The following sections will uncover my favorite kids reading light, as well as a few other favorites for the kiddos.
Reading is a fun and beneficial activity for everyone. Many of us spend our time reading books, from fiction to numerous nonfiction topics of the world. This is really good for us. Psychologically speaking, reading makes us more creative and mentally flexible. So, if you and your kids are bookworms, you are going to love what’s coming next.
Ready? Let’s drill down into some of the best reading lights for kids.
What is the best kids reading light? Here’s my top 10 list:
Here they are:
- Original Mighty Bright WonderFlex
- Original Mighty Bright MiniFlex2
- Flexilight Xtra Reading Light
- Flexilight Reading Light
- WINCHY Animal Book Lights
- Vekkia Cute Rechargeable
- Lego DC Batman
- TIKKID Kids Headlamp
- Voice Activated Nightlight
- Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light
Best reading light for kids comparison chart (top 10 highest rated)
Best Neck Light
What are the different types of kids book light?
You’d think there wouldn’t be too many different types of kids book lights, but there really are. They include:
- Clip-on lights
- Bookmark hybrids
- Neck lights
Best book light for kids reviews
Alright, time to take the deep dive to find the best book light for kids. Let’s jump right into it!
- It comes with a USB cable
- The light has an adjustable neck
- Easy to attach to the book
- Uniformly distributed light
- The light is not rechargeable
- Less battery life
This awesome reading light for kids is one of the best for you if you love to read at night. The elegantly designed book light has some brilliant features that will surely make you glad you bought it.
On top of everything, the Mighty Bright Book Light is powered by 3 AAA batteries that can provide you with 30 hours of lighting. You might be thinking that this is low, but if the batteries go out, you can still use it with a phone charger using the USB cable. The USB cable comes included in the package.
Apart from this, the book light features 20 lumens that provide evenly distributed light. You also get to adjust the brightness of the light with three settings as per your eye comfort. Plus, you can also adjust the neck of the book light as close to or far from the book as you’d like. To attach it to the book, it features a strong grip clip.
- Number of Lumens: 20
- Material: Soft Touch Silicone
- LEDs: High CRI LEDs
- Dimmable: Yes
- Colors: Blue, White, Black, Pink, Purple
- EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN. Compact and portable, the MiniFlex2 has 22 hours of battery life and its space-saving design makes it an excellent choice for travel (two CR2032 batteries included). Manufacturer SKU #42523.
- Designed for small paperbacks and magazines, the MiniFlex2 will also work with any size book and provides warm white light via two energy-efficient LEDs rated for 100,000 hours. The PRECISION ENGINEERED OPTICAL GRADE LENS spreads light evenly providing a broad field of light that is clear, consistent, and easy on the eyes.
- Flexible gooseneck and slim paper-clip style clip. Great reading light for reading in bed, for your kids reading hour, as a gift for bookworms, as a travel flashlight, and as a light that won’t disturb your sleeping partner, and for travel. It measures 10” x 2.5” x 1.25” and weighs 0.9 ounces.
- The HIGH CRI LEDs MIMIC NATURAL LIGHTING (High Color Rendering Index LEDs), and provide accurate color rendering and even light output. Colors appear more vibrant and true and with minimal optical distortion. We also quality test to FCC, CE, RoHS and Reach, UL, and California Prop 65 standards, and we audit our suppliers working and living conditions, and factory safety, to ensure high standards.
- It has a lightweight design
- Easy to carry along
- It is available in various colors
- Less battery life
This beautiful little light has much more to offer than its size. If you choose to get it, you will not regret your decision.
Unlike most products, this one has a lightweight design that is easy to attach to the book or magazine you’re reading. In addition, it features two batteries that can sustain lighting for around 24 hours. This book light from Mighty Bright provides consistent light without any dark spots.
You can easily adjust the neck of the light as per preference. The dual LED light is very soft on the eyes. Also, the product can be bought in various different colors. The use of this light is not limited to just books – you can also carry it along when you travel. It’s easy to attach it to your car for extra visibility at night.
