LPS Lightning Protection System: Lightning rods intercept this voltage, providing a safe path for lightning current into the ground. They do not decrease the likelihood your home may be struck, but provide a direct path to ground, preventing damage to your home from fire, explosion, and electrical surges that can result from lightning strikes. 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.
A LPS System will not keep your house from being struck by lightning, but a properly installed LPS Lightning Protection System will instead provide a safe path from the site of the lightning strike (which is often on the roof) to the ground. This minimizes the damage your home will sustain. In most situations, it is not necessary to install lightning rods on your metal roof. Lightning strikes to homes are rare. If your roof is the highest point of a surrounding area, you may consider having a lightning safety system installed on your home. 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.