I complained for years that nobody had yet produced the perfect book light. This is the best I’ve ever had. It is nice and bright, and there are about three (or is it four?) levels of brightness from which to choose. I love that it’s rechargeable, and that it lets you know when it needs a charge, and when it’s done charging. It holds a charge well. Mine came in a nice little velvet pouch. My only complaint is that I sometimes wish the neck were a tiny bit longer. But I always feel that way about these lights–they’re good for paperbacks, less useful for bigger books. But because it is bright, I don’t find myself pulling at it to illuminate the bottom of the page, as I have on other ones.