One of the dubious joys of living in an apartment building that dates back to the 1920s is wiring that also dates back to the 1920s. I was reminded of this the hard way last night when a guest decided to throw in some microwave popcorn without turning off the window AC and blew all my fuses. The icing on the cake was discovering the batteries in the flashlight were as dead as the lights...
As I stumbled around in the dark trying to find replacement batteries, I knew there had to be a better way to prepare for such emergencies, and I think I've found it with this hybrid solar flashlight. This must-have gadget generates renewable power from sunlight or room light and stores it for later use. An 8 hour charge in sunlight or room light will provide up to 16 hours of continuous light and a single charge will last for over 3 years with 1-Watt 2X Super Bright LED. This flashlight is even waterproof up to depths of 80 feet and it floats making it perfect for travel as well as for home use.
This is a standard sized flashlight that is a perfect fit for your hand. It is 7 3/16" long and 1 9/16" wide at the top, and retails for only $19.95.
And here are some other stylish flashlight options for consideration.