I'm sure this isn't a new idea but I though I would share it anyway....... Our power went out a couple months back. I had an idea...bring the solar powered lights in. They weren't super bright but did illuminate the room quite a bit. We have 8 solar powered lights along our sidewalk, so we were able to keep one or two in each room. In our situation the power came on the next day. But, if the power would have been out for days...we could have just put the lights back outside (they would be charged for that night) and brought them back in.