Power cuts are a very common phenomenon in India. I understand how irritating it is to be in the middle of something and all of a sudden, the current goes off. The very next thing you do is to search for the nearest emergency light.
This light has to be very near to you and easily accessible. So that in times of crisis, you always have a handy light that will help you. It should be light in weight to hold and has to last long enough till the power returns or you walk back into a lit area.
In a market so diverse and filled with a great deal of cheap products, choosing the best emergency light online is a difficult task. But in order to help you out, me and my team has dedicated a strict 48 hours of research to come up with a comprehensive “buying guide” and a list of 7 best emergency lights available in India. The buying guide is attached to the end of the article and the list of those lights is given below, along with their reviews.
Best Emergency Lights For Home in India
|Emergency Light||Unique for||No. Of LEDs||Recharging Time||Backup Time |
(on maximum brightness)
|Wipro Coral Emergency Light||360 degree lighting ability||84||~8-10 hours||Upto 12 hours||6 Months||Check the Price|
|Philips Ujjwal Plus Emergency Light||2 in 1 Lamp and Torch with automatic power||36||~8 hours||Upto 4 hours||6 Months||Check the Price|
|Wipro Amber Emergency Light||Slimmest Model||36||~8-10 hours||Upto 1.5 - 15 hours||6 Months||Check the Price|
|Eveready HL52 39-LEDs Home Light||Longest Charging Time||24||~4 hours||Upto 14 hours||6 Months||Check the Price|
|Qualimate_714 Emergency Light||Light weight||42||~20 hours||Upto 4 hours||No Warranty||Check the Price|
|DP 7103 66SMD Emergency Light||Solar and AC voltage||66||~8 hours||Upto 10 hours||No Warranty||Check the Price|
|Pigeon Lamp Radiance||Budget Friendly||2||~6 hours||Upto 4 - 8 hours||No Warranty||Check the Price|
First up on our list is an emergency light from the quality house of Wipro. When it comes to the stylish and attractive design, nothing can compete with the Wipro Coral Rechargeable Emergency Light. This high quality rechargeable emergency light comes with a foldable hook to carry the device effortlessly to other places.
The main reason for listing in the list of best emergency light kits is due to the exceptional built-in rechargeable lithium LED battery life i.e. 50000 hours and makes objects visible clearly at night times or at power cuts.
It features 84 LED pieces that are highly efficient, quickly turns on/off (as per the given input) and have longer lifespan than other incandescent bulbs. The LED light can spread the intensity in a room i.e. 360˚ direction as they are surrounded by toughened transparent glass.
The brightness of a light can be adjusted using the rotary switch. When battery gets fully charged, there is an automatic cut-off protection stops the power supply to prevent overcharging. And when the battery is low, it may take 8-10 hours time to recharge fully.
To recapitulate, the performance of Wipro rechargeable emergency light is good and best to use at power cut times. Additionally, the product is backed with 6-months of warranty from the date of purchase.
If you are looking for something to take along with you while travelling then Wipro Emerald Rechargeable Emergency Light should be your top priority. It has come with unique design and easy gripping handle to take anywhere you want.
- 360 degrees light.
- 84 bright LED lights.
- 50000 hours LED life.
- 6 months warranty period.
- 8-10 hours recharging time.
- Foldable hook for easy usage.
- Built-in rechargeable lithium battery.
- Cut-off overcharge protection feature.
- Adjustable brightness levels using rotary switch.
- Battery drains fast on high brightness
- The plastic body could have been of slightly better quality.
Second on our list of the best emergency lamps is the Philips Ojas Rechargeable LED Lantern which comes with a unique automatic ON option. A company dedicated with a history of manufacturing and developing lighting technology, Philips promises a 127 year trust with all of its products.
The looks of the Philips Ojas is that of a typical emergency lamp.There is nothing big or novel about the looks but it is more focussed on its operations. Coupled with a 30 LED bulbs in the emergency section, there are 6 watt bulbs in the torch section. Thus this is not just an emergency lamp but also has a torch. A 2 in 1 utility.
One of the best features of this device is its ability to turn on automatically making it perfectly handy in cases of unexpected power cuts. A perfect and ideal device to be used in study rooms and kitchens, the device has a deep discharge and also comes with an over charging protection. It is well charge protected from any voltage fluctuations.
