Xander Dawood

Xander Dawood

Industrial Design & Technology BA

FireLight

At this very moment, up to 38% of existing smoke detectors fitted in the UK are non-functioning. This is primarily due to problems with accessibility and forgetfulness, resulting in a lack of maintenance, which in turn, and tragically, leads to a number of preventable deaths. The solution is FireLight. It is an easy to install, retrofit smoke detector that fits into an existing light fitting and is operated via an existing light switch. It is user-friendly and features visual and audible alarms for both smoke and carbon monoxide detection, along with self-test modes. FireLight was designed for widespread domestic use and is aesthetically pleasing, unobtrusive, affordable and virtually maintenance free, whilst greatly reducing the risk of malfunctions.