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Old 10-13-2006, 12:40 PM   #46
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:42 PM   #47
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I did the same thing as Nat and had the same results. There really isn't a good booklight out there that doesn't have the pinpoint problem which requires constant adjusting to avoid the reflection. I haven't tried the beanbag light yet.
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:36 PM   #48
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I just bought one that clips over the ear for undercounter work.(don't ask)
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:26 PM   #49
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LED lamp with very long neck

Here's another interesting option. A bedside lamp with a very long neck. But it's expensive at about $100.

"As a bedside lamp, the 36-inch neck adjusts to any angle to illuminate a book and not disturb anyone trying to get some sleep. For reading or crafts, the light quality is better than fluorescent plus it doesn't flicker. Makes reading much easier than any lamp we've ever tried."
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:55 PM   #50
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Here's another interesting option.
Should'a known: C.Crane!

They have some really nice stuff but it is very pricey.

Though this thing has the looks of an excellent hobby light. I may have to look into one of them.

You haven't seen funny 'til you've seen a slightly color blind guy trying to read resistor color codes, gotta have my jeweler's loupe (to make the bands big enough to see) and my "white" light source (to counteract the greening effect from flourescent lighting). This looks like it may be a better & more usable approach than my micro-mag light. Good for a lot of other stuff too, though I'm not sure I'd get around to using it for reading.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:09 PM   #51
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Here's another interesting option. A bedside lamp with a very long neck. But it's expensive at about $100.

"As a bedside lamp, the 36-inch neck adjusts to any angle to illuminate a book and not disturb anyone trying to get some sleep. For reading or crafts, the light quality is better than fluorescent plus it doesn't flicker. Makes reading much easier than any lamp we've ever tried."
Hmmm - May have to put this on my Holiday list. If anyone tries it out I'd love to hear a report.
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:46 PM   #52
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Here are some pictures I took of the Great Point Light - 3 LED Booklight.







You could also use it as desklight.











Please note that the white bright spot on the top of the page is something that you don't see in real, it is the camera. Of course the light is a little bit brighter on the top of the page but it doesn't have this bright spot. You can see what I mean on the next picture where the spot is already much less.






Bottom half of the page.


Same story here about the bright spot.


I can't say how it works with the Sony Reader because I don't have it yet. One thing is for sure; the 3 LED light almost doesn't suffer from light and dark spots.
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:06 PM   #53
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In some tests I did with a gerber flexi light it seemed the best angle to have was to have 3 LEDS as close to the screen as possible in order to angle any reflections out of view. This also had a side benefit of making the page look very white.

I'm working on a clip light design that should mimick what I managed with the flexi-light
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:06 PM   #54
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I don't have my Reader yet but I started by modifying my clip-on light. It is the 3 LED Booklight with the two light levels (check 2 posts back).

Well....now I have four light levels:

I placed a diode with a bypass switch to drop the voltage on the chip from 6Volts to 5,4Volts and it works great!


I also cut out the external holder so you can still fold the booklight.


Well, I think it looks good.


Now...if I were only to receive my precious toy.
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I tried out the 3 LED at the bookstore. You still have the glare/reflection off the screen of the Reader.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned this interesting temporary alternative....

You can use the backlight on a Treo or other PDA with a mostly white page displayed as your Sony Reader light!
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