Advertising
Advertising

5 Modern Reading Lights for Any Reader

5 Modern Reading Lights for Any Reader

Paul Marantz, a lighting professional at Jules Fisher & Paul Marantz Inc., said that the major problem with lights today is that lights are so personal. It is very vital to note that too much light[ing] is just as bad as blunt light[ing].

Dr. Faye said that when light shines from highly reflective surfaces, it’s fatiguing and especially inconvenient for older people with cataracts and eyes problems. Shaded lamps cut the flash and focus and modulate the light.

Advertising

What to Look for in Reading Lights

  • Brightness: This is the first reason you are getting a reading light, so you must ensure that it is going to stand up to the test. When the lights are low, you need to be able to see the pages on the book, no matter what the size of the letters are on the page. The brighter, the better (but not to the point that it will have a harmful effect on your eyes).
  • Durability: The manufacturing of the light will make a great difference based on its longevity. You do not want to lose out on quality reading time because the light is bad.
  • Flexibility: The light should be flexible; it should allow you to twist it to where you want it to point, and it should easily hold onto the pages.
  • Battery life: The amount of time you get out of the light matters when you love reading. You want to be careful not spend too much money on batteries because they may not last that long. The longer the battery life, the better, as the less money you’ll be pulling out of your wallet.

LightingEVER LED Rechargeable Reading Light

LightingEVER LED Rechargeable Reading Light may be one of the best reading light options.

Gently clip the light to the book that you’re ready, and turn the pages under the little lamp provided. The LED lights are soft and will most likely not affect your eyes; it is bright enough so you’re not straining your eyes to see the front of the pages. This puts more enjoyment into reading in bed.

Advertising

It is non-flickering and has a stable base so you can ensure that it is standing firm on the pages while you read. It is also portable, so even if you stay somewhere else besides home, you can still read in the dark without having difficulties. Charge it, and you are good to go.

LuminoLite Rechargeable Extra Bright LED Reading Light

Since it is made with LED light, you will enjoy enjoy a more natural light while reading even the finest of prints. The neck of the light is completely adjustable with the settings of brightness on the light.

Advertising

One of the biggest advantages of this light is that you can recharge it anytime, so you’re not going to spend much money for batteries. The clip goes right on the book, or anywhere near you that you want the light to hit while reading. It is advisable that you have the right focus when using it.

The light is also portable, making it easier to bring to wherever you’re going to be going. All of the cords that you need for charging come with the light, so you do not have to worry about buying add-ons.

Advertising

WITHit Rechargeable LED Book Light

You will be able to read in the dark like a superhero using the WITHit Rechargeable LED Book Light.

The light comes in four different colors and styles, so you can choose something that looks the best, but also works. It clips on easily to the book or to any other surface that you’re going to be reading next too. This gives you more options when it comes to reading in the dark by not having to hold a flashlight all night long.

It is entirely portable and completely rechargeable. One of the best things to take into consideration is the fact that you are not going to spend lots of money buying batteries to keep the light going.

Featured photo credit: Jez Timms via unsplash.com

More by this author

Katie jakes

B.A English Language

How To Use A Phone Number To Reconnect With Someone Simple But Effective Hacks to Buy the Right Saddlebags 4 Benefits Of The Zero-Turn Lawn Mower 5 Modern Reading Lights for Any Reader Apps to Save Time and Increase Sales for Retailers

Trending in Technology

1 7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively 2 7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Make the Most of Your Business in 2019 3 10 Smartest Productivity Software to Improve Your Work Performance 4 18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated) 5 16 Less Known Gmail Hacks That Will Super Boost Your Productivity

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising
Advertising

Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

Advertising

     

    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

      Advertising

      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

        Advertising

          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

            Advertising

            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

            Read Next