ReadyBright System (Review & Giveaway)

by Kari Crum

Living in Kentucky, we see our fair share of thunderstorms and severe weather. And along with those storms can come the nuisance of losing power. I have to admit that I’m one of those woefully unprepared people when the power goes out. Either we can’t find the candles and flashlights or have the wrong size batteries or we’re totally out of batteries. It’s something I’ve told myself I need to work on and get organized with, but I just never seem to get around to it.

I was happy to find out about a new product, the ReadyBright System, that is just what I need to be prepared for unexpected power outages. This easy to use system will keep my family and household safe by providing instant light during times of power loss.

meet-the-readybright-system

What I like best about the ReadyBright System is that once it is installed, I don’t have to worry about it anymore. It’s there, ready to automatically pop on when needed.

The system consists of three components: the Power Outage Detector, the Stair and Path Light, and the Ceiling Light. The Power Outage Detector plugs into your wall socket. When a power outage occurs, it sends a radio signal to activate up to 10 Stair and Path Lights and/or Ceiling Lights that you have in your home. This signal can activate lights up to 70 feet away. At the same time, the Power Outage Detector itself lights up as well. You can remove this unit from the wall and manually control the other lights or simply use as an emergency flashlight anytime. Once the lights have been activated, they will provide 40+ hours of clear, bright light throughout your home.

The system is simple to set up. The Stair and Path Lights run on 4 AA batteries; the Ceiling Lights run on 4 C batteries. The lights come with both mounting brackets and double stick tape for quick and easy installation.

The ReadyBright System also has a few power management features. If you happen to be away from home when the power goes out, the lights will shut off after 30 minutes. If you are at home and want to keep the lights on, simply press the “on” button found on the Power Outage Detector. There’s also a red LED light which will let you know if the batteries need to be replaced.

This helpful, household system has been recommended by The New York Times and Apartment Therapy. I think it’s a great product and a must-have for any home. It will certainly give me peace of mind, knowing that if we have a power outage, the ReadyBright System will instantly provide light for my family.

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One (1) winner will receive a ReadyBright Starter House Kit, which includes one Power Outage Detector, one Path Light, and one Ceiling Light (a $69.99 value). Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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I received The ReadyBright System to facilitate my review. I also received compensation for my time. All opinions stated in this post are my own and I was not obligated to write a positive review.



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Kari is a family and lifestyle blogger. She spends her days in Suburbia with her high-school sweetheart husband raising their four preteen/teenage kids. She loves cold & cloudy days, big dogs, reading, and being a homebody. She proudly admits to watching way too much tv and having a slight addiction to conservative talk radio and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You can find her blogging at Alas 3 Lads and tweeting at @alas3lads.

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1 Sandra K321 July 15, 2012 at 10:13 am

I make sure that the rechargeable lanterns and tv are charged, I fill the bathtubs with water so we can flush the toilets, and if I have time to go to the store I buy extra jugs of water and food that doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

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2 LaTanya July 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I make sure to have candles and flashlights around.

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3 Mary DelVecchio July 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

We have a mega supply of candles and oil lamps. We live in an area that eectricity goes out almost everytime it rains.

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4 Sheila July 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

We have battery powered lanterns in addition to a flashlight.

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5 Stacie Fontinell July 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

We have lots of flashlights!

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6 Sarah VM July 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

We stock up on plenty of batteries and put a flashlight in every room.

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7 Anne Lehnick July 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm

We don’t really other than by making sure we keep the flashlights put away in the same place so we can find them in the dark if needed.

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8 Margot C July 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Truth be told I wouldn’t call us super prepared; we have flashlights, we have candles. I have a Coleman stove! (does that count?)

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9 June July 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I am a candle nut so I always have plenty of those on hand.

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10 June July 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I subscribe by email.

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11 Jenny July 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm

We have some flashlights plugged in that will turn on if the outlet is off. We also have flashlights in different areas of the house.

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12 Ann Fantom July 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm

We buy gas for our generator and make sure our flashlights have fresh batteries

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13 Carole M July 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Oh, I try and remember where I left the flashlight. Barring that, I use the flashlight app on my iPhone.

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14 Shannon Baas July 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

we have several flashlights.

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15 Margaret Smith July 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

We usually grab a flashlight or two and go crazy looking for batteries.

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16 Staci A July 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm

We have flashlights and batteries throughout the house.

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17 Nina McClain July 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

we have lots of candles around the house

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18 Catherine L. Petersen Peters July 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

candles, flashlights – we had a long outage last fall and I went to work early and stayed late

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19 Chrissy Nestor July 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I have a backup generator in case I lose power.

