SOS LED Electronic Flare

(1 customer review)


Simple to activate, just give the transparent lens of the Sirius Signal C–1001 SOS LED flare a clockwise twist. Rotate lens counterclockwise to turn off. O–ring seals keep out water and dust. Floats. Remove batteries from the distress light except when you are underway to eliminate the old leaking battery problem; uses included (3) C–cell batteries.

This electronic flare can be the last flare you buy. You won’t have to search out a place that will accept your tired old expired flares again. This distress light has no expiration date. It is not pyrotechnic, it is not made of environmentally harmful perchlorate. Just keep fresh batteries on hand. This kit is a complete visual distress signal solution for vessels over 16 feet. See videos down this page. Made in USA.1

In stock (can be backordered)

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New from Sirius Signal, the SOS C-1001 LED flare is a bright technology fusion of modern optics and LED technology. It flashes SOS (· · · – – – · · ·), it floats, it’s visible at night up to 10+ nautical miles, and it flashes for up to 60 hours. These traits make it currently the only such device to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements for an electric distress light [46 CFR § 161.013].

It can permanently replace the three pyrotechnic flares otherwise required on all U.S. recreational vessels over 16 feet operating in coastal waters, the Great Lakes, and many major rivers. Because the kit includes a daylight–use orange emergency flag, three feet square, with black square over black ball [46 CFR § 160.072], it fully complies with both night and day USCG visual distress signal requirements. On, Ben Ellison calls replacing pyro-flares with the Sirius Signal LED flare a no-brainer.

Key Features

  • One time purchase
  • Visible for at least 10 nautical miles
  • Non-pyrotechnic
  • Built-in flotation
  • LED flashes for more than six hours
  • Family and environmentally safe



Two videos of USCG–compliant LED electronic VDS. This LED flare flashes SOS (· · · – – – · · ·).

LED Flare Documents 


Frequently Asked Questions

If you are sailing a race under US SAILING rules, review What are my flare requirements? The Sirius C-1001 satisfies § 3.6.4.


Complies with the Buy American Act, but may contain imported components.

SOS LED Electronic Flare was last modified: March 20th, 2024 by Test

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 5 × 5 in
Dimensions (metric, mm)

250, 125, 125


(3) C-cell batteries (included)

1 review for SOS LED Electronic Flare

  1. Jerry C. (verified owner)

    I gave your electronic flare as a gift to a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain. While he has not yet had to use it, he is quite pleased with it and considers it to be a great replacement for the pyrotechnic flares ordinarily carried.

    It is always ready to use and can be deployed immediately should the need arise.

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