THE BEST HOG LIGHTS FOR HUNTING
This article should lead off with some scientific factually correct statements. Not personal opinion.
FEEDER LIGHTS WITH THE POWER OF SPOT LIGHTS
CHOOSING THE BEST FEEDER LIGHTS
COMPARING THE BEST COLORS FOR HUNTING HOGS
WILD BOAR are Dichromatic Red-Green Colorblind. That is a scientific fact.
TECHNICALLY, they are only PARTIALLY colorblind to green. Wild Hogs can detect high saturation of the green spectrum. Personal opinion or other product claims holds no standing when it comes to scientific fact.
While using TEXASBOARS FEEDER LIGHTS:
hogs, deer, coyotes, bobcats, or any other 4 legged animals can not detect shadows or any presence of the illumination from a TEXASBOARS© Feeder Light.
All of these animals are DICHROMATIC RED-GREEN COLORBLIND. More details further down.
The very purpose of the hog hunting videos below is to illustrate that wild hogs do NOT detect the illumination/reflection/shadows. No more than we humans can detect illumination from Infra-Red.
TEXASBOARS FEEDER LIGHTS ARE AS POWERFUL AS SPOTLIGHTS
First off the bat, the question may be raised if I am bias because I build the best feeder lights for hog hunting on the market? I'll write the article and allow you to decide.
When considering feeder lights for hunting one should take into consideration what types of feeder lights are available to hog hunters along with the choice of colors.
There are kill lights, slow glow lights, elusive lights, moultrie lights, hog lights, hawg lights, boar lights, green and red lights and more. How does a person get thru it all?
If you want a feeder light for hogs to see the hogs you're hunting, there's only one feeder light for hunting hogs that truly will make a difference.
It doesn't take long to do a search on "feeder lights for hogs". YOU will soon find out their is really only two major differences in feeder lights for hog hunting.
This is a simple comparison you make yourself. Look at their photos, view their videos. I encourage you to visit their websites. Get what information you can, Lumens, Wattage, photos, videos and more.
- Little PIE-HOLE FEEDER LIGHTS
The feeder lights that illuminate a small pie hole circle of light.
- TEXASBOARS FEEDER LIGHTS
TEXASBOARS© Feeder Lights illuminate over a 1,000 square yards.
Then visit my site. That information is provided. LUMENS, WATTAGE, PHOTOS, VIDEOS.
You can compare there information to what is proudly supplied by TEXASBOARS.
Take for example, the video below. This is not FAKE, it's not a trick, it's not CGI. It's NOT from a high fence stocked with domesticated/habituated hogs.
This video is strait from the open wild as I perform hog removal services for local farmers and ranchers. These are hogs nobody else could remove, so they call me.
THE BEST FEEDER LIGHTS FOR HOG HUNTING.
|TEXASBOARS FEEDER LIGHT
What you don't get.
- TEXASBOARS Feeder Light won't scare the hogs, because hogs are color blind to them. SCIENTIST fully agree.
- It's made in the USA
- Rated IP68, (marine grade) this light is protected against full submersion and pressure jets from any direction.
- Made with Top Bin CREE© LEDs.
- Stainless Steel Fasteners - Aluminum 6061 frame body (not puter).
- Portable, can be used on multiple locations. Sets up fast and easy.
- POWER, well, watch the video. This ain't no PIE HOLE.
- You don't get a battery. The consumer has to choose and purchase a battery best suited to their needs.
- Hunters don not sit in the dark.
- These lights do consume a lot of energy! Up to 60 watts of power.
TEXASBOARS FEEDER LIGHT | 100 YARDS.
Video of (1) single feeder light placed 100 yards from the bait. No other light was used and NO CGI!
You can see the PIE HOLE photos and videos on all those other websites. It's a very noticeable small round circle of light directly under a feeder.
Let's take on the "PIE-HOLE" category first.
The question pouring from consumers, "is that light bright enough to actually view comfortably, and shoot reliably"?
The answer, is HECK NO, not if you're more than 40 or 50 yards away.
I replace those lights for multitudes of hunters on a regular basis due to poor unacceptable performance. That answer isn't just my opinion, it's the opinion of most hog hunters who used them.
My goal was to provide a comparison of the best feeder lights or most popular feeder lights. My request to use their products for this comparison was a resounding NO.
It's clear none of them will take on a TEXASBOARS© Feeder Light ONE-ON-ONE for a comparison, (dollar to dollar), and for good reason. They'll loose.
This is real simple, because basically speaking every feeder light, besides a TEXASBOARS Feeder Light, illuminates nothing more than a small "PIE HOLE" in the dark.
They always mount either directly to the feeder or within around 10 yards of the feeder. A real hog hunter would have to ask, why so close?
The answer to that is simple, because they aren't powerful enough to place any further away than that.
What's with all the "gimmicks" and "gadgets" used on these devices intended to prevent the light itself from scaring the animals. Such as a slow glow, that takes 3 minutes to come on and motions sensors? Both of these will leave the hunter sitting in the dark. Then what in tarnation is the light for?
