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Old 08-23-2005, 10:50 AM
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I'm wondering if anyone has used or read anything about these head-set flashlights that use red or green light filters in order not to spook game. Do you really think it makes a difference from normal white light?
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:13 AM
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Yes, I have always used the Red lense on my lights.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:19 AM
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What I've read suggests that they can see either one , but I have to think that red or green light would spook them less than a bright white beam . I use a red beam .
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:32 AM
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[align=center]SCOTOPIC VISION[/align]
Many subtle differences in physiology make the deer far more sensitive to dim light, especially shorter wavelengths. They switch to black and white rod vision as humans do but can detect light 1000X below our threshold in the blue and U-V wavelengths. The black and white (Rod) vision in Low Light where the cones can not function is called Scotopic Vision.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:35 AM
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Think about what you're asking here guys... if deer are colorblind how will they know the difference between red/green light vs normal white/blue light? I'm sure a red headlight won't be any different too them than a dull or lower powered white flashlight. The benefit too redlight is too we humans. It doesn't cause our eyes to dialate or mess up our regular "night vision". This is the reason I use and prefer a red headlight for early morning, late afternoon entrances and exits into and out of my stands!

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Old 08-23-2005, 11:56 AM
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Red,
I found this on the net,

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Old 08-23-2005, 01:28 PM
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i use red. i think its better.. plus it doesnt light up the whole woods when you go in
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:30 PM
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I would assume from that diagram that deer are still pretty sensitive to green light then? I'll go with red.
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:35 PM
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minn, here's how they see camo clothing which are dyed with UV enhancement dyes.
Look at the scale on how a deers perception on Blue. That's how in would look
like in the UV spectum of a deers eye, which detergents contain to make your
clothing look brighter.
Did you notice the deers perception on the scale on Red or Orange?


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Old 08-23-2005, 03:22 PM
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I hear they work well but I can't seem to find a spot light that is gree or red ...wonder why?

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