Thursday 18th July 2019
Lights On
The Non-Technical Guide to Battery Power when the Grid Goes Down
BINDING: paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-944229-60-3
PUBLICATION DATE: November 29, 2016
PRICE: $16.95

Following the simple plans in Lights On will ensure that you are safe and secure during widespread long-term power outages.

The US electric grid is at greater risk today than ever before. From aging infrastructure, severe weather, and EPA mandated closure of coal-fired power plants to solar storms, digital sabotage, terrorism, and electromagnetic pulse attacks, future outages are almost certain. And they will likely last far longer and cover much larger areas than anything experienced in the past. When the grid is down and you run out of fuel for your generator, and all the stores are closed, then what?

Lights On has the solution. Energy expert Jeffrey Yago lays out the lost history of early residential battery power and delves into just how durable and universal battery-powered devices are. Battery-powered devices can provide lighting, communications, refrigeration, safety, and entertainment when all else fails. Yago covers the multiple ways to keep your batteries recharged and ready to go.

There are many books and magazines on emergency preparedness, survival, solar power, and disaster planning, which show strong public interest in these topics. However, many offer brief introductions to each topic. Lights On provides easy-to-understand detailed information on having a plan of action for setting up a battery-powered home in advance of widespread and sustained power outages. This is the only book you need to be prepared to keep your refrigerator running, your lights on, and much more.


“In a survival setting, the ability to access emergency power may make the difference between life and death.  Lights On!  is the most extensive guide ever produced on battery power to give you the best chance to succeed if the grid fails.”

—Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP,  authors of the no. 1 Amazon bestseller The Survival Medicine Handbook  and hosts of the Doom and Bloompreparedness podcast


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As a long time reader of Backwoods Home Magazine, I know Jeff Yago is an authority on solar and alternative power.  For those who are totally dependent on the power grid Lights On will, hopefully, start the alarm bells ringing. Mr. Yago not only details the threats, he also offers solutions to overcome short- or long-term power loss.  If you want to know how to live with power after the grid goes down, this is the book for you.

 —John Egan, Dir.


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America’s enemies know the grid is our weakness. It is just a matter of time before the grid is attacked. Lights On is the first book you should read in your quest to be better protected.

—Vincent VonDoom , Disaster Survival Network


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