Why We Built the System
1. If we look only at casualties related to Hurricane Sandy, nearly 10 percent of the fatalities were attributed to elderly individuals that had accidents (falling down stairwells, etc.) during the initial power outage. These fatalities may have been avoided if they had access to emergency lighting, which was not dependent upon utility power.
2. The system also posed a challenge; how do we make it in such a way that it can be turned on/off remotely, and how do we make it on a budget?
3. Lastly, we wanted to give back to the preparedness community, and build something for one of our valued Prepper Link family members.
4. Continuation of our $150 Solar Kit project
Download the Handout: Emergency Lighting System (PL 05-002-13)