Actually reading the books we have collecting dust on our bookshelves is the new trend. And with an increase in reading, there’s an increase in the need for a good reading light. As is often the case with just about any product, there are so many types to choose from, but we’ve rounded up some great reading light options for you here.
What to Consider in Reading Lights
Here are a few things to consider:
- Function: Think about how you’ll be using your reading light. If you mostly want to read in bed, you may find around-the-neck reading lights useful. On the other hand, you may want to take your light with you to work or school. You’ll find some clever clip-on reading lights in your search.
- Style: Most of us like things that are nice to look at. True, some don’t care. But if you do, conduct a search to discover adorable, elegant, minimalist designs and more.
- Light Type: Do you suffer from eye strain and need a reading light that filters blue light? Or do you want the luxury of reading with light in its natural varieties? There’s warm light, cool light, or light to produce melatonin. Sometimes you may need a glaring white light to keep you awake!
Best Overall: Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light
The Glocusent LED neck reading light could not be better designed to make reading more comfortable and gratifying. Its around-the-neck ergonomic design and quality light production may satisfy even the most critical customer. The reading light runs on a rechargeable battery—up to 80 hours of reading! It has a blue-light filter to minimize eye strain. You won’t bug your sleeping companion either, as the narrow beam illuminates only the text you’re reading.
Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light, Book Light for Reading in Bed, 3 Colors, 6 Brightness Levels, Bendable Arms, Rechargeable, Long Lasting, Perfect for Reading, Knitting, Camping, Repairing
A quality around-the-neck light that's ideal for bed or wherever you need spot-on light for reading.
Most Versatile: W-LITE 6W LED USB Reading Light
You can use this clip-on reading light just about anywhere. Clip it to an edge on or near your piano, bed, or desk. Don’t worry, the anti-skid and scratch-resistant pad will protect your furniture. The flexible neck rotates 360 degrees, so you can direct the light as you need. Power the light via the USB port to a computer, power bank, or use a USB adapter and plug it into the wall.
W-LITE 6W LED USB Reading Light Clip Laptop Lamp for Book,Piano,Bed Headboard,Desk, Eye-Care 2 Light Color Switchable, Adapter Included, Black
A clip-on reading light that rotates and has versatile power sources.
Best Wall Mount: Alldio Reading Lights
No fuss here; just a quality reading lamp that’s designed to mount to a wall, shelf, or workbench. The warm, white light produces a feeling of relaxation, so it’s great for bedtime reading. Aim the reading light where you need it with the 360-degree rotational gooseneck. It’s easy to install and easy on the eyes with its anti-glare, recessed LED bulb.
Reading Lights for Books in Bed, Wall Mount Light Minimalist LED Bedside Reading Lamp Bookshelf Display Lights (3W, Warm White)
A minimalistic, mountable light with a 360-degree rotational gooseneck.
Best Light Settings: Vekkia LuminoLite Rechargeable Book Light
Vekkia clearly cares about light quality. This rechargeable book light features three color temperatures and three degrees of brightness. The brighter the light, the warmer the temperature. Each color and degree of brightness suits different activities. The warm light (30%), for example, supports the production of melatonin and is known to be gentler on the eyes.
Vekkia/LuminoLite Rechargeable Book Light, 3 Colortemperature × 3 Brightness, Reading Lights for Reading in Bed, Up to 70 Hours Lighting, Great for Readers, Kids & Travel (Turquoise)
Choose from three color temperature settings that correspond to three different times relative to sunrise.
Cutest Designs: Vekkia Cute Rechargeable 4 LED Eye-Care Book Light
Oh, come on! This reading light is super cute! Yet it also means business. It’s portable, produces three times the lighting area of single-LED lights, runs on a rechargeable battery, and offers that eye-care quality everyone raves about. While soft, the diffused light illuminates about two pages of most book sizes. It’s time to build a tent in the living room and read late into the night.
Vekkia Cute Rechargeable 7 LED Eye-Care Book Light, Clip on Reading Lights for Reading in Bed, 3 Levels, 1.8oz Super Light Weight, Up to 40 Hours Reading. Great Gift for Kids & Readers (Blue)
A mobile clip-on light that comes in four fun designs