an LDI product, and TNVC didn’t release anything, they’re just a retailer.

      This is incredibly sloppy work TFB.

      • TNVC’s been presenting themselves as the exclusive dealer though haven’t they? Or maybe I’m mis-remembering the Class 1 PEQ-15

  • Charlie Taylor

    Wow, all that with 400 lumens in that small of a package, that’s really impressive. Might be a nice carbine light as well.

  • avconsumer2

    Likey. Not 900 clams for the green “likey”… but likey.

  • Cymond

    I didn’t realize that there were any Class-1 infrared lasers. I mean, I didn’t know that was possible since infrared doesn’t trigger a blink-response. I’m glad someone is finally selling one.
    It’s out of my price range, but I’m still glad to know they’re available.

    • Steve Truffer

      sub-1mW IR’s are “extended exposure safe”. You can put the beam on an eye for upwards of 15 uniterrupted minutes with no harm.

    • whskee

      Virtually all laser range-finders (LRF) are Class-1, but obviously those only pulse. Some are actually NVG visible if operating at or near 850nm wavelength, which is kinda cool to see on NODs. I’m primarily surprised they have an laser illuminator included on the module instead of an LED one.