Lighting has changed a lot since Tom Edison lit his first incandescent bulb in the 1880s. The same goes for our desk lamp. Taking full advantage of LED lighting technology, our desk lamp becomes smarter and more stylish.
A good desk lamp may not only make the light enjoyable, but also keep you away from eye strain while typing away in your workplace or home.
However, when it comes to choosing the best desk lamp, especially when you have to make a decision between so many features and functionalities such as phone charging, multiple lighting, motion detection, AB control and so on, things can be extremely tough, isn’t it?
Well, taking this into consideration, we’ve researched a dozen of lamps and come up with a list of the 7 best desk lamp for different preferences.
The Best Desk Lamp 2019
BenQ E-Reading LED Desk Lamp
The best desk lamp for eye care, BenQ specializes in bring a healthy and constant e-reading environment to your eyes in the digital era.
Eye strain has become a common problem nowadays while an increasing number of people are more willing to spend time reading on mobile devices, or computers. BenQ provides a solution to this problem. As the world’s first lamp that is designed to help with e-reading, it comes with a smile curved design that covers a 150% wider lighting area with a 35 inch range, and an illuminance of 1800 lux. There is also a cool light setting if you want to focus on work and a warm light setting for an evening with ignition. However, what I like most is its intelligent ambient sensor. It can automatically detect the lighting condition of your room and change its brightness accordingly. Our best choice for eye care.
- Weight: 10.4 pounds
- Dimensions: 24.6 x 23.2 x 8.7 inches
- Color: Silverdg
- Material: Aluminum Alloy, Zinc Alloy & Engineering Plastics
- Wattage: LED
- Intelligent e-Reading Mode
- Warm/Cool lignt setting
- Built-in Ambient Sensor
- 50, 000 hours of lifespan
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp
Our choice for the best desk lamp overall – TaoTronics creates the most wonderful reading and working experience with an affordable price in the light world.
Second on the list is TaoTronics led desk lamp. One of the coolest features about this lamp is its multi-angle adjustment design, there is so much ways you can adjust the lamp, for example, the head of the light can rotate 90 degree left and right, and 135 degree up and down, so you can shine a light on everything you like.
Much more importantly, it has a slider on the base to give you 7 different brightness levels, all you have to do is to drag your finger. Even more cooler is not only its 7 modes of brightness, but also the 5 color modes. so you can change the color and have it to be more blue, yellow or any color as you wish.
However, it’s not the only trick up its sleeve. The base is lovely designed, which even supports a stable charging to your phone, tablet, or e-reader with the built-in USB charging port. so it’s hard to call it a desk lamp since it fulfill what a power bank should do.
The TaoTronics led desk lamp can remember what color mode and what brightness you set the last time you use it. All in all, there is really more to love about this desk lamp.
- Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Dimensions: 16.9 x 7.1 x 7.1 inches
- Material: Metal & Plastics
- Operating Voltage: DC 10 V / 1.2 A
- Power (for LED panel): 12 W
- Lumens: 410 lm
- USB Output: 5 V/1 A
- Touch Dimmer
- Modern Design
- Memory Function
- No Glare Reflects on Screen
- Energy Efficient
Sunbeam Led Desk Lamp
The best desk lamp affordable- Sunbeam rolls great quality and aesthetics expectation together while at the lowest price ever.
Buyers on a tight budget should consider Sunbeam led desk lamp. Among all the desk lamp we tried, it comes closest to reaching a perfect balance parity between price and quality. Its features and quality doesn’t seem to be affected by the friendly price.
The desk lamp comes with an easy touch button, which includes 3 different levels of dimming controls: 100% brightness for task mode, 50% brightness for relax mode, 5% brightness for night light mode. The flexible neck makes it possible to shine a light for every adjustable direction.
Using 280 lumens at full brightness and only 4.6 watts of energy, the lamp helps you reduce the electricity to the largest extent, which is not only environmentally friendly, but also Economically friendly.
