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An LED Dog Collar is an invaluable piece of equipment for any safety-minded dog owner.

Despite recent trends in people exercising their dogs indoors, outdoor time is king. And while there’s no replacement for outdoor time, it naturally poses some risks – particularly at night time. 

The Problem

If you love walking and hiking with your dog, you’re probably out fairly often during evening hours.  Perhaps your dog enjoys a romp around the backyard at night time.

Although night time exercise is great, dwindling visibility adds a new element of danger. Losing sight of your dog in the dark can be a terrifying ordeal.

What if your furry friend wanders too far away from you, or worse, onto a roadway? Losing track of our pups for even a moment can make us very nervous. 

We want to enjoy the time we spend with our pets outdoors, but we need to also make sure they’re safe. We do this easily enough during the day by making sure our dogs stay within our range of sight. 

Unfortunately, at night the risk of losing track of our beloved pup is much higher.

At our cottage, the dogs have the run-of-the-land. Essentially, they are free to roam around the heavily forested several-acre lot as they please. It’s great to give them the ability to run and play like true animals of the wild.

That said, the honest truth is that we’ve had more than a few scares. 

So how can dog owners make sure they can see their pets in the dark of night?

Buying an LED Dog Collar

There are a ton of options available on the market for LED and glow-in-the-dark dog collars. 

On one hand, it’s great to have a huge amount of selection when it comes to our dog’s safety.

On the other, in can be incredibly overwhelming to find the right one. Every dog is unique (and so is every dog owner). 

So how can you confirm which LED/glow in the dark collar is best for your dog?

After reviewing a huge number of the LED and glow in the dark collars currently available, we’ve ranked them below. 

We looked at factors like battery life, charging ease, visibility distance ratings, and other information to rank them.

After reviewing this information, you should be well prepared to select and purchase the most appropriate collar for you and your furry friend!

#1 Top Pick – Illumiseen LED Dog Collar

Illumiseen LED Dog Collar


It’s no surprise that the Illumiseen is viewed by many as the best LED dog collar available. For us, it’s similarity to standard fully functional collars make this one a winner!

Features & Design

There are two strips of high visibility LED lights that run around the full length of the collar.  By contrast, many other collars on the market only have LED lighting on certain sections of the collar.

The lights have three settings allowing you to adjust them to always on, a rapid flash or a slow flash mode. The lighting design and setting features ensure that the collar can provide great visibility from all angles at night

Battery

The rechargeable battery supports up to 5 hours of continuous use. On top of that, it only takes 60 minutes to recharge. This collar charges by a USB cable that is included in the box.

The collar is fully adjustable which enables you to secure it snugly but comfortably around your dog’s neck.

And, one of the most unique and best features of the Illumiseen LED dog collar is that it comes with a lifetime guarantee.

The low-profile design also makes the Illumiseen a great looking LED collar during the day too!

Colors

It is available in six different colors:

  • Neon Green
  • Royal Blue
  • Ruby Red
  • Bright Orange
  • Cotton Candy Pink
  • Sunburst Yellow

The color you select will make a difference in how visible the collar is. The neon green is the brightest and is visible for more than 500 yards. The ruby red is less visible at long distances.

Additional Info

Although the collar is weatherproof and can withstand some amount of rain or snowfall, it isn’t waterproof.

That means if the collar becomes drenched or submerged, it can short out.

The only thing we would improve upon is the battery pack design. The battery pack on the collar can’t be removed, so trying to keep the collar clean without getting it wet is a challenge.

#2 – Blazin’ Safety LED Dog Collar

Blazin' Safety LED Dog Collar

The features of this collar are very similar to the Illumiseen collar. It has three light settings (steady on, rapid flash and slow flash).

Because of its overall build quality and reliability, it is also a top contender for best LED dog collar. 

Features & Design

Instead of a clean line of light, the lighting on this collar looks more like a series of mini lights bound together in a band that runs around the full length of the collar.

The collar is visible for 350 to 400 yards.

Battery

Impressively, this LED dog collar contains a USB rechargeable battery that will last seven to eight hours after each charge.

Colors

This collar comes in a large variety of colors:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Holiday colors (red/green and orange/black)

Additional Info

Just like the Illumiseen collar, this one is water-resistant and can withstand rain/snow. That being said, it is not fully waterproof. Therefore, it should not be worn during swimming.

#3- Pet Industries Metal Buckle LED Dog Collar

Pet Industries Metal Buckle LED Collar

This is a fully functional collar that is durable and has dual optical fiber strips with three lighting modes (steady, rapid and slow flash). 

