I rarely have time these days to hang out online...I am so behind on the newer Cree stuff!
Been busy with life, career, home improvement, etc.
This is a public service announcement: change your smoke alarm batteries, and test the units!
They are only good for 10 years. If you aren't sure as to the age, recycle them (they likely have radioactive components), and get a new units.
There are two types of detector: ionizing and photo sensing.
Ionizers detect faster, flaming fires best.
Photosensors detect slower-spreading, smoldering, smoky fires.
Get them both.
The photoelectric models are more expensive, but very much worth it.
I have the Kiddie PI9000, which is a dual sensor model: it has both types of sensors.
Don't forget the carbon monoxide alarm.
I have the Kiddie KN-COSM-B combination CO Alarm, which senses both carbon monoxide and has an ionizing smoke alarm.
If you dislike the cost of these detectors, go check out U of M's Trauma Burn ICU...
See ya at Home Depot or Lowes...;o)