In October of 2008, results were published of an independent 5-year study on existing electronic and chemical flares, conducted for the U.S. Department of Justice. It was the most exhaustive analysis of electronic and chemical flares ever done in the United States, profiling every major electronic flare manufacturer in the market.
From this study three very clear conclusions can be drawn:
Conclusion 1: Currently, there isn’t a single electronic flare on the market that comes close to matching the visibility of chemical road flares. Chemical flares are often visible at twice the distance of existing electronic flares.
Conclusion 2: While having the highest visibility, chemical road flares pose serious short- and long-term health risks to those that handle them, and are hazardous to the environment.
Conclusion 3: Cone-mounting, which is only possible with electronic flares, significantly increases visibility.
LightModule’s LM Pro is the first electronic flare ever made with comparable brightness to chemical road flares (see below), and the only one that would exceed the strenuous visibility standards laid out in this study.
To read the study for yourself, click here.