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A question or a tip?

  1. rutley profile image74
    rutleyposted 5 years ago

    A question or a tip?

    Just wanted to share a tip.....When power was lost for a week, I brought in all my little solar garden lights to light every room.  No candle danger or dead batteries!

  2. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 5 years ago

    I have small solar powered keyring torches on every windowsill. If the power goes at night, there is always a torch within reach and they are always charged. Also they come in handy when looking for things in the dark recesses of cupboards or which have fallen down the back of shelves, beds etc.

  3. BSloan profile image73
    BSloanposted 5 years ago

    What a great tip.  Living here in Miami, we usually have to prepare in case of a hurricane.  We once lost power for a week and during the day it was fine but at night we ended up going to sleep as soon as the sun went down to avoid using our suppIy of candles.  I will certainly use your tip adding the solar garden lights to our emergency kit.  Thanks!

  4. RealHousewife profile image76
    RealHousewifeposted 5 years ago

    That's a great tip! Last time our power was lost - I grabbed my camping lanterns that were battery operated.  I was so grateful I had just changed those batteries.  Smart thinking of those solar lights - I do always worry about using flames in a storm.  It just seems like an accident waiting to happen.  Thank you!

  5. kj force profile image73
    kj forceposted 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing the tip,  we used this back in 2004..we had four back to back hurricanes  here in Florida and no electricity for weeks..and the only water to wash/use toilets was from our pool...the solar lights happenened by accident, when my G-son told us about the " magic lights" ...he thought garden fairies made them for was then we got the idea to bring them inside..we may have had to rough it ..but..the light helped to soften the blow...

  6. profile image0
    Starmom41posted 5 years ago

    cool idea! 

  7. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I will remember this great suggestion. Thanks!

  8. MarleneB profile image98
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    That is an awesome tip. I live in sunny California and we don't have many opportunities to use emergency lighting, however, I absolutely love the idea of bringing in the solar garden lights, if needed.

  9. Rosemay50 profile image79
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    This is a great idea and is what I use too. In fact I usually bring one in each evening to put in the hallway saves turning on lights and disturbing others when wandering to the bathroom., saves power too

  10. shara63 profile image68
    shara63posted 5 years ago

    amazing tip,  and a wonderful way to reach us......your genius speaks...i'm going to utilise it now... thankyou rutely!