Every year, 60% of lightning related accidents occur near water. Whether near the water for work or play, safety is NOT an option. From pleasure crafts to boat building, it’s essential to stay aware when dangerous lightning is in striking range. Lightning can strike from 25 miles away, but thunder can only be heard from 10 miles away.
The chance of a boat being struck by lightning is 1 in 1,000! With odds like that, it’s essential to protect life and property. Lightning can cause severe damage to some of the most expensive parts of a boat, including electronics. Knowing lightning is imminent can provide precious time to batten down & seek safety.
Recently, lightning caused four pontoon boats to catch fire in St. Lucie County. While it happened overnight and no one was injured, it’s an ominous reminder to stay aware when lightning is in the area.
Boaters can see the flashing LEDs and hear the alerts when lightning is detected from 25 miles away. As the storm moves closer or further away, the LEDs will change color. Informing the user whether danger is leaving or moving in closer allows boaters to decide if it’s time to get to safety.
The TALOS® portable lightning detector comes with a mount for easy mounting onto your boat. You can also take it with you as the detector is portable. Take it with you anywhere you are on the water!
**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.
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.
Water Ski Boats
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& Many More…
|TALOS®️ Advanced Features||Other Lightning Detectors|
|The Brightest LEDs for Lightning Detection Devices 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
|Designed for Outdoor Use
||Indoor Use Only
|Stand Alone Device – Needs No Data Connection
||Phones Need Data Connection
|Automatic Brightness Control||No Automatic Brightening or Dimming|
|Real Time Alerts Based on Your Location||Alerts May Be Delayed or Come From Tower Location|
|Easy to Understand Alerts||May Be Difficult to Read or Hear|
|False Signal Rejection Technology||More False Positives Detected|