Successfully target hogs, coyotes, fox, bobcat, raccoons and varmints with the Wicked Lights W403-IC Hog and Predator Hunting Scan Light.
This package includes one W403-IC Light with full Intensity Control RED LED, Intensity Control Tailcap, battery charger, and 2-Li-ion batteries
THE W403IC BASIC DESIGN FEATURES:
- Full Intensity Controlled rheostat cap that allow the light to be turned on at ANY power level.
l New for 2015, The W403's Full Intensity Control Tail Cap out classes the competition with true full-range control of light intensity coupled with selectable "ON/OFF" to any light intensity level the user desires - An industry first-in-class ability!In lieu of using a poorly performing analog circuit design for dimming and intensity control like some competitors use, Wicked Lights uses advanced pulse-width modulation (PWM) technology which provides for a much smoother and wider ranging light intensity adjustment ability and eliminates skewing of LED color which plagues analog designs.
- The mechanical tail cap design coupled with PWM circuit allows the user to adjust the light intensity to their exact intensity preference based on ambient light, distance to target animal, and animals reaction to the light (if any). Desirability of this design is easily realized when over a feeder or bait station and having the ability to pre-set the light intensity to the exact intensity for the distance - Not to bright, not to dim, just right, and then turn it "ON" to the exact intensity when needed. The PWM advantage is also easily demonstrated while scanning and having the ability to quickly adjust light intensity up or down based on the animals reactions.
- Purpose built and designed for night hunting.
- Precision machined T6 Aircraft grade aluminum with type III hard anodization.
- Designed, serviced, and warrantied in the USA.
- Our second generation hunting light with Scan & Kill® Technology. Featuring a unique Zoom / Focus design which allows you to focus and or defuse the light beam.
- Full intensity controlled adjustable power output of the LED combined with Zoom / Focus give you absolute control of light output and light intensity depending on the situation and your night hunting style.
- The W403IC comes in your choice of Green, Red, or White LED. The LED assembly features a 3-year warranty.
- Green LED - Ideal for hogs, general predator hunting (coyote, fox, bobcat)
- Red LED - Ideal for light shy predators (coyote, fox, bobcat)
- White LED - Ideal for law enforcement, general predator hunting, alligator, raccoon, other varmints, filming at night, general usage, when extra long-range light is required
- The W403IC LED assembly is produced by an ISO9001 certified LED manufacturer for consistent color, reliability, and manufacturing quality.
- Operation temperature: Minus -30 ~ 120 degrees fahrenheit
- O-ring sealed, water resistant
- LED with 50,000hr life
- The innovative combination of high magnification convex lens, specially designed LED circuit, and LED module that screws in to mount pad stop combine to eliminate the tedious and frustrating LED light focus adjustment procedure found in many of our competitors designs. No adjustment required - access and change the LED in 20 seconds.
- Warranty: Limited three years on W403-IC light assembly. LED assembly three years. Battery, coiled cord tailcap, and charger one year. See manual for details and limitations
Notes Regarding Light Measurement:
Why No ANSI Lumen Measurement or listing? The Lumen measurement means very little when it comes to hunting lights. Lumens rating is NOT an indicator of light range or how far a light will shine. A 250 Lumen LED can have significantly longer range as compared to a light with 1,100 Lumen LED. It's all dependent on the light bezel, reflector, and lens design, that's where you achieve beam distance and long range.
So How Do You Measure Light Distance or Range? Candela (Peak Beam Intensity) is the measurement unit and light intensity is measured in candela (cd) at the brightest part of the beam.
A lux reading in the brightest portion of the beam is taken at some distance. For example this measurement can be accomplished at 2 meters or 5 meters or a further distance to ensure the beam is fully focused. This is very important on lights using convex lenses since they often don't reach peak intensity until several meters forward of the bezel. With the light on its brightest mode and tightest focus at some time between 30 and 120 seconds of turning the light on. The lux reading is multiplied by the square of the distance in meters to get candela. Regardless of the distance at which the reading is taken, you should end up with the same value in candela, therefore the measurement is independent of distance. A lux reading taken at 1 meter distance is the same as candela (since 1 squared is 1).
What's the FL-1 Standard? The short version is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved a new specification standardizing flashlight performance. The purpose of the standard is to allow consumers to make apples-to-apples comparisons of lights and to eliminate exaggerated light performance by quoting "emitter lumens" or "out-the-front lumens". The test can be performed by the manufacturer or an independent lab.
Is the FL-1 Standard A Good Standard For Hunting Lights? It's good to have industry standards as it relates to measurements, however the formula for calculating Beam Distance is based on a .25 lux standard (considered by some as the same as the amount of ambient light on a clear full moon). We feel the .25 lux calculation used in the formula to express Beam Distance leads to confusion when using the Beam Distance rating to determine if a hunting light will meet your requirements for night hunting. For an example, a light advertising a 217 yard Beam Distance as per the FL-1 calculation in reality will not provide enough illumination to positively identify a target hog or coyote at that distance even with high quality optics. Our experience is your Useful Beam Distance will be closer to 140 yards. Because of this, Wicked Hunting Lights has developed another measurement called Useful Beam Distance.
What is Useful Beam Distance? We have modified the FL-1 Beam Distance formula and replaced the .25 lux calculation with a more stringent .60 lux. We call the resulting calculation Useful Beam Distance. Useful Beam Distance is a more accurate reflection of a lights range in yards and suitability for use as a hunting light. Remember ambient light (moon phase), scope quality & power setting, LED color, battery state of charge, background foliage, humidity, rain, snow, and size and color of target species will all affect the useful beam distance and light hunting range,