I am about to replace an ageing smoke alarm. The current one is battery powered, but I was thinking that it might be good to replace it with a mains powered one (no need to change battery, cannot be easily disconnected to stop it sounding, etc...).
In the instructions for many of the mains powered alarms I have seen, it says that they can be connected to a lighting electrical circuit, but only if the circuit does not have any fluorescent lighting attached to it. All of the bulbs in my house are energy saving, of two differing types:
Do these energy saving bulbs class as fluorescent lighting, or are the instructions referring to only the more traditional long fluorescent strip lights?