Generally, it seems that many of the Chinese made scopes include the illuminated reticles. I have one, but never light up the reticle. It's a waste of time and money. Most Chinese made scopes are not durable either. Even though they are as heavy as anchors, they break easily. Mainly, the reticles get dislodged internally. No more Chinese scopes for me. Good bye Hawke, Leapers, UTG, and the rest of you.