It does sound like it would be alot easier for you - have you tried a USB light? I find them really handy for my laptop if the lighting is soft in the room I'm still able to view the keyboard! Plus it's less straining on my eyes!
The illuminated keyboard does look quite cool though, never used one before but it would also solve your problem! In comparison to the USB light though it does seem to be more expensive at least from my own Googling just now!
Best of luck,