Lightning Protection: New York
With one of the world’s largest concentration of high rise buildings in a city, lightning rods are a common yet typically unnoticed fixture of the architecture. As of 2011, there were 5,937 high rise buildings in New York City alone!
New York averages 888,031 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually. Lightning rods and lightning protection systems are important to install on your residence or place of business and are typically not too costly.
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.
Recent research from the Met Office revealed that helicopters can cause an isolated lightning strike. While flying, the helicopter acquires a negative charge, so if it flies close to an area that is positively charged (e.g. hail or the base of a cumulonimbus cloud) it can trigger a lightning strike.