Can’t Decide What Type Of Pyro To Get?

February 9th, 2007

When shopping for a pyrometer, your first decision would normally be whether to get the infrared (IR) or probe type. Now you can get both in one device. The 50620 Dual Function Pyrometer from Longacre Racing looks like a typical IR pyrometer. However, with this one, you can plug in a probe and view readings from either method. Probe type pyros are almost always best for collecting tire temps, but IR is well suited for reading surface temps on just about anything, including the track and vehicle components. $198 gets you the pyrometer unit, a tire probe, and a protective case. IR readings have a 1400º range and the probe has a 500º range. The unit is switchable between ºF and ºC.

Longacre Racing

Share Your Opinions/Knowledge About This Topic

Please Note
The products and services posted here are not necessarily endorsed by Additionally, in most cases, there is no affiliation between the providers of these featured products/services/publications and This website is an informational resource to help readers stay on top of the latest in safety, performance, and convenience at the track. It is up to the reader to validate the claims presented in the postings.