Features & Design

The collar is weather proof with fully insulated wiring. 

One thing we love about this collar is that it comes with PetDURA technology. Basically, this allows it to dry quickly to reduce pet odors that can build up with damp collars.

Battery

The collar uses USB rechargeable batteries that take one hour to charge. These batteries can last up to 7 hours with each charge.

A great added bonus is the 100% money back guarantee if you’re not happy with the collar.

Colors

This collar is also available in the standard 6 colors:

  • Atomic Green
  • Electric Blue
  • Crimson Red
  • Cherry Blossom Pink
  • Aerospace Orange
  • Racing Yellow

Additional Info

As with the previously mentioned collars, this one is water-resistant (also called weather-proof). It can sustain various weather conditions, but should not be submerged.

#4 – Illumifun LED Dog Collar

Illumifun LED Dog Collar

Features & Design

The Illumifun collar is a fully functioning nylon web collar with an integrated lighting tube. It also offers three lighting modes (steady on, rapid and slow flash) and has a rechargeable USB battery.

Battery

This collar charges in about two hours. In addition, it provides 12 hours of use when the light setting is on one of the flash modes. That said, it only lasts about 3 hours in the steady on light mode with each charge.

Another positive is that there are a ton of glowing reviews about the company’s customer service. 

Colors

This collar is available in the standard 4 colors:

  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Pink

#5 – Shine For Dogs Ultimate LED Dog Collar

Shine For Dogs Ultimate LED Collar

Features & Design

This is another full functioning collar with two rows of flexible fiber optic LED lights.

Battery

The lights are powered by a rechargeable USB battery that lasts up to 10 hours with a 30 minute charge. As with most of the other collars, this one also has three lighting modes

Colors

You have 7 color choices with this collar:

  • Green
  • Lime Green
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Multi-color

Additional Info

Our favorite thing about this collar? 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these collars is donated to support dogs in rescue shelters!

In addition, the company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not 100% satisfied with the collar you can return it for a full refund.

#6 – MASBRILL Rechargeable LED Dog Collar

MASBRILL Rechargeable LED Dog Collar

This is certainly a sleek looking LED dog collar!

Features & Design

It is a fully functioning collar with high-quality flat optical fibers. 

The collar is also water repellant and rust-proof. This means it has the ability to be safely completely submerged. 

As a result, this is a great option for those of us with dogs that like to swim.

Battery

It has a USB rechargeable battery boasting a 10-hour running time after full charge.

It offers the standard 3 mode lighting settings (steady, rapid and slow flash).

Colors

It is available in the following colors:

  • Green
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Blue

Additional Info

Many reviews indicate good visibility of up to 100 yards away.

That said, this collar does tend to be on the heavier side. Therefore, it is probably less suitable for smaller dogs.

#7 Fur Bebe Waterproof LED Dog Collar

Fur Bebe Waterproof LED Dog Collar

The Fur Bebe is another full functioning LED dog collar with two strips of USB rechargeable LED lighting. 

Features & Design

Impressively, this one is visible up to 330 yards. As well, the collar offers the three lighting modes and is waterproof.

This LED dog collar is very easy to adjust and the ridges on the LED strip on this collar help to keep the collar’s sizing firmly in place.

As we mentioned, the Fur Bebe LED collar is waterproof. Essentially, it can withstand submersion in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes making this collar a great choice for water loving dogs.

Battery

Charging time is almost 2 hours and the charge will last for up to 5 hours.

Colors

Color selections for this collar include:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Black with Pink LED
  • Black with Yellow LED

Additional Info

The Fur Bebe offers a one year replacement guarantee against manufacturer’s defects.

#8 – BSEEN LED Dog Collar

BSEEN LED Dog Collar

This one’s yet another strong contender for best LED dog collar due to it’s simplicity of design.

Features & Design

The BSEEN LED rechargeable collar cannot be used as a standalone collar. This means that it can’t be used with a leash (unless your dog wears a second collar). 

On the positive side, it is very easy to use and has many of the same great features as the fully functioning collars.

Battery

Most users report getting 5 to 6 hours use out of each charge. Interestingly, this collar also has an operating switch that allows you to set the light to the steady on position or to a rapid or slow flashing mode which can save battery. 

 The collar comes in one length (28 inches) and you use scissors to cut it to the appropriate length for your dog’s neck.

Colors

It is available in 5 colors:

  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Orange
  • Blue

Additional Info

Unfortunately, some reviews mention that these collars can become detached.  Some people recommend applying packaging tape over the connection. Essentially, this is to prevent the connection from breaking apart so easily.

