New Stuff: Weems & Plath LED Visual Distress Signal

The SOS Distress Light is the first and only LED Visual Distress Signal Device that meets Coast Guard requirements as a substitute for pyrotechnic flares.

Unlike traditional flares, the electronic Distress Light never expires, so you don’t have to worry about replacement and disposal. The floating unit can be handheld, tethered or hoisted aloft. The three C-sized batteries deliver 60 hours of operation.


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