The newest thing in reading at night makes more sense than a lamp, an
LED book light, and certainly a flash light. It not only creates
maximum efficiency by focusing on what you're viewing, but it can be
used for more than just reading!
This cool pair of reading glasses have super-bright white LED lights built into each corner of the lens frame. The frame holds their four small batteries and they are good for up to 30 hours of illumination. The lights automatically turn on when the frame is opened and turn off when the frame is closed.
Those little book lights, the battery-operated LED lamps that hook
onto your book... They're cute, but they have their limitations; the
biggest one being that they're not very stable on anything else but a
hardcover book. Try them on a magazine or a newspaper and watch them flop over!
huge drawback is that when you move the book, even just to turn a page,
the book light moves with it and ends up blinding your formerly-asleep partner. I can tell you that partners don't take a shine to
So the LED Reading Glasses are a winner from two perspectives. They enable you to read anything comfortably and you can keep them from waking up your partner... just don't look! (if you happen to glance at your sleeping partner, the small lights from two sources create a more diffuse illumination than the book light, so are less likely to disturb her.)
And think about the convenience of being able to use your computer at night without turning on the room lights. Though the computer screen creates it's own light, the LED Reading Glasses will help you see your keyboard!
The LED Reading Glasses are also great for searching in small spaces, like when you are trying to find your chimney flu, or replacing a fuse, or searching for wires behind your drywall.... Hands free!
In my book, the LED Reading Glasses are a winner! But there is one drawback: the glasses are only available with refractive lenses. In other words, you have to need magnifying lenses to be able to read. They are available in 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 diopter. With a lifetime guarantee.
Update: Hammacher no longer have these glasses. You can now get these LED glasses at Amazon instead. You can check out the whole LED assortment here.
Keeping you posted...
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