We're in a rented house in the UK. We just experienced a nearby lightning storm, although we're not aware of any particularly close strikes.
During the storm one of the overhead LED lights in the kitchen "exploded" and the lighting circuit tripped, although the main circuit did not. By "exploded" I mean that it somehow forcefully blew off the plastic cover. The light was turned on when it happened. We have since turned the lighting circuit back on and that LED bulb is now dead, but there's no obvious visual sign of damage apart from the missing cover.
Is this a cause for concern? It seems like it might be bad that an event outside the house was able to damage an appliance inside.
That particular light is left on 100% of the time, so the circuit tripping will be the first time it's been turned off in months - maybe that's what caused it to "explode"?
We've had some previous issues with the electrics in this house that are supposedly fixed now... But this is a compounding strange thing. We've messaged an electrician but I'd like to independently understand the possible explanations and their implications.