(Most) of us spend our time working from home — bedroom, that is — these days. And that means our eyes are regularly glued to the screens regardless of when we use our laptops, smartphones or other mobile devices. So, if you are thinking about purchasing a desk lamp to help illuminate your workstation (and life) better, we have compiled 6 Best Desk Lamps You Can Buy Online To Illuminate Your Bedroom.
1) IKEA LAMPAN
Nothing fancy, just simple and practical enough for what it is. I bought this budget-friendly IKEA table lamp when it was on sale (I forgot the exact discounted price, though). It features a classic table-lamp design while both shade and base are made of different plastic materials. It’s lightweight and convenient for me to move it around in my bedroom. The IKEA LAMPAN has an in-line switch for turning on/off the lamp. It uses a LED bulb (sold separately, of course), where it illuminates a soft and warm glow — just nice enough whenever I want a dimmer light setting during the night. They have four colours available including orange/white, dark blue/white, dark grey/white and white.
2) IKEA SVALLET
Yet another affordable desk lamp from IKEA and it has a minimal footprint that doesn’t take up a lot of space. It comes in a classy dark grey/white variant, where the slanted-angle shade illuminates a directed light using a LED bulb (again, this is sold separately). It’s easy to put them all together and this desk lamp is ideal for reading.
3) Xiaomi Mi Smart LED Desk Lamp 1S (White)
Here’s a slim and minimalist-looking desk lamp from Xiaomi, offering an all-white design from top to bottom. Not your ordinary desk lamp since it comes with not one but four different lighting modes. This includes Focus Mode (for increased efficiency), Reading Mode (for increased focus), Computer Mode (for reducing blue-light exposure) and Child Mode (for soft light). The Xiaomi desk lamp is flicker-free too, which in turn, helps to minimise eye strain. And don’t let the slim size fool you since this desk lamp is capable of covering a wider area up to 50 cm (260lux) max. If that’s not enough, it even supports voice control via Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri using the Mi Home app. There’s a built-in dial knob that does more than just a typical on-and-off switch. You can also turn the knob to adjust your preferred brightness level and colour temperature.
4) Philips Lever Ess
Save your desk space with the Philips Lever Ess, a compact desk lamp that comes in a minimalist white design. The good thing about this Philips desk lamp? Well, you can adjust the arm on the top part of the desk lamp and even allows you to rotate the shade. Both of these functions come in handy for angling the way you want your light source to be. The Philips Lever Ess is also designed with flexibility in mind, thanks to its built-in USB port. That means you can power the desk lamp using the likes of a PC or laptop. The desk lamp uses the energy-saving 4000K LED light, which illuminates the right brightness level equivalent to the morning sunlight.
5) Baseus Mini Clip Lamp
This USB portable lamp from Baseus uses a clip-style design, where you can easily clamp it wherever you want it to be. This can be anywhere from the side of your desk to a book and even the top part of a laptop screen. The latter is particularly useful if you work on your laptop that has no backlit keyboard in a dimly lit or dark environment. The Baseus Mini Clip Lamp is also highly flexible, allowing you to adjust up to 360 degrees. And it’s foldable and lightweight (only 62g!) too, meaning you will have no trouble carrying this with you. You can even dim the light at three different brightness levels (Low, Medium or High) according to your preference by just tapping the button.
6) TaoTronics 6W Wireless Portable Rechargeable Lantern DL23
Okay, it might not come in a usual desk lamp-style design but more of a tube-like design, complete with a carry handle. The latter is made convenient to carry around and according to customer reviews, they find it lightweight and portable enough. The light can be easily adjusted at different levels of brightness by just sliding the one-touch control sensor in a clockwise direction. Given its tube-like design, the light can be illuminated at a 360-degree angle. It uses a high 4,400mAh rechargeable battery capacity, which is capable to last up to 110 hours (that’s equivalent to 4.5 days), depending on your usage.