When testing the LED device, the wearer can use the light as is, or modify the emissions with two colored filters: orange and red. LED lights are highly efficient, and use less electricity than standard light bulbs or compact fluorescent bulbs. Beam N Read itself can run for up to 100 hours on standard alkaline AA batteries. However, LED lights emit a bluer light that can negatively impact a person's sleeping. These filters are provided help to block out these harmful blue wavelengths.
The orange filter reduces the harsher blues of standard LED lighting, creating a warmer environment for reading. The red filter goes further, reducing the blue emissions and also restricting the area of illumination. Both filters work well at reducing eye-strain while reading, while the red is particularly effective at allowing one's partner to get a good night's sleep without being disturbed. In addition, both filters still provide excellent illumination on the reading material in front of you, which will be a relief to your optometrist.
As far as usage for activities besides reading, Beam N Read is a perfect portable night light that functions like a normal LED flashlight when used during the evening hours. The hands-free nature is certainly superior to a standard flashlight, allowing for more complex activities when you want to avoid repeated trips and waking others in the house up. For safety, the wearer should make sure to not use the filters while walking around in the dark, especially the red filter, as there is a marked reduction in the range of the light. As the Beam N Read runs on standard AA batteries and possesses a battery life superior to a traditional flashlight, it also makes for an excellent disaster-preparation gift for family and friends residing in areas at high risk of power outages.
If you are an after-hours reader, especially one who likes to fall asleep to a good book, the Beam N Read is for you. Thanks to its lightweight nature and reduced blue light emissions, it will make the evening hours more relaxing for you and your bedmate!
The holiday season is over now, but this makes the perfect gift for book lovers year round. Check out Beam N Read at their website, and you can also buy the light at Amazon!
- For hands free personal light anywhere; extra bright light is easy on the eyes; doesn’t disturb others
- Wide light from 3 LEDs in a row lights up 2 book pages; works with ALL Kindles, eReaders
- BNR Orange Relaxation Filter softens and warms the cool LED light and blocks energizing blue light
- BNR Red Relaxation Filter blocks blue light, reduces ambient light, & helps maintains night vision
- Alkaline AA batteries (not incl) last Extra Long 100 hours, 3-10x longer than most clip-on lights