Comet Light & Smoke Signal

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SOLAS approved light & smoke signal.


The Light and Smoke Lifebuoy Marker produces dense orange smoke for 15 minutes and features two self-contained, inversion switched, LED lights which far exceed SOLAS requirements for output and duration. Ships are required to carry 2 markers, one mounted on each bridge wing with the brackets supplied and attached by line to a 4kg Lifebuoy. The signal is used to mark the position of a man overboard by day or night. It can be automatically deployed by releasing the attached lifebuoy, or manually activated.



  • Day and night signal attached to 4kg lifebuoy and used in an emergency to mark the position of man overboard.

  • Provides 15 minutes of dense orange smoke.

  • Far exceeds SOLAS requirements of 2 hours at 2 candela for light output and duration.

  • Safe to use on petrol or oil covered water.

  • Lithium batteries sealed for life - no annual replacement.

  • Screw fit, inversion switched, LED light units.

  • Automatic or manual deployment.

  • Universal stainless steel mounting bracket. Usually mounted on a ships bridge wing

  • Approved mounting height: 56m - but manufacturer tested to survive 100m drop into water. (SOLAS only requires 30m).

  • Ideal for use on ships or rigs with high freeboard.



Conforms to SOLAS 74 as amended. IMO Resolution MSC 81 (70) part 1. MED: Light & Smoke Signal - BGV 422.012, Smoke Signal - BGV 422.011, BAM-P1-0596, 0589-P1-0619.


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Price £290.00



o   Height: 375mm (14.76 in)

o   Diameter: 183mm (7.20 in)

o   Weight: 3.3kg (7.27 lb.)

o   Weight – including bracket and angles: 3.85kg (8.5 lb.)

o   Net Explosive Content: 1.287kg (2.84 lb.)

o   Lamps (bulbs): 2 x 3.6v 2.0A

o   Temperature range: -30°C to +65°C

o   Burning time: 15 minutes

o   Colour of light: white

o   Duration: 2 candela for 2 hours

o   Use with lifebuoy weighing: 4.0kg (8.82 lb.)

o   Attach to lifebuoy with line: 4m (13ft) long, 9.5mm (0.37 in) diameter


Operation :

1. Signal and Lifebuoy mounted on bridge wing in ready to fire position.

2. Release locking pin and lifebuoy falls, automatically deploying marker.

3. Alternatively, manually throw lifebuoy overboard.


Packing & Transport Information based on 24 Units

  • 2 x signals in 1 fibreboard box

  • Gross Weight: 9.5 kg (20.94 lb.) per box

  • Net Weight: 7.7 kg (17 lb.)

  • Measurements of fibreboard box: 36 x 27 x 40 cm (14.2 x 10.6 x 15.8 in)

  • Net Explosive Content per box: 2.574kg (5.67 lb.)

  • Hazard class 1.4S UN 0507

  • Proper shipping name: Signals, Smoke

  • Other information: Passenger and cargo aircraft

  • Other Information: Passenger and Cargo Aircraft



This compact unit is ideally stored in good magazine conditions in an upright position, mounted to its stainless-steel bracket in our original packaging. Onboard vessel: Two units are normally required to be carried. Mounted inverted and attached to a Lifebuoy. Usually positioned on each bridge wing and need a clear, uninterrupted drop into the water.



Conforms to SOLAS 74 as amended. IMO Resolution MSC 81 (70) part 1. MED: Light & Smoke Signal - BGV 422.012, Smoke Signal - BGV 422.011, BAM-P1-0596, 0589-P1-0619.