Are you looking for the best green light for hog hunting? We have you covered! We have reviewed 6 green lights that all can be used for nighttime hog hunting. Our goal is to help you choose the perfect green light for your next hunt.
Many nighttime hog hunters prefer green lights to red or white lights for two reasons. First, green light allows for superior contrast during nighttime viewing. This makes hogs easier to spot, track and harvest. It goes without saying that you have to see the hog before you can take the hog. Green light makes seeing the hog easier.
Second, green light is less noticeable to hogs. Green light mostly falls outside of a hog’s visual spectrum. That means that you can shine on a single hog without spooking the entire sounder.
Therefore, equipping your rifle with a green light is a smart – and even essential – choice for a successful night hog hunt.
Make sure to check with your local and state laws regarding lights and nighttime hunting.
Top 6 Best Green Lights For Hog Hunting On The Market 2019 Reviews
The six lights we reviewed are:
1 Nitecore P30 1000 Lumens
The Nitecore P30 1000 is an excellent choice if you need a lot of light. At the highest setting the P30 puts out a blazingly-bright 1000 lumens. You probably know that a lumen is a measure of visible light output. The higher the number of lumens the brighter your light will be. 1000 lumens is extremely bright. This Nitecore’s power coupled with its large lens diameter means you will see prey up to 676 yards away. The kit comes with everything you need to carry, store and mount your light to your favorite hunting rifle. The P30 also comes with two color filters – red and green! It is a sturdy product, and we liked the feel in the hand. It has a surprisingly small form-factor, so it isn’t cumbersome to use at all.
Also worth mentioning is that this unit has three special modes. This light will strobe, signal “SOS” and act as a location beacon. This could come in handy if you get lost in the woods one night on a hunt and need to be rescued. Let’s hope that never happens!
The P30 utilizes a filter to achieve green light. There are some advantages to this method and some drawbacks. The advantage is being able to change between white, red and green lights, just by changing the filter. If you are not hog-hunting, but rather spotlighting coyotes (and wanting them to stop for the shot) a white light might work best. In that case you could just remove the green filter to go from hog hunting to taking the perfect coyote (etc.). The drawback is that there is light efficiency loss with any filter. This is noticeable when you compare it, side-by-side to a true-color LED light of the same lumen output.
2 Orion H30 Predator
The Orion H30 will efficiently illumine targets out to 273 yards. This unit boasts extended battery life (up to 120 hours!). It comes packaged with everything you need for a successful night hunt. It also has two different options to actuate including a tail cap On/Off switch and a pressure switch. You won’t break this unit easily either; it is built to military standards.
This is a true-color green light, meaning that the green isn’t achieved through filtering. That makes this light more effective. It doesn’t suffer the light loss that filtered models do.
The included mounting solutions should make mounting a breeze. Whether you prefer barrel mount, rail mount, or the classic scope mount, you have what you need included in the package. The tough build and impact resistance mean that this light will hold up well to the stout recoil of heavier cartridges.
3 Elusive Wildlife “The Kill Light” XLR250
With multiple mounting options, rechargeable batteries and charging options all included, the Elusive Wildlife XLR250 is an excellent package. The unit boasts 3 output setting, and on high your visibility range will extend to 250 yards. The handy carrying case will keep all your accessories organized and easily accessible.
The included rapid-scope mount allows you to quickly attach the light when the sun goes down. Many hunters prefer this method instead of the more permanent mounting solutions.
This light also comes with a car charging adapter, so you can recharge the batteries without coming in from the field. You plug it into your truck and you’re good to go.
The engine is true-color LED, giving you a more and unfiltered green output.
4 Windfire WF802
The Windfire WF802 is a 350 CREE Led model that can help you make your nighttime shot at distances up to 250 yards! This powerful and well-built light can be actuated by a wired pressure switch or by the tail cap On/Off toggle switch. It is an excellent option for the more value-minded hunter, generally costing less than similar models. This would be a good light to mount to the top of a rifle scope.
With the Windfire, no need to fuss with filters to achieve the green light. This is a true-color green LED. That means this light will shine more light on your target (there is always some light loss with filters). This unit has a fixed lens, which means no zooming or “focusing” the beam. The positive of that is that there are fewer moving parts, and that enhances durability. The negative is that the spot of light downrange is rather large, and we would have preferred the ability to narrow down the beam.
