ACR Electronics ResQFlare Electronic Distress Flare Selected as 2021 Top Product
Posted on May 11, 2021
The popular ACR Electronics ResQFlare is selected as a 2021 Top Product in a new list of the most exciting and innovative equipment launched recently in the recreational sector, published today in Boating Industry.
Providing U.S. recreational boaters with a safe, convenient and cost-effective signaling solution, the high intensity LED ResQFlare Electronic Distress Flare and accompanying daytime Distress Flag is a complete package which is certified to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements allowing them to be carried as an alternative to traditional pyrotechnic flares.
The ResQFlare was named as a product winner by Boating Industry editors due to its user-friendly design, alongside several leading features and benefits.
Significantly enhancing the chance of survival and rescue by emitting the flash characteristic for the International Morse Code for S-O-S, the waterproof and buoyant ACR ResQFlare automatically rights itself in the water, providing 360˚ visibility for over six miles. The distress flare’s high efficiency electronics ensure a substantial operational life, with the LED strobe maintaining 75 cd peak equivalent fixed intensity for over 20 hours, which is more than three times longer than USCG requirements. Compact, lightweight and easy to operate, the ResQFlare features a durable design and a user replaceable battery power source, ensuring it is a one-time purchase that will provide many years of service.
The supplied ACR Distress Flag, included in the package with every ResQFlare, offers numerous daylight signaling options. Displayed with the black square over the black circle, the flag can be flown on the mast or highest possible point, displayed by hand or waved on a boat hook, paddle, or fishing rod. It can also be laid flat on the deck to attract aircraft.
Carriage of the ResQFlare and Distress Flag together allows boaters to forego the requirement for traditional pyrotechnic flares when on vessels up to 65ft in length, boating on the Great Lakes, within 12 miles of US waters, or on any body of water with a passageway to the sea at least two miles wide. Vessels less than 16ft are not required to carry a Day Visual Distress Signal, but must still carry a Night Visual Distress Signal, making the ResQFlare a viable alternative to pyrotechnic flares for smaller boats.
The ResQFlare package can be purchased separately for $79.95. It is also included in ACR’s GlobalFix V4 EPIRB Safety ResQKit for boaters looking to equip their vessels with the best survival equipment in one complete bundle.
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