Lightning Protection: New Jersey
New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the United States with 1,189 people per square mile. New Jersey also ranks in the top ten (at number 10) when it comes to lightning related fatalities with 11 reported from 2001-2010.
Lightning rods and lightning protection systems are being installed more frequently to protect sensitive electronic equipment. More and more home owners are also opting to install a lightning rod system on their homes.
New Jersey averaged around 425,948 cloud-to-ground strikes in 2019, putting it at rank 40 in Total Lightning Counts per State.
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.
While the flashes we see as a result of a lightning strike travel at the speed of light (670,000,000 mph) an actual lightning strike travels at a comparatively gentile 270,000 mph. This means it would take about 55 minutes to travel to the moon, or around 1.5 seconds to get from London to Bristol.