Leash Uses Dog Power To Run LED Lights For Night Walks

You work hard to buy dog chow and chew toys for Fido. Why should you do all the work? A new product from Fido Fashions puts pups to work on night-time walks with LED lights powered by the coiling and uncoiling motion of a retractable leash.

According to Green Cleaning Ideas, the dog leash features three high-intensity LEDs that shine down and forward for walking at night, plus one that projects upwards to illuminate a car or house locks. Fido Fashion’s “unique, proprietary casing” houses a small generator that allows your dog’s natural curiosity about objects near and far–necessitating the coiling and uncoiling of the leash–to power the bulbs via kinetic energy. The leash also features a streamlined storage area for storing pet waste bags.

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image via Green Cleaning Ideas

Want one? It sounds like you may have to wait, as the company has recently applied for patents on their design is currently seeking a handful of small capital investors” who can help make the pooch-powered leash-light a reality.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.