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Poochlights have been selling in more than 40 countries for the past
18 months, with sizes for dogs from your extra-small canine pals (
featuring single-strip lighting) to your larger breeds, such as the burly
and handsome “Buddy” you see in the photo.
TAIL LIGHTS were born as the positive outcome after a car collision with one of owner Sami Gros’s horses during an evening ride.
The currently available Tail Lights Pro product features 250 individual LEDs on six strands with programmable decorative color
schemes such as RWB (Patriotic), RG (Christmas), and BW (
Winter) as well as important safety features such as “flashing hazards”
and “directional” indicators, just like those easily recognized on
vehicles. Because the
lithium-ion rechargeable battery is necessarily large to distribute the amount of
power needed for multiple brightness and operation modes (flashing, emergency strobing,
and steady-state illumination), this equestrian safety device comes
equipped with an AC charger that can also be used with an adapter
to be charged within vehicles and horse trailers. Full battery charge
can be achieved in about 6 hours. But battery life can be as long as
200 hours depending on the brightness settings and whether flashing modes are being used. A testimonial from a Nova Scotia-based
Mounted Patrol user indicates that the weatherproofing stands up
to a coastal climate and the LEDs maintain their brightness through
several shifts. The Pro model is currently undergoing CSA certification. Now, while this particular product is geared toward professionals, it is certainly available to consumers who make the investment
in safety for their animals. And Gros has a smaller wireless product
that will include both a front and rear light, the Tail Lights Rider
System, under development now and expects it to be commercially
available at a lower price point. Tail Lights Pro are manufactured
and assembled in the US.
Of course, this is just a sampling of what’s available for LED-based gadgets and goodies to light up the holiday season. Keep
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