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Lightning Protection Links

Below you will find links to lightning protection resources.

Lightning Protection Institute (LPI): The Lightning Protection Institute is a nationwide not-for-profit organization whose members are dedicated to ensuring that people and structures are protected from the harmful effects of lightning. LPI offers a variety of membership opportunities and certification programs for lightning protection.

Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA): is a non-profit, non-stock national business corporation comprised of lightning protection manufacturers, distributors and installers. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive and focused evaluation and response to legislative, administrative and regulatory issues facing the industry. Additionally, the LSA will act as an informational clearinghouse for its membership.

United Lightning Protection Association (ULPA): founded in 1936, the ULPA is an association of lightning protection manufacturers, engineers, contractors and technicians dedicated to promoting and supporting lightning protection in accordance with the nationally recognized safety standards of Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL): has been testing and certifying lightning protection equipment since 1908. UL issues certificates of conformance for systems, inspecting system components and checking completed installations. Installations are required to comply with UL’s internationally recognized Standards for lightning protection systems. Manufacturers, suppliers and installers demonstrate their commitment to safety by building, selling, and installing only those lightning protection products that pass UL’s rigorous testing.

National Fire Protection Assoc. (NFPA): The world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.