The Toolbox: Lighting system goes on when the power goes out

  • Updated: May 14, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Mr. Beams ReadyBright system, which plugs into an outlet, comes on when the power goes out.

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When the lights go out, backup lights come on

A new emergency home lighting system uses wireless technology to turn on the lights automatically in a power outage.

The heart of the Mr. Beams ReadyBright system is a control unit you keep plugged into an electrical outlet. The instant the power goes out, the battery-operated unit illuminates to become a flashlight. It also sends a wireless signal that turns on all the other ReadyBright lights in the home.

Battery-operated ceiling lights are available, as well as path lights for hallways and stairs.

The lights can be ordered at A starter house kit with one controller, one ceiling light and one path light costs $69.99 but is currently on sale for $59.99. Individual lights and light sets in different configurations are also available.

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