Lightning Detection The impacts of lightning can be severe, affecting assets and property, business operations, travel, and even our recreational activities. Vaisala understands the challenges lightning can bring to your business and operations. 70 % fewer sensors needed for greater accuracy 90 + lightning detection networks installed globally 45 + countries with successful lightning network establishments 80 + years of proven weather measurement technology 70 % fewer sensors needed for greater accuracy 90 + lightning detection networks installed globally 45 + countries with successful lightning network establishments 80 + years of proven weather measurement technology For over 30 years, we have created products and services that deliver lightning data that our customers trust to assist their critical decision-making. Our trusted solutions support your operations, whether you want to operate your own network, or rely on lightning data and decision support provided by us. Lightning Networks Learn why meteorological agencies around the world rely on Vaisala lightning technologies to improve forecasts, severe weather warnings, and keep their economies moving forward. Global Lightning Data Solutions Lightning warnings: anywhere, immediately through intuitive web-based tools. National Lightning Data Solutions Proven, accurate, highest precision, total lightning data in North America. Increase Safety and Minimize Downtimes at Airports Thunderstorms, lightning and weather associated with lightning can cause challenges not only for pilots but also for entire airport operations. An airport committed to safety and efficiency is aware of weather's impact on its operations. Lightning Alerts to Mitigate Costs in Renewable Energy The impacts of lightning can be severe, affecting assets, property and business operations. Access to critical lightning data assists your decision-making in challenges lightning can bring to your business and operations. Annual Lightning Report 2019 Each year we release data from the National Lightning Detection Network and Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 which monitor all lightning activity across the continental United States, as well as globally. Download your copy of the 2019 Annual Lightning... Lightning Infographic 2019 Download the infographic with highlights of the 2019 year of lightning in the continental USA. Download Electrifying Fast Facts About Lightning Download the ebook with a collection of electrifying fast facts on truths and myths about lightning. Download Where’s all my lightning? There was a significant decrease in the lightning counts for May and June 2020 when compared to the 5-year average across the Continental United States. This year, our National Lightning Detection Network NLDN detected an astonishing 32% decrease from the average 76-million lightning events for those months! We set out to see what could cause the low numbers. Identify the lightning strokes with potential to be the most destructive New patented Continuing Current Dataset is the first to distinguish the most destructive types of lightning that are the most likely to cause fires and property damage. For the first time, decision-makers have the information required to target — and mitigate the impact of — the lightning events most likely to cause extreme heat damage. LEARN MORE Related Products Thunderstorm Local Lightning Sensor TSS928 Superior performance in local-area lightning tracking Lightning-sensitive operations rely on Vaisala TSS928 sensors to provide critical local... Read more Thunderstorm Advanced Total Lightning Sensor LS7002 The LS7002 is a sensor detecting low frequency (LF) electromagnetic signals generated by lightning in order to provide extremely accurate geolocation... Read more Thunderstorm Electric Field Mill EFM550 Advance warning of overhead lightning threat Vaisala Thunderstorm Electric Field Mill EFM550 integrates with Vaisala local area, real-time lightning... Read more Surge Protector WSP150 Compact transient overvoltage suppressor for outdoor use Vaisala Surge Protector WSP150 is a compact transient overvoltage suppressor designed for... Read more Surge Protector WSP152 Especially designed to protect the USB connection of a PC connected to the Vaisala Weather Transmitter WXT520 or the Vaisala WINDCAP® Ultrasonic... Read more Thunderstorm Manager Monitor and warn on approaching severe weather and lightning discharges When it is your job to keep operations running efficiently, protect assets, or... Read more Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 is data as a service that provides real-time lightning data for accurate and early detection and tracking of... Read more ILDC/ILMC Conference The ILDC/ILMC (International Lightning Detection Conference/International Lightning Meteorology Conference) is a scientific conference focused on lightning detection topics and meteorological applications for lightning data.