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I've had my flexi light for about a year and a half now and it's been very handy to have for reading at night and for waking up in the early hours and putting it on to see the time. I don't usually sleep as good as I did when I was younger and the light switch in my room is over by the door far from my bed, so this little flexi light gets used a lot, just so I don't bump into anything on the way to the door.
I paid £5.99 from a bargain bin in an electrical store in Hereford and thought that for that price it was a good deal. You can also buy them online if you search on Amazon.
The one I have takes 4 AAA batteries but you can also get the flexi lights that have a USB connection for plugging into your laptop if your browsing the net or playing games online as I often do at night in bed instead of reading.
The one I have comes with a base that supports it or you can clip it onto something and use it. The length of the flexi light bends in all ways so that you can angle it at whatever you want like over a book or just into the room as a little light, it's adequate lighting to read by and much safer than reading by candle light if you don't want the main bedroom light on whilst your relaxing.
The batteries last quite a while and I think mine last well over six months but I didn't use it every night to read I use it just if I wake up and it's dark in my room, so I couldn't judge for definate how long they would last, as it also depends on what kind of baterries you buy.
If your looking for a handy gadget then this one is novel, a simple desisn and useful tool for reading at night.
I'm happy to recommend it you you as mine has proved useful and durable in the time I have owned it.
This is a handy little gadget to have. I found it in the drawer yesterday whilst looking for something else and brought it back into use last night to test it out.
It had been given to me by a techie friend of mine who had two of these and apart from trying it out a few times when I first was given it, it has been put away and forgotten about.
The Flexilight is black, about 15 inches long and comprises the slim light unit at the top, a flexible positionable cable and a standard USB connection at the end
So, last night, I tried it out and found it to be quite a useful gadget in the following respects:
* It is small, light and portable and easy enough to pack away with the rest of your laptop gadgetry when travelling.
* It plugs into the laptop via a standard USB connection.
* It gives a decent albeit narrow shaft of light from the white micro bulb
* The cable is firm yet flexible so the light stays in its position without moving
* The light can be positioned in the best position for you
* The cable and the light itself is thin enough not to obscure your view of the screen or keyboard.
Working off just the light from the screen puts a lot of strain on your eyes and even if you adjust the screen brightness, there often isn't enough light to light up the keyboard area. This light takes care of that and, positioned carefully, it will also provide sufficient light for you to read any paperwork to the side of the screen.
On the downside, although the light generated is quite good when working close up, once you direct the beam away from anything close on which you are working, the light dissipates and isn't at all effective.
If you happened to have a USB port by the side of the bed, this would be a good option for night time reading if you have a partner who hates you having the bedside light on. As it is, like a lot of gadgets, I suspect it will never become something I regularly use when in the house as mains electricity and household lamps and bulbs provide a lot more lighting options and would be healthier for your eyes.
After about an hour's use, I did find I was straining a bit, but I can see how, like a lot of gadgets, its original appeal is likely to wane and, as happened with mine, will spend most of its time tucked away in a drawer. I mostly use the laptop when in the house so I won't use it much, but that doesn't detract from the fact that it is a handy if not essential item to have and it seems entirely fit for purpose. I'll give it 4 stars.
Although my bedroom has plenty of plug sockets, my bed in no where near them and this is generally where I do most of my reading and usually quite late at night. If I'm quite tired, I don't want to have the main light on as it is too bright so I decided to see what using another source of light would be like. I chose to go with a flexilight.
Due to the flexilight not having a plug, 4 AAA batteries are needed and while this sounds a lot for such a small light, they do end up lasting a fairly long time, especially seeing as I never use my light for long periods of time in one go. I do also use rechargeable batteries anyway so I only had to buy one set for my light. As there is no plug, the light is extremely easy to carry around anywhere with you and it is lightweight if you decide to take it with you if you are travelling. Also, there is no need then for converter plugs if you want to take it abroad.
The light itself comes with a base stand as well as a little clip so you really can put the light anywhere. If I use this while I am in bed reading, I usually clip the wire to one of the parts of my headboard. The light bends really well around the metal beams as they are quite thin and I like the fact that I don't have to hold the light at all. The beam coming from the flexilight itself is a lot brighter than I had imagined it to be. I have found that I cannot face the light directly on my book as it is a little bit too bright but face it against the wall and I get the perfect lighting for reading.
The flexilight is an amazing little gadget and one I wish I had bought sooner. As well as using it at home, I think I will be taking this with me the next time I fly. Having taken night flights in the past, I never thought the lighting was bright enough to read so this will be perfect. Flexilights can be bought on Amazon for a variety of prices but mine cost just under £10 and it was well worth the money!
This is a superb device to give you an extra source of light that is flexible and mobile and is an ideal aid for bedtime reading or laptop work where a mains light source is not available or if you do not want to switch a main light on that will disturb others. I works off a battery power source made up of 4 AA batteries however do not be put off by the cost of these batteries as they do last a long time so you will not find yourself having to replace them on a frequent basis. Added to that the fact that you can buy these for under a tenner and it ise a high quality product that will not break the bank. It is also a pretty stylish design and looks good.
