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General Deluxe Lightning/Storm Detector LD50

General Tools & Instruments  |   Mfr# LD50  |   Item# DO-86303-01

$369.50 USD/EACH

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  • Starts detecting thunderstorms up to 70 miles away, registers activity at 40 miles
  • Early warning detection of pending storms and lightning
  • Easily tell if the storm is moving towards, away, or parallel to your location
  • Produce visual and audible alarms
  • Ideal for safe outdoor activities at work sites, farms, school and university athletic events, golf courses, and little league ball fields
  • Handheld or table mountable with optional wall mount accessory available
  • Low battery indicator with battery save feature
Facts about Lightning and Thunderstorms:
  • Average lightning stroke is 6 miles long
  • Average thunderstorm is 6-10 miles wide
  • Average thunderstorm travels at a rate of 25 miles per hour
  • On average, thunder can be heard over a distance of 3-4 miles depending on humidity, terrain and other factors
  • Approximately 100,000 thunderstorms occur in the United States each year
  • Approximately 10% of all thunderstorms are severe enough to produce high winds, flash floods and tornados
LD50 Deluxe Lightning/Storm Detector is sensitive enough to start detecting thunderstorms from up to 70 miles away and indicates if the storm is moving towards, away, or parallel to your location. It can be used alongside your other weather monitoring equipment to track a storm front, or may be carried for outdoor use. The unit is made of a rugged, weather-resistant plastic case with audible alarms and LEDs that sequence at distance intervals of 20 to 40 miles, 8 to 20 miles, 3 to 8 miles, and 0 to 3 miles.
What's Included:
two 9 V batteries.
Product Type Lightning Detectors
Dimensions 6-1/2" L x 3-1/8" W x 1-1/2" H
(165 x 79 x 38 mm)
Power Two 9 V batteries
Brand General Tools & Instruments
Qty/ea 1
Range 0 to 3 miles, 3 to 8 miles, 8 to 20 miles, 20 to 40 miles;
Starts detecting thunderstorms up to 70 miles away.
Model LD50
Manufacturer number LD50

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  • Q:

    Is this mounted inside or outside? If it's mounted inside how does it receive the info about lightening strikes
    Asked on 6/23/2011 by Anonymous

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    • Staff Reviewer


      This is meant to be mounted outside, if at all. It can also be used as a handheld device.

      Answered on 6/27/2011 by Jen from Technical Support
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