Once our eyes have time to adjust, many vampires see much better in dim lighting and near-darkness than the average person, but we cannot see in pitch black. There needs to be at least a small amount of light — light filtering in from beneath a door, star or moon light, etc. — for us to see. On the flip side, a “normal” level of lighting is much brighter to us than to your average person; if they think it's bright, to us it's blinding. Many vampires report the same, although this does not seem to be universal.
Vampires also tend to rely on their other senses when it's dark.
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