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Uses of Beam N Read ® Hands Free Lights

Personal Light Anywhere, Anytime™


The Most Useful Portable, Personal, Hands Free Light For:

A Beam N Read Hands Free Light is particularly well suited for Reading, Needlework (quilting, knitting, crochet, etc.), Travel, Camping, Emergency, Parents & Caregivers, Seniors, and for those with Special Needs. However, the range of uses is almost limitless.

The Beam N Read Hands Free Light from ASF Lightware Solutions is a versatile, portable, personal, LED light that is worn around the neck and lights up personal space. Often compared with clip-on "book lights", a Beam N Read Hands Free Light delivers much more flexibility. It delivers a wider light than clip lights, easily works with newspapers as well as books, and provides anywhere, anytime lighting for tasks like knitting or writing without disturbing others. Battery life is a lot longer so the ongoing cost to use one is less. Standard alkaline batteries last for 100 hours in the Beam N Read LED 3 Hands Free Light with 3 bright LEDs. This compares to book lights with similar or less light that advertise battery life of 100 to 40 hours. Batteries in the Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light with 6 bright LEDs last for 50 hours compared to 10 to 30 hours advertised for clip lights with similar or less light. The utility of a Beam N Read light is further enhanced with its support for clip-on Relaxation Filters, large clip-on hands free magnifiers, and AC and vehicle DC power adapters. Included accessories vary by model. You would have to buy several other lights to get the same functionality as just one Beam N Read. When you want an energy efficient, hands free LED flashlight with long battery life, a Beam N Read is the answer.

Buy Beam N Read Lights and other ASF products
at specialty stores, or here on Readinglight.com
ASF Lightware Solutions encourages you to support local & specialty stores
If you are unable to find what you need, give us a call toll-free at 1-800-771-3600


Book Light | Reading Light | Kindle Light | Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light

Reading Books, eBooks, Newspapers, Maps, Music; Writing Journals; and A lot More

As a Reading Light | Book Light | eReader Light - the Beam N Read Hands Free Light has its own page!

As a "book light", a Beam N Read Hands Free Light easily covers 2 hardcover or paperback book pages. Contrast this with a typical clip-on book light that illuminates only one page at a time. And, with paperbacks, the clip periodically needs to be unclipped and shifted when turning pages. Few of these "attachable" lights work with newspapers, letters, or other soft materials. A Beam N Read is truly a "Reading Light" that makes it easy to get extra light to read anything including newspapers, maps, magazines, and even a flimsy medication instruction sheet. And battery runtime is a lot longer than clip lights resulting in a more economical light to use. For example, the 3 LED Beam N Read Hands Free Light is brighter than a leading brand's 6 LED light with battery runtime ten times longer.

And Beam N Read is the only reading light that offers clip-on Orange and Red Relaxation Filters to block blue light when reading in bed at night. Blue light delays sleep and there's a lot of blue light in unfiltered white LEDs. The Orange Filter warms and softens the light while reducing blue light. The Red Filter additionally reduces ambient light which is helpful for a bed partner extra sensitive to light. Included filters vary by model. A Beam N Read works well for tasks such as choir members needing personal lighting for reading music. And a Beam N Read also works well for writing in journals, diaries, or even making plans on napkins or the backs of envelopes in a dimly lit restaurant.

Recommended: BNR LED 3, BNR LED 6-3, BNR Classic


Kindle Light | eReader Light | Nook Light | Beam N Read LED 3 Hands Free Travel Book Light

Beam N Read eReader Light | Amazon Kindle Light | Nook Light | Sony Reader Light | Kobo Light

As an eReader light, the Beam N Read Hands Free Lights nicely light up the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader, etc. Since it's worn around the neck, unlike a clip-on light, there are no issues about attaching the light to a device or the extra weight on a reader. It works with all eReaders whether naked, skinned, or covered. And it will light up any size eReader and with a lot longer battery runtime than any clip-on light.

