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Basic Solar-Powered Gadgets to Have in Case of Emergencies

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The country has been experiencing frequent power shortages. In these times, it may be a good idea to start investing in devices that don’t run solely on electricity generated by fossil fuels but also on solar power. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of solar-powered gadgets you may want to have in case of brownouts.  

Solar Bank 

A solar bank can keep your phone fully charged in various situations. Whether for leisure activities like camping trips or emergencies such as being stranded during a typhoon, having a solar bank will definitely come in handy. 

Promate solar bank 

P2,495, Lazada 

This solar bank claims to have highly efficient solar panels that allow it to quickly recharge and can charge up to two devices at the same time. Perfect for keeping your phones, radios, and other communication devices alive.


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Emergency Lamp

A rechargable lamp is a must in emergency situations, especially during typhoon season when long power outages are common.

Firefly Rechargeable Solar Emergency Lamp - FEL435

P1,092 (from P1,365), Shopee

This lamp has a built in solar charges, which means you don't need to lug panels around.


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Flood Lights 

Having solar-powered floodlights installed in your home may become very useful, especially at night. It will give attention to the location of you and your family. 

Eurorecar Heavy Duty Flood Light

P550, (from P790), Lazada

This device is water-proof, resistant to bad weather conditions, and is remote-controlled. 


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Fan 

In may be a secondary need, but if you have seniors in your family, having a fan in times of emergency can help keep them comfortable.  

Akari 12-inch Rechargeable Oscillating Fan

P2,199, Lazada

This rechargable fan is compatible with solar panels, and comes with them too. It can keep you cool and charge your phone simultaneously. 


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