Run by hunters and for hunters, Stalk Tech has long been the leader in high performance and custom hunting lights and the premier choice of Farmers, Hog and Predator hunters alike throughout South Texas.
Based out of San Antonio, Texas, Stalk Tech is a small veteran owned family company specialized in night hunting optoelectronics.
Hunting Lights is all we do!
Not sure which hunting light is right for you?, you have come to the right place.
just as you may use different calibers and optics for a particular hunt, choosing the right light for you is crucial to the level of success you will experience on your hunt.
Red or Green light?
You can read all you want about this animal not seeing red light and this animal not seeing green light, the truth is they all see light! (I will explain later). Whether green or red is not as relevant as the intensity and true color of the light, while it is true that a hog, because of its visual spectrum, will not see the color green and that the same holds true for coyotes not being able to recognize the color red, it is important to understand that they still see a light.
Granted it may be a very dark shade of brown or grey but nonetheless a shade of light.
That being said, the key to identifying which of the lights is the best for hunting at night is to understand that principle and apply it to your situation.
Think of it this way, while an animal would not expect to see a colored light being waved at him, it is reasonable to expect that an animal will be exposed to more natural light sources throughout the night (think moon light, vehicles in the distance) in a manner that could be perceived as natural to a hog, coyote, racoon or whatever it is you are hunting for.
As an example, coyotes will see more white light out of the color green and regardless of the color, will see a light, it goes without say that being lit up with a green light would feel more unnatural and they would likely spook.
On the other end, since a coyote’s visual spectrum does not allow them to see the color red, it would be wiser to use a red light, they would still see a source of light, but so faint that it would not feel more unnatural than the moon shining down on them as a cloud opens up or the slight change in light intensity from a vehicle’s headlights sweeping through a field from a distance as a car may turn somewhere down the road.
Now think of this last example (the moon). On a full moon night, as the clouds come and go, the moon light slowly brightens down to the earth down below, this is a very smooth and gradual change in light intensity with no sharp contrasts or clearly defined lines of light.
It is not like a light switch that suddenly turns the light on or off!
Which brings us to the next point: Slow and easy is the key!
I could argue (and it has been proven) that you could actually hunt with a white light.
99% of people will tell you that it is not true and that it will spook the hogs, coyotes or whatever and they would be right. However, if the light was set at the correct intensity (just enough light to see your target and no more!), if the light was first pointed up and lowered ever s slowly, one would still stand a chance not to spook the animals.
Using this same theory and putting it into practice with a light that emits just the right color of light (correct Nano-meter rating on the chromatic scale for each color), tremendously increases one’s chances for a successful hunt.
With the myriad of green hunting lights and red hunting lights available on the market, there is no point in not putting all the chances on your side but it proves the point that regardless of the color of light, if too bright, erratic, of the wrong color scale and overall not introduced properly, any light will spook hogs, coyotes, bobcats or whatever you may be hunting for.
Red Hunting lights
Cons: With a theoretical wavelength of 627 Nanometers, red just does not “travel” as far as green, therefore your “reach”/ ability to see at long distances with a red light is somewhat limited as compared to a green light. This is actually not quite true, it is not so much about how far the light “travels” as much as it is is that the human eye is not as efficient at seeing red as it is green and therefore makes the green seem brighter / more visible.
Given the fact that the most commonly used CREE LED chips used in red hunting lights are limited to 320 Lumens, if ultimate distance is required, it is crucial that you choose a light that is specifically outfitted with an extremely deep and smooth reflector as to focus all of the light toward the center of the beam, our Fury 3 hunting flashlight was specifically designed with this in mind and provides the absolutely furthest reach that can be had with a red hunting light.
As a recap, a red hunting light will not appear as bright (con) but is also less intrusive and not as likely to spook an animal (pro) as a green light.
It will apply to more animals as pretty much ANY animal can be hunted with a red hunting light whereas coyotes and animals like Axis Deer and other Exotic Deer species will tend to run on green.
Green Hunting lights
Pros: At a theoretical wavelength of 532 Nano-meters, the green light can be seen by humans more efficiently than red, therefore, even given the same number of Lumens, it will appear that a green light illuminates about 20% further (which is not really true, we can just see it further) than a red light.
With that in mind, Green is the color of choice for about 60% of people hunting at night but sometimes for the wrong reason as the perceived gain in visibility sometimes translates in too intense of a beam at shorter distances.
Cons: There are really no cons to a green light in itself other than the fact it does not work well with coyotes or some species of deer (remember hunting most deer at night is illegal), the only bad thing you will hear about green lights is highly subjective and often based on individual negative experiences from hunters that may have not had success with one may it be from improper technique or from having a substandard light throwing the wrong shade/ grade/ level of green.
“It will spook the hogs!” or whatever else, is what you will read.
the reason people experience this has nothing to do with having a green light, it has more to do with having the wrong green light.
