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Rescue Laser Light

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The RLL012-01 Rescue Laser Light is a hand-held nighttime laser signaling device that provides a convenient, effective way to signal a rescue party over 20 miles (32 km) away, depending on atmospheric conditions. It's waterproof, rugged design combines the safety of alaser signaling device with the convenience of a flashlight. Unlike flares, the Rescue Laser Light is non-flammable, non-hazardous and can operate continuously for over 40 hours on a long-life replaceable lithium battery.

PO Box 792
Willow, AK  99688-0792
Tel: (907) 245-4475 Fax: (907) 245-4599

Rescue Laser Light Product Specifications:
Visibility: 20 Miles (32km) optimum conditions, unaided eye
Waterproof: To 80 feet (24m)
Laser Diode: 10,000 hours meantime to failure
Operational Life: 40 hours continuous use
Battery: CR123 llithium battery

Product Identification:
Rescue Laser Light Product Assembly Detail

Safety Summary:
CAUTION - use of controls or adjustments, or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

This laser process machine is certified as a Class IIIa Laser Product to the requirements of the US Federal Product Performance Standard for Laser Products contained in the regulations in 21 CFR Subchapter J.


This device should only be used to signal persons at a distance greater than 13 feet (4 meters).

During the performance of routine maintenance procedures such as cleaning the exterior or changing batteries the power should be turned to the off position.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE shall attempts be made to disassemble or service this product. All service is to be performed by the manufacturer or their authorized agent.

Assembly and Operation:

  1. To assemble, insert 3-volt CR123 lithium battery with the positive (+) end facing out, screw on end cap.
  2. Point the light output end (laser aperture) down for safety and continue tightening end cap until laser light is switched on (visible through protective front red cap).  Remove protective red cap on frongt end of unit and your Rescue Laser Light is ready for use.
  3. Ensure Rescue Laser Light is secured so it cannot be lost. Use the Lanyard Hole in the end cap to secure with a tether or lanyard.
  4. SIGNALING: Aim Laser Light in direction of target (aircraft, boat, vehicle, rescue party) you wish to signal, with the laser line vertical (up and down).


    How to signal a target with a rescue laser How to detect retro-reflective materials with a rescue laser

    Point the laser output end (laser aperture) toward the target. Make a "V" with your outstretched hand over the intended target. With the laser held near your eye in line of sight, slowly scan the vertical laser back and forth between your fingers toward the target, making each finger red as you scan.

    When looking for any retro-reflective materials, point the laser output end (laser aperture) toward the object you are scanning and hold the laser near your line of sight to see the return flash from the object.

    Move the laser line VERY SLOWLY back and forth across the target (five degrees per second or slower). This type of signaling is referred to as "scanning." The slower the laser is scanned, the further it can be seen.


  5. Keep signaling until you have positive contact with your rescuers or target and they are able to see you without the use of a signaling device.
  6. DETECTING: When looking for reflective materials, point the laser aperture toward the object you are scanning and hold the laser near your line of sight to see the return flash from the object.
  7. To turn Laser Light off, point the light output end (laser aperture) down for safety and twist Tactile On/Off Switch until the red laser is off.

Additional Survival Suggestions:

  • When using any signaling device, ensure you are in an open area, clear of all obstructions that would hinder others from seeing you.
  • Consider wearing bright colored clothing or altering your location in such a manner that it appears different than your surrounding terrain. This includes arranging rocks or logs, debris, or other objects in such a manner that they appear "unnatural" from the air.
  • Do not move from your location unless safety is threatened. By moving, you create a moving target for would-be rescuers that requires additional time and effort to locate.
  • Survival ultimately depends on your ability and training in using what is available to you in any given situation. The Greatland Laser product you have purchased will greatly aid you in signaling others for help if it has been properly maintained. The Rescue Laser Light can be an integral part of your complete survival system.

Maintaining the Rescue Laser Light:

Battery replacement and exterior cleaning are the only maintenance required. There are no user serviceable components inside the device. Attempting to gain access to the laser components will void the warranty.

  • Turn Laser off before replacing battery or cleaning laser lens.
  • Follow battery replacement guidelines and use fresh batteries in the unit for best results. For optimum performance, the battery in your Rescue Laser Light should be checked annually and replaced at least once every five years.
  • Lens may be cleaned with a soft dry cloth or camera lens brush. Do not use cleaning fluids.
  • Exterior may be wiped with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt, then dried.

Battery Replacement: The Rescue Laser Light operates on one 3-volt lithium photo battery (CR123). To replace the battery, turn Laser off, unscrew end cap and pull out spring, then remove battery. Insert fresh battery POSITIVE end UP, push spring firmly back into unit, and then screw on end cap. For optimum performance, the battery in your Rescue Laser Light should be checked annually and replaced at least once every five years.

Limited Lifetime Warranty:

Greatland Laser, LLC (Greatland) warrants to the original registered owner that this product is free from defects in parts and workmanship for the life of that owner. To qualify for this warranty you must complete and return to Greatland the printed warranty registration form. Greatland or an authorized Greatland service provider will repair the product or, at its option, replace a defective Rescue Laser Light or any component thereof free of charge. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties and conditions, express or implied.


This warranty does not cover any of the following: 1. battery exhaustion; 2. battery leakage; 3. lens damage; 4. damage to or failure of the Rescue Laser Light or any component thereof due to alteration, misuse, battery leakage or lack of maintenance.

GREATLAND DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Under no circumstances is Greatland Laser, LLC, its officers, employees, agents or affiliates, liable for any loss, damage, or expenses of any kind arising out of the use or inability to use this product. Some jurisdictions in Canada and the United States do not allow exclusion or limitation of implied warranties, incidental or consequential damages and/or limitations on transferability, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.


  1. In case of battery exhaustion, do not return the Rescue Laser Light to Greatland but replace the battery. You can purchase replacement battery from most retail outlets where CR123 batteries are sold.
  2. If the Rescue Laser Light has been damaged by leakage of batteries, do not return the Rescue Laser Light to Greatland but determine what brand of battery caused the damage and follow the battery manufacturer's instructions about how to make a damage claim.
  3. For warranty returns: Send the Rescue Laser Light (postage or shipping prepaid) to Greatland Laser, P.O. Box 792, Willow, AK 99688-0792, Attention: Warranty/Repair Department. For your protection and to expedite handling and/or postal claims, we recommend that all returns be insured and sent Certified and /or Return Receipt Requested.

In Canada and the United States this warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state and from province to province. Where any term of this warranty is prohibited by the law of any jurisdiction, such term shall there be null and void, but the remainder of this warranty shall remain in full force and effect.

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