Book lights for reading in bed are technically encouraging “bad” habits, but staying up past your bedtime is worth it to finish that chapter! We’ve researched and reviewed some of the best options around to help you choose the perfect reading companion. But first, check out these features to consider when searching for a new book light.
Light Source - LEDs are a common source for portable book lights, but our top pick actually uses incandescent bulbs!
Bulbs - More bulbs usually means more brightness at your disposal, but that depends on your preferences.
Brightness Control - Having multiple brightness settings ensures you’ll never be blinded or squinting when you should be reading!
Material - Plastic and metal are the most common materials. You may prefer a plastic book light for taking traveling.
Power Source -Disposable batteries, rechargeable batteries, and plug-in power are the main options available for powering your light.
Duration - How long does it last? LEDs have long life spans, but batteries, unfortunately, do not have the same power!
Ready to read? Of course you are! The top pick and budget pick summarize our favorite options among book lights, but there are a lot of options out there that we included, too. Everybody will love your new book light--especially your sleeping partner!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019