Energy Crisis: Brilliant lightbulb hack for light in case of possible winter blackouts


National Grid’s winter forecast report addressed the unlikely – but possible – scenario of predefined power outages. This would leave households with periods of three hours when the power is off.

A man spoke to GB News about their clever idea of ​​keeping power during these times in case of power outages.

He told the news outlet: “Good morning, greetings from South Africa. We’ve had power outages for the last 10 years and we can buy lightbulbs that charge when not in use.

“We have about two hours of downtime a day and can handle it quite well. The bulbs last about two hours.”

These lightbulbs can prove to be a major energy hack when those winter blackouts hit.

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A pack of four Laborate Lighting Rechargeable LED Light Bulbs with Battery Backup, Emergency LED Light Bulb, LED 60 Watt Light Bulb is available from Amazon for £72.79.

At Argos, a larger light source, the Lutec Pepper rechargeable portable light, is currently selling online for £40.

This rechargeable light has up to 16 million color options and can include preset scenes like forest, romance and fire.

The website says they’re “great for camping trips and evenings in the garden,” but could also come in handy during those pre-planned power outages.


Investing in rechargeable lightbulbs means you’ll definitely have access to electricity.

Additionally, since these are items that simply need to be recharged and not constantly re-purchased, the cost could be reduced over time.

Also, it does not pose the same fire hazard that lighting candles can cause.

Green Matters added, “Rechargeable lightbulbs also often use LED light, which doesn’t get as hot as traditional incandescent bulbs (even when left on for hours) and is also much more energy efficient overall.”

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This winter outlook covers the period from October 31, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Regarding electricity, two scenarios were outlined this winter.

The first scenario is reduced electricity imports from Europe, which would require the National Grid to implement its mitigation strategies.

The second is reduced electricity imports from Europe combined with an insufficient available gas supply in the UK.

The National Grid report states: “Should this scenario occur, it may be necessary to initiate the planned, controlled and temporary rotational load shedding scheme in accordance with the Electricity Supply Emergency Code (ESEC).

“In the unlikely event that we were in this situation, it would mean that some customers could be without power for pre-determined periods during a day – generally assumed to be for 3-hour blocks.

“This would be necessary to ensure the overall safety and integrity of the electricity system across the UK.

“All possible mitigation strategies would be deployed to minimize the disruption.”


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