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Today we are looking at the SportDOG locator beacon lights. These are designed to give your dog some light while he's out running. It's not for him to see, it's for vehicles to be able to see him if he's out. Maybe running across a road is a possibility. It's also designed to help you keep up with him so that you can see them when they're running.

What I like about these lights compared to some of the other lights that are on the market is that they're designed to fit on the collar strap. We've got several other lights that are on the market, and we've got some collars that have lights that are part of the collar. And everything that you've got there is going to be underneath the dog's neck. A lot of times it's going to make it hard to see. It also makes it hard to see if the dog is going away from you.

So what's nice about these is that they go up on top of the dog's neck on the collar strap. It makes it easier to see. We've got five different colors. They come in red, blue, orange, green, and white.

Two different things they do. You have the solid light or you've got the little button here on the front. To change it, you hold it down. It goes to a flashing light. To cut it off, you hold it down again. It's going to come back solid. Keep holding it. When the light cuts off, you are turned off.

I've got one here that's on a strap. They are set up where they can go on a one inch strap or a three-quarter inch strap. You can position it depending on what size dog you have.

I like to run two lights on one strap. So, I've got two lights. We're going to position it on the dog's neck. So now it's on your dog's neck and you've got sort of a Y here. So, depending on which way he's moving, we've got lights.

You can almost treat it like a boat. You know, right side, left side. But, really, it's just giving you visual no matter which direction he's pointed in. and I think that helps.

They are reasonably priced compared to the others. You do not have remote control over them. So you turn them on, they're on. You turn them off, they're off. But for guys that are running at night, or if you are running a dog late in the day and you want to put it on as some added security, they work great for that.

The other thing, too, is that they're not just limited to dogs and collars. They come with a clip. You can attach this clip to them and then you can hang it on yourself if you need to. Some folks have used them on their kids for Halloween, that type of thing.

It's a neat little light. It's got a lot of different uses. We've had really good luck with them.



"I have noticed that the green is brighter than the red or orange."

By: Matt Culbreath From SC

Labs. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. I use the beacon on both dogs. It allows me to see them at night when we are out walking or feeding horses. I have noticed that the green is brighter than the red or orange.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3688
Reviewed: 2013-10-18
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"Great safety at night in case someone gets out in the road or a dog gets injured, you can find them more rapidly."

By: Sally Ann Earl-Costello From ME

Owns 6 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. These are really nifty! They really are waterproof. We have 6 dogs, and when airing at night we can keep track of everybody. We did find each dog needed 2 lights on opposite sides of their collars so you still see the dog no matter the collar's orientation. Depending on what material your collars are made of, they may slide, hence you might what to rivet them in place. In the blink mode, the batteries last an amazingly long time. Only fault is that we found the red, yellow and orange ones are very difficult to turn and off. You twist clockwise to turn on, and vice versa, but the colored domes are VERY tight in these colors, and we've gone through several lights of each color and this seems to be universal, no matter what the source of the light is. Other than helping to keep track of everybody, they are also great safety at night in case someone gets out in the road or a dog gets injured, you can find them more rapidly.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4770
Reviewed: 2013-10-31
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"Best item I ever purchased"

By: Andy Anderson

Family pet. Best item I ever purchased... Never have to look for them on their night run. They stick out like a fire truck!
Have two dogs...use one blue and one orange.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5094
Reviewed: 2013-11-05
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"Was having a hard time seeing my dog when I would let him out at night."

