into the Night with this Compact Book Light, January 21,
If you love reading in bed in the dark, then the Light Voyager
will impress you with a very adaptable cold cathode fluorescent
light. This uses 4 AA batteries or you can order the Light
Voyager adaptor: ASIN: B00061OGGC. With all the reading around
this house, the batteries don't quite last as long (I read for
hours and hours at a time and in two days I need to change
batteries) and I find the light dims slightly instead of just
dying out. So, if you read a lot, I'd highly recommend the
adaptor. Since there is really no light bulb to replace, you
don't have to worry about bulbs breaking, overheating or dimming
due to the color changing or a film covering the light.
If you attach this to a book with the batteries installed, the
weight is heavier than other book lights so an adaptor seems to
be the perfect solution. You don't actually have to attach this
light to the book because it is very adaptable with a rotating
light with a maximum arm rotation of 270 degrees. You can
actually set this light anyplace and shine the light directly
onto your book. The lamp head itself can rotate 180 degrees.
I've set this light on the bed and had the light shine up into a
book when using the batteries. If you read with a book in your
lap, the weight of the batteries is not an issue.
When you place this light on a book, the light shines across
both pages so you get a fully illuminated right page and a
slightly less light on the upper left corner on the left page.
It seems this light works best in total darkness. You can shift
the light position slightly to the right to illuminate the upper
left corner. Adjusting the actual lamp head also changes how the
light filters over the pages. It took me about a week to figure
out all the ways to use this light.
A flashlight in the middle of the night.
Will light an entire room just enough so you can walk around in
the near dark.
Reading while traveling
To use this with paperback books, slide the clip over the back
cover and 15-20 of the pages. This works very well with
hardcover books and when you put the light into a position, it
stays there, unlike other lights I've tried. With the Itty
Bitty, I had noticed a tendency for the light to nose dive to
the page on occasion. The bulbs also had to be replaced quite
often because of a silver film that seemed to form on the bulb.
The entire light folds up into a compact item you can toss into
your purse or luggage when traveling. So, if you are looking for
a lightweight reading light, then use this without the
batteries. If you want a light that travels well and can be used
with batteries, then this is an excellent choice. I bought this
item after reading all the reviews and have been very satisfied
with this product.
Alpaca Wool Throw
Cozy Cat Sleeping on Books Carving
Books and Cats, January 7, 2007
If you love books and cats, this is perfect as a paperweight for
your desk or looks beautiful anywhere you place it in your home.
I have one of the original ones that open up and only have one
large book (the top book with the burgundy finish), but have
been thinking about buying a second one and the one with two
books is even cuter. My box/book has a hinge on the lid with a
space to store items and the same cat. The carving is rustic and
beautiful and the wood has been polished and then painted to a
lovely finish. I like seeing the cat sleeping on the books and
every time I see the box it makes me smile. I first found this
item up at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington and couldn't leave the
store without buying it.
~The Rebecca Review
Happy Eyes Reading Lamp
The light everyone will want to use..., January 7, 2007
The Verilux HappyEyes Floor lamp is an especially versatile
light with numerous applications. It will brighten your entire
desk while typing and is perfect to use while reading on the
couch, in your favorite chair or basically anywhere you choose.
Even while working on projects like knitting, puzzles or crafts,
this light is very helpful. I bought this for my husband for
Christmas and keep stealing it while I'm reviewing.
This makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves to read. My
husband loves it because it makes maps look especially bright
and clear. He says the colors stand out more and I love the way
it brings out the text in books. If you don't want to move this
from room to room (although it is not too heavy), buy two or one
for each desk or one for the office and even the bedroom.
I could use at least three of these around the house because I
rarely stay in one room for very long. Some of the ways I've
used this lamp is to see when reading, but you can also brighten
a room by pointing the lamp at the ceiling. The super flexible
arm allows the light to point in any direction. There are also
two brightness levels so you can decide on the brightness you
prefer. The advantages of this light include:
Less Glare - the light has a special glare reducing Parabolic
grid that covers
the light bulb
Long lasting 27 Watt bulb - Flicker free bright white light that
simulates natural daylight.
A free utility tray was included and can be attached and removed
very easily. Perfect if you want to leave your reading glasses
or a pen and paper by the lamp. I wasn't sure how this style of
lamp would fit into my home, but it actually looks good in every
~The Rebecca Review