posted on May, 14 2008 @ 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Shugo
reply to post by internos
Definately looks like it, those suckers are bright, and when they finally flat out explode are quite ear splitting. God forbid you're looking at one
when they do! You'll be seeing yellow the rest of your life!
They can get loud and sound very much like a huge arc welder when a fault is on whether phase to phase or phase to ground.
No worse than inadvertently seeing the arc from an arc welder up close, you may see white or yellow for a while, but it's short lived.
You can get ultraviolet burns - which are what sunburns are - and end up looking like Rocky Racoon if you're wearing shades.
One good flash at the distribution level voltages from 10' or so away will have you looking like you'd spent an overcast day on a sailboat.
Bright sky, white sails, white boat....
I think pylons may be the name for towers in the eastern part of the country and towers is the name for pylons in the western part of the country.
Interesting terminology nevertheless.