The Odeo MK3 LED marine flare is an alternative to traditional boat flares. The marine flare is visible up to at least 3 nautical miles away and will display at a consistent brightness for up to 6 hours. This is a great alternative to traditional flares which will only burn for around 30 seconds.
Odeo MK3 LED Key Features:
Traditional flares will illuminate for around 30 seconds before extinguishing: the Odeo Flare™ illuminates for around 6 hours at full illumination. The Odeo Flare™ 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.
User replaceable battery
Odeo MK3 is an electronic flare and you can easily replace the battery yourself. The flare uses either 3 x L91 Lithium batteries or 3 x AA Alkaline batteries. These batteries have the required shelf life and power capacity and will operate over an extended temperature range.
If using as part of a marine ditch bag it's good to know that Odeo MK3 LED marine flare is waterproof up to 50 metres for 30 minutes. It has also been tested in a pressure tank at 100 metres for one hour proving it is ideal for divers.
The Odeo Flare™ is designed with consideration to SOLAS requirements, making 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 Signals (eVDS) as a replacement for the hand held pyrotechnic flare. The Odeo Flare™ also outputs an SOS signal during its flash pattern as described in Annex 4 to COLREGS, and is thus an internationally recognised distress signal.