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Old 08-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Are siglite night sights tritium?

Or are they just glow in the dark? Thanks!
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Tritium.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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Sig Lites are made by Meprolight... They are Tritium.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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Works for me, thanks guys. Just to clarify, the stainless elite p226 has them, correct?

How are they?
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Works for me, thanks guys. Just to clarify, the stainless elite p226 has them, correct?

How are they?
According to the Sig Sauer website, it does come with Sig Lite's... I have Sig Lites on my SP2022 and P229R and Meprolights (who make Sig Lite) on my P226. They work great. For me, in dimly lit situations, sight alignment is fast.
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current SiG Lights are made by Meprolight...in the past they were Trijicons...my 1999 P245 and 1994 P220 are both Trijicon lamped SiG Lights...you can tell Trijicon lamped night sights by the silver colored aluminum ring (tube) used to hold the Tritium gas...those are my two oldest night sights and they still glow albeit dimly...good enough for Government work at night however...Trijicon will relamp for a fee that is less than new sights...

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Too bad the sight manufacturers haven't switched from Tritium to Luminova like many of the wristwatch manufacturers have. It's brighter and lasts longer.
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Too bad the sight manufacturers haven't switched from Tritium to Luminova like many of the wristwatch manufacturers have. It's brighter and lasts longer.
Tritium and Luminova are two different type of products. Luminova is a 'glow in the dark' pigment. Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen with a life of 12.32 years.

Luminova is used in many applications but firearms manufactures have chosen not to use it.
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they want you to replace them, not last forever
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