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Personal Light with Blue Light Blocking Filters

Beam n Read ® Hands-Free Lights

Relaxation Light


Other Uses: | Every Day | Needlework, Crafts | Reading, Writing | Travel, Camping | Power Outage | Caregiver Light | Seniors, Special Needs |


Blocking Blue Light for More Relaxing Light

Beam n Read is the only portable, personal light with snap-on relaxation filters to block blue light so the light doesn't stimulate you (or others) when relaxing for sleep or needing light during the night.

Key Features: snap-on blue light blocking relaxation filters

Q. What is blue light and why is this an issue for LED Lights? Blocking Blue Light | Beam N Read LED 6  Hands-Free Task Light

White light LEDs shine a lot of blue light. This includes LEDs used in cell phones, tablets, lighted ereaders, laptops, flat panel displays, and LED lights such as flashlights, clip-ons, headlamps, and Beam n Read Lights.

Light affects living things including humans, animals, and plants. Different colors (wavelengths) of light have different impacts. The blue wavelengths of light have both good and bad effects depending on the time of day and the intensity.

Daylight is rich in blue light. At night, absent artificial lighting, there is no blue light. Blue light is energizing and keeps you alert which is helpful during the day. Blue light can also be stressful on the eyes. At night, when it's time for the body to relax for sleep, exposure to blue light can impair the body's preparation for sleep.

Studies have shown that the blue light from the LEDs in electronic devices is impairing peoples sleep. See our Pinterest Board on Blue Light and Sleep for a collection of articles on this topic.

Light is needed for a lot of tasks performed when relaxing for sleep. This includes tasks such as reading or knitting in bed, reading to a child when putting them to bed, and checking on or assisting a child or another adult when they are in bed. Light may be needed in the middle of the night for a trip to the bathroom, change a child's diaper, or maybe to the kitchen for a late night snack. So what can you do to avoid getting yourself or others stimulated by blue light?

First of all, before and after going to bed avoid the use of lighted electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, and lighted ereaders. Second, try to use light sources with no or low blue light. LED lights and flourescent/compact flourescent bulbs shine a lot of blue light. Incandescent bulbs shine a lot less blue light. Candles shine even less blue light but for safety reasons candles are not a good substitute.

Blue light can also be filtered out by wearing orange goggles or using orange or red filters on your light sources. Orange goggles can be found for under $10 as well as for much higher prices. Two models of our Beam n Read Hands-Free Lights include snap-on blue light blocking filters. The orange filter fully blocks blue light and shines a warm, soft, incandescent type light. The red filter blocks both blue and green light. The red filter also suppresses ambient light which is helpful if you have a bed partner extra sensitive to light or want light to read or work on a red-eye flight without disturbing the passenger in the next seat.

Beam n Read Lights are very versatile and can be used anywhere for a wide range of uses including: Every Day Tasks, Needlework & Crafts, Reading & Writing, Travel & Camping, during Power Outages, for Caregiving to children or adults, and for Seniors & Special Needs.

With a unique combination of features, accessories, versatility, and battery runtime, our patented lights are unmatched by other portable, personal lights. Accessories include clip-on filters for more relaxing light, a USB Power Kit, and clip-on magnifier lenses. Included accessories vary by model.

Recommended: BNR LED 6-3, BNR LED 3F


Buy Beam n Read Lights at
specialty stores, Amazon.com, and here on Readinglight.com
ASF Lightware Solutions encourages you to support local & specialty stores

(Outside USA? Readinglight.com and Amazon.com ship internationally)


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| Every Day | Needlework, Crafts | Reading, Writing | Travel, Camping | Power Outage | Caregiver Light | Seniors, Special Needs |


Buy Beam n Read Lights at
specialty stores, Amazon.com, and here on Readinglight.com
ASF Lightware Solutions encourages you to support local & specialty stores
(Outside USA? - Amazon.com and Readinglight.com ship internationally)

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