How ESE works?

How It Works..


L-ion Active Terminals protects located areas with an Early Streamer Emission system has as a estimated target it to the lightning strike to protect the rest of the protection area. If a lightning rod has a mechanism generating ionization near top of the ESE terminal, then its lightning capture area is greatly increased. The operating principle is the same as a simple rod, but an additional ionization system getting cover a greater protection radius.

Our Knight and Hawk ESE models carry ground point to top of the structure, closer to downward leader point. This is also what a simple rod makes. In additional, Knight and Hawk generates controlled electrically charged area and pulses at the tip of the terminal during high static fields prior to a lightning discharge. This enables the creation of an upward leader from the terminal that spread to the downward leader coming from the cloud. So, Our Knight and Hawk ESE models allow then to improve the radius of protection of the simple rod of 1,5 to 3 times.  


Our Designs are Tested

L-ion’s Knight and Hawk-Series tested at an independent and accredited  laboratory in accordance with the revised 2011 requirements of French NFC 17-102 and UNE 21 186 standards.

After these tests; L-ion's ESE models have proven that they carry lightning currents in a sturdy way and provide protection at a diameter appropriate to the standards. This can be checked by the relation of the NFC 17-102 giving the radius of protection of an ESE lightning conductor according to the level of protection.


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