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TALOS Lightning Detector for the Rugged Outdoors

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
  • Audible alerts
  • Visual alerts: 3 Colors to indicate the distance of the approaching or departing storm
    • Green: 25 miles
    • Blue:   16 miles
    • 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.

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    Battery Installation

    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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