Hey guys! It’s always exciting to hear conversations about how we can all be safer during offshore, inshore, or onshore activities. Regarding the equipment included in the SARlite Rescue Signaling Kit and the price point, here is a bulleted outline of how it all comes together.
The 3 four inch chemical lights are produced by Cyalume, the leading manufacturer for chemical lights on today’s market and supplier to the US Military. We specially choose the color orange for our chemical light as this particular color is far brighter than other colors of chemical lights when viewed through Night Vision Goggles which are worn by rescue helicopter pilots. They are specially strung together at one end of the string to make a “circle of light” when spun properly, thus increasing the visibility footprint. This is far better than just one or two chemical lights held in your hand being waved, and the simple instructions are located right on the package so anyone can follow them. Additionally, the chemical lights are stored together in a single UV resistant case inside the exterior packaging, meaning when you open the package they are ready to be deployed. If you just had a few chemical lights in your pocket they would each have to be removed from the wrapper and then they wouldn’t have any string on them, and if they were already out of the wrapper there is a chance they would be adversely affected from UV light exposure. Check out our explanation here: https://www.sarlite.com/whatisinside
The signal mirror is custom designed to float when dropped in water, and sadly so many signal mirrors on today’s market actually sink. Additionally, our simple and easy to use instructions are right on the back of the mirror. A signal mirror is such a proven piece of signaling equipment, we couldn’t imagine it not being included in our kit. You can see a video of how well our mirror floats right here: https://www.sarlite.com/whatisinside
The whistle found in this package is not just any whistle, it is a FOX 40 Micro pea-less whistle. The pea-less design vacates any water that may be in the chamber adversely affecting the sound, and by not having a ball in the chamber it gives a constant high decibel sound. 110 decibels to be precise! That is certainly louder than shouting, and it is much easier to blow a whistle repeatedly than to shout over and over again.
All of these devices are strung together so they can be immediately accessible and are ready to go. The sealed waterproof packaging means they are protected from corrosion and a saltwater environment.