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Energy Saving Gadgets: Don’t be left in the dark at Electric Picnic

by @JOEdotie
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One thing that people often forget to bring with them to music festivals is a good torch. So for this week’s energy saving gadget we thought we’d shine the spot light on some good torches.

There’s nothing worse than getting stranded in the middle of nowhere with absolutely no idea as to where you are. However, it’s even worse if you’re stranded in the middle of a music festival at 3am in the morning in the pitch dark and you haven’t a clue where the tent is. That’s why a good torch will go a long way.

LED Lenser P3 Professional Hand Torch

The LED Lenser P3 Professional Hand Torch is a cool energy saving device in more ways than one. Firstly, it’s pen sized so you won’t be walking around with a massive spot light on your shoulder and secondly, it’s used by military personnel around the world – which instantly makes it cooler. The P3 comes with a nylon pouch suitable to fit belts up to a maximum width of 80mm. It also features a clip to attach the torch to a pocket and a lanyard in the event that you wish to secure it to your wrist. So you won’t loose it as easily as you’ll lose your friends.

The LED Lenser P3 Professional Hand Torch can be yours for just €15.99 over on the Electric Ireland Online Store. Honestly, it’s a festival ‘must have’.

LED Lenser H5 Jogger Light

The LED Lenser H5 Jogger Light is like it’s smaller pen sized cousin in the sense that it’s made from high power LEDs capable of lighting up the path ahead. The main difference with the H5 is that you wear it on your head. You’ll be surprised at how handy it is to have a hands free torch with you when you’re trying to clamber through the maze of ropes and lines that hold the tents down, plus it also leaves your hands free for other things…

The H5 Jogger Light also comes with a rear facing red LED so your friends will be able to spot you in the crowd (you’ll be the lad with the flashing head). Again, this is another seriously handy hands free device to bring with you to any music festival this summer. The LED Lenser H5 Jogger Light is available over on the Electric Ireland Online Store for just €32.99. Another advantage of buying a torch for Electric Picnic is that you’ll have it for the next festival too!

Eneloop Rechargeable Pre-charged Battery

Having a torch handy at a music festival is a great idea, but what do you do when it runs out of juice? That’s why a pack of Eneloop Rechargeable Pre-charged Batteries won’t go amiss at Electric Picnic. Thankfully, they come pre-charged so you can rip open the packet and fire away. As they’re rechargeable, you’ll be able to bring the home and use them again and again, saving you from buying expensive disposable batteries time after time. You’d be surprised at home much money you spend on disposable batteries every year. A pack of Eneloop Rechargeable Pre-charged Batteries costs just €18.99 over on the Electric Ireland Online Store.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got your ticket for Electric Picnic just yet, because Electric Ireland is back as the Official Energy Partner to Electric Picnic 2012 (for the fourth year in a row) and they are offering you the chance to win tickets thanks to their innovative Tweet Hunt competition.

There’s only two days left in the Tweet Hunt competition, which has been running since Monday August 13, however, you still have a chance to win four tickets to Electric Picnic between today (Thursday 16) and tomorrow. It doesn’t take much to win either, as all you have to do is to start tweeting #ShareTheEnergy from 9am to find the locations of the hidden tickets. The secret ticket locations will be dotted around the country. Head over to the Electric Ireland Facebook page for full details on this competition, and happy hunting!

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