The 10 Best Emergency Lights

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. The moment you're plunged into darkness, you'll regret not having a practical emergency light, but it's not hard to save yourself from this trouble. Here, you'll find plenty of options for a range of settings, including commercial, home, and outdoors, each designed to provide ample illumination to keep you safe in difficult and dim situations. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Light Fixture Industries Hardwired

2. Amertac Amerelle Slimline

3. UST 30-Day Duro

Editor's Notes

February 08, 2019:

Because emergencies can happen anywhere, we added a range of options that make sense for everyone from business owners to outdoorspeople. In commercial settings, the Light Fixture Industries Hardwired and eTopLighting 2-Pack are useful, although as with all options, code compliance can vary by location. For home or outdoor use, we selected the UST 30-Day Duro, Tobfit Flares, and Amertac Amerelle Slimline, despite some argument as to whether this last can be considered a nightlight. We ultimately omitted the popular GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight due to concerns about longevity and water-resistance.

4. Tobfit Flares

5. Ideal Security Inc. Lights Out!

6. Survival Frog Pocket Lantern

7. Ciata Lighting Ultra-Bright

8. JackonLux Multi-Function LED Bulb

9. Etekcity Camping Lantern

10. eTopLighting 2-Pack

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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