Lightwedge Paperback Reading Light

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Overview

The LightWedge® Paperback is the smaller version of our revolutionary new book light for nighttime reading, measuring 7.25"x5.25"x.5. The patented LightWedge technology puts all the light only on the page you are reading, with no light escaping to bother someone trying to sleep next to you. The Paperback LightWedge is sized to fit mass market paperback books. Whether reading in bed, reading on a plane, or reading in a car, this paperback book light is the perfect accessory for ...
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Overview

The LightWedge® Paperback is the smaller version of our revolutionary new book light for nighttime reading, measuring 7.25"x5.25"x.5. The patented LightWedge technology puts all the light only on the page you are reading, with no light escaping to bother someone trying to sleep next to you. The Paperback LightWedge is sized to fit mass market paperback books. Whether reading in bed, reading on a plane, or reading in a car, this paperback book light is the perfect accessory for all readers and travelers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972970167
  • Manufacturer: Lightwedge
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted March 3, 2010

    Great with nook and kindle

    I've used this with both the nook and the kindle2. The "paperback" version does not fit perfectly, but it's not bad (it covers the touchscreen on the nook, and the keyboard on the kindle2), but the page-turning buttons are still exposed. In fact, I think this works better with ereaders than it does with paperback books, since you don't have to constantly reposition it every time you turn the page.

    The light is not as bright as other book lights, depending on the circumstances that is a good thing. I prefer using the lightwedge in total darkness (no night-blindness when you turn it off), but I prefer more traditional book lights in poorly lit rooms. Reading through the plastic may bother some people, as will the uneven lighting. Those issues don't bother me, so I'm very happy with this light.

    One important point - if you are using it with an ereader, be sure to attach the extra plastic piece. It's easily missed in the packaging, but it helps to keep the wedge from sliding off the nook or kindle.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2009

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    Satisfied!

    Read reviews prior to purchase; item was delivered last week. Using it, found it to have a few 'flaws', such as 'wavy-light' as reported in other reviews. But, I found if you move the 'light' in various positions, this does NOT occur ALL the time. Basically, ADJUST IT TO YOUR OWN READING COMFORT and it WILL DO JUST FINE! I have 'other' lights which attach to the 'top' of the book, but found it to be TOO CONSTRICTING/UNBALANCED. This is comfortable to use. Regarding the 'scratches', yes, it does easily, however, I put a furniture 'polish' on the 'window-glass' to HELP PROTECT IT. (IT WORKS!) I just ordered the "ORIGINAL LIGHTWEDGE" for the Hardbook (larger book) reading.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    I have both the paperback and hardcover sizes in the lightwedge.

    I have both the paperback and hardcover sizes in the lightwedge. Love them both. I don't find the scratches that distracting. I don't really even notice the wavy light once I'm reading. Of all the booklights Ive tried the Lightwedge is hands down my favorite. I hate the cone of light you get from clip on booklights. Batteries last a really long time. They are a bit tricky to get out at first but after the first time you change them you'll figure it out. There are springs on both sides of the battery compartment so it's easiest to use your thumb nail to pull batteries on one side back and use the thumb nail on the other hand to lift up on the edge of the battery opposite. Pops right out and the others with slide out easily. My only big complaint is that when I went to use my paperback lightwedge tonight one of the led bulbs isnt working. Which pretty much makes it useless. Not bright enough to read with only one led light. Im pretty sure the bulbs cant be replaced either so I guess its probably trash now. Going to check the website. Think I'm the most annoyed about this because I have used the hardcover size way more than the paperback and the lights on that one are fine. Maybe I just bought a dud. I would suggest that if you are only going to buy one that you get  the large one. It can be used with paperbacks, even though it with be more cumbersome. The paperback size with a larger size hardcover book is terrible. Overall I love them and have recommended them to others. I think the lightwedge is kind of like punk rock, you either love it or you hate it.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2007

    A reviewer

    I have been thru a dozen or more book lights. This is the best I have found. Even though it scratches easily, I do not find the scratches to be a big distraction. The 4 AA batteries last a long time (months). Every other light I have used eats up batteries. I have been reading beside a sleeping baby for the past year and he nor my husband have woken up once because of light. I love it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Excellent for reading when you have a roommate!

