The 8 Best LED Dog Collars Australia: Tested & Evaluated 2023
There’s one thing no pooch will ever say no to. Walks. The sound of picking up the leash will wake your dog up, even if sound asleep. To our canine companions, the time of the day doesn’t matter.
However, walking in a low light environment, like during night time or early morning fog, can be dangerous (1).
Cars and motorcycles have lower visibility and might not see you until they come really close. If your dog is off leash, that’s even more of a problem. It’s better safe than sorry, and that’s where a LED dog collar comes in handy.
In this article, we’ll help you find the best collar for your pooch.
Quick Picks - The Top 3
Our Number 1 Pick -
Safety LED Light for Dog Collar or Harness
- Omnidirectional light makes the dog visible from all sides
- Three light modes
- Waterproof for up to three hours
Runner Up -
Illumiseen LED Dog Collar
- Fast recharge time
- Visibility for up to 550 metres
- Lifetime warranty on factory defects
Third Choice -
ULwysd Silicon LED Dog Collar Light
- Packaging comes with three different coloured clips for multiple dogs
- Long battery time
- Very affordable
- 100% quality warranty and 30 day money back guarantee
Australia's Best LDD Dog Collars Reviewed
We’ve covered some features you should keep in mind when searching for the best LED collar for your pooch. You probably now have a general idea of what you want in such a collar, and here are our top choices amongst which you’ll probably find the right one for your dog and your low light adventures.
What sets this product apart from the rest?
Some pooches simply don’t like when you mess with their collars. If that’s the case with your canine companion, a simple LED light clip is a better option. This one from Dog Nation is perfect for dogs of all sizes. It’s lightweight, durable and has different modes available.
This brand is top on our list because compared to the second option, Illumiseen, it has a waterproof feature that can last for up to three hours which is great for rainy days and if you and your dogs are outdoors.
The main issue with most LED light clips is that they emit light only in one direction, which is usually in front of the dog. This means that when you’re facing your dog from behind, you can’t see the light. Well, that’s not the case with this clip. Its shape makes the light omnidirectional, so you’re able to see your dog in the dark from all sides.
The clip features three modes. You can choose from slow or fast flashing, or you can keep the light on and static. The light runs on two CR 2032 batteries, and its operating time is up to 100 hours. When the batteries run out, they’re easily replaced by twisting the backside cover off.
There are four colours to choose from: white, blue, green and red. The light is bright enough to be visible in different weather conditions. You can also see your pooch when taking a night swim. The clip can withstand being in the water for up to three hours.
The good thing about this brand is the omnidirectional light that you can see from various sides, which is excellent if you are outdoors and during nighttime.
Also, the light modes can help us set the light according to our preferences. The modes allow us to easily see our dogs wherever they are.
Lots of people walk their pooches at night. Some people do it because their working hours don’t allow them otherwise. Other people own long-haired canine companions who, during warmer months, can’t stand the heat during the day. The rest simply enjoy night walks as part of their routine. No matter what’s your case, your dog should wear a light up dog collar for extra protection during those walks.
Illumiseen is a brand known for LED dog products. Their LED dog collars come in sizes ranging from XXS to XL and are worn by pooches all around the world. There are also six colours to choose from, so you can find the one complimenting the colour of your leash. This flashing dog collar has a D-ring so it can replace the one your pooch is currently wearing.
Unlike the previous brand, this dog collar has a lifetime warranty, so you can be confident about using their products and have a replacement when something goes wrong with it, which is great if you want to try their product for the first time.
The Illumiseen LED Dog Collar being tested by our independent expert team.
You can set the light to slow flashing, rapid flashing and steady mode. The light runs on a USB rechargeable battery and lasts for about five hours. It has a fast, one-hour recharge time and the cable is included with the purchase.
Illumiseen offers a lifetime guarantee on their products. This means that if you get a collar with a factory defect, they’ll replace it free of charge.
What we certainly like about this dog collar is its visibility for as far as 550 metres which is great for dogs who love to wander around and run all over the place.
Also, it takes a short time to recharge so you can just use it again after an hour.
