Transcript from Steve's Video:
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.