Best LED Light Up Dog Collars (19 Tested)

Best LED Light Up Dog Collars (19 Tested)

  • 18 min read
  • Last Updated: 02/27/2019
  • Author: Jonathan Burton

Going on nighttime walks or hikes with your dog can be an extremely fun and relaxing bonding activity. Necessarily, however, low light conditions come with increased risks–especially if your dog likes to run off-leash. To help you choose the best LED collar to keep your dog safe in the dark, we reviewed the 19 most popular LED dog collars on the market. The one that stood above the rest for its price, shine, and durability was the Besser Products Collar Dual LED Collar. But there are plenty more collars to choose from, so read on!

Click here to scroll down to see what things we look for
when choosing the best LED dog collar

Best Overall

Besser Products Collar Dual LED Collar

9/10

4 color options

Totally waterproof

Mid-range price point

Only 90 minutes to fully recharge

Massive battery life

No specific warranty

Visibility
2 LED strips throughout collar
Material
Nylon collar
metal D-ring leash clip
plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargable battery lasts 16 hours
Adjustable Length
3 sizes from 12” - 24”

Best Quality

Pet Industries LED Collar

9/10

7 color options

Smart-charge technology

Great customer service

Very durable

Can fully charge within 1 hour

100% money-back guarantee

Water-resistant

Mid-range price point

Not ideal for pullers

Occasional manufacturing issues

Visibility
LED strip throughout the collar
Material
Nylon
heavy-duty metal D-ring
and metal buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Rechargeable battery lasts up to 7 hours
Adjustable Length
4 sizes from 10’’ - 23.5’’

Best for Fashion-Lovers

Hot Dog LED Collar

8/10

29 color/style options

Extremely fashionable

Has leash attachment

Made of very soft material

Not very bright

Only comes in 1 light color

Not water resistant

Breaks with daily use

Mid-to-high price point

Visibility
Single LED string under the primary material
Material
Polyester front
grosgrain ribbon backing
metal D-ring
and plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 8 hours
Adjustable Length
4 sizes from 12.5’’ - 29’’

Best money save

Lahawaha LED Collar

8/10

Low price point

3 color options

Water resistant

Has leash attachment

Limited sizing options

Not suitable for smaller or larger dogs

Visibility
LED throughout the entire collar
Material
Nylon collar
metal D-ring leash clip
plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 6 - 8 hours
Adjustable Length
1 size from 16.93” - 19.3”

Illumiseen LED Collar

7/10

Rechargeable battery and no need for replacements

Available in 6 different colors of collars and lights

Great customer service

Not waterproof

No indicator when it needs recharged

Not durable for pullers

Mid-to-high price point

Visibility
LED stitched throughout the collar and visible at all angels
Material
Nylon
metal leash clip
and plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
rapid flash
and slow flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 5 hours
Adjustable Length
6 sizes from 8.6’’ - 27.5’’

Blazin’ Bison Safety LED Collar

7/10

10 color options

6 different types of lights

Leash attachment

Sizes run large

Takes 3-5 hours to charge

Lightswitch is too easy to turn on and off

Mid-to-high price point

Visibility
LEDs all around the collar and can be seen from 350 feet away
Material
Nylon
metal leash clip
and plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 8 hours
Adjustable Length
4 sizes from 8.1’’ - 27.6’’

BSeen LED Collar

6/10

Low price point

Comes in 6 colors of lights

Lightweight

Water resistant

Not a collar on its own

Not very easy to fit and size

Is not built to last and a bit flimsy

Made out of cheap materials

Visibility
11 LEDs throughout collar
Material
Silicon tube with LEDs throughout
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 4 - 5 hours
Adjustable Length
1 cut-to-fit size up to 27’’

Illumifun LED Collar

7/10

4 color selection

Has leash attachment

Low price point

Nylon is thin

Collar has trouble staying on adjusted size

Not waterproof

Visibility
LED throughout the collar and highlighted collar color
Material
Nylon
metal leash clip
and plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours
Adjustable Length
4 sizes from 8.5’’ - 26’’

