Friday, August 5, 2011
Buy Solar Yard Lights for Emergency Lighting
The red/white one was on clearance from Independence Day. It had been $1.50 each, and now it is marked down to $1 each.
I bought one of each and came home and put them in my yard all day so they got charged in the sun.
The next morning I remembered to bring them inside about 11 a.m. I put them in my windowless bathroom, and tested them to see how well they lighted the room.
In the dark room, I could hold the light up to my scriptures and read.
Seven hours later, they had not run out of energy. Same test. I could still read with them.
Twenty-four hours later, the $1 red/white one was going dim, but still had a tiny amount of light coming out. The $4 one was still almost as bright as it had been 24 hours earlier, without any extra charging.
I am going right back to Walmart and buying a whole yard full of these things. They will be a lot cheaper than using flashlights everywhere in the house when we have a power outage. They are rechargeable, so that means they are much cheaper than using glowsticks. And they are much safer than leaving a candle lit in the bathroom.