This coming fall, Ruff Wear will be releasing a newly redesigned version of their Beacon Safety Light, a small LED light that clips to your dog’s collar. The Beacon is a daily staple for wintertime in Alaska, since the sun doesn’t come out til after 10am and is gone by 3pm and we live in a town with zero street lights. To let my dog out in the mornings and the evenings, I had been putting a headlamp around his neck so that I could be sure to find him amidst the snowbanks and trees. Then, along came the Ruff Wear Beacon Safety Light.
When I first found Ruff Wear’s Beacon Safety Light I was thrilled- a flashing LED light with multiple flash settings (if you’ve got 3 dogs, there are 3 different flash settings. Bubba can be solid red, Fido flashing red, and the third a strobe setting. You’ll know exactly who is where without actually seeing the hound). Baker, my black lab, never went outside without it on in the early morning and late night hours. However, I ran through several original Beacon lights due to the high-profile nature of the light. The top covering got stuck on branches, in trees or in other dogs mouths, and popped right off. For Fall 2011, Ruff Wear has redesigned the Beacon and has addressed this issue! The newer Beacon is a much lower-profile light, but still features the multiple strobe settings and easy-on clip. The newly redesigned Beacon also features an easy-to-push “on” button and brighter LED lights.
The newly redesigned Beacon Safety Light will be available September 30th, 2011, with an MSRP of $16.95. Be sure to check it out at Ruffwear.com or through any of our retailers.