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How Do I Choose the Best Bedroom Reading Lights?

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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 16 July 2018
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If you are trying to choose between bedroom reading lights, then you should consider the space you have to use, the amount of light you need, and any other issues you may need to address. Many reading lights are designed to mount onto a headboard or nearby bookshelf, and use an arm with a lamp to direct the light upon what you are reading. There are also a number of reading lamps that can be placed on a nearby table or nightstand, or are part of a larger lamp. You might also consider bedroom reading lights that are smaller, such as those that can mount directly onto a book.

Bedroom reading lights are lamps designed to provide sufficient illumination for reading. Since these lights are often designed for use in a bedroom, they can frequently include functionality to make bedroom reading easier. If you read in bed while your partner is sleeping, for example, then you should look for a light that is quite small or one with a separate light for each of you and individual controls over each light.

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Some common bedroom reading lights include those that can be mounted onto a headboard for a bed or a shelf that is near a bed. These lights often have a relatively long neck, which is usually adjustable, that can be used to ensure the light is in the right area. Many of these bedroom reading lights are a great choice since they can be placed in different ways depending on the layout of your bedroom. If you do not have a headboard or a shelf near your bed, these may not be as useful a solution for you, though you may still be able to mount them to a wall behind your bed.

There are also some bedroom reading lights that are similar to other lamps and can be placed on a table or nightstand or are part of another lamp. Small desk lamps, for example, can often be used for reading in bed, especially if they have a long neck that you can adjust to illuminate your book as needed. Some of these lamps are even part of larger lighting schemes, such as floor lamps that include a smaller light with a long neck to provide reading light. These types of lights may produce too much light for use while someone else is sleeping, however, so you should keep the light output of such lamps in mind.

You might also consider bedroom reading lights that can be used directly on your book or electronic reading device. These lights, often called book lights or lamps, can be mounted directly onto a book by a clip and provide sufficient illumination for the pages of a book. There are also covers or protective sleeves for e-books or e-readers that include a small lamp, which you can use for reading in bed without bothering someone beside you.

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