Lightning Protection: Maine
Maine ranks #5 for lightning deaths in the US. Maine in 2015 as it is a popular state for outdoor summer activities and sports so a lot of people are outdoors when thunderstorms appear. Check the NOAA for more information. Lightning protection is not just for structures. One of the biggest purchasers of lightning rods and lightning rod systems in Maine is the marine industry to protect yachts, boats, ships and marinas.
KLP, Kuefler Lightning Protection, is a distributor of lightning protection systems and grounding equipment, offering a full line of UL Listed Lightning Protection System Materials that meet the lightning protection standards of UL96A, NFPA-780 and LPI-175, etc. We offer Direct Sales. Give us a call today at 800 370 5886 to see how we can assist you in the design, installation, maintenance, and inspection of your system.
Green Elves, Red Sprites and Blue Jets are three different types of high altitude lightning. Green Elves or plain Elves usually span over an area of 300 miles and appear like an expanding disc. They occur right over an area of CG lightning and last only for a few thousandths of a second, making them virtually invisible to a naked pair of eyes on ground. Green Elves are usually visible from space and the first one ever recorded was in 1992 by NASA using a low-light video camera of a space shuttle.
Red Sprites are actually flashes of lights that shoot up to a distance of 60 miles from the top of an active thunderstorm cloud. They are usually associated with powerful CG lightning beneath. Red Sprites or simply Sprites are faint with soft glow and are often compared with jellyfish, carrots and columns. They are not usually visible to naked eyes and the first one to be ever photographed was in 1989.