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20 Donna L July 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I have flashlights in every room in my house.

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21 Tabathia B July 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

We have a bag of tea candles and a emergency back pack filled with flashlights and batteries and crank radio

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22 Harmony B July 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm

We have flashlights & candles

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23 Jammie July 16, 2012 at 12:25 am

we grab the flashlights, sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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24 Terra Heck July 16, 2012 at 3:03 am

I typically prepare by having flashlights and candles readily available. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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25 Della Dabner July 16, 2012 at 6:21 am

I just make sure I have plenty of batteries for our flashlights & that the candles are in place .

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26 ELIZABETH July 16, 2012 at 7:18 am

Flashlights and candles.

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27 Val Pearson July 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

Very fitting question since we just had a thunderstorm last night. The kids love them! We prepare with flashlights and candles. Each child has their own flashlight and the candles are more for me than anyone else, they smell amazing :)

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28 Tania B July 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

I have been preparing the old fashioned way – candles and flashlights scattered through the house.

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29 Sheila K. July 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

We keep flashlights and batteries in the house!

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30 Charlotte Padgett July 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

we have a couple of kerosene lamps

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31 Valerie Taylor Mabrey July 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Candles matches and blankets
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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32 Stacey B July 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

We have lots of candles, a flash light, and batteries ready to go!

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33 DAMIAN JARREAU July 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I have lots of candles and flaslights

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34 Don July 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Tons of flash lights and batteries also.

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35 Jennifer Rote July 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

We have a few candles.

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36 Brandy W. July 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

We have plenty of candles & flashlights throughout the house!

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37 Christine July 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

a supply of candles

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38 Natalie S July 17, 2012 at 12:40 am

We have a huge flashlight that is very industrial and lots of candles. We always make sure the battery is charged for the light.

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39 Garrett July 17, 2012 at 9:55 am

I make sure we have enough spare batteries in the house.

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40 Laura Jacobson July 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

We get the flashlights out and ready!

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41 Michelle H. July 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

We try to know where the flashlights are. But, we really need to be better prepared. Our area has suffered from power outages many times during storms. The last time this happened, we relied on our kids light up toys to get around the house!

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42 Angela E. July 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I have plenty of candles handy in case anything goes wrong.

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43 Angela E. July 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I subscribe by email.

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44 Nicole C. July 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

We keep candles and flashlights.

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45 Tia July 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I make sure we all have candles and flashlights available.

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46 Daniel M July 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

just flashlights & candles

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47 Noreen July 18, 2012 at 1:27 am

Batteries, flashlight and glowsticks

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48 Naomi July 18, 2012 at 1:43 am

We have flashlights everywhere.

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49 Annette D July 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

I make sure that we have flashlights around the house.

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50 Bonnie July 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

living in Hurricane area and many times the power is out for days, we keep lots of flashlights handy, stock up on candles and coleman lanturns… plus we now have a generator

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51 lizzy July 18, 2012 at 11:03 am

We use lots of flashlights!

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52 Van July 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

I have many different camping lanterns that I keep on hand, just in case.

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53 Cathy July 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

candles and flashlights.

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54 Liz July 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

We quickly panic and grab flashlights and candles.

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55 Diana K July 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

When the power goes out where I live, it is very dark. No reflection of city lights on clouds either. We only have one maglight and a bunch of candles.

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56 Jamie Knupp July 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

we have candles in every room, as well as flashlights with fully charged batteries

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57 Christina July 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I have large flashlights ready in every room!

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58 Cristen C. July 19, 2012 at 12:43 am

We keep flashlights handy. ANd candles.

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59 Helen July 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

we have flashlights

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60 lisa lo July 19, 2012 at 2:34 am

candles/flashlight………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
that’s about all we have at our house.

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61 DEBIJOT July 19, 2012 at 6:03 am

I make sure we have candles available in every room.

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62 Lawanna July 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

We always have a stash of ready-to-eat food because the power usually goes out right before a meal.

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63 Jessica T July 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Battaries in my flashlights!

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64 susan varney July 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

plenty of flashlights and extra batteries, candles, matches, and a portable radio
mverno@roadrunner.com

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65 Diana July 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I try to keep candles, flashlights and batteries.

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66 mrsshukra July 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

There are flashlights and candles around the house!

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67 Susan Chester July 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I have candles handy in every room, but I can never find a flashlight when I need one.

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68 wendy wallach July 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm

we set out the flashlights and candles

madamerkf at aol dot com

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69 Katie R July 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

We have flashlights with extra batteries and a battery powered radio

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70 dario July 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

we try to have batteries flashlights and candles

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71 nannypanpan July 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

i get flashlights out of hiding
nannypanpan@gmail.com

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72 Chuck July 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

I have many flash lights and batteries in our basement.

