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Clip on light to read in bed?

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JessM Tue 22-Nov-11 07:39:23

My GD shares a bedroom with her brother and needs a battery powered clip on light so she can read while he is settling down. Anybody tried these. There are a couple of types on Amazon.
Has to be battery powered and suitable for 7 year old.

Carol Tue 22-Nov-11 08:21:14

Yes, I got one from Ebay, but they're the same as what is on Amazon - there are loads on there for a small amount. Works great.

JessM Tue 22-Nov-11 08:45:10

What make is it Carol please?

Carol Tue 22-Nov-11 08:49:32
Here's the link, JessM. This is the one I paid £6 for, but it's even cheaper now

jingl Tue 22-Nov-11 10:09:12

Jess - are you back in this country? They've got one of these in the Ageuk and Age concern shops at the moment. It's called "robotic" because it unfolds itself as it lights. Bought one each for grandsons and they love them.

And the best part, its only £1.59!!!

JessM Tue 22-Nov-11 10:23:02

Yes J I am back in body and spirit thank you. Hope you are keeping well.
That would be a cheap present wouldn't it. So cheap that i could send a spare one. And one for her brother who will probably also decide he too wants to "read" in the dark.
He does 'read" one book . His love object, Peeshy, is a green sheep, sorry, peesh, and there is a picture book that goes with him. He knows it off by heart but sometimes it is "sheep" and sometimes "peesh". Very sweet.

jingl Tue 22-Nov-11 10:44:47

Glad you're back safe and sound Jess.

Look, this is the light. It's £5 at Letterbox!

Ariadne Tue 22-Nov-11 11:17:55

I have a clip on light permanently packed in my overnight bag / vanity case; when we are travelling it is rare to find a hotel bedroom with adequate lighting for bedside reading. There was one, a year or so ago, in Vermont...
DH now uses his for his Kindle.

numberplease Tue 22-Nov-11 18:10:20

My daughter is always complaining that since she changed laptops and no lomger has a back lit keyboard, she needs the main light on a lot sooner than we do, so maybe this would be ideal for her to clip onto her laptop?

JessM Tue 22-Nov-11 18:31:01

On one website it says "dont look directly at LCD light" - does this mean they are not safe for 6/7 year olds?

Ariadne Tue 22-Nov-11 18:53:01

I think they'd be OK, Jess; they have to point the light AT the page, so a warning might be enough. I had, once, two small boys sharing a room, and would have given my cotton socks for something like that!