5 Vastfire 350
With a maximum brightness of 1000 lumens, this light shines bright (literally!). It is brighter than most other similarly-priced lights. It comes with two On/Off switches (tail cap and wired pressure switch) and one mounting option. It also comes with a rechargeable battery and a charger. Best of all, this model has a zooming lens, so you can shine all those lumens on just your target. We were surprised that this model doesn’t include mounting options for standard rails, but it does quickly attach to the scope.
This model also has a very small form factor, and it would easily slide into a pocket, and do double duty as a blood-trailing light. In the hand, it has the feel of much more expensive lights.
Unlike many other models, this light only comes with one rechargeable battery. We would have liked to see another battery thrown in to the package. Every night hunter knows the feeling of running out of batteries mid-hunt. Thankfully, you can charge up the one battery quickly, or purchase another one as a backup.
It is O-ring sealed, giving it better resistance to water, and pretty good shock resistance too. It should hold up fine to any environment and handle the recoil of heavier loads fine.
6 Ultrafire Green Hunting Flashlight XP-E2
The final green light we reviewed is the Ultrafire Green Hunting Flashlight. This light shines bright at 650 lumens, giving you an approximate throw of 256 yards. It is also a true-color green LED, so you won’t have to worry about losing filters (or losing light because of the filter). That means more light on target,
It is built out of aviation-grade aluminum, so it is made to last and you can knock it around and it will still work fine. This model is O-sealed, providing enough water resistance to keep hunting in heavy rain (if that is your thing).
You should be aware that this ships as a stand-alone light. It lacks the mounting and charging accessories of other units. You might prefer that if you are simply updating your old light and already own mounting options and rechargeable batteries (etc.). None of those options are included in the package.
This is also the simplest light we reviewed. It’s only two modes are “on” and “off”. No brightness settings or special effects. We could live without the special modes of many of the other models, but with this light we would miss the ability to adjust brightness.
Best Green Lights for Hog Hunting Buying Guide
Which light is the right one for your nighttime hog-hunting needs? That depends on your specific preferences and budget.
- If you’re looking for a very bright light, consider the Nitecore P30 or the Vastfire 350 (both are 1000 lumens). Keep in mind, though, that the Nitecore uses filters (the Vastfire is a true-color LED). The Nitecore is a versatile light which can change between white, red and green light. However, the quality of filtered light is inferior to that of a true-color LED.
- If you prefer all-inclusive packages, all the lights will work for you except for the Ultrafire XP-E2.
- If you need a more budget friendly option with a zooming lens, then go with the Vastfire 350. It can be helpful to narrow all of the light onto the target and then broaden the beam back up for quicker target acquisition and easier searching.
- If you are upgrading an older light and already own mounting and charging accessories, then the value of the Ultrafire XP-E2 would be hard to beat. It is a well-built light.
We suggest you first decide which options are most important to you and your hunting needs, check your budget and then check the options and prices of each of these models. Weigh the pros and cons we have listed here and then choose the perfect light for your hog-hunting needs.
So which light is the clear winner in our opinion? Honestly, we think all of these lights are good and would get the job done. But for our money, we would go with the Elusive Wildlife “The Kill Light” XLR250. The feature set and accessory package are very similar to that of the Nitecore P30. The advantage, in our opinion, of the XLR250 over the Nitecore P30 is that the XLR250 employs a true-color green LED. No need to keep track of filters, and you won’t lose light efficiency like you will with the Nitecore. Our clear winner is the Elusive Wildlife XLR250.
Your mileage might vary. Buy the light that works best for your needs.
Green lights are extremely helpful for hog hunting and have many advantages over white or red lights. Green light adds more contrast and makes the target more visible than white or red lights. Additionally, green light doesn’t bother the hogs as much as the colors their eyes can see better. So before your next nighttime hog hunt, take some time to explore these excellent green light options. We want to help you choose the best green light for your hog hunt. It will help you see your target clearly, make the perfect shot, and literally bring home the bacon.