AcuRite 02020 Portable Lightning Detector

The AcuRite Lightning Detector provides lightning protection by warning you of cloud-to-ground, cloud-to-cloud and intra-cloud lightning strikes within a 25 mile (40 km) range. The lightning monitor notifies you with a loud alarm, flashing red LED light and text message on the backlit display when storms or lightning are within range. Pocket-sized with no-slip clip for portability. The detector features enhanced interference rejection capabilities to prevent false lightning detection. Outdoor and indoor operation modes. One-year limited warranty. It’s more than accurate, it’s AcuRite.

Product Features

  • Detects lightning bolts and storms within 25 miles
  • Warning light, audible alarm and text alerts
  • Strike counter displays running total of lightning strikes that have been detected
  • Estimated distance to storm with lightning
  • Momentary backlight for low-light viewing

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3 Responses to AcuRite 02020 Portable Lightning Detector

  1. RL says:

    More toys – more joy.

  2. KC Man says:

    It Works OK – Just Be Aware Of Its Limitations – Okay, this has been in service for 10 weeks of a stormy midwestern spring, so I feel I can competently report as to its good and bad points. A lot of the poor reviews seem to be based on snap judgments which highlight quirks which don’t necessarily doom this device, it works well within some limitations. This is just a gadget. I had no use/need for one of the expensive brands which cost several hundred dollars.What this has done consistently well is alert me to surprise, “pop…

  3. Amazon Customer says:

    Despite small issues, still recommend it. Used once so far, hiking outdoors at a mountain lake in NJ. Questionable weather was relatively nearby, and might or might not turn into something. All it got was a little cloudy, no storm formed, however the unit went off during our six hours out there, claiming lightning at various distances, sometimes less than a mile. None of that happened. The unit was in the outside web side pocket of my backpack the whole time, and not near any metal or electronic like a cell or other battery…