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A48iR infrared Night Hunting Light Kit


  • 1 x A48iC Ambush Full Intensity Control Light

  • ​1 x 850nm Infrared (IR) Intensity Control LED

  • 2 x Li-Ion Rechargeable Batteries

  • 1 x 2-Position Charger with A/C & DC charge adapter

  • 1 x Quick Detach Windage and Elevation Adjustable Light Mount

  • 1 x Scope Mount with Picatinny Rail for 1" and 30mm Tubes

  • 1 x Intensity Control Standard Rheostat Tail Cap

  • 1 x Intensity Control Coil Cord Rheostat Tail Cap 

  • 1 x Premium Storage / Carry Case

  • Instruction manual

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Manufacturer Part Number: W2008

MSRP - $169.95

Wicked Hunting Lights™ is excited to announce the addition of the all new A48iR Infrared Hunting Light with Intensity Control and Scan & Kill® Technology. Successfully target hogs, coyotes, fox, bobcat, raccoon and varmints at night with the Wicked Hunting Lights™ A48iR Infrared Hog & Predator Hunting Night Hunting Light. The A48iR is purpose designed & built specifically for night hunting using Night Vision.




  • Full Intensity Controlled rheostat cap that allow the light to be turned on at ANY power level.

  • Purpose built and designed for night hunting with Night Vision Devices.

  • Precision machined T6 Aircraft grade aluminum with type III hard anodization.

  • Designed, serviced, and warrantied in the USA.

  • Our second generation hunting light with Scan & Kill® Technology. Featuring a unique Zoom / Focus design which allows you to focus and or defuse the light beam.

  • Full intensity controlled adjustable power output of the LED combined with Zoom / Focus give you absolute control of light output and light intensity depending on the situation and your night hunting style.

  • The A48iR Infrared comes 850nm Infrared (IR) Intensity Control LED. Optimized for digital through Gen3+ Night Vision. The LED assembly features a 3-year warranty.

1. Wicked Lights Full Intensity Control Tail Cap


The Full Intensity Control Tail Cap out classes the competition with true full-range control of light intensity coupled with selectable "ON/OFF" to any light intensity level the user desires - An industry first-in-class ability! 


 In lieu of using a poorly performing analog circuit design for dimming and intensity control like some competitors use, Wicked Lights uses advanced pulse-width modulation (PWM) technology which provides for a much smoother and wider ranging light intensity adjustment ability and eliminates skewing of LED color which plagues analog designs.


The mechanical tail cap design coupled with PWM circuit allows the user to adjust the light intensity to their exact intensity preference based on ambient light, distance to target animal, and animals reaction to the light (if any).  Desirability of this design is easily realized when over a feeder or bait station and having the ability to pre-set the light intensity to the exact intensity for the distance - Not to bright, not to dim, just right, and then turn it "ON" to the exact intensity when needed. The PWM advantage is also easily demonstrated while scanning and having the ability to quickly adjust light intensity up or down based on the animals reactions.

2.  Not All Light Bezels Are Created Equal:


  • Bezel Design: When considering a light for night hunting the first thing you should look at is the bezel design.  Decorative scrolling and cut-outs on the lens retainer ring may look artistic and aesthetically pleasing to the uninformed buyer. However, they can cause big problems when in the field at night...

Decorative cut-outs are not the best choice for night hunting. Study the picture below:

  • Both lights are "ON".  In the field, at night the light on the left will "halo" and illuminate the shooter, weapon barrel, equipment, and hunting partners to the left and right of him. The A48iR on the right side minimizes the potential for side spill of light or "haloing" personal or equipment by utilizing a properly designed bezel with a built in halo shield.


 Scan & Kill® Technology:


  • An exciting and relatively new development in night hunting lights is the ability to zoom focus the beam. The advantage of the zoom focus beam is the ability to defuse the light for your initial scanning, once you see eyes you can quickly adjust the intensity up or bring it back down based on the target animals reaction (if any) to the light. Ideal technique would involve defusing the light down during initial scanning until eyes are spotted, then gradually bringing up the intensity to full power, positively identifying the animal, and if hunting with a partner they engage the target animal with a dedicated weapon mounted light, or if they not equipped, then illuminating the target animal with the A48iC scan light for the shot.

