By Evan Ackerman
Without electricity, my life would come to a standstill. It’s sad, I know. In the event of a blackout, Energizer should be able to at least keep my lights on with their new rechargeable light sticks, which are LED lights with built-in rechargeable battery packs. The reason that these light sticks are better than, say, a rechargeable flashlight is that they’re designed to function as integrated parts of Energizer’s Light-On-Demand system. The light sticks act like normal LED light bulbs in Energizer desk lights, wall lights, etc. until the power goes out… And then thanks to the internal battery packs, the lights just stay on, for up to 20 hours. You can even take the light sticks out and move them to wherever you need. If you still don’t have electricity after 20 hours and haven’t killed yourself due to boredom, you can keep the light sticks on by replacing the rechargeable packs with conventional alkaline batts. The Light-On-Demand system and light sticks should be available at Target this month, but pricing information (and the website, for that matter) doesn’t seem to be available yet.
Update: More info here; looks like the products will range from $24.99 – $69.99.