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sure a comprehensive lightning protection approach and help
eliminate what the NFPA 780 Technical Committee cites as a
"lack of potential equalization (isolated grounding and lack of
bonding) stemming from piecemeal or uncoordinated installations of the electric service, telecommunications, antennas

Lightning looks beautiful, but it is dangerous, and the
cost of not properly protecting a structure against
lightning is high. According to the Lightning Protection
Institute, National Fire Protection Association and Insurance Information Institute, lightning causes millions
in damage each year:
) 100: Number of times lightning hits the Earth per

second
) 22,600: Average number of fires per year that are

started by lightning
) $673.5 million: Insured losses that lightning

caused in 2013
) $8,665: Average cost of home insurance claims

coming from lightning
) $19 million: Average annual damage caused by

lightning in non-home residential properties, such
as hotels and inns

and other electronics," which are often seen in smart structure
building applications.
"Ideally, a project's prime contractor, architect, designer or
engineer will consider lightning protection in the initial design plan to ensure close coordination with the installation
of the electrical service, alarm systems and other amenities,"
VanSickle explains. "Ultimately, coordination with a LPI-certified lightning protection expert is the best plan of action to
ensure the complex design and installation practices described
in NFPA are followed."
The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is a not-for-profit,
nationwide group founded in 1955 to promote lightning safety,
awareness and education, and is a leading resources for lightning protection and system requirements.The institute's membership is comprised of manufacturers, contractors, scientists,
architects, engineers and safety directors. LPI members are
dedicated to ensuring that today's lightning protection systems
provide the best possible quality in materials and installation
practices for maximum safety.
"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," LPI says. "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." )
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