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Fire Angel Plug in Smoke Alarm £2.49 @ Tesco

mightyforestmightyforest

Just popped into tesco and spotted these plug in smoke alarms said reduced from £19.97 to £2.49, already have 2 in the house and they are great as they charge up through the light socket and are so easy to fit , i believe these are now a discontinued product so may not be in every tesco but there were quite a few here in top valley nottm.

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    RufusA
    IMHO this product is great in theory!

    However I found that when attached to a dimmable hall light that's left on overnight the battery fails in 1-2 years. This isn't covered by the warranty, and after two went the same way I returned to using a conventional alarm with a built in "5 year" battery.

    On a side note I was also find I was false triggering the alarm - switch hall light off, then recall something I've forgotten, switch light back on again and alarm does a "self test" waking everyone in the house!

    Rufus.
    straycat753
    As a serving firefighter i have to say that these detectors aren't reliable and have been to fires were these detectors have not operated.
    This is a good reduction in price for the item and a good post, however every fire service in the UK fit smoke alarms with 10 year batteries in peoples homes absolutely FREE of charge.
    Just check your local fire service website to order a free detector. Its better to get a free reliable detector fitted by the fire service than pay for a unreliable one.
    equalityforall
    straycat753
    As a serving firefighter i have to say that these detectors aren't reliable and have been to fires were these detectors have not operated.
    This is a good reduction in price for the item and a good post, however every fire service in the UK fit smoke alarms with 10 year batteries in peoples homes absolutely FREE of charge.
    Just check your local fire service website to order a free detector. Its better to get a free reliable detector fitted by the fire service than pay for a unreliable one.


    cold from me for these reasons, and would prefer standalone system that can be installed anywhere
    RCUK
    RCUK4 years, 11 months ago #4Show comment tools Reply
    Very good info re the free fire alarm - never knew that - rep added Mr Fireman
    Victoria Plumb
    straycat753
    As a serving firefighter i have to say that these detectors aren't reliable and have been to fires were these detectors have not operated.
    This is a good reduction in price for the item and a good post, however every fire service in the UK fit smoke alarms with 10 year batteries in peoples homes absolutely FREE of charge.
    Just check your local fire service website to order a free detector. Its better to get a free reliable detector fitted by the fire service than pay for a unreliable one.


    :thumbsup: Such a helpful post.
    My mum recently had a free fire alarm fitted from the local fire service and at the same time they went through a few other safety checks with her etc..really useful and free of charge :thumbsup:
    Tyler Durden
    As a Firefighter I would also recommend you get in touch with your local brigade. They will come out and fit smoke alarms for free, and give you fire safety advice at the same time.

    Also these alarms which hang from light fittings are not as good as ones which fit directly to the ceiling. Basically smoke rises to the top of the room first, and if your smoke alarm isn't on the ceiling there is a chance that it wouldn't go off until the smoke reached that level.
    FishAndChronic
    straycat753
    As a serving firefighter i have to say that these detectors aren't reliable and have been to fires were these detectors have not operated.
    This is a good reduction in price for the item and a good post, however every fire service in the UK fit smoke alarms with 10 year batteries in peoples homes absolutely FREE of charge.
    Just check your local fire service website to order a free detector. Its better to get a free reliable detector fitted by the fire service than pay for a unreliable one.


    Cold for these reasons. Thanks for the informative post.
    ukmonkey2002
    straycat753;6701780
    As a serving firefighter i have to say that these detectors aren't reliable and have been to fires were these detectors have not operated.
    This is a good reduction in price for the item and a good post, however every fire service in the UK fit smoke alarms with 10 year batteries in peoples homes absolutely FREE of charge.
    Just check your local fire service website to order a free detector. Its better to get a free reliable detector fitted by the fire service than pay for a unreliable one.



    rep for the good advice (and the thought of a fireman coming to fit it. Do they were full kit ):whistling:
    Jammer
    Very good fire alarm advice. Have some rep!
    pibpob
    ukmonkey2002;6702508
    rep for the good advice (and the thought of a fireman coming to fit it. Do they were full kit ):whistling:
    Set your house on fire first - easier number to remember and they will arrive in full kit without you having to wait for an appointment.
    jazid
    RufusA

    On a side note I was also find I was false triggering the alarm - switch hall light off, then recall something I've forgotten, switch light back on again and alarm does a "self test" waking everyone in the house!


    Same in my experience.

    Also I took it out and stuck it in the shed and it took months for the ****** to stop its low battery bleeping.

    Great idea in principle, but I would recommend avoiding.

    Update: They also look horrible unless you have a suitable shade that hides it well.
    dataload
    maybe it's just me but i think these look horrible
    tsomo2000
    straycat753
    As a serving firefighter i have to say that these detectors aren't reliable and have been to fires were these detectors have not operated.
    This is a good reduction in price for the item and a good post, however every fire service in the UK fit smoke alarms with 10 year batteries in peoples homes absolutely FREE of charge.
    Just check your local fire service website to order a free detector. Its better to get a free reliable detector fitted by the fire service than pay for a unreliable one.


    Agreed, the fireangels we provide free (along with the fire safety advice) are excellent.

    Anyone wanting free smoke alarms should (or anyone without any smoke detection whatsoever) should pick up the phone and ring their local firestation now.
    red
    red4 years, 11 months ago #14Show comment tools Reply
    pibpob
    Set your house on fire first - easier number to remember and they will arrive in full kit without you having to wait for an appointment.


    if only they would arrive without there full kit on:whistling:
    PSmith222
    Your lamps shade would have to be one that allows the smoke to pass through the detector.
    pibpob
    red;6703362
    if only they would arrive without there full kit on:whistling:
    Tsk - some people are never satisfied!
    abbott
    straycat753
    As a serving firefighter i have to say that these detectors aren't reliable and have been to fires were these detectors have not operated.
    This is a good reduction in price for the item and a good post, however every fire service in the UK fit smoke alarms with 10 year batteries in peoples homes absolutely FREE of charge.
    Just check your local fire service website to order a free detector. Its better to get a free reliable detector fitted by the fire service than pay for a unreliable one.


    Can I just ask you what a good quality detector is to but that has a silence button - need to replcae one at the bottom of out stairs that currently has this option on it - it's close to the kitchen - thats the only reason?

    Thanks
    pibpob
    You could try getting an optical detector; they're more expensive but less prone to false alarms from the invisible fumes that cooking usually produces, and apparently more sensitive to the sort of smoke usually created by house fires.
    siandy
    the test button doesn't work on mine :(, i did manage to set it off cooking tho so it does work, but i still would like to be able to test it think i will phone and see if i can get a free one :)
    Hyperell
    Agree with all points posted but I did actually buy 2 of these and for alot more than £2.49 when I moved house. My husband was working away and there were no alarms in the house so I found these easy to fit until he was back and able to fit a normal ceiling one. My thoughts were better to have these than nothing and they did the job - but as mentioned because they set off everytime you accidently swith the light on and off in quick succession it didnt take long for me to insist that my husband fitted the ceiling ones.

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