By: Cassie at GDS

Hunts. Family pet. Was having a hard time seeing my dog when I would let him out at night. Got one of the beacon lights, and it works great. I can see him really good now.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 11119
Reviewed: 2014-05-27
"These lights are awesome"

By: LoveTheSouth

2 blk labs and 1 American Rottie. Owns 3 dogs. Family pet. Competes. When I get more money, I will purchase three more. These lights are awesome. It gets so dark here under trees and especially on moonless nights. I will take the advice from the video and purchase two for each dog. Sometimes when the light is on top, the lights will be hidden in their fur or something. These lights are awesome and I can tell my dogs apart in the dark and cars can see them in the street. I prefer to have a light on each side so the light can never be hidden. Well worth the money.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8788
Reviewed: 2014-03-04
"Good design, strong, and easy to use"

By: Roberta Campbell From NY

Family pet. I love this light. It's great outside at night. Good design, strong, and easy to use. I'm happy I bought this. The service was great. Thank you, R. Campbell

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 9047
Reviewed: 2014-03-13
"Great product"

By: Robin Curtisfrom TN

Cur/Feist. Hunts. Great product.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 9629
Reviewed: 2014-04-02
"Light works great"

By: Ryan Leclair From PE

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Light works great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10603
Reviewed: 2014-05-07
"It's great!"

By: Margaret Schuh From WI

Family pet. Our Teddy Bear doesn't know he's not a hunter. We live on an acre that has a field behind it, and he loves "hunting" squirrels, rabbits, etc. So at night this makes it very easy for us to see exactly where he's "wondered" off to. It's great!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10475
Reviewed: 2014-05-05
"Awesome stuff"

By: Justin Sampere From NC

Hunts. Awesome stuff.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12644
Reviewed: 2014-08-06
"this helps me keep her in sight when it's dark"

By: Anne Larsen From NV

Family pet. I run trail with my pup, and this helps me keep her in sight when it's dark.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13558
Reviewed: 2014-09-08
"Makes it easier to tell where dogs are while hunting"

By: Gary Warner From LA

Bluetick. Hunts. I have one for all my dogs. Makes it easier to tell where dogs are while hunting.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13011
Reviewed: 2014-08-21
"Good product"

By: Annie-Pier Bouchard-Bernard From QC

Competes. Good product. Easy to use. Thanks!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12937
Reviewed: 2014-08-18
"Works well and I have a black lab that cannot be seen in the dark. I will order more."

By: James Moore From

Owns 11 dogs. Hunts. Works well and I have a black lab that cannot be seen in the dark. I will order more.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14604
Reviewed: 2014-10-17
"Great light"

By: Lane Dawson From TX

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Great light. Kids do have a difficult time of turning it on and off. Not sure if that is a pro or con. If it were easier, the Lab would probably be turning it on and off. I don't think I would want it made differently. 5 stars.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14552
Reviewed: 2014-10-16
"Great product and fast shipping from GDS."

By: Shuck From CT

Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Bought the blue and green ones. They are very bright! Perfect at night. I could turn it on and off with my fingernail. Not sure what others are complaining about having to use a sharp instrument. Great product and fast shipping from GDS.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14317
Reviewed: 2014-10-07
"Works very well!"

By: Angela Hicks From GA

Labrador Retriever. Owns 112 dogs. Competes. Works very well!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14271
Reviewed: 2014-10-05
"The beacon works great"

By: Chris

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. The beacon works great. You can see what your dog is doing without turning your light on.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14198
Reviewed: 2014-10-02
"Very happy with my purchase"

By: From CA

Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. I have purchased a lot of dog collar lights, and these are by far the highest quality and very visible in the dark! Proven to be waterproof and very affordable price. Very happy with my purchase.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13980
Reviewed: 2014-09-23
"Works as advertised"

By: Ben Stewart From TX

Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Works as advertised.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13867
Reviewed: 2014-09-19
"Great product"

By: SR Mickle From NC

Hunts. Family pet. Great product.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14738
Reviewed: 2014-10-21
"Definitely bright enough"

By: David

Works well, but only had it a few months. Definitely bright enough. I use 2 on the collar.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3804
Reviewed: 2013-10-18
"This thing is very bright and easy to see."

By: Steve DeVries From WY

Labs. Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. This thing is very bright and easy to see.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4081
Reviewed: 2013-10-21
"Excellent for early morning outings and staying out later."

