If you read on a device that isn’t backlit, you probably need one of these book lights. I don’t have a bedside lamp right now, and I hate getting up at night when I’m half asleep to turn off the light switch. So, I use one of the lights on this list for easier access. If your kids (or you) can’t seem to stop reading or need lights for reading on your camping trips, you’ll like this list.
Great Book Lights for Kids and Adults
Here are 15 of the best book lights for kids (and adults):
Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light
I use this book light, and I’m obsessed. It has three light colors (yellow, blue, and white) and stays put across the neck. It can be nifty for tasks requiring close lighting like sewing, knitting, or reading. My favorite thing about this light is that the battery life is incredible. I’ve used it for hours on end (since I bought it last year) and it’s never died on me. I’ve charged it about five times since buying it. HIghly, highly recommend it. It’s available in three colors: blue, pink, and black.
Vekkia/ LuminoLite Rechargeable Book Light
This is another great light with even more positive reviews than mine. I love that you can clip this on to bunk beds and ledges for kids without a bedside lamp. As with all book lights, this rechargeable lamp can be used for other purposes. It also has three light colors and several brightness levels.
DEWENWILS USB Rechargeable Book Reading Light
Want a smaller book light that’ll fit easily in your purse? This is the one! This clip-on light easily attaches to your book and is small enough to fit in your book tote.
VAVOFO Clip On Book Light for Kids
Here’s another clip-on light designed specifically for bookworms. It has soft diffused light that’s easy on the eyes and the clip makes it attachable to a bunk bed or sturdy book. With three brightness settings and a USB chargeable battery, this light will last a while.
Energizer Clip-on Book Light for Reading in Bed
This is the least expensive book light on our list. I love that it clips on easily to both books and Kindles or other e-readers and has LED lighting that won’t hurt your eyes. The battery is designed to run for 25 hours and the wide beam means that you’ll be getting proper light coverage.
Blue Light Blocking Clip-On LED Reading Light
This Hooga light is perfect for readers who can’t deal with any more blue light after a long day of screens. The light is warm — much like that of a fire or candle light. Hooga is also a US-based company, so if that matters to you, consider that box checked.
LED Book Reading Light with Clip for Kids
Want more clip-on options? Here’s another one with three light types and a variety of settings. This light is aimed at kids and rechargeable by USB. It’s not much different from many of the options on our list, but is slightly less expensive.
Flexilight Reading Light
Care for something with more color options and personality? The Flexilight reading light may just be the one. With a unique design and plenty of aesthetic options, this one is for the reader who wants a cute, but functional light. I just wish the beam was a teeny bit wider.
WITHit French Bull Book Light
Here’s another cute, extra-flexible light. This portable book light is easy to put away and glare-free while in use. The one con? It’s battery-powered, so you’ll need to find replacement batteries when yours run out.
MOM to My Daughter Book Light Lamp
How’s this for a “book” light? While this is a bit larger than the average book light, we couldn’t skip this one because of the major bookish factor. This cute lamp/light works for everything from homework to leisure reading. Still, it’ll probably only work if you have a bedside surface.
LEDGLE Book Light
This is another neck-held book light that rivals my current favorite for a few reasons. First, it has more color options, including a bright yellow that is calling my name. It also has a band to hold both ends — super helpful if you’re a restless reader and don’t want the light slipping off.
LED Clip On Reading Light
This is a super bendy clip-on reading with with touch control. It is obviously well-loved by a massive fan base and comes with a trustworthy lifetime guarantee. I’m just a bit wary about the touch control which can become more or less sensitive over time.
Eyocean LED Reading Light
If your kids have a bunk bed and you’re looking for a larger sturdier book light, you’ve found the one. Besides the usual three lighting colors and several brightness levels, this light is made from high-grade aluminum alloy and clamps firmly to the bed or ledge. You can’t be sure the kids won’t knock it off balance at night.
Light It Up Flat Book Light
I love this compact book light, especially if your kids are night readers and sleep with siblings who aren’t. This book light is handmade and requires AAA batteries to function, so keep that in mind if you prefer rechargeable options.
GearLight NiteOwl Book Light
Our final pick is a bright (but easy on the eyes), compact, and easy-to-use book light perfect for kids and adults. I wish it came in more colors but it does have two lighting modes — daylight and amber mode — which help you protect your eyes when you’re not working.
There they are: 15 of the best book lights for kids and adults! Do you own a book light?