It has been calculated that currently there are somewhere on the order of 72 million dogs owned by Americans. Those faithful pups are outnumbered by 82 million domestic cats! So it is inevitable that at any given time thousands of pets are roaming free, having escaped their owners for some “exploring” time.
Tragically, many of those escaped pets end up wandering onto the road and unseen, get struck by motor vehicles. The main reason for these accidents are the pets’ lack of visibility to the drivers.
FotoLum – a leading developer of photo luminescent products and solutions – has developed a line of pet collars designed to provide that visibility in multiple modes. Designed, developed and manufactured in Lenexa, Kansas, the FotoLum GlowTie 3-Way Collar is a unique solution born from years of research and testing. It utilizes high-grade, proprietary, photo luminescent materials, proven 3M Scotchlite retro-reflective coating, and high-visibility nylon webbing resulting in pet collar safety performance unmatched in the industry.
As you might imagine, the FotoLum GlowTie 3-Way Collar creates visibility in three ways. The base material is made of high-visibility, 1,100 psi coated nylon webbing. Its bright fluorescent orange color is an eye-catcher. The matching orange 3M retro-reflective shines brightly when hit with light, such as that from a vehicle’s headlights while the glow in the dark photo luminescence glows brightly for hours after proper charging from a natural or artificial light source. Available in 21″, 23″ and 25″ lengths, the fluorescent orange leashes come with a standard paw print pattern, or can be customized with the consumer’s request. Properly charged, the dog collars illuminate, then indicate for up to 12 hours.
FotoLum has just released the GlowTie Cat Collar available in full glow or glow with silver tread-plate reflective. The cat collar utilizes a unique bright blue glow in the dark color which will glow for up to 8 hours when properly charged. Collars are one size, 12″ long, and can be trimmed to fit smaller cats.
These collars can also benefit the pet owners as well. Results from a survey conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission from 2001-2006 revealed an astounding yearly average of 87,000 fall injuries associated with dogs and cats. Any pet owner knows that their pet shows love by staying close. Take a step without looking and before you know it, your feet are tangled up with Fido.FotoLum GlowTie 3-Way Collar increases indoor visibility through their superior glow in the dark performance and high-visibility design.
All Fotolum products are made in the USA and recharge over and over, lasting for 10 years or more.
The same material used in the FotoLum GlowTie 3-Way Collars is used on helmet and equipment patches implemented by the Fire Department of New York and many other fire departments across the nation, including Atlanta and Los Angeles, to which FotoLumsupplies.