What is a LED Dog Collar?
LED dog collars has a a main goal to keep your dog safe and are also handy for several reasons:
Keep Track Of Your Pooch at Night. LED dog collars are fantastic for keeping track of your dog when you walk in the dark. They’re also great for outdoor situations, such as trips to the beach at night or camping in the woods.
Keep Your Dog Visible to Motorists. At night it’ll be pretty tough for motorists to see dogs running out in the middle of the street. LED light-up collars make it easy for drivers to see your pooch and it can go a long way to preventing accidents.
Illuminates Your Path. LED collars are also handy for illuminating a dark path while you walk with your dog. Rather than holding onto a flashlight, your dog’s collar can glow to show bumps in the sidewalk or roots in the woods, helping to reduce tripping or falling.
Easier to Pick Up Nighttime Poop. It can be hard trying to hold on to your dog’s leash and your torch or mobile lamp, while fumbling with dog poop. Your dog’s collar can shed enough light to give you a spare hand and make picking up poop that much easier.
How do LED Dog Collars Work?
LED dog collars generally work the same way, but they may have different functionalities. For instance, some will run off rechargeable batteries; others will run off coins batteries.
Another difference is the functions of the light itself. Specific models offer you levels of light such strobe or glow, while others stick to glowing. Honestly, each model will have subtle differences in how they work when compared to a competitor.
But one thing all these illuminated dog collars have in common is the result, which is keeping your dog safe. And they do so by following the same principle of making your dog’s presence more noticeable by illuminating them in some way.
Are LED dog collars safe?
Absolutely! LED lights are perfect for dog collars because they don’t heat up and they last much longer than other light sources. Not only that, but they’re perfectly fine and safe when touching your dog’s fur or skin. LED lights are made to do just that: the last incredibly long and be 100% secure. LED’S has low voltage and therefore, can’t harm your dog and is just as safe as any collar. And they are not affected by wet grass or lighting.
Things to Consider in an LED Dog Collar
Before you purchase an LED dog collar, there are a few different features you may want to consider when shopping:
Style and Design. LED dog collars come in a few different designs – some collar has LED strips that surround the entire collar, while other units have LED lights only on individual sections of the collar. Having a 360 light design may or may not be relevant to you.
Durability and Quality. LED dog collars can range in terms of quality. You’ll most likely want a durable, high-quality collar that will be able to last past more than just a few walks. So keep in mind that whenever you buy something with electrical components, it’s better to spend a bit extra, as cheaper units tend to have more electrical failures and won’t last as long.
Brightness. All the units we cover in this article are considered appropriately bright. If you shop elsewhere, make sure to test out the collar’s intensity to make sure it’s adequate – a dull light-up collar isn’t much fun or very useful.
Battery. Most of the LED glow dog collars listed here use a USB rechargeable battery, but some use coin batteries as well. Rechargeable batteries are convenient and environmentally friendly, but coin batteries can often hold a charge much longer.
Waterproof. If you live in an area where the climate is frequently wet and it often rains, make sure to get an LED dog collar that is waterproof. No units will be completely waterproof to the point where you can submerge them in in water, but the most are at least water-resistant enough to hold up in light rain.
Colours. LED light-up dog collars often come in several colours for you to choose from, so pick a shade that will match you and you canine!
Adjusting and Resizing. LED dog collars can be adjusted in a few different ways. Some you can resize by sliding the resizing buckle, same as traditional collars. Other units require the owner to cut the LED cord to an appropriate neck length. If you plan on using the same collar on multiple dogs, you may want to seek out an adjustable option.