5 Best Kindle Reading Lights in 2020 – Reviews and Buyers Guide

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If you are a total bookworm like me, you know there is no better way to forget about life’s everyday stresses than immersing yourself in the characters and fantasy world of your latest book before you sleep. You also know the worst thing about reading at night is having to leave your comfy bed to turn off the light or that grouchy partner complaining about said light while you are in the middle of that nail-biting plot. Even if you have switched over to the wonderful paperless world of Kindle you may still have the issue of having to switch off the lights as some models of Kindle do not have a backlight. Kindle reading lights are the perfect solution to that pesky light problem. In this article, we look at the five best Kindle reading lights in 2020.

Why do you need a Kindle Reading Light?

Kindles use E Ink screens to display text, which is easier on the eyes when reading for long periods. However, with no backlight, you will still need a light to see the text, just as you would with a printed book. In fact, only the Paperwhite and the Voyage can be read in the dark without external light. Long periods of suboptimal lighting conditions can cause headaches and eye strain which is not ideal just before bed. 

This is where Kindle reading lights come in handy. The design of reading lights takes into account the required level of brightness to prevent eye strain while still providing enough light to illuminate your Kindle without disturbing your partner.

What is the best Kindle Reading Light?

A quick online search yields endless options for Kindle reading lights. Now the question then becomes which one of these reading lights is worth purchasing?  What are some of the features you may consider before selecting a reading light?

  • Brightness

This a delicate balance. The light should be bright enough to ensure that your eyes don’t strain during reading but not so bright that it causes you to squint. 

  • Usage time and power source

If you’re like most avid night readers you can spend hours reading. Having the light die on you while at a critical point in your book is less than ideal. Rechargeable lights are more environmentally friendly. However, you may not always have a charging port available.

  • Portability

One of the main reasons for purchasing a Kindle is having all your favourite reads at your fingertips without actually lugging the books around. Your reading light should be just as portable as your Kindle.

You’ve got a lot of options out there, but don’t worry, this handy article has narrowed it down for you.

Here are the 5 best Kindle reading lights in 2020

NamePriceLink to Reviews
TopElek 7 LED Reading Light$9.99Amazon Reviews
Vekkia Bookmark book light$12.99Amazon Reviews
Energiser Clip-on Kindle Reading Light$9.99Amazon Reviews
Ytuomzi LED USB Rechargeable Reading Light$12.99Amazon Reviews
PERFECTDAY 12 LED Reading Light$10.95Amazon Reviews

TopElek 7 LED Reading Light

Top Features:

  • 9 modes.
  • Fast charging time.
  • Lightweight and portable.
  • 7 LED lamps.
  • 60 hours of battery life

This nifty reading light offers 9 easy changing modes in total, featuring 3 temperature colours with 3 brightness settings. It has a built-in fast rechargeable lithium battery that provides up to 60 hours of reading time (setting dependent). LED lamps to provide more stable and comfortable light than common incandescent lamps, protecting your eyes from shining hurt and radiation. The flexible neck of this reading light allows for perfect adjustment according to the user’s needs. An adjustable clamp permits a secure grip on ebooks, laptops, and books. The portable and lightweight design makes this reading light a perfect travel companion.


Vekkia 1600K Amber Reading Light

  • Amber light
  • Direct USB charging port
  • Lightweight and bendable.
  • Ultra-thin design.
  • 70 hours of battery life

The Vekkia Amber light is the perfect bedtime reading light as it eliminates 99.5% of harmful blue light. This model offers 3 different colour temperatures (amber, natural, white) with a step-less dimmable function. The rechargeable lithium battery will provide you with 70 hours of reading time. The built-in USB can be plugged into any USB charging port mitigating the need for yet another cable. 


Energiser Clip-on Kindle Reading Light

Top Features:

  • Compact and portable.
  • Advanced LED technology.
  • Batteries included.
  • 25 hours of battery life

This compact, portable reading light comes with advanced LED technology which provides plenty of visibility for reading, but still easy on the eyes. Even though it is not rechargeable the light has an impressive run time of 25 hours. The over-sized versatile spring clip easily attaches to Kindles, books, visors, or any other surface that is 13mm thick. 


Ytuomzi LED USB Rechargeble Reading Light

Top Features:

  • 360° flexible arm.
  • 30 minute charge time.
  • 4-hour battery life
  • Lightweight and portable.

This ultra-thin LED reading light features an Eye-Friendly LED panel that helps you enjoy reading without straining your eyes and disturbing others. The light comes with a 4 level adjustable brightness reading lamp. The reading light has a rechargeable battery with a built-in USB charger that can be plugged directly into any USB charging port. The 360° flexible arm allows you to adjust the light to any angle you need. This LED book light can serve multiple uses as the clamp can easily attach to shelves, cupboards or laptops. When the clamp is detached, the reading lamp can be used as a bookmark. 


PERFECTDAY 12 LED Reading Light

Top Features:

  • Adjustable
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • Built-in USB charging.
  • 60 hours of usage time.

This small, lightweight light has an impressive 12 LED eye-friendly lamps with 3 brightness modes (warm, cool, white). The dimmable blue light filter protects the eyes thereby ensuring a comfortable reading experience. The USB rechargeable battery can last up to 60 hours which is perfect for marathon reading sessions. The neck is made from bendable metal and coated with soft rubber giving you the flexibility needed to change the direction of the light as you please. At the same time, the light is held in place by a strong clip. 

As you can tell from the above descriptions, Kindle lights come in all shapes and sizes! These just happen to be my top five picks for Kindle Reading lights. I hope this review and buyer’s guide will set you onto the path of your perfect Kindle reading light that will bring you many enjoyable reading sessions. Be sure to take a look at our articles about Kindle stands and pillow book holders to further aid you nighttime reading!

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