I love to spend some quality time with a good novel immediately before turning in at night. My husband, on the other hand, is not a late night reader. In fact, you could say that my husband really dislikes light at night (see my review of alarm clocks with dim light here). As you can imagine then, my love of reading before bed can lead to a few problems!
A few months ago, I began looking for the best book light for reading in bed. I was pleasantly surprised to find a variety of options, and I'm now the proud owner of several of these that I use for more than just my novel at night.
I wanted to be able to illuminate my pages without annoying my husband. I didn't want to go through batteries like crazy. I wanted a nice soft light that would be conducive to sleep immediately afterward. And I wanted something that would be great for travel. Take a look at what I found and why I like all of these options.
It is rechargeable, and one charge provides 60 hours before needing to charge again. The illumination is diffused and soft white, perfect for your eyes. If you prefer a cool white, you have that option as well. Each different colored light has three levels of brightness. And it is lightweight and folds up very nicely. All in all this is a very good choice.
This is also completely rechargeable for up to 40 hours, has three different brightness levels, and although not the smallest on my list, it easily folds to fit in a purse.
This has four different levels of brightness, illuminates softly and not harshly, and has a built in USB cable. Best of all, it can go flat enough to mark your place when you are finished. Although I found this to be most useful while out and about, this is a great option for nighttime as well.
It has a warm white focused beam, a touch switch for dimming, and can stay connected to power so you never have to worry about running out of charge or batteries. What a great looking option that will always be right where you want it!