Building Codes


There are several patents that cover the Life-Lamp DETECTOR™ and Life-Lamp INTERCOM™ devices.  It should be noted that the inventors of these patents, have considered codes and regulations, and, believe that the detection/lighting/intercom devices contemplated, meet or surpass requirements with respect to national, state and local codes and regulations; as they pertain to smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors.  This statement is made in view that existing, or soon to be implemented, such codes and regulations are necessitating such thing as ‘ten-year non-replaceable batters’, and/or, ‘hard-wiring to 120VAC power source.’

The patent portfolio teaches that the danger detection elements (coupled with LED lighting devices) can be formed into any style/form/shape lighting lamp or fixture; either conventionally replacing prior art lighting devices, and, a hard-wired variety.  In all of the patents, there are several examples depicting such style/form/shape lighting lamps and fixtures, and, all having long-life internal rechargeable battery systems.  It is important for to understand once a single detecting/lamp is activated and installed to meet code in any given structure, the other detecting/lamps/intercom devices (replacing conventional lighting bulbs, etc.) augment the network of communicating devices.  These other supplemental devices (once activated) will fully function whether installed in a fixture as intended, or removed and sitting independently on a table.

Finally, it should be further noted that because of the extremely useful safety alerting of danger, both audibly and in strobing colored and white light indicating an immediate danger (such as RED for smoke, AMBER for carbon monoxide, and BLUE for gas) is in an area, while other lighting/detection units within the network strobe in a GREEN with white light indicating a danger is near-by.  Such network synchronizing in a structure will give exiting guidance to occupants, in the stressful first moments of a pending disaster.  It is hoped that such national, state and local codes and regulations will be established around the ‘improved’ form and function, that the present patents possess and represent.