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There are days when I think that I am taking steps to earn a PhD in emergency lighting. Having 4 different flashlights in my nightstand has certainly earned me a masters degree, don’t you think?
Staying with the topic of emergency lighting, today I am introducing three items from OxyLED that are nifty emergency lighting ideas for your holiday survival kit. One is a combination solar motion detector and lamp, another is a headlamp with motion sensor, and the last is a powerful rechargeable flashlight.
I have been testing all three items for the past few weeks and find each of them worthy of finding their way into your survival kit. The best part, though, is that I have one of each to giveaway. More about that in a moment because first I want to give you the rundown on each of these items.
Emergency LED Lighting from OxyLED
First up is the OxyLED Solar Motion Sensor Lamp, which was the first item I tested.
The way it works is that you set it outside facing an area that will get 4 to 5 hours of sunlight a day. I set mine on a table under the overhang of my house. When it gets dark, the upper light comes on, offering a modest amount of light which I consider enough to brighten an area so it is not pitch black.
The magic happens when you walk by. There is an integrated motion sensor that signals the second, lower LED lamp to turn on. If found that the combination of two LEDs gave me more than enough light to read and considering that batteries were not required, I was golden.
Next up in my testing schedule was the OxyLED Motion Detecting Headlamp.
There are some that may disagree and say that brightness is the most important feature of a headlamp but I disagree. Comfort trumps everything because if a headlamp is awkward and uncomforatble, you won’t use it. Been there done that with three that I purchased at Costco a couple of years back.
Both Shelly (aka the Survival Husband) and I agree that the OxyLED headlamp was comfy. The fact that you could put it on motion detector mode was a bonus. You can switch between high, low, and strobe beams, plus you can tilt the lamp up and down to zero in and focus on your work.
This is a great headlamp for the price.
Last up is the OxyLED MD50 Rechargeable Flashlight. Let me tell you, this is one bright flashlight especially when you consider I did my testing using the included rechargeable battery. (You can also use AAA batteries but I didn’t bother.)
For testing, I focused the beam out into the desert with the OxyLED in one hand and my HP Coastal in the other. This is probably not a fair comparison since the HP1 is quite a bit smaller, but the MD50 had almost double the range. I am convinced if there was rattlesnake out there, I would have seen it.
The flashlight has five modes that are accessed by pressing the switch: high, low, medium, turbo-strobe, and SOS. It comes in a kit that includes an AC charger for the Li-ion battery, adapter for AAA batteries, and a case making it an excellent value.
The nice folks (and they ARE nice) at Hisgadget are holding one of each of these items for this special Backdoor Survival giveaway. There will be 3 winners, each getting one of the items.
In one of the easiest giveaways ever, all you need to do to enter is vote for your favorite. Of course, as always, there will be some additional options for bonus entries, so be sure to check them out in the Rafflecopter below.
The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Tuesday with the winner notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article. Please note that the winner must claim their prize within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.
The Final Word
As far as I am concerned, you can never have too much food, water, or emergency lighting! Perhaps that is why I am always on the lookout for new items whether they are lanterns, flashlights, headlamps, or wireless motion detectors.
Each of the items I have shared with you today are well-priced and come from a company that takes customer service seriously. I encourage you to enter the giveaway for a chance to win some emergency lighting this holiday season.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Below you will find the items related to this article plus selections from the 2015 Prepper’s Gift Guide.
OXYLED MD50 Cree 500 Lumen Bright LED Flashlight Bundle with Rechargeable Batteries & AC Charger: This sturdy and compact flashlight is lightweight yet delivers an incredibly powerful beam. It comes with a total of five outputs including 3 brightness levels, Strobe and an SOS option. You can use it with the included Li-ion rechargeable battery or standard AAA batteries. This is a great flashlight!
OxyLED Solar Motion Sensor LED Wall Mount Light: There is not much to say about this solar motion sensor LED light other than it simply works, It runs for up to ten hours on a full charge, and the photocell sensors automatically turns it on at dusk and off at dawn.
OxyLED Headlamp with Motion Sensor: First of all, this is a comfortable headlamp, something I consider very important. Three AAA batteries power one Cree XP-E white LED light for good, long-distance illumination. it has a high beam, low beam, and a motion sensor setting.
The Non-Electric Lighting Series (6 Book Series): These books by Ron Brown are an education on all types of non-electric lighting. I wrote the foreword in most of them so I might be biased but honestly? Any one of these books will make a wonderful addition to your preparedness library, although you can also purchase them in print format or singly.
Live Fire Original Emergency Fire Starter: This emergency fire starter is compact and a cinch to use. Completely waterproof! I know because I tried to drown my tin in salt water. The Live Fire Sport is the same product, but in an even smaller, 1 inch by 2 inch tin. Both would make excellent gifts.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: The LifeStraw is considered the most advanced, compact, ultra light personal water filter available. It contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It weighs only 2oz. making it perfect for the prepper. For more information, see my LifeStraw review.
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