Despite all the fancy GIMMICKS, such as solar panels, some tricky On-Off gadgets, the actual light itself, on every model, simply does not have the capability to illuminate any significant viewing ground. Therefore has to be placed within spitting distance of the feeder or worst yet mounted directly to it.
Does a consumer want to pay for "gimmicks" and "gadgets" that leaves them sitting in the dark. We can't call it hunting because you cant hunt what you can't see.
Lets cut the non-sense and get right down to the best comparison we can make:
OK, lets stop. Am I bias? Well, I have tried for years to get ANY of them to do a one-on-one test comparisons. Is not happening..
The feeder light that slowly glows claims it takes a few minutes for the light to actually come on. When it does, they claim it's so bright it blinds the hogs so they can't see. No, I'm NOT joking, that's what their website claims, in writing. Mounted 5 FEET off the ground and only 20 feet from the feeder. Most feeders throw corn further than that.
It's so powerful it can only illuminate out to 30 feet! They proudly claim that it's blinding to the hogs. My interpretation, that will drive hogs away.
Then we got the Moultrie feeder lights. It doesn't do any better. They just don't make any claims. They provide nothing other than fake altered photos.
We can't forget the ND-3, 4 and 5 products. Those Chinese laser pumps that won't work under 35 degree unless you purchase a special heater. The same light you can purchase from AliBaba for about 25.00. They re-package the product, place a bunch of CGI fake photos on their website and charge hundreds of dollars for the product.
Then there are all of those bulky feeder lights for hog hunting with solar panels, fancy brackets, and gadgets that require a 4 wheeler to get them from point A to point B. AND, of course, once installed they have to stay there. You can't use them anywhere else. You just have to buy more of them if you have more feeders. How convenient. They cost hundreds of dollars. Yet, the light itself can NOT illuminate more than small pie-hole.
Consumer will actually pay all that money for a Chinese LED array that costs 5.00.
So, I ain't bias, I ain't stupid either.
The folloing hunting videos taken whihle hog hunting will unquestionably illustrate our claim, Dollar for dollar, TEXASBOARS Feeder Lights are the most powerful feeder light for hunting hogs and with question they outperform the competition.
What Colors Can Wild Hogs See
The better question is what color they can not see?
I've taken the time to do a lot of scientific research on this subject.
As it turns out, once it's digested and broken down it's not a difficult question to answer by simply leaving out all of the scientific and anatomical mumbo jumbo.
Every color is defined by a wavelength defined as "NM". The basic colors of most all artificial light including LEDs are BLUE, ROYAL BLUE, GREEN, and RED and combinations there-of.
THIS EXCLUDES LASER, see LASERS below.
WHAT COLORS HOGS AND VARMINTS CAN NOT SEE | Best Feeder Lights
BEST FEEDER LIGHTS FOR COLORBLIND HOGS
Ungulates, or hoofed animals including the wild boar, see wavelengths up to approximately 530 NM. This includes BLUE, ROYAL BLUE, and to a limited degree GREEN, and virtually all shades or hues of those combined colors which by the way will include hues of GREY along with the UV spectrum.
NOTE; White light includes RED, GREEN, BLUE (RGB is WHITE light). This will include heavy doses UV LIGHT output! Simply using a color shade over a white light is not a good plan for hunting at night.
As illustrated by the chart AMBER, RED-ORANGE, ORANGE, RED, PHOTO RED, and FAR RED exceed the hogs wavelength. They are, by anatomical fact, unable to detect color beyond 530 to 550 NM.
TEXASBOARS FEEDERLIGHTS: CCT (Combined Color Technology™) does include GREEN but is predominantly RED and the colors combine and mix into a spectrum beyond 530 NM.
Ungulates and most all wildlife can see the LASER SPECTRUM. The chart above DOES NOT REFERENCE LASER! YES, hogs can absolutely see a BLUE, RED, or GREEN laser dot! High Powered LEDs are rated as LASERS at the source. So, when a high powered LED is "on" the DIODE ITSELF is in the LASER SPECTRUM. Therefore, if an animal looks directly at the source, and they are "close enough", they can see the LEDs glow.
For example, go out at night and walk in front of your INFRA-RED Trail Cam. When the camera activates (you) humans along with all animals can see the glowing LEDs. This is because the LED (diode) at it's source emits in the LASER SPECTRUM. Depending on your camera you can back away at a distance the glow will no longer be detected.
On another note, if you place your hand directly in front of the IR LEDs you will not be able to detect any refraction from the INFRA-RED light. This is exactly the same as described above. IR is above the human ability to detect. We are Color Blind to IR Light. Hogs are color blind above 530 - 540 NM. They can NOT detect the light just the same as we can not detect IR light.
While using TEXASBOARS FEEDER LIGHTS hogs, deer, coyotes, bobcats, or any other 4 legged animals can not detect shadows or any presence of illumination.