I made an interesting purchase the other day.  It’s one of those flashlights that has a generator instead of batteries.  This one works by shaking, which makes a metal cylinder slide up and down a tube which is inside a coil of wire.  We have power outages frequently enough that it’s necessary to have a flashlight on hand, and, over the years, we’ve collected several.  Of course, none of them work any more.

 So when I saw this one at Wal*Mart, I was most interested, if somewhat skeptical.  It’s a bit pricey, but compared to the cost of, yet another, traditional flashlight or the expense of batteries, I figured it was worth a try.  As it turns out, the thing works fairly well.  You need to shake it for a minute or two initially, to get a bright light.  After that, a few shakes every few minutes keeps it going.  Oh, and instead of a bulb, it uses LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) to make the light.  The advantage of this being that they last for years of use.

 Overall, it’s an excellent product.  I’ve got one in my truck, one in my wife’s car, and two in the house.  Besides having an emergency light, and getting a little exercise, you have something to play with until the TV comes back on.

the Grit


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