Due to construction in the area, the Luxor location at 1815 E Abram St. has been moved to 701 East Pioneer Parkway, Suite B . It will be reopened once the construction in the area has been completed.

Do E-cigs set off smoke alarms?

Do E-cigs set off smoke alarms?

If you are a vapor, you may have found yourself in the situation that you are about to take out your vape mod when you look up and realize you are sitting below a smoke alarm. You then wonder to yourself whether or not smoking your vape could potentially set off that smoke alarm, in which case you decide that maybe you should save it for later.

Does vaping set off smoke detectors/fire alarms?

Technically, there is no straight answer, because it depends. In short, yes, your vape does have the ability to set off a smoke detector, but usually this is dependent on your proximity to it. If you stand right next to the detector and blow vapor into it, it will most definitely go off. It is highly possible that it will not go off if you are simply in the same room with your vape, but the sensitivity of the detector is subjective.

Therefore, the main depending factors are that of how close you are to the smoke detector as well as the type of smoke detector that it is. Keep in mind that although your vapor does have the ability to set off a smoke detector, it does not have the ability to set off a “fire alarm” in terms of the fire sprinklers, as those are triggered by heat.

If vapor isn’t smoke, why does it set off smoke detectors?

While smoke is created by combustion, vapor is created by the coil heating up your e-liquid. Smoke alarms are sensitive to certain airborne particles and can mistake vapor for smoke. There are different types of alarms, but many of them work by detecting an abruption of passage between plates or beams within the device caused by smoke-like substance, so therefore, vapor can simulate this interruption.

Which types of smoke detectors can be set off by vapor?

As mentioned before, there are different types of smoke detectors and some may be more vulnerable to being set off by vapor than others. The different types of detectors/alarms are ionization alarms, optical alarms, and heat alarms.

If you are in your own home, you shouldn’t worry too much about setting off your smoke detector with your vape as long as you maintain a distance from the alarm and make sure there is adequate ventilation. Remember there are rules of etiquette to be followed when smoking your e-cigarette in Arlington. Be careful when you are in other places with alarms, and always ask before vaping in a public location with detectors. Never vape in an airplane or small confined area where other people are present. Vaping in an airplane is punishable by law and should be done under no circumstances.

 

If you have more questions about vaping or are looking for an awesome vape store in your area, come check out our vape shop in Arlington. Here at Luxor Vapors we are a team of friendly vaping experts that can help answer your questions and pick out the best vape and e-liquids for you. Call us or come by today!

Contact Us

1815 E Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
(Temporarily Moved to Pioneer Location)
Phone
(817) 542-0845
4758 Little Rd
Arlington, TX 76017
Phone
(817) 563-1180
701 East Pioneer Parkway
Suite B
Arlington, TX 76010
Phone
(817) 542-0845