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Great Lights for Your Storm Emergency Kit

Lighting - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 4/24/2023

Mother and son in a kitchen with a lantern using a Goal Zero generator to power some appliances

While summer offers a welcome relief from winter, the summer months are still prone to serious weather. Experts recommend that you have an emergency kit   on hand to help you stay prepared for a hurricane, tornado or thunderstorm. One of the most important things in your kit is a reliable source of lighting. At Batteries Plus, we have an impressive selection of flashlights and other portable lighting options. Here are a few top items, perfect for your home emergency kit.

What is the Best Flashlight for a Power Outage?

A reliable flashlight is a must-have for every home. Here are three flashlights that are well-suited for emergency situations.

LuxPro LP600

  • 550 lumens output
  • Features 4 light modes (ultra-low, medium, high & strobe)
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • IPX4 waterproof rating
  • Powered by 4 AAA alkaline batteries (included)

NEBO Redline V

  • 500 lumens output
  • Features 5 light modes (low, medium, high, strobe & SOS)
  • 4X zoom
  • Made of anodized aircraft-grade aluminum
  • IPX7 waterproof rating
  • Powered by 3 AAA batteries (included)

NEBO Redline Flex Rechargeable Flashlight

  • 450 lumens output
  • Features 4 light modes when using the rechargeable battery (low, high, turbo & strobe)
  • Features 3 light modes with AA batteries (low, high, strobe)
  • 6X adjustable zoom
  • Made of anodized aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Powered by either a rechargeable lithium ion battery (included) or 1 AA battery

What is the Best Hands-Free Light for an Emergency?

In an emergency, you may require the use of both your hands. Batteries Plus has a full selection of hands-free lights, including:

Headlamps - Perfect for checking fuse boxes, working on vehicles and other up-close work.

Lanterns - Rechargeable lanterns provide a nice source of multidirectional light perfect for eating, reading and lighting common areas.

NEBO Flipit 400 - This portable battery-powered LED light functions like a traditional light switch. Just affix it to any surface and flip the switch to activate the 400 lumen light.

Keep a Stock of Alkaline Batteries in Your Emergency Kit

Batteries are a crucial addition to your emergency kit, used to power things like flashlights and radios. We carry alkaline batteries from trusted brands like Duracell, Rayovac and our own Batteries Plus brand alkaline batteries.

Disposable lithium batteries are another solid choice for emergency situations. Lithium batteries can be used in many of the same applications as alkaline batteries, but can last up to 6X longer and hold their power for up to 20 years in storage.

What Else Should You Have In Your Emergency Kit?

Here are some additional suggestions for storm supplies available at Batteries Plus:

Sump pump batteries

Power bank chargers

UPS units & UPS batteries

Generators & generator batteries

Are you prepared for an emergency?

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