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Smoke alarm and pendant light in one - fantastic

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14.10.2009

Advantages:
Barely noticeable looks, no batteries to change, illuminates lights to help escape

Disadvantages:
May suddenly turn the bedroom light on at 2am if there's a power cut

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This is an excellent solution to having unsightly smoke alarms on the ceiling.

The Housesafe smoke alarm replaces the normal pendant light rose on the ceiling and the smoke alarm and sensors are concealed in the base.

It is wired into the mains like a normal pendant light would be and once smoke has been detected, the siren activates and automatically illuminates the pendant light to provide an illuminated escape route.

In the event of a mains power failure, the alarm is still operational via a rechargeable battery contained within it and it contains a power monitoring supply system to ensure 100% effectiveness.

The area of power failures is, I think, it's only downfall. If say, you have one of these in your bedroom and there's a power failure at 3am, the alarm will switch to battery power and automatically turn the bedroom light on. And it cannot be switched off until power is restored!

If you have multiple Housesafe alarms, they can all be linked together so that if one is activated, they all sound the alarm. Good if for example a fire starts in the living room and sets off the living room alarm, it will then automatically set off the upstairs alarms too so that anyone sleeping upstairs is alerted of a fire at an early stage to enable them to escape.

The booklet doesn't give a decibel rating for the alarm but it does have an adjustable volume and it is loud enough to wake me up straight away, when the volume is at it's middle setting.

What the booklet does say though is that for maximum protection a smoke alarm should be installed in every room in the house, except for bathrooms and kitchens.

The alarms are £24.99 at www.house-safe.co.uk, but I notice that there are some on E-bay for a lot less!

Here's a link to Housesafe.com, showing a pendant light with a Housesafe alarm in it, compared to one without : http://www.housesafe.com/benefits.html

I think these alarms are brilliant in their design and operation! I would have given it five stars, but gave it four, due to the bedroom light coming on in the middle of the night in a power cut.

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hillhead 07.11.2009 16:42

Great information.

tac20 22.10.2009 21:40

Great idea!

withers1979 22.10.2009 19:01

What a good idea, I can imagine the panic and horror though if there was a power cut in the night and the light coming on lol :o)

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This review of Housesafe Smoke Alarm has been rated:

"very helpful" by (83%):

  1. hillhead
  2. azana
  3. afy9mab

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"helpful" by (17%):

  1. D_i_a_n_e
  2. sewbizzie

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