2015-05-29 Electronic Red Distress ODEO Flare MK3

Whilst I was at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium, someone demonstrated one of these new electronic red distress ODEO flares MK3. ODEO stands for Omni Directional Electrical Optical signal. I was so impressed, I decided to buy one. They cost around £100, but I think are well worth the money; they last so long compared to traditional flares with their limited shelf life. It measures just under 10 inches or it is just a tad shorter than an Apple Mac wireless keyboard. For those of you who measure such things in Napoleon, say about 245mm in length!

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When it is activated (by twisting the base clockwise) it can last around 6 hours at full illumination. This is opposed to approx 30 seconds for a traditional flare! It is totally safe when switched off too, which means you can take it with you on flights or even stick it in the post! It is a genuine alternative to the pyrotechnic red hand held flare. There is no heat, no flames and no explosives. The light pattern is a flame effect, followed by an SOS sequence. It is very bright and runs off 3 x AA Lithium batteries.

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Further details can be found here on the manufacturers website or search on Google

 

 

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