Fire in a dark movie theater could be a very dangerous thing. This is why it’s important to design a fire extinguisher for the context of a movie theater. Franklin Gaw, an industrial designer, has designed a fire extinguisher that is not only based on the presence of existing fire extinguisher but also as an unobtrusive object in its environment. Because of the dark and spacious nature of movie theaters, the designer wanted the extinguisher to not only be as accessible as possible, but also completely intuitive through its simple form, ease of use, and integration into its environment. You can see how this unit works from the pictures below.
Designer : Franklin Gaw
great form, but high pressure containers need to be round or spheric, remind that.
Great idea. I think that might be a flashlight (LED would be preferred) just under the spray nozzle, if so, that is good, if not, may I recommend adding some type of light source.
I took another look, that is a smoke sensor. The LED base is smart, but if you are still in design stages, work a LED into that sucker somewhere.
this is the stupidest thing I've come across in a long while, I thought Designers were meant to have sense.
"Fire in a dark movie theater could be a very dangerous thing" well it won't be bloody dark if there's a raging fire hurr durp.
secondly a smoke detector won't work in such a huge environment as a cinema theater. To volume of smoke to air would be undetectable for recently started fire. It would have to be burning down one entire wall to get a decent level of smoke for the detector. That or the system would have to be so sensitive it would trip if the person sitting nearest hadn't washed that day.
Last point, If there would be a fire in a cinema theater they wouldn't want some simpleton that gave his money to be amused by flashing lights, explosions and possibly boobs access or permission to use their fire extinguishers. It's better for everyone if a member of staff takes a fire extinguisher from outside. problem solved.
Indeed from your perspective (particularly if you have a vested interest in other types of fire extinguishering apparatus) then yeah. your argument for the smoke detector doesn't make much sense because in this case the smoke detector is designed to be on the unit itself (self-contained) and as such would presumably be near the source of ignition.
As far as whether movie theaters would grant patrons to to use "their" fire extinguishers, well where do you live that the fire extinguishers have ushers 24/7 prepared to act. Nowhere on this planet.
Also I would say the the actual owner of the theater would probably be very happy to not have his business burn down – how long does it take someone to come in "from outside" to exinguish a fire they wouldn't even know was burning thanks to your particular argument of smoke detectors being useless.
Why don't you design a better system and leave people who are at least trying something alone. Positive criticism is necessary, name calling – well that's just "stupid" as you say.
Light and easy to carry. This is way easier to handle than those conventional fire extinguisher that has been designed since the 1950's.