Crewsaver ODEO Distress Flare – Waterproof LED Flare
The ODEO Distress Flare is an innovative replacement to traditional hand flares. ODEO stands for Omni Directional Electrical Optical signal. Traditional flares will illuminate for around 30 seconds before going out, while the ODEO Flare illuminates for around 8 hours on full. The ODEO Flare uses no pyrotechnics, so is totally safe when switched off. Battery power (high power Lithium), means it can even be safely posted or carried in baggage on flights.
While originally designed for marine use, its lightweight, safe performance means that it is useful for any outdoor activity. The smaller size makes the ODEO Distress Flare ideal for mountaineering, skiing, kayaking, expeditions as well as watersports. The waterproof rating of IP68 (50m) also makes it an ideal safety device for divers.
ODEO Distress Flare Features
- No heat, no flames and also no risk
- Includes IR LED for NVG search and rescue
- SoS signal built in
- Simple activation
- Waterproof – Tested to 50m
- Neoprene Pouch sold seperately
Traditional flares will illuminate for around 30 seconds before extinguishing, the ODEO Distress illuminates for around 8 hours at full illumination. Because no pyrotechnics are used, the ODEO product range is totally safe when switched off, and because it uses battery power (high power Lithium or Alkaline cells), it can even be safely posted or carried in baggage on flights. The Neoprene storage bag supplied separately.
The ODEO Distress uses either 4 x L91 Lithium batteries or 4 x Alkaline batteries. These batteries have the required shelf life and power capacity and will operate over an extended temperature range. Batteries are changable.
The design of the ODEO Distress Flare considered SOLAS requirements. This makes it a genuine alternative to the pyrotechnic red hand held flare. The US Coast Guard is now leading the world in developing standards for electronic Visual Distress Signal Devices (eVDSD’s) as a replacement for the hand held pyrotechnic flare. The flash pattern has an SOS signal programmed into it. Therefore, as described in Annex 4 to COLREGS, the ODEO is an internationally recognised distress signal.
Please refer to the Crewsaver website for more information about the safety range as well as other products: www.crewsaver.co.uk. For product pricing and stock availability please call +852 2827 5876 or contact us.