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Light Up Your Workspace With a Convenient Desk Lamp

A desk lamp provides focused light on a work desk, such as in a home office or for a student’s desk, giving sufficient light for the task at hand.

Desk lamps, also referred to as task lamps, work lamps, or office lamps, offer a unique style and design such that the light is focused only on an area where you need it the most rather than lighting up an entire room or large space. Use one as a reading lamp, for doing homework, studying, going over documents, home office work, sketching, and other solitary tasks.

How is a desk lamp different from a table lamp?

Table lamps typically have a shade and stand upright on a desktop, providing light that covers a large surface area. Desk lamps, on the other hand, usually don’t have a shade, and employ an adjustable form factor that allows you to easily move them around so you can focus the light exactly where you need it, at different heights and angles based on what you’re working on.

Table lamps tend to be more decorative whereas desk lamps are more functional and practical, designed for the sole purpose of guiding light to where you need it. They are usually slim and don’t take up too much space on the desk. Some desk lamps have additional features, too.

What features and designs can you get in a desk lamp?

Design-wise, a desk light often features straight lines, in a shape of the number “7,” for example, and are long and thin to light up just what you need on your work area. But they come in different designs as well, like spheres, various shapes, or even vintage or trendy form factors to add a bit of pizzazz to your work area.

Some have goosenecks so you can easily bend them if you need to focus more closely, or conversely, want to position the light higher up to cover more of the desk surface. Others clamp to the side of the desk so that you maintain all of your desk space - they don’t get in the way, and you can clamp them at different spots based on where you need light. Other design features include swing or telescopic arms, and the ability to fold a desk lamp for storage when you’re done using it.

Desktop lamps can be made from materials like polished chrome, and come in solid colours like white, black, silver, or bronze, or with accent colours to match your room’s décor. They often use energy efficient LED bulbs that are sometimes dimmable so you can adjust the brightness as needed with a tap of a touch-sensitive control panel.

Some additional features you might find in desk lamps include USB charging ports and built-in fans.