Treat your eyes

The initial decision to try a Serious Reading Light is usually based on a lack of clarity and the frustrating symptoms of eyestrain.

Here are a few of the main reasons people decide to try a Serious Reading Light.

Regain the joy of reading 

Serious Reading Lights take the strain out of reading and writing by projecting a natural, balanced bright light beam onto the page.

Return to loved hobbies

Serious Reading Lights are exceptionally accurate at rendering colours, many owners use their lights for needlework, artwork and more.

Relieve the effects of eyestrain

Our bespoke technology sheds a natural, balanced and controllable light source allowing you to adjust the light to suit your eyes.

The Serious Promise

Many customers initially find Serious Lights to be a considered purchase. On trial, 98/100 readers decide to keep their lights - below are a few reasons why.

30 Day Risk-Free Trial

If you’re not totally happy with your light we will refund you fully and collect from any UK mainland address. 

Hand-built in Great Britain

Each Serious Light is built by hand in our factory in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and delivered to you fully assembled.

Feefo Gold Award

We are proud to have been recognised as a Gold Trusted Merchant for seven years in a row for offering exceptional customer service.

5 Year Warranty

All Serious Lights shown on this website benefit from a 5 year no quibble warranty period.

No Tools Needed

Every Serious Light is delivered to you fully assembled. Simply take your light out of the box, plug it in, and you’re ready to start reading.

Recommended by Opticians

Serious Lights are recommended by over 500 independent opticians for the relief they bring to the frustrating symptoms of eyestrain. 

Struggling to see?

Light can have a massive impact on our lives. The wrong kind of light can affect our sleeping patterns, aggravate existing health conditions and negatively affect our wellbeing. 

Below are four of the most common issues facing our eyes today.

Our Eyes Crave Daylight

Our eyes have evolved over millions of years under natural light, but we are spending longer and longer indoors under artificial light which is not what our eyes expect and need.

Serious Reading Lights are built to bring daylight indoors.

Blue Light and Eyestrain

An eyestrain epidemic stemming from poor artificial light sources and blue light from digital screens is developing but a light as close to daylight can mitigate these effects.

Serious Reading Lights are as close to daylight as is technically possible.

Eye Conditions

While a light can't reverse the effects of eye conditions, shining a natural light on to the point of focus can mitigate the symptoms of eye conditions and help you to enjoy reading.

Serious Reading Lights achieve clarity by projecting strong, natural light.

Inferior Lighting

Many homes are fitted with poor lighting solutions that look pretty, but do not support our eyesight. The brightness levels, beam width and position cannot be adjusted to meet our needs.

Serious Reading Lights can be customised to the needs of the individual.

High Definition Reading Lights

Remember when words just leapt off the page? Enjoy reading under the same light used to show off the artist's colour palette and brush strokes in the Van Gogh Museum to bring out fine detail. 

Daylight Wavelength TechnologyTM

Using bespoke technology, the High Definition Light is as technically close to daylight as possible.

Up To 12x More Light on Your Page

By comparison with a traditional 60W filament bulb, the High Definition Reading Light throws up to 12x more light on to your page.

Accurate Colour Rendering

The High Definition Light projects a CRI of 99, making it the best reading light in our range for seeing colours in their true light. 

If you're looking for specialist reading lights, then look no further. Specialist reading lights is what we know. Serious Readers offer a range of products including, the best floor standing reading lights the UK to reading lamps for poor eyesight to the best reading light for bed. Our lights can be used as a free-standing reading light. But a free standing reading light could also be a reading light for books with one of our table lights. The LEDs are perfect for reading, creating the ideal LED reading light bed. So the free-standing reading light is a great reading light for books. A good book reading light is hard to find, and you don't want to buy a below-par book reading light so take a glance across the website to find YOUR perfect book reading light. An excellent book reading light, with a purchase from Serious, will set the scene for an ideal reading experience. Book reading lights have increased in popularity due to the world's love of books—also excellent reading light for bedside.


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Recommended By Over 500 Independent Opticians

"

Tracey Taylor - Taylor Biddle Opticians
Optometrist BSc (Hons) MCOptom

We've been recommending Serious Lights to our patients for many years.

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Floor Light

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Our best floor standing reading light

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Closest floor light to natural daylight

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Closest table light to natural daylight

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£349.99

Table Light

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High Definition

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Three Serious Reading Light Ranges

"The most superb aspect about the light is that I can adjust the beam to exactly where I need it."

Closest to daylight

Recommended for eye conditions

1,500+ Reviews

Mrs Stimpson, Berkshire

Specifications

Adjustable beam width

CRI: 99/100

Bulb Type: 7.2W LED

Bulb Life Guarantee: 5 Years

Beam Spread: 16-26"

Colour Temp: 4,000K

Lux: 3,600-7,200lx


Alex

£249.99

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Close to daylight

Wide beam

Uses just 6W of power

1,000+ Reviews

"I am very pleased with the Alex light. It has made a great improvement to my enjoyment of reading."

Mr Ackland, London

Specifications

CRI: 98/100

Bulb Type: 6W LED

Bulb Life Guarantee : 3 Years

Beam Spread: 12"

Colour Temp: 4,000K

Lux: 4,800lx


Classic

£149.99

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Narrow beam

Avoid light disturbance

Suitable for reading books only

250+ Reviews

"After years of trying to read in poor light, the Classic light is excellent. No more eye strain and feeling tired. A valuable tool for readers."

