Friday, February 23, 2007

Home Essential: Storm Light

One of the best house gifts we've gotten (I think from my Mom, thanks Ma!) was a Black and Decker Storm Light. It's really simple concept: the light is a rechargeable flashlight that stays plugged in to an outlet. When the power goes on out, the flashlight automagically kicks on.

This has a few key advantages. First, the flashlight is always charged. Second, the flashlight is on, so it's easy to find in an otherwise dark house.

Since this flashlight was such a hit, we've bought a bunch more - one for each floor in the house. I should probably get one for each room in the house. You never appreciate how dark it gets till the lights go out and you have to fumble for a light.

This is simply a must have item.

So, nu - why all this talk of Storm Lights?

Well, our power just went out. That means that I can't do work. So, while I sit around to see if the power comes back, I thought I'd blog what was on my mind.


  1. Hmmm... I may have to start cutting off power to the house more frequently. See... no power = no internet connection which means Ben can't get much work done. Why didn't I think of this sooner?

  2. Anonymous5:20 PM

    "When the power goes on, the flashlight automagically kicks on." You sure it is not when the power goes OUT?

  3. Whoops - thanks anonymous for the proof reading.

  4. Anonymous11:30 PM

    I ran across this deal today, the B&D StormStation for $40:

    Guaranteed to clash with any decor.