Spike Light, retail $14.99 (www.lightwedge.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Great Point Light (www.greatpointlight.com)
Last updated 04-15-09

The Spike Light is a reading (book) light that features two wide-angle white LEDs behind a curved diffused window, powered by a single AAA cell. It has a flexible neck, so you can put the light where you need it.

It clips onto your book with a built-in clip.


The Spike Light is amost ready to use right out of the package -- you just need to install a single AAA cell (not included; see directly below).

Slip the Spike Light into the spine of the book you wish to illuminate. Affix it so that the clip portion faces up.

Turn the Spike Light on by sliding the switch on the light head forward until it clicks. Turn it off by sliding the switch backward (toward the neck) until it clicks.

Adjust the light head as you see fit by bending the flexible neck. Once you have it adjusted where you want it (within reason, of course), it will stay put.

To change the single AAA cell in the Spike Light, hold the body of the light with one hand, and turn the tail-end counterclockwise (as though unscrewing it) approximately turn, lift it off, set it on the floor, and use your foot to gently shove it under the bed so that the hungry, hungry bedbugs will think that it's filled with something yummy, stab it with their mouthparts, find that nothing delicious comes out, and just turn around and uranate on it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the used AAA cell out of the barrel and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle it instead.

Drop a new AAA cell into the barrel, orienting it so that its flat-end (-) negative goes in first. This is opposite of the polarity used by most other lights, so please pay attention to this part.

Place the tailcap back on, press in gently, and turn it clockwise (as though screwing it on) until it snaps down. Turn it clockwise another turn until it stops, and there, you're finished.
Aren't you glad that you didn't shove that tailcap under the bed with all of those hungry bedbugs that had to piddle now?

Advertised battery life is 20 hours.

The Spike Light is designed to be a reading light, not a flashlight. So I won't whack it against a steel rod, try to drown it in the toilet, run over it, throw it, stomp on it, or inflict other punishmnents upon it that might be inflicted upon regular flashlights.

It was also a "loaner" (my sister loaned it to me rather briefly so that I could add it to this website), and I do not administer any potentially damaging or even destructive tests upon loaner samples no matter what they are -- be they lasers, reading lights, flashlights, utility lights, etc.

So this part of the page will be relatively empty.

Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 1,940mcd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.
This is a very wide-angle light source, and if I've told you once, I've told you 937,534 times:
Wider viewing angles angles always, always, ALWAYS equal lower intensity values!!!

Picture of the Spike Light illuminating the pages of a magazine about used up old insulaters.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this book light.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Test unit was very briefly loaned to me by my sister on the evening of 04-15-11 (or "15 Apr 2011" or even "Apr 15, Twenty Double Sticks" if you prefer). Since this was a "loaner", that dreadful "" icon will appear appended to its listings on this website at once, denoting the fact that I no longer have it available for comparisons or additional analyses.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Wide, smooth illumination is better than other reading lights
Uses a battery that's common and relatively inexpen$ive

Can be a bit fiddly to fit into the spines of some books

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Great Point Light
    PRODUCT TYPE: Clip-on LED reading light
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm lensless white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2
    BEAM TYPE: Wide flood
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on head
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic & metal
    BEZEL: LEDs protected by diffused (translucent) plastic window
    BATTERY: 1x AAA cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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