Weems & Plath SOS Distress Light

Weems & Plath



The SOS Distress Light is the first and ONLY LED Visual Distress Signal Device that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements to completely replace traditional pyrotechnic flares aboard recreational vessels. Unlike traditional flares, this electronic flare never expires so you don't have to find a safe disposal site. This floating electronic flare goes with you! It can be hand-held, tethered, or hoisted aloft. It runs up to 60 hours, unlike traditional flares which last a few minutes or less. Includes large Daytime Distress Signal Flag. Winner of the 2016 Freeman K. Pittman and NMMA Innovation Awards


  • Complies with all U.S. Coast Guard requirements for “Night Visual Distress Signals” as found in the Code of Federal Regulations: 46 CFR 161.013
  • Flashes ONLY the SOS light sequence
  • When combined with a daytime distress signal flag (included in package), meets ALL USCG Federal Requirements for DAY and NIGHT use in lieu of traditional flares
  • Meets Canadian requirements for documented or state licensed US boats traveling in Canada.
  • Floats with lens-up to optimize both the all-around horizontal and vertical light beams
  • No expiration or disposal issues
  • Family and boat SAFE – no flame!
  • SIMPLE twist-on operation
  • Visible up to 10 nautical miles
  • Battery-operated (3 C-cell Alkaline)
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Patent Numbers: 9,171,436 and D720,247
  • For Recreational Vessels only - not for inspected commercial vessels.

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