Best desk lamps to buy in the UK
Whether you're looking for a vintage-look desk lamp or a modern light with wireless charging and Bluetooth connection, we've got you covered
A desk lamp can have a significant effect on everything from your working productivity to your sleep quality. A good quality model can make your room cosier and even reduce eye fatigue by removing glare and flickering light. So, if you’re studying or working from home, it’s safe to say the decision you make is an important one.
We’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the web to find the desk lamps that offer the best value in terms of style, efficiency and affordability. Our list includes a variety of options, many with useful features such as adjustable arms, storage compartments and even charging bases.
Slator Desk Lamp
If you want complete control over the light you get, try this adaptable option. With ten different intensity options and five warmth settings, use the touch-sensitive buttons to mix and match until find your perfect combination. And once you’ve chosen your favourite light level, the lamp will remember it when you next switch it on.
This multifunctional desk lamp has a USB port at the back to let you charge your phone or tablet. Plus, the base arm swivels by 160°, while the upper arm can open up by 225°, so it should be easy to get it into the most convenient position.
Hector Wireless Charging Desk Lamp
The perfect combination of old and new, this elegant Mid-century Modern-style desk lamp conceals a very modern necessity - a wireless charging point discreetly build into the base. Compatible with Qi-certified smartphones, just plug in the lamp and place your device on the pad to start charging. Available in antique brass (above) or chrome.
Albert table light
Monochrome and metallics are always in style when it comes to desk lamps, but if you prefer something a little bit more fun, this powder pink model from MADE.com could be the answer. Made of powder-coated metal with an on-trend rubberwood top, this pastel lamp is a simple and sleek option that would look as much at home on a bedside table as it would on a desk.
Also available in mustard yellow and light grey.
Lepro LED Desk Lamp with clamp
For old-fashioned style, you can’t go wrong with this retro model. It takes standard bulbs, including Alexa smart bulbs, and it comes with a handy clamp, so you can attach it to your workstation.
To operate the lamp, pull the arms into the most convenient position and rotate the head to direct the beam of light. Then, turn it on and off with the simple switch on the power cable.
Groov-e Apollo Lamp with Wireless Charging Pad and Speaker
If you love to listen to music or podcasts while you work, this is the desk lamp for you! The Groov-e Apollo Lamp comes with an in-built Bluetooth speaker, so you can connect it to your phone and play your favourite tunes. It also features a phone charging platform, compatible with wireless charging smartphones.
As for the lamp itself, you can choose between bright, warm and cool lighting temperatures. Powered via USB, simply plug into a laptop or power bar and enjoy a total sensory experience.
Mathias desk light
MADE.com never misses when it comes to style, and the Mathias desk light is a perfect example - just look at those elegant rounded lines!
At 40cm tall and 22cm wide, the Mathias might be compact, but the flexible gooseneck arm means it still offers plenty of reach. Simply tighten the clamp firmly onto your desk edge and enjoy! And if you prefer a lighter look, this model is also available in ivory.
Tomons Wood Swing Arm Desk Lamp
If you love Scandinavian styling, this one is for you. It’s made with solid wood arms and white metal head, base and bolts, so it’s the perfect addition to a neutral interior scheme.
Use the adjustable arms to change the position of the lamp, choosing to focus it on one particular spot or illuminate the entire room. For extra durability, the 245cm power cable has a nylon covering, which you can twist easily for convenience.
This model has black and grey versions available on Amazon, too.