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LightWedge Reading Light Book Supplement – June 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Misc. Supplies
  • Publisher: Lightwedge; quit edition (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0641077491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0641077494
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.4 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #525,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"An innovative, sleek new design for a more efficient and streamlined book light." -- Publishers Weekly, May 27, 2002

"Night-time readers with roommates, bedmates, or seatmates will totally love this reading light." -- New York Magazine, Best Bets, July 25, 2002

"Not only more effective, also more stylish than those bulky plastic flashlights on a clip that pass as reading lights." -- Fast Company, September 2002

Customer Reviews

It is a pain to turn the pages and move the light.
Anand Aidasani
Designed for large format paperbacks or normal-sized hardbacks, the LightWedge is a piece of art in design and works great.
J. Herndon
Although, you do need to be careful with this because it does scratch rather easily, being plastic.
Michael from NY

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

187 of 191 people found the following review helpful By Anand Aidasani on December 16, 2002
Format: Misc. Supplies
This is a great little gadget if you don't mind spending [money]on a light that isn't all that great for either bed side reading or traveling.
The way it works is two light emitting diodes are built into the black handle of the unit. They are powered by 4 'AAA' batteries. The light shines through the plastic screen. Thus, much of the light is captured (not really, but it is easier to explain this way) within the plastic panel. When placed over the pages of a book, the light captured in the panel is sufficient to read the page.
First, the Pros:
-Great Design and well engineered.
-Adequate light if you really share a bed with someone who can't stand even the smallest of clip on book lights.
Cons:
-Expensive. ...
-The light weight plastic screen will scratch, as the unit doesn't come with a case. Throw it in a backpack or a briefcase for a few business trips and you are sure to scratch this up. It's best left on the bedside table, ideally in a book as a bookmark or in the box it came in.
-Not great for mass market paperbacks. It is a pain to turn the pages and move the light. The smaller the book, as mass market paperbacks are, the more you have to juggle the book and the LightWedge. So, if you read primarily paper backed books or are a very fast reader, it will get annoying to use this product.
-The light is adequate; I would not say it is ideal by any means. This book light is not nearly as powerful as the classic Might Bright and thus you may find that your eyes are strained when reading for extended periods of time with this little gadget.
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78 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Michael from NY on October 14, 2003
Format: Misc. Supplies
I decided to buy this book light after being unhappy with the Itty Bitty Book Light. I felt the IBBL did not light up the pages enough, especially if I was reading a hardcover. I have used the Lightwedge now for about 2 months now and I am very happy with it. I find it illuminates the entire page evenly, and it is definitely enough light to read in the dark. Some have complained about the cirlces of light it produces, I have noticed this but after you get used to reading with this product, the circles are no longer noticeable or distracting. Although, you do need to be careful with this because it does scratch rather easily, being plastic. I noticed it had a lot after only using it for a very short time (the reason I gave 4 stars), yet when held against the page, you can not see them except for maybe one or two which are very faint and are not distracting or make it difficult to read at all . It only becomes noticebale when you hold it in the air while it is on. I do recommend keeping it in the box because that is the best way to keep it from getting damaged. I am also looking forward to getting the paperback version- this version is a bit difficult to read with mass market paperbacks- and it comes out late November 2003. The Lightwedge website says August 2003 but I think it was held off. Some websites now have pre-orders for November 28 of this year. If you are looking for a new book light, take a chance on this one!
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By "johnb0123" on November 5, 2002
Format: Misc. Supplies
I do a lot of reading in bed and tried the Itty Bitty Book Light. I could never get it to stay right where I wanted it, and it seemed like the bulbs burned out all the time. LightWedge is really cool! The light is bright white (there's a low setting also), never needs replacing, and it doesn't get hot. Since it lies flat on the page, I thought it might be a pain to have to move it when flipping pages, but it's really light (in weight) and I hardly notice. Actually I kind of like it because when I'm done, I just leave it in the book as a bookmark. It's thin so it doesn't hurt the binding. I highly recommend it. Really neat.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kcorn TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 11, 2004
Format: Misc. Supplies
I think I've tried nearly every book light on the market, since I'm read in bed and my husband doesn't like the lights left on. The Lightwedge book light is the FIRST one that not only keeps his side of the bed nice and dark but illuminates the pages of my books without any harsh glare. It actually looks as though the book pages are lighting themselves, with a nice, even glow and NO distracting overly bright areas.
I'm giving these as holiday gifts to all the readers I know. Would be perfect for college students who have room mates yet need to stay up late studying.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 2003
Format: Misc. Supplies
I've had my light wedge for about 9 months, and it's gotten pretty scratched up during that time, but the scratches don't distract or impede my reading at all. I've found the light to be plenty bright-- in fact I normally use it on the low setting. I've traveled with it and just stick it into my book & pop it in my bag. Unlike with clip-on lights, there are no little pieces to break off. I've taken it camping and found it really useful for reading maps in the car without distracting the driver too much. And so far I haven't had to change the battery, even with nearly nightly use.
I deducted a star because of the scratches-- although like I said they don't impede my reading-- and because it is a bit of a pain to have to keep flipping the wedge over to the next page.
The wedge is definitely designed to sit on top of the page, not under it as another reader suggested-- if you place it under the page you can read the writing on the other side of the paper, which would be distracting.
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