Light has many uses for man and animals. Besides the obvious
benefit of aiding in sight, it also can provide
security, companionship and even warmth. Consider the Light
ideas presented below.
Lighting - This is accomplished by having a
light that is plugged in to a receptacle that charges a
battery all the time until the power is lost.
Then, using battery power, the light illuminates to
provide for safety in the home during a loss of power. On some
models, the light can even be unplugged and used as a
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Generation - This type of lighting
is powered by a battery that is recharged by the turning
of a crank. It takes some work to turn the crank but it sure
beats not having batteries when you need light. And you don't
need to wait for the sun to come up to recharge it either.
Just turn the crank and shine the light.
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Night Vision -
It is possible to actually see when it is dark. This uses
a technology known as Night Vision. It is used in security
systems, baby monitor cameras and in the military.
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You only have one set of eyes. Most emergencies take a toll on
your body and your eyes are no exception. Consider the
following types of Protection for your eyes:
- Eye drops
- Night Vision Glasses - These are helpful to protect
your eyes from the strain caused while driving against
oncoming traffic at night.
Reflected light can be helpful, especially during an emergency.
Consider any of the following for use in your kit:
- Mirror - A Mirror has value in signalling for help. In
First Aid it also has some value in assisting when the
caregiver and the victim are one and the same.
- Periscope - Up Periscope! Well, you are not in the
Navy, but this little instrument can be valuable if you
ever need to see around a corner without being
- Plastic Reflector - This is the kind used on
- Tape - Reflective Tape can be quite valuable to help
people to see each other in the dark. Reflective Tape is
versatile and can be used on many surfaces to help someone
or something be seen.
You can use plastic reflectors that are made to go on
bicycles. However, you can also purchase reflective tape and
make your own. In either case, you can attach your reflectors
to something that would allow them to be seen in the dark
when a light shines on them. It might be a good idea to
put some reflective tape on the outer clothing of small
children if you need to hike somewhere in the dark.
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Assistance - There are many devices that people
use today to assist them with their sight. Several of these
have great value during an emergency and if you use any of
these, consider how to accommodate these during an emergency.
Some of these Sight Assistance devices are as follows:
- Contact Lenses
- Magnifying Glass
- Reading Glasses
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