For Personal Task and Mobility Lighting When Traveling
The versatility of a Beam n Read Light makes it a good choice for traveling and camping where personal lighting can be needed for a wide variety situations and locations.
Key Features: hands-free; versatility; use anywhere; longer battery runtime
"These Beam n Read Lights would work well for any travel task where you needed your hands free, from rooting around the backpack to reading on a train to writing in your journal at night. If you're traveling with a baby you could change diapers in a hotel room without lighting up the whole room."
- Tim Leffel, PracticalTravelGear.com
Whether you are traveling across town or around the world, Beam n Read Hands-Free Lights meet a wider range of needs than other portable, personal lights. Mini-flashlights aren't designed for knitting or reading or other tasks that need hands free in cars or planes. A clip-on book light is okay for reading hardcover 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. And the clip on red filter reduces ambient light enabling you to read or work on a red-eye without disturbing the person sleeping in the next seat.
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, knitting, reading, other personal tasks, and even cooking. The clip-on red filter helps maintain night vision when shifting between lighted and dark conditions.
Beam n Read Hands-Free Lights have longer battery runtime and keep on shining when most other personal lights have gone dim. Runtime with standard alkaline batteries is 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 lights use AA batteries which are the most commonly available batteries worldwide. And with the optional USB Power Kit you can plug into USB sockets on planes, cars, RVs, hotel rooms, etc. to save the batteries for when you're on the go.
With a unique combination of features, accessories, versatility, and battery runtime, our patented lights are unmatched by other portable, personal lights. Included accessories vary by model.
*Battery runtime measured per the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 Standard. Note that many headlamp and clip-on light companies measure to dimmer criteria to claim longer runtimes than their lights would measure per the FL-1 Standard.
In the world of travel gadgets, simpler is usually better - and there is no better example of this than the Beam N Read personal portable LED light.
...Using the Beam N Read in real life is where I realized that this simple looking product really performs perfectly ... the light is also perfect for working on your laptop in your bedroom (or on a dark plane), reading a book in the dark or even for some extra light in your tent...Best of all, the prices are very reasonable ... All in all a very simple and effective product.
Scott Carmichael, Executive Editor,
An ingeniously designed, very bright hands free light
on an adjustable neck strap that lets you read materials that don't
work with clip-on lights, such as newspapers and magazines.
Jamie Pearson, Editor/Publisher,
TravelSavvyMom.com, (2010 Bronze Award, Best Travel Blog, Society of American Travel Writers)
Travel Tech: Low-Priced Essentials for Every Trip There's lots to like about this little lamp on a lanyard. Most importantly, it's plenty bright to illuminate your personal space, whether reading (any electronic or paper-based book, magazine, etc.) or taking an evening stroll from your cabin. It can shine 120 hours at full blast, up to ten times longer than other battery-based booklights (which will crumple a map or newspaper under their weight). It's easy to use: just flip the head up or down to turn it on or off. And it's got a flat base, in case you want to rest it on a table or the ground. It also comes with a clip-on red filter, great for tiptoeing out of a tent without blinding-or stepping on-your mates. Scott Tharler,
Fodor's Travel Intelligence: Travel Blog
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)
I just had to add that this light truly is a delight to travel with. It doesn't take up much space, is light to have around your neck, you can adjust it to where you need the light to be and it doesn't bother anyone else in the process... I used this light on my trip and I do believe it will be my traveling companion for now on. Thinking of getting my mother one and my older friend who has trouble seeing.
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
We have a baby and two young kids - the smallest of which was strapped to me.
These wearable lights, with adjustable angles that light your path with bright,
battery-saving LED light, were exactly what we needed... I also love that
they use batteries so much more sparingly than traditional book lights and other
flashlights...I also like
how it's small and packs flat right in the side pocket of my favorite carry-on.
Shelley Rivoli, Award Winning Author,
Of course, the [Beam n Read Light] has numerous other helpful travel and childcare applications as well. Here are some of the best as I see them:
You need to tiptoe around a dark hotel room without waking your child.
You finally get a chance to read (or perhaps knit) on the airplane, but don't want to risk turning on that overhead light above you and your sleeping child.
You need to brush teeth in the campground rest room, but have nowhere to set a flashlight.
You are orientationally challenged on a road trip and need to consult the map.
You want to find your way around the campground without blinding everyone in your path - a common problem with the "head lamps."
These Beam N Read lights would work well
for any travel task where you need your hands free,
from rooting around the backpack to reading on a train to writing in your
journal at night. If you're traveling with a baby you could change
diapers in a hotel room without lighting up the whole room. And this would
solve a problem I had a lot when backpacking: figuring out a way to play
cards in a poorly-lit cheap hotel room. Tim Leffel,
Davey is 3 and he is a little leery about the dark..this will be great for him to wear when we are outside at night. We often have camp fires...Davey gets so scared when we leave the fire to walk back to the house. Problem has been solved using the Beam n Read.
I wish I had this light years ago when we did a lot of camping as a family. It would have enabled me to properly read and craft around the campfire! Not to mention negotiating my way to the camp facilities in the dark with children in hand. Pearl Blay,
Oreo likes to read Simply Fat Quarters. Image courtesy of SewCalGal
Whenever I am on the road traveling I take it with me.
If any of you have ever tried to hand sew in a hotel room I know you'll agree... the lighting is awful.
This light has 6 led bulbs and throws off a nice amount of light making hand sewing much, much easier.
It has a hinge to allow you to adjust the direction of the light. Love that... This would also be great for those of you who take classes.
It does not weigh much, hangs around your neck and provides light right where you need it.
Karen Kay Buckley, Professional Quilt Teacher Of The Year - 1997, Author, & Award Winning Quilter,
Bright Idea, Once you've finished dining with the captain, it's time to retire to your cabin berth, perhaps to read. But what if the cabin light is no good for reading in bed? Enter the Beam N Read (about $20), an inelegant but remarkably bright LED book light you can hang around your neck or lay flat on your chest to illuminate the pages. It works much better than book lights that clip onto the book itself. Alec Ross
CanadianGeographic.ca Gear Blog
I've grown to like them for use around the camp,
especially now that my camp
is at a site without electricity. They allow me to read, find my way to the
bathroom, or do small chores without using my travel trailer's battery to run the lights.
They are absolutely great for camping...
I've even cross-country skied with my old one. There are various models, but ours is the simplest...one bulb and 4 AA batteries. (Laura, crazyguyonabike.com)
The handy tool makes it easy to use light anywhere without disturbing those around you, like on a plane, or when good light for reading or crafting just doesn't exist (camping trips, power outtages, etc.). It can be used in all circumstances where low light is an issue. Peggy Marsh
This was a life saver for my reading habit in dimly lit European hotels.
Much better than any clip on book light I tried. Also good for crafts.
….. I love this product and plan to give it as a holiday gift. (Susan,
Have owned a Beam N Read for 10ish years, love it ... camping reading
light! Everyone agrees your lights are the best reading lights anywhere!
I really love your light. I use it a lot when traveling. (Illinois)
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