Horn Strobes for Fire Alarms and Emergency Notification


For Audio and Visual Fire Alarm and Notification

Horn Strobes are a type of audible and visual signaling device commonly used in fire alarm systems and emergency notification systems. They combine both a loud audible sound (generated by a horn or speaker) and a bright visual strobe light to effectively alert people in a building or area of an emergency situation.

Here are some key features and characteristics of horn strobes:

  1. Audible Alarm: The horn strobe produces a loud sound, typically in the range of 85 to 120 decibels, to ensure that the alarm can be heard over ambient noise levels. The sound is often a Continuous Horn or Temporal sound designed to grab attention and indicate the need for evacuation or response.
  2. Visual Alert: In addition to the audible alarm, horn strobes incorporate a high-intensity strobe light. The strobe light emits bright flashes of light or candela setting, usually in a synchronized pattern, to provide a visual alert. Field Selectable Candela settings include15/30/75/110cd or 135/185cd (Multi-Candela models) or 1575cd (single candela model) and Ceiling Mount 15/30/75/95cd or 115/177cd The combination of sound and visual signals helps ensure that individuals with hearing impairments or those in noisy environments can be alerted.
  3. Integration with Fire Alarm Systems: Horn strobes are typically integrated into fire alarm systems and are activated when a fire alarm is triggered. Usually 24V or less common are 12V devices. They are often installed on walls or ceilings in strategic locations throughout a building to provide comprehensive coverage.
  4. Different Output Settings: Horn strobes can often be configured with different output settings to accommodate various environments. This includes adjustable volume control for the audible alarm and adjustable intensity for the strobe light.
  5. Code Compliance: Horn strobes must comply with local fire codes and regulations, which often specify requirements such as sound output, strobe intensity, placement, and visual signaling standards.
  6. Variations: There are different types of horn strobes available to suit different applications. Some models are weatherproof and suitable for outdoor use, while others are designed for indoor environments. Variations also exist in terms of the design, color, and size of the strobe housing.

Horn strobes play a crucial role in alerting and warning individuals during emergencies, allowing for timely and orderly evacuation or response. They are commonly found in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and other public spaces where fire alarm systems are required. We carry major brands Including Wheelock, System Sensor and Federal Signal.

For more information or to shop for Horn Strobes check out www.wheelock-products.com/horn-strobes.aspx or call 888-565-6999.



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