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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee (kahi) Has anybody bought a light yet? The "Lyra Light" seems to have no release date in site yet so I'm looking for the best alternative.

message 2: by Angela (new)

Angela Cheney | 255 comments Mod
I'm using a "Mighty Bright" light when I need one. It seems to work fine. I thought I'd read that the lyra light was available now????? I did notice that some of the covers for the nook had a place to hold the light as well. . . . if you were wanting to get one of these, the Lyra Light might be the only one that would work well . . .

message 3: by Lee (new)

Lee (kahi) OHHHH the Lyra Light is for sale now on B&N :)

Just ordered, will let everyone know how it is when it comes in Wednesday.

message 4: by Janet (new)

Janet H | 11 comments I also use the Mighty Bright light, I clip it on my cover and it stays pretty good, not perfect. I just ordered the Kandle light from Amazon, I hope it will fit over my Obderon cover. I like the Mighty, but at times it does give a bright spot. I got the Kandle to have a 2nd light and to see the difference. I do like how the Mighty Bright is movable on its arm.

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Angela Cheney | 255 comments Mod
Oh, Janet, I want to hear how the Kandle works for you! That IS the one thing I don't like about the Mighty Light--the bright spot. I hate glare. You'll have to let us know how this works out. . . .

message 6: by Janet (new)

Janet H | 11 comments I received the Kandle, used it for a few days, and... I am going to send it back! I had read reviews that said it doesn't light up the bottom of the screen, and I thought, how could it not? The screen is pretty small. But it doesn't! It does not cast very much light at all. I don't know if the nook is thicker than the Kindle, but it does not attach very well, either. I use an nook cover, and I can not make the Kandle work for me. I wanted to because it is so small and portable. I even tried attaching this light to the side (the only way, really, with my Oberon cover). I think I will just get another Mighty Bright so I can have a light for each floor of my house.

message 7: by Angela (new)

Angela Cheney | 255 comments Mod
Thanks, Janet, for keeping us posted on this! Looks like I'm crossing it off my wish-list!

message 8: by Abby (new)

Abby It is so helpful to read these and learn. Thanks for going to the trouble of posting.

Lady of the Lake Janet wrote: "I received the Kandle, used it for a few days, and... I am going to send it back! I had read reviews that said it doesn't light up the bottom of the screen, and I thought, how could it not? The scr..."

You can't use a NOOK cover for a KINDLE they are two completely different items and the Nook covers are made only for aNook as it has a molded slot ONLY FOR THE NOOK. also neither reader gives off light to read by. You need a secondary source of light. The kindle has no light up touch screen like the Nook does but the part that lights up is not where u read from nor does it give light to read by. I own both the Kindle and the Nook... I like them both but I think the Kindle is much faster at downloading and also it finds my last page read when I go from my iPhone back to the Kindle the Nook leaves me to find my place manually. All the features that I got the Nook for seem to be not that great such as the LEND ME and the IN STORE things are pretty much a bust. Maybe they will improve things.. I'll live with hope.

message 10: by Janet (new)

Janet H | 11 comments Elizabeth- my post was about the Kandle, which is a book light sold on amazon. I do have a nook cover made just for my nook. And I was reviewing the book lights, which ARE needed for these e-readers.

message 11: by Lady of the Lake (new)

Lady of the Lake Sorry about that!

message 12: by Stephanie. (last edited Apr 03, 2010 02:22PM) (new)

Stephanie. (metasynthesthia) | 18 comments Has anyone tried the M-Edge e-Luminator2? :

I'm having a hard time finding any reviews, so I figured I'd ask if anyone here as tried it out.

Jean Valjean (OG 2010) (courfeyrack) Oh man, I got my nook back in February and I've been using a flashlight when I need to read in the dark/car/plane. I suck. I just don't want to throw down the $14 for a booklight!

message 14: by Stephanie. (new)

Stephanie. (metasynthesthia) | 18 comments I've been making the font bigger when there is light, but not quite enough. Seems to help as ridiculous as it is.

message 15: by Jamie (JK) (last edited Apr 13, 2010 12:15PM) (new)

Jamie (JK) (eimajtl) Meghann wrote: "Oh man, I got my nook back in February and I've been using a flashlight when I need to read in the dark/car/plane. I suck. I just don't want to throw down the $14 for a booklight!"

