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Subject: Not sure if this is the place but... Lightwedge?
Date Posted: 5/26/2009 3:11 AM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2009
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Does anyone have/have tried this book light?  Did you like it?  Pro/cons?  Can you recommend a good booklight?

 

I used to just turn on the overhead light that is in our headboard, but we have a baby in the room now and I don't want to be waking her up with a bright light.  So, what's a good booklight? I love to read all snuggled in bed, but lately either I can't or I'm using my cell phone as a light.  That's not very efficient and kind of annoying to have to keep punching buttons.  LOL.

Date Posted: 5/26/2009 3:15 AM ET
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I bought my mom this booklight. She really likes it. My dad also appreciates it, because when she stays up and he goes to bed, the light doesn't bother him/keep him awake. (I got her the larger style meant for trade paperbacks.)

Anissa (WVgrrl) - ,
Date Posted: 5/26/2009 9:33 AM ET
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I have never used the Lightwedge, but it seems like your hand would get really tired holding it to the page and then picking it up every time to turn the page. The reviews on Amazon seem to be mixed.

I've tried lots of clip lights:

Mighty Bright: Light is good, but I have to keep moving the neck around to see the opposite page

GE Book Light: Awful. Only lights up the top of the page, and doesn't work well for the opposite page unless you move the light.

Pocket Flex: This one is great. Lights up both pages and is lightweight. I bought it for my Kindle but it is just as good. The neck wraps around the body of the clip, which I like. I paid less than $10 at Walmart.

 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 5/26/2009 11:25 AM ET
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The lightwedge is good because it doesn't cast light outside your reading area, and it's comfortable to read with in any position, even lying on your side. I don't find it heavy or tiring to use.

The cons: it scratches easily and the LEDs create an interference pattern with the light waves that's more noticeable if my eyes are very tired. Also, the batteries are very hard to get out. I had to use a small screw driver to pry the first one out, then the others dropped right out.

Date Posted: 5/26/2009 3:26 PM ET
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I've thought about getting one.  But my experiences in the past have led me to believe that I'm happiest with using the old tried and true small flashlight.  I get teased by my DH about it!!

Ruth

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 10:37 AM ET
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I got the light wedge for Christmas and just started using it this week.  I really like it.  Some of the clip lights are just so bright, I don't understand how you can read with them!  It fits over the page, so I don't think its tiring at all.  The only negative I have is that I got the small one for mass market PB's, and you can only use it for that size.  It actually is tiring if you use the wrong size, like for either trade pb's or hardcovers.

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:23 AM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2009
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OK, see that was my question with it also.  They aren't cheap and I don't want to have to buy 3 sizes to accomodate the different sized books I read.  I would prefer a less bright light, but I'm not about to buy a bunch of different sized lights.  :(