Whether you're part of the National Grid's scheme, The Demand Flexibility Service, want to save energy at home, or fancy being a bit more stylish when it comes to camping, battery-operated lights are becoming a must-have accessory. And, when it comes to an unexpected power cut, battery-powered or rechargeable lamps are far easier and safer to set up in the dark than candles, and they offer a more permanent solution than a torch if the power outage lasts more than a few minutes.


Rechargeable or battery-powered lamps are also a convenient alternative to getting out an extension cord when you need a light source in a spot that's beyond easy reach of a plug socket. Plus, they're totally portable, so you can move them from place to place without worrying about where to plug them in.

The YourHomeStyle team has scoured the market to find battery-powered lamps that look good, as well. These cordless beauties don't skimp on style, so you'll want to keep them out all year round - not just for emergencies!

Best cordless battery-powered and rechargeable lamps

MJ PREMIER Battery-Operated Table Lamp

This gorgeous battery-powered table lamp adds instant glamour and warmth to to any space, thanks to an Art Deco-inspired textured glass shade and gleaming gold metal base. The lamp comes with a glass LED bulb included, activated via a switch under the base.

To operate, you'll need two AAA batteries (not included). Once switched on, the lamp will automatically turn off after six hours to save battery power. Measuring 12 x 12 x 15 cm, this is a convenient small lamp that's sure to add romantic radiance to any space.

Phileas Rechargeable Table Lamp

phileas rechargeable table lamp

Pooky is one of our favourite destinations for ultra-stylish lighting, and one of the things they do best is putting a sleek contemporary spin on traditional design styles.

Just look at the Phileas table lamp, which boasts a classic silhouette and an antique bronze finish. But this is a firmly modern lamp - not least because you don't need a plug socket to power it. Instead, just charge it up via a USB cord (included) and enjoy up to ten hours of cordless light.

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Shown above with a pleated lampshade, you can pick your own shade from literally hundreds of designs, to really make this lamp your own.

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Hapfish Battery Operated Table Lamp

The built-in rechargeable batteries on this elegant contemporary gold table lamp offer up to 12 hours on full brightness, and as many as 72 hours on the dimmest setting.

A power display in the base to show you how much charge you have remaining before the batteries need recharging - a full charge takes five hours using the included USB cord.

The handy included remote allows you to switch the lamp on and off, adjust the brightness, and choose from three lighting temperatures (warm, medium and cool) to set the right mood.

Gunhild 26cm Table Lamp

We love the smooth lines of the textured glass shade and brushed brass base of this battery-powered table lamp from Wayfair.

As its powered by a single AAA battery (not included), the lamp that won't be bright enough to use as task lighting, but is perfect if you're looking for a gentle background light. Available with a green (shown above) or brown shade.

17 Stories Rechargeable Battery-Powered Desk Lamp

Rechargeable lamps are an especially convenient choice for desks, removing the need for an electrical cord criss-crossing your workspace. This trendy blush pink rechargeable lamp by 17 Stories can also fold down when not in use, making it an even more space-saving option for a home office.

The light is diffused via an LED panel rather than a single bulb, producing a uniform glow that is less harsh on the eyes when working for hours. A single three-hour charge on the included USB cable should provide up to five hours of continuous light. Check out even more great desk lamps here.

Moon-Shaped Bedside Lamp


This pretty moon-shaped battery lamp would make for a beautiful bedside light for children and adults alike. Ten LED beads are studded along its lightweight wire frame, casting a soothing warm-white glow. Requires two AA batteries (not included) to operate.

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