What makes a hunting light better than an other?
As previously stated, there are different “colors” of green, defined in nano-meters.
The lower the wavelength, the whiter the light, the whiter the light, the brighter the shade the animal will see.
The best green hunting light is of course the one emitting the higher wavelength green (closer to 532Nm and up than 520Nm).
This last statement is why it is so important to find out which LED chip is used in the construction of your light, what makes Stalk Tech different is that as a small company, we buy and build in relatively small batches, this means we always get the latest and greatest LED’s but more importantly, we buy what is called “Binned LED’s”, you see, when CREE or LUMINUS or LEDENGIN manufactures their LED’s, not all LED’s come out outputting exactly the same color or intensity so they individually test and classify them into BIN Numbers for color and intensity, kind of like diamonds are rated for color, clarity and inclusions, buying Binned LED’s guarantees consistency in quality, reliability, color and output power.
Currently, our Envy and Fury line of LED hunting lights uses the CREE XPG-R2 exclusively for that very reason.
By now, you have gotten the concept, the brighter the light, no matter what color, the higher shade of light an animal will see.
this is why it is so important to buy a light that is best suited to your application.
I am a guy! so i can relate to the primal instinct of wanting best, biggest and brightest, However!, you must resist this primal urge as OVERKILL will more often than not result in NO KILL.
This is why Stalk Tech developed 3 distinctive lights (soon to be 4, more on that later, talk about overkill….).
While all of our lights use the CREE XPE-R2, our lights are designed with 3 distinctive types of reflectors as to diffuse the lights and focus their intensity in a manner best suited for use at different ranges.
The Envy1 : Outfitted with a shallow reflector, it is designed for use at distances up to 75 yards, at that distance, you will be more than able to clearly identify your target without it noticing it.
The Envy2 : Outfitted with a medium smooth reflector, the Envy 2 will give you positive identification and shot placement at up to 125 to 150 yards (depending on air conditions like dust or humidity).
The Envy3 : Outfitted with the deepest of reflectors, will allow you to take shots at up to 250 – 300 yards.
The NH01 Green Laser Designator : in a league of its own, (read more about it in our product page), the NH01 will enable you to take shots as close as 100 yards and in the upwards of 500 yards as its beam can be manually focused to achieve longer distances.
It goes without say that the last thing you need is for your light to let
you down in the middle of the night.
Insist on quality!, We exclusively use CREE LED chips (with a 50,000hours lifespan) in assembling our Envy and Fury line of lights and should you choose to buy your lights from an other manufacturer, so should you!
IP rating, all of our lights are O Ring sealed and are built to withstand the harshest of whether and conditions.
Hard anodized aircraft grade aluminum bodies is all we use to not only protect your investment but to keep it looking new for many years to come.
Now that we have established that the key to a successful night hunt is to have the correct light for your exact purpose, it is up to you to decide but whether you are looking for a Green light to shoot Hogs and varmints, a red light to take down coyotes or a long range hunting laser designator to shoot them all, give Stalk Tech a try, you’ll be glad you did!
Ever notice how no other hunting light manufacturer actually discloses which LED (Light Emitting Diodes) they use in their lights?
There’s a reason for that.
Cheap Chinese made green LED’s are a dime a dozen and while some will do a better job than others, the difference in price is not worth a malfunction in the field or a light that is just not bright enough to let you take your shot.
Why you should choose Stalk Tech:
- -Top of the line components from suppliers such as US Cree, Luminus, LED Engin (LED’s), Samsung and Ostar.
- -We are local, our lights are designed, assembled, sold, serviced and warranted out of San Antonio, TX.
- -A veteran owned and operated family business, Stalk Tech is run by hunters for hunters.
- -Service : Our Service is second to none, Night hunting lights is all we do and When you call us, you will talk to a knowledgeable live person whose specialty is Night hunting lights.
- -We love our customers! and are only an email or phone call away.
- FULL UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY!
- Our lights are warranted for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Don’t know the first thing about night hunting? We are here to help, we love to share any knowledge we can and take great pride in guiding new customers through the selection process based on their specific needs.
The FEEDER LIGHTS are HERE!
Due to the high demand for a feeder light that actually works, in 2012, Stalk Tech began developing and testing an ultra powerful solar powered Green LED feeder light. Sold locally and tested since January of 2013, the feeder lights were released for sale in July of 2013. Equipped with a large (18″X18″) solar panel and an array of 108 LED diodes it is capable of flooding over 600 Lumens of pure (unfiltered) green light at full power for over 10 hours a night. IP67 Waterproof, the feeder is meant to be programmed then left to run the program automatically night after night. Proof of concept has shown that not only will the hogs not shy away from the light, in 60% of cases, they were at the feeder the very first night the light was installed.
Check it out on the Feeder Light Page!