I have two dogs. Both need to go outside to potty before bed, so either my husband or I head out into the night each evening. In the winter months, darkness comes even earlier, so the dogs end up going outside at night multiple times. I have plenty of outdoor lights by my front and back doors, but what about dog owners who walk at night or who do not have enough outside lighting? When recently offered the chance to review a Shine for Dogs LED dog collar in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to make taking my dogs outside in the dark a little safer.
The Shine for Dogs LED dog collar currently retails for $18.95 on Amazon. Non-LED dog collars typically cost approximately half as much. For an LED collar, I would definitely pay the current cost. In fact, after testing mine on my own dog for a bit, I purchased a second to give to my mom for her dog. I therefore rate the price of the Shine for Dogs LED dog collar extremely highly.
The updated design of the Shine for Dogs LED dog collar features four ultra-bright high-output LED lights. (Past designs used only two.) The rechargeable design means that you never have to buy batteries again. Simply plug the included USB cable into a USB power adapter or computer and the collar, and allow the battery to recharge for 30 minutes to an hour. Each full charge provides up to ten hours of light. The durable and weather resistant collar uses fiber optics, not wire LED, to create an insulated system. The lights feature three modes: continue on, rapid flashing, and steady flashing. The collar is visible from every angle to help keep your dog safe and in sight. The Shine for Dogs LED dog collar is currently available in three sizes (small fits 11 to 16 inches, medium fits 13 to 19 inches, large fits 15 to 23 inches) and six colors (red, pink, black/green, lime, blue, multi-colored).
I received a red Shine for Dogs LED dog collar in the small size for my whippet-schnauzer mix named Kenobi. Kenobi is incredibly long and lean, so I had to size the collar down to as small as possible to fit snuggly (but not too tightly) around his neck. I do not recommend this collar for extremely tiny dogs or small puppies because the size, but it works great for most average dogs. I can also adjust the sizing to slightly bigger to put the small collar on my shih tzu named Espen. I purchased a large size for the basset hound-dachshund mix that my mom owns. However, because Kenobi is more of a flight risk, I use the lighted collar on him at night.
Charging the battery in the Shine for Dogs LED dog collar is incredibly easy. Simply plug the USB cord that comes with the collar into the collar and into a charger or computer. I use my computer. You do need to ensure that the computer is on and not in sleep mode in order for the battery to charge. However, I use my computer so often that finding a time to charge the collar is pretty easy. Charging takes 30 minutes to an hour, which is typically for most devices now-a-days. The collar glows dimly while charging, so you know when the battery is fully charged because the light turns off.
You might not be able to see him, but that red glow in the dark is my dog Kenobi. He is wearing his new #ShineforDogs rechargeable LED dog collar! Stay tuned for my full review next week. Purchase: http://amzn.to/1SR6sYg (affiliate) I received a Shine for Dogs collar in exchange for my honest opinion.
The fiber optic LED lights on the Shine for Dogs collar feature three modes: continue on, rapid flashing, and steady flashing. Switching between the three modes is incredibly easy. The on/off button is located next to the snap buckle, hidden under the webbed fabric of the collar. Simply press down on the button to turn the lights on and switch between the modes. I typically use the collar on the continuous on mode, but I appreciate that this lighted collar offers more than one option.
In addition to the three light modes, I also like that the Shine for Dogs LED dog collar uses fiber optics, not wire LED, to create an insulated system. When the collar first arrived, I was a little worried about damaging the lights as I resized the band for my thin-necked dog. That the collar uses fiber optics instead of wires creates a more durable product that can withstand the test of time. The material is also weather resistant and splash proof. However, never submerge the collar in water as the light system is not water proof. You can use a damp cloth to wipe the collar clean.
I absolutely adore my new Shine for Dogs LED dog collar. I definitely feel more secure taking my two dogs out in the dark to potty. Although I have quite a bit of outdoor lighting near the doors to my house, the lighted collar helps me keep an even better eye on my beloved pets. I received a red Shine for Dogs LED dog collar in the small size, which fits 11 to 16 inches. The collar additionally comes in medium (13 to 19 inches) and large (15 to 23 inches). The durable and weather resistant collar uses fiber optics, not wire LED, to create an insulated system. The lights feature three modes — continue on, rapid flashing, and steady flashing — which are easy to turn on and off. The collar is visible from every angle to help keep your dog safe and in sight. Charging the battery in the collar is incredibly easy, requiring only the included USB cable and a USB power adapter or computer. If you are a dog owner, I highly recommend the Shine for Dogs LED dog collar!
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Shine for Dogs LED Dog Collar Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
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