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Torches
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:34:58 AM »
Any suggestions from where on Corfu I could buy  a wind up torch - fed up of all the battery operated ones failing just when the power cuts strike! 

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Re: Torches
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 10:39:32 AM »
think Profi has them.

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Re: Torches
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 10:43:07 AM »
Irritating as this is, I know that I have seen them recently but can't remember where! We tend to rely on candles and a couple of gas lamps. Lighting is not our main concern but three freezers are!

You could always order one from Amazon. They have shed loads here: http://goo.gl/WaAZE.

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Re: Torches
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 01:11:37 PM »
Bob I do know Amazon have them by the truckload ...... did you not understand it was a wind-up torch I wanted?     ;) :D

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Re: Torches
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 01:13:25 PM »
Grasshopper,

You little minx, you!

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Re: Torches
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 09:11:34 PM »
I've got a wind up torch .It's as much use as a chocolate fire guard!!

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Re: Torches
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 12:37:07 PM »
Vango do a wind-up/solar rechargeable etc lantern -

Vango Eco 36 LED Dynamo Lantern

Costs £22.99 on Amazon

We have two of them and they're pretty good in an emergency even if they have no charge - they start giving light after a few turns of the handle.
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Re: Torches
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 01:16:27 PM »
I still reckon that a gas lamp or candles is as good as anything ... provided you have a torch to find the lighter!  ;D ;D

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Re: Torches
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 01:40:14 PM »
Hi,
We have a small LED lantern which we keep just inside the front door, just in case the power goes off while we are out so we can find it immediately. It is battery operated and still using original batteries from 4 years ago.
Similar to this:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coleman-4Aa-Camp-Battery-Lantern/dp/B0047T69KU/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1349951784&sr=8-19

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Re: Torches
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 07:11:14 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the helpful suggestions - 'tis kind of folk to bother on my behalf.  We too have candles and oil lamps (oh my grannie would be so proud)  strategically placed in every room around the house, often by the time we stumble around the place lighting them the power is back (this takes longer as we argue over where the lighter is - usually its where it was last used despite our efforts to agree where it should live).  But you can't be sure how long it is going to be off - so having a dependable alternative light source is useful.  So, slightly off topic does anyone know if you can stop your battery box (ups box) from bleeping constantly when the power is off? Drives me mental - its the one thing I can hear wherever I am in the house.

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Re: Torches
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 07:26:44 PM »
I agree grasshopper. Our phones are the same! Irritating to say the very least!

As for lighting all the lamps and candles only to find the power return as you light the last one, why does this always happen? On a par with that is powering down all the computers which miraculously causes the power to immediately come back on again as you switch the last computer off!

Of course, if something is in the oven when the power goes, such as my Christmas cake was one year, it takes forever to come back! Sod's Law I suppose!
« Last Edit: October 11, 2012, 07:31:11 PM by Trisa »
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Re: Torches
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 08:39:29 PM »
Back in the UK I had a rechargeable torch permanently on trickle charge always ready for power cuts and lasted over 14 years with no probs.

 

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