Ways Keeping the Lights on with a Backup Power Supply Can Help You Work Through Emergency Situations

Power outages can result from a natural disaster, an accident with the power lines, or a myriad of other unknown reasons. Depending on where you live, a simple wind can even cause your power to be knocked out. In 2017 alone, 36.7 million Americans were affected by 3526 power outages. The average outage lasted 81 minutes, but power outages can last from a few hours to a few days depending on the severity of the damage and the range of homes hit. 

It is best to always be prepared for a potential power outage, even if there is not a severe weather warning. You can read more about how to prepare for a power outage on our blog, but our top tip is to always have an emergency backup battery power station in your home. A portable power station, like the HomePower ONE, can charge and power all your home devices and appliances for up to seven days. If you were not expecting a power outage, it can be particularly inconvenient to suddenly be thrust into darkness. The HomePower ONE can keep lights of up to 100 watts on for six hours a day for a full week. Here are eight reasons you can benefit from keeping the lights on with a HomePower ONE.


The HomePower ONE portable power station is pictured outside with the SolarPower ONE solar panel power station.

1. Read a Book

When you can’t watch TV and want to stay off your phone to preserve its battery life, the natural next step is to reach for a book. However, even if the sun is still out, it is often harder to read a book without lamp lighting than you would expect. And as the sun sets, sitting in the dark really eliminates the possibility to read. With the HomePower ONE, you can power a lamp anywhere in your home to be able to continue reading without sunlight.   

2. Finish Up Work

Even though the HomePower ONE can charge your laptop and keep your home office running, sometimes the glow of the computer screen just isn’t enough. Since the HomePower ONE is completely portable, you can bring it over to your workstation and get some last-minute tasks completed. 

A man and woman have a conversation while using a laptop, cell phone, and modem powered by the HomePower ONE portable power station.

3. Help Kids with Homework

If figuring out elementary school math is hard enough for you in the light of day, helping out with homework can become even harder if you’re racing to beat the darkness. Take the additional stress out of homework time by taking your time to help the little ones complete every last assignment with the HomePower ONE

4. Play Board Games

For many families, board games are a staple of power outages through the years. Instead of trying to play by candlelight or trying to make your way across the board by memory, bring a lamp and the HomePower ONE to wherever your family sets up the fun. 

5. Get Some Organizing Done

Without electronics to distract you, you can take a power outage as an opportunity to get some household chores done. Whether you want to clean out the basement or reorganize the kitchen cabinets, the HomePower ONE portable power station can go anywhere you go. Just plug in a lamp and get to work.

6. Prepare Meals Safely

Since the HomePower ONE can power kitchen appliances like the refrigerator and slow cooker, you are able to prepare a full meal as usual. The HomePower ONE can also power a lamp to keep the lights on in the kitchen while you cook, creating a safer environment for all the slicing and dicing work.

A man and woman use kitchen appliances powered by the HomePower ONE portable power station.

7. Clean Up Efficiently

After dinner is prepared and eaten, HomePower ONE can even power the dishwasher for the quickest sort of clean-up. If you’d rather save its battery life to use throughout the night until the power comes back on, you can keep a lamp on in the kitchen to be able to see what you’re cleaning in the sink.

8. Feel More Comfortable in your Home

Power outages can feel unsettling for anyone, whether you’re a kid or an adult. Keeping a lamp on with the HomePower ONE can help everyone feel more comfortable as it gets darker outside, and even keep everyone safe from tripping or falling as you walk through your house in the dark. 

A family of two adults and two kids prepares a meal together in a kitchen.


There are many ways you can choose to use the HomePower ONE to keep your home functioning as normal through a power outage. Whether there is a weather emergency or not, a blackout can come as a surprise. The HomePower ONE portable power station will allow you to be prepared and go about your day as normal by powering lamps and keeping the lights on. You can complete work or help the kids with homework, read a book, and prepare and clean up dinner with ease when the HomePower ONE is lighting the way. 

About Geneverse: Geneverse (formerly Generark) is the most reliablesolar generator and source of emergency backup power for your home and community. From theHomePower backup battery power station providing portable access to electricity, to theSolarPowersolar panels as a source for recharging, never be disconnected from what matters most to you. Learn more about how Geneverse and its industry-leading 5-year limited warranty can bring protection and security to your family ongeneverse.com. Never face a power outage alone, and power your home with a solar generator from Geneverse.

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