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    bisous is online now Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Default Lighting during a power outage

    We just got our electricity back sometime during the night last night after nearly 36 hours without. (Boy did that seem longer!) We are thinking we might see more outages as fires are going to always be a problem around here.

    We have determined a better plan for dealing with our fridge and food. We have determined we will get another phone/device charger but we also need better light solutions.

    We used electric candles and lanterns and some flashlights. Iím grateful for these because we could find our way but we didnít really have enough light to see. It certainly didnít feel cozy. It felt dark and depressing. Not light enough to play a board game or read aloud to the kids. Any great ideas for really lighting up a room to make it feel cozy and comfortable?

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    Get everyone a head lamp. You can read and play board games with those. Otherwise you just need more lanterns or a generator
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    I think you need more long range planning. If stuff like this is going to happen for days on end, I think you need some solar powered options. Over the summer, I got these. They're meant to be outside but dh hadnt put them up yet when we had a power outage. wasnt perfect but I had one in the bathroom, 1 in the kitchen and one on the dining room table - no batteries required. I'd look for some solar lanterns

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    urquie is offline Emerald level (3000+ posts)
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    This Coleman Quad Lantern used to get a lot of love here...

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It has worked very well for us.

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    You need stronger/bigger lanterns. We have 3 good sized lanterns that emit bright adjustable light and several medium and large flashlights (the kind you carry by a handle). We keep the lanterns in the same cabinet as our earthquake kit, along with extra batteries for the lanterns and flashlights. We’ve had to pull them out a few times for blackouts. The lanterns have usb ports too, so we can charge our phones if needed.
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    We use LED fairy lights in our bathrooms during power outages. Especially in our powder room, I find them quite cozy.

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