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2014-07-08 23:11:59

Impress Customers with Professional Ice Cream Labels from Lightning Labels Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 July marks National Ice Cream Month, so it's important that restaurants and other businesses involved with the frozen novelty industry take a hard look at their ice cream labels. High-grade, professional labels can help producers and restaurants grab the attention of potential buyers, which is critical in a month when sales are projected to be higher than normal due to the...

2014-06-28 08:21:22

HARTFORD, Conn., June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are sponsoring a "Building Lightning Safe Communities Campaign" as a continuation of its recent initiative to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community. LPI-certified master installer firms are participating in the campaign to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for designated fire stations...

2014-06-25 23:05:50

Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and Amica Insurance has answers to common lightning questions. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are approximately 50 deaths a year from lightning strikes. Amica is sharing information from the NWS to help promote safety during lightning storms: Q: Is heat lightning...

2014-06-24 23:15:04

Lightning Labels Offers Durable Labels that are Crucial During the Hot Summer Months Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Heat can be a harsh element to deal with, which is why companies need to consider durable labels for all of their products exposed to hot summer weather. Failure to consider the heat can lead to labels that may fade, fall off products or otherwise suffer damage that makes them difficult to read and reduces the marketability of the product in question. Lightning Labels, a...

2014-06-24 12:30:17

The PSA informs viewers of lightning damage and encourages communities to be lightning safe MARYVILLE, Mo., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting lightning safety, awareness and education, unveiled an eye-opening new public service announcement today in conjunction with 2014 Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 22-28). The spot, produced by Richmond-based branding, marketing and PR firm Madison+Main, emphasizes...

2014-06-24 08:23:42

State Farm® Releases Top Ten States for Insurance Claims from Lightning BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightning is the second leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. In 2013, State Farm paid $137 million in claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/65822-state-farm-severe-weather-disaster-preparedness/...

2014-06-20 23:01:23

Consider investing in a certified lightning protection system to reduce the risk of damage to your home or business. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 It’s summertime and as the temperature increases so do the chances for thunderstorm and lightning activity. Next week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) reminds people to take steps to prevent lightning-related damage to their homes and businesses. “Summer can be a...

2014-06-19 08:24:08

Media invited to kick-off Lightning Safety Awareness Week at a free and educational expo focused on building lightning safe communities COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the media are invited to join the Lightning Protection Institute and partners at the University of Maryland on June 24 for an exclusive press conference and reporter workshop in conjunction with Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 22-27). The event will provide fresh leads on stories...

2014-06-09 23:02:37

In-demand research report “Smart Lighting Market by Component (Relays, Occupancy Sensors, Actuators, Transmitters, Receivers), Lighting Type (LED, FL, CFL, HID), Connectivity Technology (Wired, Wireless), Application (Commercial, Industrial, Public, Government, Residential) & Geography - Global Forecast & Analysis to 2014-2020” elaborated by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the revenues generated by the global smart...

2014-05-30 23:16:58

LenoRF, a world-leading electrical accessory manufacturer, has recently announced its new collection of lightning protectors. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 LenoRF, a world-leading electrical accessory manufacturer, has recently announced its new collection of lightning protectors. According to the company’s chief executive officer, these new protectors are especially made to meet the huge demand in the current market; they are offered in several different specifications. In addition to that,...


Latest Lightning Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-10 10:05:27

When we think of thunderstorms we have to remember the deadliest part of those storms and that is the lightning that occurs with them. Lightning is found in many forms. The first type of lightning is known as cloud to cloud meaning that the electric charge travels from one cloud to the other. The second type of lightning is the Cloud to Air meaning the lighting moves from the cloud and enters the clear air of the sky. A third type of lightning is the cloud to ground. This is the most...

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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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2009-07-21 16:27:18

Heat Lightning is actually faint flashes of lightning reflecting outward from distant thunderstorms. These flashes usually do not produce thunder as the storm is sometimes too far away to be heard. The term heat lightning got its name because it often occurs on hot summer nights and does not produce audible thunder. One reason heat lightning can be seen so far away is due to the reflection of the light bouncing off water particles in moist, humid air and as light is scattered throughout the...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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