Did you know blue light delays sleep and there's a lot of blue light in white LEDs and LCD screens. So whether your reading a tablet with an LCD display, a backlit eReader, or using any unfiltered LED light, your light may be delaying your ability to relax and fall asleep. Beam N Read is the only personal light with clip-on Orange and Red Relaxation Filters to block blue light. The Orange Filter warms and softens the light while reducing blue light. The Red Filter additionally suppresses ambient light which is helpful for a bed partner extra sensitive to light. Included filters vary by model.

The 3 LED Beam N Read is perfect for eReaders and delivers extra long battery runtime. For those with "not so young" eyes, try the 6 LED BNR LED 6-3 for an extra bright light. For those who prefer traditional filament bulbs, we continue to offer the Beam N Read "Classic". The versatility of a Beam N Read means it is not limited to just being useful for book reading. It can be used for a wide variety of tasks and as a hands free walking light too!

Recommended: BNR LED 3, BNR LED 6-3, BNR Classic

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Knitting Light | Quilting Light | Needlework Light | Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light

Hand Quilting Light | Knitting Light | Crochet Light
(Also for Sewing, Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Embroidery, Appliqué, & Crafts)

As a Needlework Light, the Beam N Read Hands Free Light is so useful it has its own page!

Beam N Read Hands Free Lights get enthusiastic reviews from quilters, knitters, and other needleworkers. Especially those who have used other lights. (see Needlework Light page).

Recommended: BNR LED 6-3, BNR LED 103M, BNR LED 3


Travel Light

The versatility of a Beam N Read Light makes it the better choice for travelers. Mini-flashlights aren't designed for reading or knitting or other tasks that need hands free in cars or planes. A clip-on/clip-to/lie-on book light is okay for reading books but doesn't handle newspapers, maps, or instructions on paper well nor do they work for quilting, knitting, etc. A Beam N Read Light handles these easily and frees travelers from inadequate lighting in cars, planes, trains, buses or hotels. At night, when street or other lighting is not sufficient, a Beam N Read becomes a handy walking light illuminating the traveler's path while leaving hands free. The extra long battery life is a real plus on the road or in the air, especially in case of power failure while traveling. And the clip on red filter reduces ambient light enabling you to read on a red-eye without disturbing the person sleeping in the next seat.

Recommended: BNR LED 3, BNR LED 6-3


Travel Light | Camping Light | Beam N Read LED  Hands Free Light

Camping Light

A Beam N Read Light is great for lighting personal space when camping whether outdoors or in a tent, RV, or cabin. It fills a different need than other lights. A lantern is good for area lighting, a flashlight for hand held spot lighting both near and far, and a headlamp for hands free lighting when engaged in vigorous activities. Worn around the neck, a Beam N Read leaves hands, pockets, and heads free. A Beam N Read provides steady, personal space lighting for walking around camp, reading, knitting, other personal tasks, and even cooking. The extra long battery life keeps them shining when others have gone dim. Some models include a clip-on red filter to help maintain night vision when shifting between lighted and dark conditions.

Recommended: BNR LED 3, BNR LED 6-3

Amazon Listmania: Camping gear for travels with Babies & Toddlers, list by Shelley Rivoli author of Travels With Baby.


Emergency Light | Power Outage Light | Beam N Read LED Hands Free Light

Emergency Light | Power Outage Light

As a Power Outage - Emergency Light, the Beam N Read Hands Free Light is so useful it has its own page!

A Beam N Read works great as a hands free light to illuminate personal space during power failures 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...

Recommended: BNR LED 3, BNR LED 6-3,


Baby Light | Child Care Light | Caregiver Light | Nurses Light

Beam N Read's versatility makes it an ideal light for parents, nurses, and all caregivers of infants to seniors. A Beam N Read provides hands free light anywhere children and patients are. As baby gear, a Beam N Read is great for changing diapers in the middle of the night without needing to turn on a room light. The red clip-on night vision filter is especially useful when checking on young and not so young sleeping children and adults. The softer red light reduces the chance of waking them while helping maintain night vision when turning the light off in a dark room. A Beam N Read enables nurses to check on sleeping patients without needing to disturb them (or roommates) by turning room lights on. The broad base enables the Beam N Read to lie stable on a bed when light is needed from below instead of above. Beam N Reads are handy when needing extra hands free light caring for dependents and patients of any age.

