Nov 042013
 

A U.S. manufacturer Dog-E-Glow has launched a series of LED dog leashes and collars to keep pets safe during walks at night. Good creative idea, but the prices of this company’s LED dog leashes and dog collars are not cheap. If you are tough, you can Do It Yourself.

LED dog leashes - stylish by day & safty by night

LED dog leashes – stylish by day & safty by night

The company claims the leashes are visible at a range of 304.8 meters (1,000 feet), which could help prevent road accidents as drivers and motorists will be able to see the glowing animal from afar.In addition, the weather resistant leash uses LEDs with 100,000 hours lifetime, and a battery with 150 hour life. These dogs below party hard after a week of hard work in the office.

I check the prices of this company’s LED dog leashes and dog collars: they are pretty expensive. If you are tough, you can Do It Yourself:

How to DIY LED dog leashes & Collars

The easiest way

All you need is a LED Strip, a dc 5v battery.
e.g.

  • One 500cm LED strip, cut it into two, one 50cm strip for making the dog collar, and the other 450cm strip for the dog leash.
  • Wear your dog with the collar, and twine the 450CM LED strip with the existed leash.
  • Why twining, can’t the LED strips be used as leashes directly? Because these LED strips may not as strong as your dogs.(Maybe it’s ok with a tiny cute Pekingese, not never try it on a large-sized dog, e.g. a husky dog.)
  • As where to place the battery, either bound it on your dog body or hold in your hand, just place it near either end of the LED strip. All done, walk your dog out at night and check it.

For a better looking and solid LED leash

  • Use RGB Dream-Color LED Strips(very colorful, up to 83 different changing patterns and 100 different changing speeds. Imaging what a cool dog!)
  • Use waterproof and dust-proof LED Strips: solider and more durable.

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  1. […] DIY LED Dog Leash & Collar – If you walk your dog at night or early in the morning, then this LED dog leash could be make your walks much safer for you and your dog. Not only will it make your dogs visible to motorists, you are sure to spot him if he goes walkabout. […]

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  3. […] DIY LED Dog Leash & Collar – If you walk your dog at night or early in the morning, then this LED dog leash could be make your walks much safer for you and your dog. Not only will it make your dogs visible to motorists, you are sure to spot him if he goes walkabout. […]

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    Just like the kids sneakers but way brighter, lifetime battery, water proof, easy on and off.

  5. This DIY dog collar is a really good idea!!! I always walk my dog at night and although Brita (my Brittany dog) is very obedient and never walks away from me, I feel much better when I can see her anytime. Now she is wearing a collar with a tiny bell on it, but this is a much better solution!

  6. Quick question hoping someone checks this board and can answer. If you cut the rope light into two pieces, and the battery is attached to the leash to run the lights, what powers the collar? I would think it can’t flash without being connected to a power supply.

    • It would need its own battery in order to be powered. Or be part of the leash. It would be easier to give it its own battery.

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