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10 Desk Lamps That are Perfect for Your Home Office (Or Reading Nook)

10 Desk Lamps That are Perfect for Your Home Office (Or Reading Nook)

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Who else got yelled at all the time as a kid for straining their eyes to read in the dark? If you’re anything like me, you grew up fearing permanent eye damage if you didn’t have adequate lighting. While that might not be the whole truth, it is important to have strong, direct lighting while you work to save your eyes strain and ward off headaches, especially when you’re putting in long days at your desk. So whether you’re working from home or need something small to illuminate a reading corner, do your eyes a favor and invest in one of these stylish, quality desk lamps. 

2. Mid Century USB Task Lamp

This lamp is as stylish and sophisticated as it is effective. Sleek lines combine with touches of glossy gold for a mid-century piece that really shines—and we mean that literally. From the long curved arm to the wide, angled shade, this task lamp provides bright, targeted light right where you need it and nowhere else. Oh, and don’t sleep on that handy USB port at the back of the base! 

Buy: Mid Century USB Task Lamp, $159 from West Elm

4. Simple Designs Reading/Desk Lamp

Looking for something a little less traditional for your desk? This semi-modern, semi-industrial lamp from Bed Bath & Beyond will add instant personality to your space. The wide U-shaped rod and vertical hanging light gives the lamp an eye-catching shape, while the transparent shade gives off a nice glow for nighttime work. 

Buy: Simple Designs Reading/Desk Lamp, starts at $36.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond

8. Hampton Bay LED Desk Lamp

Keep things nice and simple (and affordable!) with this basic but effective Home Depot lamp. There are no special bells and whistles to it—just a tall black lamp with an adjustable gooseneck to allow maximum flexibility. It includes an LED bulb for constant, efficient lighting. 

Buy: Hampton Bay LED Desk Lamp, $29.97 from Home Depot

9. Cylinder Task Table Lamp

Is it weird to call a lamp classy? Maybe, but this one really is. The matte steel construction with shiny brass accents make this two-tone piece fit for a handsome library, but it works just as well on your desk—especially with the built-in USB port at the base. 

Buy: Cylinder Task Table Lamp, $249 $199 from Rejuvenation

Published at Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:00:00 +0000