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    18 Of The Best LED Desk Lamps Because Your Computer Screen Doesn't Count As A Light

    Don't make working into the night harder than it needs to be.

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    1. An adjustable metal task lamp that's giving off some serious Pixar lamp energy, making it an ideal addition to your very serious and sophisticated adult office.

    reviewer photo of a gold task lamp shining on a desk
    reviewer photo of a metal task lamp

    This light-integrated lamp includes a touch-control base, USB port, three color modes with dimmable brightnesses, and an adjustable silhouette. 

    Promising review: "I bought this lamp for my work from home area in my one-bedroom apartment. I needed more light for my zoom calls as the days get shorter. I'm so satisfied with this purchase. Such an elegant, functional desk lamp. Love the touch control dimmer. Love the USB power options. Definitely a good value." –Patricia Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors). 

    2. A rechargeable and flexible gooseneck LED lamp reviewers love for late night study sessions and dense reading, since you can twist and turn into just about any position and easily ~shed some light~ on whatever materials you're flipping through.

    reviewer photo of a white LED desk lamp shining bright light onto their open books
    gif of a reviewer's video showing how a white LED desk lamp bends into different positions

    This light-integrated LED lamp is rechargeable and includes a touch control for its three brightnesses. 

    Promising review: "This lap is perfect for my desk! It has three modes of brightness and it's perfect for late night studying and reading! It's super bright at the third setting too, which I really enjoy! If you are a student looking for a nice lamp for your desk, I 100% recommend this product! I love that it's portable too! Only downside is that you have to charge it every once in a while, but it's not too bad! Still recommend!" –Simple College Student

    Get it from Amazon for $13.41+ (available in two colors and multipacks).

    3. A timeless banker's lamp that combines the vintage flair of yesteryear with the modern updates you crave nowadays, like a bigger and brighter bulb that *won't* have you squinting in the dimly lit darkness.

    This plug-in lamp features a pull-chain switch and does not include a lightbulb; you can pick up a set of LED bulbs here.  

    Promising review: "I bought this for my husband for Christmas last year. His grandpa had one on his desk at work and when my husband was a kid, he always remembered that lamp. He was sure surprised to get one exactly like it and even made him tear up. It works great and looks even better, but the memories are worth so much more!!" –Brandi Nacole

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in five styles). Be sure to clip the coupon before checkout to save an additional $15 on select styles.

    4. A color-changing touch lamp featuring a sliding dial to help you adjust light temperatures and ~set the mood~ with ease. No really, its color capabilities span the entire ROYGBIV spectrum, so I'm talkin' mood ring status of lighting. 

    gif of a reviewer's video of them using a spinning touch dial to change the light temperature on a desk lamp
    split images of an LED lamp with different shades of blue, orange, green, yellow, red, purple, and pink lights

    This rechargeable lamp features an integrated light system, plus a precise rotary control panel and a USB-C port. 

    Promising review: "I use this lamp at my desk. I hold Zoom meetings throughout the day and am able to switch it over to white light to give nice lighting during meetings. The rest of the time I have tons of other colors I can filter through depending on my mood. Highly recommend this light depending on your needs." –Kevin Sutherland

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in three colors and styles). 

    5. An industrial-style desk lamp available in three dimmable light temperatures for anyone looking for something that packs practicality, ambience, and style all in one.

    reviewer photo of a black industrial-style desk lamp with a glass shade and the bulb turned on
    reviewer photo of an industrial-style black lamp lighting up their dark desk

    This lamp includes two USB-charging ports, a dimming dial, and an LED lightbulb.

    Promising review: "Bought this lamp for the desk in my home office, and it’s perfect! I was looking for a lamp that wasn’t boring, but wasn’t too quirky or eccentric. This one is a great balance and I think it really adds to the cozy ambiance of the room. I really like the wam hue of the bulb, and I love the fact that it’s dimmable! There’s a really nice range in brightness. It’s exactly what I was looking for, and I’ve gotten compliments on it from everyone who has seen my office!" –Deb

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three light temperatures). 

    6. desktop organizer lamp because you can never have too many space-saving products in your work area. This multifunctional find will keep your to-dos well lit and your desktop clutter-free!

