What are the best sources of light to use when the power goes out? Emergency light sources can be broken down into these categories: Battery Powered Lights Chemical Light Sources Solar Powered Lights Manually Powered Lights Perpetual Light Sources Open Flame Light Sources Light sources in each of these categories may be a valuable resource to you when you get left in the dark and need light. Some are more sustainable than others. The power outage may last a few hours or several months.
This is my emergency lighting kit. Got the idea last year after the big tornado. These little solar lights give off a lot of light, surprisingly. Got the rack from Lowe's. (It's an under shelf basket turned upside down.) This way, I can keep them outside and charged up, but they can be brought inside very easily. :) I also tied the basket down to my deck so it wouldn't fall off.