Friday, December 27, 2013

Beam N Read New Years Giveaway



 
The Beam N Read Hands Free Light has been on of my list of  most favorite must-have items of all time.  Why,  you ask?  Because it makes me brighter!!!  Need proof?  The photo above is proof.  I did not know what a "selfie" was prior to a few days ago.  Since learning, I was able to take a "selfie" while wearing my Beam N Read Light.  Not the type of bright you were thinking about?  Look, I gotta take all the "bright" I can get any way I can get it.   I realize the look on my face is a bit "interesting/scary" however, I'm just learning my new skill and it may take time to figure this out :)

Is this pix better for you?  I hope so and I also hope you notice I made the strap myself....I'm calling that a "my-selfie."   The Beam N Read Lights come with an adjustable neck strap and I removed mine to add a more personalized strap.  You like frilly straps...you can make a "your-selfie" that is frilly.  Honestly,  my co-workers take mine and then claim it is theirs.  Now when I find it in their room under their beds,  I know for certain which one is mine.  Yes, the love to get under their bed with their Beam N Read Lights and look at Pokemon cards.  To each their own...giggles.
  
Did you know the Beam N Read 6 LED Light comes with a fresnel magnifying lens?  100% TRUTH...it does and I like using mine for hand stitching, applique and punch needle embroidery.  It would be nice for reading small print too.  
  
 Since I had just finished this gift I used it as a prop in my "selfie" session :)

 (Orange Filter Attached)
More very cool features include an orange and a red filter that snaps on the front of the Beam N Read Light.  The orange filter is great to use when I want to be on the computer in the evening.  I find the blue white light from computer and tech screens annoying and that light actually make it more difficult to fall asleep as well.  My solution?  I put the orange filter on my Beam N Read Light at night while using my laptop, it helps a great deal.  The red filter is good for night vision.  Below you can see the red lens attached.
 This a white towel I made for a college age neighbor friend illuminated by my Beam N Read with the red filter attached.
 
The Beam N Read Hands Free Light uses 4 AA Batteries.  I know your next question is going to be....how often do you need to change the batteries, am I right?  The answer, I don't know.  I have yet to need to change mine and I've had my Beam N Read Light for approximately 3 years.  Suffice to say they last a good long time :)
You can also use a AC adapter or a vehicle adapter if you choose not to use batteries.

With the recent winter ice storm  I know there are plenty of people who could definitely use a Beam N Read Hands Free Light and probably wished they had received one for a gift this holiday season!!!

According to the weather channel there are still millions of people without power.  Having a Beam N Read Light during storms is really helpful because you don't have to hold a flash light while you are carrying wood in for the fireplace or other things in your hands.

Weather you loose power due to a ice storm or a tornado like they had in Oklahoma this past year, 
I think you can definitely see the advantages to being prepared....not to mention having an excellent needle work light.  

ASF Reading Light is going to send one very lucky IHAN® blog reader their very own Beam N Read Hands Free Light to use and enjoy (Open to US and Canadian residents ONLY).  You can read all the different ways you can enter to win below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Bright Smiles,
Kelly

93 comments:

  1. every thing but mostly books and hand stitching, thanks

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  2. Handwork such as quilt binding and applique are what I would love to see better!

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  3. My cross-stitching would be so much easier with these 60 year old eyes! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway.

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  4. Tiny print on cross stitch patterns.

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  5. Would use for all kinds of hard seeing things from reading to stitching!

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  6. my over-40 eyes just aren't what they used to be. Hand stitching and even threading needles requires bright light! I think this tool would help, thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. I plan to learn to long arm better and I think this would help with free motion lighting!

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  8. I could have used that during a power out we had, love to read in bed. I also notice my eyes are getting worse so good light and a magnifier would help a lot.

    Debbie

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  9. I would like to see my hand stitching better, and have a portable see better tool too. And if I don't win one I may have to buy one!

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  10. Lawd, and it has a magnifier, too! I'm english paper piecing a quilt (I know, I'm crazy!). It would help me see the edges easier when I sew two pieces together (too cheap to go to the eye doc and get new glasses). Pick me!!!!!!

