Winter months bring cold weather along with shorter days and earlier sunsets. While this causes me to want to hide in my house under a gigantic blanket, it does not stop my Dad and my 13 year old Cockapoo Toby from going on long walks in the cold after dark.
Recently I was driving home at night and I realized how dark our neighborhood truly is. There are no street lights and cars like to speed up and down the curved roads. While my dad wears a reflective vest so he can be easily spotted by cars, I worry about Toby getting hit as he is not as visible. I made this dog leash as a gift for my Dad to help Toby stay safer on their walks.
This dog leash uses surface mount LED Lights sewn together in parallel with conductive thread. The leash was not store bought and sewn entirely by myself. For full project documentation and instructions on how to make your own, you can view my Instructables writeup here.