3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light {Review and Giveaway}

Besides blogging, another thing that keeps me up at night is working on my crafts. It’s been a therapeutic way for me to unwind especially when I’m doing what I enjoy. This can be working on my project life, scrapbooking, making cards, creating rainbow looms or just crafting in general.

And because these are usually done after Sophie is asleep at night, it can be very straining on my eyes especially when I stay up late into the night t steal some me-time for myself. But the ceiling lamp in my craft room is not sufficiently bright and to add to my woes, my lamp was too “yellow” causing my eyes to be tired from the strong glare. With prolonged usage, I was starting to get concerned that it would waken my eyesight too.


But these day, blogging and crafting is a lot more enjoyable with my favourite companion, my new 3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Light.

Not all lamps are created equal

According to a survey from 3M,  70% of Singaporeans do not understand the need for a task light during various task activities, preferring to rely solely  on ambient light which may be harmful for the eyes.

Understanding the strain we put our eyes through daily, 3M introduced the new LED5000 Polarizing Task Light. Equipped with it’s trademark Polarizing Filter Technology, it effectively reduces harmful glare, making reading, crafting and even using the computer less straining on my eyes.

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Instantly lights up my craft area with a touch of a button

Adjusted to suit your needs with just one touch

With the LED5000, I’ve learnt that brightness levels are measured in illuminance (lux), and not wattage (which refers to the amount of energy used by the bulb). And for more detailed activities such as studying, scrapbooking and using the laptop, these tasks requires higher lux levels to perform the task comfortably.

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It’s fuss-free touch sensor panel with 5 lux levels setting

And to help me switch effortlessly between the 5 different lux levels, all that’s needed is a simple touch on it’s touch sensor panel.

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Using lux level 5 when I scrapbook

Working on my crafts is so much more comfortable now. Hopefully, it will save my eyesight from deteriorating too fast.

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Using lux level 2 for a much softer glow to light up the room when I use my computer

Sleek, minimalistic design

Another reason why I’m loving my LED5000 is because of it’s slim and sleek design. Not only is it super lightweight at only 0.8kg, the lamp is also retractable so you can easily store it away without taking up space on your work station when it’s not in use.

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Sleek & minimalistic design to suit every work station

It’s compact design also gives me more flexibility to bring it around the house depending on my need and it’s especially useful to brighten the surrounding when I’m taking photos of somrthing for my blog or instagram too.  #signsofbeingasocialmediaaddict

Saves your eyes and your money too

Besides saving your eyes, any reason why the LED5000 is an ideal lighting companion is because it can save you money in the long-run as LED light bulbs lamps are more durable and energy saving.


The 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light is available in Best Denki, Popular Bookstores and other leading retailers and retails at $239. Do check out their Facebook page for on-going promotions too. (Psst, we heard they are having a promotion right now!)

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-– – – – – – – -– – – – – –  GIVEAWAY FOR A JUGGLING MUM READERS – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

Thanks to the kind sponsors, now you can stand a chance to win the 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light too.  To take part in the giveaway, do fulfill the steps on the widget.

Complete all 3 steps to gain more chances :) Giveaway ends on 21 Oct 2014, 12am. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note:

  • This giveaway is only open to readers residing in Singapore
  • Winner will be required to self-collect the lamp from 3M’s office in Yishun


* A Juggling Mom received a unit of the 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light to write this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.

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Comments: 85

  1. Gan Say Bin October 16, 2014 at 8:37 am Reply

    Perfect light for me to do some crafting at night when the kids are asleep!

  2. Lee Ling October 16, 2014 at 8:37 am Reply

    Hope to win for my 3 kids.

  3. Teo Yee Long October 16, 2014 at 8:37 am Reply

    Using a normal fluorescent light for my daughter’s study desk, must be the reason why her shortsightedness is detererioting. Hope to win this 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light to protect her eyesight.
    Teo Yee Long

  4. Ai Sakura October 16, 2014 at 8:39 am Reply

    For rainbow looming at night heh

    sakuraharuka at live dot com
    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  5. Marcia Too October 16, 2014 at 8:48 am Reply

    To aid me when I am preparing homeschooling stuff when’s kids r asleep

  6. Justina October 16, 2014 at 8:48 am Reply

    Hope to win this for my 3 kids .. esp for my eldest whom is in Pri 1

  7. Veron October 16, 2014 at 8:49 am Reply

    Our Philips lamp recently decided to retire early. Hopefully the kids will get to try this 3M LED5000. 🙂

  8. Irene Fock October 16, 2014 at 8:49 am Reply

    Hope to win it for my boy so he can use it to read and do his work at his desk.

