WHAT WE DO
For thirty years A/C Lightning Protection has been designing and installing lightning protection systems for Agricultural, Industrial, Commercial and Residential sites. We are a UL and LPI listed company. We are also members of the ULPA (United Lightning Protection Association), and the LSA (Lightning Safety Alliance). Our Staff includes Master Installer/ Designers and certified technicians to insure that quality and customer service come first. A/C Lightning is a family business that continues to grow and raise the industries standards through hard work and continuing education. Although our home office is in West Point, Nebraska; we install lightning protection across the United States.
A/C Lightning Protection is a full service company that provides detailed shop drawings, cut sheets, ground testing, and professional Installations using only UL approved material. We have a Project Manager assigned to each job; his role is to insure that the electrical contractor and the owner, if necessary, understand the scope of our work and take a proactive approach to the project. When our job is complete we will apply for the LPI Master Installation Certificate or a UL Inspection if called for in the scope.
Lightning Protection for All Your Needs
Thunderstorms result from the powerful clash between cold and warm weather air masses. A cloud-to-ground lightning strike begins as an invisible channel of electrically charged ions moves from the cloud to the ground. When one channel nears an object on the ground, a powerful surge of ions from the ground moves upward toward the cloud and produces the visible lightning strike. This interchange of oppositely charged ions from cloud to ground results in lightning striking buildings, chimneys, trees and even humans as these charges try to meet. A lightning protection system is designed to control or force the discharge onto a specified path, thereby eliminating the chance of fire or explosion within non-conductive parts of the house such as those made of wood, brick, tile, etc. A lightning protection system is not intended to prevent a strike. Its purpose is to provide a safe path on which the current can be safely directed to the ground.
Each year thousands of homes and other properties are destroyed or damaged by fire, explosions or electrical surges and pose a safety risk to occupants. The effects of a lightning strike can be both physically, financially and emotionally devastating.
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