Lightning Protection Institute Lightning Protection Institute

News & Press


Lightning Newsmakers of 2018: Striking stories impacting the environment, science, and industry

…MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Insights into the nature of lightning and advances in the lightning protection system (LPS) industry are helping to redefine our understanding of the weather hazard and its impact to people, property and places.

Here’s the Lightning Protection Institute’s (LPI) look back at a few striking reports about lightning and lightning protection as shared by scientific, economic and industry experts in 2018:

Lightning “Mapper” Shares Data Previously Unavailable to Forecasters
Last May, the NOAA GOES-17 satellite transmitted its first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM).

Read Article

There’s still time to make those reservations! Hotel & Registration Extended for the 2019 ULPA/LPI Lightning Protection Conference!

…Registration is open for the 87th Annual ULPA/LPI Lightning Protection Conference at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel on March 6 – 9, 2019. You won’t want to miss the exciting speaker lineup, workshops and conference programs planned for attendees and guests.
LPI member company, Bonded Lightning Protection Systems Ltd. will serve as our industry host for the annual meeting, which will feature:

* Industry Updates &

Read Article

LPI Technical Bulletin: Lightning Protection Systems and Bonding

A download copy of this Technical Bulletin is available here. 

Read Article

If more lightning is on the horizon, is it time to expand our field of knowledge about preparedness and lightning protection?

…Lightning is fascinating but it’s also destructive and deadly. Scientists tell us that the earth experiences about 25 million lightning strikes per year. But what if that number of strikes were to significantly increase, or even double in the near future? Where will that leave vulnerable infrastructure in terms of expensive power losses, unscheduled down time and lost productivity due to increased surge incidents, or worse yet, full-scale fire losses due to lightning?

Read Article

Lightning and Fire Increases at Apartments: Who’s counting the strikes?

…According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an estimated 95,000 apartment structure fires occurred in the U.S. in 2016.  How many of these fires were sparked by lightning is unclear, but a quick Google search of the words “lightning, fires and apartments,” reveals news accounts of countless lightning-sparked property losses throughout the country.

Read Article

Build & Protect Newsletter, Fall 2018 Edition

Download the October 2018 edition of Build & Protect here. 

Read Article

Lightning…Is your home, business or community in the line of fire?

In support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13…
For Immediate Release

MARYVILLE, Mo. — October 8, 2018 — According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, residents may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time smoke is visible or an alarm sounds.

Read Article

Lightning…Is your home, business or community in the line of FIRE?

In support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018

Download the LPI Fire Prevention Week infographic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Article