NightReader is a small reading light, practical in the rich world, but indispensable for one billion Third World school kids and students.

Four hours after sunset can be utilized for study with a small mobile reading light, called the “NightReader”. Compared to the heat of the day, these hours have the charm of relaxing coolness, especially when sitting outside. These hours are ideal for study, it is easier to concentrate on one's thoughts, read and write. Moreover, outdoor space is the only space available for students to escape the hindrance of cramped housing conditions.

Problems of cost and practicality are addressed. Cost by local manufacture out of mostly cost-free materials in a short time. Mobility by small size, lightweight, Practicality, and quality by a design of a lampshade that only illuminates what is read or written down as not attract insects. The use of two 3mm yellow LEDs results in long battery use, even if partly discharged batteries are used.

Facilitate availability for all at short notice by the online publication of construction manuals and on social media like Facebook, YouTube, and Instructables.