When the power goes out, we are essentially plunged back into the first century A.D. Preparing alternate sources of light for use during emergencies is a must. Light is especially vital in caring for children, the elderly, or those who may be ill, injured, or disabled.
One of the safest emergency lights available is the chemical lightstick
. These small lights are normally activated by bending the stick, which sets off a chemical reaction inside that causes the unit to glow. Since there is no spark involved, these provide an added measure of safety when there is a chance of gas fumes being in the air. They usually last for 8 to 12 hours and are great for emergency kits.
8 to 12 hour lightsticks
Another form of emergency lighting is the candle. Candles are one of the most reliable sources of light - all you need is a match. One of the safest and longest-burning candles available is the 100-hour liquid paraffin candle. Liquid paraffin candles last much longer than wax candles. They are also smokeless, odorless, and have an indefinite shelf life.
100-Hour Plus Liquid Paraffin Emergency Candles
Here is what a recent customer had to say about the 100-Hour Plus Emergency Candles:
"I have these attractive little candles placed strategically around the house for emergency use, and they have served me well on numerous occasions when I have had an extended power outage. They give enough light to allow me to move around the house comfortably, and I have yet to use one up. I like them so well, and they are such a good bargain, that I distributed them to my kids for their emergency preparedness as well." -Pat, Washington