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View Poll Results: How do you use your reader front light
To read in the dark or under dim light 62 54.87%
To make the pages appear whiter 18 15.93%
Don't have one 20 17.70%
Have one but don't often use it because I prefer a lamp 2 1.77%
Have one but don't often use it because it hurts my eyes 2 1.77%
Have one but don't often use it because of color or light unevenness 0 0%
Other or combination of above 9 7.96%
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #16
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To read in the dark or under dim lighting.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #17
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #18
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When I had one, I used it for reading in the dark. That ereader's dead, so I'm now using an unlit reader. I miss the light slightly, but not enough to pay for a reader with a light. Lamps and other sources of light work just as well after all. They're just slightly less convenient.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:02 PM   #19
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To read in the dark or under (very) dim lighting.

I read mostly at night in bed in complete darkness, or in almost darkness in front of the TV. I have also used it to find things on my bedside table at night, because I have it on a very low light setting, so it does not blind me in the dark.

Like some others here, I never turn it off, even when I read during the day.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:51 AM   #20
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Off by default, i switch it on when my eye says "Hey, need more light".

I don't read in dark / really low light unless forced into it. (That is, no lamp i can switch on.)
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:53 AM   #21
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Definitely only to read in the dark. During day time I'd prefer to switch it off.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:00 AM   #22
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I only use mine in the dark and in dim light, though late afternoons can already be dim! I'd say I use the front light about 70% of the time I read on the device.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #23
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My front porch light has a 'mother detector'....similar to a motion detector however this one turns the light off when it detects my mother!
Can it distinguish between a mother and a mother-in-law??

I got my front-lit reader for reading in dim lighting and also to read when I wake up in the middle of the night and don't want to wake my husband. I keep it on 4 or 5 and I do appreciate that it makes the page whiter. In complete darkness I turn it down to 1.

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Old 09-07-2013, 09:33 AM   #24
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It's partly to read in dim/dark light (partly to not need the lamp on, for partner disturbance reasons, and partly for comfort as a spot-lamp directly on a non-lit screen gives suboptimal results), and partly to improve contrast in medium light. That's not so that the screen will appear "whiter" for aesthetic reasons; it's about readability.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #25
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #26
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I don't use it. Worried of it screwing my eyes. Even if they say front lit ones have no glare, try switching on one in a perfectly dark room. There will be glare.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:54 PM   #27
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The main use is: "To make the pages appear whiter".
The secondary use is: "To read in the dark or under dim light". In my case, this would be to make reading in dim light easier. I normally don't read (using the Paperwhite) in lighting where I would be unable to read a normal book.

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For reading in the dark or dim light, usually in bed at night, as I need to read for a while before I can sleep and wind down.

Oh, I also use it as a sort of torch when going to bed, so I don't have to turn the bedroom light on and wake up my wife.. lol.
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The main purpose of the built in front light is to be able to read no matter what the surrounding light conditions without needing to find a sunny spot or a suitable reading light, but it's also great for finding the way to the bathroom in the dark.
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The main purpose of the built in front light is to be able to read no matter what the surrounding light conditions without needing to find a sunny spot or a suitable reading light, but it's also great for finding the way to the bathroom in the dark.
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