Why We Love This ProductBy combining the SOS Distress Light with the Orange Day Distress Signal this one product fulfills the legal requirement for USCG Visual Distress Signal for Boats (46 CFR 160.072).
Can I Replace My Flare Kit With This Light?Yes, you can pass inspection with this light, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea to get rid of your flares.
While it is true that the SOS Distress Light is the only LED Visual Distress Signal Device that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements for night-time visual distress signaling. Landfall recommends use of this light as an ADDITIONAL tool to work WITH your traditional pyrotechnic flares.
There are many benefits to this product, it is an electronic "flare", it "never" expires, the LED light flashes up to 60 hours, it flashes only the SOS sequence, it is visible up to 10 nautical miles, it's USCG approved, and when combined with a daytime distress signal flag (included in package), and it meets ALL USCG Federal Requirements for DAY and NIGHT use. However it is just another tool to assist you in a rescue situation. Just because we know how to swim, doesn't mean we forego life vests.
So while this device is ideally suited as a night-time visual distress signal, we believe that this is an adjunct to and not a replacement for pyrotechnic flares.
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