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Lightning Safety With The Latest DAS Technology

Mother Nature’s electrical power – lightning is the visible discharge of static electricity within a cloud, between clouds or between earth and a cloud. Throughout human history, lightning has been a destructive force, responsible for more deaths than tornados and hurricanes. Around 41% of lightning in a year hits homes and interior structures. Roofs, sidewalls, framing and electrical wires are struck with up to 100 million volts of electricity and destroyed along with human lives.

Some lightning safety tips.                                                  

- If you are outside during a thunderstorm, take protection in a building or hard-topped vehicle. Crouching or taking shelter under a tree usually does not help.

- Stay away from water bodies (ponds, lakes, swimming pool, etc.) and objects that conduct electricity (wire fences, power lines and windmills).

- In case you are in a vehicle, stay away from the metal roof and doors as lightning goes through the vehicle’s metal frame into the ground.

- Home or commercial buildings are safest place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you avoid contact with anything that conducts electricity. Like, stay off your landline phone and turn off/unplug your computers and TV.

These lightning safety tips will hardly come handy when millions volts lightning directly strikes your home. Thus prevention is the best protection against it. Installing lightning protection system will prevent damage by providing a safe electrical path into the earth for lightning’s destructive energy. This system mainly consists of metal conductors, lightning rods, and ground electrodes. For years, these rods have been used for collecting and controlling the destructive powers of lightning. Still some current does pass through sensitive electronic equipment.

Is there any device or technology that is full proof?

Yes, there is the Dissipation Array System working on Charge Transfer System (CTSs) Technology. Patented by the founders of Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Inc.; this technology works by reducing the electric field below lightning collection levels in a protected area.

This technology has been protecting thousands of structures, preventing downtime and loss of asset worldwide since 1971. With more than 3000 systems installed, this technology’s reliability stands at 99.87%. Being the inventors of this technology Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. is committed quality products and services with long-term customer satisfaction. 

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