A lightning rod (or lightning protector) is a metal strip or rod, usually of copper or similar conductive material, used as part of lightning safety to protect tall or isolated structures (such as the roof of a building or the mast of a vessel) from lightning damage. Its formal name is lightning finial or air terminal. Sometimes, the system is informally referred to as a lightning conductor, lightning arrester, or lightning discharger; however, these terms actually refer to lightning protection systems in general or specific components within them. The term 'lightning rod' is also used as a metaphorical term to describe those who attract controversy.
A lightning rod is a metal rod placed in various structures to prevent lightning from striking them. It attracts the lightning to itself, and it is channeled into the ground.
Since Ben Franklin invented the lightning rod by using a kite & a key,if lightning strikes a lightning rod,the electricity will travel through the rod,then powers the house.
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A lightning rod is designed to attract and divert a lightning bolt and has no power of its own
No doubt the lightning rod has saved many people and houses from damage by lightning. The lightning rod was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1752.
I do not think you would need to insure an lightning rod.
The lightning rod enabled people to have a system that prevented their house from being struck by lightning. It is a metal rod that prevented lightning from striking. Instead of striking the target it bounced off the rod and into the ground.
The lightning rod prevents ships and buildings from being hit by lightning.
Lightning arrester or lightning rod is a rod paired with a conductor. The lightning arrester was invented by Benjamin Franklin in the late 1749.
The primary purpose of a lightning rod is to discharge the structure that it is attached to.
Lightning rod is grounded.So when light strikes lightning rod all the charge is transferred to earth without harming the house.
The lightning Rod was not dicovered, it was invented. The way to use the lightning rod was discovered however. Ive done a lot of looking up on this subject but never found the name of the person responsible for inventing the lightning Rod.
Benjamin Franklin did not invent lightning, but he did invent the lightning rod in the year 1752.
It wasn't dealt with. It caused many fires. That is why the lightning rod was so important.
Because by creating the lightning rod, he discovered that lightning and electricity are the same thing.
lightning rods help you because of the metal in the rod
Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1752,
856m tall without the lightning rod
make a fishing rod and make it look like lightning.
A lighting rod is supposed to attract lightning so it doesnt hit something else. eg. It's raining and you have a lightning rod on the top of your hous. Lightning will hit the rod instead of hitting the house.
It is called a lightning rod and it protects buildings from lightning by guiding the lightning into the ground.
The lightning strikes the rod and the rod safely directs the lightning to the ground to keep the house safe.Otherwise,the lightning would discharge onto the roof and likely cause a fire.