ElectraChimes look and sound beautiful. Our bells are constructed of metal alloys chosen especially for their musical qualities. When struck in succession by the electrical mechanism, the tubular bells produce two distinct notes determined by the length and diameter of the bell along with the material. The chamber of air within the bell also vibrates adding harmony and resonance. The shorter bell produces the "ding" and the longer bell produces the "dong". When the rear or side door button is pushed, only one bell is struck so you know where your visitor is waiting.
Brass bells ring a crisp, traditional notes with a lasting resonance. Our brass bells are polished to a satin finish that provides an understated, yet elegant, luster. Brass bells are clear coated to prevent tarnish.
Aluminum bells are an ElectraChime innovation for door chimes. The qualities of aluminum produce a deeper tone than do brass bells of the same length and diameter because the metal vibrates in a longer wave. Our aluminum bells are satin anodized, which actually changes the surface composition of the metal which results in a pleasing, warm finish.
When equipped, the optional third bell is strictly decorative––some people prefer the look of three bells over two.