What Is the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover? How Does It Work?
Made with your four-legged bestie’s safety in mind, the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover is exactly what it sounds like—a flexible cover designed to fit easily over dogs’ collars, featuring bright LED lighting that keeps dogs fully visible and safe when out walking or playing at night. With this illuminated design by Nite Ize, enabling dog owners to keep eyes on their dogs up to 1,000 feet away, those with night-loving pups never have to fear losing sight of their beloved fur baby in the dark again!
Founded in 1989, Nite Ize has been on a mission for over 30 years to “design and manufacture inventor-driven products that organize your life, protect your gear, light your way, and creatively solve your everyday problems”. Nite Ize carries a variety of products and gear that fit just about every need there is—ranging from home projects and organization, travel, hunting/fishing, fitness, electronics, and pets. Their Illumination series features products like utility lights, LED glow sticks, and even light-up gear for both humans and pets alike.
Nite Ize’s NiteDog® Collar Cover is made of a flexible and durable plastic urethane material that easily fits over most collars up to one inch wide, and secures safely using two micro hook-and-loop velcro tabs. The energy-efficient LED settings alternate between two modes: a constant glow and short, quick flashes—giving owners the option to choose what fits their dog best at night. Even when not lit up, the collar cover sports a decorative paw print pattern with passive reflectivity that provides visibility at all hours of the day, from dusk to dawn. It comes available in two colors: gray and pink.
The NiteDog® LED Collar Cover makes nighttime play time better for everyone—providing peace of mind for dog owners, and increased safety and freedom for their playful pups!
NiteDog® LED Collar Cover – A Quick Look
NiteDog LED Collar Cover – Pricing
The NiteDog® LED Collar Cover from Nite Ize is reasonably priced at only $12.99 USD on their website.
Note: Free shipping is available for any orders above $15, so adding in another item or two for your fur baby(s) would not only make them happy, but also help save you on an $8 shipping fee.
Nite Ize LED Collar Cover Contents
Overall, the quality of the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover is solid. It is made from a durable thermal plastic urethane material that’s also flexible and fits around any collar up to one inch wide. It secures easily around the collar with two hook-and-loop fasteners lined with velcro, to ensure it stays put no matter how rough and tough your pup likes to play. It is also water-resistant, making rain and harsh weather conditions a non issue.
For these reasons, it scored a 5 out of 5 stars for quality.
One thing I would’ve liked to see is a bigger variety to choose from. There are only two colors available for the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover—gray and pink—which doesn’t give dog owners much to choose from.
It also only fits over collars up to one inch wide, and flat collars only. While this may not be an issue for most dog owners, more variety of options to fit over other types of collars—such as prong collars, chain-style training collars, or heavy-duty collars that are wider/thicker than average flat collars (such as military or tactical collars)—would make this product appeal to more dog parents who want to keep their dogs safe and seen for nighttime walks and/or play.
For these reasons, the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover scored a 3 out of 5 stars for variety.
Ease of Use
The NiteDog® LED Collar Cover by Nite Ize is an innovative product that is well designed and easy to use. It’s pretty straightforward and easy to put on. Once it’s secured on the dog’s collar, all that’s needed is a push of the button to choose between glow or flash mode when in use, as well as to turn it off.
For these reasons, it scored a 5 out of 5 stars for its ease of use.
Is Nite Ize’s NiteDog® LED Collar Cover a Good Value?
Yes, the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover is a great value for any dog owners wishing to keep their pups safe and fully visible at night. Not only does it provide peace of mind for dog owners, it allows dogs some added freedom to romp around in the dark—likely for longer than they would’ve without it. It also keeps dogs visible at night when on walks, letting drivers, cyclists, and even other pedestrians see them from afar—giving both dog owners and their canine companions some added comfort when out on their evening strolls.
For all the value it provides customers and their furry besties, the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover by Nite Ize scores a 5 out of 5 for value.
How good is the warranty for this product?
Nite Ize’s Worry Free Guarantee gives customers as long as two years to report back if they aren’t satisfied with a product purchased directly from them or from one of their authorized resellers. This also applies to any products that have stopped working within the first two years since purchase. With their Worry Free Guarantee, customers can request a repair, replacement, or refund for the product in question.
How durable is the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover?
The NiteDog® LED Collar Cover is made with a thermoplastic urethane material that is durable yet lightweight and flexible for an easy fit over most flat collars. It is weather-resistant and comes equipped with a long-lasting replaceable battery.
How long does the battery last?
Included with the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover is one replaceable 2023 3V lithium battery. It can last for up to 75 hours when using the glow mode of the collar, and up to 100 hours when using the flash mode. The battery is easy to find and replace once it runs out.
Our Experience With the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover
Using NiteDog® LED Collar Cover for our evening walks has been a joy for both me and Coco, my 5-year old Chihuahua-Terrier mix. Going out for a walk or to the park to let her run around after a long work day is a necessary part of both of our days—for me to blow some steam, and for her to run off some pent up energy.
With the LED Collar Cover, I can rest assured that Coco is always still in sight, as she does get overly excited sometimes and runs off (much to my dismay!). Keeping my eyes on a red glowing light zipping around is a lot easier than straining to keep my eyes on her tiny black self in the dark. She gets to enjoy more freedom to roam, while I get to enjoy the peace of mind that she is always safely within my line of vision. In that regard, it has been a definite win-win situation for us both.
We’ve gone out a few times lately in the rain and the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover has proven its weather-resistance, as it continues to work just fine and seems to be unaffected by getting wet. We plan to take Coco on a snow trip soon, so it’s great to know it will likely stand the test against frigid temperatures and exposure to snow. How Coco will do with that is a different story!
All in all, I would highly recommend the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover to any dog owners who want some extra comfort and peace of mind when taking their dogs out at night—something you can’t put a price on, but that is of especially great value at such an affordable price. Best of all, canine companions everywhere will rejoice at the increased freedom they get for nighttime playtime—while being kept safe and seen.
The NiteDog® LED Collar Cover is an innovative product from Nite Ize’s ‘Illumination’ line. Built for durability, it is water-resistant, sturdy yet flexible, and battery-operated for long-lasting use. Dog parents can choose between two energy-efficient LED settings—a constant glow and quick flashes—for illumination at night, while a passive-reflexive (and cute!) paw print pattern provides visibility during the day as well.
With the NiteDog® LED Collar Cover, nighttime play time is made better for everyone—bringing peace of mind for dog parents, and increased safety and freedom for their playful pups!
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