Beam N Read Reading Lights Review #turkeyhunt

Reading Light by Beam N Read ~
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Reading Light From Beam N Read

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See how well they can see their cards?

Recently I got to review a product that I absolutely love. It is the reading light by Beam N Read. It is a light that you hang around your neck. There are so many uses for this product including reading, travel, camping, emergencies, childcare, crafts and so much more.

One reason that I really wanted one was for when the power goes out.  I have 2 kids that get really bored when there is no electricity in the house.  They usually try to play cards under candle light, but that is difficult.  You have to keep the candles at a safe distance and where the cards are facing them, the candle light shines around the cards, which makes them still hard to see.  With this, they can see their cards great!  The better they can entertain themselves during power outages, the less they whine about how long it will be before the electricity comes back on. 😉

I tried out the LED3, while  Dawn reviewed the LED6. The LED3 has a wide and bright personal light from the 3 LEDs that do not burn out.  It’s back panel slides open to install 4 standard AA batteries (included) which lasts 120 hours at full brightness.  It also comes with a clip on red filter for maintaining night vision. It is amazing how much light it gives off.

My friend Dawn tried the LED6 model.  It has 6 LED lights instead of 3.  It takes 4 standard AA batteries (not included) that last 50 hours at full brightness using 6 LEDs, 100 hours using 3 LEDs.  It has 2 clip-on filters: Red for maintaining night vision and orange for a softer light.  This model also comes with a Large 4″ x 5″ Acrylic Fresnel Magnifier for detail work .  It attaches to the light with an adjustable clip-on hinge in either vertical or horizontal position.

She reads in the car a bunch and this model is perfect for her because it comes with a magnifying glass.  Plus she loves the feature to where she can pick between using 3 led lights or 6. Dawn also used hers recently during an extended power outage {during Hurricane Sandy}. She says that the reading light gives off an incredible amount of light that actually illuminated the entire room when she set it on the table. This made the power outage left bothersome and safer for she and her family.

Optional Beam N Read Accessories Available from ASF Lightware Solutions (not included)…

AC Adapter for AC power(does not recharge batteries)
Vehicle adapter for DC power from vehicle (does not recharge batteries)
Magnifier kit CL3M with 3 Fresnel Magnifiers (2x,4x,6x)
We both love our reading lights!  It amazes me at how everyone wants one for different reasons.  I was telling my mama about it and she said she would love to have one for my dad while he’s camping.

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About Johnetta Dawson

Johnetta is a happily married, stay at home mom. She babysits and home schools her very talented, artistic daughter. Her athletic son goes to public school. She also has a beautiful motivated step daughter and a very handsome grandson. Johnetta loves gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.


  1. Sandy VanHoey says

    I like that it has the Extra long battery life

  2. Sandy VanHoey says

    I’d give to my daughter who does a lot of reading

  3. I like to read some nights after everyone else has gone to bed, so I’d use it for reading!

  4. Sherry Compton says

    I would use it for reading in bed.

  5. Sherry Compton says

    I like that it can also be an emergency light.

  6. Cindi Decker says

    I would love this for my kindle. My husband is always complaining about the bedside lamp on but I need to read to get to sleep.

  7. Gina Brickell says

    Great to use during power outages.. Hands free!

  8. Gina Brickell says

    I would use the light for reading in bed. I love to read before going to sleep, but when my husband is at home in bed it irritates him soooo bad!

  9. i use it to read or use it when the peow goes out

  10. reading and of course emergency power outages.

  11. i like that it is hands free

  12. Brenda Burgess says

    I like that it is a good reading tool

  13. Brenda Burgess says

    to read at night in bed

  14. meegan whitford says

    I like that its handsfree led light and has long battery life

  15. reading a map at night in the car

  16. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says

    I like that you can take it with you anywhere.

  17. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says

    I would give this to my husband, he reads a lot more than I do.

