If you like to read or write while on holidays, then you are going love Vekkia’s rechargeable neck reading light. I’ve done all the research and testing for you.
You see I love to write in my travel diary in the evenings before bed. But I’m also mindful about not disturbing others in my room, especially when I’m staying in a backpackers. In the past, I’ve used
But as my Mighty Bright book light finally came to the end of its life, it was time to try something new. I had heard about these neck book lights. Plus a reader asked if I could review a rechargeable book light. So I put forward my plan of utilising my researching and testing skills. And concluded with the following information for you.
What to watch out for
I did a thorough research on the internet, for a wide variety of neck reading lights. Mainly by reading about the spec’s and then the product reviews before I made my final decision.
I noticed there was some common problems that kept arising. You may want to keep the following in mind if you do your own research.
- 1The lights were so bright it lit up the whole room. Probably not so suitable if travelling on a plane or bus. Lighting up the entire cabin may attract some abuse from other travellers! However, it would be quite useful for walking around dark places, like having your own flashlight.
- 2The rechargeable batteries didn’t last as long as they proclaimed.
- 3The battery compartment on the neckband felt too bulky and heavy when resting on the back of the neck.
- 4The flexible band started to fray at the connection to the battery compartment after a short period of use.
So after taking all this into account, I chose the brand that had the least amount of negative reviews. Plus, the one that had the least brightness. It’s important to me that I don’t light up the whole plane or disturb sleeping companions.
The winner was the Vekkia rechargeable neck reading light, with a 4.7/5 rating on Amazon.
My experience using the Vekkia Neck Light
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How long does the charge last!
When I received the product, it was already charged. Hard to determine if it was fully charged. But with that initial charge, it lasted for 21.6 hours of reading time.
Below are the results of further testings I did. These tests are based on using one lamp only on the brightest setting.
Type of Usage
Initial charge - straight out of the box
Short bursts of use - clicked on/off for 2-3 minutes per session.
First full recharge
Short bursts of use – as above
Second full recharge
Short bursts of use – as above
Third full recharge
Long use – clicked on for use between 30 min to 2 hours per session.
Therefore, you can see that the initial charge lasted the longest, even though the lights were frequently switched on/off. But if you revert back to longer use each time, you can almost get 20 hours usage again.
Keep in mind though, as these results are based on using one lamp, the battery wont last as long if you used both lamps.
The pro's and con's
Watch the video review by tapping on the image below
Is the Vekkia neck reading light worth buying?
So in conclusion, I highly recommend the Vekkia neck reading light.
It makes the perfect gift idea for the traveller in your family or circle of friends. It is so useful in many situations. Home based activates such as crafting, writing or looking for dropped items in nooks and crannies. But also for travel by plane, train or if you love to go camping
It’s so light and robust which makes it perfect for travelling.
How will you use your neck book light?