Using them when being broken down is no doubt the time they are used the most but I have also used them in many another scenarios.
For example a trailer I was towing one time had the back tail light not working with the sun going down.
Instead of doing a road side fix I was able to stick a emergency light on the back until I could get to a safe spot to troubleshoot it.
Most roadside lights have magnets built-in which make them ideal for a quick tail light fix.
Of course this is only one scenario with low-cost emergency lights good to have handy in many situations.
Below is some of our favorite options with many more available.
As always be sure to read reviews on Amazon, here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is the right pick for you.
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Our Picks for Best Road Side Emergency Lights
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Wagan EL2639-3 The Original FRED Flashing Roadside Emergency Disc LED Flare, (Pack of 3)
FRED flashing roadside emergency lights are very popular and are nice to have if broken down.
The FRED has 10 different flashing modes including flashlight, double blink, double pulse, single blink, rotate, SOS rescue (morse code), and much more.
A button on the top is press to cycle through the modes.
FlareAlert LED Beacon Road Flare – Red
Flare Alert also makes some good emergncy lights.
They are simple units with a dome on the top and an LED light bulb inside.
Twinkle Star Emergency Roadside Flares Kit LED Safety Strobe Road Warning Light Highway Beacon Alert Flare with Magnetic Base, Detachable Stand, Solid Storage Case, Set of 4
Flares are also a popular option and work very well.
Roadside emergency lights are often not thought about until they are needed.
Once they are needed they can be invaluable in warning on coming traffic or even as emergency tail lights.
They are low-cost items that pack easily into the a trunk or behind a seat out of the way until needed.