Gone are the sunny days with sweltering weather — the rainy season is officially here. This means storms are coming and we’re probably looking at a lot of potential brownouts and even flooding. As we prepare for more rainy days, here are 8 ways to make sure you have backup lighting and power to keep you typhoon-ready:
Flashlights are the safest and most convenient light sources during power outages. Candles are handy too, but they’re fire hazards, and should never be left unattended. Invest in a long-lasting and water and impact-resistant flashlight just like this tactical flashlight by Pelican. It has two outputs, features an octagonal design to keep it from rolling away, and has a textured handle for wet and cold conditions.
Get it for P3,620 here.
Headlamps are commonly used for outdoor activities like caving, backpacking, and camping, but they can be useful for power outages too. In case you need to free up your hands to do something, such as cooking or fixing a leak, a headlamp is a way to go. This headlamp by HeadsUP is equipped with three LED lights, providing intense white light for close-up and work tasks.
Get it for P3,050 here.
The clean-up after an intense storm is always a grueling task, but it can be made easier when you have a handy vacuum cleaner. This vacuum by Ridgid features a wet and dry design, perfect for cleaning the nastiest muds on your floor, car, or simply making your general cleaning easier even when it’s not typhoon season.
Get it for P16,100 here.
Water filtration system
Rusty water pipelines and heavy rains always result in dirty water in the kitchen faucet. This 3-Stage Water Purification System by Westinghouse ensures that water is safe enough to drink. It removes up to 99% of contaminants including arsenic, chlorine, lead, heavy metals, fluoride, virus, germs, and other contaminants that may cause water to have an odor and unpleasantness. When building your emergency kit, make sure to prepare enough water for up to 72 hours!
Get this filtration system for P6,500 here.
Some storms may cause the land to deteriorate or rivers to overflow, bringing people to evacuate from their homes. A platform cart would come in handy for loading home items in case of evacuation; just pack your items and you’re good to go.
Get it for P7,600 here.
Electronic mosquito zapper
The typhoon season means it’s mosquito season again. Protect yourself from pesky mosquitoes and illnesses you might contract from bites with this electronic mosquito zapper. Its lighting tube can operate up to 8000 hours and it comes with a chain holder for hanging indoors and a collection tray for easy clean-up.
Get it for P1,300 here.
Remote area lighting system
Other than the usual flashlights, it’s handy to keep a powerful lighting source, especially when you plan on staying in one open space with your family during a power outage. The Pelican Rals is a modern alternative to generator-based lighting – you can easily bring it to different locations without requiring an additional appliance. It’s also built to last, as it comes with lightweight strong, watertight, crushproof, and dustproof protective cases.
Get it for P200,400 here.
If you have extra funds, why not invest in a power generator? It’ll help you keep important appliances running, avoid food from spoiling, and provide the extra power needed to use other gadgets. Plus, they aren’t just for power outages; you can bring them for outdoor activities like camping! This Navigator inverter generator isn’t just packed with power; it’s silent so it’ll let you sleep through the night comfortably.
Get it for P30,000 here.
Be typhoon-ready! Find more useful household items at The House of Home Improvements, Co Ban Kiat.