Dogs Help Improve your Metal Health - Walking with Yellow Scarab Dog Light

Dogs Improve Your Life

Interesting facts about dogs and their role in getting us through times of hardship, illness and especially now, when freedoms are limited during this global pandemic. Dogs have helped owners and their families adjust to living at home, kept children focused and occupied and most importantly encouraged us to exercise, a vital part of beating the blues and making us feel good.

The benefits of pet ownership for health and wellbeing are well-documented, reducing loneliness and anxiety, creating a daily structure, and lifting our mood. In lockdown, pets are proving a lifesaver for many, providing companionship, consistency, and joy.

Throughout the pandemic pet ownership has been on the increase. Lockdown has brought a variety of changes to our lives and for many families, adding a new canine member has been a popular choice due to months of isolation. Owning a new dog certainly has its rewards but reading up about dog ownership, taking the best advice in what dog is right for you, your family and living space is vital and making sure you understand it is the same as becoming a parent, because that is exactly what it is, a new family member.

We all talk to our pets, we all recognise their character, and the relationship is one of total loyalty and a fantastic answer to loneliness, dogs provide a partnership that lasts a lifetime.

Black Labrador in moonlit night scene wearing scarab dog light

The Clocks Go Back

The clocks go back this Sunday at 2.0am in the UK, this means dark mornings and evenings and the approach of winter. Essential to your walking regime is a Dog Light. Scarab RECHARGEABLE dog lights get you seen regardless of the viewing angle thanks to the bulb effect lens adding safety to your best friends collar or coat. Scarab also works with long haired dogs thanks to this lens technique. There are several attaching modes and all accessories are supplied. No costly batteries, just hours of rechargeable use. Each charge offers as many as 140 hours operation, you can change the LED colour and adjust the intensity of the flash, see all the products on our products page. Be sensible in these strange times and protect you and your pet with Scarab Dog Lights. Stay Safe out there!

Dog Walking with and without dog safety light

Why do I need a Dog Light?

Why do I need a Dog Light?

We always answer this question by asking a simple one, would you ride a bike at night without lights?

Of course you wouldn’t and bikes are another reason for using a light on your dog, because so many bikes are using pedestrian footpaths nowadays as they feel it is safer to do so OR they don’t have lights and avoid the road!

They ensure you and your dog are visible at all times

A dog light ensures you are visible when walking roadside or using footpaths and when you let your dog off the lead, you can see them as they dart around in the dark or low light conditions. Unlike our competitors, Scarab dog lights can be seen from any viewing angle thus enhancing your time outside with your dog.

Don’t let dark mornings and nights curb your exercise habits

Through the lockdown we have all been exercising more, let’s not allow dark mornings and nights to curb good habits. If like us you are walking on small country lanes with no footpaths, it is imperative that you have a light on your dog.  We have all seen the speed of cars increase and you need to be seen to be safe.

Scarab Dog lights are used by rescue services

Having a well-lit dog or indeed owner is a very sensible and injury-saving idea. Used by the rescue services, Scarab has a lens that creates a “bulb effect” and gives all-round visibility to the power LED inside. You can adjust the intensity of the flash mode and for the more placid, there are 4 other pre-set light settings including a constant mode, all highly visible.

How do I attach a scarab dog light?

If you have wondered how best to attach a light to your dog, Scarab comes supplied with a number of options, you can fit it directly to the collar (25mm width) or apply it to narrower widths using our “Collar Lock” system or with the supplied Uni-strap which puts Scarab on wider applications, harnesses and coats-there is also an armband for human use as an option.

For your safety this Winter, increase your visibility when out with your dog and fit a Scarab Dog Light.

Beautiful Black Shepherd with Dog Collar accessories

NEW PRODUCT FEATURE: Scarab Collar Lock Kit for your Dog Light

Collar Lock Kit by Scarab is designed to cater for narrower webbing collar widths and extreme user situations, whilst maintaining our desire to offer comfort and DIRECT fitting to collars.
The “wider holed” X-Strap supplied in the kit, is a further enhancement of our proven “Uni Strap”, allowing you to apply collar lock to your harness or coat application whilst maintaining total comfort for your dog and their adventures.
Collar Lock has been tested by our Chief Tester, Archie and has been successfully approved by his owner Jason. He reflected the application of Collar Lock was “self- explanatory”. You simply fit Scarab to your collar as normal and then clip in the lock kit to each of the arms.
This means you can now fit Scarab dog lights on smaller dogs with narrower collars with ease, Collar Lock safely applies our dog lights to webbing collars below 25mm wide, securely and with confidence.
A world of Colour for your dog safety light

