The new FlashShield withstands nearly 95 percent of simulated direct lightning strikes, while other conductive CSST competitors withstand only five percent, based on independent third-party testing. FlashShield also utilizes advanced aerospace shield technology. FlashShield meets strict ICC-ES PMG LC1024 and LC1027 performance criteria. It also provides more than 10 times the lightning resistance of the competition for just a few dollars more per install. The new patent pending XR3 fitting metal locking feature will enhance electrical continuity. The Jacket-Lock feature eliminates exposed stainless steel beyond the nut.