Cheap emergency lighting

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jansman
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Cheap emergency lighting

Post by jansman » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:09 pm

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.
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Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:30 pm

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
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Post by jansman » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:15 pm

Technology is a game changer. Simple and useful.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

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Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:58 pm

Especially when coupled with rechargable batteries ;)
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm

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
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Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Post by Jamesey1981 » 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.

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Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Post by Yorkshire Andy » 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
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Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Post by Jamesey1981 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:39 pm

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.

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Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Post by tarmactatt » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:57 am

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.

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