Review of Beam n Read USB/AC Power Kit

I’ve got a really quick review for you today of an accessory for the Beam N Read lights that I reviewed recently. The product is the Beam N Read USB/AC Kit which is essentially a power adapter and USB cable to power the Beam N Read devices. It works fine. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features


ASF Lightware Solutions Beam n Read USB/AC Power Kit

Save batteries for when you’re on the go or the next power outage with the Beam n Read Accessory USB Power Kit. It works with all Beam n Read LED Hands-Free lights (3 and 6 LED lights). In addition to the Kit’s 6 foot BnR to USB cable, an additional 6 foot USB extension cable is included letting you work up to 12 feet from a USB socket. Need a longer cable? – just add a standard USB extension cable. Use the included USB/AC adapter or a USB DC car adapter/charger, or a computer’s USB port, or the USB adapter/charger for your cell phone, e-reader, etc. Some airplane seats now have USB ports for plugging in! You may leave batteries in the Beam n Read or take them out to make a super lightweight light. Please note this kit is to access external power and will not recharge batteries.
This kit is not for use with Beam n Read Classic (filament bulb) lights.

Price: $14.95 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review

Let’s start with a quick video unboxing and then move on:


The packaging for the Beam N Read USB/Kit is nice looking. Inside you’ll find two USB cables and a USB AC power adapter along with a user manual. One USB cable is an extension cable with male and female USB ends  and it’s six feet long. The second USB cable is the charging cable it has a USB connection on one end and what looks like an audio connector on the other, that’s for charging the Beam N Read device. The charging cable is also six feet long so when you combine them you can have 12 feet in total.

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The power adapter is easy to use as it just plugs into the Beam N Read and you’re ready to go and best of all you don’t even have to take out the batteries.



The Beam N Read UBS/AC Kit is fine for what it is, it does what it’s supposed to.

I just don’t like the fact that the connection is proprietary for power, they could have used a standard connection like micro USB or mini USB.

+Long cables
+Works fine
+Can use adapter to charge other things

-Proprietary connector



Grading Scores Out of 10
Overall score-8-10
Design / Aesthetic score-7-10
Value / Price score-9-10
Performance / Usage score-10-10


Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.

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