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Green hog light #9006938 02/17/24 06:05 AM
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I have one of these Wicked feeder lights. They are discontinued now. Does anyone know where I can buy one?[Linked Image]

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I am sure you can search amazon for a knock off. They are all made in China anyways. Just different sticker on the side.


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I know that Elusive wildlife makes something similar.

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I have 5 of elusive wildlife like the one below and 2 ASF that are very similar. The Wicked light is twice as bright and with the double solar chargers the battery last longer it never goes out. Always still going at daylight. Wicked still makes gun mounted lights but not the feeder light.

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Wicked makes good stuff but China competition is just too much for feeder lights.

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duffas i know what you mean on the China stuff. That Wicked light wasn’t cheap. $300 back 7 years ago. Probably a hard sell these days with the cheap Chinese stuff.

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Son-in-Law got 2 Chinese for 50$ each, still working after 2 yrs. My Chinese strip lite in the kitchen (HD special) stopped working this morning, 30$ and me getting on ladder will solve problem.

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I have the Sniper Hog lights version, a little pricy, but works well. I am not sure about the others, but it comes with a remote to adjust brightness, mine works from 200 yds.+, probably closer to 250. They have IR bulbs you can swap out to use with NV. I have them but have never tried them.

https://sniperhoglights.com/exterminator-iii-feeder-light/


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I like that sniper light. I bet it would be comparable to the wicked light. I may try one. Thanks

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Just buy the white light at Lowe’s that looks like elusive. The elusive has been super disappointing for me, the Lowe’s is ok

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I need to go to Lowe’s for lumber today. I’ll look at the light.

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Re: Green hog light [Re: Sim69z28] #9013160 02/29/24 08:36 PM
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We've taken a bit of a different approach at our ranch. I get these solar powered street type light on sale for around $35.00 or so. I believe they're 6000 lumens each. On stands that are over 150 yards we have two. At Hobby Lobby they sell green transparent film. I unscrew the outer lens, pull the foil reflector shield and slide in the green film cut to size to cover the LED's. These lights are design to stay on at 30% until the detect movement, then they go 100%. Some of these have been up for almost five years. I have a few that have gone belly up that I'll be replacing in a couple of weeks.

To be honest figuring out a decent mounting system took a bit of trial and error but I've figured it out.

I was just checking around for new lights, found these on Amazon for $27.00. I'll probably give a couple of these a try. I'll have to add the green transparent film of course, cheap and easy plus the mounting pole built in.
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Alpine hunter where did you buy the lights?

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Do a search on Amazon for solar powered street lights. There's a bunch there in a wide array of prices. Just make sure the ones you get have screws to take off the outer lenses so you can put the green or red film in. I tend to buy the cheaper ones, easy on the wallet to replace.

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Why green?


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A mixture of green and red is even better

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I've had both green and red filtered feeder lights. It really makes no difference. When you put the lights out for the first time it may take the animals a couple of days to get used to them. After that they could careless what color is shining down as long as they corn on the ground. The only real difference is, some will say they see better with one color over another. As I said we've tried both rod & green lights. We finally settled on just green. Everyone said they see animal better under the green.

A couple pieces of advice if you're going to put night lights on your feeders to hunt hogs at night. Have a scope with an illuminated reticle. We shoot Leupold second plane firedot reticle scopes for hunting. It can be hard to pick up your crosshairs sometimes without the illuminated reticle. I realize range type finding first focal plane reticles are all the rage these days. They won't help you much at night hunting hogs. I always carry my rifle just in case. I've probably had six or seven hunters show up with a first focal plane reticle. We have them dial it down for night hunting to get the most light transmission possible. Those first focal plane reticle become near useless in the middle of the night. Once dialed down, the reticle is too small to use. Some will dial in more magnification so they can see the reticles. I usually just hand them my rifle and it solve the issue.

Best of luck on what ever direction you go for hunting hogs at night.

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Human eye is more sensitive under green, navies use red as it can't be seen at long distance. It's about OUR eyes, not the hogs eyes.

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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson
Why green?


Folks think it doesn't spook pigs as much. The pigs don't care.

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Originally Posted by duffas
It's about OUR eyes, not the hogs eyes.

This is why I prefer red and green combined. Depth perception is better at night this way. Overall site is better. That’s just me, others of course can do as they please. I’m just putting out food for thought.

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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
Originally Posted by duffas
It's about OUR eyes, not the hogs eyes.

This is why I prefer red and green combined. Depth perception is better at night this way. Overall site is better. That’s just me, others of course can do as they please. I’m just putting out food for thought.


When you say you prefer red and green combined. How are you deploying these. Two lights, one red, one green?

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It's about OUR eyes, not the hogs eyes.

This is why I prefer red and green combined. Depth perception is better at night this way. Overall site is better. That’s just me, others of course can do as they please. I’m just putting out food for thought.


When you say you prefer red and green combined. How are you deploying these. Two lights, one red, one green?

I'll upload a few pictures when I get back to Ft Worth. I'm down in the woods now hunting hogs and can't get a picture to load due to poor service. I don't think I can explain it good enough.

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Hey Alpine Hunter,
This is the first one I bought. It lights up about 30 yards wide and is good to about 80 yards away, for my eyes anyway. I rarely use it anymore. You can see 2 red and 1 green built in.
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This is the 2nd I got. It is my favorite. It lights up 50 yards wide out to about 120-150 yards. I put it on a 10 foot pole facing the feeder.
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This is the third. This one lights up a few acres. All red on the right side and 2 red/1 green on the left. I wish it had a little more green mixed in.
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Mixing the colors makes what you see at night less washed out. Someone is likely going to come along and say I'm full of chit but the hogs can't see red in the spectrum. They can see the source of the light but can't see each other in the red light. Green works but is more "spooky" to them. You can use your film to get similar results with the lights you have. Likely 2 red and 1 green is best but that's your call. Please kill them all!

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I thought that's what your were doing. Since my lights have two sets of LED's I'm going to try one light with red and one with green and see how it goes.

Thanks

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