Triggered Lightning Testing Services

Real Lightning Testing for Your Products

Testing in high-voltage laboratories doesn't always provide the required answers to your lightning-related problems. Wouldn't it be great to know, with total con fidence, how your products perform when exposed to real lightning? Now, you can.

SLS has established an exclusive partnership with the University of Florida to conduct real lightning testing operations at the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing (ICLRT) at Camp Blanding, Florida. SLS scientists and engineers possess more than 30 years of combined expertise in designing, implementing, and conducting triggered lightning experiments. Our experts design custom experiments to repeatedly expose your products to a variety of different real lightning phenomena.

The Triggered Lightning Advantage

  • Inject real lightning currents into controlled test points on your product
  • Subject your product to real lightning currents and voltages simultaneously during the same test
  • Inject real lightning currents into your components, assemblies, and systems of varying conductivity
  • Subject your products to real lightning high-amplitude current transients, moderate amplitude current impulses, and long-duration continuing currents during the same test
  • Subject your products to real lightning electromagnetic fields at a controlled distance
  • Test your components, assemblies, and large, fully-integrated systems to the direct and indirect effects of real lightning


SLS utilizes our revolutionary optical and transient monitoring surveillance systems, Jupiter OLS and Jupiter TMS, along with our high-bandwidth sensors to provide you with high-fidelity measurements and high-speed photography of triggered lightning discharges. Our comprehensive measurement suites show exactly how various lightning processes interact with your product. Measurements we provide include:

  • Directly measured lightning channel-base currents
  • Directly measured currents and voltages on your product
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Lightning optical radiation (Visible, X-ray, Gamma ray)
  • Material mechanical properties

Based on the testing results, SLS provides expert design and mitigation strategies for improving the lightning susceptibility of your products.


When SLS has tested your products with triggered lightning, you will be provided with:

  • Validation of your product's performance in a real lightning environment
  • An exclusive advantage in the marketplace
  • Elevation over your competitor's products that have not undergone comparable testing

Contact SLS today to learn how triggered lightning testing can be applied to make your products lightning-immune. View our Triggered Lightning brochure for more information on our testing capabilities.

We Are Lightning Experts

The SLS Team has many decades of lightning monitoring, lightning protection, and lightning testing experience. We apply state-of-the-art lightning research to engineering solutions.

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