Slowly but surely the tide is turning away from the outdated pyrotechnic technology used in distress flares to new, less inflammatory alternatives. The latest electronic distress flare on the market is the Orion Electronic Beacon Locator Kit, a new venture from a company known for its pyrotechnic flares. The waterproof, floating beacon is powered by a pair of D-cell batteries and flashes a bright SOS signal. It is USCG approved and includes an orange distress flag, thus fulfilling both day and night visibility criteria.
$99.99. Orion, orionsignals.com