Receive Lightning Alerts While on Your Golf Cart or Turf Equipment

Golf Carts and Turf Equipment Using the TALOS Lightning Detector

Lightning Detection for Golf Carts and Turf Equipment

TALOS Portable & Remote Lightning Detectors

55% of lightning injuries happen to those working outdoors. Additionally, 30% of sports-related lightning fatalities occur while playing golf.

Whether work or play, safety shouldn’t be an optional consideration. Safety should be an essential part of every outdoor occasion and event.

FACT: Thunder can only be heard from up to 10 miles away, but lightning CAN STRIKE from 25 MILES AWAY.

At TALOS, we understand the critical importance of safety and that staying safe should be easy and straightforward. That’s why our golf course lightning detectors are easy to use and even easier to interpret. 

The TALOS Remote Lightning Detector detects lightning up to 25 miles away and provides both visual and audible alerts indicating lightning is in the area. Featuring the same technology as expensive weather stations, TALOS bright LEDs and loud audible alerts warn those outdoors to get to safety.

With our devices, lightning detection for golf carts makes safety simple, and you don’t have to be a meteorologist to know when the weather’s going south. 

Lightning Detection Alerts:

  • GREEN with 1 beep: 25 miles away
  • BLUE with 2 beeps: 16 miles away
  • RED with 3 beeps: 6 miles away

John Deere Gator with TALOS Remote Lightning Detector in a Rocker Switch

Key Features

  • Provides awareness of dangerous lightning in the area up to 25 miles
  • Waterproof
  • Robust design for rugged applications
  • High rate of accuracy
  • Same technology as expensive weather stations
  • No WIFI or data connection needed

Key Benefits

  • Innovative technology minimizes false indicators
  • Real time alerts based on location of the device, giving occupants more time to seek shelter
  • Antenna auto tuning for optimal detection
  • Cost effective
  • Customizable OEM Solution
  • Real time instant alerts
  • Detection of cloud to ground and cloud to cloud activity

Why TALOS® Lightning Alerts? Phones Already Send Notifications!

  • Phones are safely secured inside golf bag or pocket
  • Phones are set to silent/do not disturb
  • No data signal or connection
  • Weather notifications are set for specific intervals, real time updates can be missed
  • Weather app updates are set for a location other than where the person is actually located

TALOS Portable Lightning Detector (SFD-1000-G)

Talos Portable Lightning Detector - 3 Colors Indicate Distance of StormThe TALOS portable lightning detector comes with a mount for easy mounting onto your golf cart or turf equipment.

Benefits & Features

  • Compact design
  • Auto sleep functionality**
  • Easy to mount
  • Easy to detach
  • Long battery life (1 year based on average usage)
  • Battery powered: requires 4 AA batteries (lithium recommended)

**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.

Where to Mount the Lightning Detector

The lightning detector should be mounted a minimum of 3 feet away from cell phones, wearables, or any other devices emitting electrical noise to avoid false positive signals. If the detector goes through a sequence of all colors, this indicates that it is detecting electrical noise interference.

The SFD-1000-R Remote Lightning Detector

TALOS Remote Lightning Detector Installed in a Golf CartThe SFD-1000-R is a ready-to-install design solution.

  • Clean Appearance
  • Permanent, Space Saving Design
  • Real Time Lightning Alerts

Highly versatile for custom applications, the TALOS remote system is the answer to enhancing lightning awareness for golf turf maintenance equipment, and for implementing on golf carts.

When lightning is nearby, every moment counts. Maintenance workers wear protective ear equipment and use loud equipment. Soon than they realize, a storm is rapidly moving in with little time to act!

*Although the remote lightning detector is designed primarily for oems, end users can purchase and install themselves. Contact us at 727-532-6144 or email

SFD-1000-R Talos Remote Lightning Detector

Free Sample Request (OEMs Only)

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What Sets Us Apart From Other Lightning Detectors

TALOS®️ Advanced FeaturesOther Lightning Detectors
8 LEDS – The Brightest Lightning Detection Device on the Market
Contains 1 LED
The Loudest Device – Audible in Noisy Environments
May be Difficult to Hear in Noisy Environments
Continual Flashing & Beeping
(up to 15 Minutes, or Danger is over 25 mi)
Lower Frequency of Alerts
Waterproof – Built to Weather the Storm
NOT Waterproof
Designed for Outdoor and Indoor Use
Indoor Use Only
Stand Alone Device – Works w/out Data Connection
Phones Need Data Connection
Hands Free
Automatic Brightness ControlNo Automatic Brightening or Dimming
Auto Sleep FunctionalityManual Shut Off
Instant, Real Time Lightning Detection AlertsAlerts May Be Delayed or Missed
Quick & Easy Start UpRequires Some Start Up Tutorial
False Signal Rejection TechnologyMore False Positives Detected