LPS Lightning conductor conduct a lightning strike from the tip of the lightning conductor down, by way of heavy copper or aluminum wires, to rods driven into the grounds, thereby protecting the structure that they are applied and installed to from the damage of the lightning itself. It’s not true that a LPS lightning conductor attracts lightning. They also do not prevent lightning from striking a house or other structure to which they are attached. All newly installed electrical mains systems require surge protection for indirect lightning strikes.
Copper has the best electrical conductivity of any metal, except silver. A good electrical conductivity is the same as a small electrical resistance. Picture 1 A LPS lightning conductor carries the charge safely to ground. Copper wires allow electric current to flow without much loss of energy.
The lightning-rod system is an excellent LPS lightning conductor and thus allows the current to flow to ground without causing any heat damage. Lightning can “jump around” when it strikes. This “jumping” is associated with the electrical potential of the strike target with respect to the earth’s potential.
LPS Lightning conductors do typically have an upward pointing spike. The other end is attached to the Ground through a low resistance band of copper conductor. The aim is to short circuit the electrical charge that builds up in the atmosphere, bypassing the fabric of the building and guiding it safely to the ground.