Lighting is a must-have on all emergency supplies lists. Whether to walk around in the dark, prepare dinner, knit, read a book, or wash up before bed a Beam n Read provides personal light for a wide variety of daily tasks that need to get done when power is out. With significantly longer battery runtime than other lights, Beam n Read lights are still shining when other lights have gone dim.
Key Features: Longer battery runtime; hands-free; versatility; use anywhere
"My Beam n Read was the only source of light we had for several days
during Hurricane Wilma. We were so glad we had it!" - (Deerfield Beach, FL)
A Beam n Read works great as a hands-free light to illuminate personal space during power outages and provide hands-free task lighting. No need to sit near a candle or lantern with dim light on your work area. You can have bright light to work or walk anywhere.
Beam n Read Lights have longer battery runtime than most other personal lights. This can be important during outages lasting several days or longer. Runtime with standard alkaline batteries is 100 continuous hours* when using 3 LEDs and over 50 hours* when using 6 LEDs. Even longer during normal intermittent use. Many bright flashlights don't even last 10 hours. Beam n Read lights use AA batteries which are the most commonly available batteries. You can even run it off a car battery with the optional USB Power Kit.
Beam n Read Hands-Free Lights perform nicely for both mobility and task lighting. They are uniquely useful for seniors and the disabled who need a hands free, steady light when moving about in the dark using a cane, walker, or wheelchair or just needing hands free for stability. With its flat base it can be used as a mini table lamp. Just set the light on a kitchen counter bouncing light off the wall to give light for eating meals or on a bathroom counter for washing up. It will even sit on a pedestal sink for those with old houses and small bathrooms with no counters.
The snap-on red relaxation filters included with models BNR LED 3F and BNR LED 6-3F help avoid night blindness when switching between light & dark conditions.
With a unique combination of features, accessories, versatility, and battery runtime, our patented lights are unmatched by other portable, personal lights. Included accessories vary by model.
*Battery runtime measured per the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 Standard. Note that many headlamp and clip-on light companies measure to dimmer criteria to claim longer runtimes than their lights would measure per the FL-1 Standard.
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Most useful equipment during a power outage
A Beam n Read brand hands-free light. It's advertised for quilters, knitters and other needleworkers but believe me this unit is the most useful light in our house. It runs on a few batteries. The unit has a strap that hangs around your neck. The unit itself rests on your belly. You adjust it so the light hits whatever you're working on. Hands-free operation. A switch allows you to use three or six LED lamps. The light is uniform and so steady you can use it to read.
George Hohmann, Business Editor,
Charleston Daily Mail
When electrical power fails, we need all the light we can get. The Beam N Read light is effective because it is worn around your neck leaving your hands free for other things; it is a useful addition to flashlights and lanterns.
Pam Grossman, Disaster Preparedness Trainer
I don't know what I did before I had my Beam N Read 6 LED Light (the IHAN clan now has four in our emergency bag). Who would have ever thought that a portable light would come in handy for so many things. Certainly not me....but all of that has changed. The Beam N Read Lights are indispensable during bad weather. Our electricity went out and I grabbed our emergency bag and took out our Beam N Read Lights and each one of us put one on. Our hands were free because the lights are on an adjustable strap around our necks. It is tough to use your hands while holding a flash light...our Beam N Read Lights just hang around our necks...The Beam N Read Lights are perfect for all hand needle work, sewing, reading, taking evening walks, and camping. I use mine while we travel too. Kelly Jackson,
McCalls Quilting: McQ&A your questions...our answers: Emergency evacuation is ordered! Your sewing machine, pressing and cutting tools, and fabrics for a current project are already in your car. What 5 other items from your quilt room do you take with you?
Beth Hayes, Editor in Chief, McCallsQuilting.com:
My hand appliqué tool box
Fine-point Sharpie® marker
Beam N Read® 'around the neck' light for handwork
Quilter's Rule® Quick Quarter for making pieced squares
I would certainly keep this handy for when there is a power outage as the light leaves my hands free to do tasks safely wherever I go. Lit candles in the house with 3 cats around is just asking for trouble! Pearl Blay,
Getting light where you need it I found the Beam N Read to be a useful device when I'm outside doing night photography and I keep it handy for times when storms knock out the power to our house. Ric Manning,
The Gizmo Editor
I enjoyed using this for night walking around my house and yard, when I
might have used a flashlight. I think this is a great item to have for
utility use around the house, and emergency use for the home, office or
car. Being able to have a good hands-free light with long battery life is
great for emergency preparedness.
I've also found myself using the Beam & Read for
nonliterary purposes, such as descending into our poorly lit basement, or
ascending into our equally poorly lit attic. It would be especially handy
in a power outage.
An item you weren't sure you needed quickly becomes indispensable
Superior to book lights or headlamps
Susie Ziegler, Fabric Crafts Specialist,
I have had one of the original [classic] ones... I taught school on Guam for 14 years. It was used during power outages, typhoons and even during the aftermath of some earthquake damage. There were years that we lost power everyday for a few hours. Lots of papers were graded using it. I even used it to walk at night. It has been used during lots of travel in Europe and Asia too. It is still going strong... Now that I am living back in South Carolina, it still gets used for bad storms and even for just reading books, etc. It works great with my Kindle. Gail, SC
The Beam N Read is a great item to have around if the power goes out so you can see where you are going. Flashlights are great but once again they do not leave your hands free to do the other things you need to do at that moment. For prolonged power outages the Beam N Read is perfect to put around your neck while you hold on to a banister going up and down stairs. Knowing you have a Beam N Read in your desk at work during an emergency will make you the most popular person in the office able to lead everyone down and out of the building to safety.
Two Little Cavaliers .com
Love it - really great for power outages. Much more practical than a head lamp or a clip on book lamp...We just came off a three day power outage from a series of large snow storms. Our Beam N Reads were amazing - put it around your neck and go on your way in the dark hands free... We don't know what we would do without them. A wonderful, practical gift - better than a lot of useless junk out there! Vianne, CA
I purchased one of these at least 15 years ago. I originally purchased it so I could see my knitting of dark yarns better but have pulled it out everytime the lights go out, my family fights me for it but I won't give it up! It's better than any flashlight out there. My original one finally died today... I can't tell you how happy I was that it's still being manufactured. I guess good products stand the test of time.
My Beam N Read is about 6 years old and has been through several
hurricanes.This light is great. (Port Charlotte, FL)
We recently had a two day power out storm here and, once again, my
Beam N Read saved the day.
I've always found it to be the best product of it's kind on the market. (Bainbridge Is., WA)
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