Reading in the dark
October 6, 2008 12:06 PM   Subscribe

Recommendations for a good, sturdy book light?

I am looking for a good book light for bed-readers. I do most of my reading in the supine position with a book dangling over my face, so I'm looking for a decent booklight that'll stay put without falling off the book and whacking me in the nose.

I have seen the suggestions in this thread, but majority opinion seems to have landed on the LightWedge, which wouldn't work in my case.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
posted by sciapod to Technology (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I love my Mighty Bright.
posted by nitsuj at 12:15 PM on October 6, 2008

My wife uses the Fulcrum Multi Flex LED Book Light while reading in bed and seems to like it.
posted by brandman at 12:17 PM on October 6, 2008

I use a Petzl zipka headlamp. It has multiple brightness levels. The batteries last hundreds of hours because it uses LEDs.
posted by Akke at 1:07 PM on October 6, 2008

Mrs. Director and I have several book lights of different sorts but they are all gathering dust since we started using LED head lamps. Yes, the hiking/camping sort. No muss, no fuss. So much easier than trying to get the damn book lights to sit right.
posted by trinity8-director at 5:42 PM on October 6, 2008

Another vote for the Mighty Bright. I use it with books and with my Amazon Kindle, and it works like a charm. Nicely flexible, and there's two levels of light. During a recent blackout, I pretty well used it for finding my bigger lights and my way around.
posted by LucretiusJones at 6:24 PM on October 6, 2008

Here's another up for the Mighty Bright. It works very well with my Sony Reader.
posted by joewandy at 10:23 PM on October 6, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks, everyone! Looks like I'll be looking into the Mighty Bright, though I'm intrigued by the whole headlight idea.
posted by sciapod at 5:07 AM on October 7, 2008

Response by poster: Follow up: I got a Mighty Bright and it's fantastic. Thanks, everybody.
posted by sciapod at 2:11 PM on October 28, 2008

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