Philips LED emergency light contains a lithium ion battery which gives you half the power time compared to the time taken for charging. This means that with a requirement to be charged for over 8 hours until full charge, the lamp could function for a while of 4 hours in cases of emergency.
With a manufacturer’s warranty of 6 months for any malfunctioning, the device is a perfect buy for immediate and emergency usage.
- 2 in 1 feature. Lamp and Torch
- Automatic Power On
- Deep discharge
- Over charging protection
- Uses lithium ion battery for a long life
- Portable and light in weight
- Best used for kitchen and studying applications
- 4 hours operation and back up time
- 8 hours charging time
- 6 months manufacturer warranty
- Should improve the product build quality. Product cannot survive if fallen from a height.
Wipro amber rechargeable lantern is another popular model that is made of poly carbonate material to withstand in unpleasant conditions, last longer and ensure durability.
It spreads the strong light up to 1.5 hours and 20 hours of dim light that can be adjusted as per your needs and deeds. It is done using a control knob on the emergency light which further ensures maximum efficiency without loss of power.
Plug in the power source in charging indicator to minimize the battery usage which is of 3000 mAh. The comfortable handle at the top makes easy to carry from one location to another and can easily be suspended on walls, doors etc.
A robust on/off switch locate on the device makes easy to operate and handy. Besides, the manufacturer offer 6-months of warranty as mentioned in the invoice.
In a nutshell, Wipro emergency light is a good quality, handy torch with a highly focused LED light that spreads the intensity in a particular direction. Like other emergency lights, it does not come with a 360˚- feature which is a major drawback.
- 36 pieces of LED’s.
- Very economical to buy.
- 3000 mAh of battery capacity.
- Made of polycarbonate material.
- 8-10 hours of recharging time.
- Backed with 6 months of warranty services.
- Over charge and deep discharge protection.
- Backup time – 20 hours on dim mode and 1.5 hours for strong light.
- Cannot spread light in all directions.
- Battery drains fast on high brightness.
Eveready Rechargeable Home Light which mainly focuses on making the lives better and brighter. This rechargeable torchlight is becoming fashionable in every house due to the energy efficient nature and also comes at cheap rates.
What made us so exciting about this product is that it illuminates 15 hours of nonstop light. Moreover, it is fitted with 39 white color LED’s that emits vibrant light at power cut times.
There is an option for you to adjust the brightness – low or high and choose from depending on the requirement. When there is a power-cut, auto-start feature will light up automatically without any disturbances.
It comprises of deep discharge and over-charge protection features to safeguard the emergency light from power failures and other damages. Also, it can rotate in 360˚ with the flexible head to dispense the light in multiple directions.
The outer body is made using plastic material which is durable and absolutely maintenance-free. The ergonomic handle at the top make easy to carry from one room to another.
Wrapping up, the Eveready emergency light adds great value to the money by emitting bright light to spread the entire room (i.e. reaching every corner). The manufacturer offers a warranty period of 6-months from the date of purchase for certain repairs like power issues, poor connectivity, light options and LED’s malfunctioning.
There’re are other popular models like Eveready HL51 Rechargeable Home Light from the same brand which comes with 24 LED’s and is available in red colour with a ergonomic handle for strong support.
- 15 hours of battery backup time.
- Backed with 6-months of warranty.
- Overcharge and discharge protection.
- Low, high brightness adjustment levels.
- 39 bright LED lights for immense glow.
- Durable and maintenance-free plastic body.
- Auto-start feature to illuminate automatically.
- Charging cable could have been better.
- Poor warranty services from the manufacturer.
The one we’re discussing is Qualimate rechargeable emergency light. It has come with 42 LED’s that are placed at one side to spread the white light evenly in a room.
Compared to other brands, this emergency light comes at reasonable prices to experience the light at power cuts. And the power consumption may vary depending on no. of LED’s used in the device.
The usage of LED lights is more advantageous as it saves the power and ensures longer life because the battery is made of lead acid that has the capacity of 2400 mAh.
Using a control switch, you can adjust the light to dim and high light modes. Recharge the light before it is completely turned off or else it may result in the battery damage. In case, if you do not use regularly, it is advised to recharge the battery once in every 3 months.
