10 Best Reading Lights | April 2017
We spent 21 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Perfect to allow you to read comfortably in bed without disturbing your partner, these reading lights come in highly portable designs that clip onto most books and e-readers. Available in battery, mains and USB-powered options, they are also great for focusing light on crafts and hobbies and for use when camping. Skip to the best reading light on Amazon.
The energy-saving Newhouse Lighting 3W offers a non-flickering, softer warm light that is not as bright as other LED reading lamps. This sleek, modern design is available in black, blue or purple.
- perfect for dorm rooms
- polished chrome gooseneck
- suction cup grips for smooth surfaces
|Rating||4.1 / 5.0|
The WannaBi Plug is a tiny light that is meant to be mounted on a headboard or bedroom wall. The high quality CREE bulb provides 3 watts of soft light equivalent to a 25 watt incandescent bulb.
- cord is six feet long
- simple on/off button
- doesn't have a dimmer
|Rating||3.8 / 5.0|
The My Light HUGlight HL000002 is a unique, hands-free unit that you wear around your neck, or use its magnetic base for hands free use. Each light head operates independently, and though there's no red light for improved night vision, it does have 3 levels of brightness.
- water resistant housing
- flexible arms to position light
- battery compartment hard to open
|Rating||3.7 / 5.0|
The Ikea Jansjo consumes 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs. It has an adjustable gooseneck arm for easily directing the light, but the arm flops down if you try to clamp the unit sideways.
- available in 6 colors to match any decor
- slim enough for the smallest places
- clamp opens up to 1.25 inches
|Rating||4.0 / 5.0|
The Carson FlexNeck Plus has six ultra bright LEDs in a fully adjustable lamp head. The large clip attaches to any book, e-reader or tablet, and the compact size is also perfect for needlework or crafts.
- high quality for a budget price
- two brightness settings
- runs on three aaa batteries
|Rating||4.0 / 5.0|
The Kedsum Dimmable Clamp features a touch sensitive control panel with three brightness levels. It has an extra strong clip that grips almost anything, but is also balanced so it can stand on its own, or it can be attached to a wall.
- 360 degree flexible neck
- zero radiation light is easy on eyes
- clip takes two hands to open
|Rating||4.2 / 5.0|
The Mighty Bright Recharge is constructed of durable and flexible silicone. The two LEDs shine through a precisely engineered lens that spreads the light evenly, illuminating a greater area using less energy.
- fully recharges in one hour
- low battery life indicator
- clip is not wide enough for all ereaders
|Rating||3.9 / 5.0|
The Lelife Brightest can be conveniently powered with the included AC adapter or any USB port if no plug is available. The sturdy clamp offers great versatility or it can be mounted directly to the wall.
- flexible metal gooseneck
- led life rated at 50,000 hours
- low setting is too dim
|Rating||4.9 / 5.0|
The LuminoLite Rechargeable features a built-in rechargeable lituium-ion battery. This portable light has four powerful LEDs that evenly light up your book or e-reader without hotspots or glare.
- helps reduce eye strain
- offers up to 10 hours before recharging
- ideal for travel or camping
|Rating||4.8 / 5.0|
The TROND Halo offers three distinctive lighting modes and five dimming levels, so you can set the perfect brightness for any activity. This eye-protective light is flicker-free and anti-glare with no ghosting.
- built-in memory function
- handy usb charging port
- automatic 30-minute timer
|Rating||4.7 / 5.0|