Who We Are
Since 1946, Modern Lightning Protection has been providing North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia protection from hazardous lightning damage. But we don’t stop there. From the Monorail at Disney World to the Super Dome of New Orleans, you’ll find our work keeping structures and people safe.
MLP is an Underwriters Laboratories listed installer company as well as a member of the Lightning Protection Institute. Our systems are compliant with the National Fire Protection Association and Underwriters Laboratories. We take lightning protection seriously, so you can be at ease knowing you, your loved ones, and your investments are safe.
What We Do
We install high grade surge protectors that protect your electric devices from high voltage spikes in AC (Alternating Current) circuits. A voltage spike may last 1 to 30 microseconds and can reach up to 1,000 volts. However, if there is a lightning strike to your power line, the spike can reach over 100,000 volts and can easily destroy electronics or start fires. When a spike occurs, a surge protector will trigger at its set voltage and divert the remaining current to the ground.
Lightning protection is often installed in the form of a lightning rod or conductor. These devices are made of metal and stand to protect the structure on which they are installed. This happens because lightning will preferentially strike the device, which guides the current through itself and to the ground, rather than through the structure. This prevents electronic damage, electrocution, fire, etc.
Grounds are often used in conjunction with other lightning prevention devices and systems. There are many types of grounds and grounding devices. However, their purpose is to disperse the current of a lightning strike out in a safe way. This is an essential part of lightning protection.
Are Your Home and Family
- Around the world, there are over 3,000,000 flashes of lightning every day.
- The charge of lightning is so intense that the temperature
reaches 54,032 °F, five times hotter than the surface of the Sun.
- Lightning kills over 100 people every year and injures
hundreds of others.
- Millions of dollers in damages are done each year by lightning.
- Modern Lightning has protected over 100,000 homes and over
10,000 commercial and government buildings.