Mount Strobe Lights On Windows

Strobe lights have many applications, such as creating alarm systems for individuals whose hearing is impaired. You can also use these flashing lights to indicate an exit in case of fire. The most common place for this type of strobe light is at a door, but you can also place one at a window at ground level. To do this you will need an existing electrical box. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Turn off the power to the room by turning off the breaker from the main circuit panel.

2. Take the bulb out of the fixture that is over the window. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the fixture to the ceiling or wall.

3. Pull out the fixture and disconnect the electrical wires. Set the fixture aside.

4. Insert the wires through the holes in the mounting bracket for the strobe light. Place the bracket on the electrical box and turn it counterclockwise to lock it into place.

5. Twist together the black wires from the electrical box and the electrical connector. Repeat this step for the white wires. Cover the wires with a wire cover.

6. Twist the orange wire together with the interconnect wire. You will use an interconnect wire if you are going to connect the device with a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. Cover the wires with a wire cover.

7. Plug the connector end of the wire into the socket on the strobe light.

8. Align the tabs on the strobe light with the mounting bracket. Turn the unit clockwise until it snaps into place.

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9. Turn on the breaker at the circuit panel to turn the power back on to the room.

10. Press the “Test” button on the smoke or carbon monoxide alarm to test the strobe light. If the light starts to flash, then it is working properly.