The Best Desk Lamps for Your Work Space: Reviews, Styles, Top Brands

Louetta R. Clark


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By now, you’ve probably settled into your work from home routine. Whether you’re working from a desk in a studio apartment or from a home office, it’s important to have a desk space that keeps you focused and motivated. Lighting is known to have a significant impact on the mood of a room, and the same is true for your desk. One way to make your workspace feel fresher is through a desk lamp.

With the right desk lamp, you will not only be able to see better as you work, but depending on the lamp’s features, you can also stay organized, charge your devices, or add a pop of personality and design to your workspace.

The lamps that we have selected range from hyper-minimalist models that take up virtually no desk space to decorative, warm designs that are especially useful if your “office” also doubles as the living room or your bedroom.

No matter which aesthetic you are drawn to, be it college-student-classic or warm household comforts, your eyes will thank you for easing up their strain, and you’ll benefit from a (slight) change of scenery.

1. AmazLit Desk Lamp

Your desk is full. Papers, electronics, books, a coffee mug (or two) all hold down their allotted space. This lamp doesn’t intrude on your setup – it just makes it better without a lot of fuss. Simply clamp the lamp onto your desk (or coffee table, or headboard) and adjust the lamp at its three hinges for your desired brightness and intensity. Even though this lamp is highly adjustable, it’s made from sturdy materials that allow it to stay in place, exactly how you like it.

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2. Globe Electric Desk Lamp

This heavy-base lamp embodies the classic design of an architect’s lamp. Even if you’re not pouring over blueprints and models, this lamp will feel right at home on your desk. The angle of the lamp is adjustable so that the lamp head shines exactly where you need it, plus the base is just under seven inches in diameter, taking up a minimal amount of desk space while still having a strong foundation.

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3. NovoLido Desk Lamp

It doesn’t take much for a desk to get cluttered. Pens, cords, and electronics easily pile up somehow. With this desk lamp, you have the obvious benefit of an LED light source, but you also get a little help with clutter control. The lamp’s base has a built-in pen holder, plus a USB port that lets you charge your phone. There’s even an area for it to hold your phone in place, which is great if you find yourself working between devices or need your phone propped up for a call.

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4. Aooshine Table Lamp

Maybe your desk is in your bedroom. Or maybe you prefer your office to be warm and welcoming, just like the rest of your home. Either way, this lamp is perfect for your desk if you’re looking for an alternative to more formal options. The square, fabric lampshade gives it a calming aesthetic, as does the warm light it emits. The lamp measures 13.2 inches tall, and the square base measures 4.10 by 4.10 inches. This slender design not only looks elegant, but it doesn’t take up too much space, either.

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