Common Troubleshooting Tips for Your Coon Hunting Lights
Posted on September 29 2021
Nothing is more frustrating than a coon hunting light that’s not working correctly, especially if you’re in the middle of a hunt! We rely on this light not only to spot our prey but also to see where we’re going. This piece of equipment is essential to a successful night hunt. Before you check the warranty and send your light in for repairs, here are a few troubleshooting tips you can try at home.
Turn It off and on Again
This may seem like a joke, but many gadgets can be fixed just by turning them off and on again. This allows the system to reset and often solves the issue. When you try this, make sure to leave the light turned off for at least a minute before you power it back up again.
Charge the Battery
When all else fails, charge the battery. Even if you left it fully charged after the last use, batteries do lose some of their charge over time when not in use. These batteries can be charged as often as you want and won’t suffer any damage from overcharging. They can even sit on the charger once they’re fully charged, so when in doubt, charge it!
Fully Charge the Battery
It can be very tempting only to charge your light for a little while when you first get it because you’re excited to test it out. However, it’s best for your hunting light if you allow it to fully charge before first use.
As mentioned, you can’t hurt the battery by charging it too much or too long. However, you can damage the battery if you allow it to die completely. If you have, you may need to replace the battery completely.
Unplug the Charger and Plug It Back In
When you’re charging your Bright Eyes light, you should see a red light on the charger. If you don’t, make sure you have everything plugged in correctly. Try unplugging the cord and plug it back in, making sure that you have it seated correctly.
Buy a New Charger
If you’ve checked the plug and attached it correctly and you still don’t see a charging light, there may be a problem with the charger. In this case, you may need a new one. Give us a call and we’ll help you figure it out.
Buy a New Battery Pack
The light on your charger should turn green once your hunting light is fully charged. If it stays red and never turns green, there’s likely a problem with the battery pack. In this case, you may need to send it in for a repair.
Cleaning your Bright Eyes light can often solve issues such as dim lighting or stuck switches. If you’ve noticed that the lights seem dimmer than you’re used to, there could be a thin layer of dust or dirt partially blocking the output. Wipe down the lights themselves and see if that fixes the problem.
If your on/off switch or the buttons that control your red and green lights seem stuck or hard to switch, it may be that dirt or debris has wedged itself into the cracks. Clean on and around the switches and buttons to see if you can get them working again.
If you’re having a more serious issue or you’ve tried these tips with no success, give us a call. We may be able to talk you through some other solutions over the phone. If the issue still isn’t resolved, all Bright Eyes lights are covered under a 2-year warranty for defects in material and craftsmanship. Just follow the instructions on our website to send it in and we’ll take a look ourselves.