Beam N Read Review and Giveaway (12/17)

BNR LED 3 Info Beam N Read Review and Giveaway (12/17)

I was recently asked to review the Beam N Read LED 6-3 Beam N Read ® LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light (valued at $29.95).  I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this little unit.  My first thought was isn’t it kind of for older people (the image they sent with it includes an older woman reading with it), but really it has so many uses.

I love reading, but sometimes at night it bothers my husband – enter the Beam N Read.  The light doesn’t bother him at all, as it has face plates to change the hue of the light.  There is an orange plate that helps to filter the light from a brighter, daylight-type light to a warm, incandescent light.  The other is a red filter, which is extremely helpful when you are reading in bed with a partner who is sensitive to light while trying to rest (this is one of my favorite features). Both filters clip on and are very easy to use and change out.

I used to cross-stitch, but haven’t in years, and think this would be phenomenal for cross-stitching and other complicated craft work like quilting.  I have also been wanting to take up knitting, but haven’t learned how yet.  However, this would be great for any of those activities, not just for keeping your personal space lighted without bothering others, but also to help with the complicated stitches you have to make.  They also have a magnifier accessory that can help with detail work such as this, but note that it is for helping people with normal vision do very detailed work and isn’t a low vision aid.

Knitting Light Magnifier 6M Beam N Read Review and Giveaway (12/17)

One of the things I love about its use with reading is that I still enjoy reading books – I mean physical books, not just electronic books.  The clip on lights often don’t stay on very well and don’t light up the whole area, meaning you are constantly having to move it around, which is cumbersome when holding a book and turning pages and having to fiddle with a light.  With the Beam N Read, this isn’t necessary.  Both hands are free to hold the book, flip pages, take a sip of wine, all without having to worry about fiddling with the light.  I have twins who also enjoy reading books and have to share a room, so even they are enjoying this.  See below for a picture of one of Danielle using the Beam N Read with the red filter (taken with Instagram).

beamnread Beam N Read Review and Giveaway (12/17)

Another great feature is its use as a parent.  I have four children and with a big family someone will inevitably get sick at least once a month.  When I want to check on them, I don’t want to wake them up at night, but going in their rooms (which sometimes are a little scary to navigate), but with the Beam N Read, I don’t have to worry about that.  I can see my way around their room just fine and check their temperature, color, etc. without having to worry about waking them.  The light is enough for me to see what I need to see, yet mild enough that it doesn’t wake my children.

I used to work at a hospital on the night shift and would have to take patient vitals in the middle of the night.  This would be ideal for nurses and CNAs for checking on the patients and their vitals without disturbing them with a glaring light, as well as for charting.  It provides enough light that you can do your charting bedside without disturbing the patient.

Lastly, is something I noticed on their promotional page here.  They mention that it can be used as a travel light.  This is a phenomenal idea and couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  My family and I are all driving from Chicago to Texas for the Christmas holidays, which is a 14-hour drive.  I am sure we will leave early in the morning, probably around 3:00 a.m., and drive through the day until we arrive, which will put us in dark hours for at least part of the time.  I definitely plan on using this, as it’s never a good idea to keep your car interior lights on while driving and I don’t want to disturb my husband while he’s driving, or my kids while they are sleeping!  I am so excited that we will have this with us for the trip!

We have graciously been given the opportunity to giveaway 10 Beam N Reads!  Here are the details:

  • 10 Beam and Reads BNR LED 6-3 Beam N Read ® LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light  
  • Therefore, there will be 10 Winners valued at $300!
  • Giveaway runs Nov. 28 12:01 am to Dec. 17, 2012 11:59 PM EST

Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter Below and Good luck!

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  1. I love to read in bed. This light would be perfect so as not to disturb my husband. He could also use it because of his failing eyesight.

  2. I would use it for studying right before bedtime!

  3. Nena Sinclair says:

    Think would be a great gift for my Mom, she likes to read in bed. This way she doesn’t have to get up to turn off her lamp when she’s done reading. This is a very cool product!

  4. I like to use my lap top in bed and this would be great to use it w/out disturbing my partner

  5. My mom crochets and quilts so I would give it to her
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  6. Jenn Wheeler says:

    I would probably use it for my beading crafts. My eyes aren’t what they used to be

  7. nicole johnson says:

    its great cause i could use it to find my daughters bottle in the middle of the night without disturbing anyone because i wont have to turn on the big light

  8. Lydia Hostetler says:

    I have no doubt what my oldest son would do with this! LOL! He is a major bookworm, he would take it along with him in the van to read books while we drive down the road!

  9. Jahna Smith says:

    I would give one to my mom. She makes miniature doll house stuff and could use it to see them better while working on them.

  10. Pam Fontenot says:

    I would use it traveling. I like to read or knit and can’t at night. We have a lake house so going home from another friend’s cabin at night would be great, especially if you’re taking home food.

  11. I’d use it while sewing.

  12. I would use it for embroidery so I don’t have to have a glaring light disturbing everyone in the living room in the evening.

  13. Carolyn Herrell says:

    My husband goes to bed very early, as he has to get up early, and even me having the lamp on in the living room is too much light for him sometimes. This light sounds like it would be great for me to use so I can read after he goes to bed.