All in all, for those who don’t have enough budget, or are home officers, or have to deal with school projects, task lighting, the Sunbeam led desk lamp is an ideal option for you.
- Weight: 1.73 pounds
- Dimensions: 4.9 x 6.1 x 9.8 inches
- Color: Black
- Material: Plastics
- Wattage: 4.6 watts
- Voltage: 120 V
- Lumens: 280 lm
- Easy Touch Button
- Flexible Neck
- Energy Saving
- 360 Degree Light Direction
BenQ ScreenBar Plus Desk Lamp
Our choice as the best desk lamp for techies BenQ ScreenBar Plus not only looks like a cool gadget, but also serves multiple purposes.
BenQ ScreenBar Plus may not look like a desk lamp – there is no denying that. However, its powerful function and incredible portability start to make itself a lot more attractive when sitting on top of your monitor.
Out of the box are three simple parts: a specially designed clip that will hold the ScreenBar in place, a control unit which allows you to control brightness and also the color temperature of the ScreenBar, and also a included in the box is the ScreenBar itself. The BenQ screenbar plus is quite easy to install. No need for screws and tapes that will damage the monitor, you can easily attach the LED bar to computers using the clip, and then connect it to the control unit.
Powered via usb, once you connect the ScreenBar to your computer, it just takes you a few minutes to figure out how to use it, and everything is done with the small control unit. When you press the large control wheel in the middle, the light will turn on. BenQ ScreenBar plus supports a brightness adjustment and color temperature adjustment both through the control wheel, and a switch on the left and right accordingly. For example, if you click the button on the right, you will then be able to adjust the temperature of the screen bar by turning the wheel.
Adjustable color temperature ranges from the warmest of 2700K to the coolest of 6500K. BenQ ScreenBar Plus features an auto dimming mode. at the top of the control unit is a light sensor. and if you click the button on the left, the screen bar will automatically set the brightness for you based upon how bright the room is at the time.
On top of that, it’s also really easy to adjust the screen bar. so the light is hitting the desk exactly where you want it to. and I will say that regardless of where the light was pointing, I haven’t seen any reflection on the monitor at all. and the monitors I use do have a very reflective frame. the whole point of the screen bar is to light up your desk evenly so that you’re able to read and work without straining your eyes. and I’m surprised with how much of a difference this has made to my desk.
All in all, this is in fact a very well thought-out product and I think anyone that uses a computer, or any tech nerds like me could benefit from using the ScreenBar. personally I really like it and I do think it’s worth your money.
- Weight: 2.35 pounds
- Dimensions:18 x 3.5 x 2 inches
- Color: Silver
- Material: Plastics
- Compatiable with monitors: thickness from 0.4“ to 1.2”
- Lumens: 300-500 lm
- Auto Dimming
- Space Saving
- Glare Free
- USB Powered Lamp
- Adjustable Color Temperature
TW Lighting IVY LED Desk Lamp
The best desk lamp for traveling or business trips. IVY LED Desk Lamp is both a great space saver and a charging station for your smartphones and USB devices.
When it comes to the best desk lamp for traveling or business trip, there are a lot of lamps out there to choose from, but the IVY LED USB desk lamp offers nearly every modern feature you might want for a business trip or personal travel.
IVY desk lamp comes with a cool stylish modern contemporary design, which makes it an ideal decor for anyplace, anywhere. no matter who you are, secretary, typist, editor, accountant… and no matter where you are, hotels, airplane, trains and so on. The flexible extended neck can not only be shaped to every direction to your preference, but also fold for storage or travel serving as a great space saver – especially when you have a lot of stuff in your suitcase, briefcase, or backpack and don’t want a desk lamp to take up you so much space.
However, just because it’s contemporarily designed doesn’t mean there is a shortage in its multiple purposes. On one hand, when your smartphones or any usb devices run out of battery, you can simply connect them to the built-in USB charger. On the other hand, the touch dimmer gives you a three-level dimming brightness from soft to strong, creating a healthy and constant lighting environment for your eyes.
