Gear: TurboFlare 360

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TurboFlare 360

TurboFlare
Category: Rescue Equipment
Subcategory: Vehicle Extrication
Price: $224.95
Average Rating:
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(11 Votes)
Description:

A great replacement for flares and it won't break if it's run over! The 360° rotating LED provides visibility in any type of weather. Stores in its own custom-made box. * Environmentally friendly * Shock- and weather-proof * Resistant to gasoline, fuels, road salts and chlorine * Powerful enough to be seen through fog, rain or snow * Low battery indicator light * Yellow with amber light * 2"H x 8 1/8"diameter; 1 lb * Requires 4 AA batteries (sold separately)

Member Reviews

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    Account Removed, Wed, 07 Nov 2007 17:38:04 UTC.
    1st review

    I purchased one of these single TurboFlare 360 units about five years ago. Purchased it as a clearance item at Sears and found it to be nearly indestructible. After taking it to the next Fire Meeting we decided to run over it with the 4500 Gallon Freight Liner Cab Over Tender. It came out without any issues other than a few scratches. It is incredibly bright at night and definetly commands attention. During the day however it works fairly well but, not in bright conditions. Smoke from a flare will work better in these circumstances.
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    Although not necessarily designed to be used for Landing Zone Operations, we have found them to be an invaluable asset. Both Life Flight and MAST have commented on how easy it was to find the LZ. Also, MAST says they are visible through their IR Goggles even though there are no IR Emitters. The department purchased three 8 packs to keep one on the Ambulance, One on the Rescue, and one on the primary Engine. It has been invaluable and has saved tons of money on the cost of Flares.
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    Furthermore, I have never replaced the batteries in my unit. 6 AA Duracell Batteries is all it takes. I have seen other models but, this one is the thinnest and best designed on the market. Stay away from the rechargeable units. The battery life span is not as long and the cost to replace rechargeable batteries is not great. Also, these are non incideary and will not start fires nor cause an explosion with a combustible.

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    103Cappy103, Mon, 11 Feb 2008 04:02:02 UTC.

    I bought my first three off the clearance rack at Sears too. Wish I could find them there again! If you want to purchase but don't like the price check out eBay. I bought five of these off eBay for only $55.00!!

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    srfdstroker, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 06:15:30 UTC.

    As a rescue technician for the county rescue squad, we are utilized quite a bit for traffic control on accident scenes, among other things. In fact, thats about 98% of what we are paged for. These are lifesavers, especially out on the state HWY in our jurisdiction. (Through which everyone decides to still go 80 mph through an accident 'zone') They are easy to use and to set up, but most importantly, to see. They are a great asset on helping to light up a landing zone for helicopters as well. Great product!

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    lfd16, Thu, 15 May 2008 01:17:45 UTC.

    these would be great because they can be seen better, and you dont need to go put down more flares every 20 or 30 minutes

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    FIRE25MAN, Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:57:24 UTC.

    they are great

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    sandy2501, Fri, 22 Aug 2008 18:28:33 UTC.

    Purchased 4 sets to replace 5 year old ones.

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    wildfirescott, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 06:22:41 UTC.

    Great lights adds lots of visibility over just cones but don't let a semi run them over they don't work well after that

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    Account Removed, Thu, 25 Dec 2008 09:24:15 UTC.

    We carry these on our apparatus. They are extremely visible at night, and will withstand the occasional car running over them. An eighteen wheeler can run over it, and it might break the tabs off the sides, but the light will usually still work. I recommend spending the extra money for the custom carrying case, as we've had problems with them turning on inside the compartments.

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    crw91383, Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:34:26 UTC.

    These things are a waste of money!!! Our department decided to put these on all of our apparatus and within 6 months they were all removed because of reliability issues.

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  • Second_asst_chief_john_pape_max30
    jpape, Sun, 31 May 2009 00:50:01 UTC.

    Sorry gang, but I just can't agree with those of you who rave about TurboFlare. We purchased a set for each of our six rigs. These "indestructible" flares broke so many times, I believe we're down to about two full sets.

    For the company literature that says "it won't break even it it's run over," I have a lot of little yellow pieces of plastic I'd like to show you.

    Waste of money.

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    ALam508, Sat, 21 Nov 2009 04:30:08 UTC.

    After talking with a pilot for the local area med-evac chopper, he said he preferred these over regular flares or strobes.

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