Lightning is one of the more spectacular and awesome weather phenomena. Lightning comes in various types and forms. Usually the intricacy of lightning is not visible to the human eye, because it happens so quick; but time-exposure photos catch and reveal the beauty of lightning very well. Lightning is dangerous, but without lightning, there might not be life on this planet. The National Board of Fire USA reports that lightning is the number one cause of farm fires. Lightning is also responsible for more than 80% of all livestock losses due to accidents and millions of dollars in damage to farm buildings and equipment annually.
A system that protects the family, livestock and farm property from lightning strikes prevents or significantly reduces these dangers. Lightning protection systems should be installed only by qualified individuals who have the necessary credentials and equipment. However, a working knowledge of the principles of lightning protection will help to communicate with these experts and oversee the proper maintenance of the system once installed. .. .