The most exciting concept to come out of the Lightning Protection sector for centuries is the idea of ‘Lightning Strike Prevention’. Now, preventing lightning itself is outside the scope of any working installation today. And maybe something for the scientific communities to think over. However, preventing an STRIKE-attachment to a structure IS something that is here and now!
Common injuries from being struck by lightning can be: nerve and muscle paralysis, impaired eyesight and hearing, raised blood pressure.
When lightning strikes during thunderstorms, do you wonder if it’s safe to carry on normal living? Is it Safe to watch TV during a thunderstorm? If your home is equipped with an external and internal lightning protection system and appropriate surge protective devices, you can watch your favourite TV show without risk during the thunderstorm.
Lightning strike part 2 While wind surfing There is absolutely no protection on a surfboard. Head for the shore at the first sign of an imminent thunderstorm and seek shelter. If there is no time left, put down the mast and crouch down on the surfboard. This does not eliminate the danger however, it is […]
Lightning Strikes in open terrain When lightning strikes and you are caught outdoors, there are two main dangers: First and foremost, being the highest point around. And secondly, when lightning strikes near you.
What does lightning look like? A lightning flash is only centimetres thick however, every metre of lightning shines as bright as 1 million 100 watt light bulbs since the lightning flash is electrically charged.