Reported by Peggy Marsh
I have to begin today’s critique by telling you how perfect this product line was for me to review. Being that I use a magnifier in addition to eyeglasses when doing some detailed crafts, I am also super-sensitive to blue-white (LED), halogen and fluorescent lights; I find the soft yellow tones of incandescent lighting much more soothing and comfortable for me. In fact, many people are sensitive to different types of light. So what a great product for me to review and share my perspective.
When the product arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see three versions of Beam N Read… each one unique in it’s own way. So, I’ll be giving you an overview on all three of these items, all manufactured by ASF Lightware Solutions.
The first is Beam N Read LED 3. It’s light (weighs 5.5 ounces), easily worn around the neck and provides a steady stream of light for crafting, reading, etc. The light is engaged by flipping open the reflector hood, and flipping back down to shut it off. It uses four AA batteries which allows up to 120 hours of light; the LEDs never need replacing.
The next product is the Beam & Read Plus Magnifier. It holds 3 energy saving LEDs and can extend battery life to 120 hours of use. The product includes three 4″x5″ magnifiers (2X, 4X and 6X power magnification) that are interchangeable. Of course the Beam N Read can be used without magnification too. It weighs a comfortable 8.1 oz and flips open to engage the light feature.
The last product in this review is the BNR LED 6 Beamer Light. There are six LED lights with an attachable orange filter which converts the blue-white light to a softer white beam. It also allows for use of an attachable clip-on magnifier for better viewing of projects. This item weighs 8.2 ounces and still is quite comfortable to wear.
Beam N Read LED 6 Beamer Light
All of the Beam N Read projects shown are worn around the neck and have a comfortable adjustable nylon strap. The handy tool makes it easy to use light anywhere without disturbing those around you, like on a plane, or when good light for reading or crafting just doesn’t exist (camping trips, power outtages, etc.). It can be used in all circumstances where low light is an issue.
- All of the Beam N Read products are lightweight
- They are comfortably worn around the neck and rest on the upper chest
- LEDs never need replacing
- People with sensitivity to certain types of light will want to chose a model with a snap-on light filter
Leave us a comment and let us know what YOU’D use a Beam N Read for, and you’ll be entered for one of your very own. One comment per person, per Beam N Read post, winner will be selected on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.