There are some days when I can’t help but wonder why so many
companies are intent on reinventing the paperclip. Okay, not
exactly the paperclip in this example, but the clip
In just the last couple of years, I have seen and reviewed
lights with gator clips, lights that clip on hats, lights that have
removable clips and lights with clips and stretchy goose necks.
Some of these clip lights have been better quality or more cleverly
made than others, but they have all served basically the same
purpose – they clip on something and shine a light.
That’s why I’ll forgive any of our readers who groaned when they
saw the title of this review, as they thought to themselves “not
another clip light review!” Because yes, that is exactly what I
will be talking about today; but bear with me. I agreed to do this
review because I felt that this particular clip light had a
little something extra, that it wasn’t just another
incarnation of an already done and overly played-out design.
The My Light Clip Light is available in Blue Midnight, Pink
Popsicle, Purple Passion, Green Clovers, Clear Crystal and Charcoal
Gray; I was send the blue and pink versions.
I think that the following pictures of the blue version should
show that the approximately 4″ long x 2″ wide light is quite a bit
more substantial than some of the clip lights I have reviewed in
the past, and it is also more attractive.
The My Light weighs 1.7 ounces, and it is composed of two main
parts: the rotating ball which comprises the flashlight head, and
the adjustable clip body. The flashlight head is a 1.5″ sphere
containing two user replaceable 3V 2032 disk batteries and two
sealed white 8000mcd LEDs.
The rear of the sphere opens to allow access to the battery
compartment, and a rubber gasket adds some level of water
resistance to the threaded plastic pieces. The My Light website
says that the light is submergible, and I verified this to be true.
Battery life is given as approximately 40 hours with two fresh
The Clip Light is turned on or off by pressing the rubber sealed
button on the rear of the head.
When the sphere is slipped into the tension forks which hold it
to the clip’s body, it can be rotated in any direction without
slipping from the fork’s grip. The tension forks are wide enough
that even though the light’s head is easily removed, it shouldn’t
be easy to unintentionally dislodge.
At the base of the tension fork on the clip’s neck, there is a
ball joint which allows the neck to be aimed forward or backwards,
up to a 180º angle total.
The ball joint also allows the neck to be turned 360º, allowing for light placement exactly where it
The clip portion of the light is a substantial improvement over
any I’ve seen. Its jaws open a w-i-d-e 1.25″ allowing the clip to
clamp down on supports of many different thicknesses. The
non-marking rubber pads inside the clip also adjust to allow for
the best grip possible.
The glow produced by the two white LEDs is bright enough for
comfortable reading in a darkened room. It would be a great light
for reading in the backseat of a car, as it is bright enough for
the reader but would not be distracting to the driver. The light is
also bright enough to casting a safe beam when walking on a dark
Even though at first the My Light Clip Light might be seen as
“yet another clip light,” it is a better version than usual. The My
Light is more ruggedly made, more attractive, more adjustable and
more substantial than those I have reviewed in the past. It has
also won my 16 year old daughter’s seal of approval. When she saw
the light, her first words were “Ooooh, I get that when you are
Luckily I have two… ;0)