Lights out? Lights on!

You’re working at your desk late at night. It’s dark outside. There’s a storm going on that makes you just want to curl up in bed and and sleep through it. You just have to finish a tiny bit more work and you can go to bed. Suddenly, the power is out in the house. You might as well go to bed now, since you can’t work in the dark. But getting to bed can now be tough, since the kids didn’t finish cleaning up before bed and you were too focused on your work to clean right away. Now there are obstacles between you and your bed, and man is it dark.

If you just had The Power-Failure Light installed, this wouldn’t be a problem.

lights-on.jpgThis device attaches between the socket and bulb of a standard table or floor lamp and automatically provides up to 8 hours of uninterrupted light from six bright LEDs as soon as power is lost, eliminating the need to search for flashlights during a blackout. Powered by built-in rechargeable batteries that automatically recharge via the lamp socket once power is restored and never require replacement, the device has an integrated photocell that detects ambient light and prevents the LEDs from turning on during the daytime or when power is restored. Compatible with incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. 5″ H x 5″ W x 3″ D. (3 1/2 lbs.)

It’s $40 (minus a nickel), but I can honestly say that I think it would be worth the price for 1-2 of these on each level of the house. I may just end up ordering one of these before the week is out. (via Gizmodo)

[tags]Hammacher Schlemmer, Power-Failure Light, Lights on when the power is off[/tags]