Anyone who truly knows me knows how passionate I am about lamps. I think it’s because I’m not the biggest fan of overhead lighting. Instead, I prefer a stylish, powerful lamp, or a few, that can disseminate light across a room to make it feel cozier, homier, warmer. But also, I find the process of picking out the perfect lamp extremely entertaining. It’s often really challenging to find a design you like, one that’s the right size, and one that utilizes the right kind of bulbs. To help you pick out the perfect soft light desk lamp, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.
FOR A DO IT ALL LAMP
This is the future of desk lamps. It has a motion sensor and adapts intelligently to surrounding light, so no matter what the level of light it emits is perfect. Dyson says the LED lights inside will last for 60 years, which is pretty incredible, too.
FOR A DESIGNY LAMP
Anglepoise Type 75
This is a design classic a la Pixar. Anglepoise lamps look good no matter what the rest of your decor may be. Originally launched in 1950, this lamp will never go out of style. It’s sleek, made of aluminum, and comes in a variety of fun colors. Plus, the bulb you need is included with the purchase so it’ll be ready to go from the second you take it out of the box.
FOR TECH SAVVY LAMP
Dyson Lightcycle Morph
Find a more technologically advanced desk light, I dare you. This one from Dyson intelligently tracks your local daylight and adjusts its warmth and brightness accordingly. It also can be adjusted for your age or what you’re using it for, too. It has the ability to provide great indirect light, feature light, and ambient light, as well as operating as a great desk light. It’s the all-in-one of the future.
FOR AN EYE FRIENDLY LAMP
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp
Worried about your eyesight? This lamp shines a flicker free light that brightens your space up without harming your eyes. Perfect for reading, studying, or working, it has seven different brightness levels to allow you to adjust accordingly.
FOR AN ADJUSTABLE LAMP
LITOM Desk Lamp
A desk lamp doesn’t have to be on display all the time. This lamp has a 180 degree flexible arm, so when you’re not using it, you can just fold it up and put it away with ease. It also has three color modes, three brightness levels, and a 90 degree base axis so it’s highly adjustable for any use.
FOR A TOUCH CONTROL LAMP
Seaside Village Touch Control Lamp
Not only does this lamp have a simple, yet elegant design, it also has touch controls. Just tap the base to change from low, medium, high, or off. It’s pretty neat and easy to use. No more searching around for the switch inside the shade, this is how lamps should be.
FOR A SLEEK LAMP
Luxo LS1 Task Light
This task light is a great desk lamp to have around. Its internal reflector allows for a higher wattage with minimal heat off put, and its compact frame makes it perfect to place even on the most crammed desks.
Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.
Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.