- Dec 18, 2005
I have a few flashlights that have the SOS flashing mode. While it's a neat feature I have never used it. Has anyone here used there's in a real life situation.
Northern Lights said:I have never used it, I have never encountered it or heard of it being encountered by others, I work in the public safety sector.
But I plan to use it as a feature with a modified light. The new techniques for blood trail tracking usually use a blue or standard white LED (which is rich in blue) and red LED run simultaneously. The red jumps out and other colors are subdued. A CPF advertising vendors builds a version and the red LEDs flash. The optical illusion is that the blood red jumps out flashing at you 3 dimensional from the back ground. I have tested it with my flashing LED head lamp with red filters and of all things red and blue key chain lights from DAE superglued back to back. It works! So my hunting equipment now has the flashing red lights as I have more than once tracked trails by night.
A flashing light would annoy the heck out of me if I were star watching, but yeah I've also thought of using a flashing light for signaling in case of a car problem. I have a cheap 3aaa headlamp with a flashing mode and might chuck it in the glovebox along with the PT Surge that's in there now. A headlamp is a lot better for fixing the car with tooSilverFox said:Hello Sharpdogs,
I have never used the SOS mode, but use the flashing mode while camping.
We mark our campsite with a flashing light while taking night hikes or kayak outings. This makes it a little easier to locate after star watching.
I have also used the flashing mode on my Big D to illuminate the rear end of a car that was sticking out in the road. It was a dark night and the car had experienced a battery explosion. None of their warning lights were operational.