Mr Hill, Cumbria

Specifications

CRI: 85/100

Bulb Type: 5W LED

Bulb Life Guarantee: 2 Years

Beam Spread: 8"

Colour Temp: 4,000K

Lux: 2,400lx


From

From

From

Our brightest and most natural light, with newly upgraded LED technology.

Our mid range model. Projects a bright, white balanced light beam. 

Entry level reading light with narrow beam suitable for books only.

From

£349.99

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From

£249.99

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From

£149.99

Order Now >

Choose from Floor or Table Reading Lights

Light up your life indoors 

with a Serious Light

Choose Your Light

See more clearly and enjoy what you love doing without straining to see.

Readers Digest 100-Word-Story Competition

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Free Compact Light Worth £150 - Quote 100W3 At Checkout

Free Compact Light Worth £150
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Light up

your life indoors 

with a Serious Light

High Definition

£349.99

Order Now >

Three Serious Reading Light Ranges

"The most superb aspect about the light is that I can adjust the beam to exactly where I need it."

Closest to daylight

Recommended for eye conditions

1,500+ Reviews

Mrs Stimpson, Berkshire

Specifications

Adjustable beam width

CRI: 99/100

Bulb Type: 7.2W LED

Bulb Life Guarantee: 5 Years

Beam Spread: 16-26"

Colour Temp: 4,000K

Lux: 3,600-7,200lx


Alex

£249.99

Order Now >

Close to daylight

Wide beam

Uses just 6W of power

1,000+ Reviews

"I am very pleased with the Alex light. It has made a great improvement to my enjoyment of reading."

Mr Ackland, London

Specifications

CRI: 98/100

Bulb Type: 6W LED

Bulb Life Guarantee : 3 Years

Beam Spread: 12"

Colour Temp: 4,000K

Lux: 4,800lx


Classic

£149.99

Order Now >

Narrow beam

Avoid light disturbance

Suitable for reading books only

250+ Reviews

"After years of trying to read in poor light, the Classic light is excellent. No more eye strain and feeling tired. A valuable tool for readers."

Mr Hill, Cumbria

Specifications

CRI: 85/100

Bulb Type: 5W LED

Bulb Life Guarantee: 2 Years

Beam Spread: 8"

Colour Temp: 4,000K

Lux: 2,400lx


From

From

From

Our brightest and most natural light, with newly upgraded LED technology.

Our mid range model. Projects a bright, white balanced light beam. 

Entry level reading light with narrow beam suitable for books only.

From

£349.99

Order Now >

From

£249.99

Order Now >

From

£149.99

Order Now >

Choose from Floor or Table Reading Lights

Feefo 2021 Platinum Award Winners

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Mr Malcher, Rochester
Serious Light Owner

This firm is head and shoulders above any I have ever dealt with in nearly 70 years.

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Free Compact Light

When ordering a Serious Reading Light, quote promotion code 100W3 and receive a free Compact Light. 

Small But Powerful

Just 45cm tall, and with a 12cm diameter base, the Compact Light is the perfect reading companion when space is at a premium. It punches out an intense white light to support your vision. 

RRP £150

Bulb: 5W LED
Height: 45cm (18")
Weight: 1.5kg (3lbs)
Warranty: 1 Year

Free Compact Light

When ordering a Serious Reading Light, quote promotion code 100W3 and receive a free Compact Light. 

Small But Powerful

Just 45cm tall, and with a 12cm diameter base, the Compact Light is the perfect reading companion when space is at a premium. It punches out an intense white light to support your vision. 

RRP £150

Bulb: 5W LED
Height: 45cm (18")
Weight: 1.5kg (3lbs)
Warranty: 1 Year

Unleash your creativity

At Serious Readers we understand that the creative mind requires many factors to function properly. Creativity and inspiration can often strike when we least expect it, and vanish fleetingly when we feel we most need it. Inspiration demands attention, at any hour of the day; that’s why Serious Lights utilise a special technology that allows us to closely replicate natural daylight and bring it indoors. This means that wherever you are, and whatever time it is, you can write like you are bathed in a pool of natural sunshine.

“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.” ― Lisa See

The Readers Digest 100 Word Short Story Competition

Each year, thousands of enthusiastic writers put pen to paper, and fingers to keys to try their hand at writing the best 100 word short story. The competition has been running since 2010 and provides an excellent opportunity for writers to practice their craft, gain exposure for their work, win up to £1000, and for the first time ever, get their hands on a Serious Light. To find out more, or to submit your own entry, click here.

To create a good story in 100 words takes a lot of skill. In such limited space you must take the reader on a journey of world building, development, exposition, and conclusion.

For those taking part, here are some top tips for short story writers from Writers Republic:


Read something new everyday.

Experiment with your characters.

Have your work reviewed.

Practice on a daily basis.

Don't be afraid to try out new topics and genres.


Good luck!




Unleash your creativity

At Serious Readers we understand that the creative mind requires many factors to function properly. Creativity and inspiration can often strike when we least expect it, and vanish fleetingly when we feel we most need it. 

Inspiration demands attention, at any hour of the day; that’s why Serious Lights utilise a special technology that allows us to closely replicate natural daylight and bring it indoors. This means that wherever you are, and whatever time it is, you can write like you are bathed in a pool of natural sunshine. 

“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.” ― Lisa See