Tragically, many beloved pets get killed on the roads because they can’t be seen. Jackie Simoni is helping to stop that through her new invention that can keep dogs safe after dark.
Simoni invented PupLight six years ago. It is a light that can be hooked to a dog’s collar. She came up with the idea one night while trying to handle a leash, flashlight, poop bags and animal repellant all at once while walking with her golden retriever who weighs 90 lbs.
After 15 tries, she got it right and the lights are now sold online for about $20. The lights have even been used by the Secret Service for the past two years. They use them in the departments that use dogs and they can now order PupLights through the government store called the GSA.
Other people that may end up using them in the government include: the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with its canine search and rescue corps; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for airport detection and narcotics canines; and Customs and Border Patrol for dogs that search for narcotics or find themselves in dark border tunnels.
PupLight was recently was chosen by the Edison Nation product search competition as tops out of more than 1,000 products.
PupLight was the highest rated dog light product tested by Whole Dog Journal. All the testers wanted to keep the light after testing it out.
The new light is doing more than keeping dogs safe, there is now one for people too and it is called NekLight.