Preparing for a Power Outage with Mr Beams ReadyBright Emergency Lighting

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Mr Beams ReadyBright Emergency Lighting Infographic

What happens when the power goes out in your house?

Stumble down the hallway, slip down the stairs, dig through the cabinets in search for a flashlight and find that none of your flashlights have working batteries, any of these things sound familiar?

Luckily, the power lines are all underground at our house and the power has only gone out a few times since living here. My mom’s house is another story. When I lived at home, we experienced power outages all of the time. Strong thunderstorms, strong winds, ice storms, you name it.. just look at her house the wrong way and the power goes out.

emergency lighting

With winter coming and high likely hood of more power outages, I wanted to help my mom be prepared. My mom didn’t want anything screwed into her walls and definitely didn’t want to deal with wiring, so we decided to give the Mr Beams Readybright Starter House Kit a try.

What’s Included with the Readybright Starter House Kit:

  • 1 Power Outage Flashlight
  • 1 Path Light
  • 1 Ceiling Light

readybright lights

Setup was so easy to do! We installed a few batteries into the backs of each light, and then hung them up on the wall. The kit does come with screws to attach the lights to your walls, however we decided to use some easy release sticky wall hangers and they worked perfectly.

wall flashlight

The ceiling light and path light both work together in connection with the Power Outage Flashlight. The Power Outage Flashlight plugs into any of your outlets, when the power goes out in your home a signal is then sent from the flashlight to the other lights that you have installed and they will instantly turn on, giving you up to 40 hours of bright light.

The Power Outage Flashlight can also be removed from the outlet to use as a flashlight any time you need it.

emergency ceiling light

My mother’s home is a ranch style home, and there is a long main hallway that connects from the bedrooms to the other side of her house which has the kitchen and her living room.

Because of the hallway length, we decided to install the ceiling light at the end of her hallway on the wall. This way when her lights go out, the entire hallway will illuminate.

emergency path light

The biggest concern with power outages is my mother trying to go down the stairs into the basement with no lights on. She has two levels of stairs going into her basement that turn into an “L” shape, connecting the two levels is an awkward stair that is the shape of a triangle.

Everyone falls down on this stair even with the lights on, so you can imagine my concern in the dark.

This area of her house was perfect for the path light. I installed the path light on the landing, so when the power goes out both levels of her stairs will be lighted.

How Does It Work?

Since installing the Mr Beams Readybright Lights into my mothers home, the power has gone out one time. Instantly, as the power went out she saw the flashlight in her outlet turn on. Within seconds, the other two lights that we installed turned on as well.

I personally loved how easy the Readybright lights were to install and they worked exactly as they were supposed to. This is a great way to supplement light in your home during a power outage and doesn’t require an electrician or mad scientist skills to install.

What’s it like in your house when the power goes out?

 

Mr Beams offers a wide range of lighting products, from closet lighting to outdoor security lighting. Our bedroom closet is so dark, the motion detector ceiling light would be perfect! Hoping to give that a try soon.

 

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Mr Beams Readybright Starter Kit and other lighting products can be purchased directly from their website

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85 thoughts on “Preparing for a Power Outage with Mr Beams ReadyBright Emergency Lighting

