Lampcraft GigLight Max

Lampcraft Giglight Max

With a creatively compact design, the Lampcraft Giglight Max is a solid performer which folds to about the size of a paperback book for transportation and storage. The arm provides a wide range of positions for the light. Its most interesting feature are the two LEDs which can be pivoted …

Brightness:
808 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
White
 
Dimmer:
Two Level
 
Wall Power:
Optional Accessory
 
Battery Power:
Disposable
 
Number of LEDs:
2
 
Material:
Plastic
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
1
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.81 in
 
Battery Type:
AA
 
Number of Batteries:
4
 
Run Time (full brightness):
4.9 hrs
 
MSRP:
$79.99
 
Web Site:
 
Manhasset 1050

Manhasset LED Lamp II

Manhasset replaced their rechargeable model 1050 with the 1060, also known as LED Lamp II, which removes the rechargeable capability and uses three AA batteries instead. Designed by Manhasset to fit their stands, this light is priced affordably. Two clips provide excellent stability, but do not accommodate stand desks any …

Brightness:
745 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Cool Blue
 
Dimmer:
Two Level
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Disposable
 
Number of LEDs:
15
 
Power Used:
2.0 watts
 
Material:
Plastic
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
2
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.07 in
 
Cord Length:
4.8 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
3
 
Battery Type:
AA
 
Number of Batteries:
3
 
Run Time (full brightness):
19 hrs
 
MSRP:
$44.99
 
MightyBright Duet 2

Mighty Bright Duet 2

This battery-operated light is light and portable. Each arm has two LEDs which can be individually illuminated for two brightness levels. The pushbutton control on each arm for power is convenient, but can easily turn the light on during transport in a bag. It doesn’t ship with batteries, but does …

Brightness:
110 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Cool Blue
 
Dimmer:
Two Level
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Disposable
 
Number of LEDs:
4
 
Power Used:
0.5 watts
 
Material:
Plastic
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
No
 
Number of Clips:
1
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.81 in
 
Cord Length:
6 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
3
 
Battery Type:
AAA
 
Number of Batteries:
3
 
MSRP:
$36.99
 
Web Site:
 
Manhasset 1000

Manhasset 1000

This wall-powered light has been one of the two standard music lights for musicians for decades. With a recent design update, there is now plenty of clearance for tall parts or music folders to turn beneath the light. Unlike its competitor’s light, however, the elegant cylindrical design limits the amount …

Brightness:
137 lux
 
Bulb Type:
Incandescent
 
Light Color:
Warm White
 
Dimmer:
Optional Full-Range
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Not Supported
 
Material:
Aluminum
 
Hot Surface:
Yes
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
2
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.40 in
 
Cord Length:
8 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
6
 
MSRP:
$42.99
 
Grover/Trophy BLS1

Grover/Trophy BLS1

Because of its durable aluminum construction, 40-watt bulb, and decent light pattern, this light has been the workhorse in professional groups for years. But there are better choices today. The light includes a reflector that focuses light on the page, but the reflector screws can come loose over time and …

Brightness:
422 lux
 
Bulb Type:
Incandescent
 
Light Color:
Warm White
 
Dimmer:
None
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Not Supported
 
Power Used:
40.0 watts
 
Material:
Aluminum
 
Hot Surface:
Yes
 
Shields Audience:
No
 
Number of Clips:
1
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.48 in
 
Cord Length:
6 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
6
 
MSRP:
$32.95
 
Web Site:
 
Mighty Bright Orchestra

Mighty Bright Orchestra

The Mighty Bright Orchestra attaches with a single clip which also contains the batteries. We found that when centered, the battery pack interferes with the Manhasset music stand and needs to be shifted left or right to prevent rocking. Once there, the clip holds the light securely. Plastic lenses focus …

Brightness:
149 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Cool Blue
 
Dimmer:
Two Level
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Disposable
 
Number of LEDs:
9
 
Power Used:
0.9 watts
 
Material:
Plastic
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
No
 
Number of Clips:
1
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.55 in
 
Cord Length:
13 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
3
 
Battery Type:
AA
 
Number of Batteries:
3
 
MSRP:
$78.99
 
Web Site:
 
Mighty Bright BrightFlex

Mighty Bright BrightFlex

With a run-time of 8 hours on full-brightness, the BrightFlex is Mighty Bright’s top choice for musicians. The single clip is designed for both music stands and books. The tradeoff means that on many music stands, the light has difficulty staying vertical. However on the classic Manhasset music stand, the …