- Battery Type: Lithium Metal batteries
- Wattage: 1 watt
- Product weight: 0.9g
- Dimensions: 10 x 2.5 x 1.25 inches
- Colors: 5
- 💡 The best book light for reading in bed - perfect for snuggling up with a book at night. You won’t be disturbing your loved ones sleeping next to you or harming your eyes with these bright led lights. Finally, you can read comfortably for as long as you like. Great studying tools for kids and perfect for travel.
- 💡 Portable & lightweight - the reading light is a great travel accessory that you can easily slip into your pocket or bag. It’s small enough to clip onto any book wherever you go. You’ll never miss a page again.
- 💡 Ultra bright lights & flexible design - reading at night has never been so clear with our two high quality led lights and flexible body for easy adjustment. Ready to use out of the box, each reading light comes with two cr2032 batteries included.
- 💡 Perfect gift idea - want to make a lasting impression? The pink flowers design makes it an ideal present for a colleague, friend or family member for housewarming parties, birthdays or any special occasion.
- 💡100% satisfaction guarantee - we are confident you’ll love your flexilight xtra. You are backed by our full 90 day money back guarantee when bought direct from gifts for readers & writers.
- Budget-friendly design
- It comes in a plethora of colors
- Easy to attach the clip
- Flexible body
- It isn’t the best for long term usage
Are you looking for a handy book light? It is right here! The Flexilight Xtra Booklight has a sleek design that easily fits in your pocket. Now, if you are planning to read a book in the perfect silence of the night, this book light will be the best for you.
What about the features of the book light? The best thing about this light is that it is equipped with two ultra-bright LEDs that produce enough light to read in the dark while not waking up your loved ones, making it an excellent toddler reading light. The light also comes with two lithium metal batteries included.
You can easily attach this to your book with the help of the clip provided at the bottom. Plus, for the style-conscious part of you, the Flexilight Xtra Booklight is available in 6 different colors.
- Product weight: 0.05 lbs
- Dimensions: 7.08 x 0.98 x 0.91 inches
- Wattage: 6 watts
- Switch style: Slide-switch
- Battery Type: Lithium Metal
- 💡 Lightweight: the Flexilight is flexible and positionable, able to bend forwards at any angle, so you can position the quality led (and its whopping 8 lumens of light) anywhere you want it. Ready to save your page straight out of the box. Batteries included.
- 💡 Stylish bookmark: this booklight is so thin that when you're done reading just pop it into your book and use it as a bookmark. Though it's slender you can't miss it, with those stripy, dotty, flowery, and wordy designs. Save your page with over 19 designs to choose from.
- 💡 Bedtime Readers: perfect for reading snugs and bedtime stories. The ultra bright permanent led light helps adults and children enjoy night-time reading in a cosy environment. Never disturb your sleeping partner.
- 💡 Giftware association "gift of the year": Chosen for its innovative design and versatility, this is the perfect Christmas or birthday gift for friends, family, colleagues, students!
- 💡 Sleek & powerful: 14cm x 3cm in size, 8 lumens of powerful led light, 2 high quality cr2016 batteries included, 30+ fun & stylish designs to choose from (wordy, floral, animals, plain)
- Works as both a light and a bookmark
- Super lightweight
- Stylish variations
- Not the most robust light
I simply can’t get over how cute these are! They come in 30 variations, and all of them make me want to pick them up right now (though I definitely don’t have the bank account for that right now).
But the best thing about these particular kids reading lights is that they have two purposes. You can use them as a light by clipping them to your book, or you can use them as a bookmark.
While the quality of the light is not as good as some other options, they are simple and elegantly designed so as to make their functionality a little besides the point.
- Product Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Dimensions: 0.39 x 1.18 x 5.51 inches
- Lights: 1 LED
- Batteries: 2 Lithium
- Colors: 30
- 【Multifunction Book Light & Bookmark】&【Kids Like Reading From a Cute Book Light】WINCHY reading light is a perfect gift for kids and women, birthday gifts for girls and boys, cat gifts for cat lovers. WINCHY book light is combined with bookmark and light, not only has a cute cat pattern but also provides light for bedtime reading. WINCHY bookmark reading light is small and thin enough that it handily acts as a bookmark, which means it's right there when you need it next.
