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119 of 119 found the following review helpful:
Improvement over original model, but could be improved more Sep 03, 2009
By P. Schmidt
I had several of the original MightyBright 2-headed LED lamps, and was quite happy with them, and wrote a favorable review for Amazon. When I learned about the new version, which had two LEDs per head, more options to select the amount of light, and the option to use an AC adaptor instead of batteries, I bought a set of the new ones.
The build quality seems slightly better than with the older version (my only real complaint with the originals). Otherwise the battery/clip base and flexible goosenecks seem to be the same as with the originals. The heads are where the difference is most apparent. The lens over the LEDs seems to distribute the light more smoothly over the music page, and the switch on the head allows three choices: OFF, 1 LED on, 2 LEDs on. Obviously, 2 LEDS on is brighter than 1 LED on, but it will also result in decreased battery life. Happily, this new model comes with an AC adapter that plugs into the battery base. A concern: accordingly to MightBright, you cannot use the AC adapter while the batteries are installed in the base. Apparently, there is no isolation circuitry between the Ac adapter's plug and the batteries, so the AC adapter is trying to charge the batteries, and they will get hot or otherwise cause problems. I wish MightBright had incorporated an isolation circuit to disconnect the batteries when the AC adapter is plugged in, but this would be my quibble for this model.
On a more disturbing note, my initial order with Amazon was for three of these, and on two of the three units only one of the two LED heads would turn on. This appeared to be due to faulty switches on the heads. I returned those two faulty units for refund, and ordered two replacements. The new ones worked correctly. I hope that the ratio of good to bad switches is high on units that other people may buy!
60 of 63 found the following review helpful:
A fatal flaw? Aug 18, 2010
By Linda Day
I have trouble seeing my music when I'm playing violin in a room that's not well lit, and this light makes a big difference -- BUT instead of having a slide switch like the previous light (which has only 1 light/head, not enough), this version has a press-the-button-to-turn-on switch on the back of each head. Moreover, the switch sticks out, so it's next to impossible not to have it turn on accidentally while it's curled up in your instrument case. Then the next time you pull it out, desperately needing it, no light! Dead batteries. Bummer. There's no way I can figure out how to carry this supposedly portable light around without accidentally having it click itself on and run down the batteries. Maybe you just have to take out the batteries before you pack it up, which is really lame, and I can't imagine how the Mighty Bright people traded in a good slide switch for a cruddy, exposed, stick-out, button.
Good light, but useless if there's no juice left in the battery.
33 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Very bright, flexible music stand light Feb 15, 2009
By J. Lyon
Very bright. Having both battery and a/c adaptor is a useful plus. Only negative is that the clamp is too weak to work well on my music stand. Once I got it positioned, the lamps are flexible, don't take up a lot of room and provide strong light. I like the two lighting level positions for each lamp and having two lamps is great. Definitely recommend this product.
21 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Great and indispensible gadget for musicians Jun 13, 2009
By Ronald J. Widner
As many other reviews point out, this is much brighter than the earlier versions of the Mighty Bright. There's no doubt about that. The two heads are also a huge improvement as they allow for much greater coverage. A single light was fine for one page of music, but this allows for two, and with more light on each. Even if you don't play professionally in dark places, its real handy in the home. I often find myself in inadequate lighting for reading music, particularly after sundown, and all it takes is a flip of the Mighty Might and all is clear. These are also really handy when you have power outages. They throw an incredible amount of light (enough for a whole room) and you can just clamp it somewhere and leave it. Or you can clamp it to your belt buckle and walk around with your hands free. Well worth the $28 I paid.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Perfect accessory lighting Jun 05, 2009
By W. L. Kerr
I ordered several of these music stand lights for our church's praise band. There had been times when it was desirable to have the overhead lights turned off as we played music, but the lights had to be left on so the musicians could see their sheet music. These small double LED lights put out just enough light to enable us to have all of the lights turned off and we still have our music illuminated. The flexible goosenecks can be positioned so that you can see 2 or even 3 pages of music. They've even come in handy for someone narrating during a slide show and someone needing to see a control panel for colored lighting during a concert. We've really come to depend on these lights and wouldn't want to do without them.
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