The question is as I mentioned in the title.
Maybe you won't see the problem as "technical" if the game is not crashing, but since Insurgency aims to be a hardcore game, I think all the details are as technical as game crashes. You can add a "MICH 2000 MB helmet" with a match box on top and it won't function differently as the IR one, because you just CANNOT see the difference in the dark nights, even with the NVG on.
Seriously, dear devs, this new cosmetic doesn't make any sense to me, so please make the strobe work, pleeeeeease! I'm having OCD to want to make a new post here each time I enter the game with night maps.