  • October 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm
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    Wow! Love their Motion Sensing Step Lights! Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm
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    I like the Outdoor Security Spotlight with Remote Control (MB371) Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm
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    I learned that they have wireless and weatherproof lights for outside too. Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm
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    I would love to own the ReadyBright™ Power Outage Lantern Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 7:55 pm
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    I learned that it is weatherproof. Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm
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    I like the Motion Sensing Step Light, it would be nice to have. Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm
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    I like the ceiling light! All the products look great though , they would be essential to have them all! Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm
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    Path Lights with Remote Control - Set of 2 (MB542) - these are an incredibly smart item! Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 11:42 am
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    I like their under the cabinet lights. Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 11:25 am
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    Learned they are weatherproof - perfect for around our lanai! Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 9:45 am
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    I like the Outdoor Security Spotlight with Remote Control (MB371) Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 9:30 am
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    i learned they also have outdoor waterproof lights Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 8:52 am
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    I'd like the ReadyBright™ Power Outage Lantern . Thanks for the giveaway. Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 8:02 am
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    I like that they have outdoor security lights with a remote control. Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 6:10 am
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    I like the outdoor security spotlight w/remote control. Could definitely use around my house. Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 5:31 am
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    Like the Stick Anywhere Night Lights MB723 (3 pack). Reply
  • October 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm
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    I like the Motion Sensing Step Light MB530 Reply
  • October 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm
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    Outdoor Security Spotlight is an item that I liked Reply
  • October 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm
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    i like the outdoor path lights Reply
  • October 7, 2012 at 10:36 am
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    I checked out the under cabinet lights on their website which I thought would be nice. They come in a packet of (2) which is all that I would need for the space I am looking at. You can either screw them to your cabinetes or they came with some sort of sticky tape. Very nice. Reply
  • October 7, 2012 at 12:09 am
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    learned that it is weatherproof! sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com Reply
  • October 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm
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    I learned they offer free shipping on all orders. Reply
  • October 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm
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    heir Stick Anywhere Night Lights Reply
  • October 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm
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    Wireless and weather proof! Awesome! Reply
  • October 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm
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    I learned that it gives you 40+ hours of light. Reply
  • October 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm
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    I like the OUTDOOR SECURITY LIGHT:) jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com Reply
  • October 3, 2012 at 11:32 am
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    Ooohh I need the remote control Path Lights!!!! Reply
  • October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am
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    I like their Under Cabinet Light - Set of 2 White MB852 ardy22 at earthlink dot net Reply
  • September 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm
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    learned the outside lights are waterproof and I like their Motion Sensing Step Light Reply
  • September 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm
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    I love the motion sensing path lights. sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com Reply
  • September 27, 2012 at 5:51 am
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    I like the Outdoor Security Spotlight with Remote Control Reply
  • September 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm
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    I like that they sell motion-sensing Under Cabinet Lights. How handy! Reply
  • September 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm
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    I like and learned that Mr. Beam offers many types of lighting options, but I'd really like the Readybright Starter Kit. We have storms quite frequently here in Florida where I live and the Starter Kit would come in handy. Debra Reply
  • September 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm
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    I also like their under the cabinet lights. Reply
  • September 25, 2012 at 4:04 am
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    I like the under cabinet lights. Reply
  • September 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm
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    I learned that they sell Motion Sensing lights as well, would love one for the garage! Also that this one last for 4 hours after the power goes out... would be great! Reply
  • September 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm
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    I learned that all Mr. Beams lights are waterproof and can be installed anywhere. Reply
  • September 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm
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    I like the outdoor security spotlight mb360. Reply
  • September 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm
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    I like the ReadyBright™ Power Outage Lantern. This would be great for inside and out :) callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com Reply
  • September 20, 2012 at 3:11 am
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    I love the Outdoor Security Spotlight w/ Dual Timer & Remote Control MB371 Reply
  • September 19, 2012 at 12:44 am
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    I like that it senses motion and is wireless. Reply
  • September 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm
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    I learned their whole lineof motion sensing lights are weatherproof and can be installed anywhere Reply
  • September 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm
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    I like the ready bright power outage lantern that willnt be availible until Oct! I am curious to what the amount they will charge for it. I love that you will be able to charge your phone with it! Reply
  • September 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm
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    I like the Remote Control Path Lights . Reply
  • September 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm
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    I would like to use Mr Beams' "Stick Anywhere Night Lights" in my closets. Reply
  • September 18, 2012 at 1:45 am
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    I really like this starter kit. I live in a small 1 bdrm apt but this would be nice to put one in the living room and one in the hallway. I'd love to get the motion senser one for outside on my patio. Thanks for the great giveaway! :) Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm
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    They have some cool stuff. I like the under the counter lights. How convenient. I don't even use part of my countertops because of the scary corner... Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm
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    I like the Outdoor Security Spotlight Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm
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    I like the power outage lantern and USB charger. Our power goes out a lot so these would be wonderful to have. Thank you! by the way the Mr Beams twitter follow button isn't showing up. Just fyi. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm
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    I learned that these are wireless and weatherproof. Love this idea. Thanks so much. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm
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    I really like that you can stick them anywhere & that they're motion detected. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm
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    I love the ReadyBright™ Power Outage Lantern (NEW!) too! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm
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    I really like the Remote Control Path Lights, it would be nice not to trip my way to the door anymore! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm
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    I would also like to try their under cabinet lights. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm
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    These lights are great they are battery-operated, wireless, woul be great to have when the power goes out Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm
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    I love the idea of lights when the power goes out. We have storms and always loose power and I've been using candles which I really prefer this alternative method. Also, like idea of having lights where there is no outlet available, cool! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm
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    I like that they have a wide range of products Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 10:02 am
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    I love how they are intelligent, wireless LED lighting. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 9:38 am
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    I like the Stick Anywhere Night Lights MB723 (3 pack) . Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 9:24 am
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    I like that they have wireless and weatherproof lights for outside too. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 8:45 am
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    I LOVE how it is wireless and motion sensing!! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 8:25 am
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    I like the Stick Anywhere Night Lights that turn on brightly when motion is detected Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 8:23 am
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    I like the Remote Control Path Lights MB542(set of 2), they would go nice in my backyard around the pool! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 7:56 am
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    I like the Stick Anywhere Night Lights because we don't have many outlets in my home so therefore we can't have any night lights. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 7:52 am
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    I live in a basement apartment. Outdoors is a tricky, narrow step that I trip over more often than not. There is no outside light so the For outdoor stair lighting, such as lighting dark stairs on a deck or porch, we recommend the MB530 Stair Light or MB542 Remote Control Path Lights would be ideal for me to save on spranged ankles and full out falling on my butt. (which I have done in the less tha a month that I have lived here. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 7:44 am
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    great idea; learned that it is weatherproof, which could be life-saving! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 7:41 am
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    I learned that they are having an under cabinet light sale! Very tempting! We need some! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 7:34 am
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    I learned that these are weatherproof! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 7:00 am
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    i would like to try the under cabinet lights, i so need these! Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 6:49 am
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    I like their Stick Anywhere Night Lights MB723 (3 pack) Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 12:36 am
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    What i like about them is how you dont need any power source or have to run any wires with there products. Love it. Reply
  • September 17, 2012 at 12:32 am
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    like its LED, weathe proof, wireless and can go anywhere Reply

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