By: Swagger

Hunts. Family pet. This light is so bright!

Excellent for early morning outings and staying out later.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4005
Reviewed: 2013-10-19
"I would have to see it in orange"

By: Dave Pethick From ON

D. Drathaar. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. I would have to see it in orange

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4333
Reviewed: 2013-10-24
"This is very bright"

By: Richard Stayman From WV

Family pet. We live the country with low ambient light. This is very bright. I bought three of them to go around his collar. We walk at night leash free, and I can see him 50 yards in any direction. If you buy this light, get different colors, that way you can tell which way the dog is moving.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7080
Reviewed: 2014-01-05
Customer Review #14246

By: From

Family pet. I purchased two lights, one white and one blue. The white light is very bright, and when it's placed on the back of the collar can be blinding to the person walking the pet. I flipped it under so its under the chin of the my dog. It doesn't seem to bother my dog, and it does light up what is in front of him since I do let him off leash at night. I use the blue one with the anywhere clip and clip it to my belt loop or jacket so that I am more visible as well.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14246
Reviewed: 2014-10-04
"No losing site of your dog in the dark when this light is on."

By: KEITH WARNERfrom ON

Hunts. Only problem I have with this product is the way it has to be turned off and on, or changed from flashing to solid. Not to easy. Other than that it does it's job as intended. No losing site of your dog in the dark when this light is on. Great for my GSP as I let him out of his kennel to run the yard (which is very large) before work, and one look out the window and there is no wondering where he went.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4695
Reviewed: 2013-10-31
"I have an older one I like better"

By: Robert Tozier From MA

Hunts. I have an older one I like better. The new one needs something pointed to operate. The old one you just turn to operate.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4898
Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"The lights are highly visible and very helpful in showing us (and others) where the dogs are when working"

By: Kim In CNY

Owns 114 dogs. Family pet. We have working border collies (and a flock of about 200 sheep). The lights are highly visible and very helpful in showing us (and others) where the dogs are when working at night/dusk/dawn. However, the on/off button is very difficult to use, and we find ourselves needing to remove the collar to adjust the light. This is exactly the type of product we need, but it would be even better if the button is revised in a future model.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13550
Reviewed: 2014-09-08
"Awesome"

By: Matthew Soltani From PA

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. I ordered 4 lights. The 3 that work are awesome, but the 4th light never worked from the time I took it out of the package. I tried new batteries, and still had no luck with it. A new one is supposed to be on its way to me now, so hopefully it works!

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6275
Reviewed: 2013-12-06
"This light is extremely bright, and I can keep my eye on him at all times"

By: Paul Agli From NY

My dog likes to roam in the woods at night smelling tracks. This light is extremely bright, and I can keep my eye on him at all times. The only downside is the clip that attaches to the bottom. It's not very secure, and he lost it on day one. I had it turned off "too bad". If it was on, I'm sure I would have found it. If the clip was better, I would have given it five stars.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10672
Reviewed: 2014-05-08
"Overall a great product!"

By: Brennon Wilson From VA

Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. The locator beacon is a great product for helping to track your dog at night or low light conditions. I would highly recommend this product to anyone training dogs at night, or if you want to keep track of your pet when it goes out at night. My only complaint with the product is that it is a little hard to turn off. The small on/off button is not easy to use, especially in wet conditions. Overall a great product! I would recommend the green, red, blue or white lights to anyone that is buying one of these products. The amber/yellow light is not as bright as the other models.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6435
Reviewed: 2013-12-12
"Light is great, very bright, waterproof, durable."

By: Scott Jurk From WI

Hunts. Family pet. Light is great, very bright, waterproof, durable. Does not fit on large (thick) dog collar, so need to use the included strap. Still okay, but would be better if it fit on the collar. Switch is a bit difficult to use (push button very small). Need to use an object to push it and hold it in. However, this keeps it from being turned off accidentally. Would buy again. Good value for the price, and the best I've seen.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6422
Reviewed: 2013-12-12
"Very difficult to turn on/off"

By: Richard Harringtonfrom NC

Very difficult to turn on/off.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5955
Reviewed: 2013-12-01
"it is good light."

