Oh boy, this light is terrific!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 May 2021
I love reading, but I've reached an age where I need to wear spectacles - in addition to requiring a good lighting source for optimum enjoyment, especially in the evenings. We have a decent goose-neck LED floor lamp in our lounge, but it's not very practical to move around - should I want to read in the conservatory, another room, or in bed. Over the years I've wasted my money on various 'book lights' but found them all to be sadly lacking in so many ways - fiddly to use, not providing sufficient light to cover two pages at once etc, etc. Eventually, I found out about these 'round the neck' dual reading lights, and was impressed by the practical design of them. They are obviously becoming popular because there are now many companies selling them - so the choice can be overwhelming. I'm rather pedantic and fussy, and I like to get my money's worth when it comes to parting with my hard-earned cash. This is why I spent LOTS of my precious time weighing up the pros and cons of the myriad of reading lights available on Amazon, before deciding that these ones from the Glocusent brand offered me the best deal. So, was my choice a good one? You bet it was!
This is a cracking lighting device, and does exactly what I'd hoped for - gee, I'm an happy bunny! Straight out of its no-nonsense recyclable cardboard box, I could see that this was an excellent quality product. It's well made, and has a reassuring 'weight' to it, so when you place it around your neck, it stays there. It's been ergonomically designed -so is very comfortable to wear, to be honest I didn't even notice it was there once I'd got engrossed in my latest thriller. Before my first use, I charged it using the included USB-C cable, this took about 45 minutes - from an uncharged state (red light) to a fully charged status (green light).
The actual lighting options are excellent. On the rear is a mode button, which you depress to select an appropriate colour temperature: 1st press = yellow, 2nd press = warm white, 3rd press = cool white, 4th press = Off. On the end of each arm is a brightness button: 1st press = general reading, 2nd press = brighter reading, 3rd press = precision work, 4th press = Off. A particularly useful feature is that those arm lights can be operated independently. How long a fully charged unit will last before a re-charge is necessary will of course depend on your use age, and the chosen mode and brightness. I like to select the warm white mode, and set the arms to 'brighter reading' - this gives me around 20 hours of power, which I'm more than happy with. The arms by the way are completely flexible, yet stay firmly in the position you adjust them to, so you can accurately direct those beams wherever you wish.
This has definitely been one of my best investments, and it really does enhance my reading pleasure in the evenings. You may wish to purchase one of these lights for other pastimes like knitting, sewing, cross-stitching, crochet, artwork, electrical/plumbing/car repairs, anything really where you need a bright light - and remember, wearing one of these leaves both hands free! Whether you are buying one for yourself, or as a gift to someone, I think this is a great choice. It's a super product to have at your disposal, and one I can wholeheartedly recommend to other discerning Amazon customers. Many thanks for checking out my review, I do hope you found it of use.
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