The Serious Readers Alex light - what's so special about it?

Hello again and welcome to this sponsored post where I want to share the details of the new reading light I've been gifted. When Serious Readers got in touch with me a couple of months ago I questioned myself as to whether I really need a reading light and if so, why this one? After using it for the past three weeks I can honestly say there's quite a lot about the Alex light which makes it special. Serious Readers are all about looking after your eyesight by preventing eye strain. I'm at that stage when I have reading glasses but don't need them all of the time. I'm aware that I tend to sit near the window to read my magazines during the day, but in the evening I don't bother to try as we have quite subdued lighting for watching TV. 

Thanks to the Daylight Wave Technology these lights replicate natural daylight. What really makes the difference is projecting a spectral power distribution akin to real light.  Here's the technical stuff - CRI (Colour Rendering Index) is a measure of natural light simulation with 100 being perfect. The High Definition light projects a CRI of 96 for the Alex light, making them the best for seeing colours in their true light. 

Founder and creator of Serious Readers, Alex Pratt revolutionised lighting when he developed a specialist sewing light for Singer in 1986. Combining brightness, durability and versatility, the light was an industry game changer. From there Serious went on to design ultra high specification lights for machine tools. As their reputation grew so did their client list with specialists in surgery, forensic science and fine art restoration all demanding technically specific lighting. Commissions followed for airport control towers, RNLI lifeboats and even the Space Shuttle. 

The warm white light has a 27 inch beam spread and is recommended for those who suffer from Glaucoma. I mention this as my father had the eye condition which can lead to blindness and therefore my siblings and I are regularly tested for it. Read about the their purchasing guidelines here for this and other conditions such as cataracts and AMD- they really have it all covered. 

One of the other great features of the floor lamp is the stay put flexible arm - it really does stay put! Not only that, but it has a 359 degree swivel joint at the lamp head with makes it uber-directionable (yes, I know that's probably a made up word). Anyway, for those of you who like to stretch out at the end of a long day, this lamp delivers light exactly where you need it, rather than you having to position yourself under it. The only thing it didn't do was give me the last two clues in my crossword.

The sleek design is real plus too and as you can see it fits in with the most modern of interiors. Oh, if only this were my kitchen/diner!

And finally one more selling point is that it makes a great uplighter with the dimmer facility meaning you can have it on full brightness or a lesser strength if you prefer. The light comes with a five year warranty too. There are other versions of this light including a heavyweight version of the Alex plus table versions and wall versions as well. All are LED lights, energy efficient and yet high performance to look after the health of your eyes. The older I get the more I realise how important it is to slow down the gradual deterioration in my sight that comes with ageing. I'm so pleased to have been given the opportunity to use this state of the art light and discover easy reading again. The crisp, clear light really makes a difference and so yes, I'd say that makes it pretty special. I know I'm no expert on this, but 500 Opticians recommend Serious Readers lights too!

Please note that this is a sponsored post, but all opinions are mine.

                                                                                                   Anna x



  1. Interesting product!
    Your crabby pillows are darling and I love the big embroidered one!!

  2. Anna I can see we are both delighted with our Serious Readers light. Two of my friends are so impressed that they are going to purchase. I could not find anything similar over here.

    1. I had a lady chat to me at work the other day and I ended up recommending the light as she too has that reading by the window habit. I'm delighted with mine.

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    1. It's a bit pricey, but honestly the difference it makes is amazing Veronica!

  4. Oh, it looks great!! I do worry about my eye-sight!

  5. The thing about our eyes is that there's no way back once things start to decline. I'm so pleased to have this help stave off things for the next little while. My optician says I've got good eyesight for my age, so long may it continue!

  6. They are pretty expensive and as it's the bulb doing all the work then how much are replacement bulbs and what is the average lifespan of a bulb?

    1. I'd ask you to refer to their website for this information. See the link to the website above.

      I've used my light for two years now and haven't had to replace the bulb yet if that helps.



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