NEW PRODUCTS 2020/21 from Scarab Rechargeable Dog Lights

We are pleased to launch 3 new exciting rechargeable Dog Light products for the coming season to “see you” through the Autumn and Winter.
These are: Scarab UNO (2020) model, DUO and MAX dog lights. We now also have a range of Scarab accessories, a fantastic new high-performance clip kit which locks Scarab onto any width of webbing collar (25mm and under), a beefed-up Uni-Strap for serious users and spare Scarab base units too.
Customers now have a choice of 5 rechargeable LED products including our proven TRIO and UNO RED, our brand new UNO 2020 is a single colour dog light available in a choice of 7 vibrant LED colours, simply choose your LED colour when you buy: RED, YELLOW, GREEN, CYAN, BLUE, WHITE or PINK
Scarab DUO is a 2 colour RED/WHITE dog light with all the Scarab features as you would expect.
Finally our premium product, Scarab MAX has a choice of 7 colour settings at your fingertips: RED, YELLOW, GREEN, CYAN, BLUE, WHITE and PINK.
All the new products feature the adjustable intensity flash, constant and pre-set light modes to suit your needs with increased efficiency and power. All products come with UNI-Strap, Armband, replacement O-Ring, USB charger cable and user manual. So whether you are walking, running cani-crossing, trailing or hunting with your dog, we cater for all your visibility needs.
Stay safe with Scarab-The Ultimate Dog Light

Scarab at The British Shooting Show NEC Birmingham 14-16TH February 2020

Scarab will be at the BSS with Muntjac Trading, Gundog Specialist Training Equipment; Leads, Collars, Dummies, Vests and more. The British Shooting Show is the UK’s premier trade and retail shooting show. Visitors can see a vast range of shotguns, rifles, pistols, air rifles, airsoft, (RIF), optics, including specialised night vision and thermal imaging devices, hunting knives, bushcraft, wildfowling, gundog equipment, historical arms collections, gunsmith and engraving demonstrations, a busy arena schedule as well as an abundance of shooting accessories, countryside organisations, ranges and shooting schools.

La Grande Odyssey

Scarab Supports Passion Nordique in La Grande odyssée

What great start to the year, we are really pleased to have supported Adrien and Laure of Passion Nordique in this year’s Grande Odyssée. It’s great to see Scarab TRIO being used in the night stages on all 4 lead dogs in such a prestigious Sled Dog event. La Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont Blanc is the biggest annual event of the dog sled calendar and is the most demanding race in the world, all taking place in a unique alpine setting.

Each year it brings together more than 25 mushers and their 300 dogs from all over Europe. Set in the stunning landscapes of Savoie Mont Blanc, there are more than 50,000 spectators who witness this unique experience at the start of the year. Well done Passion Nordique

Golden Retriever with young girl and Christmas tree

The Perfect Gift for Christmas

Thinking of Christmas gifts for your family and friends is always a problem. For dog owners Scarab Beacon-the Ultimate Dog safety Light is an obvious choice. It is beautifully packaged in a plastic free presentation box. Its fun, very practical, fully adjustable, really useful safety product and Scarab keeps you and your dog safe during those night time, early morning dog walks.

Scarab is rechargeable, so it’s a great investment for the planet and the pocket, its waterproof and comes in environmentally friendly packaging. Inside, Scarab is supplied with all the accessories you could need, a harness attacher and even an armband for human use.

Sure to impress your friends and family Scarab is the ideal Christmas gift that says “I saw this and thought of you” Say it with Love; Scarab-The Ultimate Dog Light.

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For your family and friends, have a look at some other ideas here from our top ten gifts for your dog this Christmas:

  • Dog Harness
  • Dog Coat
  • Dog Boots
  • Dog Clothes
  • Dog Whistle
  • Doggie Advent Calendar
  • Grain Free Christmas Treats
  • Luxury Dog Beds
  • Dog Toys
  • Doggie Gift Voucher

Take a look on our Find a Retailer page and see some great ideas for gifts this Christmas and if you are thinking about getting a dog for Christmas please do first consider re-homing a rescue dog.

Team Scarab wishes you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas time.

Girl with two Malamute dogs wearing dog light on collar with snow and forest

In Forest or Field, Road or Path-Scarab makes your dogs stand out

As we enter the depths of winter don’t go unnoticed, spend a little time on your dog’s safety. Nothing is more noticeable than a flashing light and with Scarab you can adjust the intensity of its LED in flash mode! Scarab is unique as its light is not hindered by long or thick fur. Scarab also reflects off everything around it and thanks to its optical polymer lens, it can be seen from any angle.

Other dog lights loose their effect when side on, almost unseen and limited by fur, Scarab’s lens uses ALL the visible light of the power LED chip beneath it giving you 180° of coloured light for up to 3km or 4km depending on model, very efficient indeed!

Stay Safe Walking your Dog

Dogs do get hit by cars when out on walks in low light conditions according to vets, with so many cars on our roads here are a few things to consider.

Dog Walkers tips to make sure you are safe this winter:

  • Fit a Scarab to your dogs for maximum visibility in the dark
  • In the UK, if there is no footpath ALWAYS walk on the right hand side of the road facing the traffic
  • Keep your dog on your right side away from vehicles and tight on the lead (UK)
  • Take a torch or head torch with you
  • Take a mobile phone with you
  • Make sure your dog is on the lead when by the roadside
  • Stay alert and avoid wearing earphones/earbuds whilst near traffic

Scarab can be seen in the dark from over 3km or 4km depending on model. Don’t take chances, take precautions and protect yourself and your dog: