Broadcast and communications are easy targets for lightning due to the towers, cables and equipment surrounding their environment. What enables us to exchange information in a nanosecond is also the instrument that is vulnerable to lightning strikes. When telecommunications hubs, Television and Radio Stations or data centers are shut down for minutes, hours, or even days due to equipment damage or electrical outages from a lightning strike, the results can be very costly and the effects can be long reaching.
Weather man Todd Gutner is presenting the weather – giving special attention to an active storm front with lightning expected. Then suddenly – the screen goes black, lightning strikes the local TV station in Boston. Undeterred Gutner continues – in the dark. Fairly quickly the audio comes back up with the help of backup generators. “We just took a potent lightning strike, probably right to the rooftop or to our transmitter,” Gutner says as he continues his forecast…in the dark!
Don’t let your customers down, protect your facility against lightning threats by using the most up to date technology. Lightning
LEC’s lightning protection and prevention systems called Dissipation Array® System (DAS®) use patented charge transfer technology which continually reduces the localized electrostatic charge in the atmosphere so that lightning cannot terminate within the protected area. DAS devices are part of LEC’s Integrated Lightning Solutions that also include surge suppression and grounding systems.