• How do I change the batteries in my Eflare?

    For beacons using D Batteries:

    1. Unscrew the base of the beacon anticlockwise.
    2. Insert 2 x D batteries into the beacon,  ’+’ side first.
    3. Use high-quality alkaline batteries and regularly check on their physical condition.
    4. Make sure the o-ring is correctly fitted and screw the cap back onto the base of the Eflare until it’s tight.
    5. Use the Eflare as usual.

    For beacons using AA Batteries

    1. Unscrew the base of the beacon anticlockwise.
    2. Insert 2 or 4 batteries into the carriage, making sure to line up the end of the battery with the ’+’ sign, with the end of the carriage with the ‘+’ sign, and the end of the battery with the ‘-‘ sign, with the end of the carriage with the ‘-‘ sign.
    3. Use high-quality alkaline batteries and regularly check on their physical condition.
    4. Make sure the o-ring is correctly fitted and screw the cap back onto the base of the Eflare until it’s tight.
    5. Use the Eflare as usual.
  • How long should the batteries in my Eflare last for?

    Normal battery life is between 30 to 50 hours, depending on the type of beacon.

  • Responsible battery use?

    Battery leakage and damage to the beacon is not covered by the warranty.

    To get the best from the recommended batteries, please see the guide from Duracell here https://www.duracell-me.com/technology/responsible-battery-use-care-and-disposal/

  • How do I turn my Eflare on and off?

    Eflares have a simple twisting mechanism on the lens end of the beacon to turn it on and off. Refer to the label on your beacon for more information.

  • Isn’t there any glare?

    No, the patented Eflare lens design concentrates the light so the beam carries further, allowing people to work with minimal glare.

  • What makes Eflare beacons so bright?

    The Eflare can be seen from over 1 kilometre away at night by using a combination of:

    • The latest, high-bright LEDs
    • The Eflare patented lens design that filters light into a narrow, concentrated beam of light that carries further, with minimal glare.
    • Flash rate; and
    • Power management.
  • Does the brightness of Eflare beacons diminish over the course of its battery life, like a torch?

    No the Eflare circuit is designed to provide constant brightness over its 30-50 hours of battery life.

  • How do Eflares stack up against chemical flares?
    Eflare Chemical Flare
    Usage Time (minimum) 30 Hours on 4 AA batteries 30 minutes per flare
    Total Cost for 30 Hours of Use $84 (US$)- 1 eFlare + 4 AA batteries $180 (US$)- 60 flares x $3 per flare
    Cost per Hour $2.80 (US$) $6.00 (US$)
    Recovered Cost recovered after 26 hrs 15 mins of use never recovered
    60 Hours of Use $4.00 (US$) - 4 AA batteries $180 (US$) - 60 flares
    Cost per Hour $0.13 (US$) $6.00 (US$)
    Total Cost for 60 Hours of Use* $88 (US$) - 1 eFlare + 8 AA batteries $360 (US$) - 120 flares
    * Prices based on based on average online prices for chemical road flares and the recommended retail price for an AT293RB in the USA.