As we sink from autumn into winter, sometimes the length of daylight can change noticeably even between one day and the next. And for those of us living in regions where Daylight Savings is in effect, the days can feel even shorter! You leave your home in the dark and you return home in the dark. And sometimes it feels like the darkness will go on forever.
That’s when the magic and science of light comes in so wonderfully handy. Even when you’re not in a state of emergency, light is a great comfort. When you’re fumbling with the lock on your door, your hands numb from the cold, light from your cell phone screen can be enough to get you inside quickly.
When a blackout occurs, light is not only a comfort but an essential.
- Light can enable you to read instructions.
- Light can enable you to apply first aid.
- Light can allow you to cook safely.
- Light can boost your feeling of optimism and well-being, which is truly important for survival.
A light like our Hybrid Solar Charger Lantern is one that will spread a warm glow throughout an entire room for 6 hours. You can charge it with sunlight and reuse it again and again.
Remember, if a storm or a blackout lasts long enough, your battery-powered lights will eventually run out of juice. You may start off with a few different sources and you’re right to use them wisely, conserving as much energy as possible—but eventually you will run out of options, unless you prepare properly.
Though you may have alternatively-powered light sources in your home, it’s best to keep these lights in a specific location and only use them in the case of an emergency. Check that they still work, once every 6 months, but other than that, try to leave them untouched. That way, they will be there when you need them.
Light is crucial for human existence. Don’t be caught in the dark! Visit our site for more options and get prepared, today!
Article contributed by Sophie Wooding – Avid gardener and cyclist in Victoria, BC and Content Writer for Frontier.io