LED lights are useful even within your own property. No matter how illuminated your backyard is, some pooches are like ninjas in training. In this case, it’s great having a lightweight LED light attached to them so you know what they’re doing at all times. This 3-pack from ULwysd is perfect for such situations.
The first thing you notice about these LED clips is that they’re small and lightweight. Even the tiniest of pooches won’t feel wearing this on their necks. The shell is made of food-grade silicone which is durable and water resistant. Your pooch can go swimming while wearing the clip. The attachment clasp is big enough to go around a collar no wider than 3 cm. This is great for small dogs, but most large pooches have wider collars.
Compared to Illumiseen, which only lasts for five hours, ULwysd's battery life lasts for more than two days. This is great, especially if you are in an area where there is no electricity available to charge your batteries.
The ULwysd Silicon LED Dog Collar Light being tested by our independent expert team.
You get three clips, each in different colours: red, blue and green. They feature fast and slow flashing, as well as a steady light mode. Your canine friend can be visible for up to 800 metres. The light runs on a replaceable CR 2032 battery, which lasts for 60 hours in steady mode or about 200 hours in slow flashing mode. Each clip comes with a battery included, as well as a replaceable battery. There’s also a 100% quality warranty and 30 day money back offer if you’re unhappy with your purchase.
We chose this as our third option because of its long battery time and visible distance. We like how you can still see your dog up to 800 metres, so you always know where they are when you are outdoors.
If you’re looking for a sturdy nylon dog collar that comes in more than just primary colours, then this LED dog collar from Blazin’ might be just what you’re looking for. From purple or pink to orange and black, there’s surely a colour that will look lovely on your canine companion.
The collar comes in four sizes that cover the neck girth between 8 cm and 70 cm. If your dog is between two sizes, don’t worry. Size range options overlap and they give you enough leeway so both smaller and a larger option will suit your pooch. Unlike most cheap collars, this one from Blazin’ features a LED strip that goes along the entire length of the collar. This means that your dog is visible from all sides. When it comes to distance, you can see your dog even when you’re 350 metres away.
This feature of being visible from all sides is what makes this dog collar better than the ULwysd Silicon LED Dog Collar Light, which can be difficult to see when you are facing your dog from behind.
The Blazin' Safety Led Dog Collar being tested by our independent expert team.
The collar runs on a lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 8 hours. This makes it a great option for tracking down your pooch when camping together. The battery recharges with a micro-USB cable that comes included with the purchase. There are three lighting modes to choose from: on, strobe and blinking.
What if you don’t end up liking this collar? Well, Blazin’ offers a 100% lifetime guarantee. If you’re by any chance dissatisfied with the product, you get your money back, no questions asked.
We certainly love their lifetime warranty because it allows us to test the product according to our needs and discover if it is something our dogs would like and feels comfortable wearing.
In general, LED dog collars cost almost as much as a regular collar. And if you’re a proud pet parent of several pooches, gearing them up might be pretty costly. Luckily, there are a couple of budget-friendly options on the market. One of them is this LED collar from VIZPET.
This collar comes in three sizes. The smallest is suitable for pooches with a neck girth over 22 cm, while the largest goes up to 58 cm. The collar has an adjustable buckle, so you can assure it fits your pooch tightly. It features a clip buckle made of ABS, which is the same plastic LEGO toys are made of. It doesn’t get any more durable than that. The collar also has a ring hoop where you can attach the leash to.
Different from the mentioned dog collars, this costs way less, but this price does not mean that the quality of the product is compromised because it still has the features of the previous collars on this list.
The VIZPET USB Rechargeable Led Dog Collar being tested by our independent expert team.
Just like most other LED collars, this one features three modes. It runs on a rechargeable battery and running life depends on the selected mode. When set on the slow flash, it can last up to 12 hours, while on the steady glow, it lights up to three hours. It takes two hours to fully recharge, which is done by a micro-USB cable that’s included with the purchase. The collar is covered with a 100% satisfaction and 60 days guarantee.
The best thing about this brand is its affordability, so we recommend this to those who want to buy a led dog collar for their canine companion at a budget-friendly price.
With dog collars that run on a primary battery, it’s easy to lose the track of time for how long it’s been running. They usually die somewhere during the walk, which can be annoying, to say the least. Rechargeable collars, on another note, need to be charged every day, at least once. That is unless you own this collar from Masbrill.
