Lightning strikes in Kansas City but our outdoor lighting holds strong

Posted on June 6, 2013 by John Bruce

Even though Christmas lights and Easter candy don’t seem a very distant memory, storm season has arrived in the Midwest. Of course, your chief aim during storm season is to ensure the safety of your family and pets. Then, your second is obviously the well-being of your property. During storm season, lightning can be particularly damaging. It knocks down trees, can start fires, and wreak havoc on electrical systems of all types. We’ve all lost something to lightning – a phone, an

Lightning traveled through this Kansas City yard tearing up the sod

Lightning traveled through this Kansas City yard tearing up the sod

appliance, or hopefully not, a computer. The resulting expenses can be steep. Because your outdoor lighting system is electric, it is also at risk of lightning damage, but did you know that a system from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City is one of the highest quality systems you can buy? If one of our systems is victim of a lightning strike, it is sometimes possible to simply repair portions rather than replace the entire system.

A few weeks ago, one of our clients found himself in this exact situation. Lighting struck right beside his home, causing an explosion like a bomb. The strike threw sod all over the side of his house and destroyed the sprinkler system. Traveling through the house, the charge hit his outdoor lighting transformer in his garage, frying it and blowing the cover clean across the garage. You’d think with a hit like this, everything would need repairs.  What stood strong were his outdoor lighting fixtures that were installed right next to his now defunct sprinkler system.

The reason that our fixtures are so resilient is their quality construction. Fixtures from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives are crafted in the USA, to exceedingly high standards, and with only the very best materials. Does this mean that lightning can never damage them? No. But it does mean that they have a much better chance of withstanding an electrical surge than lower quality fixtures, and if any part of your Outdoor Lighting Perspectives system is damaged by lightning, we will repair the components that fell victim to the elements. Should you find yourself Lightning Damage to a Kansas City outdoor lighting systemin this predicament, we will also write a system review or repair/replace report for your insurance company.


You can’t control the weather, and neither can we. But with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City in your corner, we can rectify any damages quickly and with as little overall cost to you as possible. If you are looking for an outdoor lighting company that can offer you quality products and unmatched service, call us today. We will be here to help you combat the challenges Midwest storms throw at you.




John Bruce, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City