LivingABC LED Collar

7/10

Low price point

Water resistant

Has leash attachment

Dependable battery

Very clear LEDs

Only 1 color option

Manufacturing issues are common

Adjustments are tricky to make

Visibility
LED strip and reflective stitching throughout collar
Material
Nylon
metal leash clip
and plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 7 - 8 hours
Adjustable Length
2 sizes from 16.93’’ - 23.23’’

AllBright LED Collar

3/10

5 color selection

Low price point

Has leash attachment

Doesn’t illuminate completely

Breaks easily

Battery doesn’t last long (although exact time is unspecified)

Visibility
LED strip and reflective stitching throughout collar
Material
Nylon
metal leash clip
and plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery (unspecified how long it lasts)
Adjustable Length
3 sizes from 11’’ - 23.5’’

Great-Dealz LED Collar

4/10

Low price point

4 color selection

Water-resistant

Does not last long - even with the battery replacement

Light is dim

Battery is bulky and not suitable for smaller dogs

Not rechargeable

Visibility
LED throughout the collar and highlighted collar color
Material
Nylon
metal leash clip
and plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Comes with a battery (plus replacement) of unspecified quality
Adjustable Length
7 sizes from 5’’ - 23’’

Fur Bebe LED Collar

6/10

3 color options

Sturdy and good for daily use

3rd generation LED technology

Has leash attachment

Extremely bright

Not waterproof

Doesn’t come in very small sizes

Mid-to-high price point

Visibility
2 LED strips throughout collar
Material
Nylon collar
metal D-ring leash clip
plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 5 hours
Adjustable Length
3 sizes from 13’’- 25’’

ITERY Waterproof LED Collar

2/10

Extremely bright

Waterproof

Claims to be visible up to 500 meters

Mid-range price point

Cheaply made and not durable

Limited color options

Only good for one walk

Very soft and doesn’t keep its shape well

Does not have leash attachment

Visibility
1 strip of LEDs throughout collar
Material
Silicon/rubber with plastic connectors
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts only 1 hour
Adjustable Length
1 cut-to-fit size up to 27’’

Fashion&Cool LED Collar

5/10

7 color options

Low price point

Water-resistant

Extremely bright

Claims to be visible up to 1640”

Cannot be fully submerged into water

Not very durable

Not ideal for smaller dogs

Not adjustable

Visibility
12 LEDs throughout entire collar
Material
Silicon/rubber with plastic connectors
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 3 hours
Adjustable Length
1 cut-to-fit size up to 27’’

Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Collar

4/10

5 color selection

Water-resistant

Low-to-mid-range price point

No leash attachment

Not all colors are very bright

Does not work well in cold temperatures

Visibility
Bright LEDs illuminate the entire collar
Material
Silicon and rubber
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Powered by replaceable L1154F alkaline batteries
Adjustable Length
Cut-to-fit collar from 12” - 27’’

Moco Best LED Collar

3/10

Low price point

4 color selection

Has leash attachment

Low price point

Has a button instead of a switch for the light modes

Doesn’t hold up to pulling

D-ring is not sturdy at all

Visibility
LED strip throughout just over 50% of the collar
Material
Nylon collar
metal D-ring leash clip
plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Rechargeable battery lasts 7 hours
Adjustable Length
3 sizes from 15.5” - 23.5”

ASX Design Sukragraha Safety LED Collar

1/10

6 color selection

Very low price point

Short battery life

Cheap materials

Does NOT hold up to any pulling

Does NOT last long

Visibility
LED strip that runs along most of the collar
Material
Nylon collar
metal D-ring leash clip
plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Does not specify what kind of battery or the expected battery life
Adjustable Length
4 different sizes from 13.5’’-23.6’’

Shine for Dogs Ultimate LED Collar

5/10

7 color selection

100% profits donated to shelters and rescues

Has leash attachment

Reported from users to have up to 1 hour of battery life

Is not adjustable

Visibility
2 LED strips throughout the collar
Material
Nylon collar
metal D-ring leash clip
plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery but does not specify on battery life
Adjustable Length
3 sizes from 11’’-23’’

Petlsay LED Collar

3/10

Low-to-mid-range price point

Only 30 minutes to fully recharge

Water-resistant

USB charger

3 color options

buckle, charging port, etc.)

