Ok something got lost in my first post
My original intent was Do we/you or they reakt as intendet for SoS signal that we see or a strobing light and what are we doing when we see it ? dismissing it or take some kind of aktion.
I thing there is a bit differens where the light is if in hi populated areas dont reakt but in forest or off road lightning may make me to take a look.
I use strobe mode...around 50 times a day. On the side of the highway...I put the strobe on and place the light directly facing oncoming traffic.
Strobing oncoming HWY traffic at night can [and will] cause a serious accident and you will be held liable.
We keep (8) Powerflares in the truck and they work perfectly, day or night. Powerflare is the real-deal and used worldwide by LE and military.
its no brighter than the police strobes or the amber strobes on the hwy crew trucks. I've often gotten compliments by Highway Patrol for using my strobe to keep my work space safe when unloading.