Pyrotechnic flares emit a highly visible distress signal which could save your life. However, they are not without their problems. Pyrotechnic flares burn only briefly and so you can quickly exhaust your flare kit. The flares degrade over time and so must be used within a certain time frame or disposed of. They are potentially dangerous, must be disposed of correctly and you cannot travel with them by air.
LED and Laser flares, on the other hand, can burn for hours, they dont have to be disposed of in any particular way and their replaceable batteries ensure a long lifespan. You can take them anywhere with you too which makes them handy to carry when you are engaging in any outdoor activity.
Of course there is nothing stopping you carrying both traditional and LED flares on board your vessel.
At Pirates Cave our range features the excellent rescueMe EDF1 electronic distress flare. This LED flare offers a unique lens design and advanced LEDs which result in a consistent output. The light emitted boasts exceptional coverage and as light is distributed throughout the hemisphere above the unit, the flare is visible from the air. This flare is compact in size, very robust and safe to carry with you wherever you go.
We also offer the Odeo MkIII flare burns for around five hours at full illumination. It is lightweight, robust and a great alternative to a hand held red flare. With an indefinite shelf life, this reliable flare could serve you well for years and so is a cost effective choice as well as a safe one.
LED and laser flares are certainly the future of marine safety so why not start using them today?