LECO comes up with protection equipment

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa

In an effort to proffer a solution to the problem of lightning in the country, LECO Projects (Pvt.) Ltd. has introduced four kinds of electronic equipment to protect the electric and electronic appliances against lightning and thunder.

LECO Projects Engineering Division Chief Narendra de Silva said that the threat was there even in mild weather conditions and all domestic electrical appliances should be used with care during lightning and thunder.

According to Meteorology Department data, the number of deaths due to lightning has increased over the years with the number standing at 40 for this year. The highest number of deaths, 50, was recorded last year.

Single phase electricity line safety equipment, three phase electricity line safety equipment, telephone and Internet safety equipment and multi-communication safety equipment had been introduced, Manager (Operations) of LECO Anushka Kumarasinghe said.

Other equipment, too, would be introduced to the market later. The introductory product would help to protect electronic and electric appliances at home and in office, he said.

The equipment was launched at a recent function attended by Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.

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