Do you need a special "nook light" or can you get any book light? If you can use any garden variety book light, they have those at book stores for a couple bucks usually.

message 16: by Archer (new)

Archer I bought one from Barnes and Knobles called a Book Owl for only 9.99 and it works great so far..

Here's the site:

message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I got the "Lyra Light" and i really like it! Its super bright and also very flexible. The only thing that I can think that's wrong with it is that the clip doesnt stay on very well, but that may be because i have a cover for my nook!

message 18: by Susie (new)

Susie | 20 comments Today I bought a Mighty Bright light, the travel flex one. I have a thick leather cover (Oberon) and it clips on well (on the side corner) and seems to hold tightly. The light is perfect...lights up the whole screen really well. On the plus side: only requires 1 AAA battery and it is very easy to get to the battery compartment; the bulb does not need replacing. I always have AAAs on hand, not so with lithium batteries as are needed in many of the lights. The only thing better to me would be if the Nook had a switch to turn a backlight on or off. That would be perfect; matte finish in sunlight and backlight at night. One can wish...

message 19: by Kristen (last edited Jun 18, 2010 08:25AM) (new)

Kristen  (mom2mcl) | 12 comments Stephanein. wrote: "Has anyone tried the M-Edge e-Luminator2? :

I'm having a hard time finding any reviews, so I figured I'd ask if anyone here as tried it out."

I have the eluminator2 from M-Edge. LOVE IT! I also have a cover from M-Edge and it has a "pocket" for lack of a better word, that the light slides into and then lays flat along my nook. When I need it I twist it up and turn on. It is ALWAYS with me no hunting for it and I like that it doesn't "clip on". I never had much luck with the clip on book lights. I was always losing them, breaking them, etc.

message 20: by Jane (new)

Jane (daggerjane) Oh gosh, I need a book light. I was considering a Kandle, but I'm glad I saw your little review, Janet, because the Kandle is like $25! I've been using my boyfriend's phone to read in the dark. It has a camera with flash, and you can turn the flash on for use as a flashlight. It's really bright and lights the whole screen perfectly, but the battery dies very quickly. :[

message 21: by Donnajo (new)

Donnajo I bought the light the day after I bought the nook. It helps alot and it's the one that is for the nook. I asked the manager that I was getting help from and it was right on the bottom row under where the covers were I asked if you could use the the other ones and he said this one was better and so far it's great. I clip it on the top of the cover and when I'm not using it I just put it in the small drawstring bag I keep the nook and cover in when I'm not using it.

Lori {Romancing the Dark Side} (romancingthedarkside) I bought the Lyra light and was totally dissappointed. It is pretty flimsy and doesn't stay on very well. I've only used it a handful of times. I think I'm going to invest in a Kandle light, although it was made for the Kindle I read it works well with the Nook and is a better light. :(

message 23: by Donnajo (new)

Donnajo I know I have to clip it on the cover and it's all over the place unless I put it a certain way. They should have a special place on the cover that it clips onto but they don't.

message 24: by KimWin (new)

KimWin | 34 comments I just got my nook yesterday, and didn't purchase a special light for it. I am using my paperback size Light Wedge that I have. The wedge lights up the whole page, the little holder that kept it one the book just rests comfortably on the nook and I can use the buttons easily. I have really bad vision, and need the whole page lit for comfort. The little lights just strain my eyes. I am so glad that the Wedge works so well, I like it so much I have two sizes!

message 25: by Donnajo (new)

Donnajo I never thought of using that too. I think mine is the bigger size.

message 26: by Glorya (new)

Glorya Nevius | 1 comments I got my nook in July, and immediately started using my paperback sized light wedge. It works really well, but does slide off a bit, but it isn't a big issue. You can switch which side to use it on, so that you can use the buttons easily. I love this thing.

message 27: by Donnajo (new)

Donnajo I didn't even think of going the light wedge will have to give that a try. Last night or should I say 2am this morning couldn't sleep and didn't want to put the nightstand light on and turned on nook and then remembered I couldn't read without the light and since I only had the B&N one I bought at the time which now goes no with no problem but to get it to turn off I have to take the batteries off and then put them in again. I didn't feel like dealing with it so just turned the nook off.

message 28: by Sandra (new)

Sandra  (sleo) I bought a cheaper one that clips on the cover and works fine. You have to have it at the right angle to not glare on the screen. Later I was at B&N and found one with a base so that the LED lights recharge, and so I mostly use it but keep it in the stand and park it beside my elbow. It's pretty cool, too.