Baby Light | Childcare Light | Caregiver Light | Beam N Read LED Hands Free Light

Recommended: BNR LED 3, BNR LED 6-3


Seniors Light | Special Needs Light

Beam N Read lights provide assistance to individuals with vision difficulties that come with aging. Bright light from 3 or 6 LEDs (depending on the model) make it easier to read, write, knit, or engage in personal tasks anywhere, anytime without being dependent on sufficient light from fixed or environmental lighting. Clip-on filters included with some models can be used to soften the light and reduce the hazards of blue light. Large clip-on acrylic Fresnel accessory magnifiers that come with some models provide additional help for those with minor vision challenges. Please note that due to the acrylic Fresnel design, these magnifiers are not intended for those with very low vision. ASF Lightware Solutions also offers several Low Vision Aids including high visibility keyboard stickers and cellphone keypad stickers, high visibility playing cards, and sleep switches for cassette tape players used to play talking books.

A Beam N Read light also provides assistance to individuals with the physical challenges that come with aging, from various disabilities, or sometimes due to accidents. When it's dark, with a Beam N Read worn around the neck, users aren't dependent on having a steady hand available to hold a flashlight, a steady head for a headlamp, or a nearby object to attach a clip light. Hands are left free to push a wheelchair or hold on to a walker, crutches, or railing, or to carry something while the Beam N Read lights the path immediately in front. Beam N Read lights provide wheelchair users task lighting where they sit without needing to rely on room lights that may not shine enough light to their chair. The light is turned on/off by flipping the reflector head up/down so operating the light is more accessible for those whose fine motor skills make pushing a small button difficult. These lights are very useful during power failures, night strolls, or lighting the path in a darkened theater to find standard or handicap seating.

Do you prefer the warm lighting typical of incandescent bulbs compared to the cool "daylight" type light typical of LED lights? Just snap on the orange filter that comes with the BNR LED 6-3 to warm and soften the light.

Recommended: BNR LED 6-3, BNR LED 3, BNR Classic Twin AC


Night Work Light | Special Purpose Light

Night Work Light | Astronomy Light | Beam N Read LED 6 Hands Free Pilots Night Vision Light

Two Beam N Read LED models are useful for those who work at night or in the dark such as backstage workers, campers, pilots, police, hunters, fishermen, astronomers and star gazers. These lights help maintain night night vision when needing to switch between lighted and dark conditions. The Beam N Read LED 6 Hands Free Night Vision Light (BNR LED 6-3 w4F) is the standard 6 LED light plus 4 clip-on color filters. The red filter is good for maintaining general night vision while green and blue are preferred for map and chart reading. The pale orange filter softens and warms the LED light. A special version of the 6 LED light, the Beam N Read LED 6 Hands Free Pilot's Night Vision Light (BNR LED P) uses 6 red LEDs plus a red filter to provide an even better red light for maintaining night vision. A third model, our original night vision light, is the Beam N Read Classic Pilot's Hands Free Light, which uses an Ektron filament bulb and a clip-on red filter.

Recommended: BNR LED Pilot, BNR LED 6-3, BNR LED 3,, BNR P (classic)


Summary

A Beam N Read Hands Free Light provides a better portable, personal, hands free light. With other lighting products, consumers may need multiple versions for just one type of use and multiple products to handle a variety of tasks. Beam N Read is unbeatable for its versatility. Filters and magnification then add even more utility. And with its longer battery life, Beam N Reads are more cost effective and energy efficient too. Beam N Read Hands Free Lights consistently receive acclaim from product reviewers and customers and have stood the test of time from long time users.


Buy Beam N Read Lights and other ASF products
at specialty stores, or here on Readinglight.com
ASF Lightware Solutions encourages you to support local & specialty stores
If you are unable to find what you need, give us a call toll-free at 1-800-771-3600

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