The Weems &Plath SOS Distress Light is the an LED Visual Distress Signal Device that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements for “Night Visual Distress Signals” 46 CFR 161.013). The unit flashes only the S O S distress light sequence.

With this unit you can replace traditional pyrotechnic flares, with a battery operated unit that never expires, and this also solves the challenge of flare disposal. This floating electronic flare can be hand-held, tethered, or hoisted aloft. It runs up to 60 hours, unlike traditional flares which last minutes or less it just continues to blink.

Combined with a daytime distress signal flag (included in package sold by Weems & Plath), it meets ALL USCG Federal Requirements for DAY and NIGHT use in lieu of traditional flares.

It floats with lens-up to optimize both the all-around horizontal and vertical light beams. It is visible up to 10 nautical miles. It never expires. It is battery operated with (3) C-cell Alkaline batteries and has a simple twist-on operation.

The only drawback is the price, they sell for about $100. each.