A light up dog collar is perhaps one of the most simple inventions of the past 10 years. Who would have thought an illuminated LED dog collar would prove so advantageous to dog walkers when they were first released?
Fast forward to 2023, and an illuminated, light up LED dog collar is an essential, yet inexpensive product to have for your family dog.
In this article I’ll look at why every dog owner in the UK should buy a light up dog collar for their dog, what the advantes and disadvantages of an illuminated dog collar brings, and I’ll also look at the 3 best light up dog collars money can buy.
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(ARTICLE UPDATED JANUARY 2023)
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Light Up Dog Collar (UK Top 3 League Table)
For quick reference, below is our top 3 table of light up dog collars. I’ll look at each one in detail toward the bottom of the article.
If you are on mobile, scroll to the right to see the full table.
The Advantages Of A Light Up Dog Collar
There’s some very simple and clear advantages of using a light up dog collar, I’ve listed them below for quick reference.
- They attach around your dogs neck just like a regular dog collar.
- They are compatible with all dog leads including trainer leads and retractable leads.
- They are extremely cheap.
- They help keep your dog visible to you in low light.
- They help keep your dog visible to other people, like pedestrians, bikes and vehicles.
- They are extremely useful in wooded areas, or fields and parks with lots of foliage.
- They keep your dog visible in your garden in low level light conditions.
- Especially useful if your dog is a dark colour and not easily seen in the dark.
- Perfect for winter with dark mornings and dark afternoons.
WINNER: MASBRILL Light Up Dog Collar
The clear winner is the Masbrill light up dog collar, which acts as a traditional collar with LED lighting built. This means that it is a collar, rather than the more basic offerings of a plastic tube with LED lights that sits around your dogs neck.
The collar is made of heavy duty webbed nylon and includes a chrome plated D-ring, which is perfect for quick attach/unattach of swivel clasps that you’ll probably already have on your existing lead. The collar itself also has a buckle, which makes it easy to put the collar on and take the collar off for when it’s not needed. Despite all these features, the collar only weighs in at 85 grams.
Of course, the collar is also waterproof, and there’s no need for batteries – the collar is fully rechargeable via USB connection, so it’s easy to charge via a USB port on a computer or laptop for instance. This collar can even be charged in your car, providing you have USB ports in your car of course. Charging takes 2 hours for a full charge, and lasts up to 8 hours.
There’s also 3 different modes to choose from: continous light, slow flashing or rapid flashing. These modes are activated by pressing the power button on the front of the collar and cycling through the modes.
It also comes in 6 different colours for you to choose – red, green, blue, orange, pink, purple, as well as 3 different sizing options for small, medium and large dogs with a strap to fine tune the length (remember to add a few centimeters for comfort).
This is a superb light up dog collar, with all the features of a traditional collar. Couple that with the excellent price point then it’s easy to see why this is the clear winner.
You can buy the Masbrill illuminated LED dog collar from Amazon.co.uk by clicking this link here. (There’s also a video on that page which shows the brightness and all the other features I’ve just talked about).
2nd: Illumiseen LED Dog Collar
Running the Masbrill to a close 2nd place, is the Illumiseen LED dog collar.
It is actually a very good light up dog colloar, but it was awarded 2nd place purely on the fact that the battery life isn’t quite as good – the battery lasts for up to 5 hours, however, it does only take 1 hour for a full charge.
As I say, the features are very much the same – it’s made of strong, durable nylon type material, it’s waterproof and comes with a buckle for putting the collar on and taking it off again, a D-ring for connection to a swivel clasp on your current lead, and 3 lighting modes – continous light, slow flashing or rapid flashing.
There’s also a button on the front of the collar to turn the LED’s on and off, and the same button is also used to cycle through the 3 modes.
There’s 6 colours to choose from, but there is an added benefit that this collar comes in 7 different sizes, including extra small and extra large.
It’s in 2nd place, but make no mistake, this is another great option for dog walkers who want their beloved pet seen by others, and to ensure dog and owner aren’t seperated on walks in low light conditions or where viewing obstructions can occur.
You can buy this collar from Amazon by clicking this link here.
3rd: Light Up Dog Collar Tube
In 3rd place is the tube dog collar – it’s literally exactly how it sounds. And okay – it’s not technically a collar, but it’s worth a mention anyway.
Do you remember going to fairgrounds as a child, and winning those LED necklace type things?
Basically, this is what this is.
it’s waterproof, it comes with a rechargeable battery, has numerous colour variations and can be cut to size.
This is really, really cheap and a good option for those on a tighter budget.
You can buy it from Amazon by clicking this link here.
Top 3 UK Illuminated Dog Collars
Here’s the table again for your reference.
Are They Expensive?
A light up dog collar can be purchased for just a few pounds, and will often not cost much more than a regular, standard dog collar.
If you regularly walk your dog in low light conditions, or in wooded or areas flanked by foliage, it’s an absolute no brainer to purchase one of these collars to give your dog that extra little bit of visibility.
Do I Need To Change The Batteries Often?
All of the illuminated dog collars listed here have built in batteries – no need for changing batteries, – ever!
Simply plug the USB cable into a USB port, and the lithium battery is recharged in just a few hours.
If you regularly walk your dog in hours of darkness or in low light conditions, or in areas where your dog can become camouflaged in overgrowth or foliage, and you regularly let your dog off the lead to go and do its thing, then an LED dog collar is an absolute neccessity in my opinion. Even the RSPCA recommend these collars.
Of course, another essential item is a good dog walking torch, to allow you to see where you are going as well as allowing you to quickly sweep an area looking for any dangers ahead.
These collars look and act like a traditional collar, just with the added benefit of LED light visibility, ensuring you and your dog don’t become lost from one another, as well as increasing the safety of your dog, allowing them to be more visible to other people, cyclists and vehicles.
For just a few pounds, you’ll make your beloved family member more visible to yourself and other people, and I highly recommend the use of these collars.
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Questions & Comments
Let me know how you feel about light up dog collars. Does your dog have a light up dog collar? How have you found it? What is your biggest gripe about them? What’s the best part about them? Let me know in the comments below, and I’ll get right back to you.
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