Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

The Lum is a unique project that looks at making a smoke alarm/detector a useful handy light during an emergency. The idea is thus: Lum is an attachment between the light bulb and its socket. It draws energy from the bulb in its latent state and when the smoke alarm triggers, it produces a sonar alert plus powers the bulb for emergency lighting. In short, during its standby mode, whenever you switch on the light bulb during daily routine, it recharges Lum’s batteries. I find it an efficient solution as a fire alarm.

Designer: Arthur Brault

40 Comments

  • Habibies says:

    Awesome Project and this is needy Alarm for Smokers Thank's for Share 🙂

  • Habibies says:

    Awesome Project and this is needy Alarm for Smokers Thank's for Share 🙂

  • wow very impressive design. I like the way it is integrated in the bulb… Great imagination…

  • wow very impressive design. I like the way it is integrated in the bulb… Great imagination…

  • Veesubo says:

    I like how this allows you to hide the fire alarm and still let it be useful. Plus, you wouldn't have to worry about testing batteries but with the powering of the light, I'm a bit confused. Is the stored energy just allowing the lights to turn on during an emergency or does it allow users to take the light down and use it as a flashlight? I'm seeing an issue with either answers. Answers?

  • Veesubo says:

    I like how this allows you to hide the fire alarm and still let it be useful. Plus, you wouldn't have to worry about testing batteries but with the powering of the light, I'm a bit confused. Is the stored energy just allowing the lights to turn on during an emergency or does it allow users to take the light down and use it as a flashlight? I'm seeing an issue with either answers. Answers?

  • eno says:

    nice design and super idea!

  • eno says:

    nice design and super idea!

  • The stored energy is mainly used to sound the alarm in case of an emergency and secondly to power the red light also indicating an emergency. To use the lamp as a flashlight in case of an emergency will be improbable depending on the placement of the lamp and also; it is a smoke detector, thus in the case of it being an emergency the fire etc would most probably be in the area therefore making it dangerous.
    Arthur

  • The stored energy is mainly used to sound the alarm in case of an emergency and secondly to power the red light also indicating an emergency. To use the lamp as a flashlight in case of an emergency will be improbable depending on the placement of the lamp and also; it is a smoke detector, thus in the case of it being an emergency the fire etc would most probably be in the area therefore making it dangerous.
    Arthur

  • Humble Graduate says:

    What a great porduct but it's a new idea. You can buy them and it's patented so to claim it's unique seems unfair. http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=deta
    Made by this company – http://www.fireangel.co.uk/About-FireAngel.aspx#H

  • Humble Graduate says:

    What a great porduct but it's a new idea. You can buy them and it's patented so to claim it's unique seems unfair. http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=deta
    Made by this company – http://www.fireangel.co.uk/About-FireAngel.aspx#H

  • Im worried than In the example shown, the smoke would not reach the alarm until the smoke reached a level wear it was a foot down from the ceiling. As smoke rises and sits on ceiling unless the source of the smoke was directly under the light fitting the smoke would simply sit 'above' the light fitting. This is why regular smoke alarms sit so flush with the ceiling.

    I really like the concept It's a great idea, just not sure it would detect smoke efficiently.

  • Im worried than In the example shown, the smoke would not reach the alarm until the smoke reached a level wear it was a foot down from the ceiling. As smoke rises and sits on ceiling unless the source of the smoke was directly under the light fitting the smoke would simply sit 'above' the light fitting. This is why regular smoke alarms sit so flush with the ceiling.

    I really like the concept It's a great idea, just not sure it would detect smoke efficiently.

  • DeePee says:

    How can you test it to make sure it will work when needed, e.g. the old battery-type can be tested via a button.

  • DeePee says:

    How can you test it to make sure it will work when needed, e.g. the old battery-type can be tested via a button.

  • Nice design, do you know how long the charge lasts for if the light is left switched off?

  • Jimmy C says:

    This is nice! I do agree with Luke Hopkins though. Perhaps this isn’t a chandelier type light.

  • I really like the overall concept of the idea itself, and feel it would be great to build on as it would be a handier option for the future expecting if it acted as a light when it detected smoke as we mightn’t be able to locate the light switch due to low visibility!

  • Sogol says:

    Dear Arthur Brault,

    We are new started Swedish company that works for instance with web commerce and sale of designer fire products outwards to other firms and individuals, likewise restaurants and for home use.
    We have a great interest in your Fire Smoke Alarm In A Bulb, and wonder what it will cost to re-sell your product on the Swedish market?
    Our idea is to start buying one bye one of your Smoke Alarm depending on the volume of orders we receive from our customers, this is because we currently don’t have any stock store to storing our products yet.
    And as we mostly work with web-based direct sales, this way is the most reasonable.
    We would be grateful if you could send Us a purchase price including vat for the product to Us, the dimension of the product and Product high-resolution Pictures,

    Best regards,

    Firesec.

  • nonsz says:

    how to buy ?

  • Jos says:

    Yes – totally agree, this alarm defies the logic of where a smoke alarm should be placed and how both a smoke alarm works and how smoke moves… The building could be heavily burning before smoke would reach the device. I would hazard a guess that this would not pass fie engineering requirements.

    HOwever merit to the double adaptor concept and great aesthetic… Perhaps this piggy backing concept could be used to double up some other forms of tech?

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