The first thing that stands out about this collar is the running time. When fully recharged, a 230mAh lithium-ion battery will light for about 10 to 15 hours, depending on the illuminating mode. With one click of a button, you can switch between three modes: steady, slow and fast flash.
The MASBRILL LED Dog Collar being tested by our independent expert team.
The collar is made of breathable polyester webbing and features a flat TPU optical fibre inside. This makes your pooch visible even during foggy weather. The collar is 100% waterproof, and the D-ring is rust-proof, so your dog can safely swim while wearing it. There are five sizes to choose from, but with an adjustable buckle, you can make it fit your dog like a glove. The collar comes in blue, green, red and orange colour.
Most LED dog collars on the market are supposed to replace your dog’s standard collar during the night. But what if your dog doesn’t like how they feel on the neck? Or if your pooch simply prefers a harness? In such a case, a simple glow stick collar might be a better option.
This collar from BSeen is a great option for dogs of all ages and sizes. It has a circular tube that is 70 cm long and can be cut to any length with a pair of scissors. That means there’s no excess material flapping around your pooch’s neck. There’s plenty of colour options to choose from, and the collar can be set to blinking or steady illumination. Like a true rave-party-loving pooch, your dog will be noticeable at all times during your night walks. The battery is rechargeable with a standard mini-B cord. A single charge holds the battery for up to 7 hours.
The one size fits all feature of this collar makes it our top seven among the best LED dog collars in Australia because, unlike its competitors, you don't have to worry about the size since this can be used for all dog breeds.
The BSeen LED Dog Collar being tested by our independent expert team.
The tube shape of the collar makes it a great option for double-coated canines. Unlike flat collars, this one won’t matt the fur. And you don’t have to worry about long hair covering the collar, as the light is strong enough to be seen through even the thickest of furs.
We recommend this if you have a double-coated furry companion. Wearing this will avoid any matt and keep them comfortable even if they wear it for long hours.
Also, if you find it difficult for small dogs to be visible, you can wrap them twice to have more light on them, making it easier for you to see them.
If a LED dog collar is supposed to replace your pooch’s everyday collar, you might as well make it fashionable, right? Most of the LED collars on the market look pretty simple during the day, like a simple single-coloured nylon collar with a basic clip buckle. But if you want to step up your dog’s game, this collar from Pet Industries might be just what you’re looking for.
This collar is made from PetDURA, which is a nylon fabric with high wear and tear resistance. This type of nylon also dries down way faster than a regular one. Both D-ring and buckle are made of electroplated steel, which means they’re heavy-duty and corrosion resistant. Fibre strips make your pooch visible from all angles, and the wiring is well insulated so the collar can be worn in all weather conditions.
Compared to all of the mentioned dog collars, where there is no indicator if the battery is full when charging, this one has smart charge technology to know if you can use the collar again.
The collar runs on a rechargeable battery, and it comes with a quick-charge cable that does the job in one hour. When fully charged, the battery lasts up to 8 hours. The collar comes in four sizes, ranging from 25 cm to 60 cm neck girth. When it comes to colour options, you can either pick one of six vivid colours, or go for a black collar with rainbow LED lights.
We love the colour options of this brand, especially the rainbow option. The previous options only offer single-coloured dog collars, but if you want something unique, we recommend getting this one for your pet, especially if you can afford it.
How I Pick The Right LED Collar
In general, the best LED collar should have the same benefits as the best dog collars in general. That means that your choice can’t be based on looks alone. That’s why we’ve taken different features into consideration when narrowing down our list. When searching for the best glow in the dark collar in Australia, here are a few things you should consider.
"Although there are no official statistics about the number of dogs hit by cars per year, some sites have accounted for more than one million dogs a year struck and killed each year on our roadways (…) You can reduce the risk of serious injury and death by making it easier for drivers to see you and your dog." - Jason Nicholas, BVetMed for Preventive Vet
Most LED collars found on the market are made of nylon. It’s a sturdy and weather resistant material, plus it’s affordable. In most cases, your dog will only wear this during night walks, so there’s no real reason to buy an overpriced collar if a cheaper one will do the job just as well.
