Lightning Protection in New Mexico
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena— lightning. Lightning is a unique form of electricity. Only a trained expert, familiar with this specialized industry and the national codes and standards that govern it, should install your system.
Lightning is a random and unpredictable event. Its physical characteristics include current levels sometimes in excess of 400 kA, temperatures to 50,000 degrees fahrenheit, and speeds nearly one third the speed of light. Globally, some 2000 on-going thunderstorms cause about 100 lightning strikes to earth each second. USA insurance company information shows one homeowner’s damage claim for every 57 lightning strikes.
Data about commercial, government, and industrial lightning-caused losses is not available. Annually in the USA lightning causes more than 26,000 fires with damage to property (NLSI estimates) in excess of $5-6 billion.
For the past five years, Gorman Lightning Protection has installed lightning protection systems in homes and business in Santa Fe, across New Mexico and around the world. We are the sole distributors in New Mexico of the high performing ECLE (East Coast Lightning Equipment) lightning protection systems. ECLE products meet or exceed the requirements for lightning protection components established by the following national safety standards:
- National Fire Protection Association
- Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
- Installation Requirements for Lightning Protection Systems
- Lightning Protection Institute
For more information about lightning protection systems please contact Gorman Lightning Protection. You may also view or download the following information:
- ECLE Lightning Protection System: brochure (4.5 Mb PDF file)