Originally Posted by route66
However, my sensible side is telling me to go for the lighted case. It just bothers me that I'm going to be bringing a bigger/heavier kindle around because of a light feature that I'm not sure how often will come in useful (but it's better to have it, in case).
The lighted cover is almost the same size as the non-lighted cover and the light only adds 1.1 ounces to the weight of the cover according to the dimensions from Amazon:
Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.6 inches ; 4.3 ounces
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5 x 0.6 inches ; 5.4 ounces
I really recommend the lighted cover - it's extremely convenient to always have a light on hand when the need arises.