I usually don’t accept products other than books for review because I want this site to remain an only book reviewing site, however every reader needs a good book lamp, and today I am reviewing and giving away two awesome book lamps!
First and foremost, I received both of these products free for the purpose of this review and was not required to write a positive review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
The giveaway instructions are after the reviews of the lamps.
Color Spectrum LED Desk Lamp with USB
The Color Spectrum LED Desk Lamp with USB is the next step in our color changing family. The sleek, streamlined base glows in the color of your choice. Select whatever color you’d prefer to see on the base by using the touch activated controls. Or if you’re in the mood, have the color cycle through the 256-color spectrum! The 7” shade and flexible rubberized neck provides OttLite Natural Daylight LED Illumination exactly where you need it. With 3 brightness settings, super bright white OttLite LEDs rated to last up to 40,000 hours, and a 5V, 2.1A USB port to fully charge your smartphone and tablet, the Color Spectrum LED Desk Lamp with USB is perfect for any room. With OttLite Natural Daylight LED Illumination, you can see details clearly and reduce glare & eyestrain so you can do what you love, longer.
While this lamp was not designed for the purpose of a book light, it definitely gets the job done and does it while looking super awesome in the process. I’ve had this lamp for almost a week and it has very quickly become one of my favorite lamps because of the flexible neck, multi-brightness settings and the colored base.
The lowest brightness setting is the one I recommend for book reading at night, especially if you have a roommate that would prefer to sleep while you read 🙂 The USB plug-in comes in handy so you can charge your phone/tablet and I also had my speaker charging on it. Though it doesn’t charge quite as fast as it would if plugged into the wall, it was nice to just plug into the lamp.
The light that this lamp provides is a crisp, clear light that does indeed reduce strain from the eyes. It’s very bright but it doesn’t cause the paper to glare, even at night, and its efficient for any type of detail work. My sister used it while she was working on her latest sketching project as well as while she was making jewelry and she loved the lamp both times! Overall, I give this lamp a full 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it!
Rated: * * * * *
LED Book Light
The OttLite LED Book Light features 6 super bright LEDs to brighten your books and magazines. With a strong yet flexible neck, the LED Book Light holds position wherever you need light. A sturdy, no-slip clip holds tight to reading materials and the light also has a base to stand on a tabletop. Use the LED Book Light with 3 AAA batteries or plug it directly into your computer using the USB cord (included). Its multiple uses make the LED Book Light perfect for the home, office, computer work or traveling. With OttLite you can see details clearly and reduce glare & eyestrain so you can do what you love, longer.
This book light is the ideal little light to brighten your pages. With the clip attached firmly, it is not easily broken and the neck rotates in almost any direction desired. Just like the Color Spectrum Lamp, the light is clear and crisp and doesn’t cause any glare whatsoever. It provides just enough light to keep you from squinting at whatever you’re reading (or writing) but is also reduced enough to keep it from distracting others who may be in the room.
The only thing that slightly disappointed me about this light is that with the clip, one might want to clip it directly to their book and read that way, however the base of the light is so heavy that it pulls the paper backwards, making reading almost impossible to do unless the light is clipped to a hardback. But the clip is firm when attached to a table or any other hard surface, and it does stand very well on its own so it does its job well enough.
Overall, I give the Ottlite book light 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to those who enjoy reading at tables.
Rated: * * * *
Giveaway Starts: 5/16/16
Giveaway Ends: 5/30/16
Winner Announced: 5/31/16
Two names will be drawn; the 1st name drawn wins the 1st prize. 2nd name drawn wins the 2nd prize.
1st PRIZE: Brand new Color Spectrum LED Desk Lamp with USB; identical to one featured in the first review. (Worth $70) Link to product.
2nd PRIZE: LED Book Light; identical to one featured in the second review. (Worth $15) Link to product.
Before entering this giveaway, please know that I am not holding the prizes and I will not be shipping them to you. I will need to give your information to the manufacturer in order to have it shipped from their storehouses, so please make sure that if you are under 18 that you have permission to enter from your parents.
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I have a way to keep track of all the entrees and I will have a name randomly drawn and announced on May 31st. Good luck to all the participates and thank you for reading!