Originally Posted by Polwart
Jimbo, You might want to PM SPR he is the same SPR behind that site, but as he's not a trade member I know he doesn't want to promote his stuff publicly on here!
As you said thats one of my websites:
Jimbo it depends, what other safety kit you carry on your person, Laser Flares are good replacement for Pinpoint reds, to guide a rescuer to your position after alerting by other means, VHF or PLB.
It can be used to locate buoys or anything that has retro-reflective tape on it, ie. Life Jackets in a MOB.
Range at night 20+ miles....I think you find the other one mention is 3.5 miles.
Tested by UK Governmental Labs and been granted Laser Safety Certificate.
As all Class 3R or Class 3A lasers are not blink safe, the following was advised,
Eye Safe: 2.5 Metres
Binocular Safe: 18 metres 10 x 20
44 metres 10 x120
(not an issue for Greatland Laser Flares since they do not rotate.
Been in production for over 10 Years, used by USA Government, and have been informally tested by UK Coastguard, Police and RNLI.
They are Pilot safe.
The Official MCA trails i believe are on hold due to funding cuts!
As Neil (Polwart) and others know, I don't come on here to promote my business.
I will answer any questions, and if anybody buys anything from any of my websites ( i throw in a free carry case (£10) if they email me stating rib.net member)....
I don't like pyro's since during a Flare Demo, an orange Smoke exploded in my hand, lucky i was wearing Gloves, Jeans and good Jacket and was not injured. The RNLI stopped all Public Flare Demo's after this incident.
The other product you might look at is the rescue streamer, (yes i import these to) great alternative to orange smoke.