There are also collars made of glow sticks like those used for party decorations and dance clubs. These can’t be used as a collar on their own but are a great option if your dog wears a harness when on walks.
Finally, there are LED clips that are supposed to be attached to a collar. If you simply love your pooch’s leather collar, there’s no reason to take it off or go out and buy a new collar just for night walks. Just attach the clip, and you’ll see your dog glowing in the dark. Certain breeds should wear harnesses instead of a collar, and these clips can be attached to them too (3). These, however, rarely give 360 degrees of visibility.
Most LED collars come with a clip buckle. This can be either plastic or metal. While plastic buckles are usually sturdy, they might not withstand pulling. This is especially true if your pooch is a large breed. In such a case, a metal buckle might be a better option.
LED collars run on batteries. There are two options: a primary and a rechargeable battery. Collars that run on a primary battery will hold the charge for up to 200 days. However, you need to buy a replacement once it dies. On the other hand, a rechargeable battery usually lasts between 5 to 8 hours, which means it has to be charged every day.
A fluorescent yellow/green is the most common colour choice, but LED dog collars also come in a variety of vivid colours, like orange, blue, pink, white or purple. You’re probably tempted to buy the collar in a colour you like, but there’s one thing to keep in mind. In very low visibility, like during the fog, green and yellow are the most noticeable. Warm colours, like orange or purple, are less apparent (4).
Most LED collars have several light modes. Besides the steady mode, you can opt for slow or rapid flashing. When it comes to noticeability, there isn’t much difference between the three. So go for the mode you like.
The vast majority of LED dog collars on the market are made of nylon, which is a water resistant material. Since the fibres are tightly woven, the water doesn’t easily pass through. That means a little bit of rain won’t get the collar wet, but swimming will. However, nylon dries down rather fast and doesn’t get very worn out even when wet on a regular basis.
However, when it comes to LED lights inside the collar, these aren’t always so forgiving when wet. If you live in a humid area or if you take your dog swimming at night, make sure to find a waterproof collar.
My Final Say
LED dog collars are an irreplaceable tool for keeping a close eye on your canine companion wiggling around in the dark, whether it's your backyard or a camping site. Our top pick and personal favourite, Dog Nation's safety LED light, is great for dogs of all ages and sizes. It's attached to a collar or a harness, and the light is omnidirectional, so we can see our dog even from behind. It runs on button batteries that run for up to 100 hours.
Our second choice is the collar from Illumiseen. It comes in a variety of sizes and colours, and it runs on a fast-charging battery. We recommend this because we can see our dog wearing this collar from up to 550 metres of distance. Other picks on our list are also great, and you can't go wrong with any of them.
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This depends on the collar’s design. A vast majority of LED dog collars are made to be worn as a regular collar, too. They have a D-ring for leash attachment and can be adjusted to fit the neck perfectly. However, should it be worn as an everyday collar depends on your dog. Some LED collars are simply not sturdy enough to withstand strong pulling, so they shouldn’t be worn as such. Finally, to prolong the battery life, turn the LED light off during the daytime.
There are several reasons for using a LED dog collar, the most important one being security. If you walk your dog at night, this collar makes both you and your dog visible to traffic participants, from bicyclists to car drivers.
Reflective collars are great but limited. You need a light source pointing towards your dog to be seen. LED collar, on another hand, glows on its own and is visible without other light sources around, like in forests.
Before trying to wash a LED collar, check the instructions to see if it’s waterproof. If it is, it can be hand washed. If not, you can try to spot clean the dirt with a damp towel. A LED collar should never be washed in the washing machine.
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- Nicolas, J. September 22, 2017. "Light and Leashes for Dogs Walking at Night". Preventive Vet. Retrieved May 23, 2023. https://www.preventivevet.com/dogs/lights-for-dogs-at-night-and-how-to-safely-walk-your-dog-in-the-dark
- Coates, J. March 04, 2019. “Why Flat-Faced Breeds Need Dog Harnesses Instead of Collars”. PetMD. Retrieved May 23, 2023. https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/why-flat-faced-breeds-need-dog-harnesses-instead-collars
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