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lee1959

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Small round puck lights can be very helpful. I call them the modern day candle. For some reason where we live has a lot of power outages, well its getting better the past year or two but before that it seems that if there was a stiff breeze we had no power, and some of them last a while. Yes a generator would have been a good answer but for this reason or that we never ended up getting one, usually the money was lacking and my wife was leary of them, having had a relative get burned badly "mis"using one, in my opinion. 

Anyways, these little lights can be scattered around the house for small lights just like a candle, minus the warmth of one, which is both good and bad. Around the very young, the clumsy, or the getting elderly, I hate ot say it but we are getting older too, the puck lights are safer and throw more light. 

They can even be carried around to where needed and left running for long periods if you wish, being LEDs the battery life is usually very good. 

We have a dozen more or less of the single LED types and they are super handy. 

That said, I have convinced my wife a generator is really a good idea so we are in the process of looking at different models. 
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Generators make noise, attract attention. If you're out in the boonies, OK, but where I'm at, too close to nosy ears......I still bid on them regularly at the local auction house though. I could run it in the garage to cut the noise.
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The last outage we had I went out in the yard and brought in the solar powered side walk lights I have stuck in the ground.   I also brought one the flood types in and these lit the house up perfectly.  I normally bring them in come winter time and I will bring in the side walk ones this winter but plan on putting the flood light ones on stakes to get then up out of the snow.   They may not charge up much in the winter but could light up for a few hours.

The LED puck lights are a great idea and I have a solar battery charger that could keep batteries charged for them.   I am going to invest and a 6 pack of them for storage in the Emergency Supplies.   Thanks for the idea Lee.

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Entrophy!!!!!!
Never run a generator in your garage! Very high risk of death by carbon dioxide poisoning. Actually seen it happen when I was on the job.

JD I did the same thing with our sidewalk lights when we lost power. Worked great for all eight days.
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Only if you're dumb enough to stay inside it.....I meant run it in the garage and run the cords into the house......
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Run it but vent it.   Fumes are deadly. 
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If it's an attached garage (attached to your home) and you run a generator in it it can very easily kill you. I've seen it with cars and generators. 
 Venting it outside is an idea, unless you have a leak. 
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If it's an attached garage (attached to your home) and you run a generator in it it can very easily kill you. I've seen it with cars and generators. 
 Venting it outside is an idea, unless you have a leak. 
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Run it but vent it.   Fumes are deadly. 


It's an old detached garage about 40 ft. from the house. I'd run it in the opposite back corner and vent through the back window and multitude of holes. I think we'd be fine, but thanks for the concern. 
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