Lightning Protection Key Terms You Should Know

Lightning Protection Key Terms You Should Know

As members of the Lightning Protection Institute, we were excited to receive the recent edition of Bolt and Shield, as it sheds valuable insights on the industry, LPI initiatives, and spotlights their continued support of LPI members. 

We found the key terms page particularly interesting as these are words and phrases we habitually use but sometimes need a more user friendly description. 


CERTIFIED SYSTEMS 

Professionally designed, installed and third-party inspected systems. 

CRITICALITY 

It’s important to properly frame the essential nature of these systems. “Critical” is the starting point for every conversation. 

ELECTRONIC INFRASTRUCTURE (EI) 

Electronic Infrastructure describes all the systems within a structure, or bound to the structure, that depend on electrical supply for their function.

GOING BARE

This term describes the decision to forego lightning protection systems and grounding systems, or the systems’ specification.

LIFE-SAFETY 

This describes the aspect of lightning protection systems’ functionality that protects human life from lightning injuries, including direct strikes, contact injuries, side flashes and fire. 

LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS & GROUNDING SYSTEMS

Beyond lightning rods and lightning safety, these are the complex complete systems that protect a property’s specific electronic infrastructure. 

LIGHTNING SAFETY 

Personal measures and precautions individuals take to remain safe during lightning events.


As members of the Lightning Protection Institute, you can expect the experience and training your project and best practices demand. Our designs and installations meet and exceed all LPI and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. 


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