This is a fantastic design. I was using a standard book light to read by, but wanted something else so I can knit while watching TV and not bother others with the light, and not have to clip it on to anything. Well, this is perfect. It has 3 brightness settings, is extremely comfortable and directionally adjustable. I ended up using it to read by as well, and got rid of my book light. Haven't recharged it as of yet, but it seems light a high quality idem.