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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyCustomerHere The best reading light
Ok, I know this is listed primarily as a light used to highlight a painting or other wall hanging with soft LED lights. However, I found that I disliked the way it looked on any of my paintings, perhaps it's because it has to clip onto the actual photo.
With that, I did find that it makes an excellent reading light. It clipped onto my Ikea headboard effortlessly and with a push of a button - lights! I included some pictures to give you an idea the brightness of the LEDs.
August 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mixerpilot Illuminating
Very nice simple application of Illuminating your favorite pictures. comes with two possible mounting applications I used the 2 inch clips and it fits nicely on my frame. just enough light to high lite the picture. Has two light settings which could be used as a night light. Used 3 rechargeable batteries (not included). Looking to purchase a second one to illuminate another picture in my home.
May 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TXRemodeler A case of function over form
This picture frame light is a bit of a compromise. It is very simple and functional in its design, however, I don't think this is the light you want on an expensive painting.
The light uses LEDs and has two brightness settings. Its powered by two AA batteries which should last a long time power LEDs. You can either clip it to something (up to about an inch thick) or you permanently attach it to something using the supplied interchangeable bracket.
The main issue I had with the light is that you have to manually turn it on and off. It might have been better/more effective if it just used a light sensor. Also, when you're turning it on or off or changing the brightness its very easy to misalign the head due the flexible metal neck connecting the light to the base.
The instructions say it can double as a reading light attached to a headboard - i think this is probably the best use for this product.
All in all it isn't a bad little light, just know what you're getting and understand its limitations.
September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Salex Nice as an undercabinet task light
This little LED light is surprisingly bright and has easy-to-use on/off and dimmer controls (3 dimmer settings). I originally thought I would use this light to illuminate a large painting in my dining room. It was very easy to clip the light onto the painting's frame, and the quality of light was great (on the cool side, but great for depth of color). Unfortunately, the black (non-bulb) side of the light is not wide enough to hide the bulbs from someone looking at the artwork, so I decided I'd rather use this as an undercabinet task light in my kitchen than as an art light. If the flexible neck of the light were longer or more flexible, or if the shade were wide enough to hide the bulbs, I would have loved to use this on artwork.
The only other thing I didn't like about the light was that it was difficult to replace the end cap after inserting the batteries. The instructions don't mention this, and it's very hard to see, but the tabs inside the endcap are not symmetrical (one is oh so slightly fatter than the other). It was tricky to line them up precisely and get the cap to close completely.
September 11, 2013