Unlike traditional halogen bulbs, the LED lights which IVY carries is designed to last 25,000 hours and remain cool to the touch while saving you up to 65% energy. The IVY LED USB desk lamp now is available in a variety of colors to supply your every need.
- Weight: 1 pounds
- Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 6 inches
- Color: Black/blue/green/pink/purple/white
- Material: ABS
- Wattage: 7 watts
- Voltage: 120 V
- Lumens: 500 lm
- Built-in USB outlet port
- 3 level dimmer
- Great Space Saver
- Modern Design
- Energy Saving
Heng Balance Desk Lamp
The best desk lamp for creativity, which shows you how a very thoughtful and elegant design can still make everyday products more exciting and interesting.
With manufactures willing to spend a bit more time on investing an unique design, our everyday products become more and more creative and interesting. Heng Balance Desk Lamp is an example. Named after the designer, it has weeped a lot of design awards and even the red dot award since introduced in the late 2016.
Heng Balance Desk Lamp is not something we typically see in our daily life. Opening the box is all about the combination of mechanical design and modern technology. The desk lamp is made entirely out of wood, and there are two magnetic wooden spheres. If you connect the two spheres to each other, they will levitate in midair and complete a circuit, the light turns on. and when you break the circuit by pulling on one of the ball, it will turn the light off.
The Balance Desk Lamp itself is powered actually by USB, so you can just plug it into a computer or any standard wall socket. Due to the wood material, the lamp is built pretty lightweight with a high construction quality. When it comes to size, I would say it’s very comparable to other desk lamps that you might have on a working desk. There are 47 leds embedded in each side of the ring, which are very energy efficient. In terms of color temperature, it sets at 3000k which is as warmer as you may have from a candle or something like that.
But there are no additional features like you can’t actually change the color of the LEDs since it’s not controlled using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi from smartphones. So what needs to keep in mind is that Heng Balance Desk Lamp does not come with some crazy high tech. it just shows you how is a very thoughtful design and kind of an elegant approach can still make everyday products more exciting and interesting.
- Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions: 8.7 x 2.8 x 15.9 inches
- Color: Black/Red
- Material: Plastic
- Wattage: 5 watts
- Suggested Room Size: 10-15㎡
- creative design
- USB Charging
- 47 leds
- Easy installation
Carson Magnifier Desk Lamp
The best desk lamp for magnifying. A versatile magnifier with a large viewing area makes it a great choice for hobbies, crafts, and other low vision tasks.
For people who often have to deal with paper research, needlework, or soldering, finding the best magnifying desk lamp can be of great significance. It is for this reason that Carson Magnifier Desk Lamp gain a great popularity in industrial inspection, electronics repair and even scientific researches.
The desk lamp comes with a 2x extra-wide acrylic lens and a 5x power spot lens, each lens is lighted with a bright LED bulb, thus you can effortlessly do a high precision job without causing eye strain and vision fatigue especially under a dark environment. if you need to inspect something well, such as a jewelry or any objects that have details and are too small to see, the built-in 5 power spot lens is the perfect magnification for you. you will love the hands-free convenience of this lens.
Also, featuring a completely flexible and adjustable neck, Carson allows you to position the lens where you need it most at any angle. there’s not only lots of industrial uses for this magnifier, but also simple everyday stuff.
Furthermore, you can either use the included AC adapter to power the lights, or put three double A batteries into the spot under the base if you’re on the go and need a portable magnifier desk lamp. since you’re powering up LEDs, the life of your battery should last you a really long time.
All in all, if you’re looking for a versatile magnifier with a large viewing area the Carson Magnifier Desk Lamp is sure to help.
- Weight: 5.2 pounds
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 6.75 x 12.5 inch
- Color: White
- Batteries 3 AA batteries required
- Adjustable / Flexible Neck
- LED lighted
- 2x / 5x spot lens
- 4’’ Lens diameter
- Power By 3A Batteries or Included AC/DC Adapter