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Beam N Read Classic Hands Free Reading Light


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  • Long Lasting Ektron bulb for those who prefer a classic filament bulb
  • Uses 4 AA batteries (not included)
  • Versatile, Hands Free light where you need it; easily covers 2 hardcover pages
  • Worn around the neck with adjustable strap & reflector for optimum light without disturbing others
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Beam N Read Classic Hands Free Reading Light + Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light; Extra Wide & Extra Bright Light from 6 LEDs Plus Clip-on Orange and Red Relaxation Filters.
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Technical Details
Part Number BNR Classic
Item Weight4 ounces
Product Dimensions4 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches
Item model numberBNR Classic
Batteries:4 AA batteries required.
ColorBlack
StyleMission
MaterialPlastic
Item Package Quantity1
Type of BulbIncandescent
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?Yes
Warranty Description30 day return, 90 day warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB000BHORNI
Best Sellers Rank #93,088 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableFebruary 27, 2004
  
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Product Description

For Personal Light Anywhere, that won't disturb others. Beam N Read Classic Hands Free light delivers light where you need it. Lightweight and versatile with patented flip-up design, adjustable strap and reflector, and non-glare Ektron bulb. Ideal multi use light for reading, travel, camping, choirs, hurricanes, craft work, night walking, restaurants, theatre & many other uses. Read everything: hardcover books & paperbacks PLUS newspapers, magazines, maps and other material that can't support a clip-on light. Also use for quilting,all needlework & crafts, checking on the baby and in a power outage. Slate.com says the BNR is "remarkably useful, blessedly simple & once you have one you won't want to give it up." It's ideal for anytime you need hands free light and anywhere you need light without disturbing others. The Beam N Read keeps a steady light in front of you allowing you to turn your head or shift your book or hobby work without disrupting your light. It moves with you so there's no need to detach it or pick it up when you need to move. The Beam N Read family of Hands Free Lights also includes the Beam N Read LED 3 with 3 long lasting LEDs; Beam N Read LED 103m with 3 LEDs and 3 clip-on Magnifiers especially good for craft work; Beam N Read LED 6 with 6 LEDs delivering a wider light and 1 clip-on Magnifier; and the Beam N Read LED 6 w4F with 6 LEDs and four colored filters especially good for night work to minimize night blindness. Other Beam N Read products include the Beam N Read Notebook Computer Lights and the Beam N Read Keyboard Stickers. To see a list of Beam N Read products, use the Amazon Search Box, select "All Departments" and type in "Beam N Read"

Customer Reviews

Unlike a lot of other "book" lights, it's sufficiently bright to read without squinting.
Beauzeaux
The Beam N Read is especially nice if you do needlework, because you can shine the light exactly where it's needed & your hands are free to work on your project.
Judy Phillips
I was happy when I received this item - the first time I used it the rubber/ casing around the light bulb started to melt and the bulb fell out with 4 minutes.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Evelyn Uyemura VINE VOICE on February 17, 2007
The first such light, which had only 2 AA batteries, lasted over 10 years. When it died, I hoped I could find an exact replacement. This is made by the same company, but is designed a bit differently, and it's black instead of pink. This time it uses 4 AA batteries, which makes it a bit heavier but should also make the light last even longer.

The conecpt of this is brilliant. Instead of trying to attach the light to the book (how's that gonna work if I want to read The New Yorker or The New York Times in bed??), this one attaches the light to you, facing out at the book or magazine or newspaper or knitting--or if you're in a motel room, it will help you find your way to the bathroom.

It looks a little gorky, but it works like a charm.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kathy VINE VOICE on February 12, 2007
I've tried just about every needlework light there is and have never found one that was just right until now. It hangs around the neck and sits flat on the chest without getting in the way at all. There is absolutely no shadow at all on my counted cross stitch fabric, which has always been a problem and no cord at all to get in the way. You can get an A/C pack, but I wouldn't want it. The way it is with the battery, you don't even know it's there. You just have really good light.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Trusted.Dealer on June 25, 2007
This reading light has saved my marriage! I can read perfectly with it and not bother my spouse. In fact, the Beam N Read light is so good, that I now prefer to read with it instead of the "big" reading lamp next to my bed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beauzeaux on July 29, 2010
I bought this light back in 1998 before a trip to Africa. It's a great travel light especially if you share a room. I can read (comfortably) as long as I like without distrurbing others.
Unlike a lot of other "book" lights, it's sufficiently bright to read without squinting.

The second bulb just burnt out so rather than replace it, I'm upgrading to an LED version for improved battery life. I just hope it's as good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Judy Phillips on September 9, 2012
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I love the Beam N Read reading light! I had one for years, and it was my go-to light for traveling, reading & knitting. My daughter had decorated it with stars & unicorn stickers, so it must have been at least 10 years old, and I was sad because I accidentally left it behind in a hotel. Because my Beam N Read was so old, and I've never seen one for sale in a bookstore, I was afraid they didn't make them anymore. Not so! I was happy to see that they are available at Amazon so I ordered a new one right away!

This reading light hangs around your neck when you're sitting and directs the light onto your book or project. The light flips up & the angle is adjustable. To turn it off you simply flip the light down. There is no on/off switch. Open = On, Closed = Off. The Beam N Read is especially nice if you do needlework, because you can shine the light exactly where it's needed & your hands are free to work on your project. When you're reading in bed the Beam N Read just lies on your chest & illuminates the entire page. Unlike regular book lights, it doesn't add any weight to the book you're reading. You can use the neck strap and let the light shine toward the floor if you need to navigate unknown places (hotel rooms?) at night. Because it's hands-free, you can rummage in your suitcase in the dark without waking others.

This Beam N Read is the handiest reading/project/travel light I've ever owned. It takes standard AAA batteries, and they last a long time. Did I mention it also comes with a spare bulb? I definitely recommend this product to you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donna Hunnicutt on September 12, 2009
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bulbs do not last any time. so hard to unscrew tiny bulb and put in another and WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND NOR BUY AGAIN. WASTE OF MONEY; dh
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on October 23, 2009
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I was thrilled when my Beam N Read light arrived. I LOVED it when I was knitting at night. But after a couple of hours the bulb started getting weaker and weaker. I tried to replace the bulb with the one which came with the light. I couldn't get the current bulb out and was afaid to I might break it if I kept trying. Now I will go to a Batteries Plus and see if they can help. I really want to get my light back and functioning!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Schell on July 4, 2012
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This was one of the most disappointing purchases I have ever made. I was excited at first because I do a lot of counted cross-stitch. After using it for 2 weeks the light burned out and the strap fell apart.
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