A few weeks ago when Hurricane Sandy hit the coast of New York we were affected as well here in Michigan. The more than 50 mile per hour storms whipped through the streets of Detroit knocking out power and trees. The path of destruction in no way compared to what our East coast neighbors suffered, but she (Hurricane Sandy) did manage to make her presence known here too.
Luckily for me we keep a disaster preparedness kit, well sorta anyway. We keep plenty of candles,matches, bottled water, canned goods, fire wood and two battery powered lanterns. Thank goodness a few weeks prior to the storm I received Wind and Weather’s Solar Powered LED Lantern. Not only is it solar powered it also has car battery charger and a hand crank. It prove to be an invaluable asset to our household.
Originally, I wanted the lantern to serve as a “night light” for my boys’. For some unknown reason to me, they have a problem with a dark house. So, to give them the light they needed and to assist my ever growing electric bill I opted to review a lantern. In hind-sight it was an excellent choice. The two battery powered lanterns both take a total of 20 D batteries! Yikes! We currently do not own a D battery charger and with regular batteries the lanterns lasts about a day or so.
The Solar Powered LED Lantern gives me 3 powering options, none of which include batteries, chargeable or otherwise. The crank option which is what we use the most will power the lantern for up to 3 hours with 2 light settings with only 5 minutes of cranking. It even has a built in handle to carry the lantern and a hook to hang it in high places to illuminate an entire room. Regularly priced at $49.99 and now on sale at $34.99 do you think you can afford to go without this much needed necessity in your home? I didn’t think so. It is available in 3 different colors to fit your fancy.
Wind and Weather offers more than just lanterns. They have a vast assortment of seasonal items for the home too. They have so many whimsical items to choose from I’m sure you’ll find something that you would love to have in your home.
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the aforementioned products for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.