I read every day and have been looking for a good book light. I have been frustrated by several aspects of the booklights I’ve tried. Too heavy, too bulky, light too output too low or doesn’t last, generally just poor overall quality. Out the blue, the Solar Book Light Company contacts me through my blog, LivsBookshelf, and offers me a chance to review their product. I was a bit apprehensive, not sure how much I trust all these reviews for products people have received for free. Obviously, I had to give it a try and was excited to see and try the light. I actually received the light before the email notifying that it had shipped. I created an unboxing video with Instagram, but it was only available for 24 hours and now it’s gone forever, lesson learned. I promise the next time I try something like this, I’ll post the video with the review. I was very pleasantly surprised when I received opened the package and found a device that was so light I just couldn’t imagine that it would actually work. Light in hand, I was determined not to be one of the “full disclosure, I got it for free, it’s a great product” crowd. I create a test and evaluation plan and put this thing through the hoops. Trust me, I am hard on technology even when I am careful, more on this later. The light itself can be solar charged or connected to a power source and charged using a USB cord given in the package. The Solar Light is very well, light. This makes it incredibly easy to clip onto a paperback and still be able to read. There are three settings, Off, Medium Power, and High Power. After charging it for two hours I was able to run it for over five hours on the medium, which is quite bright and the setting that I prefer. Honestly I got tired of waiting for it to die. I charged it up again via USB for about an hour and tested the high setting. I got over two hours of consistent light out of it, again got tired waiting for it to give out. Seriously, this light would survive GoT. Solar charging seems to work just as well, but how do you tell with a light that won’t die? So enough about the power, I needed to try to break this thing somehow. Have you ever listened to the sound track of Hamilton? It’s like two hours long. I bent and move and twisted the flexible neck every way I could think of until I ran out of music and my hands got tired. It still has not shown any signs of breaking or material failure. After the torture test, I have been using the light regularly for about two weeks as of this posting. I still haven’t run the battery down and I haven’t charged it again since the first day. I continue to be impressed with the durability and design of the Solar/ USB Rechargeable Led Clip On Light from the Solar Book Light Company. If you’re considering buying a lightweight, extra durable book light and you want to get your money’s worth, this should be at the top of your list.
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