It’s always been a bit of a Catch-22: the best way to signal for help after dark is by igniting a very hot flame—thereby immediately increasing the danger in an already fraught situation. Recently a number of different electronic “flares” have been created to get around this problem, but it was up to Sirius Signal to create an electronic device capable of meeting the requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard. The SOS Distress Light pairs a powerful LED with an omnidirectional lens to create a light signal that is visible for 10 or so miles and capable of lasting six or more hours. Waterproof and submersible, the SOS Distress Light also never expires—in stark contrast to the conventional pyrotechnic devices it replaces.
$99.95. Sirius Signal, siriussignal.com