Over the weekend there were many storms throughout the midwest. Many people were without power throughout the evening. If you find yourself in need of more light than a small flashlight can provide, Handy Father has an easy lighting solution for power outage that is so easy, anyone can do it!
Sure, there are candles, but a Handy Father will not leave lit candles in children’s rooms at bedtime.
Easy lighting solution for power outage:
What we have is a small Cheap LED Flashlights. It runs on a couple AAA batteries. By itself, it will illuminate a small area, but not much else. We needed more ambient light than this simple flashlight would provide.
The lighting solution is simple. Get yourself an empty ice cream bucket (one of the 5-quart size works best. Put the LED flashlight into the bucket, turned on, into the bucket with the lit end as far from the sidewall as possible. The light from the flashlight will create a lot of ambient light as it refracts and makes the entire ice cream bucket glow.
We read the kids a bedtime story at night, and this easy lighting solution for power outage came in quite handy. We were able to read and get the kids ready for bed with hands-free lighting, and without the dangers associated with open flames in rambunctious kid’s bedrooms.
Tools Needed for this easy lighting solution:
- Cheap LED Flashlights
- Old ice cream bucket
Easy checklist of items to keep on hand in case of power outage
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- Drinking water
- 5 gallons of gasoline
- Food that’s ready to eat
- Manual can opener
- Board Games or other non-electric activities
- Gas Generator (optional, noisy, but handy if there is an extended outage.)
- Battery powered Radio or cellphone to receive important public announcements.