Tips for Dealing with Safety Lights at Home
As much as many of us don’t like thinking about it, there may come a time when your household has to face an emergency. Whether it’s a typhoon, earthquake, or general power outage, having flashlights and other emergency lights at the ready could potentially save your life. But it’s not enough to have these lights lying around at home—they should be accessible, with a fresh pack of batteries (or full charge) for any situation. Here are a few places where you can place your flashlights and other emergency lights.
The Bedroom For many people, the bedroom is often a safe haven for important items like money, car keys, and important documents and the like. It’s a good idea to keep a few flashlights along with a fresh pack of batteries at the ready in your bedside drawer. NOTE: Avoid placing batteries inside flashlights for extended periods, as this can corrode the battery terminals and cause the device to malfunction.
Garage With most people using the garage as a storage space, it makes sense to keep a set of flashlights and other emergency lights in your garage. If you want to take things a step further, take a page out of the Doomsday Preppier handbook and keep some canned food and a first aid kit in the garage. It’s better to be prepared for the worst.
Hallways Hallways and stairwells are a natural place to install emergency lights. In the event of an emergency that shuts down the power, you want evacuations to proceed as quickly as safely as possible, so having emergency lights along passageways makes sense. For more tips on flashlights and emergencies, check out this article at AllOutdoor.com. You can also contact the LiquidLEDs team for suggestions on what LED lights are best for safety lighting.