LED light modes fail after extended use

Not completely waterproof

Visibility
Ultra-bright LED throughout just over 50% of the collar
Material
Nylon collar
metal D-ring leash clip
plastic buckle
Light Modes
3 (steady
slow flash
and fast flash)
Battery
Fully rechargeable battery lasts 5 hours
Adjustable Length
3 sizes adjustable from 13” - 24.8”

How to Choose

We used the following criteria to assess the 19 LED collars:

Visibility
The entire purpose of a LED collar is to make your dog more visible. If done correctly, you and everyone else will be able to make out where your dog is from a great distance. This is super important, especially if you live in a place with a lot of car traffic or plan to visit an area with little light.

For this category, we are evaluating whether or not the LEDs are visible from every angle, as well as if any other reflective material is included in the collar. If the LEDs don’t go all the way around the collar, it not only means you have significantly reduced visibility, but it can also be a red flag for cheap manufacturing.

Material
It isn’t enough that the collar lights up. We’re looking for is something that’s made to last and is going to hold up to wear and tear. What’s interesting with LED collars is that they’re not always made like your traditional collar. While some are made of silicon or rubber with LEDs throughout, while the vast majority are made of nylon.

It is also important to consider whether your collar is waterproof, water-resistant, or completely vulnerable to weather. (However, keep in mind that the vast majority of high-quality collars will only be water-resistant. Typically, fully waterproof collars are for extremely limited use.)

Light Modes
The vast majority of LED dog collars come with three light modes: steady beam, fast flash, and slow flash. The setting you use is mostly personal preference–after playing with your options, you’ll quickly discover which one is easiest for you to spot (without being aggressive or obnoxious). It is important to note, though, that the fast flash has a strobe-effect that can be dangerous for people who have seizures.

Battery
You don’t want the lights to go out when you need them most. LED collars come in one of two options: replaceable batteries or rechargeable batteries. In both cases, we look at how long a full battery will last. For rechargeable batteries, we also look at how long it takes to get to a full charge.

Adjustable Length
It’s simple but essential–you need a collar that will fit your dog snugly but comfortably. Many of these collars come in different sizes, so we look at the smallest size they have to the largest.

Why LED Makes Nighttime Better

If you and your pup enjoy spending time in the outdoors at night, it is of paramount importance that your dog wears an LED collar. First, an LED collar helps you to find your dog more quickly in an emergency. But even more importantly, an LED collar helps other people to identify your dog as a pet instantly, which is absolutely essential in areas used for hunting. An LED collar allows hunters to immediately distinguish between your dog and game and helps to keep your dog safe against a preventable tragedy.

Why Reflective Isn’t Always Enough

We love reflective gear. Reflective stitching is an essential safety feature in much of our favorite dog gear. But sometimes, reflective just isn’t enough. As can be inferred by its name, reflective collars are only effective when another light source is there to illuminate them. For example, reflective collars are excellent for running at night near roads, as headlights will illuminate the reflective stitching and keep you safe from drivers.

In the woods, however, you would have to aim a flashlight or another light source directly at your dog for the reflective stitching to make a difference. This is why we strongly recommend LED collars when you and your pup plan to be in a poorly lit location overnight.

Collars vs Clip-Ons

During our research, we encountered many LED options that clipped onto an existing collar. Unfortunately, while these may be convenient, they simply aren’t reliable. In low-light conditions, a detached light can be the difference between a safe and a lost pup. Additionally, the price difference between fully illuminated collars and simple clip-on lights is not great enough to justify the increased risk. For this reason, our reviews focus exclusively on LED collars.

Lights Out

Ensuring your dog stays visible and safe at night is incredibly important, and we absolutely love the guarantees of a solid LED collar. Once you find a reliable option, however, you can fully relax and enjoy your nighttime activities with your pup.

We hope that these reviews were able to help you decide which LED collar to go with and that your dog can now be a shining example to all. Let us know which one you decided to go purchase and how you’re going to use the LED collar to brighten up your life!