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    gif of a reviewer's video of them tapping a desk lamp and showing its three brightnesses

    This rechargeable, light-integrated lamp features two storage compartments on its base, a flexible neck, a micro USB port, and a phone stand.

    Promising review: "Seriously love this little desk light. I use it for studying, or when I need extra lighting when I am crafting or painting my nails. Love the different brightness levels and hues of light. Seriously didn't know I needed this, now I use it every day when studying! My eyes are very grateful!" –BigBalla

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors). 

    7. A stylish wooden LED lamp, which'll look good no matter if it's off or on (that includes all three of its ambient brightnesses, BTW). The dual USB charging ports are just added bonuses!

    Additionally, this lamp features a touch-control base and includes an LED light bulb.

    Promising review: "Not only do I love the tapping ability to change the dimness of the lamp itself, but the two available USB ports allowing for two separate cords to be plugged in it brilliant. I have two of these on each bedside table in my bedroom, and another of these lamps upstairs on my work desk with a phone cord handy. For this price it cannot be beat, and there are great colors available as well!" –ABH

    Get it from Amazon for $23.89+ (available in eight colors). 

    8. An unassuming LED desk lamp that's chock full of functionality, since its slim design takes up a tiny amount of precious desk real estate but still delivers on the whole "lighting up my work station" front.

    This adjustable and USB-rechargeable lamp has three brightnesses, a touch control panel, a wireless phone charger, and an integrated light system.

    Promising review: "This lamp is terrific as it has three level of brightness which allows for adjustment depending on my task and/or time of day." –Madcatrobert

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59+ (available in four styles). 

    9. Or a similar but slightly larger LED lamp equipped with a double light panel for extra ✨illumination✨. It's designed to protect your eyes from pesky glares (because ow) while still providing an impressive amount of brightness that's ideal for desks, craft stations, gaming tables, and more.

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    reviewer split image showing a foosball table with an LED lamp turned off over it, then turned on over it, eliminating shadows on the table

    This eye-caring lamp is entirely adjustable in its light panels, swinging arms, and 360-degree clamp. It uses integrated LED beads and has its own power cord and remote.

    Promising review: "This light was exactly what I needed to have light over my desk area including keyboard without casting shadows. The adjustability of the type of light and brightness works very well and I find myself adjusting for different times of the day. Again, just what I was looking for." –TicketKev

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in two colors).

    10. white metal desk lamp if you're looking for something that's not too ~flashy~. This sleek style will neatly camouflage into your surroundings when it's not in use, providing ample "now you see it, now you don't" opportunities when you flip its switch on and off.  

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    reviewer photo of a tall white desk lamp on a desk

    This 18-inch lamp features a built-in light and on/off switch on its plug-in wire.

    Promising review: "Simply beautiful. Love the clean lines. Melded into the white desk and allowed other decorations to pop." –Alice

    Get it from Wayfair for $65.99 (originally $131.25). 

    11. Or a more modern-style Beam LED Desk Lamp by Fully whose long and lean design will (literally) shine high above your work area and look darn good doing it. 

    split image showing a black LED desk lamp with a clamp base and a white LED desk lamp with a pedestal base

    This light-integrated lamp comes in two base styles: pedestal or clamped. Plus, it features four warm-to-cool temperatures and brightnesses, along with a touch-sensitive control.

    Promising review: "Fully's Beam LED Desk Lamp is the most chic lamp! It matches perfectly with the Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk and offers the perfect amount of light! I purchased the lamp that clamps to the desk, so as it relates to space, it takes up no space at all! It's absolutely perfect! I highly recommend it!" –Jessica H.

    Get it from Fully for $149 (available in two styles and colors). 

    12. A splurgy Pearl LED Task Lamp here to take your office space from drab to certifiably fab. It's useful and doubles as decor, so you'll get multiple bangs for your (multiple) bucks.

    a lit curved pearl lamp on a desk
    a curved peach-colored pearl lamp on a desk

    This plug-in lamp featured brushed brass and an iridescent glass globe with an inline on/off switch. It does not include a lightbulb.

