Why is this important?
Light is often taken for granted. When it gets dark, we simply flip a switch and enjoy the illumination that a lamp or light fixture provides for us. We can continue reading, engaging in conversation, playing cards, or working a crossword. We feel a sense of security knowing that the lights are on. When it gets dark on the streets, however; it stays dark until the sun comes up.
The lanterns provide our city's homeless with an opportunity to have light to do the things that we often take for granted. These Eton portable lanterns:
*Are powered either by hand-crank, solar power, or batteries
*Utilize efficient and long lasting LED bulbs
*Have a built in AM/FM/NOAA Weatherband radio (for entertainment and safety)
*Have a cell phone charging port (When possible, the homeless utilize pre-paid phones to keep in touch with doctors, caseworkers, and potential employment and housing opportunities)
*Some units have a red beacon for emergencies
The high powered flashlights by Gear Light feature:
*High performance LED generates up to 300 lumens and delivers up to 3 hours of non-diminishing brightness on a single AA battery
*Zoomable: Zooms out for a wide beam or instantly focuses on objects a hundred feet away
*3 lighting modes: offer versatility for any situation: High, Low, and Flash/Strobe (for safety)
*WEATHER RESISTANT | ALUMINUM BODY - This flashlight can survive accidental drops, temporary water submersions, and perform reliably in all weather conditions. Suitable for use in heavy rain, snow, or emergencies.
*Belt Clip for ease of carrying
The luminAID PackLite Hero 2-in-1 Supercharger features:
*Collapsible LED Lantern
*Recharges either in the sun or with the included micro USB cord
*100 hour max runtime on low setting!
*Charges phones and devices with a 5V 2Amp output, 4000 mAh battery
*5 brightness settings
*300 square foot lighting area!
*WATERPROOF AND DUSTPROOF!!!
These lanterns and flashlights truly help to provide: LIGHT, DIGNITY, and SAFETY to our city's most vulnerable population.