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Hearing Impaired Smart Strobe Light
Hearing Impaired Smart Strobe Light This hearing impaired strobe light has powerful 177 candela strobe. This device must be hard wire connected to a First Alert Smoke Detector or Carbon Monoxide Detector (sold separately) to work properly as a notification that the connected alarm has gone off. This light meets all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. 10 Year Limited Warranty. Hearing impaired strobe meets UL standards. This strobe light is for you if: You need to install smoke or CO notification for the hearing impaired that meet ADA requirements. You already have or are purchasing First Alert compatible hard wired smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. Where To Place Strobe Lights: One in every bedroom that a hearing impaired person sleeps and additional strobe lights should be located in any room where a hearing impaired person may be present and need to be notified of a smoke or carbon monoxide danger. First Alert Strobe Light SL177
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14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Good at what it doesSep 13, 2012
For people that can't hear a smoke alarm (like me) this is really the only option available - and I think it's a decent option. I do wish smoke detector manufacturers would make variable tone smoke alarms. Most of us with high frequency hearing loss can hear low pitch sounds - so an alarm that is loud and low pitch would work better than this light - but until they design such a thing - this is what I'm going to use. It puts out an extremely bright flashing light that is very hard to sleep through if it's in the same room with you.
A note to the smoke alarm manufacturers - start putting lower pitch alarms in your smoke detectors - or at least make it an option. Most older folks can hear lower pitch sounds far better than the high pitch smoke detector. It would be simple to do - if you'd just go deaf and "feel" the need like the hearing impaired folks do. I can't hear a smoke alarm going off one foot away from me - but I can hear the thumping speakers in cars several blocks away. First one of you to put an alarm signaler in a device that we can hear will sell a lot of these. Get with the program!
20 of 22 found the following review helpful:
The Strobe will NOT work if the POWER FAILS during a fire!Mar 09, 2011
By Paul J. Mular
This unit WILL NOT WORK IF THE POWER FAILS! Statement from the manufacturer:
The strobe cannot work without AC power. The strobe will not
operate if AC power is cut off for any reason (open fuse or circuit
breaker, failure along a power line or at a power station, electrical
fire that burns the electrical wires, etc.).
The Strobe will not operate unless smoke, heat or CO reaches the
corresponding alarm. Refer to the user's manuals supplied with the
interconnected smoke, heat or CO alarms.
Strobes are not a substitute for property or life insurance.
Since many fires lead to power failures, this unit is only good as an early alert system. If the fire has started, it may be too late.
I would suggest this light up battery operated Smoke Alarm as an alternative:
First Alert SA720CN Smoke Alarm Photoelectric Sensor with Escape Light
31 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Not a some detectorOct 12, 2010
When ordering this product, no where does is state that this is not a smoke detector. You have to have a current smoke detector in use and this product works in tandem with it. Very misleading.
13 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Not a smoke detectorJan 10, 2011
As has been pointed out by another review, this device IS NOT A SMOKE DETECTOR. The product details are unclear (and misleading) by stating that this product may be interconnected with another First Alert device ... but does not state that this interconnection IS REQUIRED.
Please consider adding a line to the product description stating:
THIS IS NOT A SMOKE DETECTOR ... must be interconnected with "xxx" device to work.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Model 100SMar 14, 2013
100S may be only 4 years old (purchased in 2008) but the company representative told me the strobe has not changed and this is the feature I would like to comment on. I live an elderly hearing impaired family member which is why I bought it in the first place. I installed First Alert 100S in 2 bedrooms and 1 in the living room. In the past couple of months, the alarm has been activated 5 times because the fan over the cook top was not turned on by the cook. The alarm sound and the intense strobe light wakes me up immediately each time; however, the strobe is so intense and nonstop that it is extremely disorientating causing hampered immobility in the dark till I could reach the light switch to turn it on; this disorientating sensation lingered for another several hours afterwards. I submitted a recommendation to the company for improvement suggesting an initial 3-5 second burst of strobe effect followed by stable lighting for a few minutes then repeating the short burst of strobe followed by stable lighting which would illuminate a safe path way to the exit. In the meantime, I am replacing all three with smoke alarms without the strobe.
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