#9 – Fashion & Cool LED Dog collar

Fashion & Cool LED Dog collar

This collar is similar to the BSEEN in that it cannot be used as a standalone collar.

Features & Design

The lighting design on this collar has some additional interest with alternating bands of colored and white LED lights. Just like the BSEEN, it comes in one length (about 27.5 inches long) and can be cut to the appropriate size for your dog.

These collars are water resistant. Additionally, they are rated for visibility up to 550 yards.

Battery

Conveniently, these collars use a USB rechargeable battery that only requires a 30 minute charging. The tradeoff is that it only provides about 3 hours of use out of each charge.

As with most of the other LED collars, this one also has light settings for the steady on, rapid or slow flashing modes to save battery.

Colors

The collar is available in colors:

  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Blue

#10 – NiteHowl Safety LED Dog Collar

NiteHowl LED Safety Collar

The NiteHowl Safety LED collar cannot be used as a stand alone collar with a leash.

Features & Design

This one is is similar to BSEEN and Fashion & Cool light up collars. This collar can also be set to a steady glow or flash mode and is weather resistant.

As with the similar necklace style collars, the NiteHowl comes in one length that can be cut to the most appropriate size for your dog.

Battery

The necklace uses replaceable alkaline batteries that last approximately 60 hours.

Colors

This collar is available in 3 colors:

  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red

#11 – Ezier USB Rechargeable LED Dog Collar

Ezier USB Rechargeable LED Dog Collar

Features & Design

and is not a fully functioning dog collar. It is weather resistant and cn be used in all weather conditions.

Battery

This is another of the USB rechargeable LED lighted necklace style collars.

Color

The collar is available in colors:

  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Blue

#12 – HiGuard LED Dog Collar

HiGuard LED Dog Collar

This one is another fully functioning collar that can be used with tags or to connect a leash.

Features & Design

This collar is made of a strong and durable nylon mesh. To wash the nylon collar you can just remove the LED stripe and then replace it when the collar is clean.

Battery

USB rechargeable, with three mode  LED lighting.

Amazingly, charging time is 2 hours and the collar will remain lite for up to 7 hours when fully charged.

Colors

The collar comes in 2 colors (green and red).

Other LED and Glow in the Dark Products

We’ve provided information about a handful of collars above. In essence, these were our top picks out of all the ones we came across. 

That being said, there’s also a long list of other LED dog equipment options that can improve visibility for you and your dog in the dark.

Beyond an LED Dog Collar

Basically, these can include items such as clip-on collar lights. In addition, there are also LED and glow in the dark body harnesses and leashes.

Overall, LED dog items come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Thankfully, there are tons of products that can be used in addition to a lighted collar. 

When it comes to increasing your dog’s night-time visibility, there are many choices!

Conclusion

As you can see there is a tremendous variety of glow in the dark collars and LED collars for dogs.

Some of these can be used in place of a standard collar. On the other hand, many (such as the necklace style collars) will need to be used in addition to your dog’s regular collar if you are to attach a leash or tags. 

Furthermore, you can see that there are lots of other options such as clip-on lights and full body harnesses.

All of these products are easy to use and offer a range of valuable features.

Get The Best LED Dog Collar For Your Situation

When considering which collar to choose, you’ll need to consider what features are the most important to you.

Again, none of our pets are alike and all of these devices offer different benefits and features.

All of these collars offer a reasonable amount of life when fully charged. However, this amount of time varies significantly with each product. The required charging time/frequency, and the resulting length of useful time for the collar after it’s fully charged may be an important factor to you.

If so, this is a feature you should research carefully before choosing a collar to prevent frustration on your part if it doesn’t meet your expectations.

Another feature that varies from model to model is the extent of the product’s water or weather resistance. If the time you spend with your dog is primarily spent on long walks and hikes in areas where there aren’t a lot of ponds or lakes, this may not be a feature that’s important to you.

But if you and your dog are water lovers and enjoy spending a lot of time swimming and playing in water, you’ll want to go with a fully waterproof option.

If your dog has a habit of running off to greater distances away from you, you’ll want to pay special attention to the visibility distance provided by the collar you choose.

Final Thoughts

We want the time we spend outdoors with our furry friends to be fun but we also want to protect them and keep them safe. Simply put, an LED dog collar is a great way to do just that.

Our first choice of all of the above listed LED or glow in the dark collars for dogs is clearly Illumiseen. That being said, we strongly recommend any of the options on the list above.

Lastly, as safety is our priority, you’ll want to stay on top of your leash training skills! 

Until next time, safe walking, hiking, and playing!

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