- 【Upgraded Longer Reading Time】WINCHY book light utilizes the latest technology that one battery can last over 70 hours, which is longer than others on the market. We provide 2 batteries for replacement. WINCHY bookmark book lights can double use as bookmark and easy to use. Clip it on your book, turn it on and you're ready to go. You can attach book light to several pages together or the back cover. WINCHY reading lights can attach to books of all shapes and sizes.
- 【Portable Reading Companion】WINCHY book light is only 0.84oz lightweight, it doesn't add too much weight on the book you’re holding up. Our reading bookmarks light is great for travel, camping, and clipping on a book when bedtime reading. The soft rubber material that allows you to bend the reading light into whatever shape you like, the flexible neck is fully adjustable, so you can adjust the right position of lighting for your needs. Take bookmark light everywhere,light everywhere you want
- 【Ideal Book Light for Reading in Bed】If you love to read at night, and have a problem with disturbing your partner or kids. You must have one WINCHY bookmark book light. The soft light helps you enjoy reading without straining your eyes or disturbing others. No matter you are reading in bed or reading bedtime stories for your kids, the book light won't light up the whole room at night. WINCHY reading light is a perfect Christmas and Birthday gift for kids, students, moms.
- 【Satisfied Warranty】WINCHY provides toll-free customer service, please contact us if you have any question about bookmark book light, we offer worry-free warranty to make sure you could buy WINCHY reading light with confidence and we would solve any problem until you are satisfied. We're standing by to assist you all the time！
- Sturdy construction
- Super cute
- Made from rubber
- Not as many style options
If you liked the last option on this list, you will also love these adorable animal-based lights for kids. There are four variations, and I love them! Like the Flexilight option above, they clip on, and they also act as bookmarks. But I will say that they feel rather robust, so they’ve got that going for them.
In all honesty, I think they’re about the same as the Flexilight option, but perhaps a bit cuter.
- Product Weight: 0.847 ounces
- Dimensions: 6.38 x 2.05 x 0.83 inches
- Wattage: 2 watts
- Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery (included)
- Colors: 4
- [UPGRADED ] 3000K WARM SMD LED TECHNOLOGY. Most suitable light color for eye-care reading. 4 LEDs evenly light up 3x times lighting area than normal LED. 3 BRIGHTNESS LEVELS. THE BEST portable book light for Kids& Parents& lover.
- NO MORE WASTING MONEY ON BATTERIES - EVER. FEATURES BUILT-IN RECHARGEABLE 550mAh LI-ION BATTERY. 2.5 HOURS charging enjoy your 40 HOURS reading (at low brightness setting). Multiply ways to charge from USB ports, such as, Laptop, Power banks, and 5V phone charger (not included). Standard Android micro-USB cable included.
- SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT 1.8 oz, which is suitable for people who care about the weight of the book light, such as,children, the elderly. Reduce the hand pressure better.
- EYE-CARE SOFT DIFFUSED LIGHT, easily light up 2 full pages of any size book. No need to adjust the light from time to time. This night reading lamp comes with a SECURE PADDED CLAMP AND INFINITELY FLEXIBLE NECK allowing you to position & focus light exactly where you want it. Also perfect for camping, kid’s reading, study, music stand, computer light, tasks & hobbies.
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- Very sturdy light
- Excellent brightness
- Cute designs
- Highly functional
- A bit bulky
- A bit heavy
The last two options on this list were rather lackluster when it came to functionality. That isn’t the case with this option. The Vekkia rechargeable has 7 LEDs, and will last up to 40 hours of reading. That’s a lot of reading!
There’s also no question when you hold this thing that it’s one of the most durable options around. The clip is strong, and you get the sense that it’s not just going to fall off. Also, with 7 LEDs, the brightness is really good as well. My only complaint would be the bulkiness and the weight.
- Product Weight: 1.8 ounces
- Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 5.9 inches
- Wattage: 2 watts
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
- Colors: 4
- OFFICIAL LEGO LICENSED PRODUCT - The LEGO DC Super Heroes Batman Book Light is an officially licensed 175% scaled replica of the LEGO Minifigure with fully articulating head, arms, hands and legs. 2 Bright LED lights in the bottom of his feet are activated by the power button in his chest.
