Feature: Stuff on sale to use during power cut

More and more Mylaporeans are opting to install emergency lights, fans and invertors to fight power cuts. As the Board exams start this week these emergency services have become vital. Here is a select check list of places that you can check out in this neighbourhood for buying power back up units.

Manimegalai Electrician in Bheemana Garden Street, Alwarpet provides sales and services of UPS, generators, invertors and emergency lamps. Arul Kumar claims he has all the leading brand of invertors, says who owns and manages this place. People are opting for invertors. Arul has emergency table lamps that has battery back up for nearly 6 hours. The batteries are rechargeable. The product is priced at Rs.950. He also has wall-mounted lamps that come with remote control. Price – Rs.399. Invertors are priced from Rs.14800 onwards. His shop is at 50, Bheemana Garden Street, Alwarpet. Ph: 2498 4017.

Service Man at Alwarpet provides emergency lamps and fans – mainly used for domestic purposes and provide minimum back up. Says Vijaykumar, Service Manager, “The emergency fan runs both in current and battery. It has a battery back up of 3 hours.” Price – Rs.2000. Also sold – a rechargeable LED lantern. This provides 360 degree light distribution and has solar charging options. Price: 1300 onwards. The service centre is located at 133, Eldams Road, Alwarpet and the showroom is at Nelson Manickam Road, Aminjikarai. Ph: 4250 0500.

S. V. Ramesh owner of Janaki and Co, Mylapore provides LED Chinese-make emergency lights. This LED lamp has 42 LED bulbs inside and come with a holder, is in various shapes and has a back up of 2 hours. Price – Rs.590. “We provide free service for emergency lamps and fans,” he says. At 237, Kutchery Road, Luz (Opp. Witco), Mylapore. Ph: 2464 0450, 90942 79625.

Girias store located in R. A. Puram has emergency table lamps. These are priced at Rs.850. These lamps burn for eight hours.  Girias can be reached at 4281 3333.

Viveks in R. H. Road, Mylapore provides Oxygen brand emergency lamps. These are wall-mounted lamps that have long tubes inside. These have a backup capacity of 2 hours. Price – Rs.1549. They also have other brand models in emergency lights and fans. Viveks can be reached at 4213 1616.

Shree Associates located at Desika Road, Alwarpet sells Numeric brand invertors, UPS and solar sytems. They have two model – digital and Sine wave. The digital model does not have a transformer and is ideal for lighting up tube lights and fans. Priced at Rs.5400 plus battery charges. The Sine Wave model is ideal for running electronic items like PCs, laptops, TV and ACs. Priced at Rs.6500 plus battery charge. Shree Associates can be reached at 4210 6873.