ESE is a innovative external lightning protection device, which is radio quiet and is active only during the lightning event. The system comes in two pieces which are put together and then mounted on a Mast with the help of an adapter. It can be installed on a tower, rooftop or on the sidewall of the building. The adapter provides for the fixture of the Down Conductor. A Lightning Counter is positioned in a manner through which the Down Conductor passes en-route to the pit. The Lightning Counter is positioned at a height just above the guard pipe, so that it can be can be easily monitored.