As a person when we finish building our house of liking, we always tend to take
necessary actions to take care and secure it from various threats such as thieves,
house breakings, disasters and etc by building a fence all around it, fixing CCTV
cameras, raising a guard dog etc. We tend to take necessary actions before
disaster strikes, but how many of us have ever taken action against lightning.
People think staying inside at the time of lightning keep us safe, its only true for
an extent until lightning strikes through the electricity system of the house
burning all the appliances and even could end by taking a life.
Lightning has been a major issue in a country like Sri Lanka since there has been a
high death toll just by lightning strikes, throughout the country. Sri Lanka has
been named internationally as one of the highest lightning striking countries in
As we all know, Sri Lanka is an Island situated within south of Asia.
According to Nasa’s World lightning strikes map, The fact that Sri Lanka is an
Island and it being situated close to the equator, it is stated that “Sri Lanka is
one of the countries with a high rate of lightning strikes and accidents”.
According to the Nasa’s map the regions clouded in black are the most dangerous throughout the world which consist of the countries like Nigeria and Madagascar while the red clouded regions are considered to be next in
line. Among the countries mentioned, so is Sri Lanka stated in red. Due to this reason Nasa has mentioned Sri Lanka as Lightning Danger zone and due to this there is a death toll between 30 to 50 people each and every year. According to a survey conducted by the Meteorology department of Sri Lanka
it has been found out that there’s only a small probability of accidents/deaths occurring due to direct Strike while there’s a higher probability of accidents/deaths due to lightning striking and coming through the high voltage line off a utility pole. They’ve further stated that there is a 95% probability of this way of deaths to happen.
This problem has been going on for decades while there have been small
temporary solutions like lightning rods which only earth the direct strikes and surge arresters which should be replaced ever since a single high voltage goes through or else the damage could be vast or even can cost an innocent life. Due to this problem, our company is introducing a Sri Lankan Invention, created as a solution for all these problems which can save a lot lives and disasters from happening. This is an Engineering masterpiece by having won its own Patent, 4 Presidential awards and an approved certificate from the Arthur. C. Clark Institute for Modern Technologies. This is known as the Lightning Surge Absorbing Unit/Device
This device is to be fixed in between the high voltage line and the meter board and consists with another patented Capsule system which is used to earth the unit instead of the traditional copper plate used in the lightning rod which
would degrade with time. The advantage of this device is that it helps all the high voltages coming through the main electricity line divide into 2 such that only the domestic 230V goes towards the house while the excess gets earthed.
Another advantage to be named is that not like the traditional lightning rod, this doesn’t cost a fortune to buy so that anyone can get their hands on this for
their safety and this comes with a 50 year company warranty. By any means if a high voltage passes through this device and it harms/destroys your house
hold equipments, the total amount/value of these equipments are claimable from the company.
Overall a destroyed equipment/appliance can be named a price and replaced with a new one, but when a day comes with a news saying another life was struck by lightning, it would be too late, that life cannot be priced, replaced or
brought back. There for its always best to take action before disaster, keep your loved once safe and save your whole household too.