Lighting is a must-have on all emergency supplies lists. A Beam n Read works great as a hands-free light to illuminate personal space during power outages and provide hands-free task lighting. Whether to walk around in the dark, prepare dinner, knit, or read a book, a Beam n Read provides personal light for a wide variety of tasks when power is out. The extra long battery life compared to other products keeps the Beam n Read shining after others have gone dim. The snap-on red filters on the BNR LED 3F and BNR LED 6-3F help avoid night blindness when switching between light & dark conditions. Other products generally don't offer or support filters as an accessory. You can even run it off a car battery with the optional Vehicle DC adapter or the USB Power Kit.
Beam n Read lights shine an extra wide, bright, and cool light to personal space. No need to sit near a candle or lantern with dim light on your work area. You can have bright light to work anywhere. The reflector head is adjustable for optimum positioning.
Beam n Read LED Hands-Free Lights last longer and keep on shining when most other lights have gone dim. Standard Alkaline batteries last for over 100 continuous hours when using 3 LEDs and over 50 hours when using 6 LEDs. Even longer during normal intermittent use. Many bright flashlights don't even last 10 hours. Beam n Read Hands-Free Lights use AA batteries which are the most commonly available batteries.
Perhaps most important, Beam n Read Hands-Free Lights perform nicely for both mobility and task lighting. Beam n Read lights are uniquely useful for seniors and the disabled who need a hands free, steady light when moving about in the dark using a cane, walker, or wheelchair or just needing hands free for stability. With its flat base it can be used as a mini table lamp such as sitting on a bathroom counter to give light for washing up.
Unlike "book" lights that were designed to clip on printed books, our lights also work hands free with soft materials such as instructions on loose sheets in an emergency supplies kit, as well as newspapers and magazines and even the labels on medication bottles. They also work with all models of eReaders. Unlike headlamps, they won't shine in a companion's eye's when you look up at them.
The Beam n Read LED 6 Hands-Free Task Light and the Beam n Read LED 3 Hands-Free Travel & Reading Light both give a choice between cool daylight-type light or warm incandescent-type light. A clip-on orange filter shifts the LED light to a warm and softer light by reducing blue light. This is useful for those who find the daylight-type light from LEDs too stressful on the eyes. The filtered light is also more relaxing when stitching, reading or doing other tasks in bed at night.
Our patented lights provide a unique combination of features, accessories, versatility, and battery life unmatched by other portable lights. Accessories include clip-on filters, AC and vehicle DC power adapters and a clip-on magnifier. Included accessories vary by model.
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Product Reviews from magazines, newspapers, and websites
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Most useful equipment during a power outage
A Beam n Read brand hands-free light. It's advertised for quilters, knitters and other needleworkers but believe me this unit is the most useful light in our house. It runs on a few batteries. The unit has a strap that hangs around your neck. The unit itself rests on your belly. You adjust it so the light hits whatever you're working on. Hands-free operation. A switch allows you to use three or six LED lamps. The light is uniform and so steady you can use it to read.
George Hohmann, Business Editor,
Charleston Daily Mail
When electrical power fails, we need all the light we can get. The Beam N Read light is effective because it is worn around your neck leaving your hands free for other things; it is a useful addition to flashlights and lanterns.
Pam Grossman, Disaster Preparedness Trainer
I don't know what I did before I had my Beam N Read 6 LED Light (the IHAN clan now has four in our emergency bag). Who would have ever thought that a portable light would come in handy for so many things. Certainly not me....but all of that has changed. The Beam N Read Lights are indispensable during bad weather. Our electricity went out and I grabbed our emergency bag and took out our Beam N Read Lights and each one of us put one on. Our hands were free because the lights are on an adjustable strap around our necks. It is tough to use your hands while holding a flash light...our Beam N Read Lights just hang around our necks...The Beam N Read Lights are perfect for all hand needle work, sewing, reading, taking evening walks, and camping. I use mine while we travel too. Kelly Jackson,
McCalls Quilting: McQ&A your questions...our answers: Emergency evacuation is ordered! Your sewing machine, pressing and cutting tools, and fabrics for a current project are already in your car. What 5 other items from your quilt room do you take with you?
Quilter's Rule® Quick Quarter for making pieced squares
I would certainly keep this handy for when there is a power outage as the light leaves my hands free to do tasks safely wherever I go. Lit candles in the house with 3 cats around is just asking for trouble! Pearl Blay,
Getting light where you need it I found the Beam N Read to be a useful device when I'm outside doing night photography and I keep it handy for times when storms knock out the power to our house. Ric Manning,
The Gizmo Editor
I enjoyed using this for night walking around my house and yard, when I
might have used a flashlight. I think this is a great item to have for
utility use around the house, and emergency use for the home, office or
car. Being able to have a good hands-free light with long battery life is
great for emergency preparedness.
I've also found myself using the Beam & Read for
nonliterary purposes, such as descending into our poorly lit basement, or
ascending into our equally poorly lit attic. It would be especially handy
in a power outage.
An item you weren't sure you needed quickly becomes indispensable
Superior to book lights or headlamps
Susie Ziegler, Fabric Crafts Specialist,
I have had one of the original [classic] ones... I taught school on Guam for 14 years. It was used during power outages, typhoons and even during the aftermath of some earthquake damage. There were years that we lost power everyday for a few hours. Lots of papers were graded using it. I even used it to walk at night. It has been used during lots of travel in Europe and Asia too. It is still going strong... Now that I am living back in South Carolina, it still gets used for bad storms and even for just reading books, etc. It works great with my Kindle. Gail, SC,
Love it - really great for power outages. Much more practical than a head lamp or a clip on book lamp...We just came off a three day power outage from a series of large snow storms. Our Beam N Reads were amazing - put it around your neck and go on your way in the dark hands free... We don't know what we would do without them. A wonderful, practical gift - better than a lot of useless junk out there! Vianne, CA
I purchased one of these at least 15 years ago. I originally purchased it so I could see my knitting of dark yarns better but have pulled it out everytime the lights go out, my family fights me for it but I won't give it up! It's better than any flashlight out there. My original one finally died today... I can't tell you how happy I was that it's still being manufactured. I guess good products stand the test of time.
They are absolutely great for camping and put out enough light that I can cook in the dark in a pinch.
I highly recommend the [Beam N Read Classic Hands Free Light]. I have used it for years.
It hangs around your neck and provides a wide area of light for easy reading. The light goes on when your head is lifted, and the angle can be adjusted. ...
It's great on airplanes when the overhead light doesn't work. I keep it by my bed in hotels to use for reading, to get up at night or in case of a fire alarm and evacuation. I have used the light many times in our home during power outages. (J.S. International Travel News)
My Beam N Read is about 6 years old and has been through several
hurricanes.This light is great. (Port Charlotte, FL)
We recently had a two day power out storm here and, once again, my
Beam N Read saved the day.
I've always found it to be the best product of it's kind on the market. (Bainbridge Is., WA)
My Beam n Read was the only source of light we had for several days
during Hurricane Wilma. We were so glad we had it! (Deerfield Beach, FL)
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