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While not the most popular item on everyone’s shopping list, book lights are easily the most usable items when it comes to reading books in general. That’s why today I will be reviewing the Top 10 Best Reading Lights.

I suppose bookmarks are up there in popularity, but if you are an avid reader, having light when there is none is one of the most important things to have to preserve your vision.

Recent studies show that proper lighting is a vital component to preserving your visions and reducing eye strain!

I love reading books, and at the end of the day, sometimes I really don’t want to use my room’s light.

Sometimes I like to use something easy on the eyes that won’t disturb someone next to me, and these kinds of lights are perfect for that.

With that in mind, here is my top 10 list for the best reading lights…


Best Reading Lights List:

1. LuminoLite Rechargeable 3000K Warm 6 LED Book Lights, Easy Clip on Reading Light for Bed. 2 Brightness, 2.1 oz Lightweight Lamp, 20 Hours Reading. AC Charger & Cable Incl. Perfect for Bookworms & Kids

Currently the best-selling light on Amazon and by far one of the best deals to boot.

Exceptional battery life, means I can use this thing for numerous reading sessions, and it’s portability means I can take it with me wherever I want.

It’s got a soft light to it, and the description states you could use this and not disturb someone next to you.

The included warranty is superb and really gives you the assurance that LuminoLite really know what they are doing.

Ratings are incredible with very few complaints. Most can attest to this light doing and being exactly as described.

I would rate this at #1 all day long!

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.8/5
  • Price: $16.95
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: “30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE & 1 YEAR WARRANTY”
  • Colors: Dark Black, Matt Black
  • LED: Yes – 6 LEDs
  • Power Type: 3 Power Types
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: 20 hrs
  • Built-in Clamp: Yes
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces

2. Led Clip Reading Light, Raniaco Daylight 12 Leds Reading Lamp-3 Brightness,USB Rechargeable, Touch Switch Bedside Book Light with Good Eye Protection Brightness

Another great light here. Coming in very close to LuminoLite’s in ranking, it has many great features and included perks.

The 3 years warranty that is included is amazing and is always appreciated, especially on such small and easy to break items like these.

I love how there are 3 different light settings and that it has a 24-hour battery life. It uses a USB charger type and is versatile.

With 12 LEDs, I couldn’t see myself complaining about eye strain, and others attest to its brightness as well.

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.4/5
  • Price: $15.99
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Colors: Z-Black, White
  • LED: Yes – 12 LEDs
  • Power Type: USB Charger
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: 24 Hrs
  • Built-in Clamp: Yes
  • Weight: 4.2 ounces

3. LEPOWER Clip on Light / Reading Light/ Light Color Changeable/ Night Light Clip on for Desk, Bed Headboard and Computers (Black) – Metal

What really makes this light shine (no pun intended) is it’s metal body, flexibility and light settings.

People love it’s ability to latch on very easily to even the most irregular surfaces. It does weigh a bit more, but no one has complained about that so far.

Good warranty, solid build, nice features, very reasonable price, and great customer rank. Overall, this is a great light for the money.

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.5/5
  • Price: $14.99
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: 60 days money back. 12 months warranty
  • Colors: Black, White, Silver
  • LED: Yes
  • Power Type: Plug in, AC adapter
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: No battery
  • Built-in Clamp: Yes
  • Weight: 1.05 pounds

4. LED Wall Lamp WAYCOM 6W Gooseneck Reading Light Silver- USB Night Lighting Lamp with Switch for Bedroom/Living Room – Yellow/White Color Adjustable

Very nice wall mounted lamp. With 4 different light modes and built in LED, this is a great choice!

Good ratings all around. This is a different take on reading lamps, I like this one a lot.

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.5/5
  • Price: $28.99
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: Unknown
  • Colors: Black, Silver
  • LED: Yes
  • Power Type: Operated with USB plug and 2Meters power cord
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: None
  • Built-in Clamp: Wall Mount
  • Weight: 1.25 pounds

5. acegoo Bedside Reading Light, Minimalist LED Bed Reading Lamp Dimmable Touch Switch Headboard Wall Surface Mount Brushed Nickel

What makes this light stand out is it’s touch adjustable light, it’s compact size, and it’s well built design.

Ratings are great, and is perfect if you want a focused, custom light for your uses.

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.7/5
  • Price: $36.99
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: Unknown
  • Colors: Silver/Metal
  • LED: Yes
  • Power Type: Cord
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: None
  • Built-in Clamp: Wall Mount
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs

6. Natural Full Spectrum Sunlight Therapy Reading and Crafting Floor Lamp by Lavish Home (Beige) – Adjustable Gooseneck

Less portability is more noticeable here, but the features included more than make up for it.

