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SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Safety and Location Light


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Locator Beacon Detail on 1" and 3/4" Collars Locator Beacon Carabiner Clip Detail Locator Beacon Battery Compartment Locator Beacon -- Green Locator Beacon -- White Locator Beacon -- Blue Locator Beacon -- Red Locator Beacon Turned On -- Green Locator Beacon Turned On -- White Locator Beacon Turned On -- Blue Locator Beacon Turned On -- Red Locator Beacon Packaging Detail

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.


  • 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


  • 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

  • SportDOG Locator Beacon Light

    The SportDOG Beacon only slides onto E-collar straps. It will NOT fit a standard dog collar unless you use the included carabiner clip.

    Also note that the 3/4" collar strap adapter comes pre-installed. If you want to use it on a 1" collar strap, just remove the adapter by popping it out of the base.

    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.

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    Customer Reviews

    116 Reviews
    61% (71)
    24% (28)
    10% (12)
    2% (2)
    3% (3)
    95% Recommend this product (110 of 116 responses)
    By Blor
    Apex, NC
    Very nice
    April 14, 2021
    I love it!
    I I'm planning on using the clip & because my dog's collar has a ring on the back, the light will fall onto his back.
    • You can choose type of speed.
    • Batteries included.
    • If you don't have an E-collar, you want to have a collar with ring on the back.
    By Lynn
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Awesome Bright Lights
    January 3, 2021
    I have purchased 4 of these now. The first was amber which lasted several years. This time I ordered green, blue and red. I find the green to be the brightest. The control button on these is much easier to push than the first one purchased years ago.

    I use them daily to keep track of the dogs while out at night. Totally recommend this product

    Lynn P
    • Bright
    • Easy to change modes
    • Doesn't slide onto a collar wider than the e-collar and have to use clip
    By Dane
    Richmond VA
    Great Light
    February 27, 2024
    Great light and really bright. Fit great on my dogs collar. The button is a little tricky to turn on and off but it's not a Beal breaker. The light feels good in the hand and is really well made. I would recommend this light to my dog handling friends for sure.
    • Compact, bright, well made adds some safety to your pet at night.
    • On/off switch a little tricky but not a huge deal
    By James Y.
    Clinton Twp., MI
    Customer Review of Gundog Suply
    January 18, 2024
    I really enjoy doing business with these people. The delivery was thorough, and prompt and the staff has always been friendly, available and supportive whenever I have had questions. I have recommended this business to several of my friends that are hunters or that own sporting dogs.
    • The staff and owner have always been friendly, available and supportive.
    • None
    By Rich
    Farmington, Maine
    Turn on button should be a warning to all prospective buyers. It is counterintuitve and almost impossible to use. You have to hold the light itself firmly in your hand and press with a small firm pointy tool for a long time to even get it to turn on.on
    March 8, 2023
    The on-off button is the size of a fat pinhead. Almost impossible to use.. You need to hold the light firmly and close in hand and have a sharp pointy tool to firmly press the button in for several seconds to even get it to turn on!!! Same deal for turn off...several seconds of depression or it won't turn off.

    I'll bet a lot of these get returned because this thing is one headache after the other even if you can get it to turn on!! And off!! Collar fitment requires the carabiner and loop for all of our collars and we have several.

