Book lights?

Hi there,
I am not sure if this is the proper forum for this question, but I thought I'd ask. I am looking for a good book light. I have tried several different kinds, and haven't had much luck. I am looking for one with a nice bright light, and a good strong clip. I had a Levenger one, and I liked the light, but not the clip, and unfortunately, it no longer works. Any other ideas?

Thanks much,
April

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Google is your friend

http://www.google.com/search?q=book+light

Take your pick.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

why do you assume she didnt try google

why do you like to assume people don't try google? i mean her post was clear that she tried different kinds and was looking for experiences with different lights. you did the same thing to me even though i clearly mentioned i HAD tried google. seriously, do you think that is helpful? has anyone ever said "wow google i have never heard of google. thanks." i think you might think saying "google is your friend" is helpful, but i hate to break it to you but it's not.

anyway, about book lights:
in my experience they dont work. the best book light is a room light that makes the entire room a pleasure to be in and read in.

I got some daylight lights and put them in a room on full blast and that makes all the differences. it is more expensive to do this but i think it works better.

before i did that i used the light in this. "Brookstone sku # 511022" it is a magnifying glass with a super bright light. i used the light it as booklight because the light is a white white led light.

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Levenger stole ALL of my money, but they left me all these nice, shiny organizational tools.

Google is the first step of the journey

Part of the "Problem" is that folks offer up a broad, general statement like "I am looking for a new and different kind of pen wiper" without including detail to say which brands of pen-wiper they have tried and specific feedback on each.

The next problem part, IMHO, is that a lot of this is subjective. What floats your boat may sink mine.

My approach is "Here are a bunch of possibilities. Let's consider each one until we find one to your liking. If none are acceptable, then it may be worth reconsidering the original statement."

Google is a tool. Use it or do not.

Share and Enjoy
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

right but that still doesnt help.

thats fine but that STILL doesnt help, and for the record my post where you gave me the same canned response i was VERY specific about what i was looking for.

second, if you mean to say "there is not enough information" just say THAT. there is NO ONE on this forum who has not heard of or used google. almost without fail they have already tried google. what you are saying "look at me, i am a smart ass"

what i am asking is simple, if you cant say "hey use more details" or "hey i dont have the answer" maybe try saying something that helps or nothing at all. saying "hey look at me, i am a smart ass" doesn't help the person, and i would say it doesnt help you either. i think there may be there uses for your time than saying "hey look at me, i am a smart ass".

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Levenger stole ALL of my money, but they left me all these nice, shiny organizational tools.

for the record

by not asking what the person has done and saying "google is your friend" also makes you look like a real jerk. i dont think you are a real jerk, but we you do that, thats how it comes of.

this might not make you reconsider doing it, but at least now you cant say no one told you it doesnt help and it makes you like a jerk, even though you are not one. you can do or not do what like, i just thought you should know.
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Levenger stole ALL of my money, but they left me all these nice, shiny organizational tools.

Chill, please.

I tend to be blunt but honest and with good intentions.
No need to rant.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

LOL!!

despite the fact that you were rude and offered no help. i tried to offer you some helpful tips. Glad to know they were completely missed. That helps me to understand somethings.

"rant", as if. mostly, i am annoyed at myself for not telling you where to shove your "google is your friend" non-sense when you did it to me. I should have told you to shove it then, so i guess this as much about my failure at being honest and forthright as it is about yours at being decent.

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Levenger stole ALL of my money, but they left me all these nice, shiny organizational tools.

googled already

I searched extensively on google. I did a search for book light, "book light" (as a phrase), book light in images, book light reviews, etc. I searched for book light on Amazon.com and flickr to see what I could find. I also searched the archives here to see if this had been a question before.

Unfortunately, with book lights, you can't really tell until you try them, and since I have already purchased 3 without much success, I was hoping there may be one that escaped my attention. I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask such a question. In the past, this group had been extremely helpful.

Regards,
April

Two I know of

Mighty Bright offers a good line up. I had one a while back and it lasted quite well (until somebody stepped on it). Then there's Marklight's book lights. They don't have a clip, but they seem to be well made (not tried them yet).

Hope it helps.

You might try one of these:

Light Wedge

Instead of an incadescent bulb/arm/clamp, it's a flat sheet of something with led lights. I've given them to three relatives (all bedtime readers married to non-bedtime readers) and they've all raved about how much nicer they are than the ones they used in the past.

I mail ordered them, but I don't remember from which store. Probably either Amazon or B&N, though.

I got the Harry Potter versions :)

Both sizes. Caught them on a clearance sale.
If you have a large elastic band, you can leave the LightWedge in the book as a bookmark.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

These are so cool

I had just explained to my friend what the HPda was and so he asked if the simpler version of the HP booklight was a match...

Details, please

There are lights that clip to the book -- like this
There are lights that hang on a lanyard -- like this
There are lights you can wear on your head -- like this

What are your specific requirements in a "book light" ?
What features do you want ?
What features do you NOT want ?

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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Thanks for the input. In

Thanks for the input. In looking at the three examples you just gave, I would say that I am most interested in the first example, provided the clip is strong and light is bright. I tried the Beam and Read, and the light isn't nearly bright enough. Regarding the headlamp...I tried some of those from Lowes, and decided I was just not confident enough to pull that off :)

I also tried the older version of the Levenger light (Lamplighter). The light itself was good, but the gooseneck part of it was flimsy, and the clip didn't clip at all. I have seen that the newer models are different in regards to the clip, so that issue may be addressed.

In terms of features...I want something battery powered. I would like a strong clip and bright light. I would like to use this as additional lighting (for sewing) while my family watches tv, as well as reading, and occasional work in the car.

Thanks again for the input. I certainly did not mean to set off a fire storm.

Thanks again!
April

No problem

Do not mind the dust and flying boulders. With some (me included) there is a fine line between spirited discussion and knock-down/drag-out donnybrook :)

Suggestions based on your details: For bright light and good battery life, try to pick an LED light.

Here is one more I was looking for. Clips to eyeglasses or hangs on the ear.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

You did not set off anything.

you did no such a thing. one thing i learned in life you should never apologize or take credit for someone else's failures. ygor, owes apologizes not you.

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Levenger stole ALL of my money, but they left me all these nice, shiny organizational tools.

Mighty Bright antennae :D

The Mighty Bright lights that look like antennae are the ones I use. I have both the single and dual-head ones and like them a lot. It depends on my mood, but I interchange them, using one on my Sony eReader, and the other with a regular traditional print book.

Whatever brand you choose, I'd strongly recommend that they have LEDs. Nice and bright, and they seem to last, while the little incandescents burn out after a while. I haven't used a wedge light so I can't help you there.

Here you go!

I believe this just might fit the bill. I didn't pay attention to the price, but it looks nifty enough!
LINK

-Jon

Dude, I am so there and

Dude, I am so there and getting on if and when this thing actually exists and becomes affordable. It's a great idea and a slick design too!

/innowen

No price - not yet in production

according to what I found.

Anyone find different ?

I agree, very nifty gizmo. An improvement on the Light Wedge.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

The article says: Although

The article says:

Although just a concept, MARK won the Red Dot Award for best design concept in 2007 so something like it will be in stores soon.

so yeah, I guess we all gotta stay tuned.

/innowen

Hmph!

I was so enamored by this thing, that I didn't even pay attention to the fact that it wasn't on the market yet! I just loved it at first sight, got excited, and had to share it, knowing where. Sorry for the red herring, folks! (still dreaming...)

-Jon

i am glad you posted this.

i am glad you posted this. it's a neat site and it gives us all hopes for finding this thing in the flesh someday. :)

/innowen