The Shine For Dogs LED Collar is a product of a pet company referred to as Shine for Dogs. From the company name, there are two things we can quickly deduce.
The first is that Shine for Dogs produces stuff for man’s best friends (we’re talking about dogs here, just to be clear) specifically. The second is that all its dog products are high visibility. At least that is why we think there is a ‘shine’ in the name.
One important thing about Shine for Dogs is that it donates the profits from its collars to dog shelters. So, if you ever get to buy a Shine for Dogs collar, you are contributing to charity.
Now, the Shine For Dogs LED Collar is a high visibility collar with the idea of making the wearer visible in dim light and or the dark. Know, however, that the collar is not to make your dog see better but to make him better seen.
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Who Can Wear The Shine For Dogs LED Collar?
The Shine For Dogs LED Collar is basically for medium and large dogs because of how the collar adjusts. You can find the sizing information below.
Aside size though, dogs should be pretty much OK with this collar.
Features Of The Shine For Dogs LED Collar
The Shine For Dogs LED Collar is made out of nylon that is soft and comfortable and should make it easy for your dog to wear for long periods at a time. The collar is pretty lightweight and is yet tough and will not easily fall apart.
This collar comes in about 6 different colors. Then there is the one that is multi colored or rainbow colored. This is probably not a function of the material but the light.
2. The Light
The Shine For Dogs LED Collar is powered by Light Emitting Diodes (LED). Now, instead of just one strip of plastic band lending the light, you have fiber optics on either sides of the collar.
So what you have is a LED collar that is fully lit up. The absence of a single plastic strip also allows you to bend the collar in any direction without the fear of something breaking on the inside.
Now there are three (or maybe four, depends on how you look at it) light adjustability options. They include steady on, steady flash and rapid flash. Then of course you can turn it off (this is why we said maybe four).
The choice of what consistency to use is totally up to you. However, there are a few things you need to know. First, flashing light is usually irritating to the human eye. So if you are around people, you might not want to use either of the flashes.
Second, the ‘steady on’ option actually causes the battery to deplete fastest. Hold up! We aren’t saying that the battery drains quickly. What we are saying is that of the three options, the battery is more likely to drain fastest when the collar is consistently on.
To navigate among the options, there is a small plastic box in between two straps and close to the buckle. The box is carefully secured to the collar so that it does not come falling off.
The charging port is in the same place where the control box is. It is not hard to miss!
Shine For Dogs tells us that if you charge this collar for just 30 minutes, you can get about 10 hours of use from it.
Now, although we can’t say exactly if all you need to properly charge the Shine For Dogs LED Collar is 30 minutes, we can say that the battery lasts for a decent period of time if properly charged.
4. Clasp, Tri Glide And D Ring
The Shine For Dogs LED Collar uses a plastic buckle that comes in a color that matches the color of the collar. The tri glide is another plastic thing on this collar and is used for adjusting the collar.
Finally, the D Ring is made of metal and is sewn into the collar. It is located between the control box and the buckle and is what you hang the leash to.
Is The Shine For Dogs LED Collar User Friendly?
The only thing you really have to be bothered about on this collar is the control box. And that box is pretty easy to operate. Really!
Also, because of the fiber optics, you don’t have to hold and wield the collar in a certain way in order for somethings to not break. You can basically bend it any which way.
Pros Of The Shine For Dogs LED Collar
1. Fiber Optics
Judging from all we’ve written, you have probably concluded that the fiber optics are indeed a blessing. It allows for the whole collar to be lit up and also allows you to bend the collar any which way without spoiling the collar.
2. The Battery
We like that the battery lasts for a decent period of time. Provided it is properly charged. And we also think that the collar being rechargeable is a plus.
Cons Of The Shine For Dogs LED Collar
For one, the sizing is kinda off. So you have to be careful what you order. However, seeing as this collar is adjustable, you might not have so much of a problem here.
Also, the charging chord is not something that is easily replaceable. The ‘mouth’ that goes into the collar is not a USB mouth. And you know that chords that are not USB chords are not very easy to come by.
Alternative Options To The Shine For Dogs LED Collar
More Affordable Option
The Night Ize Light Up Dog Collar costs way less than our featured collar and is actually a decent collar. It uses one replaceable battery.
And if you really consider all the batteries you’ll have to replace overtime, it might end up not being the more affordable option. Who knows?
Anyway, go check out this review if you are really considering getting this collar.
Replaceable Battery Option
The Great Dealz LED Dog Collar is another collar that isn’t as pricey as our featured product. It uses replaceable batteries. However, the difference between this collar and the collar we previously mentioned is that this one comes with replacement batteries.
That should save you the few bucks of getting immediate replacements. This one actually comes in very small sizes, as small as 5 inches actually. This review will shed more light on this collar.
The Fashion&Cool LED Dog Collar is kinda different from the other collars listed here. First of all, it isn’t made out of nylon, it is made of plastic. The plastic is made out in the shape of a thin bendy plastic tube.
Aside the material, the Fashion&Cool LED Dog Collar doesn’t use your regular buckle (plastic or metal). it makes use of a magnetic clip instead.
Adjusting this collar is also slightly different. You’ll need to cut off the excess or double wrap (for small dogs) to get a perfect fit. You know what? Just go check out this review we’ve written on the Fashion&Cool LED Dog Collar.
Shine For Dogs LED Collar
Night Ize Light Up Dog Collar
Great Dealz LED Dog Collar
Fashion&Cool LED Dog Collar
|Clasp||Plastic buckle||Plastic buckle||Plastic buckle||Magnetic clip|
|Adjustment||Tri glide||Tri glide||Tri glide||Cut to size or double wrap for small dogs|
What People Think About The Shine For Dogs LED Collar
It is safe to say that people are happy with the work this collar does. The sizing does seem to be an issue though. Not a tie breaker, but an issue nonetheless.
Getting the Shine For Dogs LED Collar as a light up collar could be a good idea.