In the event of a power failure, for whatever reason, I like the Eco-i-Lite. It has a lot of uses, but first and foremost, it serves as a quality night light. By day they shut off (low energy consumption is another plus!) and the Lithium Ion battery re-charges itself. The Eco-i-Lite differs from a standard night light because it is also a flashlight.
Why do I need a flashlight attached to my security light? Well, during a power failure, the flashlight LEDs come on automatically. It's nice to move toward an already working light to find backup light sources, such as candles, lanterns, tactical lights, etc. to deal with the event.
Normally, if the power fails at night, we move around in total darkness, trying to find some kind of light to resolve the issue. Eco-i-Lite solves this problem perfectly, and I like the night light intensity. It's not overbearing at all. What good is a night light that is so bright, you have to close the door in order to go to sleep? You end up not using the device at all.
My husband has also strategically placed them in shooting lanes throughout the house. No one knows the interior of your house like you do. Why not use this to your advantage? By lighting specific areas of the house, you can give yourself the tactical advantage if an intruder were to enter your home. Imagine a dark hallway versus a hallway with an i-Lite putting off a small amount of ambient light. If I can remain in the shadows and the intruder is lit, even a small amount, then I take the advantage. Just something to think about.
The reality is, we live in a power district that experiences routine failures, as well as lightening and wind storm. The Eco-i-Light is always there on the job, with no maintenance. Ours have been on the job for 6 months, at a cost of $24 for a two-pack at Sam's Club, and they continue to perform without a hitch. I highly recommend them.
Psalm 18:28 "You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light."