Product Comparison: Flowtron BK-80D vs Flowtron BK-40D


General Specifications
Brand
Flowtron
Flowtron
Model
BK-80D
BK40D
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
Rid your outdoor living areas of flying insect pests - without harming the environment! Insect remains, uncontaminated by pesticides, fall to the ground to be naturally reabsorbed into the ecosystem. Maintenance free operation features UV light and an electrified grid that eliminates thousands of flying pests for just pennies a day.
Rid your outdoor living areas of flying insect pests - without harming the environment! Insect remains, uncontaminated by pesticides, fall to the ground to be naturally reabsorbed into the ecosystem. Maintenance free operation features UV light and an electrified grid that eliminates thousands of flying pests for just pennies a day.
Key Specs
Coverage Area
Outdoor: 1.5 acre
Outdoor: 1 acre
Power
80 watts
40 watts
Bulb Type
Two 40-watt, high-intensity, "U" shaped, ultraviolet (black light) bulbs BF-150
One 40 watt high intensity ultraviolet, (black light), bulb BF-190
Location
Outdoor
Outdoor
Combats
Flies, Moths, Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes, Flies, Moths
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Flowtron BK-80D Electronic Insect Killer
  • This is a year in a climate that destroys most outdoor items pretty quickly.
  • These items do an amazing job of keeping down the flying insect population on our property. I can read outdoors without constantly swatting away insects.
  • Living in Coastal SC I'm not sure how I lived out on my patio this long with the Flowtron BK-80D. Of course it runs 24/7 as instructed and now all neighbors want to sit out back in my yard evenings.
  • This is rather a powerful device however, according to County Rep is useless for mosquitos. I only bought this device for mosquitos.
  • Zapper was not very effective during the day, so plugged it into an outdoor dusk-to-dawn Christmas light timer (now we get year-round use from the timer).
Flowtron BK-40D Electronic Insect Killer
  • Not wanting to lather ourselves in bug spray before bed, we opted for the BK-40D zapper. Boy, are we glad we did!
  • As good as the BK-40D has been in keeping mosquitoes away from my yard, and as helpful as Flowtron's tech support has been, I cannot give this product more than three stars.
  • We put this Flowtron BK-40D bug zapper about 25 feet from our deck and have found it to be very effective.
  • As for the BK-40D, this bad boy is awesome! Before, I never liked being outside for too long due to being pestered by bugs.
  • Regarding the BK-40D. Not really sure it killed very many mosquitoes but it really did a number on moths and the like.
Size & Weight
Height
18.5 in.
16.5 in.
Width
11 in.
9.75 in.
Depth
11 in.
9.75 in.
Weight
9 lb.
5 lb.
Features
Materials
Weatherproof polycarbonate
Weatherproof polycarbonate
Mount
Hanging
Hanging
Electrified Grid
AC Powered Grid: 3000V
AC Powered Grid: 5500V
Collection Tray
No
No
Power Cord
3 ft.
1 ft.
Extras
Patented, high efficiency, non-clogging killing grid, Transformer-powered Vertical Rod killing grid system, FREE USDA-tested Octenol mosquito attractant slow release cartridge
Patented, high efficiency, non-clogging killing grid, Transformer powered Vertical Rod killing grid system, USDA tested Octenol attractant, a proven mosquito lure - FREE 30 day cartridge
What customers say about "Features"
Flowtron BK-80D Electronic Insect Killer
  • Just to be safe, we also put a weatherproof cord cover we use for chrismtas lights on the plug.
  • Not only does it meet all expectations but it’s a product that’s so well designed, so well built and that has features that are so awesome they literally put a smile on my face.
  • Even though this doesn't have this feature, I highly recommend this as it is really sturdy and works amazingly.
  • It comes assembled, includes the "mosquito attractant" cartridge, is built well, solid, and is sturdy and the safety features they advertise are absolutely true, no birds / little fingers / squirrels etc could fit through the small grates.
  • Cord is really short, if you don't have an outlet in your eave, order an outdoor extension cord.
Flowtron BK-40D Electronic Insect Killer
  • Easy set up, low hum not not noticeable when place 20 feet away.
  • It runs fairly silently, and the bulb is super bright (so I'm sure I'm attracting all those nasty skeeters from my neighbors yard (they left their pool up over the winter/spring, and it has become a breeding ground).
  • I added an outdoor photocell to the extension cord and once the sun started to drop it’s been dealing out death all night! So far so good...
  • We hang this in our yard, at the end of a 50 foot extension cord -it only has a 6 inch cord, you will need an extension cord!- on a shepherd's hook.
  • Cord is really short, if you don't have an outlet in your eave, order an outdoor extension cord.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
UL, CSA
UL, CSA
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
74.95 $
60.95 $


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