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    Ceiling and wall mounted strobe

    Hi everybody,

    I have a few questions regarding fire alarm strobe devices. Can an existing wall mounted strobe be used as a ceiling mounted? and vice versa? if it is possible, would the only thing to consider will be the coverage area?. I will appreciate your help.

    Thank you,

    J.S.

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    I've installed many as part of fire-suppression systems, and never seen a ceiling-specific model. But then, I've never needed to install one on a ceiling.

    This would be in any instructions that come with the units. Unless one says wall-mount only, I'd use one on a ceiling, oriented for best dispersion..
    Master Electrician
    Electrical Contractor
    Richmond, VA

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      #3
      Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
      I've installed many as part of fire-suppression systems, and never seen a ceiling-specific model. But then, I've never needed to install one on a ceiling.

      This would be in any instructions that come with the units. Unless one says wall-mount only, I'd use one on a ceiling, oriented for best dispersion..
      Larry,

      I appreciate your input on this.

      Thank you,

      J.S.

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        #4
        Every manufacturer makes ceiling and wall specific appliances. The lenses have different characteristics for wall and ceiling and they are not listed or intended to mounted in the incorrect location.
        Also certain models have a higher current draw for the ceiling because it takes more power to get the same candela rating distributed 360 degrees.

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          #5
          Originally posted by ryant35 View Post
          Every manufacturer makes ceiling and wall specific appliances. The lenses have different characteristics for wall and ceiling and they are not listed or intended to mounted in the incorrect location.
          Also certain models have a higher current draw for the ceiling because it takes more power to get the same candela rating distributed 360 degrees.
          Some models are dual listed. Siemens has (or had) one or two, but I can't recall the model numbers.

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            #6
            Most no, but some modesl are listed for wall and ceiling. I think Edwards is one of them.

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