Sue’s Bright Idea Could Get You Through the Dark Ages

Here’s an idea so you’re not in the dark. It’s such a cheap and
simple idea. It would be good for camping too. It’s a good thing to keep on hand in case of an emergency.

Solar lights can be bought for very few dollars.

Last week, a thunderstorm rolled through our neighborhood and a huge oak tree came down on some power lines, creating a power outage for a large area around us. We lost power for about five hours.

We were scrambling around in the darkness, looking for matches, candles, flashlights, etc.

We looked outside, and noticed our solar lights shining brightly all around our patio, stairs, dock, etc. They were beautiful. We walked outside, and brought several of the solar lights inside.

We stuck the solar light pipes into plastic drink bottles and they made the nicest, brightest, safest, lighting you could ever imagine.

We put one each in the bathroom, kitchen, and living room. There was plenty of light.

There are all types of solar lights available. We bought ours at Harbor Freight. We put them all around our yard. They look nice and they do not attract flying bugs like the outdoor lights around our doorway.

The lights we have fit into the small (20 ounce) water bottles and they also fit into most of the larger liter bottles. If you need a weight in the plastic bottle to keep them from tipping over, you can put a few of the pretty, colorful “flat marbles” which are used in aquariums and vase sand, aquarium gravel, etc., or whatever you have available can also be used.

The lights we have were perfect inside our home. They burn all night long if needed.

The next day, just take the solar lights back outside and they will instantly recharge and be ready to use again any time they’re needed.

3 thoughts on “Sue’s Bright Idea Could Get You Through the Dark Ages”

  1. They make really pretty ones that will actually sit on a table. They cost a little more but look like real lanterns. My mom keeps hers charged and brings in every night to use as night lights. Mine are right outside the door, and light up my rooms through the windows and are ready to bring in during a power outage. You can even purchase Christmas solar lights for your outside trees. On cloudy days, you may not get a light show every night, but when you do, you get free lights. It’s a ‘green’ thing and a beautiful thing. Thanks for a great article!

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