So I was given this awesome little light in exchange for an honest review, and I’ll spare you the suspense: I LOVE IT! My review follows the product details and the scoop on the $25 giveaway, so be sure to read all the way to the end.
Beam N Read Hands Free Travel and Reading Light
New edition Beam n Read Hands-Free Light delivers a wide & bright light that lights up 2 book pages and doesn’t disturb others. It’s a true reading light that works with all printed books, Kindles and other eReaders (whether naked, skinned, or covered), PLUS newspapers, magazines, newsletters, loose documents, and other items that can’t support a clip-on light. Worn around the neck, there’s no need to shift it when reading paperbacks.
Included are two 2 special Relaxation Filters: BNR Orange for a softer, warmer light that blocks energizing blue light (especially useful when reading to relax in bed); BNR Red to block blue light and reduce ambient light for sensitive bed partners.
Standard alkaline AA batteries (not included) last an extra long 100 hours, far longer than flashlights and clip-on lights resulting in a lower cost to use (and fewer batteries in the trash). This light is still bright when others have gone dim. Save batteries for when you’re on the go with the optional USB/AC Power Kit with 12 ft of cable that lets you plug into the included USB/AC adapter. Or plug into a USB car adapter/charger, or a computer USB port, or a USB adapter/charger for cell phones, etc.
In addition to reading, this 3 LED hands-free light is great for crafts, travel, and walking in dim or dark places such as an attic, basement, or around the house during a power outage. Use it for writing journals, working, camping, changing diapers at night, and a lot more.
Makes a Great Gift!
“I’ve never liked clip-on book lights because they add weight to the book, sometimes fall off, make it awkward to hold the book, and interfere with page turning. The Beam N Read has none of these problems, making them a pleasure to use” – BethFishReads.com
“The red filter is my favorite. My hubby doesn’t like when I turn on a bright reading light in the dark…It cuts down ambient light, making everyone happy.” – Momwitha.com
“The Beam N Read is by far the best personal reading light we have ever come across,” – Scott Carmichael, Executive Editor, Gadling.com
- For hands free personal light anywhere; extra bright light is easy on the eyes; doesn’t disturb others
- Wide light from 3 LEDs in a row lights up 2 book pages; works with ALL Kindles, eReaders
- BNR Orange Relaxation Filter softens and warms the cool LED light and blocks energizing blue light
- BNR Red Relaxation Filter blocks blue light, reduces ambient light, & helps maintains night vision
- Alkaline AA batteries (not incl) last Extra Long 100 hours, 3-10x longer than most clip-on lights
Save batteries for when you’re on the go or the next power outage with the Beam n Read Accessory USB Power Kit.
It works with all Beam n Read LED Hands-Free lights (3 and 6 LED lights).
In addition to the adapter’s 6 foot BnR to USB cable, this kit includes an additional 6 foot USB extension cord letting you work up to 12 feet from a USB-A socket. Need a longer cable? – just add a standard USB extension cable. Use the included USB/AC adapter or a USB DC car adapter/charger, or a computer’s USB port, or the USB adapter/charger for your cell phone, e-reader, etc. You may leave batteries in the Beam n Read or take them out to make a super lightweight light.
Please note this kit is for external power adapter and will not recharge batteries.
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$25 Tour Giveaway
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First impression out of the box? This sucker is BRIGHT. That was because I didn’t read the directions…I just pulled it out and started looking at it and when I flipped the light backward I met the piercing glow of three LED bulbs. That might sound like a bad thing, but truly, I was impressed. I can’t tell you how many so-called reading lights have given me a headache from eye strain, and I’m happy to say that was not an issue with the Beam n Read. And those of you who are not fans of brilliant white light, it comes with red and orange covers (called “relaxation filters”) that snap SO EASILY over the light. It’s literally a one-second adjustment even for the most mechanically inept (or temporarily blinded) among us.
As for wearability, the Beam n Read comes with an elasticized neck strap that adjusts infinitely. The strap is lightweight, as is the light, so the pairing works. The base of the light is not small – it’s roughly the size of a deck of cards – but this actually works very much in its favor because that base provides stability. (In other words, if I’m reclined and take a deep breath, the light doesn’t roll off my chest.)
If you’re a late night reader who doesn’t love creeping off to the bathroom in the middle of a great suspense novel, you’ll appreciate that the Beam n Read doubles as a flashlight. This is also a nice perk for power outages or in any other instance when you need a lightweight, easily maneuverable flashlight. (If you’ve ever tried to fit a full sized flashlight into a tight spot, then you know what I’m talking about.)
The Beam n Read nails it with the fine print: it really is a great anywhere, anytime personal light. It’s perfect for readers, but it’ll come in handy for pretty much anyone. Grab one for yourself and keep a few on hand for gifts. Five stars all the way!
Note: I was given a complimentary Beam n Read in exchange for an honest review.