Efficient Booklight: LightWedge LED

The LightWedge is another LED book light. We like the night vision-friendly red LED illumination version. The light has two illumination modes, and can be changed at a touch. If it were not made of acrylic, it would be that much more meta-efficient. Takes four AAA batteries. Thanks to Thomas for the tip. Available from: Amazon

LED Booklight with Flexible Neck

This booklight has a flexible neck that works well to illuminate the entire page. It uses a single bright LED bulb. I accidentally left this light on and it was still burning bright after about 40 hours. It takes AAA batteries including rechargeables. Available from: Always Something Brilliant ($28.95)

Brunton Lamplight

The Brunton Lamplight is a tiny but powerful LED-powered lamp and flashlight in one. Brunton managed to focus a single LED light into a highly focused beam with the Lamplight—plenty for finding a trail in the darkness or hunting down the mouse that’s been stealing from your campsite. The Lamplight makes full use of the LED efficiency with 200 hours …