(a) Supplemental lighting is defined as additional interior lighting which may consist of LIP
lights (MIC Lights), finger lights, flashlights with filters and othersimilar devices. LIP/MIC lights and finger
lights do not fulfill the flashlight requirements of AR 95-1.
(b) New Items - PM soldier has developed , tested and approved the following new items:
(c) If the above are not available, the use of supplemental lighting which passes the evalua-
tion of para 81(2)(d) below is authorized. The specific lighting configurations authorized by unit command-
ers must be defined in unit SOPS. Additionally, unit commanders must ensure crew members receive
instruction in the use of authorized supplemental lighting including flashlight filters. As a minimum, the
following training must be addressed and documented:
and use of lighting.
associated with the lighting.
degradation of the NVG performance caused by supplementary lighting.
knowledge of use.
Flashlights with red or white lighting may not be used except for ground operations
or in the cargo compartment of UH-1, UH-60 or CH-47 aircraft, at the discretion of
the pilot in command (PC).
(d) Supplemental lighting degradation evaluation - A method for evaluating the effects of
supplemental lighting with ANVIS is as follows:
1 At night, in an aircraft located in an area of low ambient light (landing zone, etc), with
interior lighting set for NVG operations, and with ANVIS prepared for use, position a reflective material
(map sheet, note card, vinyl checklist, etc) at reading distance from your eyes (approximately 12 to 18
2 Shine the supplemental light onto the material. With the unaided eye, look at the re-
sultant reflection cast on the windscreen,
3 Observe the same reflection through the ANVIS. An acceptable supplemental light
source will allow NVG aided vision through the reflection, The reflection can even disappear.
4 If the reflection blocks ANVIS aided vision, this light source should be deemed unac-
Laser Pointers -
(1) A study has been performed regarding the use of laser pointers in the cockpit of army aircraft.
Results indicate the use of visible laser pointers, or near-infrared (Near-IR) laser pointers greater than class
I, severely degrades the performance of NVGs and creates an eye hazard when used in the cockpit of army
5.00 ea) is a class I, Near-IR (830-860 nanometers) laser, which provides reasonable range performance