To be sure, it's not really the same as having a powerful LED lamp strapped to your forehead. But in a pinch, to find your way down a darkened hallway or to ascend unfamiliar steps or to avoid turning on lights when someone else is asleep, the robust 2.8 inch display gets the job done.
You'll get the best light from a mostly white screen, such as a blank Word document (from the Start menu, choose Programs->Office Mobile->Word Mobile->New). Then, if you'll be relying on the light for a while, you might want to check your settings to lengthen the amount of time before your screen goes blank. (Start->Settings, choose the System tab, then Backlight.
You can increase the backlight brightness here, though be mindful of battery consumption. Ditto when you click the Battery Power tab and increase the amount of time the display stays lit without use. Of course, if you're just reading by the light of your device like I was, plug it in and charge it while you do so and you can set it to the highest brightness and the longest time to be left on when idle).
This article was first published on SmartPhoneToday.com.