(19)
(11)EP 3 196 613 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
16.08.2017 Bulletin 2017/33

(43)Date of publication A2:
26.07.2017 Bulletin 2017/30

(21)Application number: 17150221.4

(22)Date of filing:  04.01.2017
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G01J 5/00  (2006.01)
G08B 29/14  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
MA MD

(30)Priority: 20.01.2016 US 201615001372

(71)Applicant: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
Wilson, NC 27896 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • KERN, Mark T.
    Goleta, CA 93117 (US)
  • BELL, Ken
    Raleigh, NC 27610 (US)
  • SIMPSON, Terry
    Wake Forest, NC 27587 (US)
  • WILSON, Christopher
    New Haven, VT 05472 (US)
  • FRASURE, David
    Wilson, NC 27896 (US)
  • McCLEAN, Charles B.
    Wilson, NC 27896 (US)
  • PILAND, Clinton E.
    Raleigh, NC 27614 (US)

(74)Representative: Iceton, Greg James 
Dehns St Bride's House 10 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JD
London EC4Y 8JD (GB)

  


(54)SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TESTING TWO-COLOR DETECTORS


(57) A method for calibrating a test light to simulate a fire includes measuring a baseline resistance induced in a sensor cell of a two-color detector in response to a controlled fire. The method includes monitoring a test resistance induced in the sensor cell in response to exposure to emissions from a test light and adjusting the emissions of the test light until the test resistance of the sensor cell equals the baseline resistance of the sensor cell to achieve a calibration setting for the test light. A test light (100) for a detector includes a housing (104) and a first LED (102a) within the housing having a first emission wavelength. A second LED (102b) is within the housing. The second LED has a second emission wavelength. The second emission wavelength is different than the first emission wavelength.