    This thing is small!! Long neck hair hides the light and only a single strap 3/4 or 1" collar will allow it to fit As another reviewer suggested, just get a bulb with a hook!!!! If I find any real plusses, I'll repost.
    • Might be able to use it on a bike, small dog or cat...if you can get by all of the minuses
    • On-off button from Hell and poor to no proper collar fit. It is Small and difficult to handle esp. the button and battery management. You need to set down at a table to work with this thing and some might need help with the top for battery maintenance.
    • Two of these and $30.
    By Bruce
    Button concern.
    December 13, 2022
    Bought this light to help locate my two black labs at night. Love the light colors and how bright they are. Have some concerns about the on/off button which is hard to locate and difficult to operate. I would recommend this product, but a buyer needs to know the button issues!
    • Very bright light which is easy to see in the distance.
    • Do not like the small on/off button. Very difficult to locate and operate.
    By bob O.
    Baldwinsville NY
    Great product
    November 15, 2022
    Purchased two carabiner style lights from another vendor both of which lasted only days before being lost by both dogs. These lights are very bright and very secure to the e-collar. Took my dog pheasant hunting for a 2 hr hunt in dense cover (eyes and snoutful of abrasions!) and light remains in place. Highly recommend!
    • I put light on bottom of collar so it reflects off of ground as the dog moves about. This seems to be the best placement for visibility. Super bright and I like the intermittent flash. Very secure to e-collar.
    • No cons at all!
    By Gary K.
    Dallas, Texas
    Great Product
    October 20, 2022
    This is my second set of these lights. I currently use them on my three dogs for early morning and evening runs. The first set of beacon lights are over one year old and still have battery life. They are very bright and function as advertised. I use three different colors so I can identify individual dogs. I highly recommend them.
    • Great product!
    • No cons!
    By ms
    Excellent Light -- With Comments
    April 9, 2022
    As the owner of 4 of these lights, these observations and comments are intended to be informative and helpful.

    This light is BRIGHTER and MORE EASILY VISIBLE than any of the other brands I own. In that respect it is truly EXCELLENT. Gaining access to install batteries is easy and convenient (just screw the dome off the light). The unit is well made and sturdy.

    That having been said, there are a couple of things to be aware of:

    1) The attachment sites on the light housing are too narrow to fit on most normal size collars. As Steve clearly points out in his video, one is limited to the E-collar straps (Garmin), which are thinner than normal collars. Also, the E-collar straps do not readily lend themselves to attachment of a brass nameplate.

    Alternative means of attachment: a nylon strap can be affixed to the light housing; then the strap can be attached to the collar ring by a carabiner. (The nylon strap and carabiner are included with the light.) This system works, but direct attachment to the collar is a better option.

    2) The light is turned on-off by a rather small pressure switch that is somewhat recessed in the light housing. The switch is difficult to access and manipulate, particularly in dark or semi-dark conditions.

