Maintenance & Troubleshooting on Bow Mounted and Rifle Lights

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Maintenance & Troubleshooting on Bow Mounted and Rifle Lights

Here are some great maintenance and troubleshooting tips that will work for your bow mounted bowfishing light, bow mounted night hunting light, rifle lights, and most other flashlights as well. 

Table of Contents

Replacement Parts List

Bow Mounted Bowfishing Light

Bow Stabilizer Light for Night Hunting

Quick Troubleshooting Steps

Step 1: Check battery is fully charged

Step 2: Check battery is installed properly

Step 3: Tighten Interchangeable LED module

Step 4: Tighten tailcap and removable tailcap switch

Step 5: Remove tailcap and use pliers or screwdriver to bypass

Step 6: Notify us of your problem

Quick Maintenance Steps

Step 1: Take light apart

Step 2: Put alcohol on towel and wipe all threads clean

Step 3: Put petroleum jelly on towel and lubricate all threads and o-rings

Step 4: Charge Battery

Step 5: Re-assemble bow mounted light or rifle light

Replacement Parts List

Bow Mounted Bowfishing Light

Bow Stabilizer Light for Night Hunting

Quick Troubleshooting Steps

The operation of our bow mounted lights and rifle lights are relatively simple, and to troubleshoot them you have to isolate the issue.

The most common issues are as a result of a loose connection. 

In order for the light to work properly, there has to be a good connection from the LED to the battery to the tailcap switch.

Step 1: Check battery is fully charged

  • A dead battery or low-charged battery is due to low voltage.
  • Low voltage can result in improper operation of the light
  • Try using battery in a different device or charge battery with charger that will indicate full charge. (our chargers will have a green light come on for full charge)
  • Replace battery if unsure.

Step 2: Check battery is installed properly

  • Positive end of battery should be facing the LED side of the flashlight, negative end of battery should be facing the tailcap. 

Step 3: Tighten Interchangeable LED module

  • Turn clockwise to tighten the LED module
  • Loose interchangeable LED module will cause a loose connection, which can cause light to randomly dim and brighten or turn on and off as the light moves.

Step 4: Tighten tailcap and removable tailcap switch

  • The tailcap must be tightened to ensure a good contact with the battery.
  • There is also a nut on the back of the tailcap, which holds the threaded male end that connects to the removable tailcap switch. This nut needs to be tightened as well. Use a 10 mm socket to tighten it. 
**THIS SIMPLE TIGHTENING SOLVES MOST PROBLEMS**

    Troubleshooting and Maintenance on Bow Mounted Light

    If these 4 steps have not fixed your problem, then:

    Step 5: Remove tailcap and use pliers or screwdriver to bypass

    • The light should be fully assembled with interchangeable LED in place as well as battery in place. The only piece that should be removed is the tailcap.

    Troubleshooting Bow and Rifle Light

    • Use screwdriver (or pliers, paperclip, or similar metal object) to ground the negative side of the battery to the flash light housing.
      • If the light comes on full intensity, then the tailcap is the problem.
      • If the light still does not turn on, then the battery or the interchangeable LED module is the problem.
        • Do this test again and swap the LED module for a different module. If it works, then the LED module was the problem. If the results are the same, then continue reading.
        • Do this test again and swap the battery for a different battery. If it works, then the battery is the problem. 
        • If these two tests do not solve your problem, then there is not a good connection in your light or you are not tightening the pieces together properly. 

    Step 6: Notify us of your problem

    • If you've completed all of the steps above, and you have either determined what your problem is and you are not able to fix it or you still have not found the solution to your problem, you are welcome to contact us directly.
    • For best and fastest results, please submit a Warranty Application and let us know what tests you have done as well as what you suspect the issue is. This will save both of us a bunch of time and we will be able to fix the issue very quickly. We recommend against sending emails directly to us, because they can get spam filtered. It is best to go directly through the form. 

    Quick Maintenance Steps

    Taking the time to do a little maintenance on your light will save you frustration down the road. 

    Step 1: Take light apart

    • Unscrew tailcap switch from tailcap
    • Unscrew tailcap from light housing
    • Remove the lens and head of the light
    • Remove the interchangeable LED module

    Step 2: Put alcohol on towel and wipe all threads clean

    • The most important threads that should be cleaned is the tailcap threads. These are removed most often and over time can scrape small pieces of aluminum off or get dirt and debris inside the threads.
    • Once threads are clean and the alcohol is evaporated, continue to next step. 

    Step 3: Put petroleum jelly on towel and lubricate all threads and o-rings

    • Similar to step 2, the tailcap threads are the most important threads to be lubricated. 
    • All o-rings should be lubricated as well. 

    Step 4: Charge Battery

    • This should be done prior to every use for best performance.
    • It is always a great idea to purchase extra batteries.
    • Leave lithium-ion battery on charger until the green light comes on, indicating it is fully charged. 
    • Once fully charged, remove from battery charger. 

    Step 5: Re-assemble bow mounted light or rifle light

    • Complete steps 2, 3, and 4 of troubleshooting to ensure everything is tightened properly. 

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