With hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and other natural or even man-made disasters becoming more frequent, the need for high-quality emergency lighting only seems to grow in recent years. Whether at home, at work, in the car, or just walking around, you have many hazard light options that will work in almost any situation or emergency. Here’s an overview of some popular emergency lighting options.

Charged battery

Today, there are many options for battery-powered lights, especially with the invention and widespread use of LED lighting technology. LEDs are brighter, lighter, smaller, cooler to the touch, and more durable than outdated lighting options. LEDs have also dropped in price significantly in the last decade and are manufactured in large numbers in Chinese factories. With LEDs you have the option of having smaller and much more portable flashlights and many other types of lights, all powered by smaller batteries like AA or triple A, rather than the larger and much heavier batteries like C and D , which makes the LED battery-powered flashlights, camping lights, and hazard lights are a great option to have on hand.

Works with solar energy

There is a wide range of solar powered lights available these days. There are many large camping lights, flashlights, and small portable solar lanterns that are easy to transport. This type of light usually has a solar panel on top of the light, so you can leave the light in the sun for a few hours to generate a certain amount of light at night. Solar powered emergency lights make a lot of sense, especially in areas where the weather is good most of the year. Solar powered emergency lights also tend to be fairly lightweight, making them ideal to carry in lieu of battery-powered lights. Are you going to the desert on a camping trip? Solar powered lights are a must for emergencies.

Kinetic energy

By kinetic power, we mean the power of the crank or pressing the foot repeatedly. You’d be surprised how many options there are in this area. With kinetic energy, it is not necessary to have sun, wind, electricity or even batteries to generate light, everything is done with a crank or a pedal. A great option to have in your car, home, or workplace is an all-in-one portable emergency light. This type of light works with a crank. Typically, you need to turn a lever for a few minutes to generate a certain number of minutes of light, power, or radio. These hazard lights also typically have a portable radio, siren, and USB charging port to charge your phone or tablet with human power only. Another option in this area is a hand-cranked flashlight. This is a much smaller light that fits in your hand and has a little crank to turn to generate your light. As you can imagine, this type of light is perfect to store in places like your purse, a bug out or emergency bag and to store in your car, truck, camper or RV.

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