I know I used to hate the shock of finding myself suddenly in the dark during an afternoon thunder shower. The power grid has been improved somewhat over the years and the lights don't go off every time we have a heavy rain. But, we still have hurricanes and tropical storms that take down the grid locally. The occasional tree branch can take out a neighborhood and even an unlucky drunk can darken a half square mile around my neighborhood. My solar lighting back ups are a real comfort.
I have a niece in the Big Apple who has taken some of my advice and she too has gotten herself a solar battery charger for all of her electronics. It fits in her big purse! she can charge the batteries that fuel her flashlights and use the batteries in the cradle to power her phone or MP3 player when the sun goes down. It cost less than $30 and she is hooked on solar now. I told her about solar shop lights.
|Alpine Super Bright|
Solar Led Lights in
Plastic (Set of 3)
Lighting Solar System
Shed Light in Remington Bronze
Shop lights are great closet lights. One can be hung in the closet. The charging cord and panel can be strung into a sunny window. When the light is charged you can remove the panel, store it and use the light as you need it. When you stop flipping lights off and on your bills go down. You break your bad habits.
And get a charger!