We all want peace of mind when it comes to making sure our home and business are safe. As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of fire safety products, Kidde can give you that peace of mind! Their mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For over 100 years, industry leaders, the military, airlines, firefighters, businesses and millions of homeowners have turned to them to do exactly that.
Walter Kidde was driven not only by entrepreneurial instincts, but also by the never-ending effort to find the solutions to the world’s challenges. After opening his own construction office in 1900, Kidde went on to serve on the New Jersey State Highway Commission, however, his eagerness eventually led him down a different path. Founded in 1917, the company mostly focused on the needs and safety of ships and airplanes. In the early years, Kidde produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system for use onboard ships and, along with the US Navy, designed a system to protect airplane engines against fires. From there, the company has grown into an industry leader with an expanded product offering. Kidde also strives to give back to communities through charitable programs and partnerships. They have donated more than 100,000 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers to fire departments and non-profit organizations across the country!
Their product line includes smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, safety accessories (such as escape ladders) and key security – boxes, cabinets and locks. All these products let home and business owners rest easy knowing they are equipped to prevent or stop fires before major damage is done.
Visit LightingSupply.com to see over 150+ products from Kidde. Using a mobile device? Type “Kidde” in the search box. For more information, give our Customer Service team a call at 877.231.2852 or email us here.
Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and for those who celebrate, it’s time to finish up your Halloween decorating. For most, this means swapping your lights out for orange bulbs, a popular choice this time of year. Before you carve your pumpkins and set up your spooky décor, take a look at your lighting selection to see if you need any replacements. Whether you want to wow your neighbors with traditional lighting or upgrade to LEDs, Lighting Supply offers a great selection of Halloween lights perfect for decorating your home or event.
Traditionally used for Christmas, string lights are becoming more common in Halloween decorating with color choices like orange, purple and green. Use these lights to wrap around posts, drape on fences or lay over bushes with the netted options. You can even bring them indoors to set the mood for your Halloween party. Utilize them in non-traditional ways like coiling them under a cauldron, so they appear to be on fire!
Fall has officially arrived! On November 4th we will turn our clocks back for Daylight Savings Time. Another chore everyone should add to that task – check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Half of home fire deaths happen between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am when most people are sleeping. According to the US Fire Administration, it is recommended to have a smoke detector in each bedroom, outside of each sleeping area (such as hallways), and one on each floor, including the basement.
You should test your smoke alarms once a month and they should be replaced every 10 years. When testing your detector, just because the test button works, it doesn’t mean it is functioning as it should. It simply confirms that the battery and electronics are working properly. If you are unsure how old your detector is, it’s time to install a new one. Don’t rely on outdated or worn-out devices to protect your family. At this time, it’s also be a good idea to check your Carbon Monoxide detectors! The general lifespan for these devices is 5-7 years.
Lighting Supply carries a variety of different options when it comes to smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. You can choose a more traditional smoke detector like the Kidde i4618 Smoke Alarm. It’s easy to install and has user-friendly features. Or, you could go with a more modern option. Check out the Kidde 900-0102-02 that functions as a smoke and carbon monoxide detector. It also features a voice alarm that clearly lets you know what hazard has been detected.
Visit our website to see our full offering of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. For more information, give us a call at 877.231.2852 or leave a comment below.
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