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Best USB Light

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A USB light is an environmentally-friendly and convenient way to provide illumination wherever it’s needed. Students can benefit from them a great deal, as good USB lights provide quality lighting for reading or using a computer that doesn’t tend to strain the eyes. We’ve looked at several options to make this list, taking into account details such as the design of the USB light and whether it offers adjustable brightness, color and temperature settings.

We found this option incredibly convenient as it is easy to wear. It is also small and light enough to fit into a student’s backpack. With just a couple hours of charging, this USB light is capable of functioning for up to eight hours.

The Onite Portable USB Light offers impressive lighting that is bright while still being warm and soft. The LED bulb comes attached to a long USB cable and is fitted with a wire hook, making it easy to hang wherever light is needed.

The i2 Gear USB Reading Lamp has a small, lightweight design that makes it easy to carry in a backpack or purse. However, it’s also durable enough that it won’t be damaged during transport. It works well as a computer light, making it a great option for students.

Among the most notable things about the ASOKO LED Under Cabinet Lighting Bar is how easy it is to install virtually anywhere. It attaches via magnets, which means it can be fixed on bookshelves or under cabinets without tools or screws.

EBYPHAN Mini USB LED Light Lamps have a compact design so they can be taken virtually anywhere. The light offered by these lamps is soft, making them great for reducing eye fatigue while reading, studying or working on the computer.

Expert Commentary

USB lamps are a lifesaver for those of us who like portable options. I’ve used them when traveling with the family, as I personally do not like airplane lights, which never seem to provide the appropriate level of light needed without disturbing your neighbor. When you don’t know if you’ll have a wall plug handy, these USB lights are the perfect solution as you can just plug into your computer or another device with the USB port. These are also great, practical gifts and stocking stuffers.

Our Expert Consultant

Kelsey Daubenmier

Kelsey Daubenmier is a licensed primary school teacher with over 10 years of experience in primary education. Kelsey thoughtfully balances the demands of raising four children with the never-ending stack of papers to grade and lesson plans to prepare. In the last decade, Kelsey has gained experiences educating children as young as 5 and as old as 11. She is passionate about bringing the best possible baby and children’s products to you and your loved ones.