The Aimpoint® XD diode was introduced to the market in 1999 with improved diode brightness and battery life
The XD diode aimed to meet the higher performance need among professional users interested in red dot sight as aiming device
A red dot sight commonly used among IPSC pistol shooters
All sight models with the XD diode were covered by the then recently introduced longer warranty of 10 years
The Aimpoint® CompC XD sight was mostly used on pistols by IPSC shooters.
More and more armies showed interest in Aimpoint sights and to meet their demands on LED intensity and battery life the so-called XD diode was developed. The new diode increased the intensity by three times and the battery life by five times and was introduced. At this time Aimpoint introduced its 10 years of warranty on all XD sights.
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