- COMPACT & PORTABLE - Book light is fully portable, using 2 CR2025 disposable batteries (included) in the battery clip. Clip onto any book or magazine or notepad for instant illumination.
- MULTI FUNCTION - Book light can be powered by the battery clip or the USB cord. Simply disconnect the flexible neck from the clip and plug into any USB port. (Note: Book light is not rechargable)
- 15 MINUTE AUTO OFF FUNCTION - The auto off feature gives a 3 flash warning before activating to preserve battery life. Perfect for bedtime reading.
- THE PERFECT GIFT - A perfect gift for Star Wars and LEGO fans of all ages. This unique book light is great for homework, bedtime reading, car rides, camping and more!
- Officially licensed
- Auto-off feature
- Great lighting
- Bulky and heavy
IF you’re a fan of Lego and a fan of DC Comics, then you’ll love this option. Lego actually has several reading lights like this one, but I had to choose one, and Batman got the win!
This product is officially licensed, and the lights come out of Batman’s feet, which is kind of hilarious. It also comes with a handy auto-off feature, which most of the other options on this list don’t have. Useful if your child falls asleep while reading.
- Product Weight: 4 ounces
- Dimensions: 6.88 x 1.7 x 3.75 inches
- Wattage: 2 watts
- Batteries: 2 CR2 batteries required. (included)
- Colors: 1
- HYBRID CONCEPT: Petzl headlamps can run on either the CORE rechargeable battery or three AAA batteries without an adapter.
- CHILD FRIENDLY FEATURES: Automatic shut off after one hour. Battery is only accessible by screw driver (reduces swallow hazard).
- MULTIPLE LIGHTING LEVELS: Low for reading, high for playing inside or outside, and strobe for being visible from a distance.
- CHILD PROOF: The headband is releaseable under tension. If the child were to get caught with the TIKKID around their neck and pressure is applied, the headband will automatically separate.
- Great lighting option
- Can be used outside of reading
- Kids love them
- Bulky and heavy
- Batteries don’t last as long
Now, for your kid, perhaps the little clip-on lights don’t work. After all, they can sometimes be bulky and weight down the book he/she is trying to read. If that’s the case, try out this headlamp.
Headlamps are great because they’re not just for reading. They can work for any activity that requires a light in the dark, and I’m sure your child will love running around the house pretending they’re secret agents or something.
While bulky and heavy compared to the clip-ons, you don’t have to worry about the weight as much, because it is supported by the head. The only major downside is that the battery life tends to be shorter.
- Product Weight: 0.12 Kilograms
- Dimensions: 14.37 x 11.22 x 1.18 inches
- Colors: 2
- LOU ZAZU KIDS NIGHTLIGHT ✓ - Meet LOU the Owl, a voice activated nightlight that helps sooth & comfort your little one during bedtime. Available in Blue, Grey and Pink, the LOU Nightlight is a great baby gift and nursery accessory for parents with infants or little children.
- ADJUSTABLE BRIGHTNESS ✓ - Both the outer ring and the owl light up and have separate brightness controls for a preference tailored experience. Use together for a brighter light or separately for a low glow | 3 bright modes: bedtime light, bright light & soft light.
- AUTO OFF ✓ - Both of the lights (ring and owl) have their own timers set to automatically switch OFF after 30 mins (RING) and/or 60 mins (OWL). | To keep the light on all night simply surpass the auto timer function.
- VOICE ACTIVATED SENSOR ✓ - In the middle of the night when crying is detected, LOU the Owl will automatically turn ON a warm glowing light to help sooth your child. The light will automatically shut off after 5 minutes of quiet.
- CORDLESS & PORTABLE ✓ - This nightlight is cordless and could travel from room to room during your child's night time routine. | POWER SOURCE: Requires 3 AA batteries (not included). Alternatively you can connect the light to outlet with the included AC/DC plug adapter.
- Attractive design
- 3 different brightness levels
- Really long battery life
- Voice activated
If both the clip-on lights and the headlights don’t work for you, try a nightlight. This particular nightlight is great because it’s stylish and voice activated. It also has three different brightness modes, which is super useful since you’ll need a brighter light for reading, but a softer light for bedtime.
- Product Weight: 9.3 ounces
- Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.8 x 5.9 inches
- Batteries: 3 AA batteries required.