3.  Not All Zoom Focus Lights or ZF Mechanisims Are Created Equal:

The Wicked Hunting Light A48iR Ambush utilizes a robust deep rotation grove for smooth transitions from flood to zoom.  After careful consideration and extended field testing in very cold icy environments (Alaska, New York, Minnesota) the fine treaded style design was eliminated because of durability issues. Cold temperatures, frozen moisture and grease do not mix well with fine aluminum  threads.  Multiple fine threads also increase the effort, amount of hand twists, and time to rotate the bezel from flood to zoom or back. The deep groove also ensure no head wobble.

  • The A48iR Ambush Bezel is smaller (48mm) than the W403iC bezel (67mm).

  • The A48iR Ambush is also slightly shorter in length and weighs less.

Light Output and Battery Run Times:


  • The A48iR Ambush has excellent light ouput and will give you incredible range for how small and compact this light is.

  • The  A48iR provides superb full power continuous run times for virtually all hunting conditions.


  • Battery runtime note:  Each Wicked Hunting Lights kit includes Li-Ion 18650 Protected Circuit  (PC) batteries. Because of battery manufacturer variances, particularly in the under voltage settings of batteries and exaggerated milli-amp hour rating (mAh), light operation times can vary significantly.  For example one brand of battery could have a 3.2VDC under-voltage PC setting and another could be 2.5VDC, which will result in a longer light runtime for the latter. Because of these variables the light runtime will vary depending on battery, milli-amp hour rating (mAh), battery state of charge, and PC installed in battery. The chart reflects our testing results using high quality 18650 PCB 2900mAh batteries which we feel reflects a solid conservative indicator of battery life. Your results may vary.


A48iR Infrared Specifications:

  • Operation temperature: Minus -30 ~ 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Precision machined T6 Aircraft grade aluminum with type III hard anodization.

  • O-ring sealed, water resistant.

  • Battery type: Operates on 1 18650 PCB 3.7V Lithium-ion battery.

  • A48iR Bezel Diameter: 48.0 mm / 1.89 inches.

  • A48iR Body Diameter @ scope mount:  25.0 mm / 1.0 inch.

  • A48iR Weight one battery installed: 11.3 ounces.

  • A48iR Length: 178.0 mm / 7.0 Inches.

  • A48iR Length bezel extended to MAX zoom: 188.00 mm / 7.40 Inches.

  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime on light housing. LED assembly three years. Batteries and charger, mounts, tail caps and other accessories one year. See manual for details and limitations.

  •  The A48iR features a full intensity control tail cap with the ability to power the light on at any desired intensity level.

  • The A48iR comes with an 850nm Infrared (IR) LED that is optimized for digital through Gen 3+ Night Vision Devices. The LED assembly features a 3-year warranty, and can be changed in the field in less than 20 seconds for those wishing to use or experiment with a diffident led color. 

  • The innovative combination of high magnification convex lens, specially designed LED circuit,  and LED module that screws in to mount pad stop combine to eliminate the tedious and frustrating LED light focus adjustment procedure found in many of our competitors designs. No adjustment required - access and change the LED in 20 seconds.

  • Weapon mounted light kits include picatinny style scope mount for use with 1 inch or 30mm tubes (also can be used to mount light on shotgun mag extension on many shotguns) and Quick Detach Windage and Elevation Light Mount.


*Approx battery life using high quality, fully charged, Wicked Lights 18650 3.7 Li-Ion 2900ma battery. Note: Battery quality varies widely between brands and ma ratings are often grossly exaggerated on cheap batteries. During our testing we noted the Wicked Lights branded 18650 2900ma batteries would last up to 2 times longer then many private label brands.


**Ambient light (moon phase), night vision device quality & power setting, LED color, battery state of charge, background foliage, rain, snow, and size and color of target species will all affect range.


***Manufacturer specifications are subject to change without notice.

MSRP - $169.95
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