Sorry,i did`nt mean bulb lamps i said a lighting!

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hi guys
i want know how many watts does a lighting have?
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(lighting=the power that exchange between clouds an earth)

(im sorry about my english words becaus i dont speak english)
thanks
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"A lightning strike lasts only a few milliseconds but carries 1000 Watts of power"
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/Magazine/JA00/lightning/nuts_bolts.html [Broken]
There are other curious facts about lightnings in this webpage
 
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Originally posted by meteor
"A lightning strike lasts only a few milliseconds but carries 1000 Watts of power"
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/Magazine/JA00/lightning/nuts_bolts.html [Broken]
There are other curious facts about lightnings in this webpage

I read the link, but I can't believe this is accurate.

Using:

Watts = volts x amps

amps for a lightning strike 100 to 40,000

volts = 100 MV to 2 GV

I'm seeing several gigawatts here.

Here is another link.

Lightning parameters
 
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Originally posted by Artman
I read the link, but I can't believe this is accurate....

I'm seeing several gigawatts here.
Agreed. Several gigawatts sounds more like it.
 

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