How far is a storm? 30-30 Rule

Calculating how far a storm is is quite simple and very necessary, since it can help you to seek refuge it, by surprise, the sky darkens and the…


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Recoil hit

The recoil hit is a type of shock that can cause the death of a person or animal even though it is far from the area of impact of lightning. This…


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Up to 8000 lightnings in Comunitat Valenciana in one night

During the early morning of this Tuesday the storms have unloaded more than 8000 lightnings in Comunitat Valenciana. Around 1700 within the…


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Two injured when struck by lightning on a beach in Valencia

The path of DANA through the Mediterranean is leaving important damages throughout the Valencian community. One of the most serious events occurred…


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August in Spain with more lightnings of the century

A total of 776,126 lightnings hit the peninsula and the Balearic Islands during this past August, the highest figure since 2000. It has been an…


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More than 300 rays in 10 hours cause 4 fires in Galicia (Spain). The importance of prevention.

A total of 335 lightnings have impacted, during the dawn, on the whole community, from north to south. As a result of this intense electrical…


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Beach House of Xàbia protected by Aiditec Systems

Beach House bistro&backery is a new business concept that combines hostelry and health, located in one of the port buildings of Xàbia. Both…


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A very special lightning rod

Photograph of a lightning strike on the Eiffel Tower during a storm on Tuesday afternoon, May 22, 2018, in the city of Paris, France. The image was…


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Ball lightnings & sprites

There are other types of natural phenomena related to electrical storms. Two of the most curious are Ball Lightning and Sprites. BALL LIGHTNING…


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Types of lightning: classification

CLOUD-TO-GROUND (CG) It is the best know type of lightning, although not the most common. It is a discharge between a cumulonimbus cloud and the…


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The fulgurites

The term fulgurite comes from “fulgur”, with is equivalent to the word lightning in Latin. Fulgurites or “petrified lightnings” are metamorphic…


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What is a dry lightning?

It is believed that lightning cloud-ground are vertical, but, according to research in the world, these lightnings can travel horizontally 10, 15,…


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Aiditec Systems, certified company with ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is based on the PDCA continuous improvement cycle: Plan, Do, Check and Act. This is the perfect platform, and a starting point, towards…


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Merry Christmas

The team of Aiditec Systems wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. BACK TO NEWS


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TRANSIENT: The impact of lightning at 1000 frames per second

Dustin Farrell, professional photographer and videographer, has created a fascinating short film of thunderstorms as we have never seen them…


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What happens in your skin if you are struck by lightning?

People from all over the world are struck by lightning every year, and although most people survive the impact, they experience serious injuries to…


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Spectacular lightning strikes over skycrapers, what happens when this occurs?

Skyscrapers are buildings at least 100 or 150 meters high. This causes them to be more exposed to the impact of a lightning, since during a storm,…


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How are lightnings formed?

Each year, on average, between 16 and 17 million storms take place on Earth, 44,000 a day. These are feared and desired equally, and carry with…


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Dennis Oswald, the storm chaser

Dennis Oswald is a German photographer specializing in nature, landscapes and travel photography, but what is really known is for pursuing…


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Supply of Sigma R lightning rods for PEMEX

PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos) is a state-owned producer, transporter, refiner and marketer of oil and natural gas in Mexico with a large production…


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What is the probability that lightning strikes a person?

It is unlikely that a lightning will fall on you, but this depends on many factors. There is not the same probability if we put aside when we hear…


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The most lethal weather phenomena

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) these are the most deadly meteorological phenomena since 1873. LIGHTNING (Direct)   In…


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Why doesn’t a snowstorm generate lightning or thunder?

There may be a snowstorm with lightning, but it is not the most common. They usually occur more frequently at the end of winter or at the beginning…


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What not to do in case of thunderstorm

Every precaution is short when it comes to a storm. It is an exciting meteorological phenomenon but also has its dangers. These are some…


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How much energy does a lightning strike?

Some people may think that this question should already have a definitive answer, but the reality is that it is very difficult to answer in…


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Catatumbo lightning, the eternal storm.

Perhaps it is the most strange and spectacular of the meteorological phenomena. Catatumbo lightning is a natural phenomenon that produces abundant…


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What is a latent ray?

During a storm, when lightning strikes a tree, it does not always cause an immediate fire. There are times when the tree does not start to burn…


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Lightning strikes plane and burns airport worker in Florida, USA

A worker at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida, was struck by a lightning when he worked beside a plane on the runway…


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256 years of the invention of the lightning rod

June 22, 1752, Philadelphia. It was a stormy day and Benjamin Franklin decided to demonstrate the theory of electricity and lightning that he had…


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Visit to Peru

Our technical department managers, Marcos Montero González and Rafael Martínez Moreno, have traveled to Peru to meet with our distributors and with…


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A storm hits 300 lightning over Asturias

The storm hardly left rain although instability will continue today. Almost 300 rays fell yesterday evening on Asturias. It was a storm that hardly…


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We are looking for an international distributor

Help us to protect people. Be our international distributor.   We are looking for international distributor for our products. We currently…


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Always thinking about protection

As far as security can not be said that we are not to the last one. It is the turn of our website, we have implemented an SSL encryption system so…


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What happens if a lightning strikes an airplane?

When you travel by plane it is normal to worry a little. A metal structure larger than a house and without feathers or anything is not precisely…


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How to protect your home?

Not everyone knows how to protect your home from thunderstorms. Therefore in this little guide we will explain what elements necessary to have…


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The importance of revisions

The importance of lightning rod reviews is a safety issue. An improperly installed lightning protection system is a greater risk than its absence.…


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Engineer Ángel Blanco visits Mexico

Our manager Ángel Blanco, is visiting Mexico, making a trip to meet with the main clients of the sector. He is visiting clients such as PEMEX,…


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¡Record! The biggest ray in the world

Last week, two new historical records were recognized. The first, and most impressive, was that the longest ray known to date has been recorded.…


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Lightning affects Miami airport

A few days ago lightning struck the control tower at Miami’s airport. At 7:30 pm on Tuesday, the lightning strike that affected the radio…


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Matelec 2016, there we will be

Good news! In October we will be in Matelec, Madrid, the fair of electrical material that is celebrated in IFEMA from 25 to 28. This fair is one of…


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323 reindeer killed by impact of lightning

Today has been known a news that has not taken to travel around the world. In Norway they have found 323 dead reindeer due to a lightning strike.…


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Should I install a lightning rod?

Like any protection system, the cost of not having it can be tragic. This is a question we are asked frequently how do I know if I should install…


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How does a PDC lightning rod work?

Let’s explain how a PDC lightning rod works, such as the Advance, Sigma and Electron models. When a storm is formed, there is an increase in…


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5 lightning deaths in U.S.

Last week there were 5 lightning deaths in the United States. The last of them, Scott Pasour, 54, was struck by lightning in North Carolina when he…


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