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.