    These limitations are not disqualifying, but both should be addressed by the manufacturer.
    By Elizabeth W.
    Perfect for Short Days
    January 5, 2022
    Daylight is limited in Michigan during the winter. I can spot my dog quickly as he runs around on our nearby field in the early morning and the late evening.
    • Easy to spot, easy to work.
    By Randy
    December 22, 2021
    Good light.
    • Lasts a long time.
    • Button is kind of hard to push on and off.
    By Jack
    Sierra Vista AZ
    Great Item
    October 23, 2021
    Received and put into service. Will use in S Dakota next week while hunting pheasants with my GSP. Should assist in tracking the dog very well.
    • Easy to put together either clear instructions.
    • Light is bright and visible.
    • None
    By Tim P.
    Suffolk, Va.
    Great safety light
    July 20, 2021
    Well thought out useful item. Love sport dog products, great features include long battery life, solid & blinking settings along with a switch that dog cannot disable while playing. During day I can still locate my pet with flashing mode. people see it & want one where ever I take my pet. Great addition to my sport dog collar.
    • Batteries easy to find & access, will fit multiple size collars, modes allow same color to identify different pets. Fair price
    By Customer
    Collar light
    July 1, 2021
    The light works good and I’d bright. If you have a collar with a Name brass name tag the position of the light is limited. Also if you have a collar with a center ring the location of the light is limited. If you can’t fit the lift on your
    Collar due to a name plate or the thickness of your dog collar, I found the light is a little bulky to hang from the collar ring with the supplied strap
    • Bright
    • Limited fitment
    By Raymond
    Dallas, TX
    great for seeing dogs at night
    June 30, 2021
    great for seeing dogs at night
    • Green lens is bright,
    • red lens is little less bright
    • red lens is little less bright
    • Reducing clip can fall out if not put in place well
    By Greg M.
    Good Locator
    May 13, 2021
    Does not fit on a 2 ply 1 inch collar. Have to use the carbiner carrying device. White light is pretty bright and will work for early morning decoy placement so I know where my dog is. Tough to turn on
    • Bright
    • Tough to turn on and off so the dog will have problems starting it
    • Doesn't slide onto 1 inch 2 play collar
    • Tough to turn on and off, need a pointy object to activate
    • Tough to set up carbiner strap provided
    By Harold B.
    Powhatan, Virginia
    Weight fine. The dog likes it fine.
    April 17, 2021
    It is fine. It is as expected and watched it fine already.
    • It is fine. I find it comes great.
    By Customer
    Sport dog locator light
    March 23, 2021
    This is a very helpful item to know where your dogs are under low light conditions Love it
    By Donna
    Deaf dog
    March 19, 2021
    I have a deaf dog and the light is prefect for helping me keep up with her during night walks. I chose the white light. The claps is very convenient, she even stops at the door and waits very patiently for her light.
    By annie
    Roberts, Montana
    Perfect collar for labs at hunting camp
    December 27, 2020
    know where your dog is easily with this light
    By Patrick
    Rumford, RI
    Good product, difficult to turn on and off
    December 7, 2020
    I use this light regularly with my Brittany. Lasts a long time, waterproof but the on/off button is very small. It also is so slightly raised that it is diffcult to find the correct pressure. I end up taking my glove off and using the point of my keys to switch on/off. Could be a better design.....
    P.S. I am 63 y/o, good eyesight, but not perfect.
    Overall, very satisfied with GDS products and service.
    By John
    Good product
    September 25, 2020
    Very bright, met my expectations. Only complaint is the on/off button. Rather hard to operate. Not a deal breaker for me though.
    • Very Bright
    • Stays on collar
    • Hard to operate the on/off switch
    By Dean
    Great light
    September 16, 2020
    Nice light. Very bright. The only drawback for me is it’s hard to turn on and off, I have to use a pointed instrument to get the button to work, not a deal breaker for me as I carry a pocket knife anyway. Happy with the light.
    By Denis S.
    Review for SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Safety and Location Light
    October 18, 2018
    I just love it - using it often, works great, good battery life. Easy to install and operate. I can see my dog in dark far away. For those who do walk late in dark, specially when there is no light on the street and your dog is darker skin - perfect protection - not just YOU see the dog - but the unexpecting driver does too. Tracking at night in woods another good use. I use 2 on 1 collar at 10 minutes to 2 positions. I also purchased this for friends (also few for breeder of my pudelpointer in Czech republic) - everybody loves it. Great present.
    By JOHN K.
    Review for SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Safety and Location Light
    October 12, 2018

    By Elizabeth W.
    Review for SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Safety and Location Light
    October 12, 2018
    The visibility of the light for tracking the exact location is ideal for early morning , dusk and at night. Our GSP is brown so he is difficult to see. Good safety beacon too. On/off button a bit of challenge. Good product- purchased three.

    By Jeff H.
    Review for SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Safety and Location Light
    October 11, 2018

    As usual, everything from GDS is top of the line. I use this when Jasper(GSP) and I go out just before sunrise so I can keep track of him in low light. Plenty bright and has never failed, even after days of swimming.

    By James E.
    Review for SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Safety and Location Light
    October 23, 2016
    To hard to turn on and off
    By Pamela D.
    Review for SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Safety and Location Light
    October 17, 2016
    Difficult to activate.
    By Chad B.
    Review for SportDOG Locator Beacon Dog Safety and Location Light
    October 16, 2016
    I can see my dog real easy when hunting at night with these lights on his collar.

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