If you read at night, you know there’s nothing worse than having to get out of your warm bed on a cold night to turn the lights off. Ok, actually, come to think of it, the worse thing may be having to fight with the person you share your bed with to keep the light on in the first place. Either way, reading in bed is a bit of a battle – that is, until you find the right tool for the job. Booklights have become increasingly popular over the last few years for this reason. Their nifty designs and adjustable settings are enough to make any night time reader smile in delight. In this article, we take a look at the top 10 book lights for reading in bed in 2020.
What is the best book light for reading in bed?
There are a few questions that you have to ask when choosing a book light.
- What type of bulbs does it use?
- Can it clip on to your book?
- Is it adjustable/have multiple settings?
- How long does the battery last?
- What power source does it have?
- How much does it cost?
- Is it worth buying?
So you see, it’s not as straightforward as picking any book light you come across to light up your nighttime reading. It’s worth doing a bit of investigation into the product. This is where this article comes in handy. Let’s take a look at our top 10 picks before going into a detailed review of each product.
Our top 10 picks for Book lights for reading in bed are:
As you can see from the above table, these reading lights include a range of lights in terms of size and functionality. I will give you a detailed breakdown of each one further to help you choose which one suits your reading needs. Here are the top 10 book lights for reading in bed in detail.
🥇 TOP CHOICE
- Dual heads
- Latest SMD LED technology
- 2 brightness settings
- Rechargeable 1000 mAh Li-Ion battery
- USB cable included
This small, lightweight and portable book light is rechargeable and has two brightness settings for comfortable reading in bed. Its dual heads can be easily adjusted so that it can light up two pages at a time which makes it especially suitable for larger books. The great thing about this light is that it clips directly onto your book and offers up to 20-40 hours of use (depending on the settings) before having to recharge. Priced at $14.99, it is well worth it considering the fact that you do not have to purchase batteries or keep it plugged into a power source in order to work.
👌 FLEXIBLE CHOICE
Vont LED clip on Reading Light
- Highly flexible gooseneck
- Slick Touch Switch with 3 light intensities
- 1000 mAh rechargeable battery
- Lifetime Warranty
This flexible reading light has a clip that’s adaptable enough to clamp on to not only your books but your desk or headboard as well. It has 16 LED bulbs which can be adjusted to three levels of light intensity. In addition, this reading light eliminates glare which makes your reading experience comfortable and easy on the eyes. They don’t really say how long the battery lasts, but searching reviews, people report having to charge it every second day or so. Priced at $13.99, this light is portable and easy to use due to its highly adaptable clamp.
💸 REAL DEAL
As you can gather from the name, this book light comes with all the bells and whistles. With 10 LED lamps that can be adjusted to nine different settings. It can last up to 120 hours – depending on how many LED lamps you use and the settings. The least amount of reading time you will get using all 10 LED lamps and the highest intensity setting would be 2.6 hours. Currently priced at $18.87, this light comes with some free accessories and will easily get you impressed.
📃 LIFETIME WARRANTY
Raniaco LED clip Reading Light
- Touch Switch with 3 Levels Of Adjustable Brightness
- Easy To Use With Clip Base Or Stand
- 1000mAh Rechargeable Battery
- 360 Degrees Rotating Flexible Design
- Top1 Service “Lifetime Free Replace Warranty” and Lifetime Support
This clip-on LED reading light has 3 light intensity levels for ease of use. Raniaco states the low level is ideal for reading whilst the highest level is suggested for studying. It has an easy to use clamp which doubles as a stand and the neck can be adjusted to the angle you prefer. Lasting up to 25 hours, this reading light has 12 LED bulbs to make reading in bed an absolute pleasure and is currently priced at $13.98.
💰 BUDGET BUY
The Topelek rechargeable book light is lightweight and portable making it easy to travel with. It has seven LED lights which can be adjusted to three different light intensity settings. There are also three different colour temperature settings which give you more options to achieve your bed-reading lighting requirements. At the lowest setting, you can achieve 60 hours of use before having to recharge. The clamp is padded so it will not damage the pages of your book but it best suited to thinner objects (so no clamping onto desks or thick headboards). Priced at only $9.99, this light is a firm favourite of adults and kids alike.
Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light
- 18 modes to choose from
- Flexible arms
- USB Type-C rechargeable
- Blue light filter design
- 1000mAh Rechargeable Battery
- 18-month warranty
This nifty, portable and rechargeable reading light fits around your neck making reading your book at night a breeze. It does not have to clamp on to anything and it is easily adjustable for you to get the best angle to illuminate your book. The Glocusent reading light comes with a whopping 18 settings (3 colour temperature modes and 6 brightness levels) and you can choose whether to use one light or both. The reading light lasts up to 80 hours when using one light. It also has a blue light diminishing filter which helps to eliminate eye strain. Prices at $18.99 it’s a bit higher up on the price range of the other reading lights in this review, but definitely well worth it.
This compact, little clip on reading light is portable and works with batteries making it an ideal travel or camping companion. It has advanced LED technology which mimics “natural reading conditions” (whatever that means) and is easy on the eyes. The clip-on this light is quite small making it suitable to use on the pages of your book. Even though they are not rechargeable, the batteries can last up to 25 hours on this reading light which is still impressive. Priced at $9.99, this is definitely one to consider as a travel bedtime reading light.
💪 DURABLE CHOICE
This clip-on desk lamp has 3 light settings for your reading needs. The base clamp doubles as a stand which supports a highly flexible and therefore adjustable reading light. This lamp has no less than 31 LED bulbs so you can rest assured that it will definitely produce enough light for you to be able to read but still adjustable enough to not wake up the person sleeping next to you. Being larger than the other lights on this list, it’s definitely more suited to be used as a desk lamp as opposed to clipping it on to your book. It takes up to 4 hours to charge (it does have 31 bulbs after all) and will last up to 30 hours depending on the settings you use. Priced at $14.99, it’s a good portable desk lamp which will provide more uses than just for reading.
💸PRICY BUT NICE
The Mighty Bright book light is a compact little light which provides up to 60 hours of use on a single charge. It has adjustable settings although more of dimmable adjustment rather than different settings like the above-mentioned reading lights. The book light has just two LED bulbs but still provides excellent lighting for reading in bed. Its clip fits perfectly onto book pages and the silicone neck can be adjusted. Priced at $23.99, it’s the most expensive light on this list, but it’s not named Mighty Bright for nothing!
👩⚕️ HEALTHY CHOICE
Hoogalite Clip Light
- 99.94% free of blue spectrum light
- 3 brightness settings
- 1200 mAh rechargeable battery
- Sleep Friendly
This lightweight and portable reading light is a bit different from the others on this list as it provides amber light to reduce eye strain and improve melatonin production in the evenings. This makes it ideal for those who battle to sleep at night. It comes with 3 lighting settings, an adjustable neck and a sturdy clamp making it an ideal reading light for both adults and kids. It has four LED lights which can last up to 30 hours if used on the lowest setting. Priced at $13.95, this reading light not only serves its purpose well, but it also helps you sleep better at night!
So there you have it! The top 10 book lights for reading bed in 2020. I hope this review and buyer’s guide has given you a better idea of what to look for in reading lights. These cool devices provide an easy way to keep your night-time reading enjoyable without pissing off anyone else! If they still don’t help, you might have to look into audiobooks as your next out! Either way, don’t stop reading!