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  11. You mean I could give my daughter back her head lamp! LOL

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  12. This would come in handy when I'm at quilt retreat, especially when I'm the last one up sewing along at 2 in the morning...

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  13. This looks like the perfect light for handwork. I love hand piecing and embroidery.

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  14. I need to see to do EPP hand sewing. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  15. I'd like to see to read in the car.

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  16. I'd like to see better time management on my part.

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  17. I have been hand quilting on a BOM quilt I started in 2005. I'd love to be able to see the quilting better! I am using a lap hoop and it is hard to get it under the beam of light from the floor lamp!

    Sandy A

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  18. I've wanted a Beam N Read for AGES!!!! Crossing all my fingers and toes and eyes :*D Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. I'd love to see better when I hand-stitch during the evening hours.

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  20. I'm doing a lot more hand stitching at night, I defintely need more light!

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  21. Wow, magnification and light would be a life changer for these old eyes, lol! :)

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  22. I'd like to see better to do hand quilting & I'm planning to learn how to machine applique so seeing better would help there too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. I'd like to be able to see the tiny stitches when cross stitching on linen. ;-) Thanks for the fun!

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  24. My eyes are changing and my close vision isn't as good as it used to be. This would be great for hand stitching at night.

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  25. I would love to see my hand quilting better. I like to use blending threads and sometimes they work so well you can hardly find them. Better light would make finding those pesky threads much easier.

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  26. I would love to win this, and I could use it to read, stitch, and save my sanity! grin, and tease.

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  27. The Beam 'n Read would be wonderful when crocheting with dark yarn at night as well as when doing embroidery and cross stitching.

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  28. I'd like to see a few empty cupboards - so I can feel like I've earned time to sew and work on projects! Thank for putting my name in the hat for the drawing for this terrific tool!

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  29. It would be nice to see my EPP better at night!

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  30. I would like to see embroidery, applique and EPP better.

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  31. I would like to see better when I am he stitching something I have woven. Since I have to count threads extra light is good for my old eyes

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  32. https://www.facebook.com/GeneBlackArt?ref=hl

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  33. Great give away. That would be so helpful for evening sewing

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  34. I would love for my Mom to have one of these. She's 91 and does intricate tatting!

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  35. I guess I should see my way to a new eyeglass prescription but I'd rather be able to see white thread against white fabric. LoL
    Barb@Witsend

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  36. I would love one of these to be able to see my handquilting stitches more easily... the brighter light would be very helpful!!

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  37. How cool is this?! I'd love to be able to read or stitch in the car at night when we're on our way to or from my Mom's. The magnifier would definitely help with my hand applique.

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  38. We have very poor lighting in our living room and I would love this to do my hand work. Usually I do it in my sewing room because of the better lighting. My husband thinks I just live up there and only come out for food.

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  39. Yes, sure could have used one of these during the ice storm. We were out for three days and this time of year those were very short days!

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  40. I think it would help me with sewing on the binding.

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  41. This would be great for any hand work like sewing or crocheting at night or in the car! Good lighting is important when doing that kind of work. The magnifying lens is perfect for those itty bitty little irritating things.

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  42. Would love this for hand embroidery that I do in the evenings:)

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  43. It would help me see better while sewing on binding while watching TV.

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  44. I have always wondered how well those work! Thanks for the demo and the chance to win one. Good for hand sewing those hexies in the evening I think.

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  45. I would like to be able see my hand work (applique, embroidery, hand sewing) better this year. Looks like a great product.

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  46. I DO A LOT OF BEADING. THIS LIGHT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP

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  47. I would love to be able to see my hand stitiching better. I always try to have an extra light on when working on hand applique. Thanks for the great review.

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  48. https://www.facebook.com/mschind/posts/10202700399770025

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  49. I doing an applique block swap. This would be so helpful to me. I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

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  50. Just tried a 3rd time after signing in as a follower and still....nothing.

    My comment was:
    "I hate to admit that I need glasses to see better so this light with the magnifier would help a lot with my vanity (vision) issues! Thanks..."

    Thanks for your help, Kelly!

    Karen Utley

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  51. Loving this for the idea of being able to read fine print!

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  52. This looks like it would be perfect for stitching in the evenings while watching TV - wouldn't need an overhead light on!

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  53. I use mine while hand stitching bindings. My hubby bought it for me for Christmas last year after I saw it on your website.

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  54. I would love to see the words on a page better. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  55. I would love to have one to use for handwork, cross-stitch and reading ... Thank you for the giveaway!

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  56. I would love to have one to use for applique. I find my eyes getting strained these days. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  57. I would love to have one to use for applique. I find my eyes getting strained these days. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  58. Would be able to see books, Cross-stitch patterns and quilting and sewing projects so much better.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  59. My husband is an amateur astronomer and they use red light to read star maps at night. It makes it so that they do not destroy their night vision as white light does. This looks like a real nifty tool. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Regards from Alberta, Canada
    Anna

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  60. Love the magnifier. Would be great for applique. Joan

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  61. Love the magnifier. Would be great for applique. Joan

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  62. I would love it for bindings and hand applique on wool. Thanks

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  63. This would be perfect for ripping out stitches! I'm a semi perfectionist and think I rip out more than I sew so it would make it so much easier. :)

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  64. Would love to have it for hand quilting and doing my hand applique at night. It would be a real plus when our power goes out which it seems to be doing a lot lately.

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  65. Would love it for reading pattern directions so the seam ripper wouldn't be needed so often ;)

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  66. Oh wow! I could actually see what I am trying to appliqueing. It would be a wonderful prize to win. Thanks for the opportunity..

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  67. Interesting effects with the filters!

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  68. applique, hand embroider, the fine directions/instructions, threading those needles - ha, finding my glasses. Definitely sounds like a product I could use.

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  69. Great idea. I love the hands free feature. This is great when you share a room and you cannot turn on the light at night. I think it can be amazing for children as well as adults.

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  70. I would like to see better when hand quilting and applying binding.

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  71. Would love to see better when doing my embroidery and any handwork really.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I would love to see my machine quilting a little better, on my domestic machine

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  74. I was just looking at this on the internet this week. I've had to "unquilt" a project and it has been a royal pain! Using a light like this would make it somewhat easier!

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  75. I hand quilt, so I would love to be able to see my stitches better!

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  76. I would love to be able to see how to thread my sewing machine! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Reading instructions when I'm crocheting.

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  78. Since I don't have the lighting worked out in my new studio, I would like to see my hand stitching on a gloomy day or in the evening.

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  79. Love the portability. Great gadget for a gadget girl

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  80. I would like to see the tiny numbers on sewing machine needles so I can tell which size I have in the machine.

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  81. we have lanterns now, lot's of lanterns since loosing power during super storm sandy for eight days. we also have a generator ;)

    talk about being prepared....and the next storm will come in 100 years. but that's fine with me!!!

    this. looks. awesome.

    and your a great model!!

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  82. Would love to see the holes in my linen better. I love the look of linen and do not want to stop using it.

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  83. I would like to see all the surfaces in my sewing room, LOL! (IOW, cleaned up.) Seriously, I just bought some black yarn yesterday. This light would sure help when it comes to knitting with it. Happy New Year, Kelly!

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  84. I really need bifocals, but, I've been resisting. I'd love to see all my stitching projects (and some book pages that have shrunk) better in the new year. Hope you are healing really quickly.

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  85. I would love to see my cross stitch better this year!!

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  86. EVERYTHING!!! i think my cataract is getting worse. it will give me perfecxt vision, but then i lose my "magnifying" effect if i take out my contact. comes in handy for that difficult ripping. i guess i will just have to get some super glasses.

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  87. Older eyes need more light and I am there now!!!

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  88. You're right about needing this when there's a loss of power. We were without ours for about 26 hrs & wore out the flashlights. This would be so handy for my stitching which I tend to do on 40ct linens. Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away.
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at IHaveANotion@yahoo.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding.
Smiles,
Kelly

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