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73 LT July 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

We make sure we have one of our camping lanterns near by! We also use a few candles to make it feel more cozy!

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74 samantha July 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

i make sure all our flashlights are charged, our phones are charged and the laptop so the kids have something to do.

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75 Marysa N. July 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm

My husband has a computer backup battery so he doesn’t lose work. Otherwise, we have some good quality LED flashlights stashed around the house.
Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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76 Wendi July 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

we have flashlights and candles

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77 Christina July 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm

We have candles & flashlights ready!

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78 Kristy Thiel July 23, 2012 at 11:53 am

we stock an emergency supply of candles and flashlights. Thanks for hosting!

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79 naomi c July 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm

i am NOT prepared :(

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80 dani marie July 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm

cross my fingers and hope we dont have one? and candles.

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81 Brooke R. July 24, 2012 at 12:13 am

We have flashlights on hand and know where the extra batteries are if we might need them.

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82 Lori D. July 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

Always ready for when bad weather hit’s with candles & flashlights also.

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83 Lori D. July 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

I also suscribe via email.

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84 tamar July 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

We turn off unnecessary appliances

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85 Ellen C. July 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I make sure to have batteries for our flashlights on hand at all times. Thanks for the chance.

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86 Richard Hicks July 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm

we have lots of candles, batteries, flashlights, and a backup generator if needed

brich22 at earthlink dot net

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87 ANGEL JACKLYN July 25, 2012 at 12:01 am

THE OLD FASHIONED-WAY. WITH CANDLES STASHED AROUND THE HOUSE WAITING TO BE LIT.

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88 D Schmidt July 25, 2012 at 12:45 am

Flashlights and extra batteries

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89 Melody July 25, 2012 at 12:59 am

Flashlights by our bedside tables, and candles in rooms.

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90 Zenetta July 25, 2012 at 1:51 am

I make sure I have flashlights and emergency food that does not require the fridge. However, I thinkthe most imporant thing is to be prepared before it happens.

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91 Brittney House July 25, 2012 at 2:32 am

We have candles and flashlights.

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92 Sonya July 25, 2012 at 2:33 am

We have candles and batteries for our flashlights/lanterns. And UPSes for the computers!

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93 s riches July 25, 2012 at 6:32 am

We get the flashlights and hurricane lamps out

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94 Ginger b. July 25, 2012 at 8:41 am

Candles and flash lights ready. Plus unplug electronics in case of power surges.

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95 Sumer July 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

I keep a lot of spare candles, batteries, and flashlights. Also, plenty of bottled water.

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96 Karen July 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

I have several battery operated lanterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

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97 Marty Harris July 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

We usually use oil lamps

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98 Theresa P. July 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

We get out flashlights and candles to see in the dark.

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99 Angela Neynaber July 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

Candles and flashlights, thats about it. This would be GREAT to have!

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100 Jeff July 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

Have plenty of spare lights on hand if anything goes wrong. We havn’t seen much rain this Summer at all though.

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101 amy deeter July 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

plenty of candles

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102 Colleen C July 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

We have flashlights in specific locations in the house

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103 Missy L July 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

We have candle and flashlights. Really that’s all.

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104 Bonnigene July 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

At our house everyone has a flashlight. We keep extra candles, batteries and food that can be eaten without heating it up

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105 Belinda Shaw July 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm

We have a generator

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106 Gianna July 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Backup power, batteries, etc.

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107 kathy pease July 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

i stock up on flashlights and candles

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108 Carrie Z July 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I keep a supply of flashlights by the bed.

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109 Kim A July 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Several things, find the flashlights, find a battery operated fan, fill the tub with water for flushing, and fill the sinks for handwashing, and have jugs of water for rinsing. Thank you for the opportunity.

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110 Tonya Froemel July 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

We just keep candles in a handy spot.

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111 Marie C July 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

My son is very ingenious with car batteries and transformers. I use candles in glass jars and battery operated closet lights. Sometimes we use propane lanterns.

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112 Denise Donaldson July 25, 2012 at 8:45 pm

we have lots of flashlight batteries and candles around here

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113 Christine Sarkauskas July 25, 2012 at 9:19 pm

flashlights and candles!

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114 kayla hyde July 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

We just keep flash lights handy!

khyde19@yahoo.com

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115 Nicole Gingery July 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Candles and flashlights =)

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116 Derek T July 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm

By keeping flashlights handy.

