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Solar Lights for Power Outages


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Solar outdoor garden lights that have been brought inside to use as emergency lighting.We get our share of power outages and that is usually when my flashlight batteries are dead. I don't feel comfortable lighting lots of candles, so this idea is a good stopgap while waiting for the lights to come back on.

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I took my little outdoor solar powered LED lights inside and stuck them into vases. I could carry them safely around the house for a little extra light and no fire danger. Safer when you have children, pets or elderly in the house!

Each pictured solar lamp is about 1X which means 1 lumen of light which equals one candle. There are some larger solar-powered LED lights that could actually light an entire room. 12X lumens for a bathroom and 24X lumens would light a living room, approximately.

These could even be added to rooms that get a nice amount of daylight sunshine in the windows normally to use at little night lights at nightime!

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January 20, 20191 found this helpful

This is a brilliant idea and I'm wondering; why didn't I think of that?

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January 17, 20201 found this helpful

What a great idea. I'm not sure I have seen the brighter kind. I will be looking for them.

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January 19, 20200 found this helpful

So clever. And helpful. Thank you.

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January 11, 20210 found this helpful

A wonderful idea, very clever!!!

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