Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


  • Viewing Angle: Full upper hemisphere.
  • Tested Night Visibility:  Over 10 Nautical Miles.
  • Tested Day Visibility:    Over  1 Nautical Mile
  • Light Source:  4 White and 3 IR LEDs.
  • Exceeds USCG Approval standards.
  • Length:   4.8 In.
  • Width:     1.215 In.
  • Weight:    4.2 Oz with batteries.
  • Light Type: Visible and IR LED Strobe
  • Battery type: 2 CR-123 Lithium, 5 year storage shelf life
  • Candela:  300
  • Strobe flash rate: 60 per minute.
  • Battery Life: over 35 hours
  • Case Material:  Anodized aircraft aluminum.
  • Dome Material:  Polycarbonate.
  • Housing: Anodized Aircraft Aluminum.
  • Switch:  Push button on bottom ON/OFF
  • Water Test: 50 ft
  • Flash rate: 60/minute nominal.
US Pat 8,646,938  US Pat 8,220,950


The White light output of the EF-30A-1 Long Range Strobe is so amazingly bright it can be seen up to two miles in daylight, yes daylight, and over 15 miles at night.  It has the best combination of Electronic Flare LED signal intensity in a compact design that is easy to carry inside your life vest or in your pocket.  The USCG, Military, Border Patrol, and Police are currently requiring IR capability in any new LED distress signal product because it is difficult to see just white LEDs with NVG equipment.  The EF-30A-1 Magnum Electronic Flare is a handheld Long Range Strobe that is visible to both the naked eye and to Search and Rescue assets using night vision goggles.  Enhanced Detectability by USCG and Military Aircraft as they operate night flying operations using Night vision Goggles which see Infra Red (IR) and Visual light as FLASHED BY THE EF-30A-1.   A vital piece of safety gear for boaters, kayakers, and all outdoor enthusiast.



Additional information

Weight 4.2 oz
Dimensions 4.8 × 1.215 × 1.215 in


  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will Wilson

    As a Ex SAR proffessional with 40 years offshore experience and also a serious ocean Surfski and Kayak paddler, I have used the EF20 Electronic Distress strobe for around 3 years recently upgrading to the new EF30.

    I have owned and used almost every type of Distress equipment on the market the EF30 is robust compact and lightwieght and can be easily and unobtrusively worn at all times.

    I do not venture out in the sea without one.
    The EF30 is without doubt the best Electronic Visual Distress Signal on the market today.

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