  18. I could use it while camping

  19. Paul T/Pauline T says

    I like the Beam N Read ® Hands Free Lights – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  20. Paul T/Pauline T says

    to read my books at night – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  21. I like these lights because I crochet and read allot. I could do both much easier with this light without bothering the rest of the family.

  22. I would definitely use this for my crocheting and reading.

  23. to read once my son and husband are sleeping.

  24. I love crossword puzzles.The more difficult the better. The light would be used to work on a puzzle instead of using an overhead lamp.Can’t keep the hubby up.

  25. My vision is not great so this would help with reading in bed 🙂

  26. I am elderly and live alone and have vishion problems.I can think of so many ways this would help me. I alsi am a reader and have trouble geting the lighting right.

  27. I would use it a lot with my Kindle Fire. I would feel beter abot electric outage.I could find items I have dropprd ans so much more.

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    I have 3 cats that do not get along well. they also have anoying habits that this might hrlp.

  29. these are good for power outages

  30. I would use this for reading in the car at night

  31. Brandi Price says

    Just hopping through! 🙂

  32. I’d use the reading light to light up the keyboard on my laptop in the evenings instead of using a full room light.

  33. Unique accessories include clip on filters and clip on magnifiers

    this I like :o)

  34. ANGEL JACKLYN says


  35. I would use a reading light for that dark area in my hallway.

  36. I like that you wear it around the neck keeping your hands free.

  37. I like that it is a a great Kindle Reading Light.

  38. I would use it to read at night without waking my daughter.

  39. Definitely for readng or going down my back stairs without having to use the big light.
    Carol L

  40. I love the fact that it’s hands free and can be used as an ememergency light during power outages.
    Carol L

  41. I have a 13 year old who is a superslueth reader and actually SNEAKS her reads at night when we have sent her to bed. She gets into a book and can’t put it down…just like an old grandma. ME! (well, I am not THAT old but am a granny). anyway, I’d get this for her to read for all her worth….as I think it’s a great thing and could never snuff out her passion for it. Ever. Reading helps you build vocab for ALL subjects and she has not problem in school. I do believe it is because of her reading love. I’d only be concerned there is ENOUGH light to see well without strain. thanks!

  42. I would use it to read especially when the power goes out.

  43. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I like that it has clip-on magnifiers and I’d love to have it for power outages

  44. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I would give the light to my husband to use for reading in bed or for magnifying.

  45. I’d use it for crossword puzzles.

  46. Jeanette Jackson says

    I’d like to say Happy Holidays to everyone.

  47. Amanda Alvarado says

    I would give this to my dad so he can read no matter how much light there is!

  48. Megan Parsons says

    I’d use it for reading in bed at night!

  49. Ellen Levickis says

    Extra long battery life

  50. Love that you can get a magnifying glass attachment … would be great for handwork!

  51. I would use it while crocheting or hand sewing.

  52. This would be so nice reading a book in the bed, or while doing my cross stitch.

  53. I like that it’s hands free & has a long battery life.

  54. Cheryl Chervitz says

    I would like this at night when its just me up on the computer. Then the whole room wouldn’t be lit up.

  55. Cheryl Chervitz says

    I like that its hand free and the battery lasts long.

  56. love the sound of this would give to grandmal for reading

  57. I would use it for reading in bed.

  58. I would like the Night Work Light…

  59. I would use it for reading at night…

  60. Reading.

  61. Since it is worn around the neck, it also works with newspapers and loose documents.

  62. I like that it’s hands free and wider than a traditional light. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. micheal dale grim says

    i read myself to sleep every night so this would be great for me!!!

  64. Richard Hicks says

    like the High Visibility Playing Cards – Poker Size

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  65. Richard Hicks says

    would use around the home but also take on camping trips

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  66. I am constantly reading so I’d probably use it for night time reading!

  67. Kathy Davis says

    I likr that it is Hands Free!

  68. Melanie Schemanski says

    I love that it is hands free and uses LED lighting

  69. Reading Pandemonium while my sister sleeps!


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