There is a clip to attach it to surfaces and also a base for it to stand on and given teh fact that the stem can be bent this means you can adjust the shape to ensure that you get a direct beam of light in teh direction that you want it to shine. Also it means you can turn it away instead of switching it on and off itf you want to stop the light for a short period of time.
The beam is quite strong and has a good range to it and if you combinea couple at different angles it cn certainly provide a good level of illumination for a small room, sort of a little weaker than a lamp but beter than a basic torch. Plus it is hands free so does not have the downside that a torch does.
This is a neat gadget and one that has a range of uses which includes being suitable for taking on holiday with you if camping or in a caravan and you want a night light.
The flexlight is a great device, I have used one in the home and also taken it on camping trips as it is powered by 4 AAA batteries so you do not need a plug in power source to get a good level beam of light which is great for using to read or to illuminate a laptop keyboard when no conventional lighting is available or the angle that you are working at means that the room light is not enough. I paid £8.99 for mine and it has been really reliable, after nine months the original batteries are still in use and the LED bulbs are supposed to last for a lifetime and will not need replacing, well all I can say is that they have lasted nine months which is hardly a lifetime but they are still goinh strong.
The light comes with a small base that supports it and the stem is flexible and can be manipulated to adjust the angle and position of the light, there is also a clip so that you can secure it onto books or other thin items but I have not really used this as I have not had a need other than when camping when I secured it to part of the inner tent.
I was surprised at just how bright the light generated is, certainly more than enough to illuminate the inside of a tent and also to read with at night while in bed and this also has the added benefit of not having to get out of bed to switch the light off when you are ready to sleep.
It is easy to fit the batteries and to operate, of course at the start you spend time twisting it into different shapes to test the flexibility however this is a very functional reading light and alsowill be very useful in the event of a power cut.
I first bought my flexilight when I was at university. The room was short on plugs and all the wall sockets seemed to be centred around the desk, which made sense because that was where a lamp and my laptop would go but I'm a bookworm, the highlight of my day is curling up in bed at the end of the day with a good book. This however presented a problem, I had no plugs by my bed so I either read by torchlight or had to get out of bed after I'd finished reading to turn the main light off. So, when I saw the flexilight on Amazon for around £15 (I believe they are now available for around £10) it seemed the perfect solution. I could leave that on my bedside table, read and then turn the light off without ever having to get out of bed!
The light has a small base for it to stand on and then a metal wire which you can angle in any position you want. I used to spend hours trying to twist it in the most unusual position I could! The light is LED; they claim it never needs to be replaced and from my experience this is certainly true, I have fhad no experience with the light dimming or problems with the bulb. On the base is a clip for books which I only ever used once but found it got in the way and it was frustrating having to unclip it to turn the page and then reclip it on so now it just sits on the table angled at the pages. However, the clip may be useful when reading in a car or map reading on the move.
The light is powered by 4AAA batteries, I use rechargeable but have found that I only need to charge them once every 6 months when I'm using the light daily and so it wont break the bank to run with disposable batteries.
The light is bright enough to read from, in fact if I angle it across the room it is bright enough to light up the opposite corner so would be more then bright enough to work under as well. As a night light this doesn't bother me but since it is so powerful some may find it too bright. Still though, a good little lamp and something I wouldn't know what to do without now
flexi light is the name of an Australian company who manifacture lots of different types of lights that all have one thing in common, they are flexible.
One of the most popular known of these are the christmas rope lights that are chaser lights inside a plastic tube but they also have a good variety of other items such as reading lights with clamps on them to attach them to your book or laptop.
The item pictured above is the flexi light laser, it has two different lights in the same torch end, a laser light and an led light that both can be operated seperately with two push buttons on the handle of the light and are both very bright for such a small item.
This light is basically a handle on one end and a little light on the other with a piece of flexi tube in between which is great for many uses.
Mine cost me £3, it is 37cm long and only 1.3cm wide so will easily fit into small gaps a normal light wouldnt and is especially usefull for using when working on a car engine as there are a lot of dark fiddly little places that you could do with extra light in so this is ideal as it is small and has a magnet in the base so you can stick it to a metal object and not have to hold it.
According to the box it is 12v 3watt battery operated
This is a very handy item to have around.
If you have ever found that you need light in places that your ceiling light can't reach then this is for you. The flexi light comes with a unique bendy head which allows it to be put into any position, anywhere. It can be bent in any direction and no matter how many times you bend it, it won't wear away. It's made of a kind of rubber coated metal which is in sections, this is what allows you to bend it almost 360 degrees. The flexi light is base heavy so no worries of it toppling over and with rubber grips on the bottom it won't slide. The on/off button is positioned on the base of unit for easy access. The bulb is very bright, i'm not sure what wattage, but it's bright enough for anything. It comes in a veriety of colours, mine is blue. This light needs 2AA batteries(pencil batteries) which will power it for ages. The light feels very sturdy and could take many blows. So this light is very useful and no-matter where you put it you can shine light where ever you want.
12V filament lamp fitted in the end of a 340mm flexible black gooseneck.