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Old 12-01-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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Reading in darkness

Obviously e-ink is great and all that, but when it's dark, we're in trouble.

Has anyone already bought a mobile reading light that would fit with the Kindle and give an OK light at night?
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:48 PM   #2
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Obviously e-ink is great and all that, but when it's dark, we're in trouble.

Has anyone already bought a mobile reading light that would fit with the Kindle and give an OK light at night?
I got the MightyBright XtraFlex2. Clips on the case of the Kindle, very easy to read with and my girlfriend stopped growling at me when I read at night. Yay! Fast shipping. Takes 3 AAA batteries or works with an AC adapter. I was lucky, my phone charger (which is by my bed) works with it, so I usually have it plugged in there.

It's the same one that Amazon was offering, but I bought it from mightybright.com because Amazon was sold out. It's the first booklight I have ever used and I'm very pleased with it. There are threads discussing it somewhere....
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See But what about the Kindle's Reading Light?. So far, no one has reported finding a light that clips to the Kindle itself (rather than the case).
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:16 PM   #4
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FWIW, I read paper books all the time with a little headlamp I use for camping. I think it cost about 25$, which is probably more than the clip-on lights you're talking about, but I had it handy so...

Plus it's helpful for finding my way to the bathroom at night without stubbing my toes.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:02 AM   #5
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Low Cost Energizer LED Reading Light

I very rarely have a need to read away from a light source with my Kindle. However, it does happen from time to time. While camping I always use an LED headlamp for reading. I found a very inexpensive (about $5) solution that is not bulky at all in the Energizer Trim Flex LED. I found this at Target today back with the flashlights. Here's a webpage with all the specifics of this light:

http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/entrfl.htm

Because it uses the button batteries, and has no AC adapter, this is a light use device. If you need something for every night look for one with a plug.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:34 AM   #6
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Buy this light http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Bright-...9601241&sr=8-6 the full spectrum natural lighting makes a HUGE difference. I can;t stand the blue cast of LED lights.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:39 PM   #7
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You can also go the the mightybright.com website and order it directly and there are plenty of others to choose from there too.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:14 PM   #8
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I was at my local Costco today and they had book lights but they weren't with the books but in the hardware section.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:20 PM   #9
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Let me suggest something less traditional in terms of "book lights". For $9.95 you can get an I-Sight EarLight which I found very functional for reading (among other things).

http://www.botachtactical.com/earlight.html

I have used this with reading glasses as well and it works fine for me.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:16 PM   #10
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Nothing beats those nifty LED lights on Mighty Bright. Best product to read in the dark with.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #11
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I also purchased a MightyBright light that clips onto my Kindle cover. I like the 3 bulbs for wider coverage. Nice white light which I have used in a totally dark room. Very adjustable. I purchased one without the AC cord from Boarders for about $15. It uses 3 AAA batteries.



http://www.mightybright.com/Book_Lig...uctDetail.html

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:55 PM   #12
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Thank you for the pic and the link. It's also available on Amazon, for a few bucks less:
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if you do not mind a visor or baseball cap then these lights are PERFECT options:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_hg...=cap+led+light

I actually have several I use for things like working in the car, under the house or wherever I need my hands free to work on something. I know they have all manner of light spectrums to be had so one has to fit an individual needs. They too are dead cheap and last FOREVER.
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I use an old head torch that is way superseded for what I do outside. It's 3AA's, 3 LED's and a great reading light - not too bright, runs for a long time (over a week continuously if you forget to turn it off). Those are cheap now, even the $2 ones should be ok.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:36 AM   #15
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Another thread on a reading light... ACK! Please see the URL below for a well established thread on reading lights complete with some pictures as well...

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9362
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