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    Did you know?

    • Every day there are about 8 million lightning strikes globally. 
    • The tallest structure is the most likely point of contact in a lightning strike.
    • Isolated structures on large expanses of flat land are likely to attract lightning strikes.
    • While some structures are more likely to attract a strike, lightning is 100% unpredictable.
  • Lightning density map

    Lightning risk worldwide

    Lightning strikes can't be predicted, but some regions of the world are more affected than others. Areas marked violet and pink have the highest stroke density, followed by regions in red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
Think again. Even if you already have a lightning rod installed, it might not be enough. It can direct a strike around the exterior of a structure, but some overvoltage can still enter the building’s electrical circuitry and damage any electronics that are not protected by SPDs.
  • An image of a house where direct lightning strikes on a building with no protection

    Lightning pathways

    In a direct lightning strike on a building with no protection, a voltage spike can enter your home through the switchboard and destroy all your electronic equipment.

    Go to the next slide to see more.
  • An image of a house when lightning strikes near the building with no protection

    Lightning pathways

    When lightning strikes near a building with no protection, it can travel inside via power lines directly connected to the switchboard.

    Go to the next slide to see more.
  • An image if a house when lightning strikes a building with a lightning rod

    Lightning pathways

    When lightning strikes a building with a lightning rod, most of the overvoltage is directed to ground around the outside of the building. However up to half the overvoltage can still enter your home via the electrical circuitry.

    Go to the next slide to see more
  • An image of a house when lightning strikes near the building even with protection

    Lightning pathways

    When lightning strikes near the building even with protection, it can travel into your home via power lines directly connected to the switchboard.
 

Surge Arrester

SPDs protect sensitive appliances and electronics by directing energy surges in the supply line straight to the ground.
 

Protective power strip

Connecting your appliances to a power strip with integrated surge protection will greatly reduce the risk of damage during a lightning strike.
 

Electrical Installation Wiki

With over 8 million lightning strikes occurring globally every day, it’s crucial to know how to protect your home with surge protection devices.

Protect your electronic equipment from lightning related damage

You’ve invested a lot in the technology that makes your family’s lives easier and more enjoyable. Now you need to protect it from lightning strikes.
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