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Red Greatland Laser
Sirius SOS Signal Light
RescueMe LED Flare
Survival Systems Flare
ODEO MK3 LED Flare
Green Greatland Laser
ACR Aurora Pyro Flare
Orion SOLAS Pyro Flare
How Visual Distress Signals Performed In Our Test
Electric VDS Standard Coming
When you multiply three flares per boat times the millions of boats required to carry visual distress ignals, that’s a huge pile of expired hazardous
materials. Even the Coast Guard thinks it’s a problem. Starting
in 2011, the Coast Guard decided to examine what might work as
a replacement for traditional flares. The result was a proposed
standard for Electronic Visual Distress Signals, based on its tests
to determine the optimal characteristics for a good visual
distress signal, published in March 2015. Those
■ Flashing at a rate of four times a second (4HZ)
■ An alternating color pattern of cyan (greenish-blue)
■ Different flash patterns
■ A minimum average intensity of 130 candela
■ A hemispheric pattern that allowed all-around visibility
At press time, none of the lights tested would meet these
requirements, nor would the lasers. It will likely be a number
of years before the standard is finalized and new products
that meet the standard come to market.
signaling aboard, be it a VHF, cellphone,
or satellite-based device, depending
on your needs. No matter which you
choose, make sure you keep them
up-to-date, easily accessible aboard, and
know how to use them.
Chris Edmonston is president of the
BoatU.S. Foundation, a 501(c)( 3)
nonprofit organization dedicated to
keeping boating safe and clean,
independently funded by donations
from BoatU.S. members and grants.