TurboFlare SOS Electronic Road Flare with Red LED Lights
Part #: TURBOFLARESOS
Shipping Weight: 1.00 pounds
Our Emergency Road Flares have no moving parts and ultra bright LEDs that last up to 100,000 hours. The strongest, safest, smartest, brightest, earlier warning and the only 24 hour electronic emergency road flare! The toughest emergency road flares in the world! All TurboFlare products are rohas compliant (lead free), weatherproof and safe for the environment. The TurboFlare(TM) SOS is battery powered for over 150 hours of continuous usage. Can be used, unlike incendiary road flares, when the smell of gasoline or oil (flammable products) are present at an accident or emergency scene. Can be used in high wind, rain (waterproof o-ring seal keeps moisture out of device), cold, gasoline or fuel spills and is approved by MSHA for the mines. Recommended for helicopter landing zone sites too (no rotor wash problems). See video on Helicopter Landing Zone Kit part. 3-Year warranty on material and workmanship.
Why use electronic road flares? Virtually every chemical which makes up the standard incendiary road flare is listed as a hazardous substance. They are dangerous to both personnel and the environment. Additionally, incendiary flares frequently cause painful skin burns, burn holes in expensive uniforms and cause breathing problems. Incendiary flares cannot be used at traffic accident scenes when the smell of fuel is present or in high-wind conditions. TurboFlare eliminates these problems and saves departments thousands of dollars.
Help save our environment. Many of the incendiary flares on the market contain strontium nitrate, potassium perchlorate or potassium nitrate for fast combustion and flame color. Other ingredients include fuels or a combination of fuel and binder. The chemicals above are water soluable. Every flare left on the road will eventually leach these chemicals into our water. For example, it is estimated one unused road flare on the side of a highway is enough to contaminate more than 300,000 gallons of water with perchlorate to a level above 6 parts per billion, the public health benchmark in California. In addition, when strontium nitrate is burned, it produces strontium oxide and relases toxic nitrogen dioxide gas, one of the most prominent air pollutents and poison by inhalation. So, you can feel good that you are saving the environment while saving money by using a product that can be used over and over again.
Why is the TurboFlare SOS more expensive than the TurboFlare AA? It is proudly made in the USA with USA quality workmanship. TurboFlare SOS units can be attached to traffic cones with our TURBOFLARESOSCONEADAPTER part (please see below). The TurboFlare AA units will not work with our cone connector.
Dimensions: 8.125 inches diameter x 2 inches high
LED Color: Red (360 Candela)
Powered by: (4) C Alkaline Batteries (not included).
Rotations Per Minute: 160 nominal (360 degree rotation)
Viewing Angle: 4 degrees below horizontal to 14 degrees above horizontal. Light appears brighter when driver is further away and dimmer as they approach the TurboFlare. This alerts drivers as they approach but doesn't blind them as they drive closer to the TurboFlare.
The Anatomy of a TurboFlare SOS Electronic Road Flare
1. Light Source: 20 high output LED's.
2. Low Battery Indicator Light: Tells you when there is 20 percent battery life left.
3. Weatherproof O Ring Seal.
4. Spring-Loaded, moisture resistant ON/OFF switch.
5. Made of Dupont Surlyn: Same material as golf balls.
6. Powered by 4 C cell batteries that yield hundreds of hours of continous service (not included).
7. Single Wing Nut Bolt to allows quick easy access to change batteries.
Manufactured in the U.S.A. to keep Americans working.