Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Information
Over half of all smoke alarms FAIL.
I’m Earl Lee Warning, a Photoelectric Smoke Alarm. I will do the best job of warning you and your family in the event of a fire in your home – alerting you tens of minutes earlier than the other alarms. I’m your best choice for Early Warnings, and I won’t hassle you every time you burn the toast or take a steamy shower.
Almost four decades of research has shown that the most popular smoke alarm, which is in 90% of homes in America, is failing at an alarming rate.
These ionization smoke alarms are alerting tens of minutes slower than the other type, photoelectric smoke alarms, in the deadly smoldering stage of a fire. They are also more prone to nuisance false alarms from ordinary cooking and steam from showers. Get the facts here, and get safe alarms!
You're probably wondering: “Does it really matter which type I have in my home?” Yes, very much so:
If fire officials had really understood the difference between the two technologies, like they're starting to learn now, there's a good chance our kids would be alive today.
My daughter Julie died in a house that had 17 ionization smoke detectors – and by the time the very first one went off, three kids had died.
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There are a lot of ways you can help us get the word out about photoelectric smoke alarms. First, check your home and learn how to equip yourself with photoelectric units. Tell your neighbors, your friends, your families to check out this website. If you're a firefighter, learn the differences between the different technologies so you can help your community be more aware of their options. And if you're a legislator, educate yourself about this important issue and throw your support behind our efforts to enact and update ordinances regarding smoke alarms.