Category Archives: lighting

Hybrid Solar Headlamp, a Review

I like flashlights, my wife says, I am obsessed with them I have so many.  There are all kinds of different ones around the house from expensive to cheap.  Even I will admit I have way more than I need.  … Continue reading

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The T-Lite LED Lighting System Works Great, When the Power is Out

I normally don’t repeat a post, but I am about to make an exception in this case.  Most of this information was posted a couple of years ago.  It is about the T-Lite LED lighting system made by Sundaya.  The … Continue reading

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Luci, a Neat Little Solar Powered Lantern.

The other day I received Luci by MPOWERD in the mail.  This is a small inflatable solar powered lantern that is very lightweight at less than 4 ounces.  It is about 5 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick when … Continue reading

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What Color Light Should You use at Night to Protect Your Night Vision

For as long as I can remember, I have been told to use red lights at night to protect my night vision.  This has been used by the military since before WW2.  Recently, the US military has changed from red … Continue reading

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Glo-toobs are an Interesting Light

Recently I read the Survivalist Series by A American and enjoyed it.  In the first book, he kept mentioning a light called the Glo-toob.   He made it sound so good that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. … Continue reading

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LED Flashlights, and AA and AAA Rechargeable Batteries.

I like flashlights, having worked in both fire and law enforcement I have had many occasions in which have I needed to depend on one.  In the old days, the majority of us carried D cell Maglights.  I still have a … Continue reading

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Homemade Oil Lamps are Easy to Make

Yesterday, I wrote about alternate uses for rancid cooking oils.  One of the ideas was to make an homemade oil lamp.  This morning I showed one of my grandchildren how easy, it is to make one. I took a small … Continue reading

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How to Maintain your Kerosene Lamps and Improvise Wicks.

  Making the best use of kerosene lamps requires some practice, like everything else there is a learning curve. When purchasing lamps, get extra chimneys, burners at least 2 or 3 of each and a substantial number of wicks.  I … Continue reading

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The Problems of Blacking Out Your Windows When Bugging In

Many of us who plan to bug in have alternate lighting systems.  Now after a major disaster or TEOTWAWKI a light will be a beacon that will draw attention to you.  If you have light, people will come to your … Continue reading

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Convert Your Old Maglites to Work with LED Bulbs

I have written before about how I love flashlights.  They fascinate me.  As a result, we have more than we really need.  Everytime a new one comes out, I have to have it.  Because of this, we have several older … Continue reading

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