Forespar Lightning Master Static Dissipaters lower the exposure to a direct
lightning strike by controlling the conditions which trigger direct strikes;
i.e. they reduce the buildup of static ground charge and retard the formation of
the ion streamers which complete the path for a lightning strike.
The dissipater employs the point-discharge principal to continually leak off
the lightning causing ground potential in low amperage dissipation over a long
period of time instead of the short duration, high amperage discharge occurring
with a lightning strike.
This is the same technology from the same manufacturer which is successfully
employed to protect commercial broadcast and television towers from direct
We do not claim that this product is 100% effective in preventing a lightning
strike. At the present collective level of understanding of the lightning
phenomenon, no one can make that claim. This product, however, does control the
causes of lightning strikes and thereby reduces the incidence of direct strikes.