Overall, the performance of Qualimate rechargeable emergency light is good and best to use while trekking, hiking and doing some adventurous activities. The only thing we didn’t like about the product is the power cord length which is too small than the expected.
- Keep it away from inflammable while charging.
- Do not place the emergency light in rain, or dampness.
- Do not focuses the light on eyes directly as it may affect the eyesight.
- Number of LED’s – 42.
- Best budget emergency light.
- Lead acid battery with 2400 mAh.
- Short power cord length.
What we have here is a minimal yet modernistic emergency lamp of the entire list. The DP 7103 66 SMD LED emergency consumes minimal power and also has the ability to work on solar power.
Indeed with the ability charge and operate on solar energy, the charging port has a solar panel. This includes a 5-7 volts input connect port can take in the power both from solar and AC sources to accommodate the SMD LED chips. The charging goes right into the massive 2500mah battery for better battery life.
Total 66 in numbers, these chips illuminate and act as the bulbs for the device. The light emitted is soft in nature and does not seek to hurt one’s eyesight. There are two light settings in it. One which gives out bright light for about 4-5 hours and then switches to a not so bright version which goes on for about 6 hours. A tiny dial styled setting that comes with the lamp helps you with the brightness adjustment which you can use to tune the light’s brightness.
Furthermore, as a tube light lookalike model, it even has a few holes behind it which make it easier to be hung around on the wall. The portable handle that comes with the device is also super helpful in carrying it around from a place to place or to hang it around on poles and what not.
On an overall, this is a worthwhile product and even comes at an incredibly affordable pricing. But the only problem with it is the point that such a brilliant device does not come with any kind of product warranty with it.
- Can work on solar energy and normal socket power too
- Uses SMD LED chips to give out soft light
- Tunable brightness
- Slim and tubelight styled body
- Holes behind it to hang it on a wall
- Handle to carry it about
- Economic pricing thus value for money.
- Long battery life
- Does not have a warranty.
Last but not the least on our list is the Pigeon LED lamp radiance. Of all the products listed, the Pigeon LED lamp is the most economical option to pick from.
With a budget pricing, the pigeon LED lamp is ideal for students, bachelors and individuals for emergency purposes. With a simplistic body and a normal design, this is a typical battery rechargeable emergency lamp and its interchangeable torch at the bottom too.
The device utilizes about 6 hours to fully charge its 1600 mah battery. The discharge of the device serves somewhere of about an hour. The lamp has a good brightness and at times, brighter than the torch’s version in comparison.
The body of the device is sturdy and durable. Charging plug for this device comes integrated to the device in the form of a pull to plug fashion. This makes it incredibly easy to shift and move it about depending on one’s usage.
But as is the case with a few devices in the list, it does not have any manufacturer’s warranty.
- Small and durable body
- Economic product
- 1600 mah battery
- 2 in 1 torch and lamp model
- Needs improvement to the brightness
- No Warranty
Buying Guide: How to pick the best emergency light online
The value of an emergency lamp only comes into picture when you are stuck in a powerless and dark room with no light. And in such cases, when you take out the emergency light and it turns off with a few flickers, it is devastating and irksome for many. In order to eliminate any such issues, one has to focus on buying only the best of emergency lamps. For this to happen, you need to carefully consider the below mentioned points to fulfillment.
1. Battery Operation Time
For any normal light, one would consider its illumination capability as a primary indicator for quality. But when it comes to emergency lights, its ability to operate for longer time is really important.
In cases where you are stuck in darkness for longer durations of time, you need to have a light which would keep you in the light for a very long time. Indicators for longer operation are the bulb used, battery used, charging type and the size of the lamp.
For ideal case scenarios, pick an emergency lamp with very long durations of power, good battery and a low energy consumption bulb. More on this soon.
2. Brightness and light source
Now that you have figured out how you are going for a lengthier duration of operation, you now need to look at how bright this light is going to be.
Here, the bulb is one of the main important factor. It should not only be bright but also consume nominal power. This is so that it does not get easily damaged or burn out. When it comes to emergency lights, never go for filament based bulbs. Always go for LED bulbs.
LED lighting works best when it comes to emergency lights. These are long-lasting, consume less electricity while charging, don’t get heated up and come in a number of different colours. Depending on your requirement, opt for a light with the appropriate number and/or types of LEDs.
