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How to make a lighted dog collar? Answered

The days are getting shorter and my time at the dog park involves some darkness. I don't want to lose my dogs and I don't want the same lighted collar like everyone else purchased. Lighted collars out there are very limited in style AND expensive.

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kiffer360Best Answer (author)2009-11-06

 Electroluminescent wire is probably your best bet. It is waterproof, if done right. however, you need a converter- these are cheap, about six bucks for a small one. there are several instructables on how to solder the EL wire. I am unaware of power draw, so the LED string might be a better bet.

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Astros (author)kiffer3602009-11-08

I like this idea. I know nothing about it so am looking into it. Does seem like a good option.

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seandogue (author)2009-11-04

If you're willing to DIY the collar, how about a EL wire?

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Re-design (author)lemonie2009-11-04

I like that.

Make sure it's waterproof.  You don't want it getting water inside and going off just when you need it most.

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