In addition to emergency response techniques including putting putting out a small fire, we learned a lot about being prepared for the disaster before it occurs so we could act quickly when needed. Part of the very basic preparedness is something everyone should do whether you are CERT trained or not. Every home should have a power failure light that automatically comes on during power outages.
Sylvania Power Failure Light
This is a very simple way to assure light in area darkness. The LED Sylvania Power Failure Light is actually a 3 in 1 light. When the power is on, it acts as a night light. I placed one in each of the hallways in our home and one in our kitchen. The nightlight is a bit too bright for us to have in a bedroom, but it would be perfect for a child's bedroom.
When the electricity goes out, the LED flashlight comes on. It provides a flood of light so you can easily see it and the surrounding area. The very best attribute is that you can remove it from the electrical outlet, fold under the collapsible plug, and carry it like any other flashlight.
Pros of the Sylvania Power Failure Light
- Cost under $15
- Power Failure Light, Nightlight, Flashlight all in one
- Built-in Rechargeable Batteries
- Nightlight Feature can be Turned Off
- Bright LED Flashlight light
Cons of the Sylvania Power Failure Light
- Non-Replaceable Bulb
- Unit may last less than a year
- Flashlight battery only lasts about 3 hours
I think a combination of power failure lights would be optimal. This one for it bright light and a different one for longevity in case the lights are out for longer than 3 hours.
I selected the Amerelle 71134CC Slimline Power Failure Lite as our back-up light. It has the same automatic on response when the electricity goes out and can also be carried like a flashlight. It lasts 24+ hours, but it is not as bright as the Sylvania LED Power Failure Light.
I keep wondering, why did I not know about these really awesome power failure lights before!
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