    Irene Fock

  9. Iris Kuah October 16, 2014 at 8:51 am Reply

    Will be great to have this when we are reading our books! 🙂

  10. Judy October 16, 2014 at 8:54 am Reply

    I hope to win this for my son. Scared he’ll be like me wearing specs!


  11. Jingxian October 16, 2014 at 8:54 am Reply

    For my boys to do their drawing and colouring

  12. Eunice Wee October 16, 2014 at 8:55 am Reply

    Would love to win this for my kid & me – for reading, writing, craftwork etc.

  13. Nellie October 16, 2014 at 9:02 am Reply

    I’d like to win the lamp so that my girls can study in the room without straining their eyes with normal room lighting. Hope to win! Thanks!

  14. Karen Tan October 16, 2014 at 9:05 am Reply

    Totally understand the need for this especially the part when our me-time is really when the kids are asleep.

  15. Lu Siu Ching October 16, 2014 at 9:08 am Reply

    5 different lux levels that can switch around for different activity, means no more glaring light on my eyes

    Lu Siu Ching

  16. Wenqi October 16, 2014 at 9:14 am Reply

    I hope to use it for blogging and reading at night.


  17. Carol Lim October 16, 2014 at 9:31 am Reply

    I notice my eldest boy starts blinking and rubbing his eyes after reading books for a while. This happens regularly. Perhaps this is a sign that the existing lighting that we have at home is not comfortable for him. Hence I hope to win this 3M LED Task Light for him.

  18. Pam Wong October 16, 2014 at 9:35 am Reply

    Good for my kids when we are doing crafts and reading together.

  19. Mag Yeow October 16, 2014 at 9:35 am Reply

    I hope to win this for my two little bookworms! Lighting is very important to keep myopia at bay and with this 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light, I can do my bit to protect their eyes and prevent them from wearing thick glasses like me!
    Mag Yeow

  20. Cynthia Tan October 16, 2014 at 9:38 am Reply

    Love to win this light for my girl and my aging eyesight!

  21. Pmbabe October 16, 2014 at 9:43 am Reply

    Would like to win it for my kids to provide proper lighting when reading!


  22. Daphne October 16, 2014 at 9:49 am Reply

    Hope to win this for my boy to encourage him to start reading and pick up the habit.


  23. Sharon October 16, 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    Just what I need for my boy who loves reading now and sometimes secretly reads in the dark!

  24. JingRong October 16, 2014 at 10:14 am Reply

    I would like to win 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light for my daily bedtime stories to my girls.
    Hope that with proper lighting and good reading habits, my girls can enjoy story telling even more and yet can protect their eyesight.


  25. Debra October 16, 2014 at 11:11 am Reply

    My sons need a good study lamp so their eyesights don’t get any worse!


  26. Robert Sim October 16, 2014 at 11:13 am Reply

    Hope to avoid my kids from developing myopia, like both my wife and I did! Having a good reading light is a start. Thanks for hosting.

  27. chiat sian October 16, 2014 at 11:17 am Reply

    tried getting a few lamps for my craft area and the lights always turn out to be orangy. Hope i’ll win this lamp so that i can have proper white light finally

  28. celyn huang October 16, 2014 at 11:19 am Reply

    i wanna win for my hubby and kids they need it badly for their study and work time.
    celyn huang

  29. Jolin October 16, 2014 at 11:40 am Reply

    Hope to win this for my son.

  30. Wendy Tay October 16, 2014 at 11:48 am Reply

    would love to have the 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light because it really lights up the work/reading surface and yet is not glaring to the eyes.
    Only the best for our eyes!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Wendy Tay

  31. Louis Lee October 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm Reply

    I want to win for my kids who are in primary school, so they can study and concentrate better. Currently, we don’t own any task light, only depending on natural or ceiling fluorescent light.