By: Kirk Thomson

Family pet. The switch to turn it on/off is way too small.... Otherwise it is good light.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5809
Reviewed: 2013-11-26
Customer Review #7133

By: Edward Glover From ME

Hunts. Family pet. Beacon does not fit on a thick leather collar, so you have to use a thin nylon or rubber collar. The on button guarded from being accidentally shut off which is good, but almost too good. You have to use a pointy implement to activate, then go through cycles to turn the device off, cumbersome. Lights up well though, we'll see how well it lasts.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7133
Reviewed: 2014-01-06
"I much prefer the Tracker flash-light, as it's a more simplistic design."

By: Brian Morganfrom TX

Owns 4 dogs. It works, but the button to operate its various functions is small & a pain to use. Especially when on the dog. I much prefer the Tracker flash-light, as it's a more simplistic design, quick and easy to use (even with gloves on).

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4618
Reviewed: 2013-10-31
Customer Review #14269

By: Norman Davenport From TX

Hard to put on collar... Will use zip ties.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14269
Reviewed: 2014-10-05
Customer Review #8915

By: Keith Strausbaugh From WV

The old versions, as far as mounting, were better. Could not slide onto collar as the width of the opening is too small. Would only work with very thin collars. Have to hang on collar, so most likely will be lost at some point. Older versions could easily fit your collars we buy. Disappointed in that the light is nice and bright, but the on-off button is very hard to use.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8915
Reviewed: 2014-03-09
Customer Review #7759

By: Mick

Labrador. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. I think GunDogSupply.com should have told customers that this light is not compatible with the K-9 Komfort TufFlex Collar. The slots in this light are too narrow for the thickness of the K-9 Komfort TufFlex Collar. The reason I gave this light a bad review is because 1. the light didn't work out of the box (-1) and 2. when I called customer support at SportDOG, they really couldn't care less (-2). That is why it got a bad rating.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7759
Reviewed: 2014-01-28
Customer Review #6546

By: Robin From LA

Owns 2 dogs. On/off switch is impossible to use. Fortunately, the Ruffwear beacon Steve sells on the site is a great product, and was replaced by him after I wrote concerning my disappointment with this product.

Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6546
Reviewed: 2013-12-19
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    Slides onto E-collar straps only. The included carabiner clip is required to attach to standard dog collars.

    The SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Tracking Light comes with the 3/4" collar strap adapter pre-installed. If you want to use it on a 1" collar strap, just remove the adapter by popping it out of the base.


    Features:

  • Bright, long range light
  • Changes from solid to blinking with the press of a button
  • 250 hours of battery life
  • Uses two replaceable CR2032 batteries (included)
  • Fits both 3/4" and 1" collar straps
  • Waterproof and submersible
  • Includes carabiner clip for attachment almost anywhere

    Instructions:

  • To power on, press and hold the on/off button for 2 seconds
  • Press and hold the on/off button again for 2 seconds to change between solid and blinking mode
  • To power off, press and hold the on/off button for 6 seconds (if the button is released prior to 6 seconds it will cycle to either blinking or solid mode)

    Battery Replacement:

  • Open the Locator Beacon by rotating the lens 45 degrees according to the "OPEN" arrow
  • Install two CR2032 lithium batteries so that the positive indicator on each battery matches the positive indicator on the Locator Beacon base
  • To close, insert the lens so it is flush in the base then push down and twist 45 degrees according to the "CLOSE" arrow on the base

    Attaching the Carabiner Clip:

  • With the collar strap adapter removed from the base, feed the lanyard through the base
  • Insert the collar strap adapter through the lanyard
  • Firmly press the collar strap adapter into the base of the Locator Beacon


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