A snake light may sound like an odd name to give a source of light, but it's the shape that gives it its name. Kids don't have to snuggle under the blanket with a torchlight in hand to read their favorite book, where a snake light is the perfect companion for those late-night reading sessions under the covers. It is a pretty powerful source of illumination that can be bent in any desired direction to focus on a particular spot, usually while reading or examining something in low lighting. Let's take a look at the factors you'll need to give a thought, before making your purchase.
Things to Consider
A snake light is best used as a reading light, and comes in abstract, fun designs that can be placed on your nightstand, or even on the bed while you read lying down. How about when you're working on your laptop in the dark, straining your eyes at the screen? Snake lights also come with a USB port affixed to one end, giving you a flexible light to shine on your screen without ruining your eyesight. Neat, right? It can be taken with you wherever you go, if you need to work in a dimly-lit area like the park or beach.
Brand-Conscious or Not?
Many of us buy things because companies are widely known for their consistent performance, unparalleled services and products, and loyal customer base. Because we're constantly plagued by an uprising of new products in the market that beckon with every advertisement and TV commercial, we're forced to lay in a heap of confusion. Does eBay sell better snake lights, or does Amazon? Do you prefer a high-quality brand, or a new entry in the market that shows great promise?
The best thing to do is, inspect the product in person; see how it feels to manipulate the light―is it stiff to the touch? Does it keep moving back to its original position? Does it not look as appealing as the product catalog image? Is it exorbitantly priced for something that looks like a cheap knockoff? These are important questions to ask yourself. Plus, how often will you use it? Consider the importance of the product and opt for one that lasts for years to come, or choose a reasonably-priced alternative that you'll hardly ever use.
Do you want this sort of light to fancify the interiors of a space? While these lights are usually reserved for the bedroom, you can choose extremely well-crafted designs to place in either the living room or study. If you haven't heard of the website MIO Culture, you're missing out on something quite special. The designers of the innovative products that are housed by the website, aren't just creating incredibly beautiful, modern interpretations of the product's boring commercial counterparts, but making them recyclable and totally eco-friendly too. Be sure to check out their version of snake lights in the lighting section (Trask Lamp), giving you a slew of other lighting options worth taking a look at.