    I purchased this for my 9 year old daughter to use in sleep away camp to read at night. She enjoyed using it to read. It works better than a flashlight. Some of her bunk mates complained it was too bright, but they would have complained with a regular flashlight anyway!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Great for grandparents

    I especially love using the wedge when reading a bedtime story to a grandchild.

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

    Most Excellent!!! perfect amount of light without being harsh.

    Most Excellent!!! perfect amount of light without being harsh. Yes, scratches easily, however; just go on Amazon and purchase a cheap i pad scratch protector and cut it to fit! BADDA BING! problem solved.......Oh, and make sure you get 2 (usually more than one comes in the package/just double check) and you can cover both sides.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Great product but ....

    This works great even with my 1st Edition Nook. It's lightweight and puts just the right amount of light on the page.

    The only problem is that it scratches so easily! I haven't handled this roughly at all but it has many scratches.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Not what I expected

    I really wish they had shown a real picture on the package that its a dual LED lights not a glowing surface as shown. Anyhow, it is a bit wavery as have been indicated by other reviews, but I still hope that it would work ok for me.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Best book light I have ever owned.

    The Lightwedge Paperback Reading Light was exactly what was I hoping for. It's large lighted area covers the entire page and allows me to read in near pitch black conditions without disturbing my girlfriend. The design of the Lightwedge allows me to read at any angle and view multiple pages with ease. It fits perfectly in a normal-size paperback. The battery life, so far, has been great. The only improvements I would add are: I wish that the standard Lightwedge came with a case for travel instead of having to purchase the deluxe version. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an affordable, quality book light.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    Lightwedge paperback reading light

    I have been through many book lights. Very few are bright enough and convenient to use. These book wedges are great. Great illumination. Focuses the light on the page and not much to the rest of the dark room.

    You have to move the light from one page to the next but I dont have a problem with that since I am not the fastest reader.

    My highest recommendation.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

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    Not really what I wanted!

    It works ok. Hard to hold with some books, will not work with the Kindle2. Needs more light, only two lights one at the top and one at the bottom, needs one in the middle to help spread the light more evenly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2009

    lightwedge really lights up the page

    I found this really helpful to me when THe lighting is not to good. it also let's you read in good light when someone else is trying to sleep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2009

    Perfect for regular-sized paperbacks

    I love the booklight as it highlights the entire page at once... no having to re-adjust the light to focus on the top or bottom of the page. The size is perfect for regular, small-sized paperbacks. Though you might prefer the bigger version if reading a larger paperback or hardback. The smaller one will work, but its not as easy to hold in place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Pass this one by

    If you're shopping for a decent book light pass this one by. It's not worth the money. It is awkward to use and the light streaks are very annoying. I opted to replace this with the Mighty Bright XtraFlex and I am not sorry for the change.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Outstanding product!!! Perfect for regular size paperbacks!!

    I will say, it does fingerprint easily, but not enough of an issue to change my rating.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Works pretty well, but scratches very easily

    Overall, I like this book light. It's small and bright, but does not put out a lot of extra light. I feel a bit clumsy while laying in bed trying to turn pages and manage to move the light to the next page. I also noticed a few scratches showed up in the clear plastic. I thought I was being careful with it, but obviously not careful enough! Another issue is that it is a fixed size so you will need to purchase 2 if you read both paperback and hardback books.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Not for me...

    Just seems likt too much monkeying around for me.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2009

    For Mass-Market Editions

    Many people complained b/c of the size of the light. I had no problems due to me further researching about this product. The paperback edition was designed to fit properly for Mass-Market Paperback books, which are the small books known also as dime books. The only thing that was blah about it was the fact that it's not scratch resistant but other than that it was FINE.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

    Like the light but the batteries are a problem

    I tried this book light and liked it, but in a little over a month I needed to replace the batteries and could not get them out. My husband tried and after feeling like he was going to break the light he finally removed them. I think the life of the batteries was not long enough and being so hard to remove is another problem

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