Power failure so frequent

India
April 6, 2010 11:44pm CST
Power failure (they call it load shedding, power cut, power saving) in this hot weather is so painful in noon time and night. I face helpless when there is sudden brownout at night. To face this , in each room we have battery operated ‘emergency lamps’ that light up automatically , one torch light , besides this we keep a candle and a small kerosene lamp and a pack of match box near the electrical switch box. Well there may not be charge in the battery of emergency lamp, the battery in torch light may be discharged, but the candle and kerosene lamp are always handy. What about your place, how do you handle the sudden darkness? Prof
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@salonga (27994)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
I thought it is only here in our country! So also in your place, the power failure has been frequent! I hate power failure. It practically disables me from performing well. First it is hot, second, computers and other office equipment can't operate. Even if there is generator, it can't fully supply. We can use the other equipment but no air-condition. I hate candles, I don't want them lighted so that if the power failure happens at night, I prefer using rechargeable lamp and flashlights. Candles are mostly made of paraffin and this is bad for our health. Inhaling their smoke is dangerous to our respiratory system so I totally avoid lighting paraffin candles inside the home. It is okay if the candles are made of soy or beeswax which are all but natural.
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• India
8 Apr 10
Hi salonga It is every where dear,, Thanks for this detailed response, cheers God bless you . Prof
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
dear professor, power failure is very frequent nowadays especially that we are experiencing the el niño phenomenon. our place has scheduled rotational brownouts. ive got flashlight and candles to handle darkness. have a nice day. ann
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• India
8 Apr 10
Dear ann It is good you have this in rotation.. Thanks for this response, cheers God bless you . Prof
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
thank you for choosing BR.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 May 10
have candles and flashlights
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• India
4 May 10
Thanks God bless you. Cheers Prof
@netcoder (276)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
in our place we dont have much black out here, theres twice around morning like 2 or 3am but after an hour it resume again. and for me 3am is already fine at least i already have sleep that time and if im in the middle of sleep im sure i will not realize that theres black out than having lack out around evening like 7 up to 11pm. i really hate it coz i feel like i dont know what to do for me to sleep.
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• India
4 May 10
Thanks for sharing the situation there my friend, God bless you. Cheers Prof
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Apr 10
Luckily we don't have to deal with regular power outages or failures here. However, that doesn't mean that we don't stay prepared in case of the occasional power failure. We have very few candles in our house, but we do have more than our fair share of flashlights. We have about five flashlights in the house and they are all in places that are easy to get a hold of in the event that we have a loss of power.
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• India
9 Apr 10
That is wonderful Thanks for response, cheers God bless you . Prof
@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Apr 10
hi professor we keep flashlights and battery powered lamps and candles but rarely need to use them during the summer though we have rolling borownouts during the day to save electricity when everyone thinks they have to set the thermostat at 60 instead of 80 which would save so much electricity but people are so selfish at times in the US sad to say but true.
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• India
8 Apr 10
Rolling brownouts are good my friend. Thanks for this response, cheers God bless you . Prof
@Sreekala (22199)
• India
7 Apr 10
Hello sir, Fortunately we don’t have much problem with power cuts this time, so far. But the situation will be changed soon as the temperature is rising and everybody started to use the air cooler/air condition, which consume much power. The government may force to implement the power cuts by saving the electricity for future. It is frustrating when power off in the mid night when all are in deep sleep. Nothing can be done but to use a paper or plastic hand hold fan to get some relief. Emergency light and candles are keeping near to the bed for using in such a situation.
• India
8 Apr 10
Hi Sree Thanks for this response, cheers God bless you . Prof
@lazerm (480)
• United States
7 Apr 10
I have no choice... my electricity was shutdown! except for the fridge, and using extention cords to use the computer, everywhere other room has a battery operated lantern.in these tough economic times,one has to do what he has to do to survive.
• India
8 Apr 10
Thanks for sharing , cheers God bless you . Prof
@replyashu (747)
• India
7 Apr 10
they are most failure at night that frustrates us the most
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• India
8 Apr 10
cheers God bless you . Prof
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
7 Apr 10
Now the summer are started.. and also electricity failure are very quickly in these days... sometimes i frustrated with that problems.. because when i doing work on computers and then electricity failure again and again.. then i become very very frustrated.. have a nice day and keep mylotting always..
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• India
8 Apr 10
But it should be in fixed hours.. Thanks for this response, cheers God bless you . Prof