A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 22, 2024
“Smoke detector batteries only go out between 1 and 3 AM”

Smoke detector batteries start ot beep when they’re low, and this always seems to happen in the middle of the night.
   
“why do smoke detector batteries only ever run down then start making that annoying beep in the middle of the night?” was posted on X/Twitter by Sarah on October 27, 2007. “why do smoke detector batteries always decide they’re low at 4 in the morning?” was posted on X/Twitter by lauren georgia on January 15, 2009. “why do smoke detector batteries only run out in the middle of the night?” was posted on X/Twitter by Mary馃崁 on March 25, 2009.
 
“Why do smoke detector batteries only run out in the middle of the night, like at 2 am?” was posted on X/Twitter by Brandon Lipman on May 16, 2024. “SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES ONLY GO OUT BETWEEN 1 AND 3 AM” (shown on a restaurant sign) was posted on Facebook by El Arroyo on June 23, 2024.
   
     
X/Twitter
Sarah
@tworedboots
why do smoke detector batteries only ever run down then start making that annoying beep in the middle of the night?
9:45 PM 路 Oct 27, 2007
   
X/Twitter
bbanaszynski
@bbanaszynski
Watching the bowl game wondering the same thing.  Why do smoke detector batteries always fail at night?
9:24 PM 路 Jan 3, 2008
   
X/Twitter
lauren georgia
@ilmsykma
why do smoke detector batteries always decide they’re low at 4 in the morning?
10:59 AM 路 Jan 15, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Lori Carpenter
@PenguinSpy
Why do smoke detector batteries always go out in the middle of the night? And when did they stop taking 9vlts? 2 trips out in the cold=boo.
11:28 PM 路 Feb 6, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Mary馃崁馃嚭馃嚘馃尰
@LBBjewelry
why do smoke detector batteries only run out in the middle of the night?
2:08 AM 路 Mar 25, 2009
   
X/Twitter
jon alperin
@jalperin
why do smoke detector batteries always die at 2am?
11:59 AM 路 Apr 1, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Charlie Loften
@cloften
why do smoke detector batteries only go bad in the middle of the night?
7:23 AM 路 Apr 7, 2009
   
X/Twitter
halfdak
@halfdak
Why do smoke detector batteries only go dead between 2am and 4am?
3:13 PM 路 May 8, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Hillenblog
@Hillenblog
Why do smoke detector batteries never go bad in the daytime?
3:18 AM 路 May 15, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Dr. Ann Maree Goudzwaard
@anniesworld
why do smoke detector batteries only expire during the night?
9:17 AM 路 Jun 1, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Michael
@pilotmike
Why do smoke detector batteries die at 2:00 AM? Why is it always the one that requires a ladder to reach? Why? WHY!?!? #fb
7:37 AM 路 Jul 10, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Richard Ransom
@TheRanno
Why do smoke detector batteries always run out at 5 in the morning?
5:10 AM 路 Sep 4, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Lisa Hampton
@lisahampton
why do smoke detector batteries go dead at 3 a.m.?
8:20 AM 路 Sep 10, 2009
   
X/Twitter
Reagan Lunn
@ReaganLunn
why do smoke detector batteries always go out in the middle of the night?
12:40 PM 路 Sep 12, 2009
 
X/Twitter
Matt Visintine
@VIZ88
Is there an unwritten rule that smoke detector batteries only go out between 12-6 am? Or is that just the ones u need a ladder to reach?
12:14 PM 路 Sep 4, 2011
 
X/Twitter
Double Ought
@Double_Ought
Why do smoke detector batteries only go out between 2:00 & 4:00 am? #WakeUpASleepingGiant
10:24 PM 路 May 28, 2012
   
X/Twitter
virginia madsen
@madlyv
Why do smoke detector batteries always fail after 3am instead of 11am?Beep.
5:56 AM 路 Dec 1, 2012
 
X/Twitter
Melissa De Santis
@mdesantis
Why does the battery in the smoke detector always go out between midnight and 5:00 am?
8:02 AM 路 Jul 30, 2013
 
X/Twitter
Eric Hedlund
@ericjhedlund
Smoke detector batteries go out only between 1 and 5 a.m. #fb
12:25 PM 路 Sep 13, 2014
   
X/Twitter
Tracey Bregman
@Traceybregman
Question: Why do smoke detector batteries only go out in the middle of the night?!!!! Chirping?!!
4:06 PM 路 Sep 30, 2015
   
X/Twitter
Tracy O
@Rylea_Blades
Why do smoke detector batteries always have to fail in the middle of the night?
5:39 AM 路 Feb 17, 2016
 
X/Twitter
Rachel
@racheliannarino
Why do smoke detector batteries always go out between 2 and 4 am? 馃槚馃槾 #beepbeep
2:05 AM 路 Dec 30, 2016 from Jefferson, OH
 
X/Twitter
kindness matters馃挋馃嚭馃嚫馃挋馃嚭馃嚫
@pdarvishi
Could someone explain why smoke detector batteries only go out between 2:00-5:00 AM????
8:30 AM 路 Sep 17, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Harold Balsagna (parody)
@KaizenDefense
Why do smoke detector backup batteries only go out between the hours of midnight to 20 min before I wake up?
3:20 PM 路 Dec 31, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Brandon Black
@bblack311
Has anyone ever discovered why the battery on a smoke detector will only go out and chirp between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 AM on a weeknight?
8:35 AM 路 Mar 28, 2018
 
X/Twitter
Katie Malgren
@katiejuststop
I think I鈥檝e entered a new circle of hell. We鈥檝e had 4 smoke detector batteries go out between 1-2am on 4 DIFFERENT NIGHTS.
2:20 PM 路 Apr 3, 2020 from New Hope, MN
 
X/Twitter
acmorris
@audracmorris
It鈥檚 also a fact that smoke detector batteries only go out between 1 and 3:30 am. Never 11 am or 4 pm.
3:10 PM 路 Jun 26, 2021
       
X/Twitter
Tanner Guzy
@tannerguzy
Why do smoke detector batteries always need to be changed in the middle of the night?
9:41 AM 路 Aug 22, 2022
   
Reddit—NoStupidQuestions
Artarious—December 9, 2022
Why do smoke detector batteries die mostly between 2-6am?
So i work in maintenance for a independent senior facility and this morning i got a call at 2am for a smoke detector chirping. After i was done i decided to research it a bit in our system and it appears 80% of our calls during those hours are for smoke detectors. Then i looked up all our smoke detector work orders and 75% of them are usually during those times. So what is it about those times that causes them to die?
 
Facebook
Sherri Leigh Summers Huffman
March 25, 2023 at 11:12 AM 路
Why do smoke detector batteries always go out in the weeeee hours of the morning?! 馃樀鈥嶐煉
       
X/Twitter
Kayla Rae
@KayRae317
Why do smoke detector batteries always die in the middle of the night!
7:13 AM 路 May 19, 2023
 
X/Twitter
Brandon Lipman
@lipmanb
Why do smoke detector batteries only run out in the middle of the night, like at 2 am?
7:58 AM 路 May 16, 2024

Facebook
El Arroyo is at El Arroyo
June 23, 2024 at 1:22 PM 路 Austin, TX 路
Scientific fact
(The following text is shown n the restaurant’s sign.—ed.)
SMOKE DETECTOR
BATTERIES ONLY
GO OUT BETWEEN
1 AND 3AM

Posted by Barry Popik
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