The flexible neck on this is very useful, making for a modern looking light with functionality to say the least.

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.0/5
  • Price: $35.87
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: Allows for full refund if not satisfied.
  • Colors: 8 Different Colors
  • LED: None: CFL-27W bulb
  • Power Type: Corded-Electric
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: Plug In
  • Built-in Clamp: No
  • Weight: 10.8 pounds

7. LIGHT IT! by Fulcrum 20010-301 LED Wireless Multi Flex Clip On Task Light and Book Light, Silver

An all-around great little light for the money. Easy to use, portable, and very functional for just about anything you are doing.

Similar to a previous model, but lacks some of the more obvious features that I might be looking for. Nice price though!

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.3/5
  • Price: $8.64
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited
  • Colors: Blue, Graphite, Raspberry, Silver
  • LED: Yes
  • Power Type: AAA Batteries
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: Varies according to battery life.
  • Built-in Clamp: Yes
  • Weight: 0.32 ounces

8. CeSunlight Rechargeable LED Book Light, Hands Free, Best for Bed Reading or Read in Car, Flexible Arm, 4 super Bright LED Bulbs, 4-level Light Control

This one is real cool. The ability to use this for floodlight or reading light is a great feature. It’s portability is it’s main selling point allowing the user to wear it and not worry about placement, batteries or cords.

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.3/5
  • Price: $12.99
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: Unknown
  • Colors: Blue
  • LED: Yes – 4 LEDs
  • Power Type: 1 Lithium battery (included)(rechargeable)
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: Varies: 6-8 hours
  • Built-in Clamp: None
  • Weight: 3.84 ounces

9. Book Light for Reading in Bed – Clip on LED Reading Light & Bookmark – Batteries Included – Great Birthday & Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers – Blue

This is a great little light that doubles as a bookmark. Reviews are good, and most say it works as advertised.

Very affordable, great for travel, and looks cool. This is a great pick!

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.0/5
  • Price: $9.50
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: Unknown
  • Colors: Black, Blue Words, Pink Flowers
  • LED: Yes
  • Power Type: CR2016 batteries
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: Varies
  • Built-in Clamp: Yes
  • Weight: 0.64 ounces

10. LED Book Light by French Bull – LED Book Light – Book Reading Light – LED Reading Light

This one is sweet. Doubling as a general book reader and kindle reader, I can see myself getting this if I was to get an unlit kindle reader or if I just needed some extra light.

It’s portability and ability to lock into position are immediate perks, and the price is very reasonable.

Color choices are nice as well.

  • Average Customer Rank: 4.2/5
  • Price: $9.99
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Warranty: Unknown
  • Colors: Dot, Mosaic Flower, Ring
  • LED: Yes
  • Power Type: Batteries (Included)
  • Flexible: Yes
  • Battery Life: Varies
  • Built-in Clamp: Yes
  • Weight: 2.4 ounces

A lot of choices, but I feel like I have covered a good spectrum of lights that you could want.


Let me know what light you liked most in the comments below!

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions and I will get back to you asap!

Best regards,

Jacob Highley

jacob@financialsuccessbook.com

  1. This is a great post!

    My wife and daughter read in bed “all” the time and although we’re in the electronic age, it’ll never replace a “good book”. Both feel the same way – books are sacred, so if you’re a page bender (like myself) or tend to open the book wide and wrinkle/break the spine, then I’m off to buy them a new one.

    That said, I’ve been VERY interested in book lights for both of them, so finding this post is very timely. I’m interested in the first two (2), but I’m not fully certain how they work. The third one shows a similar ‘clamp’ style but it’s attached to a desk. Can you attach the first two to a book cover? Or does it need to be attached to a desk/bed post/something sturdy?

    Personally (for me), I think #8 would be perfect as it’s “hands free”, however I don’t know really how much light it would generate and you did mention the eye-strain issue. Although they market it for ‘in car’ use, I can’t see people reading in vehicles as you can get motion sickness (or is that an ol’ wives tale?)

    • Most if not all of these lamps are able to clamp to most anything! Desks, books, you name it. I agree with you about #8, it is quite useful. These are some of the most highly rated on Amazon, every one produces excellent light that should meet anyone’s needs to avoid eye strain.

  2. I like to read early in the morning while having my quiet time. These lamps are great! I’ll have to decide which one works best for me!
    Thanks
    Daniela

  3. Wow, you got some really great reading light ideas here.

    I like the ones with a flexible stem, like the second one, the LED clip reading light. This one also seems to help to get a good reading experience.

    Fascinating I find the new style, clip to the book lights. I think these let my partner sleep in the beside me without a disturbing bright light in the room.

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