Lighted Dog Collar Lights Reviews | 2014 Buying Guide

At dawn or dusk, it’s critical to make sure your dog is seen.  A lighted dog collar or bright collar light is the best way to be sure your dog is seen by cars and to be sure you can see your dog at night.  All our lighted dog collars have 360 visibility with lights all the way around the collar. All of the lighted dog collars we carry have both a steady & flash mode.

Safety-SealMost Importantly, if the lighted dog collar or light is not on our site, it DID NOT PASS the Dog Panel Tests for the Following Items:

BRIGHTNESS – If the lights are on the outside of the collar, they will be much brighter than lights that are inside the nylon collar.  Pup Protector lights are on the outside of the collar and are the brightest lights.  When buying a lighted collar with lights inside the nylon, the lighter the color of the collar, the brighter the lights.  For Dog-E-Glow collars, we only carry the two patterns that are the brightest. The Puplight dog collar light is the brightest LED light. It shines up to 30 feet.

DURABILITY – Lights can be tricky on dog collars.  They are subject to pulling, dog play, wet hair and weather conditions.  It’s critical that the battery pack for dog lights is well-sealed.  All of our lighted dog collars are durable and have well-designed battery packs. The Guardian Dog Collar light is the best design and most durable.

WATER RESISTANT –  If your dog jumps into water and swims, any lighted collar will not last, the guardian dog light is the only truly WATERPROOF lighted dog collar light. It’s waterproof and has been frozen in ice for over 8 hours and still works.

Here’s our top three collar recommendations for 2014

The Niteize glow collar is the most durable and reliable. It doesn’t use LED technology with wiring, it uses a glow technology, so it is less likely to break due to weather, dog fur, dog pulling, and usage. Niteize stands behind their products and this collar has been around for over 10 years.  It has a flash and steady setting.  This collar is particularly good for helping you see an elderly dog in the dark.


The Guardian Dog Collar Light is the ONLY WATERPROOF light for a dog’s collar.

It also sits on the dog’s collar and has a steady and flashing mode.  It is worn by the military, miners, and rescue teams.  We recommend this light for medium and large dogs.  There is now a smaller dog light that is equally durable.


dog-eglow-dog-collarDog-e-Glow Dog Collars

These collars are extremely well-made and durable.  They are available in great patterns. Their best feature is the battery pack. It is easy to open and easy to change the batteries.  Matching leashes come in a 5 ft and 6 ft length.



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Nitebeam Lighted Dog Collars

These are well-made and the light-colored materials make them easy to see.  The matching five foot and six foot leashes are extremely well-made. They have lights on both sides and two swivels which take the stress out of the dog’s pulling on the leash.  This increases the risk of a dog pulling on the leash’s circuitry and causing a short.  The only downside to the collar is that the battery pack requires a eyeglass size screwdriver.



Pup Protector Lighted Dog Collars


These are the top of the line lighted dog collars.

They have reflective stripes so the dog is safe even when the collar is not on.  The collar has a good quality buckle and solid hardware on the D-rings.

The pearl-shaped lights are on the outside and very bright.  The battery pack makes it easy to change the batteries and turn the light on & off.



These Lighted Collar Companies are No Longer in Business.

There have been some brilliant attempts to create a great lighted dog collar. Solar-powered lighted dog collars, rechargeable dog collars, dog collars that take AA batteries are all great in concept but unfortunately, didn’t do well under stress and dogs.


The Visiglo collar was the industry’s leading collar.   They closed their doors in 2013.  We will miss them.  They were pioneers and started the lighted dog collar industry.

The Vivid rechargeable collar was good for a short period this year, then the rest of the batches had technical issues.  We are so sorry, it is such a well-designed lighted collar.

Other Lighted Dog Collar Brands no longer available:

Dog-E-Lites, Spike Lighted Collars, See Spot, Vivid Rechargeable Collars.

In 2014, there are many new led collars hitting the marketplace.  We have tested them and they are not up to the standards.  Please be aware that you get what you pay for and cheaper is not better when it comes to your dog’s safety.


About Top Dog

Keep Doggie Safe is a group of dog lovers whose mission is to keep dogs safe. We specialize in lighted & reflective dog products, dog couplers and all items that help keep dogs safe. We have a panel of dog testers who test all of the products we carry in various conditions all over the US. Our Friendly US team can advise you on what product is best for you and your dog based on the breed and how you will use it. We pledge to do our best to write the best articles we can to help educate you about dogs and how to keep them safe. We welcome all intelligent comments and discussion and will post them so we can all keep learning together.
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3 Responses to Lighted Dog Collar Lights Reviews | 2014 Buying Guide

  1. Charles Sauerbrey says:

    I bought the LED yellow flashing collar with the aaa bateries. My first collar had problems after about three nights and quit working. I let youall know and you sent me another one .i also bought a another one. the one you replaced gave out after three weeks . I looked it all over and discovered that the push button swith was bad . I cut the black wires at the switch and sodereda small toggel switch in it’s place .. It works fine .SO if you have one you can try the same fix …

  2. Lisa says:

    We absolutly love this collar and also the lighted leash! We go camping alot and this lets us know and also our friends where Baylee is.(That way no one is tripping over her leash). Thank you so much!

  3. topdog says:

    The dog-e-lites collar can wear down batteries faster when it’s on the steady mode. We no longer carry that brand of lights. Please look at our other collars. The Visiglo lighted collar is the thinnest and smallest for smaller dogs.

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