A low-cost lighted check holder is now available to impress customers and speed table turnover. A bright white LED automatically illuminates the check when the customer opens the holder but the light is off when the folder is open on the table or partially held open by a pen. The new check presenter has no switch to push, no batteries to change, no nightly charging required or special check paper. Both exterior surfaces are free for restaurant or product branding. Quantity cost is under $10.