What is the function of a lightning conductor running through a tall building? What would happen if it is not installed in the building?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 25th Nov, 2013, 12:28: AM

Expert Answer:

The function of a lightning conductor is to conduct any lightning strikes safely to the earth without causing any damage to the building.

If a tall building is not protected with a lightning conductor, then the tremendous electric energy produced during lightning would pass through the walls of the building, causing damage to the material of the walls and making the walls unsafe. It can even set the building on fire.

Answered by  | 25th Nov, 2013, 02:28: AM