    Promising review: "Bought this lamp in peach and couldn't be happier! The light is very bright and the design is heavy, durable, and well-made. This piece is elegant and the subtle pink/peach glass with gold and marble stand make this lamp especially pretty in person." –JennyMarg

    Get it from Anthropologie for $198 (available in two colors). 

    13. Or this super cool spiral lamp that'll only *look* like you snagged it from a trendy design showroom. It's bright, unique, and budget-friendly, so your wallet can't get mad at you for this buy.

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    This light-integrated plug-in lamp is available in two temperatures and features an easy-to-use switch button.

    Promising review: "I love this lamp. Everyone who enters my guest room comments on how 'cool' it is. It's unique and just enough light by the side of a bed." –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in two styles).

    14. A flexible round LED desk lamp equipped with all of the benefits of a ring light but without the hassle of setting up a tripod. Simply clamp it onto your desk, twist it to your preferred angle, and *voila* – no more Zoom meetings with your pitch-black 144p icon!

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    split reviewer photos of their face in the dark without a ring light and then their brightened face with a ring light turned on

    This light-integrated lamp features three light temperatures plus 10 brightnesses, an inline switch, adjustable phone holder, and 360-degree rotation.

    Promising review: "This is the third light I've purchased for my work-from-home desk setup. This one is just right. I also use my desk as a vanity to put on my makeup and this light is perfect for that, too. It's not too bright (as others have been) and it doesn't glare off my glasses in Zoom calls. I love that you can dim each light setting depending on the time of day/outdoor lighting. It was also important to me that the light not be totally unattractive and this fits the bill there, too. I'm very pleased!" –MW401

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98 (available in three colors).

    15. A striking Maskor Table Light by Gantri with a warm, ambient glow to help you unwind at the end of a long day of staring at a screen.

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    a table lamp with a gray base stacked on top of some books on an end table

    This lamp is made by Muka Design Lab, an industrial design studio based in Spain that locally sources and sustainably makes their unique products. It's also energy-efficient, dimmable, and includes an LED bulb.

    Promising review: "This little lamp is just what I needed for the top of a book case in a dark corner. It adds a soft, warm glow to the room. The lamp is more substantial than I expected. It feels expensive. The sliding dimmer switch works smoothly, and the look is simple, modern, and elegant. As other reviewers have noted, it was extremely well packed for shipping." –Kathryn

    Get it from Gantri for $148 (available in five colors). 

    16. An adjustable satin nickel LED lamp whose utilitarian design will provide all of the glorious function you need for your midnight inbox declutters and spreadsheet peruses. 

    a metal desk lamp with an infographic indicating where its USB port is on its base
    Lamps Plus

    This light-integrated lamp also includes a handy USB port and mechanical on/off switch.

    Promising review: "Good brightness, good reach, a mechanical switch and it fits where I want it to go. I thought the USB port was bonus but it's only on when the light is on." –John D.

    Get it from Lamps Plus for $99.99.

    17. A portable LED lamp made to move with you as you travel from desk to snack station back to desk and then up to bed (and possibly to snack station again).

    reviewer photo of lit gold lamp on a table in front of a potted plant and a small trunk
    reviewer photo of a lit gold lamp in the corner of their desk next to an ipad

    This light-integrated lamp is wireless and rechargeable (with a 48-hour battery life), making it easy to take from room to room. It also has a touch-sensitive dimmer for its three brightnesses. 

    Promising review: "This portable lamp is ideal. In the evenings it sits on my bedside table, plugged in to charge for the night. The dimmest setting is perfect for this time, and it’s so easy to reach over and tap the top to shut it off or on in the morning when I get dressed. I then unplug it and carry it to the desk, where it lives during the day as a desk lamp. It’s easy to move around on the desk with no cord to limit its positioning. I love that I can carry it around, that it’s tap to turn on/off and that it has three brightness levels. You tap the top, not the base for on/off. So you can hold it without affecting your chosen light level." –Stella

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors). 

    18. A rather dashing desk lamp with a marble base plus some handy adjustable features that make it worth the splurge. Your home office just got a whole lot fancier.

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    Pottery Barn

    This light-integrated lamp features an on/off button, plus a long, sleek, and adjustable neck for more precise lighting.

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $209+ (available in two finishes). 

    You when people ask you why you're always glued to your desk:

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