Luna, Penny and I would like to tell you about a really cool product we received from Spots-Lights.com. The founder (Steve) of Spots-light.com was genius enough to think of and design a line of collars and leashes that light up to provide better visibility when walking your dog(s).
Here Steve’s story…
“It was winter and very dark outside in the morning and evening during Honey’s walk times. The neighborhood did not have sidewalks in all places, so we would often walk on the road. One morning we were out for our regular walk after breakfast and it was cold and dark. We headed up the street and Honey was focused on sniffing all the same old spots along the way. From behind I saw the reflection of car lights coming up the street. This person was moving at a fair speed as it was early and they were not expecting to see anyone walking. I just happened to look back and saw the car heading right for us. I quickly jumped onto a snow bank pulling Honey along as fast as I could. We were narrowly missed. The driver realized and stopped. He was very sorry and apologized profusely saying he didn’t see us between the snow and the darkness.
A few weeks later while out on our morning walk (on a sidewalk this time), a neighbor proceeded to back out of his garage and nearly hit us walking in front of his house. Usually I am aware of people backing up and take the necessary precautions, but he caught me totally off guard. He didn’t even slow down and continued on his way to work. I recounted the incident to my wife when I arrived home and she said what else could you have done? I said “He just didn’t see us!” That evening I went out again at around 11pm for our nightly walk before bed. It was very cold and I was bundled up. Would you believe the same guy who nearly hit us in the morning backed out of the driveway again without seeing us? I couldn’t believe it!
It was at that moment I said to myself there has to be a better solution to make us more visible. So I decided to find a leash and collar that would offer us a solution to make us much safer when walking in the dark.”
I often think to myself when receiving products to review ‘why can’t’ I think of these things’? There are so many wonderful and inventive products out there and I have not managed to think of one. Anyways… these fantastic leashes and collars are made with super quality nylon and feel very comfortable as well as durable. The LED lights are crafted into the nylon and have a battery life of over 75 hours. They can be turned on and off (via a Rugged On/Off Switch) depending on your daylight situation. There are many colors to choose from and the hardware is very durable and secure.
Taking pictures of our girls wearing the collars was certainly fun! There is no doubt about the quality of the LED light as these things are bright! Now I really have no excuse for not taking my girls on evening walks!