I would like to buy something for the furnace room where the circuit
breaker panel is. A light bulb with a built in battery or some such,
that would continue to provide some light eveen after the power is
out. Maybe something LED based or some such. Just a few watts to see
the circuit breakers, would suffice. Any ideas?
Even better, one of those head-mounted flashlights with the elastic band
that goes around your forehead...just keep it hanging on a nail somewhere
easy to access near the furnace room. Now you got two hands free for easy
That's my idea exactly. Hang the flashlight(s) on the wall(s) near
doorways and change the batteries (duracells) every 2 years. I just
lost my Black and Decker twist flashlight that hangs on the wall
beside the garage door. Stupid me probably left it sitting on a car
But they do sell emergency light that have a rechargeable battery and
automatically go on when the power goes off. You could probably by a
lot of flashlights and batteries for the price though.
Go to Target or The Home Depot and check the area where they sell
smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, etc. Black & Decker made these
years ago, I'll bet somebody still does if not them: Little box
light with two prongs that flip out of the back, you plug it
straight into an outlet. It sits there in standby and stays
charged, it lights automatically if the power goes out, and of
course you can unplug it at anytime and use it as a flashlight.
No more big'uns for me, now I'm a 'Venture Capitalist'.
I've learned to totally appreciate 'Small Firms'.
Nice, but . . . . . I think he wants something that comes on when the
power goes out. What do you do if you are in your undies and the lights go
out on a dark night? It would be nice to have a battery operated light come
on automatically so you can find your way to the flashlights and kerosene
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