The best desk lamps to style up your home office
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 best desk lamps that offer great 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.
And if you're kitting out your dream home office, don't miss our round-up of the best desk chairs and best desk fans, too.
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.
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Anglepoise Type 75 Margaret Howell Desk Lamp
Anglepoise is an iconic name in lighting, and their desk lamps are among their most recognisable designs. Although it's among the brand's newest additions, we think the Type 75 desk lamp, the work of British clothing designer Margaret Howell, is destined to be one of their most memorable. Shown here in stylish Saxon Blue, it combines simplicity and style to create a contemporary yet timeless design.
Also available in Yellow Ochre and Sienna. And if you love the look, why not check out the matching Margaret Howell floor lamp?
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.
Not quite what you're looking for? We've also compiled a roundup of the best retro desk lamps.
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.
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 desk 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.