I have no idea what brand either one is.

message 29: by James (new)

James Allen (james_allen) I don't like the way Lyra Light works. I end up just moving to where a light in the room is. I wish I had returned it.

message 30: by Tina (new)

Tina (tinaedw) | 105 comments I bought the Lyra Light a little after I bought my Nook from B&N and hated it. It casts a spot light onto the screen that was distracting. I was able to return it in time and I got a credit. Upon advice from my daughter, who has both a nook & kindle and is a voracious reader like me - I bought the Kandle and have been very happy with it. You pay a little more for it, but it's worth it!

message 31: by Bree (new)

Bree (simplyparticular) I hated the Lyra light and returned it immediately. I've been happy with the e-Book Lite, which is sold at Target in the Kindle section for $19.99. I've got pictures of it here on a Nook and Opus:

I also really liked the Octovo Solis, which is sold for Kindle 2 - I forced it on a Sony model but the clip is really only designed to fit a Kindle.

message 32: by Sandra (new)

Sandra  (sleo) Kristyn wrote: "I bought this one:

It takes a little work to get it positioned just right, but once you do, it's great. It runs ..."

This is the one I have and it works fine. I like that it uses regular batteries.

message 33: by Donnajo (new)

Donnajo The only thing I noticed which I don't know if I mentioned when I first bought the one at target is it hids the power button and the one time I used it, I couldn't put it on the cover so has to go on the nook and I think it pushed the power button because I had problems with the nook afterwards going on or off. But once I was able to get the nook back on to work it was fine. So really I haven't used it since. I guess I have to think of a different system when I use it. And what about the case they give you for it. It's very, very hard to put in the case. Almost next to impossible. I was worried it would push on the on stitch or rip the light case getting it on. But it is a good light and does have 2 settings.

message 34: by adaynasmile (new)

adaynasmile I got a regular old book light for $5.00 at Walmart before I got my Nook and it seems to work really well with my Nook. I do have a cover to attach it to or it wouldn't work. There is a small glare when I don't angle it high enough but considering the price it doesn't bother me to have to angle it a bit and the glare is so tiny it is really not even an issue. I thought about getting the lyra but decided I didn't want to spend the money and I didn't want to have to buy special batteries. My light uses regular old triple A so we have them on stock. Hope that helps.

message 35: by Donnajo (new)

Donnajo I went to B&N today nothing exciting on the in store stuff. I thought they would have a coupon for free coffee or something like that but nothing. But I did ask about the light problem I was having and even showed the guy and I couldn't get it off at least 10 times removing the batteries. So he called a manager over and we explained the problem he said he's never had problems, hasn't heard about problems and said it's probably defected and took a new one put mine in that box and gave me a new light. He said his light he's been using for months and he still hasn't even changed the battery. So good thing I asked because I did receive. And as for the sending problem nooks back and getting in the mail the used refurbished ones. He said everyone one in most companies do that now. So that is how they are working it to. I'm sure that is if you do the mail thing but if you take it to a store I don't see that still happening. But who knows. The guy I was talking to before that said the annoucement was happening at 4 and they were all waiting to hear what it was but most likely it was the nookcolor and from what I read that was what it was.
They had the quote cover and I finally bought it plus for those who want another something to put it all in they had someone idea up on the display. You get one of there zippered medium regular book covers and you can fit nook, cover, light in that and still have a zippered pocket in the front for anything else you might want with it. It has a strap to carry it you just can't unzip the whole thing or it wil fall. But I thought it was a good idea and did buy one since I couldn't remember if I had that size already. It was better than the drawstring thing I was using to put everything in.

message 36: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Calvin (romsfuulynn) | 3 comments I use the M-edge light. You need to have a cover that the support can slip into, but most covers that stay on while you are reading would work. It uses one AAA (triple A) battery which makes an enormous difference. I tried two different things that clipped and they flopped around.

It just folds inside the cover.

message 37: by Carrie (Care) (new)

Carrie (Care) (care76) I have a Lyra light and I like it. It stays put on my Nook no problem. I do put it over to the side so it doesn't glare on the page. The thing I don't like about it (and I have noticed this about all book or reader lights I have owned) is that the batteries never last long. I looked on ebay and they have lots there cheap though, so it's not too bad.

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