Best desk lamps: brighten up your workspace with first-rate desk lamps
Give yourself the lighting you deserve with these desk lamps.
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.
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.
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!
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Best desk lamps
1. Anglepoise 1227 Original Brass Desk Lamp
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.
2. Lumie Touch Dimmable SAD Light
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.
3. John Lewis & Partners Baldwin Desk Lamp
This industrial-inspired lamp has a dimmable light so you can find *just* the right level of light. We love this Pewter and Copper combination but there are five other colours available including Antique Brass and Gloss Olive.
4. Aukey LED Desk Lamp
Control this Aukey 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.
5. Groov-e Ares Touch Control LED Lamp
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.
6. Philips Hue Beyond LED Table Lamp
You can set the Philips Hue Beyond Lamp to an endless number of colour combinations designed to create just the right setting. Controllable by the Hue app, it also means you can turn on your lamp when you’re on the way home. Small note: you will have to buy a Hue Bridge to be able to control this lamp smartly.
7. John Lewis & Partners Bistro Desk Lamp
Another industrial-style lamp, this time with a very on-trend bare bulb. It has a pewter finish to add to the aesthetic and the braided fabric cable provides a sturdy (and stylish) home for all the necessary wires. The five-year guarantee is also always welcome.
8. Decotech LED Desk Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker
The main selling point of this LED lamp is the built-in Bluetooth Speaker but it also has three brightness levels, a 3.5mm audio jack port and a USB port so that you can change your phone while you work. Both the light panel and shaft are also adjustable.