A couple of years ago I came across a new product which I have been a fan of ever since. This little bundle of technology is from Capstone Industries and is called the Eco-i-LiteTM. Available in multiple sizes, these handy devices incorporate a night light and flashlight into one. What makes it fun and cool however, is the fact that the sensor on the LED-powered device measures ambient light and turns on the nightlight when necessary, saving energy. When a power loss is sensed, the light automatically turns on making it easy to find in the dark and allows you to pull it out and use it as a handheld flashlight for up to 7 hours on a single charge. Since the night light’s cradle doubles as a charger (using inductive charging) and plugs into any power outlet, they’re always ready to go when you need them. Plus with either 3 or 6 LED lights built in, they’re really bright.
I find these devices are great to put in key places around the house. One way that I use them in my home is placing them in a long hallway just off the ground where the children can access them in an emergency. Since the device comes in multiple sizes, you can choose the product that’s right for you. Both the 6 LED Eco-i-Lite and the 3 LED Midi Eco-i-Lite are available online.
Have you tried the Eco-i-Lites and what do you think of them? What other products or features do you have available in your home for emergencies?