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Desk Lamp 101

What kind of desk lamp will complete your space?


Proper lighting is essential in any space. It also helps set the mood and vibe of a room. Now that school is already in full swing, having the right desk lamp in your child's study area or bedroom is important.

You may also choose a lamp based on your lifestyle and personality. If you're currently looking for lamps that you can use in your space, here are five types worth checking out. 

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Adjustable reading lamp

This handy piece has a compact body, adjustable neck, and powerful light spot that is perfect for intricate tasks like crafting and sewing.

Drafting lamp

This classic lamp has an adjustable neck that can be clamped by the edge of your table so it can illuminate specific parts of your desks. 

Rechargeable LED

This modern lamp has a powerful LED strip that works without a plug! Just recharge it overnight and you can use it all day! The good thing is you can still use it even when the power is out.

Floor lamp

Floor lamps serve as sleek accents in any space. Consider placing it beside an armchair so that it can brighten up your reading area.

Touch Lamp

Like the traditional looking banker’s lamp, this elegant glass piece can be turned on or off simply by touching the metal base or shade rosette. Consider adding this piece to your bedroom or home office.

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