Lightning System

Lightning System

The Lightning Protection Institute is a nationwide not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to promote lightning protection education, awareness, and safety.  The lightning protection industry began in the United States when Benjamin Franklin postulated that lightning was electricity, and a metal rod could be used to carry the lightning away from a building.  Lightning is the direct cause of over 50 deaths and 400 injuries each year, and it is difficult to protect individuals in exposed outdoor areas.  Direct lightning strikes cause fire damage in excess of $200 million per year, and insurance companies pay claims in the billions of dollars associated with lightning either directly or indirectly.  Most of these property losses could be minimized, if not eliminated, through the implementation of proper lightning protection for structures.  LPI is dedicated to ensuring that today’s lightning protection systems provide the best possible quality in both materials and installation practices for maximum safety.

At the end lightning protection system's only purpose is to ensure safety to a building and its occupants if lightning happens to hit it directly, a task accomplished by providing a good, safe path to ground for the lightning to follow. lightning protection systems.

How the Lightning system works

The lightning surge arrestors are installed on the electrical service panels and on any other incoming lines – they serve as the first defence against the harmful electrical surges that may enter the building through power lines.

The lightning rods that protect the building from a direct lightning strike are installed at the highest point, such as on the roof. All buildings must have a minimum of two groundings, depending on the property’s size. The groundings must be set as wide apart as possible; normally in diagonally opposite corners.

Once a lightning protection system is installed, regular maintenance and periodic safety checks are required to ensure it continues to work at its optimum level. JEF Techno offers a wide range of technical services for your lighting product installed, kindly contact us to offer you a flexible service for your requirement.