Red Hand Flare

Red Hand Flare

  • $34.99


Use to signal distress by day or night


The Pains Wessex Red Hand Flare Mk8 is a short range distress signal used to pinpoint location by day or night. Burns for 60 seconds at 15,000 candela. Features a unique telescopic handle making it very compact and space saving when stowed in a liferaft. Easily extended and pull wire operated.

Pains Wessex Red Hand Flare Mk8 Features:

  • Short range distress signal
  • Used to pinpoint location by day or night
  • Burns for 60 seconds at 15,000 candela
  • Unique telescopic handle
  • Easily extended and pull wire operated


Pains Wessex Red Hand Flare Mk8 Specifications:

  • Length: 175mm (6.9")
  • Length with handle pulled out: 280mm (11")
  • Diameter: 28mm (1.1")
  • Weight: 160g (5.6 oz)
  • Net explosive content: 61g (2.2oz)
  • Temp Op Min: -30 °C
  • Temp Op Max: 65 C (149.0 °F)
  • Temp Store Min: -30 °C
  • Temp Store Max: 75 C (167.0 °F)
  • Light Colour: Red
  • Light Intensity: 15,000 candela
  • Flare Burn Time Minimum: 60ss
  • Ignition Method: Top pull-wire igniter
  • SOLAS Approved, USCG Approved
  • Accepted for use on all New Zealand SOLAS and Non-SOLAS ships operating in all areas (including lifeboats and life rafts)

Experts recommend carrying both a Handsmoke and a Red Handflare for Waka Ama Individual and Crew use

Red handheld flares are effective during the day and night as they are very bright, burn for up to 60 seconds and are visible from aircraft