Another important factor to be considered for the brightness of the bulb is its power consumption. It is not about the amount of power consumed but the rate of consumption is important for the healthy functioning of the lamp and the bulb too. Uniform power consumption is the ideal way for any bulb to behave.
3. Charging and Power Sources:
The power source of an emergency lamp is the most important factor. Battery life of an emergency lamp is judged on how fast it charges or discharges. A good battery could light up the lamp for 12 hours straight but if it requires an equally long charging time, it is of a waste.
Hence look for batteries which have faster charging time. Solar panel based batteries are a big bet for good battery. They charge fast and have higher storage capabilities.
Another important factor to be considered is the ease of charging these devices. Not every day is a sunny day. A USB based universal adapter is great in use. You can plug in the device into a power socket with the adapter or just plug the USB to your laptop/computer or a power bank and get the emergency lamp charged. Either way, easier charging.
4. Auto-charging and Auto-start features
These features can be very useful in an emergency light. You could leave the light plugged in for charging and it will switch on by itself automatically when a power cut occurs or when the mains go off. No hassles of repeatedly charging and/or switching the light on/off.
5. Overcharge and Over-discharge protection features
An emergency light with this safety feature automatically switches on/off whenever the light tends to get overcharged or discharged beyond a certain limit. This increases the life of the battery and provides the user convenience.
6. Focus Lighting Feature
This here is an additional feature but an important feature in many and certain case scenarios. A focus lighting feature translates to the lamp being able to focus its light onto a singular point or diversify.
This could be achieved through proper reflective surface covering of the primary bulb and the availability of a secondary bulb to switch from.
7. Build Quality of the device
How well the device is built is a very important factor too. Choosing a cheap plastic might come in a very budget price but in emergency cases, if you drop the lamp and it breaks, there is no way for you to look without the light.
Sturdy build materials promise good quality of the device. Apart from metal emergency lamps, there are a lot of plastic materials with strong and durable build. The quality of these plastic could be judged by bending them slightly. They are thick, and would bend a little (not too much). Too much bend indicates low quality plastic and no bend indicates brittle and easily breakable plastic. Both of which are bad news.
8. Waterproof Material
Emergency can be anything. You could be diving under water or stuck in a rain or a flood. An ideal emergency light is waterproof and can function and illuminate perfectly under water.
Waterproof of a device means that it should have a tough exterior which would not allow any water to enter into the device at any cost. This means the device should be packed thoroughly with no internal machinery or circuitry to be exposed to the outside.
9. Additional features
Additional features to an emergency light include a clock or a watch which would tell you time. This clock should also be water resistant and should be able to tell the time when it is dark.
A small utility handle would come in handy too. One can hold the device with great comfort instead of wrapping your hands all over it.
Frequently Asked Questions?
1. What is the difference between a maintained emergency light and a non-maintained emergency light?
Ans: A maintained emergency light refers to a light system that is integrated into the main system which automatically activates in cases of power failures. This is commonly found in workplaces and movie theatres where power failure triggers these lights to come up automatically. They are not portable and are mostly integrated into a place’s power system.
Non-Maintained emergency lights are normal lights which need manual operation to be activated. These come in the form of hand held emergency lamps which are used for individual uses in cases of darkness or any other uses. They are portable and mostly hand held.
2. How long do Emergency Lights be powered on?
Ans: The power and running capabilities of emergency lights are solely dependent on their battery and power consumption capabilities. Ideally, a medium duty emergency light should give a power backup of at least 90 full minutes on a full charge. There are many heavy duty emergency lights which promise luminance of even 12 whole hours.
3. Do bathrooms require emergency lighting?
Ans: Most people tend to install emergency lighting in the major rooms of the house and ignore tiny yet important spots such as closets, store rooms and bathrooms. It is important to have an emergency light in rooms such as bathrooms because they become good stationing spots in times of natural or man made calamities.
With 360 degree lighting capabilities with the help of 84 LED lights, 6 months warranty, foldable hook and a 50000 hour LED life, the Wipro Coral Rechargeable Emergency Light tops our list as the winner of the best emergency lights available in India. While that was our list, we are pumped to hear from you.
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