The beginning of bow season is a good time to share my Nockturnal Lighted Nocks Review. I started shooting lighted nocks about 3 years ago when I started filming my own hunts. All I can say is I wish I started shooting lighted nocks earlier. Tracking the arrow is so much easier. Having to second guess the shot is never a problem.
The first pack of lighted nocks I grabbed was Luminok. Everybody has heard the name so I felt good about the purchase. I tinkered with the nock trying to get it to work consistently. and then there was the problem of keeping it from randomly coming on... But anyway, let's leave that for the Luminok review.
NockTurnal Lighted Nocks Recommendation
My buddy Jesse at the local archery shop suggested I try Nockturnal lighted nocks. I didn't realize it until doing research for this review but Nockturnal is a Rage company. Rage is not my favorite broadhead but that has no bearing on this lighted nock review.
NockTurnal Lighted Nock Switch Works
The most noticable feature of the Nockturnal is the patent pending string activation button. This button is located in the neck of the nock. It is the switch that turns on the LED light. The switch is triggered when the bow string is released and the pressure of the shot activates the switch.
This Nockturnal Lighted Nocks Review Video shows the brightness of the LED and also shows how the on off switch works. I used a paper clip to turn off the nock but any small pointed object will work.
The cool thing about the switch is being able to turn the light off. I have no problem using the tip of small knife blad or even the tip of a broadhead to deactivate the Nockturnal. The switch also does a good of not accidentally triggering.
Nockturnal Lighted Nocks Are Bright
The switch immediately turns on a super bright LED. I believe the Nockturnal LED is not quite as bright as the Luminok but it is still very bright. I found it to be brighter than other nocks currently available.
Nockturnal Lighted Nocks Weight and Size
Sizing is also consitant and was perfect for my Carbon Express arrows(Nockturnal S size). The nocks are snug with no slipping or spinnig. No modifications were required with the arrow or the nock.
The Nockturnal weighs right at 20 grains. My setup required no sight adjustments and continued to shot exactly like my standard nocks.
As I mentioned in the lighted nocks article, I have killed 4 deer with one lighted nock and it is still in the quiver. I am not sure if the lithium battery can be replaced but who cares when it last over 20 hours.
Reliability has been no problem what so ever. Hunting is snow and rain has not kept the Nockturnl lighted nock from performing its duty. They come in several colors like green and blue but I prefer the brightness and visibility of traditional red.