The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is a not-for-profit nationwide group founded in 1955 to promote lightning safety, protection and education. LPI is dedicated to ensuring that today’s lightning protection systems maintain the best possible quality in design, materials and installation. We support lightning protection in accordance with National Safety Standards of NFPA 780 and UL96A and the promotion of quality control and assurance through third-party inspection. Our mission is to protect precious lives and property from the damaging and costly effects of one of nature’s most destructive and deadly perils.
The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is a leading resource for accurate and up-to-date information about lightning protection and system requirements. LPI collaborates with engineers, scientists, project specifiers, insurance specialists and other professionals to design and develop lightning protection and lightning safety resources. LPI also supports lightning protection in accordance with National Safety Standards. In addition to valuable educational resources, membership provides an opportunity for individuals to qualify their competence in a highly specialized trade through the organization’s testing and certification program.
Lightning is a leading storm-related killer in the U.S. Each year, lightning is responsible for tragic deaths, devastating injuries and costly property damage. In our mission to save lives and protect property, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) collaborates with a variety of like-minded partners to develop lightning safety and protection resources for consumers and professionals. LPI works year-round to promote awareness and education about lightning’s underrated risk. Watch and learn how we are Building Lightning Safe Communities!