SOS Distress Light and Flag

SOS Distress Light and Flag


Our Electronic Flare Flashing SOS Beacon is the Original Alternative to Pyrotechnic Flares

Powered by a high-performance, programmable microprocessor controlling an SOS beacon signal flashed through a potent LED bulb, our Sirius Signal SOS C-1001 model is both family-safe and easy to use. Our groundbreaking optical design provides an omnidirectional light display for surface rescue craft and a vertical beam visible to aircraft flying overhead. Visible up to 10 nautical miles, the SOS C-1001’s beam lasts for hours compared to the minutes-long lifespan of traditional pyrotechnic distress.

Fulfills carriage of all Coast Guard Compliant Visual Distress Signal (VDS) requirements (46 CFR 175.130) for recreational marine vessels 16 FT AND OVER signals when combined with our included Distress Flag.

Finally, a family and environmentally safe alternative to the antiquated pyrotechnic visual distress flare!


  • 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 8.5″ (Height)
  • Weight without batteries: 0.41 lbs
  • Weight with batteries: 0.8 lbs
  • Shipping weight (with packaging): 1.7 lbs
  • Runs 4x longer than USCG requirements
  • LED power: 75 candelas
  • Proctection for hydrogen outgassing from the batteries
  • Switch design: Self cleaning twist-on
  • Accidental switch activation protection
  • Requires three alkaline (C) batteries (Batteries not included.)

P/N SOS C-1001
Proudly made in the USA.
(complies with the “Buy American Act” – may contain imported components)


SHIPPING: $11.95


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Additional information

Weight 1.7 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 5 × 5 in