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Best desk lamps in 2021: first-rate desk lamps

Give yourself the lighting you deserve with these desk lamps.

Best desk lamps in 2021: first-rate desk lamps
01 November 2021

You’d be forgiven for thinking all desk lamps are the same - but as our round-up best desk lamps will hopefully prove, there should be more to a desk lamp than just providing light.

Now is the best time to upgrade your desk lamp, given that we are working from home a hell of a lot more now. Alongside finding the best office chair and desk, it's imperative that you find the desk lamp that is right for you.

A good light source is essential if you’re working from home to avoid everything from eye strain and headaches to low productivity and fatigue.

UPDATE:Anglepoise and Paul Smith have collaborated once more, creating a rather lovely looking desk lamp. The Anglepoise + Paul Smith Edition 5 has " the iconic Artist Stripe on a pared back, pure black version of the Type 75 Anglepoise, itself designed by Sir Kenneth Grange". The new limited edition range will be available from November and will cost £269 for the desk lamp version.

Best desk lamps in 2021: first-rate desk lamps

Naturally, we want to help you be the best you can be (and make working from home as easy as it can be), so we’ve put together a selection of the best desk lamps around right now.

The list includes a range of prices, designs and sizes - as well as some with special features including SAD lighting, Bluetooth speakers and smart home connectivity. Enjoy!

Best desk lamps

Best desk lamps

1. TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp

£35.99
Buy now from TaoTronics

One of the most popular lamps on Amazon and for good reason. The TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp is energy efficient, has four Lighting Mode and five Brightness Levels and you can charge the thing through USB. It's multi angle and has a design that will fit most modern offices.

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2. Anglepoise 1227 Original Brass Desk Lamp

£165
View now at Amazon

Okay so, this definitely is one of the priciest lamps on this list but Anglepoise is all about creating high-quality products that last. This is one of the British brand’s most iconic designs with solid brass detailing and a woven fabric cable. Anglepoise’s constant tension spring technology also gives the lamp an ‘unrivalled’ smooth movement and flexibility.

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3. Groov-e Ares Touch Control LED Lamp

£39.81
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This lamp not only has three light modes, five brightness levels and a dimmer function but also offers wireless charging and has a digital display that shows the time, date and temperature. You can also set alarms with eight different musical tunes on offer.

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4. Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp

£198
Buy now from Amazon

We are big fans of Anglepoise lamps and this is one of the cheaper ones you can get. The lamp showcases 80 years of craftmanship, offering a classic British design that will suit any office. This is a modern version of the classic 75 and it still looks good after all these years

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5. House by John Lewis Lorrie LED Clip

£20
View now at John Lewis

Yep, we went there. A clip lamp is a decent alternative to your normal desk lamp, especially if you haven't got much space or, er, a desk. This one from John Lewis is decent for those looking for a reading light or a light that's not too harsh for your computing work. It's LED, so energy efficient, has an adjustable arm and a price that is certainly affordable. Looks-wise, we are fans of the minimalist design and the grey option, although you can also go for an all-white look.

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6. Lepro LED Desk Lamp

£28.99
View now at Amazon

Control this Lepr lamp’s five lighting modes and seven levels of brightness all from the touch controls on the base. The Auto-Off Timer means you can set the light to switch off after an hour and the lamp always remembers the last light colour and setting you used.

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7. Bobby Desk Lamp

£25
Buy now from Habitat

This is a seriously great lamp for anyone on a budget. Design wise, there's a single jointed slim stem and adjustable head on the thing that allows light to be directed where required. And, well, that's pretty much it but if you are looking for a reliable lamp that won't break the bank, then this is definitely one we would recommend.

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8. Lumie Touch Dimmable SAD Light

£144
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This lamp may look a little like it wouldn't be out of place in the Dentist’s but Lumie is a trusted brand when it comes to light therapy lamps. Their desk lamp provides reading light from blue-enriched white LEDs to help tackle SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) while you work. It has touch controls for the light levels and the LEDs are also said to boost concentration.

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