- Battery Life: 720 Hours
- Colors: 1
- [3 Color & 6 Brightness Adjustable] 3 useful color temperature modes: yellow(3000K), warm white(4000K) and cool white(6000K). Each head owns an independent switch for 3 brightness levels dimmable. You can choose a comfortable setting as you wish for reading, knitting, camping, or repairing etc.
- [Rechargeable & Long-Lasting] USB Type-C rechargeable which is reversible and thus easier to plug in compared with other Micro-USB. Up to 80 hours (general reading, single head) of powerful, non-diminishing brightness from the included premium rechargeable 1000mAh battery.
- [Eye Caring & Ergonomic Design] No flickering and blue light filter design with advanced LED beads. No eye strain any more for both kids and adults. The arms are supple and adjustable so you can get the angle most comfortable to you. Ergonomic neck around design, and it is totally hands free!
- [Partner Friendly] Special narrow beam angle(90°) design. It is bright enough to the area you positioned and at the same time dim enough to not disturb your sound asleep partner.
- [Product Guarantee] 1. Original patent applied. 2.FCC, CE, RoHS, PSE approved. 3.Worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service. 4.Product Box Contains: 1*Glocusent LED Neck Light 1*USB Type-C Cable (24") 1*User Manual 1*Bookmark 5.NOTE: Use the included Type-C cable, your original cable or a third-party certified one ; AC adapter not included.
- Good versatility
- Attractive design
- Multiple color and brightness settings
- Requires frequent adjustment while reading
The last of the non-clip-on options on this list is the neck light. This light is a really good option if you want something that is portable and that can be adjusted to multiple situations. I tend to shy away from these because they need frequent adjustment if you move while you’re reading, but I know a lot of people that really like them.
This particular brand comes in three different colors, and has a lot of different adjustable brightness and lighting colors, which is great because warmer lights will help protect your eyes more in the long run.
- Product Weight: 4.6 ounces
- Dimensions: 10 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
- Wattage: 3.7 watts
- Batteries: Rechargeable
- Colors: 3
Buyer’s Guide for the Best Kids Reading Light
Well, now that you have seen all the best book lights for kids, you may have decided to buy one of them. But simply knowing the features of the lights is not enough – there are many other aspects that you need to consider.
Here are some of them.
The very first thing that you need to check in a child reading light is that it has the appropriate brightness required. Make sure that it is not so low that you have to pull the book nearer to your eyes, and not so much that it wakes up the person sleeping next to you.
Also, keep a check on the uniformity of the light. It should not create any dark spots in between and should not hurt the eyes.
The most essential thing in a book light is the neck of the light. When you go to buy a book light, check if you can easily adjust the neck, as it is necessary to use the product properly. When you are reading the book in your bed, the orientation of the light changes compared to when you read it on the table or on the couch. An adjustable neck always provides convenience and keeps your eyes safe.
If you are reading a book, you will not be holding the light in your hand, right? So, it is essential to look for a sturdy clip while choosing the best book light. The clip of the light keeps the light fixed in a certain area.
Battery Power and Age
When you buy a book light for yourself, do check the power of the batteries that come with it. The power of the battery will give you an idea about its brightness and age. If you are spending money, spend it on the right product that can be used for a longer time.
The budget is also one crucial factor that you need to consider, as there are many of them with varying prices and features. Keep a close check on the fact that you get all the necessary features that you need in the product before paying the price. If the product does not have all the necessary features, then there is no benefit to paying a lot for it. On the other hand, if you get all of the features you want in a product, then there is no harm in paying for it.
Last but not least, you should focus on portability. It is not always the case that you will be reading books at home. You often take your books along with you on a trip or outing. That’s why it is better to choose a light that is portable enough to carry with you. It will add more convenience to your reading experience if you have a reading light that is lightweight and easy to carry.
What is the best kids reading lamp for me? Our conclusion
If you are a bookworm and love to read books at night, a good book light will be a great addition to your reading experience. As we have seen, these lights are available in various different colors and have some brilliant features.
A good children’s reading light will serve as a good companion for your reading pursuit. I hope you get all the information you need from this article to buy the best kids reading light!