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117 Jennifer July 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Prepare? What’s that? Lol. Seriously, when our power was out for 4 days in the winter, we survived by candlelight and gas heated water.

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118 Chelsea M July 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

We’re not really prepared specifically for a power outage, but we do have flashlights around the house.

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119 Barbara R. July 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I prepare, by having plenty of flashlights, batteries, candles and matches

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120 melissa miller July 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

we keep a kit ready with flash lights, candles, blankets, canned food, snacks

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121 michelle colon July 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

we have flash lights everywhere!

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122 SHEILA FOLEY July 26, 2012 at 12:18 am

flashlights, but the system you are offering would be so much better, especially with our afternoon storm/power outages and our hurricane season.

sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

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123 paige jagan July 26, 2012 at 12:29 am

i try to keep lots of candles on hand

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124 Sarah Y July 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

candles are always around and flashlights

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125 Trisha McKee July 26, 2012 at 3:20 am

Flashlights and candles.

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126 Corey Olomon July 26, 2012 at 3:31 am

I have flash lights and plenty of batteries.

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127 Lisa Fonseca July 26, 2012 at 4:59 am

Lots of candles!

lisando@hotmail.com

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128 Sharold July 26, 2012 at 6:12 am

We keep flashlights all over the house

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129 Paula Tavernie July 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

Plenty of flashlights and batteries!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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130 Shaunda E. July 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

We gather up all the candles and flashlights and put them in one location.

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131 carol lewis July 26, 2012 at 8:22 am

Candles and flashlights.

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132 susan smoaks July 26, 2012 at 8:23 am

we have flashlights, candles and the number to the power company handy in case of power outages

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133 brenda Elsner July 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

We have flashlights withe spare batteries and lots of candles.

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134 Rosey July 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

Everyone knows where the flashlights and candles are stored, and if there’s a long outage, we have the generator.

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135 Leanne July 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

Each bedroom has a flashlight as well as in the kitchen. I have TONS of candles…I can never have too many lol & we have lots of nonperishable food on hand all the time. Between a wood stove & a grill we have ways to cook & boil water :)

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136 Melissa Shirley July 26, 2012 at 10:35 am

Have flashlights and candles ready.
melissalucky43@yahoo.com

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137 Denise S July 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I have candles on hand.

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138 Sasha Dang July 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Candles and flashlights.

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139 Meloni July 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

After last month’s days long power outage and the purchase of new flashlights during said outage, this system sounds awesome!

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140 Lori H July 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

We always have plenty of candles and flashlights around :)

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141 Caitlin McClure July 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

We have flashlights in every room

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142 Jessica A July 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I have a ton of candles and a couple of flashlights.

jessicabanks1721@yahoo.com

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143 amber July 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm

sadly…. im not prepared…. help me… lol

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144 Patrice July 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I make sure all the flashlights have batteries and are within easy reach.

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145 Tanya White July 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm

flashlights and candles is how we prepare.

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146 Marianna July 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Stock up on flashlights, batteries and candles

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147 Robert Pyszk July 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm

We keep candles and flashlights in the same spot and everyone knows where they are. It also helps to keep a couple board games handy for fun.

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148 Vicki D. July 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

We have flashlights and candles nearby, but this would be great.

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149 Charlene Kuser July 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I have my flashlights with fresh batteries and candles close by in one spot.I also have plenty of bottled water in case we need it to drink.

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150 Carolyn Harms July 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm

We have lots of flashlights and candles and batteries at home and at work but this item looks pretty cool and would help out a lot especially with the summer lightning storms and harsh winter weather.

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151 robyn paris July 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

i have lots of candles

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152 Ursula Thomas July 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Lots of candles and flashlights, extra food and bottles/gallon of water.

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153 meme July 26, 2012 at 7:52 pm

flashlights and candles

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154 Candie L July 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I have to laugh because we are in one right now. The spouse was fixin to cook supper and the kids had friends over. A freak thunderstorm comes and we will be out of power for 6 hours when it is done. We had a couple flashlights and we have the flashlight app on our phones. Both the spouse and I are hoping our laptops last because it is already almost dark out and we there is not much more we can do. Thank you

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155 Tim Stephens July 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Candles and LED induction flashlights

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156 shirley zolenski July 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm

We have a central location for flashlights, lamps candles etc

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157 Janet Boyanton July 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Flashlights and batteries.
jboyanto at swbell dot net

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158 heather c July 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Lots of little LED flashlights around the house.

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159 Veronica Garrett July 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I keep candles and lamps on hand.

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160 Brian E. July 26, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…we keep a few flashlights ready !

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