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TALOS Lightning Detector for the Rugged Outdoors

SKU SFD-1000-G
Made in USAOur TALOS®️ Storm and Lightning Detector for the Rugged Outdoors provides storm and safety awareness of lightning strikes in the area. With the ability to detect lightning from 25 miles away, get real-time lightning detection of both cloud to ground and cloud to cloud lightning activity.

Perfect for nearly any outdoor use, our lightning detector is ideal for hiking, camping, enjoying a day at the beach, ATVs, and anywhere your adventures take you.


  • Up to a 25-mile range
  • The BRIGHTEST visual alerts: 3 colors to indicate distance of approaching or departing storms
    • Green: 25 miles
    • Blue:   16 miles
    • Red:    6 miles
  • The LOUDEST audible alerts
    • 1 beep for Green: 25 miles
    • 2 beeps for Blue: 16 miles
    • 3 beeps for Red: 6 miles
    • Compact design
    • 1 year battery life (*based on average usage)
    • Auto sleep functionality**
    • Antenna auto-tuning - increases efficiency
    • Same technology used in expensive weather stations
    • Battery-powered: requires 4 AA batteries (lithium recommended)
    • Patent-pending design

    **When the unit is first turned on, the unit is in "Normal Mode" and will actively listen for lightning/storm activity. Pressing the ON button a second time puts the unit into the auto-sleep mode. In this mode, the detector will sleep until motion is detected, then it will turn on. If no motion is detected for 30 minutes, the unit goes back to sleep.


    • Portable
    • Early warning alerts
    • Provides distance estimation of storm
    • Selective power modes make it ideal for low power devices
    • Easy to detach
    • Easy to mount

    Where to Mount Lightning Detector

    The lightning detector listens for low-level signals from lightning and must be located a minimum of 3 feet away from cell phones, wearables, or any other devices emitting electrical noise. If electrical noise interference is detected, the lightning detector will go through a sequence of all colors.

    What's Included in the Box:

    1- TALOS Lightning Detection Device

    1 - Mounting Base

    1 - User Guide


      Download User Guide

      Download Datasheet

      Battery Instructions & Installation

      It is necessary to replace batteries as soon as the lightning detector indicates the batteries are almost dead. The detector will beep and flash the LED twice indicating that batteries need to be replaced. This alert is given every 10 seconds. If you are not using the lightning detector, make sure you remove the batteries prior to storing the detector.

      Operational Instructions


      If you have any questions or issues regarding the operation of your lightning detector, please call us at 1-888-703-0906 or email

      Please do not return the unit to the purchase location. Contact TALOS®️ for service.

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      Peter u.
      United States United States
      Pool lightning detector

      Ordered and delivered on time, package was well prepared for the trip to Pennsylvania. Waiting for storm season to start. Easy to start up and mounting was easy. Can’t wait to see it in action. Thank you so much for an affordable product that is also a life saver