Lightning Library

Through 60+ years of experience, Bonded has gained extensive knowledge of lightning, safety, protection, and other aspects associated with lightning protection. Based on our Core Value of Continuous Improvement, Bonded is pleased to share this useful information to help you understand more thoroughly the importance of lightning protection and safety. The Lightning Library is a resource from which all can benefit; because we are never too old to learn.

Lightning Photos

Lightning
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More Lightning
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Volcanic Lightning
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Damage Photos

Denton, TX
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Mountain Springs, TX
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Denison, TX
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Burleson, TX
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Trophy Club, TX
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Others
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Trees
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Commercial Photos

Gaylord Texas - Grapevine, TX
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Hunt Oil Corporate Headquarters - Dallas, TX
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University of North Texas Apogee Stadium
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DFW Airport - Dallas, TX
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The Joule - Dallas, TX
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Omni Fort Worth Hotel - Fort Worth, TX
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Access 1st Capitol Bank - Denton, TX
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Tarrant Regional Water District Annex Building - Fort Worth, TX
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Grapevine City Hall - Grapevine, TX
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Residential Photos

Concealed Systems
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Retrofit Systems
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Weathervanes & Finials
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Lightning Videos

  • Lightning Safety Awareness

  • Explanation Of Lightning

  • How A Lightning Protection System Works:  Commercial

  • How A Lightning Protection System Works:  Residential

Facts


Facts About Lightning:

  • Lightning strikes the U.S. an estimated 25 million times each year.
  • Lightning can spread out some 60 feet after striking the earth.
  • Each spark of lightning can soar to temperatures of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Any given bolt of lightning can contain 100 million electrical volts.
  • Every year, about 200 people are killed and 700 people are injured by lightning. Due to inaccuracies in the medical reporting process, it is estimated that the ACTUAL number of deaths and injuries related to lightning may be 5,000 per year.
  • A storm can generate lightning that can injure or kill even when it is ten miles away.
  • Lightning travels 90,000 miles per second.
  • Lightning does strike more than once in the same location. The Empire State Building has an average of 24-30 strikes a year.

Anatomy of a thunderstorm:

Strikes may land 6-10 miles ahead of the storm - under clear skies, however, 60% of victims are struck under blue skies after storms have passed. Thunder is only audible 2-4 miles ahead of the storm cell.