|Item model number||33120|
|Item Weight||5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||10 x 7 x 2.8 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||10 x 7 x 2.75 inches|
Kensington 33120 FlyLight USB 2.0 Notebook Light (PC/Mac)
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- 8 ultrabright LEDs deliver clean, white light
- Flexible gooseneck puts light where it's needed
- Built-in dimmer switch gives you precise brightness control
- Powered by USB port; draws less than 90 seconds of battery power per hour of use
- Efficient LEDs burn for more than 100,000 hours of continuous use
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Eight LEDs provide an abundance of light. There's a switch allowing just four or all eight to be used. Frommy testing, I'll be using the four LED option most of the time.
This is also where the design problem comes in - and it is a significant problem.
Presumably to save a few pennies, Kensington opted not to include a reflector of any kind. At this price, unusally high for a USB keyboard lamp, Kensington certainly has the leeway to have spent the money on design and the few pennies per unit to include a reflector in the finished product.
Instead the LEDs jut straight out of the flat plastic surface. The light pattern is very hot, excessively so. The center of the light field is very bright, but also very narrow and relatively small. Even on a small netbook keyboard with the lamp fully extended, the bright light area covers only half the keyboard. Falloff of the illumination is very drastic from the center.
While there is adequate light overall, the center is lit so brightly, that the eye is fooled into thinking that the areas outside the center are dimmer than they are.
I can see why so many people complain about this. I think many overstate the issue, but at core, the complaint is valid. Kensington shortchanged itself and its customers by not including a reflector in the design. The design keeps he FlyLight from being a five-star product.
The stalk iis good. It holds the lamp in the position you set it. Everything rolls up into a compact package that will fit in practically any carrying case.
Overall, a pretty good value. Overpriced, one really poor design component, but puts out lots of light the and on/off switch is really handy.
So I believe those who pan this product are either using defective items or they are simply unreasonable in their expectations. This thing is almost too much for what it's supposed to be.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the best notebook light. It has the flexible goose neck and 2 settings. Bright enough to see very well and type in a dark room. The price is excellent!!!!!Published 13 months ago by Sandy
Decent lighting, good construction and flexibility. Light is narrowly focused requiring adjustments to view from one side of notebook to the other.Published 22 months ago by EMc260
Works well for my use. it twists the wrong way once in a while, but it does a good job. the light is very direct and handles the whole keyboard well. Very bright.Published 23 months ago by Safirestorm
The light is bright but it is extremely difficult to position it so that it doesn't produce a very significant glare on the screen. Read morePublished on July 3, 2014 by babo
I use this light a lot more than I thought I would -- comes in very handy. One objection -- the gooseneck doesn't always stay in place, so you need to twist and bend it to keep it... Read morePublished on May 20, 2014 by Driftless Bob