Ultraviolet (UV) cap lights have many uses. However, they tend to be most valuable when used for night fishing.
One of the problems with night fishing is that is can be hard to see the fishing line and lures. An ultraviolet blacklight LED cap light solves this problem when used in conjunction with fluorescent fishing line and/or fluorescent lures. Almost all of the lures painted with bright, flat finish colors of blaze orange, lemon yellow or lime green are fluorescent colors, even if it doesn’t say so on the package. This is true for plugs, spoons, crankbaits, surface lures and divers from Rapala, Rebel and other manufacturers. When you see bright colors, the chances are very good that the lure was painted with fluorescent paint.
Fluorescent paint glows or “fluoresces” when exposed to ultraviolet light, which is also known as blacklight. Fluorescent materials emit visible light when exposed to non-visible or low-visible ultraviolet light. In effect, it absorbs the blacklight and emits light in the visible spectrum. With fluorescent fishing line and lures this means that you can essentially fish in the dark and still see where you have cast your lure. This is especially important when reeling in a lure so that you know when it is about the break free from the water.
Ultraviolet light is outside of, or just on the edge of, the visible light spectrum. That means that you really cannot see ultraviolet light, even when it is very bright. That is why it is called blacklight.
Most major fishing line manufacturers offer fluorescent fishing line. We like the Trilene fluorescent fishing line from Berkley, which can be found almost anywhere you can buy fishing supplies.
There is nothing special to do to use a blacklight LED cap light for fishing, other than to use it in conjunction with fluorescent fishing products. Just clip the LED cap light to the brim of a baseball-style cap and turn it on. The ultraviolet light will always shine where ever you are looking, so it quickly becomes quite natural to use.
If you are looking for a way to add some pizazz to your night fishing or you are looking for an interesting gift for a night fisherman, try a blacklight LED cap light. For best results, we suggest that you look for models with a rated brightness output of at least 10 lumens. The brighter the output, the further away you will be able to see your line and lure.