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C-1001 Distress Beacon

Weems & Plath


Never Buy Flares Again!

The SOS Distress Light is the first and ONLY LED Visual Distress Signal Device that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements to completely replace traditional pyrotechnic flares. Unlike traditional flares, this electronic flare never expires which solves the challenge of flare disposal. This floating electronic flare can be hand-held, tethered, or hoisted aloft. It runs up to 60 hours, unlike traditional flares which last minutes or less.




  • Complies with all U.S. Coast Guard requirements for “Night Visual Distress Signals” as found in the Code of Federal Regulations: 46 CFR 161.013 Flashes ONLY the SOS light sequence
  • When combined with a daytime distress signal flag (included in package), meets ALL USCG Federal Requirements for DAY and NIGHT use in lieu of traditional flares Floats with lens-up to optimize both the all-around horizontal and vertical light beams
  • No expiration or disposal issues
  • Family and boat SAFE – no flame!
  • Visible up to 10 nautical miles
  • Battery-operated (requires 3 C-cell Alkaline)
  • Made in U.S.A


How to install batteries into the SOS Distress Light #C-1001

  • Unscrew the top lens, by turning the Lens to the left (counterclockwise)
  • Insert 3 C-cell Alkaline batteries
  • Place lens back on, screw lens to the right to activate (clockwise)