Battery Operated Lights

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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
 

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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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