A number of years ago, I acquired an household flashlight has a small
pulsing light in it. The little red light flashed about every 5 seconds,
to make it easy to find in the dark, which of course is when I need to
find it. This one says Energizer "Find Me".
I've looked off and on for more of these, because I'd like to have a few
scattered around the house, but haven't seen any. Anyone know where to
find any at a reasonable price? These take D batteries, and I'd like to
find one that takes smaller batteries and is LED maybe. I lucked out
with this mid-Atlantic power outage (only out one day) but it got me to
thinking I should get some more flashlights.
Interesting. I'll bookmark that one. The one thing I like about the
"find me" is that I can leave one on the bedside table, one on the
kitchen counter etc and they are at eye level. The one drawback for with
the plug in one is that it plugs in, LOL. This is a 1950's house with
not too many outlets (and I've added several since I moved in for my
multiple tvs etc). Hmm, there is one central hall outlet though where
that would be handy. At least if I could find one flashlight, I can then
find the others. I'll definitely keep this type in mind! Thanks.
There's one big drawback of that device:
When it's plugged into a receptacle, it knows when the power is on, so
it stays off. It also knows when the power goes off, so it turns on.
Once you unplug it, it won't know whether there is power at the
receptacle or not and may not perform properly. Perhaps you should
keep an extension cord nearby.
There are even better lights. Just as emergency lights come on in the
commercial buildings, there are plug in flashlight, emergency lights
that come on when power goes out.
I bought a similar light at Tractor Supply for about $15.
Probably not cheap.
The other alternative is a glow in the dark flashlight. Supposedly they
glow for eight hours after being exposed to light.
While this would be a good idea if it contained a solar cell to recharge
it, having it flash will just kill the batteries over time. Thus, when
you really need it, it will be dim or dead.
Here's a better solution.
Get a 1.5 or 2 inch pipe strap, made for electrical conduit. Screw this
clamp on the wall in a place that is easy to get to, such as near your
front door. Hang the flashlight in this strap, and always put it back
there when you finish using it. PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!
Put these in your house, garage, and anywhere else you want an emergency
You can buy those inexpensive straps in steel or gray plastic. You cna
paint them to match the wall if desired. If flashlight falls thru the
strap, put a screw or block of wood under the strap a few inches
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