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Weems and Plath SOS Distress Light and Flag
Item No. 320987
Weems and Plath SOS Distress Light and Flag is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
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Weems and Plath SOS Distress Light and Flag

Weems and Plath SOS Distress Light and Flag is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
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Item No. 320987
$89.99
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Never buy flares again! The Weems and Plath SOS Distress Light is a battery-operated light that's visible for over 10 nautical miles. The family-safe design is non-pyrotechnic. This distress light illuminates for 60 hours when run on low intensity; at peak intensity the light runs for 6 hours. Buoyant and lightweight the SOS Distress Light can be handheld tethered or hoisted aloft. Complies with all US Coast Guard requirements for “Night Visual Distress Signals” (46 CFR 161.013). When combined with the included daytime distress signal flag this kit meets all USCG Federal Requirements for carriage of DAY and NIGHT Visual Distress Signals.

• High-performance microprocessor controls the SOS signal
• Potent CREE LED bulb
• Simple on/off switch
• Omni-directional light for surface rescue craft and a vertical beam visible to aircraft overhead
• Operates on three C alkaline batteries (not included)
• Weighs 1.7 lbs.
• Distress light measures 10'' x 5'' x 5''
• Flag measures 34.5'' x 37''

Features:

  • Coast Guard Compliant Distress Light
  • Alternative to flares and flare guns
  • Visible for up to 10+ nautical miles
  • Runs 6 hours at peak intensity
  • Illuminates for up to 60 hours
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Unit Weight 0.85 lb
Brand Weems & Plath
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Value!! Great value, this item replaces flares that go out of date.
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GOOD DISTRESS LIGHT ITS NICE BEING ABLE TO AVOID DEALING WITH OLD FLARES ETC., HOWEVER, I HAVE NOT HAD AN INSPECTION YET SO HOPE IT PASSES. IT DOES SEEM OVERPRICED, BUT I ASSUME THAT WILL DECREASE IF THEY GET SOME COMPETITION.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good idea. Poor quality item for the money The light operated as advertised, however the molded handle that also held the batteries had a metal strip molded into it providing contact with the negative (-) end of the batteries. The metal strip was exposed down the outside of the plastic handle which left a crack that compromised the integrity of the handle. I found the item to be of poor quality, having to apply silicone along the crack and taping the handle in order to keep it together.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save on flares Well built item with LED light, should pay for itself since it satisfies the requirement for flares.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST value - No More Flares for us! EVAH! My husband and I are avid boaters who live in SoCal (Southern California). We have both taken Boating Safety Courses and know the "rules" of the water, so to speak. After years of buying the top-of-the-line flares and watching them expire year after year, we wanted a good alternative, and couldn't find one... until this year. We went to a Boat Show just to look around and found Sirius Signal. We thought it was a gimmick. Yeah right. How could a light replace the need for flares? We did our research... UHM YEAH! JACKPOT! We obtained the Boaters' Guide to the Federal Requirements For Recreational Boaters and sure enough... on Page 20!!! Front and center. It clearly states that an electric [SOS flashing] light plus the orange flag was all that we needed to be Coast Guard compliant. After all the reading we did for class and knowing that you just NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THE WATER, we decided to go for it. Purchased the Sirius light and it came with a flag. This unit is light weight, easy to operate, and i love the fact that all we need is a few sets of spare alkaline (they do specify alkaline!!) batteries are all we need to be found should (God forbid) an emergency occur on the water. We have been boarded by the Coast Guard Auxiliary twice... Whew! It's in our ditch bag! We'll be boating happy knowing that we don't run the risk of added fire on our boat from now on. Well played, Sirius people!
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Emergency Light This battery powered distress signal is bright, easy to use and makes me feel very safe when on the water. It meets Coast Guard regulations, and I don't have to have anything explosive on my boat. I hope to never have to use it but it makes my family and me feel protected.
Date published: 2015-11-03
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Does this light cover Commercial also ?

Asked by: Old Mud
Yes. The Sirius Signal SOS Distress Light and Flag is Coast Guard approved for commercial fishing vessels at Night Only - Within 3 miles of the shoreline.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2016-03-18

Can the device be operated in continuous white light mode to replace a white flare as a collision avoidance/safety device?

Asked by: George
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