StrikeAlert, by Outdoors Technologies, is a small and affordable lightning detector that provides an early warning of approaching li ghtning strikes from as far away as 40 miles and lets you know if the storm is coming your way.
An audible alarm sounds when there's a strike and a corresponding LED light illuminates accordingly at lightning distances of 20-40 miles, 12-24 miles, 6-12 miles and within 6 miles.
The detector is housed in a small pager-like casing that can be clipped on a belt loop and runs on a two AAA batteries. It's perfect for outdoor sporting events and activities.
Convenient Size & Weight
Small and impact-resistant, StrikeAlert clips to your belt, golf bag or backpack.
Take it wherever you go!
An audible warning sounds before (and while) lightning is within striking distance
Low Power Consumption
Up to 100 hours of reliable operation with two AAA batteries
With press of a button, you can see the lightning strike distance, track the storm direction and view battery life.
StrikeAlert is designed to be used outdoors. While StrikeAlert will work indoors, its ability to detect lightning strikes can be aff ected by common sources of electromagnetic emissions, such as:
- CRTs - (televisions or computer monitors)
- Motors and engines
- High-powered electronics equipment
Moving StrikeAlert a safe distance away from these devices (usually a few feet) should allow the detector to return to normal operat ion. If StrikeAlert is receiving interference due to such electromagnetic emissions, the green LED will blink or may give a false li ghtning indication. The static generated by some garments may also produce a false indication. Again, moving the detector just a few feet away from the source of the interference should allow StrikeAlert to resume normal operations. This will be indicated by the g reen LED remaining constantly lit.