9. CeSunlight – Best Hug Light for reading
When you want to read with a small light but don’t fancy adding more weight to your book, a hug light would be very useful for you.
Unlike other book lights, the Cesunlight doesn’t clip onto your book. Instead, you can hang it around on the back of your neck, and have the lightheads pivoting from your shoulders. This leaves you with free hands and very versatile positions for reading, knitting, walking, or other activities.
With steel alloy arms, the item feels much more solid and sturdy than its weight (3 oz). They’re firm but flexible, allowing you to direct the light to wherever you want it. To protect your neck, the arms are covered with silicone. This silicone hug feels very soft on the skin, and it saves you from the horrible cold feeling when the metal touches you too!
On the two ends of the huglight are the lightheads, each having its own on/off button. This is where you control the brightness mode: floodlight, spotlight, or both. If you are reading in bed at night, the floodlight is perfect. It’s bright enough to shine on a small area of your book, but dim enough not to wake your bedmate up. The spotlight mode, meanwhile, is more suitable for knitting or repairing things while in the dark, while the full mode is best for outdoor activities, such as jogging or dog walking.
The best thing about the huglight is that it uses rechargeable batteries. Charging it is simple too: you just need a USB cord to do the job, and it’s included in the package.
A 3-hour-charge can last somewhere from 6 to to 10 hours depending on the brightness mode you choose. I never need it for that long – usually 2 hours a time at most. It’s used more often on travel, for a walk outside or as an emergency light than an long-hours task light.
And it does its job more than well.