The 10 Best desk lamps
Throw some light on whatever you're working on with a classic, quirky or even a canine design
This lightweight and stylish black tripod lamp is reminiscent of film-set studio lights. It's big, bold and bright, almost a little too bright sometimes. It's perfect if you are making intricate toy models or, indeed, if you are photographing someone.
This stylish clip light comes in black and white. It has 18 LEDs so it packs some oomph. Its fully flexible, slinky neck allows you to change the focus and direction of light with ease.
At the higher end of the budget for desk lighting, the Flos Piani lamp is a contemporary conversation starter. It emits the perfect concentration of warm light to focus on the work you are doing. The light also reflects off the slick, acrylic body which comes in a range of colours including: white, red, green and black.
Designed by the Spanish lighting expert Santiago Sevillano Sebastia, this chic red desk lamp really strikes a pose. Its stylish body and polished chrome base make it an art piece as well as a practical lamp and the telescopic shade can also be used to adjust the light's direction.
Although not strictly a desk lamp, this little guy will inject some British bulldog spirit into your life while you work. It gives off a natural warm light and its thermoplastic body ensures long-lasting durability and will stick by you, like a man's best friend should.
This simple desk lamp uses energy efficient LED bulbs to light up your toil. It has a nice minimal-chic vibe going on. The polished chrome stem is elegantly modern and combines with an adjustable neck to enable you to direct the light flow.
These diffused glass table lamps are available in four different sizes. Their spherical shape and intriguing design lend a contemporary, almost zen vibe to any office or bedroom and they come with a dimmer switch to adjust the light levels according to your mood.
This clamp desk lamp is a modern take on a style classic. The clamp can be attached to numerous surfaces - the edges of desks, shelves and headboards –you name it. The sleek, matted steel body looks good in rooms minimal or maximal .
Ideal brightness, a tilting neck and an all-round nice aesthetic. This is perfect for use in the home and office and is easily transportable if you are going from room to room. With its polished chrome surface and stylish body, this lamp is a steal at just £20.
This minimalist and chic desk lamp comes in a variety of colours and has a built-in LED light source that emits a warm, white light. This simply styled, graceful lamp won't break the bank and will fit any room
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