Philips LED Reading Book Light
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The Philips reading light and bookmark offers you personalised reading without disturbing others around you. The Philips reading light will illuminate your book and provide a superb reading experience even in the darkest places. Its sleek paper thin design also allows you to use it as a bookmark. The LED based technology offers superior light but also a long lifetime. Choose from three illumination levels to customise the reading light to your requirements. When you're on the move, charging could not be easier with its ability to be charged via your USB port.
The dimensions are height 215mm (8.46 inches) x width 125mm (4.92 inches) x diameter 24 mm (0.94 inches).
Everywhere, just for you
Reading anywhere anytime
In our hectic everyday lives, it’s nice to be able to relax and read a good book once in a while. However, the opportunities are scarce and often conditions are not optimal for reading, especially when you’re on the move. The lighting conditions for instance are either not convenient or not good for reading comfortably. Many people find that they have to twist into awkward positions to optimize the lighting conditions which is not ideal when you're trying to unwind and relax. The reading light from Philips allows you truly relax and immerse yourself within the text that you are reading without disturbing others around you. It also makes the perfect travel accessory as its lightweight, portable and comes with its very own carry case.
Reading in bed
Some people really like to finish their day and relax by reading a book for a while in bed just before they go to sleep – but they do not want to disturb their partner, who might already be asleep. The reading light is perfect in this situation as it provides excellent illumination levels without disturbing others around you.
Reading bed-time stories
Kids also love to settle down in the evening by reading bed-time stories but when Mum or Dad switch on the general lighting it becomes far too bright for them to fall asleep. The Philips reading light is perfect for kids to use, it provides superb light levels and is cool to the touch thanks to LED technology, therefore its completely safe for kids to use.
Safe & Simple
The Philips reading light is safe and simple to use. Integrated LED technology means that the reading light is cool to touch and has a long lifetime. The reading light has three levels of illumination to choose from, simply press the on/off button to scroll through the illumination levels:
If you have it on the lowest level of illumination the reading light will last for approximately 9 hours, if you have it on the highest level of illumination the reading light will last for approximately 3.5 hours, etc.
No need for batteries, to charge the reading light simply connect the cable to the reading light and plug into a USB port. For the reading lights first charge, Philips advise that the reading light should be charged for 6 hours, subsequent charging should only require 3 hours.
Easy to clean
The Philips reading light is easy to clean, simply use the protective sleeve that the reading light comes in. This soft sleeve will wipe away any marks or fingerprints.
The Philips reading light comes with a 1 year guarantee. If you do need any help or advice at any point in time you can call the free phone Philips customer service centre, as detailed in your set of instructions.
• Innovative LED technology with long operating life
• Easy to use
• High even light output
• Paper thin
Ease of Use
• Switch on/off and three illumination levels
• Charge via USB –Once fully charged the reading light lasts for 3.5 – 9 hours depending on which illumination level you choose
• Cool to touch (LED)
• Use everywhere, store in your book
• Use as a bookmark
• Easy to clean, simply use the protective sleeve that the reading light comes in
Top Customer Reviews
To better understand my opinion here maybe it would help to explain what I was hoping for from this book light. Drawn in and deluded by the advertising I was hoping for something that was a simple joy to read, had almost no light spill, and (considering the price) was somehow a great improvement on my clip on booklight that cost me a couple of quid.
On the plus side:
+The product IS very pretty, and comes carefully packaged in a hard plastic case for protection, with a soft slip case for the clear plastic part of the product which doubles as a cleaning cloth.
+There are three brightness levels available, a feature that seems rare on book lights.
+The light provided is perfectly even, which feels to me like it reduces strain on the eye.
+The product also has an internal rechargeable battery.
This is where things start to go wrong:
-You soon miss having AA batteries which would allow you to swap out quickly when the battery goes mid-reading
-For some unfathomable reason the internal battery can only be charged by being connected to a usb cable. No mains adapter is provided.
-Taking the booklight out and repositioning it every time you turn a page interrupts the flow of your reading and quickly becomes an annoyance
-Due to the fact that you are reading through a plastic sheet the text can appear slightly out of focus and grey. This is made worse if the page isn't completely flat.Read more ›
Difficult to handle or keep it on top of a page. I am not certain why the charging is only through a USB, but once it is charged you can use it in a book for a few hours. I am thinking of sending it back. I agree about the finger marks issue, which is quite a problem, since I constantly have to wipe it.
The screen does get covered in finger marks quickly that are hard to get off but I've got used to reading through the screen with some marks and you don't notice after a while.
My only gripe is that while it looks quite sturdy it needs to be handled gently or the screen can start to come away from the body as it's only held in with double sided tape. I've just used some clear tape to strenghten it a bit.
Having said that, it's head and shoulders above any other reading light I've ever used and my partner can sleep with it on too. A bit pricey but if you're an avid bedtime reader, or travel a lot, it's fantastic.
Despite how good it looks, I didn't find the light particularly easy to use. I started by trying to constantly move the light over the part I was reading but I found it really distracting. I also managed to get a fingerprint on the light which was impossible to get off, even using the protective sleeve which Phillips recommends. I ended up just holding the light to part of 1 page and it managed to give off enough light to read both of the pages without moving it and effectively using it like a torch. The brightness was fine, bright enough to read yet not so bright that it wakes others.
Overall I found this product to be disappointing and I will be sticking to using a lamp from now on. The light is very expensive for what it is when there are lots of cheaper alternatives that do the same job. The fact that it can only charge from a USB is another negative. I think some people would probably find it easy to use but it wasn't for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Don't bother buying this keeps getting dirt on it so easily. You'll just be cleaning it all the time. Pain in the assPublished on 28 Dec. 2014 by stephen
Terribly disappointing and 3 times as expensive as more effective LED based reading lights.The Phillips light is just not a good product - difficult to keep clean - and is like... Read morePublished on 1 Nov. 2013 by Yorkshireman
fantastic buy for young kids for bedtime reading
can be easily given as a Christmas or birthday present. cheap for the use
Beautifully constructed, with the plus point of having inbuilt rechargeable battery, this is a classy product. Using it daily and very pleased with it.Published on 29 May 2013 by J. Rose
I like it but it is difficult to clean it. It'svery comfortable. You don`t disturb anybody during the read. I recommend itPublished on 14 Jan. 2013 by Ana Alberola
I bought this as a gift and have not had a feed back yet, but i asume it is greatPublished on 5 Jan. 2013 by K. Mapp
This is a device designed to help those with poor sight. My mother has macular degeneration. She found it difficult to understand how to use it because the instructions (in picture... Read morePublished on 29 Dec. 2012 by Softword Srl
I recently bought a Kindle for the first time and wanted to read in bed without disturbing my OH, so needed a light to go with it. Read morePublished on 5 July 2012 by P. Driver