Bright Eyes Cap Light vs. a Regular LED Headlamp for Coon Hunting

Ray Conrad

Posted on January 14 2022

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If you’re planning to go coon hunting and you’re looking for the right gear to make it a successful hunt, you’re going to need a hands-free light source to get you through the woods. You’ll have your hands full, carrying all the other equipment, not to mention leading dogs, so an LED headlamp is essential.

LED headlamps are a dime a dozen. You can buy them on Amazon, at Walmart, or in plenty of other stores. However, they’re not all created equal. Bright Eyes’ cap lights are the best on the market, and they’re specifically designed with everything you’ll need when you’re coon hunting.

So, what’s the difference between Bright Eyes’ cap lights and regular LED headlamps? Let’s take a look.


Regular LED headlamps are designed to help you accomplish tasks in dim lighting or at night. They’re great for jogging, hiking, biking, and camping. Some are even equipped for caving and mountaineering. They include a main beam, usually with different brightness options and modes.

On the other hand, Bright Eyes’ cap lights are designed specifically for coon hunting. They sport a main beam as well, but they also include extra features, such as walk lights, red lights, and a green laser light that will assist you with your hunt. Let’s talk about some of these differences in a little more detail.

Main Beam

A regular LED headlamp can have different beam modes. The most common are: floodlight for long-range, wide for short-range, and strobe. While these work well for most recreational activities, they’re not as helpful with hunting. You’ll need a wide mode to see where you’re walking while hiking through the woods as well as a floodlight to spot raccoons.

Bright Eyes’ cap lights, like the Viper Hyper-Lite, include separate main beams and walk lights. With both available at the same time, you won’t have to keep switching back and forth, saving you from losing track of your prey or tripping over debris while your beam is focused elsewhere.

Both types of lights offer different brightness settings, but the Viper Hyper-Lite offers the brightest light on the market. This high-intensity beam far surpasses anything you’ll find in a regular headlamp, making it much easier to find coons hiding in the trees.

Red & Green Lights

Red lights cause the least amount of eye strain and won’t affect your night vision, making them very popular with hunters. Green lights allow you to discern details and provide better contrast, which is why most night vision equipment uses this color.

You can find regular LED headlamps that offer red and green filters. Usually, these are just lenses that you attach over the top of your main beam. Again, you’ll have to switch back and forth between colors and modes, depending on what you need, which is a huge waste of time.

Bright Eyes’ cap lights have separate red lights, allowing you to turn them on and off as needed, without affecting your main beam or walk lights. They also feature a high-intensity green laser that will enable you to see further and help you quickly line up your shots.

Burn Time/Battery Life

Racoon hunting often requires long nights and a lot of patience. Not only is it incredibly frustrating if your light dies in the middle of a hunt, but it’s also dangerous, leaving you in the dark in the middle of the woods.

LED headlamps come in a variety of styles with different types of batteries. Some run on regular AA batteries, while others have rechargeable battery packs. Most regular LED headlamps function like a wearable flashlight, which means that you’ll constantly be changing out the batteries if you’re taking it on a long hunt. This also means you’ll have to carry spare batteries and take the time to replace dead ones, probably at an inconvenient time.

Bright Eyes’ cap lights all come with a rechargeable battery pack. The Viper Hyper-Lite can last four to five hours at the brightest setting and up to 150 hours on the lowest setting, providing you with more than enough power to get you through a typical hunt. However, if you need more than that, the Viper Hyper-Lite XL has a larger battery pack that can roughly double that time.

No LED headlamp on the market can beat the battery life of Bright Eyes’ cap lights.


As with any product, LED headlamps vary in durability. The cheaper the headlamp, the higher the chance you’ll end up having some kind of problem with it. As previously mentioned, having your light die on you when you need it can be a big problem. That’s why it’s important that the light you choose is durable and built to last.

Bright Eyes’ cap lights are the highest quality you’ll find. They’re exceptionally durable, and we stand by our products. If you do happen to have any issues, each light comes with a two-year warranty that covers defects in material and workmanship. Not only that, but you’ll also get a lifetime labor warranty. When you purchase a Bright Eyes cap light, you’ll have a light that you can trust to work when you need it.

If you’re looking for a coon hunting light, Bright Eyes’ cap lights have many advantages over a regular LED headlamp. They’re also versatile and can be used for other hunting and recreational activities, making it a great choice overall.

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