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Insignia™ - Reading Lamp

Model: NS-CFLRLSKU: 4976202

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 362 reviews

89%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for hurricanes

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    Dman
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    I bought my first one before hurricane Irma just in case. I used it when we lost power for 5 days. I only used it during the hurricane for cooking and personal care in the dark. The one battery that came with it lasted the whole time. Now its almost 15 months since then and it still lites up with original battery.. It has a clip on it so you hang it almost anywhere. The lite bulb part has a flexable cable thats seems pretty strong no problems , so i bought a second one for xmas presents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Light where you want it

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    HilltopHermit
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    I read 'most everywhere I go, but sometimes the light isn't so good. Tablets and many e-readers provide their own light ("front light"), but books and some e-readers don't. A book light is an inexpensive solution. This one has a clip to attach to a book or e-reader. The flexible neck allows you to position the light however you want it. It runs on a single AAA battery and has two levels of light. I haven't had it long enough to say how long the battery will last, but AAAs are cheap. It does what I want a reading light to do, so five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    Coolbreeze123
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    This book light has a lot of things going for it. It's bright, has two different brightness settings depending on your preference, and uses AAA batteries which are much cheaper to replace than those that use smaller batteries like you see in watches. My only complaint is that the battery pack faces the wrong way. In my opinion, it should clip to the outside of the book so it is easier to manage. If I try to clip it on that way now, the flexible neck has to be twisted around in order to angle the light properly so it illuminates the page.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Do you know how hard it is to find a book light?

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    HappyasaClam
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    This has far exceeded my expectations for the price I paid. This bright, but not too bright book light is perfect. It has 2 lighting modes and a clip. It comes with batteries and that is it. I give it 4 instead of 5 stars because it was a pain to get the battery cover off to put them in. Other than that, it is great. It took me a while to find the book light without spending 25/30 dollars. And WOW it was worth the time spent to find it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap solution that works well

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    phillies3454
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    As with a lot of Insignia products, this reading lamp is cheap and straightforward, which is exactly what makes it a good buy. I needed a basic reading light, and this has worked well for me so far. My only criticism is that the battery included with it wore out pretty quickly, so just make sure you have at least one extra AAA and you should be good. I've only used it on books, so I can't really speak to how it would work on other products

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Hard to clip on laptop or anything else

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    BSNJ
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    Light from device is fine for a little light. Problem is I can't clip it to anything without it just sliding/popping off. Tried the screen, base, power cord. The shape makes it impossible to sit next to keyboard unclipped for a light so sort of useless for my needs. I have to try to lean it against something and keep very still. I did return the 1st one as it fell apart placing the battery in but customer service let me exchange no problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this!

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    Sami
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    I got this light so I could read books at night. It works perfectly! It has two light settings; I haven't even bothered with the dimmer setting. The battery needed to be changed after I read one book, but I was happy with the length of time the battery lasted. The packaging suggests clipping the light to the book but I just clip it to the shirt I'm wearing. I definitely would recommend this light to anybody.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reading without irritating

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    FrPeter
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    I like to read in private, and I sometimes want to read in bed while my wife sleeps. With this I can read in a darkened room in my private cell of light or in bed without waking my partner. It is light enough to clip to the book, flexible enough to avoid pointing in someone's eyes, and bright enough to make reading possible. I wish I had had it sooner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adequate

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    Rhyno218
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    The lamp works great. There are 2 brightness settings, however, there is not a huge difference between the two. The only other thing I would say could improve this reading lamp would be a longer shaft in order to use it at a greater height above whatever surface its clipped onto and/or have more options in regards to directionality since increased length would allow even more flexibility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    close-up photography application

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    Algas
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    I use a pair of these LED reading lamps to manually focus my macro lens in dark environments and for setting up my tripod; the flexible neck and clamp allow for positioning the lamp for even illumination, though often I use flash for the final exposure.These lamps are a big help for a very reasonable price - and use only 1 AAA battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    does the job

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    Supergirl
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    I hate having to go turn on a light in another room and then go back to turn off the light in the room I am in. I don't always have my phone on me and besides don't like running down the battery on it by using the flashlight. I carry one of these in my phone bag and also have one by my recliner and on my bed stand. I also use it to read if the power goes out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job Well

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    TheLew37
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    You've got to get the clip positioned with the right amount of paper otherwise it will slide right off. Once you have the clip fastened with the right amount of paper, it does a wonderful job! Love the price for it too. The battery that comes with it has a very short life, but other than that, it is a really good buy for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best little light ever!

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    Kolokid
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    Great, compact and portable! Use it to see my reading material while working out on cardio machines at the gym. Placement of the machines has made lighting inadequate and this little light has made a world of difference! Nice and bright so I can see perfectly while working out. May consider buying a second one for the home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful little light

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    reviewer180424
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    I would give it 5 stars for just the fact that it works with a normal battery, an AAA. For reading in the middle of the night the light is too strong and blue. I guess that's typical for these tiny reading lamps. I ended up wrapping a yellow plastic around the light in order to dim it (and filter out the blue).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let There Be Light

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    Ethanplus1
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    I found this little wonder in the clearance section for a randy price. My wife has a book light that I use from time to time that doesn't always suit the size of the books I read. I returned her light the moment I used this for the first time. It has 2 brightness levels and clips onto your book no matter the size. Physical media is NOT dead!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bookkight

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    Dwayner
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    Picked this up for my wife who likes to read in the car while I drive. Like the fact it uses regular batteries and easily replaceable. The other lights we have tried all use expensive button batteries, this one does not. Since it's LED it should last for awhile. Wife likes the "beam spread" of the light as she reads. All in all a great find.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little reading light when more light needed

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    JimmyB
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    This is a convenient little reading light when more light is needed. I wish the flexible neck was a little bit longer, but it is not bad. LED light lasts a long time on one battery. Be careful in storing it when not in use so you do not push the on/off switch and drain the battery. Good idea to have a spare battery around when traveling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice quality, very bright

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    Tina
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    I use this light for reading before bed, and found that the blue LED light was a bit too bright. I remedied that by taping a small piece of orange tissue paper over the light. Now it's a nice warm-tinted light that helps relax me while I read :) I also bought one for my mom, and she really likes it as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Really cheap

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    Nick
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    This light was a replacement for a more expensive book light for my Kindle. I purchased this because of the cheap price not knowing the construction was even cheaper. The switch never worked correctly from the time I bought it and should have taken it back. Spend a couple more dollars and get a decent light, avoid this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Bedtime Reading Light!

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    Cole
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    My daughter hated having on a big light or lamp while she was reading in bed at night. I came across this one while shopping for other things. She totally loved it. This was just the right amount of light she needed to read her book & not have too much light.

    I would recommend this to a friend