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Old 05 November 2013, 19:00   #1
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Press Release(s): Green Laser leads to Rescue of Diver

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Green laser leads to rescue of Oahu diver lost at sea

Willow, Alaska – November 5, 2013:

Hawaii News Now aired a story Nov. 2, 2013 about an experienced diver using a green laser to signal for help from the US Coast Guard after drifting at sea for eight hours. Green laser leads to rescue of Oahu diver lost at sea - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

The story notes that while the laser was probably not one that was legal to shine at an aircraft, they were able to quickly find him because “he had some kind of a signaling device.”

Greatland Laser’s products are specifically designed to legally signal rescuers in an emergency by creating a line of light. Point the cigar size Rescue Laser Flare® at a wall and you see a line a foot or so long. Point and slowly sweep it toward a passing ship, airplane or other rescue vessel ten miles away and the line is 3,600 ft high. The line cannot miss anything in its path—any portion of the line viewed by rescuers appears as a brilliant flash distinctly different from other background light.

Best of all, Rescue Lasers last for hours on replaceable batteries, are safe for the environment, and there is no fire hazard.

US federal law HR658, Section 311 specifically exempts "an individual using a laser emergency signaling devices to send an emergency distress signal" from the prohibition on shining a laser at an aircraft. Greatland Laser has sold its patented laser emergency signaling devices throughout the world for over 11 years. We have never had a safety issue with the products.

Coincidentally, Greatland Laser received notification this month that it won Ocean Navigator magazine’s 2013 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award for its Green Rescue Laser Flare® signaling device. The annual award recognizes great technology products used in the marine environment.

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Greatland Laser’s Green Rescue Laser Flare® Receives Ocean Navigator’s 2013 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award

Willow, Alaska – November 5, 2013:

Greatland Laser has received Ocean Navigator magazine’s 2013 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award for its Green Rescue Laser Flare® signaling device. The annual award recognizes great technology products used in the marine environment.

The Rescue Laser concept, simply put, is to send a conventional laser beam through a special optic to create a line of light. Point the cigar size Rescue Laser Flare® at a wall and you see a line a foot or so long. Point and slowly sweep it toward a passing ship, airplane or other rescue vessel ten miles away and the line is 3,600 ft high. The line cannot miss anything in its path—any portion of the line viewed by rescuers appears as a brilliant flash distinctly different from other background light.

The Rescue Laser Flare® can also be used as a tool to detect reflective material on life jackets, channel markers, etc. up to a mile away. When any portion of the laser line is scanned over reflective material it produces a bright flash of light.

Unlike conventional pyrotechnic flares, Rescue Laser Flares® last for hours on replaceable batteries, are safe for the environment, and there is no fire hazard.

US federal law HR658, Section 311 specifically exempts "an individual using a laser emergency signaling devices to send an emergency distress signal" from the prohibition on shining a laser at an aircraft. Greatland Laser has sold its patented laser emergency signaling devices throughout the world for over 11 years. We have never had a safety issue with the products.

Class III A laser < 5mW. Available in green or red laser.

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I'd rather do something illegal to save my life than stay legal and die
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I'd rather do something illegal to save my life than stay legal and die
They would have to come and get you before they could prosecute!!!!!!
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They would have to come and get you before they could prosecute!!!!!!
The point is if you are going to buy something, buy the correct bit if kit.

High powered Laser pointers are dangerous and can cause eye damage - I take both your points but one should not be encouraging breaking the law...

Greatland a Rescue Lasers are designed for the Job.

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Greatland only waterproof to 24 m, do they do ones that diver can use
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Greatland only waterproof to 24 m, do they do ones that diver can use

this is what they claim to be the case!

I been told they survive deeper and especially if you silicone grease the threads and place in a zip lock bag. I am not diver and not suggestion doing above

I will ask manufacturer if they can increase there claim .

What depth do normal divers dive too? I am not a diver?

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this is what they claim to be the case!

I been told they survive deeper and especially if you silicone grease the threads and place in a zip lock bag. I am not diver and not suggestion doing above

I will ask manufacturer if they can increase there claim .

What depth do normal divers dive too? I am not a diver?

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40-50m for sports divers, trimix divers can reach 100m and beyond.
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While some divers dive to 40-50m I think that you will find that most limit their dives to 30 m or atleast that is the case in the west of Ireland

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I would say that the lasers need to be waterproof to at least 50 m. Shouldn't be to hard they can do it with torches
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