Sirius Signal SOS Distress Light
Have you heard of the Sirius Signal SOS Distress Light? Recently, I got and email from a fellow boater and neighbor Bill Demo that included a link to a NEW visual distress signaling device. It is the Sirius Signal SOS Distress Light offered by Sirius Signal, LLC.Hibiscus By The Bay Vessel Safety Check and it turned out to be very popular.
What is so cool about this visual distress signal device is the fact that the Sirius SOS Distress Light is the first and only LED visual distress signal device that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements and it can completely replace traditional pyrotechnic flares!
Bill commented to me on how happy he would be to get rid of his flares and I agree with him. It just never made much sense to me to have to use an emergency signaling device that had a flame or had to be shot out of a gun! It was counter intuitive for me to have to light a flare in a fiberglass boat to get a rescue. Fiberglass boats and fire just do not go together well. Then there are the potential proper disposal issues with the flares.
This device does require batteries so you’ll have to replace them periodically. I replace the batteries in many of my indoor and outdoor devices twice a year at both daylight saving time changes. That’s is what I would do with this device as well.
So for $99.95 plus shipping you might want to give this SOS device that:
Fulfills carriage of all Coast Guard Approved Visual Distress Signal (VDS) requirements (46 CFR 175.130) for recreational marine vessels 16 ft AND OVER signals when combined with our included Distress Flag.