The 6 Best Desk Lamps For Your Office

The 6 Best Desk Lamps For Your Office

If you spend a lot of time working at your desk, you might want to have a nice lamp for a little extra light. In this review, we’ll cover the six best desk lamps I’ve found on the market. They all offer good features at a reasonable price — hopefully we can point you towards the one that’s best for you.

If you’re looking for a good quality desk lamp that’s going to suit every room you intend to put it in, then look no further. This 7-watt desk lamp can provide 71 lumens per watt, it’s easy to operate, it has a USB outlet that will allow you to easily charge your phone, and it comes with an adjustable neck you can extend as needed.

All you need to do is plug this lamp into the wall and you choose between 3 levels of dimming; its LED light is efficient and if you pick the highest light level you can easily light up the whole room.

This lamp is being sold for only $14.99, a pretty good price for a high-quality lamp. However, be careful — the original box doesn’t provide a lot of protection to the product during shipping so you might want to take a good look to check if it’s been damaged. Overall, we recommend this as the best desk lamp.

KEY FEATURES:

  • USB Port
  • 3 levels of dimming
  • Adjustable neck

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 1lb
  • Dimentions: 6 x 4 x 6 inches
  • Material: ABS

Pros

Cons

  • 3 dimming levels
  • Durable
  • Great price
  • Poor packaging

This 10-watt desk lamp has five brightness levels, four lighting modes, a USB outlet to charge your devices while you work, and a 1-hour auto-off in case you tend to leave the light on. 

One of the most useful characteristics of this particular lamp is that it doesn’t reflect a glare on your computer screen as many lights do. This lamp is going to provide a clear and steady light and it’s also going to remember the settings you used the last time you turned it on.

Once you plug it in and you turn it on, the lamp doesn’t overheat and if you happen to touch the light source is not going to be hot at all. Even though this lamp is overall pretty good, I’d suggest using it only as a desk lamp and not as a travel lamp or bedside table lamp since it is a little too big to fit on small surfaces.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 5 brightness levels
  • Memory function
  • 1 hour auto-off

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 2.9lbs
  • Dimentions: 18.5 x 7 x 2.5 inches

Pros

Cons

  • Memory function
  • No glare
  • USB port
  • Big for some surfaces

This LED Desk Lamp from TaoTronics has a memory function that allows it to remember the last mode you used so that you don’t have to readjust it to your needs every time you turn it on. You can pick between 4 lights and 5 levels of brightness using the touch controls while also charging your devices thanks to a built-in USB port, making this one of the best desk lamps out there.

And what if you forget the light on? Well, no need to worry about your electricity bill; the TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp will turn off by itself after one hour.

It’s a 14-watt lamp and overall other customers said they were quite satisfied. However, due to the way the LEDs are positioned, it will have multiple shadows (also known as ghosting). If that is something that is going to bother you, I’d suggest leaning towards a different lamp.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 5 levels of brightness
  • Memory function
  • 1 hour auto-off

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 2.43lbs
  • Dimentions: 6.8 x 7.1 x 17.5 inches
  • Material: Plastic

Pros

Cons

  • USB port
  • Multiple light levels
  • Multiple shadows (ghosting)

If you like a lot of options when it comes to brightness levels, then this lamp is probably for you. It has up to 7 different levels to choose from, along with 4 lightning modes.

It comes in a silver color, which makes it very modern looking, and the arm can be adjusted or rotated to fit your needs.

With its 14-watts, it’s one of  the most powerful lamps on our list. You can also use it to charge your phone since it features a USB port. It also has the 1 hour auto-off that you can set up easily.

Even though this lamp is pretty light (1.75 pounds), the base is very solid so you won’t have to worry about accidentally knocking it over. But, because of this, the base takes up some space.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 7 dimming levels
  • 4 lighting modes
  • 1 hour auto-off

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 1.75lbs
  • Dimentions: 12.6 x 7 x 17.7 inches
  • Material: Plastic

Pros

Cons

  • Very solid construction
  • USB port
  • Light-weight
  • The base takes up a lot of space

This 8-watt desk lamp offers a soft and bright light with no glare, no flicker and no shadows. That makes it a good option for both working or reading.

You can adjust the brightness of the 3 color modes by using the touch controls and you can use the clamp to not only easily install the lamp on a desk, but also on a bed headboard or directly on your computer.

The lamp features a memory function to remember your favorite settings and it’s easy to carry due to its light weight even though it’s metal.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 3 color modes
  • Memory function

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 1.65lbs
  • Dimentions: 17.1 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Material: Metal

Pros

Cons

  • Clamp for easy installation
  • Light weight
  • No glare, flickers or shadows
  • A bit pricey

This architect style lamp comes with a clamp you can use to attach it to your desk — a useful characteristic if you need to save some space. However, it’s the most expensive lamp on this list

The light of this lamp is flicker free and it doesn’t create a glare. You can also adjust not only the arm of the lamp but the color temperature of the light as well, from warm to white.

This lamp features a memory function and a timer to turn itself off if you forget. You can activate taht feature from the touchpad. If you need a very bright lamp this might not be the best option, but it’s good if you need to illuminate only the desk surface.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Memory function
  • Timer for auto turn-off
  • Clamp

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 2.12lbs
  • Dimentions: 17.6 x 13.4 x 2.1 inches
  • Material: Alluminum alloy

Pros

Cons

  • Adjustable color temperature
  • Clamp for easy installation
  • No glare or flicker
  • Not very bright
  • A bit expensive

Things to consider when buying a desk lamp:

  • How many brightness levels you want
  • If you need a lamp with no flicker or glare
  • The features of the lamp (such as memory function and an auto-off timer)
  • The price

Hopefully now you have an idea of the best desk lamps you can find on the market. From there, you pick one according to not only the features you need the lamp to have, but also your budget. These lamps space from very low prices to higher ones but they all offer great characteristics, I hope this article was able to make the choosing process a little bit easier.

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Francesca Rossi

Francesca Rossi is a reviews expert for Overheard on Conference Calls. She is an experienced writer currently focused on researching and writing product review articles. Her works include English-Italian translations as well as content creation and creative writing for different blogs and websites.
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