    Louis Lee

  32. Charlotte October 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm Reply

    I’d like a 3M LED5000 so that I can save money in the long run and take care of my eyes by cutting out the glare 🙂

  33. Angel October 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm Reply

    My house is always dark 🙁 always hoping for a lamp that doesn’t take up space due to my small work space. I like that it can be kept easily too!

  34. Adeline wong October 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm Reply

    Had been eyeing this for the longest time! Great for crafting nights and when the elder one goes pri 1 next yr!

  35. Yvonne Lam October 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Hope to win this for my husband and child.

  36. Joey October 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm Reply

    Hope to win this for my night sewing and crafting.

  37. See Yun October 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm Reply

    I only get to craft at night as well, when both my kids are asleep. This would be really useful. My current lamp is orange in colour and makes my eyes tired after prolonged use.
    Sure hope to win this! 🙂

  38. theresa su October 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm Reply

    My current LED lamp does not stay in position, like it keeps sliding down. Hoping this will be different.

  39. Michelle Tan October 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm Reply

    Hope to win this for my 2 girls who are in primary school .

  40. Shirley Chia October 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply

    Wow I need good table lamp as I always scrap at night too !

  41. Kathy Woon-Tan October 16, 2014 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Kathy Woon-Tan
    Email: prectitude@yahoo.com
    Reason: As much as I wish my kids have perfect eyesights, like me they both do not have! They love to read .. just like lil bookworms.. my 7yrs old boy is worst, he have a weird eye issue, he have got bad eyesight but cannot wear glasses. Therefore care & monitoring is needed. Have tried to ensure he reads under good condition and we definitely need a great lamp like e 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light!

  42. MummyBean October 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm Reply

    I actually have this light (redeemed it with vouchers from credit card points – yay) and really like it! Would be glad to win another so I don’t have to keep moving mine around 🙂


  43. Sandra New October 16, 2014 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Hope to win for my children (3 & 4 yrs old) for them to do homework in the study room & read books in their bedroom every night. The room have to well lit as to take care of their little eyes. Furthermore, The 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light doesn’t take up a lot of spaces on the table.

  44. Joanne October 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm Reply

    Good for encouraging the kids to read bedtime stories and bond with them as busy FTWM, it’s my most cherish time with them! 🙂

  45. Or Kok Hui October 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm Reply

    i would love to win this 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light because my dad always switch of f my lights whenever i’m using computer during the night time it’s bad for my eyes! hope to win this so that the room wont be so bright which make him hard to sleep!! thanks for the giveaway!!

  46. Catherine October 16, 2014 at 10:41 pm Reply

    Been looking for a good lamp and this sounds perfect !!! I want !!

  47. joyce koo October 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm Reply

    Would wish to win it for my 3 kids as their christmas gift thanks so much for hosting the giveaway

  48. aileen October 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm Reply

    I would like to win this for my kid who is starting p1 next year.

  49. Adeline October 17, 2014 at 12:37 am Reply

    Will come in useful for my dd study table, so she can better study under good lighting conditions.

  50. Gordon Ngiam October 17, 2014 at 1:03 am Reply

    Hope to win to try out the 3M LED light! Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Mark Chan October 17, 2014 at 1:51 am Reply

    Hope to win this 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light to protect my vision from getting worst due to my table lamp is causing harm to my eyes.

  52. Shirley Choo October 17, 2014 at 2:17 am Reply

    It will be very useful for my kids and myself if we can win 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light! No more fear of darkness anymore!

  53. Mabel October 17, 2014 at 2:50 am Reply

    Would be great to have a purpose-built light for reading. Thank you!

  54. Rebecca October 17, 2014 at 4:09 am Reply

    Hope to win n place it onto of the piano for my little girl who loves to play the piano n sing . The ceiling light is not bright enough for night time practicing

  55. Cynthia Lau October 17, 2014 at 6:54 am Reply

    I need a good table lamp for my girl!

  56. Nancy Koh October 17, 2014 at 9:04 am Reply

    Would like to win for my boy as he starts to have homework in K1 and need a perfect light to save his eyes.

