I believe the strip is near the walker to protect the walker if the dog leash is fully stretched out with the dog on the opposite end. I have 2 dogs brown and black. I use the full led color on o e dog and the clip on for the other. I would suggest using them together. Ps. We have no street lights and cars go by at 45 miles an hour even though spped limit is 30mph. These products are a life saver without having to hold a flashlight or get blinded by my husbands head lamp!
Having two of these, & walking my dogs almost every night, I'm thinking if the strip of light was at the other end of the leash, closest to the dog, it would b better seen & better used!!sort of reversed from the way they r now!! If u decide to give this a try I'd like to know, & see if it's better!! Thanks!!