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I just use my 2k night vision goggles. They were worth every penny for reading that temp without the backlight. I just could not see paying that higher price for a little backlight Touche!!!!
I am in the process of getting a thermopen as a gift for my birthday... Kinda glad I saw this as I assumed it would be backlit. Not I guess.Cheesy if you ask me, but you all can tell everyone to buy lights to make up for it....
Yeah, if they have a model with a backlight and one without a backlight, and you buy the one without a backlight, what do you expect?
They don't do this as a public service. They offer two models because some people want and need the backlight and are willing to pay a little more for it. The corporation exists to make money.
I got the brown one because it was slightly cheaper and brown is the fastest. I didn't get the backlight one because I have a floodlight on my deck - and a $3 little led camping lantern. I'm grateful that they offer a less expensive alternative rather than forcing me to buy the backlight model at a higher price.