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A Great Kindle, Music Score and Book Light

Updated on December 26, 2015

This is primarily for people who use Kindles with no internal light, they are little lamps that will make your life a lot easier if you want to read while you're in bed.

Also, these lamps are excellent for using on real books as they have clips that won't wear out or fall apart as you use them.

There are other occasions where these lights can be very useful because they have clips, for example to light up music on a music stand.

I also, keep one in my car because I spend a lot of time waiting for my son who has music lessons. The lights are very useful in the winter months when it's dark, and make reading and writing much easier.

I can highly recommend the XtraFlex2 LED Book Light. It works on my ordinary Kindle and well as on regular books. It has a flexible holder and very easy to use.

I would go as far as describing this light as ideal if you have an early Kindle with no integral light, because this one works a treat. The light is great because you don't have to move tit around to read. The centralized light means that the beam stays on the page so it doesn't disturb others while they sleep.

My husband keeps different hours to me so I read while he’s asleep. I have tried so many different small lights and they have either fallen apart or they are awkward in some way or other. The ones that you strap on to your head give me a headache and make me feel a bit sick every time I move.

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Mighty Bright AC Adapter-100V &240V

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This XtraFlex2 LED Book Light uses three AAA batteries. You can order a power adapter to use with it because, as with most battery run a appliances, the batteries don't last very long. Also, the adapter makes the light shine much more brightly, which is useful if you're reading a kindle that has not integral light.

This light is very comfortable to use because it is lightweight, and it has a padded clip so it won’t mark or damage your book or Kindle. The clip is sturdy and can be clipped on any amount of pages.

It is on what is called a flexible goose-neck arm that lets you focus the beam of light very precisely on your book or whatever I you're reading. This is useful because I can cut out any glare on my Kindle very easily.

( If you are looking for a light that uses no batteries at all and that you can crank up, click here. )

Camping Tip

A great tip when you're camping and need a lamp to light up the entire tent. Take an empty plastic opaque milk/juice bottle with a screw top, a large size is perfect. Fill it with water and screw the top on tightly. Then tape your little light round the body of the bottle so that the beam shines into the water. It will glow like any expensive lamp!

Mighty Bright 80910 Light Cradle, Black
Mighty Bright 80910 Light Cradle, Black

This Mighty Bright cradle allows you to use your clip on light as a table lamp. It has a very strong magnetic base so it's particularly good on metal surfaces. It has a wide base so it is very secure. It has a spring loaded clip on it so it is very easy to attach you light onto it. It also has rubber feet so it won't slip. Ideal for camping or for creating a lamp.


There are 2 bulbs on the head, which you can switch on independently or together depending on how much light you need. I find that for reading in bed at night, one lamp is bright enough, and what makes it really nice is that it covers two pages at once so you don’t feel as though you’re reading through a telescope!

The light from this little lamp is evenly spread so there are no bright spots in the center of the page, which often make reading with small lamps very uncomfortable. The light is so bright I use it instead of my table lamp when I’m getting ready for bed.

The button that switches the light on is at the back of the actual lamp and very easy to find and operate.

This is the one that I keep in my car too so that I can read maps and other things easily when it’s dark. It’s bright enough for this and can be clipped on to almost anything.

I take it with me when I travel too, and it’s a rather important addition to my ‘essential gear’ when I go camping with my family.

I also use it on my music stand when I need to. It has so many uses - it's brilliant in more ways than one!

This light is not an expensive item and so it offers great value for money. It comes in lovely different colors too.

I highly recommend this XtraFlex2 LED Book Light as being a perfect light for reading in bed at night. It would make a jolly nice present for any reader.

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Ideal for reading music.The light is evenly spread over 2 pages.
Ideal for reading music.
Ideal for reading music.
The light is evenly spread over 2 pages.
The light is evenly spread over 2 pages.

Here's a link to an article I wrote about how to choose the best ereader for your child. It explains the different characteristics of different ebooks - things can get confusing!

Do you read with an ebook? What is your experience of them? Which one do you use and would you recommend it to others? Or do you prefer real books?

Please leave a comment and thank you so much for your visit.

© 2013 Giovanna


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    • Adventuretravels profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from UK

      @smine27: Great! Thanks for your visit.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      This is something I definitely need to get for myself.

    • Adventuretravels profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from UK

      @DANCING COWGIRL: Yep I do my Squidoo lenses this way. Thanks for your comment.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I like to use this type of light with my keyboard also. Great for a little late night computer work without turning on all the lights.

    • Adventuretravels profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from UK

      @lesliesinclair: I know - it's been great to have such a powerful light that can be used for so many different things. Thanks for your comment.

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      5 years ago

      That looks like a surprisingly effective and handy portable book light. I can't get over how it lights up that music sheet.


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