It inevitable that along with the blue skies and sunny days of summer there is also sever thunderstorms and tornadoes. This is why its imperative that you and your family are always prepared with non-perishable foods, safety supplies, water and of course flashlights and extra batteries.
Just like you check the batteries in your smoke detectors you should always check the batteries in your flashlights and in your emergency kit. You wouldn’t want to find yourself without a light source in the event of an emergency.
We’ve had that happen on more than one occasion – reach for a flashlight when the power goes out only to find that the batteries are dead.
Solar powered light sources are the way to go. Not only do you not have to worry about dead batteries it’s also better for the environment and less expensive then having to purchase batteries several times per year.
Some people think that you need bright sunlight to re-charge a solar powered product. That is not always the case. You can actually charge a solar powered product when it’s overcast outside, it just might take a bit longer to recharge then it would with clear sunlight.
We have a solar powered charger for our cellphones, iPads and tablet. We have yet to use it but it’s good to know it’s available to us in case of emergencies. That last thing you want is a cellphone with a dead battery and no way to charge it.
If you don’t have a solar powered light source for your family yet I’d like to recommend SunBell and Little Sun.
SunBell Solar Lamp is a small, portable lamp and charger. It’s a flashlight, lamp and phone charger all in one. SunBell Solar Lamp gets it’s name (I’m assuming) from it’s bell-like shape.
When you first look at SunBell you might not think its all that impressive. That is until you turn it on.
The SunBell Solar Lamp feature offers you three different lighting levels – dim, regular and bright. Even with dim light it provides enough light to light up a room so that you can walk around without bumping into things. The regular and bright modes provide you with enough light to read a book or even play a game with your family.
The SunBell Solar Lamp can be placed on a table, counter top or even hung up. The “neck” that is part of the flashlight can be used as a “hoop” to hang the lamp on door knobs, tree branches or up on the wall.
In addition to being an impressive solar powered lamp the SunBell is also a flashlight. Simply remove the “neck” of the SunBell and you have a flashlight. You can also keep part of the flashlight tucked into the lamp and use the lighted part like you would a desk top lamp.
SunBell’s light capabilities are cool enough, but it doesn’t stop there. SunBell is also a solar powered charger. You can use it to recharge your cellphone or tablet.
If that wasn’t enough you can also use the SunBell lamp as a speaker to amply the music from your cellphone.
There is A LOT you can do with one little SunBell Solar Lamp.
I keep mine on my desk. I find it handy at night if I need to do something at my desk and I only need light for a few minutes. I do have a lamp but it’s a hassle to access. The SunBell turns on with the press of a button.
This brief video shows you even more about the SunBell Solar Lamp.
I love the SunBell Solar Lamp. Not only is it great for emergencies but also for every day use. Because it’s solar powered you don’t have to worry about batteries or electricity.
SunBell is a must for campers.
For more information visit EarthEasy.com/Sunbell-Solar-Lamp.
Earth Easy also carries another product that is worth mentioning – the Little Sun Solar Powered Lantern. I wouldn’t call it a lantern, per say, but rather a portable light source.
The Little Sun looks just like a bright yellow sun. It comes with a laynard which allowed you to wear it around your neck, tie it on to your backpack or hang it up for hands free use.
The Little Sun Solar Powered Lantern has two settings – regular and bright. You can switch between the two with just the push of a button.
Just like the SunBell, the Little Sun is solar powered. It also packs a lot of light for such a tiny device.
It might look cute and child-like but this powerful little device is great for adults too. This would be perfect for little ones who are afraid of the dark. They could keep it next to their bed for those little “bumps in the night” when they are scared of the dark. This is also great for a child when they are outside when it’s dark. They can wear it around their neck to provide them with light as well as to let others know your child is there.
You can even set a few of them out to provide light for a backyard barbecue, party or pool party.
We use our Little Sun when we walk the dog. Either we put it around our neck for hands free use or we hold it on our hand to provide us with light on a specific location (like when our dog leaves us his “business”).
You can find more information about the Little Sun Solar Powered Lantern on the EarthEasy site too.
Both items are practical for every day use or in case of emergencies. They are also “must haves” for campers, hikers, boating or any outdoor activity where you would require a light source at night.
Be sure to check out the EarthEasy site for more great products.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.