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LightWedge Reading Light Book Supplement – June 1, 2002
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"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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
-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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely the best full size book-light ever. The smaller paperback version makes wavy lines on the page but not this big one.Published 2 months ago by Netsirk
As advertised, does NOT keep up partner who is light sensitive. Just enough light by which to read. :)Published 4 months ago by comradeandlover
A marvelous design for a book light. It could be brighter and definitely less expensive. The only problem is that the LightWedge is geared to a particular book size. Read morePublished 10 months ago by JPaxson
I ORDERED THE LIGHTWEDGE HARDCOVER RECHARGEABLE but , received the battery model.My partner uses it every night and was ok with the battery model.Published 13 months ago by SteveLePage
The light is great for airplane reading. Not so much for bed poles. Cannot explain why but it doesn't work really well in my bedroom but works fine in airplanes.Published 16 months ago by Steve Goldberg
I recently thought I was going to have to move on since my ten-year Lightwedge seemed to be fading. Just needed new batteries - duh! So happy to have it back in working order. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Crystal Clear
Overall I am pleased with the performance of the LightWedge reading light. It provides ample light directly to the page without the glare of one bright narrow beam. Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by K2