Night Reader Pro

(2 customer reviews)

$ 11.95

The little light with big performance.

Full-featured dimmable red LED light can be used at high intensity for walking about and set to a lower intensity for comfortable use with an atlas or planisphere.

Night Reader Pro comes with easy quick-clip keychain attachment to keep it close at hand.

Made in U.S.A. Lifetime Warranty

SKU: 00721212000229 Category:


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The Night Reader Pro™ is a true Astronomer’s Flashlight built with a 630nm red LED to help you read a planisphere or atlas in the dark without depleting your night vision.  There is no white light option to accidentally activate so you can use the Night Reader Pro™ without worry of loosing your night vision or upsetting your neighbors at a star party. Although the light is bright enough to be used when setting up equipment, the brightness can be brought up gradually to any level desired for reading at close quarters with minimal afterimaging.  The LED is shielded so the light will shine where you want it, but not directly in your eyes.

Night Reader Pro™ is made tough in the USA and carries a lifetime warranty.  The standard CR2032 battery is easy to replace and will give you 36 hours or more of operation.  The housing is rated IPX-4 for moisture resistance and has gold-plated contacts for reliable service.  A quick-clip keychain attachment is provided to keep the light handy with fast and easy access. This light will be there when you need it and you won’t be fumbling with a split-ring attachment.  With the Night Reader Pro™ clipped to a zipper on your jacket or to the strap on your binoculars you will always have a top-notch light source at the ready.

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It takes up to 45 minutes for the human eye to completely adapt to darkness as a protein called Rhodopsin builds up in the rod cells. You might be surprised at how many more objects are visible and how much better you can see details in faint objects once your vision adapts to the darkness. Unfortunately all it takes is a about a second of the bright white light from a flashlight or a cell phone display to deplete your night vision and have you waiting around to adapt again! The longer wavelength red light produced by our Night Reader is detected by the cone cells in your eye and does not deplete Rhodopsin in your rod cells. This allows you to read a chart or atlas and immediately return to viewing the sky.

Additional information

Dimensions1.5 × 1.00 × .40 in
Product ID



One CR2032

LED Specification


2 reviews for Night Reader Pro

  1. Skip Whitehurst

    Great little light!

    I bought one of these at the Okie-Tex Star Party because my red Photon light was just too bright. After using it that night, I bought two more the next day so I’d have a spare, and in case someone else needed a good dimmable(!) red light.

  2. Bram Weisman

    My new favorite red light. I hang it from a lanyard and keep it on at low brightness all night. It’s the perfect size. Easy to hold in your mouth if necessary (it happens). Great range of brightness. And a great value at this price. I bought two, so I’d have a backup.

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