ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic Distress Flare (Model LNK-ERS1)

ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic is a high-intensity LED Electronic Distress Flare. Sold with the included daytime distress flag, the ResQFlare, and the accompanying flag is certified to meet the applicable U.S. Coast Guard requirements allowing them to be carried instead of traditional pyrotechnic flares (the U.S. only) on vessels subject to 33 CFR 175.130 (primarily recreational boats). As a convenient alternative to pyrotechnic flares, the ResQFlare provides 360° visibility for over 6 miles and its efficient design allows for substantial operational life (burn time), drastically increasing your chances of survival and rescue.

ResQFlare Benefits vs. Traditional Pyrotechnic Flares

  • ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic No expiration date
  • Family safe (no burning flame)
  • Easy to operate (so even your kids and first-time boaters can operate it in the event of an emergency)
  • No issues with the existing stringent mandatory disposal requirements for pyrotechnic flares (legally considered hazardous materials)
  • ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic Waterproof and Buoyant
  • One-time purchase (less cost over the life of the product)
  • ResQFlare and included Distress Flag, when carried together, qualify as a replacement for the carriage of USCG pyrotechnic flares (the U.S.A. only)
  • Bright light in all directions (360° visibility)
  • ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic Lightweight and compact in size
  • Automatically rights itself and floats when in the water (no buoyancy/flotation ring necessary)
  • Visible over 6 miles
  • User-Replaceable C-Cell Alkaline Batteries (Not Included)
  • ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic High-intensity LED strobe maintains a minimum peak equivalent fixed intensity of 75 cd for 20 hours or greater (room temperature)
  • The operational life of 20 hours is over 3 times longer than the USCG requirement for maintaining peak equivalent fixed intensity of 75 cd
  • Durable design: Fire-resistant, Oil-resistant, Fungus-resistant, & Corrosion resistant
  • Waterproof (IP67)
  • Certified under USCG 161.013 as a Nighttime Visual Distress Signal
  • ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic Includes Distress Flag (Certified under USCG 160.072 as Daytime Visual Distress Signal)

ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic Specifications


ResQFlare (Electronic Distress Flare)


C Cell Alkaline Batteries (x2) (Not Included)

Battery Replacement

Replace Batteries Annually

Light Source

High Efficiency 0.5W LED (x7)

Light Color



φ2.36” x 8.07” (φ60 x 205 mm)

Weight (excluding batteries and flag)

0.3 lbs (135g)


SOS Distress Signal Light (meets USCG specifications for a Night Visual Distress Signal as required by 33 CFR part 175)

Light Intensity

≥75cd (6.2 miles visual distance)

Operation Time

   ≥20 hrs over 75 cd (room temperature)

Waterproof Level



Inherently Buoyant (no buoyancy/flotation ring necessary)

Storage Temperature

-22°F  149°F (-30  65)

Working Temp.

30.2°F - 86°F (-1  30)




1 Year

Environmental Performance

ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic Fire-resistant, Oil-resistant, Mycete-proof, Corrosion-proof, and Waterproof. Meet RoHS and asbestos-free requirements.


Certified to meet USCG 161.013, CE approval

Distress Flag Specifications


Distress Flag

Color of flag


Patterns on Flag

Black Square + Black Circle (distress signal)

Dimensions (L x W)

35.43” x 35.45” (900 x 900 mm)


0.26 lbs (120 g)

Storage Temperature

-22°F  149°F (-30  65)


ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic Distress Flag (meets USCG specifications for a Day Visual Distress Signal as required by 33 CFR part 175)


Fly the flag by attaching to the mast or simply hoisting it to the highest possible point. The flag can be displayed by hand, tied to,   and then waved on items such as a boat hook, paddle, or fishing rod, or it can be laid flat on the deck to attract aircraft. Should be used as a day signal only and when displayed correctly, the black square should be over the black circle.

Technical Standards

Certified to meet USCG 160.072

Download Datasheet: ACR Artex ResQFlare Electronic Distress Flare (Model LNK-ERS1)


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