Learn About Lightning Surge Protection

For those who are a little more technically inclined, here are a few interesting articles you can learn from to make yourself a little smarter - and you can impress your friends too. We like folks who lean towards technical education. They make great ambassadors.

What is Lightning?

Lightning is the visible discharge of static electricity within a cloud, between clouds, or between the earth and clouds.

Scientists still do not fully understand what causes lightning, however most experts believe that different kinds of ice interact in a cloud. Updrafts in the clouds separate charges so that positive charges move up to the top of the clouds, while negative flow to the bottom. When the negative charge moves down, a “pilot leader” forms. This leader rushes toward the [...]

Fast Facts About Surges & Lightning

What causes a surge, a spike, and where does lightning fit into this mix?

There are several sources of power surges. They can originate from the electric utility company during Load Shedding. A common cause of power surges, especially the most powerful ones, is lightning. Power surges can originate inside a home when large appliances like air conditioners and refrigerator motors [...]