Brightness:
450 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Cool Blue
 
Dimmer:
Three Level
 
Wall Power:
Optional
 
Battery Power:
Rechargeable
 
Number of LEDs:
8
 
Power Used:
2.0 watts
 
Material:
Plastic
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
No
 
Number of Clips:
1
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
in
 
Battery Type:
LiPo
 
Number of Batteries:
1
 
Run Time (full brightness):
8.0 hrs
 
Recharge Time (from empty):
3.5 hrs
 
MSRP:
$49.99
 
Web Site:
 
Aria Diva

Aria Solo

The wall-powered Aria Solo, like the other Aria LED lights we have reviewed, provides even light across two pages of music including all four corners, even though the Solo provides just slightly less light than the best incandescent light. The aluminum design uses two widely-spaced metal clips that attach easily …

Brightness:
657 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Warm White
 
Dimmer:
Optional Full Range
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Not Supported
 
Number of LEDs:
18
 
Power Used:
2.0 watts
 
Material:
Aluminum
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
2
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.45 in
 
Cord Length:
9 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
6
 
MSRP:
$69.95
 
Web Site:
 
Manhasset 1050

Manhasset 1050

Designed by Manhasset to fit their stands, this light is priced affordably. The two clips provide excellent stability, but do not accommodate stand desks any thicker than the Manhasset. It works either on wall power or with the built-in rechargeable battery. The battery life was just over 8 hours on …

Brightness:
638 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Cool Blue
 
Dimmer:
None
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Rechargeable
 
Number of LEDs:
15
 
Power Used:
3.0 watts
 
Material:
Plastic
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
2
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.07 in
 
Cord Length:
6 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
3
 
Battery Type:
NiPo
 
Number of Batteries:
1
 
MSRP:
$65.70
 
Lotus Pro14

Lotus Pro14

This improved light from Lotus Design is significantly brighter than its predecessors and includes an effective battery gauge which illuminates when the light is first turned on. A push button cycles between three levels of brightness, two which are similar in brightness (860 lux and 676 lux) and one which …

Brightness:
960 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Cool Blue
 
Dimmer:
Three Level
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Rechargeable
 
Number of LEDs:
14
 
Power Used:
3.6 watts
 
Material:
Plastic
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
No
 
Number of Clips:
1
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.61 in
 
Cord Length:
8 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
6
 
Battery Type:
LiPo
 
Number of Batteries:
1
 
Run Time (full brightness):
4.0 hrs
 
Recharge Time (from empty):
5.1 hrs
 
MSRP:
$169.00
 
Web Site:
 
Aria Forte

Aria Forte

An upgrade from the already strong Aria Brio, the Aria Forte balances battery life, brightness, and even page coverage in one amazing, albeit pricey, package. Several features match the Brio, including the full-range dimmer, constant brightness to the end of the battery, a visual battery gauge, a powder-coated aluminum case …

Brightness:
1673 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Warm White
 
Dimmer:
Full Range
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Rechargeable
 
Number of LEDs:
18
 
Power Used:
4.0 watts
 
Material:
Aluminum
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
2
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.45 in
 
Cord Length:
9 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
6
 
Battery Type:
LiPo
 
Number of Batteries:
1
 
Run Time (full brightness):
8.6 hrs
 
Recharge Time (from empty):
9.1 hrs
 
MSRP:
$189.95
 
Web Site:
 
Aria Diva

Aria Diva

This wall-powered LED music light is the brightest light we have tested (either LED or incandescent). Like the other Aria lights, the light quality is similar to incandescent bulbs and level is also the most consistent across two pages of music, reaching every corner. This light is bright enough for …

Brightness:
1641 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Warm White
 
Dimmer:
Optional Full Range
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Not Supported
 
Number of LEDs:
18
 
Power Used:
4.0 watts
 
Material:
Aluminum
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
2
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.45 in
 
Cord Length:
9 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
6
 
MSRP:
$89.95
 
Web Site:
 

Aria Brio

One of the brightest rechargeable lights we have tested, the Aria Brio combines many features in one package. The warm white LED light is consistent across two pages, reaching every corner, and is sufficient for three pages. This and the Aria Forte are the only lights we have tested with …

Brightness:
1538 lux
 
Bulb Type:
LED
 
Light Color:
Warm White
 
Dimmer:
Full Range
 
Wall Power:
Included
 
Battery Power:
Rechargeable
 
Number of LEDs:
18
 
Power Used:
4.0 watts
 
Material:
Aluminum
 
Hot Surface:
No
 
Shields Audience:
Yes
 
Number of Clips:
2
 
Max. Lip Thickness:
0.45 in
 
Cord Length:
12 ft
 
Lights per Power Strip:
6
 
Battery Type:
NiMH
 
Number of Batteries:
1
 
Run Time (full brightness):
3.4 hrs
 
Recharge Time (from empty):
12.5 hrs
 
MSRP:
$159.95
 
Web Site: