Why We Like It
If you’re taking care of your mother, you probably see her struggling with vision.
Or maybe you’re struggling yourself.
My mother loved her “daylight” floor lamp. It gave her enough light to sew and needlepoint.
If she were here today, I’d get her the Brightech LightView Pro.
It’s a high-power but elegant floor stand magnifier. In addition to throwing good light right at the target, it is a hands-free magnifying device with a very large view port.
Why I Chose a Floor Magnifier
A floor magnifier is the most hands-free of all the magnifying solutions (read more magnifying devices here on Senior Home Guide). If I have to hold with my hands, or wear it on my head, I’m going to get annoyed.
With a floor magnifier, all I have to do is position the glass and I’m done.
Why I Like the Brightech LightView Pro
I use eyeglasses to read the newspaper.
I use a magnifying glass to read labels in the kitchen.
But I don’t have anything to do close work.
When I saw the Brightech LightView Pro floor magnifier, it reminded me of my mom’s extra bright floor lamp.
But on steroids.
It Has a Huge Glass Diameter
The magnifying glass has 4.5 in. diameter. It allows you to focus on an object about 15 in. from the glass. When you have a smaller glass size, you have to move it or the object you’re looking at. The LightView Pro glass has plenty of room. You don’t have to move it around. You can concentrate.
It Has a Huge Magnification Factor
The “3 Diopter” model magnifies the object at 175% of its actual size.
The “5 Diopter” model magnifies the object 225%.
These are plenty for seeing needlework, coins, books, and puzzles.
It Has a Bright Light
In LED language, the LightView has an 800 lumens output. That’s the equivalent of a 60-watt bulb in incandescent terms. At 15 in. away, this is more than enough light to brighten the target object. It uses only 9 watts of energy. The bulb has a 20-year lifespan.
It Has an Adjustable Color Temperature
The floor magnifier’s lamp has a color adjustment switch. The lamp shines at from 3,000 to 6,000 K. (The “K” is for “Kelvin.”) The 3,000 K setting is yellow, similar to a traditional incandescent bulb. The 6,000 K setting is a bluish-white, similar to daylight. The yellow is a bit easier on the eyes, and the bluish white can make it easier to see details.
It Stays Cool and Clear
The magnifying class is scratch-coated glass.
These are significant upgrades from hot incandescent and halogen light, and acrylic magnification.
It’s a Gooseneck on Wheels
You can easily move the lamp closer because it’s on wheels. You can adjust the magnifying glass to your liking. It will stay where you put it because it’s on a high-quality “gooseneck” flexible neck that perfectly holds its position.
The wheels could offer a bit more stability. Carefully hold the lamp when using its wheels to move it around.