The new White and IR LED configuration of the EF-30A-1 is Compact and convenient to carry inside your vest or in your pocket. The USCG, Military, Border Patrol, and Police are currently requiring IR capability in any new distress signal product because they CANNOT SEE white LEDs with NVG equipment. The EF-30A-1 Electronic Flare is a handheld LED strobe that is visible to the naked eye as well as Search and Rescue assets using night vision goggles. A vital piece of safety gear for boaters, kayakers, and all outdoor enthusiast. As a courtesy, we tell you ahead of time that it is a much brighter light than expected.