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Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:09 pm
by jansman
Picked these up from home bargains:
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3xAAA batteries,on a dimmer switch.£2.79 each! They do a straight switch version that goes to full- bore LED ,2.59 each. Sillycheap.

Put one on our gloomy and long landing,as we don't like a full light on at night,but it needs something to save tripping and breaking limbs! Worked a treat last night.
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thats the lowest setting.
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thats the highest.

So I am going to stick one or two more as emergency lighting around the house.

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:30 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
I've got them in my allotment sheds work fine,

One is stuck to the microwave by the back door so we can see our way in

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:15 pm
by jansman
Technology is a game changer. Simple and useful.

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:58 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Especially when coupled with rechargable batteries ;)

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
I've also got some led osram branded lights from home bargains with pir built in one is in the cupboard under the stairs near the fuse box open door in the dark it comes on. Got a few spare for shtf for the stairs..

I've got two of those plug in lights with charging dock which illuminates on loss of power (one in kitchen is into fridge socker which lights if kitchen circuit trips as a warning it's tripped
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With added "toy" torches on the microwave for the kids if the lights go out....

7yo is not a fan of the dark so she has a little Christmas house as a night light she used to sleep with it in her bed cuddling it ..... So any light in a power cut keeps her happy :mrgreen:

Also got led Lidl light under the front door canopy to find the keyhole

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:30 pm
by Jamesey1981
That plug in torch with the dock looks a lot like the one I have, was it from lidl? I wouldn't mind another one.

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:51 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
Jamesey1981 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:30 pm
That plug in torch with the dock looks a lot like the one I have, was it from lidl? I wouldn't mind another one.
Yes got it last year

Just looked on flea bay and the big river and they are silly money think I paid £12 each

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:39 pm
by Jamesey1981
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Jamesey1981 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:30 pm
That plug in torch with the dock looks a lot like the one I have, was it from lidl? I wouldn't mind another one.
Yes got it last year

Just looked on flea bay and the big river and they are silly money think I paid £12 each
Fair enough, I'll have a look then, pretty useful little light, my cats like setting off the motion sensor though.

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:57 am
by tarmactatt
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Especially when coupled with rechargable batteries ;)
Just be careful to recharge regularly- I've ruined a set of NiMh rechargeable batteries in a similar PIR LED light- there's no low-voltage protection so the device sucked the AA's to basically 0v, they never really recovered fully after that.