Learn what Clint Homestead, a survival expert and trainer, as well as former Special Forces member, has to say about his experience with our Rescue Lasers in a special guest blog post.
"This Signal Laser is perhaps one of the best night signals invented."
- US Navy Aviation Survival Gear Field Test Report
"You might not remember me but my 2007 laser light was replace by you a few years ago, gratis. It is still working great as per my yearly testing. I just wanted to thank you, again."-Craig Foster, CAM, National Sales Director for Jet Aviation/Jet Professionals, April 6, 2018
"The Greatland Green Rescue Laser Flare is the best flare a sailor can have to be seen and rescued when in distress. [...] There really is no good reason to omit adding a Greatland Green Laser Flare to your safety repertoire."
- The Teak Rail, May 30, 2014
"I was first introduced to the Greatland Rescue Laser Flare when it was issued to me in Afghanistan. Following my return home, a good friend of mine brought one on board my sailboat last summer so we could “play test” it in the maritime environment. During our arrival into Port Washington, NY, our two boats were separated by 1.5 miles in the pouring rain. My buddy was unable to make out where I had moored. We pulled out my 1.5 million candlepower spot light. He could barely make it out against the lighting from shore. Once I lit off the Rescue Flare, he immediately asked if that was us with the bright blinking red light. The difference in intensity and discrete nature of the flare made it simple for him to find his way over to us. The next day, we again tested the visibility of the flare in a surface to surface use and were repeatedly surprise at its effectiveness out to 3 miles.
This fall, I was also able to test the flare while I was flying. With my friend on the ground and me in the air, we found the light easy to identify at over 5 miles in the daylight. I have been impressed by the ruggedness, simplicity and effectiveness of the Rescue Flare. I highly recommend it to all of my sailing clients, as well as those hunting, hiking, or involved in any other outdoor adventure activity."
- OnPar Marine Consulting, March 2015
"The Rescue Laser Flare is one of the best and simplest tools I have ever used. Being able to provide your location to aircraft and resources quickly and efficiently has been amazing. I also used the rescue laser to conduct fire line briefings during night shift to point out items to ensure all personnel was up to date with exact location of hazards or objectives"
- Product Research Gear
Electronic Vs. Traditional Flares - Cruising World, October 2014 - "In testing, the electronic alternatives to pyrotechic signals prove safer, easier, and in some cases, superior"
"Bottom line is that the Rescue Laser is worth adding to your survival gear and the red Rescue Laser Light is standard equipment in my Doug Ritter Ultimate Aviator Survival Paks. It's small and light enough to fit on a key chain. In terms of distress signaling priorities, after a 406 MHz PLB and a signal mirror, it's next on the list. While the red Rescue Lasers are certainly adequate, the Green Rescue Laser Flare is definitely an even better choice. The Green Rescue Laser Flare is what I carry and is what's in my personal aviation survival kit. In my opinion, the Green Rescue Laser Flare is well worth the considerable extra cost if you can swing it, but if not, the red will do just fine."
- Equipped to Survive
- The Teak Rail - Marine Product Reviews
- Doug Ritter's Product Review from Equipped to Survive
- "Getting Flared Up" - Motorboat Monthly
- "Test: Sistema de senalizacion laser de emergencia Greatland Laser" - GOER (Grupo de Operaciones Especiales En Rescate), Argentina. (Spanish)
2013 Ocean Navigator Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award
2010 HISWA Innovation Award
2003 Sail Magazine Pittman Editor’s Choice Award