TopElek Book Light, 8 LED Rechargeable Clip on Book Light£10.99
- Very Bright lights
- Option of 1 or both lights
- 2 brightness settings each arm (total to 4)
- No indication when its charged up
- (After 7 months one the lights flashes when on full brightness)
Update: After 7 months use one the arms on full brightness now flicker to half brightness and full brightness
This book light comes in a plain box, with the name of the product. It looked a lot smaller than I expected it to be, due to it was packaged wrapped up to fit into a small box. The product comes with two flexible arms on the product, which helps it to be positioned almost anywhere. Although, this is slightly limited due to the short length of the necks. That means you can only stretch it so much.
Both flexible arms have buttons on the top of both lights. You can use just one or both lights, depending on what amount of light you need. The base is a clip that clips onto books or surfaces, including kindle, or laptop monitor or computer keyboard. It could also be used for a music stand. (I now use it as a bedside lamp. My Table lamp broke so I now use this as it clips onto the side of the bedside table perfectly)
This has a good light output. It is a natural white light (not warm white, but not the cold blue-ish light. It is somewhere in-between). This means it is easier on your eyes when reading and makes things look natural, as if you were sitting outside in the daylight. I use it on my kindle paperwhite when reading as I don’t like using the back-light as it shines up into my eyes.
Ease of use
The light control of the light is easy to use. You press the button once, for half brightness, then press it again for full brightness. And as each light is individually controlled, you can have 4 settings of brightness. (or 2 settings brightness with each light facing a different object rather than the 1 object)
I used this light clipped on my laptop monitor to light up the keyboard and desk next to it before I got a desk lamp. As I previously mentioned, I use it on my kindle and it is easy to clip only an ordinary book. However, it does mean after you turn a few pages, you have to un-clip then re-clip the light. Therefore I tend to use it more on my kindle.
This light does have a downside to its design. There is no indication on how much battery is left. This means that you don’t know when the light has been fully charged up. This means that you have to guess when to unplug it to avoid overcharging.
Luckily I have a USB digital charger, that tells me the current that is in use while charging a device. Therefore I know to unplug it when i see it say 0.
If you leave both lights on the brightest setting, and do not turn them off, they will go dim after about 5 hours or more, which if you consider how small the battery must be, is rather impressive. You won’t really have it on full brightness for 5 or 6 hours straight every day anyway so it tends to last at least a full week. (I now charge it on a 2 weekly basis, it takes a few hours to charge up)
The light is well-built and easy to use. Thee light should have some sort of sign as to when the product is fully charged. As when i use my USB charger hub that shows the power use, when its full it will show 0.00a but every 15 minutes it will temporarily use 0.18a to keep it topped up, meaning it keeps using energy until unplugged
It does not seem to last very long as after a few months the light now flicker.
© Jason Smith – DragonWolf5589
Disclaimer: I was offered this product to test the product.