Ocean Signal develops world’s most compact electronic distress flare

The new rescueME EDF1 is the world’s most compact electronic distress flare, developed by safety and communication experts, Ocean Signal.

The lightweight rescueME EDF1 is 40% smaller than similar devices and offers a safe and long-lasting solution to visual signalling in emergency situations.

Developed as a practical and cost effective alternative to the single use pyrotechnic flare, the unit can be used repeatedly in any of its four modes; ensuring continued visibility is maintained over longer periods of time.

The rescueME EDF1 is safe to store and operate, with no concerns associated with disposal. The light output is a beam of over 30° throughout the full 360° azimuth, providing in excess of six times more light coverage than other electronic flares. Suitable for one-handed operation in difficult conditions and waterproof, the rescueME EDF1 has a visibility range of up to seven miles and up to six hours’ operation.

The unique lens design combined with the use of advanced LEDs and highly efficient circuit technology ensures a constant level of light output throughout the life of the replaceable battery.

Alan Wrigley, managing director of Ocean Signal said, “The rescueME EDF1 is a real alternative to the pyrotechnic flare, offering distinct advantages in operational life, safety of use and disposal, as well as cost and size.

“As with all our rescueME products, the Ocean Signal designers have developed the flare to incorporate a significant size reduction when compared to traditional flares and other electronic flares, representing a real breakthrough in the industry. In terms of hours of operation, a traditional flare will normally burn for around 30 seconds before extinguishing, while our flare burns for six hours. The user also has the added reassurance that the rescueME EDF1 is safe to use and discard when necessary, without the dangers associated with pyrotechnics.”

For further information, visit Ocean Signal.

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