What's Your Motif?
Local museums offer a treasure trove of decorating ideas. Especially if you’re choosing a theme.
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Fire Protection—With Alarming Style
Last year 412,500 residential fires occurred in the United States, causing 2,580 people to die.
Brian Corbett, fire chief for the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company and a member of Newark’s Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Fire Company, has dedicated his life to reducing these grim statistics. He is also co-inventor of EgressLite, a state-of-the-art emergency lighting system designed for residential and commercial use.
“I invented this thing to save lives,” he says.
Most traditional emergency lighting systems have two large incandescent lights fastened to a battery pack. The pack attaches to the wall, protruding between 4 and 6 inches.
In contrast, the EgressLite battery box is placed inside the wall. The only thing visible is a small plate that resembles a light switch. (The plate can be painted to blend with your home’s decor.) In an emergency, the unit detects a loss of power in your home. The recessed lamp housing pops out of the wall to light the area for up to two hours. When power is restored, the unit retreats into the wall and the battery begins recharging.
Due to its slender form, EgressLite was approved by Underwriters Laboratory for installation at any height on a wall or ceiling, which allows for flexibility when incorporating the unit into the design of your home. This is a first in the emergency lighting industry.
South Shore Builders has included the system in the model house for a development in Georgetown.
Residential models range in price from $149 to $275. For more information, visit sentrylight-emergencylight.com. —Denise Blum
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