Educational video's are our main focus in this video gallery.
Here at Vickery Lightning Protection we believe that a picture/video is worth a thousand words.
Compilation of stills, video, and time lapse photography of lightning and thunderstorms, shot between 2010 and 2012.
Lightning rods don't attract lightning, they help to prevent it. Here's how: lightning rods have sharp points where coronal discharge occurs because the positively charged tip of the rod tears atoms apart in it's region and continuously fills the atmosphere around the structure with positive ions. When the negatively charged cloud comes near a structure that is protected with lightning rods, then those positive ions will be pulled up into the cloud, thus partially neutralizing the cloud in the region of the structure and decreasing the probability of strike.