I bought this item after many sleepless nights tossing and turning whilst my other half would be flipping page after page in his book,reading under the 60W light from our bedside table ;lamp. Needless to say, I was not a nice person to live with for a while and he certainly wasn't the person I wanted in my bed for a good few weeks! The light on this Tiny Tim is bright enough to allow him to read but to not disturb me as it directs the light onto the pages of the book thanks to a handy clip at the base that secures the lamp to the book as well as an adjustable stand and shade. It's certainly worked wonders! I now sleep, he now reads and we're both much happier!