    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  57. Tony Ong October 17, 2014 at 9:19 am Reply

    After reading, I believe the 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light is one that we should invest in to protect the eyes of our children.

  58. JOyce Seah October 17, 2014 at 10:02 am Reply

    Just introduce bedtime reading to my boy, will be perfect for the bedside table n best of all i dont need to get out of bed to off the lights anymore…

  59. Jannie Tan October 17, 2014 at 11:02 am Reply

    Need this for girl entering P1 next year, her astigmism is way too high already !

  60. jean October 17, 2014 at 11:06 am Reply

    Thank you for the giveaway. 😉 i want the light for myself when i do stitching at night. So needed it 🙂

  61. Lee Fei Fei October 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win for my kiddos 😀

  62. Leong Yee Ming October 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Hope to win for my 3 kids as they love reading.

  63. Mum's calling October 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Name: Karen
    email: heart_ocean03@hotmail.com
    I need it for crafts and blogging in the late night too. haha!

  64. jaime chan October 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm Reply

    jaime chan

    need good light for my kids reading

  65. Tan Choon Chai October 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm Reply

    need a better light for my aging eyesight :p
    Alan Tan

  66. Meiyi October 18, 2014 at 12:47 am Reply

    Would make a great addition to the study table (a place for her to sit at and flip through her storybooks) which my husband and I are setting up for our daughter.

  67. Andrew Wong October 18, 2014 at 1:01 am Reply

    Hope to win this for my son who’s going to Primary 1 next year and need a proper table lighting for his study.

    Andrew Wong

  68. Sharon October 18, 2014 at 10:30 am Reply

    Would be a wonderful gift for my soon-to-be Primary 1 son who has very high astigmatism. Thank you.

  69. Xgg Chan October 18, 2014 at 10:35 am Reply

    I sat for long hours in front of my laptop, and I get tired eyes easily. Hope to win the task light for my study table.

    Xgg Chan

  70. Brenda Tay October 18, 2014 at 10:51 am Reply

    Hope to win one for my boy when he’s reading, drawing or fixing lego.

  71. ATHALIA LEE October 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm Reply

    My girl just been diagnosed with myopia & needs glasses. I hope to win this so she can do her homework with proper light & prevent increase of her power.

  72. Karis See October 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm Reply


    Hope to win it for my 10 year old daughter who loves to read.

  73. M Lim October 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm Reply

    Hope to win one for my kids to share and use when they are doing their studying, reading or writing. Prevention (of myopia) is better than cure (which is costly!).

  74. Lorna Tan October 19, 2014 at 11:20 pm Reply

    Little missy is starting P1 next year n we are scouting ard for a proper study table and most important a table lighting, this one sounds perfect. would love to win it 🙂


  75. Teo Han Choo October 20, 2014 at 9:24 am Reply

    For the children who are hardworking at home but risking eyesight.
    Teo Han Choo

  76. Chuyan Kwek October 20, 2014 at 9:38 am Reply

    As don’t have space near the window to place my boy’s homework table, a table lamp would help to ensure the table is well lit for doing his work. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  77. Kaye Wong October 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm Reply

    Hope to win the 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light to protect my child’s eyes.

  78. Joeanne Shim October 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm Reply

    I need this 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light to replace existing normal flourescent lamp at my daughter’s desk. Her eyesight cannot worsen that fast.
    Joeanne Shim

  79. Phyllis Tan October 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm Reply

    I need this for my son to do his work and craft on his desk. Right now, he doesn’t have a proper desk light

  80. Phyllis Tan October 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Forgot my name n email
    Phyllis Tan

  81. John Teo October 20, 2014 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Great lamp to prevent shortsightedness when my daughter does her homework.
    John Teo

  82. Sindhu Kumarasamy October 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm Reply

    I would like to win this for my daughter who loves bedtime stories.If i win,me and my daughter can enjoy our time with good safe light.

  83. WeeLi October 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm Reply

    My kids love to read at night! With this, I hope they get to do it without us nagging at them! And… It should prevent them from developing myopia early. I want to win it! 🙂

  84. Sharmaine October 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

    I am preparing to set up my children’s homework station. This is one of the item I am looking at.


  85. connie October 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm Reply

    Perfect for our reading at night.

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