Desks Lights Buying Guide: Which is Right For You?
October 13, 2021
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A good quality desk lamp is a must-have item for your desk, whether you’re in the office or working from home. Now the nights are drawing in, your desk needs to be well lit to help you stay productive and reduce eye strain. At Ryman, we have a brilliant selection of desk lamps available. You’ll be sure to find the best desk lamp for you. We’ve put together our favourites, so if you’re not sure what kind of desk lamp you need- keep reading!

The Best Small Desk Lamps

A Swedish green Wild and Wold Wild Wood Gooseneck desk lamp sits on a white shelf next to an iMac.A Swedish green Wild and Wold Wild Wood Gooseneck desk lamp sits on a white shelf next to an iMac.

A small desk space doesn’t mean you can’t have a desk lamp. You just need one that doesn’t take up too much space. These cleverly designed lamps are perfect for those with small desks.

The Gingko Octagon One Desk Lamp (£56.99) isn’t the smallest in length but it takes up very little desk space. The small base to this lamp means you won’t struggle to fit it between your pen pots and laptop. The Gingko Octagon can be adjusted and moved easily due to its wireless nature. With a built-in rechargeable battery, it’s the perfect desk buddy.

If you want a desk lamp that’s small but with a more classic design, the Wild and Wolf Wild Wood Gooseneck Desk Lamp (£20.00-£44.99) is the perfect choice. The adjustable neck makes it perfect for reading, working or studying. Whatever your needs are, the Wild and Wolf Desk Lamp can accommodate them. If you want it in black, it's currently on offer- so grab it now while you can!

For those on a budget and looking for something simple that gets the job done- the STATUS Valencia Angled Desk Lamp (£12.99) is ideal. Easily adjustable with it’s simple design, it’s the perfect addition to any small work space. The weighted base will ensure it doesn’t get knocked over when you’re working up a storm at your desk.

The Best Large Desk Lamps

A gingko large smart leather book light is sat on a table next to a blue vase filled with flowers and a variety of notebooks.A gingko large smart leather book light is sat on a table next to a blue vase filled with flowers and a variety of notebooks.

A large desk calls for a large desk lamp! Your desk lamp should light up your entire desk, not just a small portion of it.

Sometimes you want a desk lamp that’s got a little something. A standard desk lamp just won’t do. The Gingko Large Smart Leather Book Light (£49.99) will light up your desk so you can work effectively, and it looks beautiful. Why go for a normal desk lamp that everyone has when you can go for something that looks a little different? It will definitely be a talking point in the office.

Fancy a 2-in-1? The Groov-e Ares LED Lamp with Wireless Charging Pad (£44.99) can light up your desk, and charge your mobile phone. It’s the perfect desk lamp! You don’t have to worry about adding a phone charger to your tangled pile of cables. Keeping your desk tidy is key to being as productive as possible, and this lamp will help.

Which Desk Lamps Are Best For Your Eyes?

A flexi LED USB magnifier lamp is stood over a map, magnifying the text.A flexi LED USB magnifier lamp is stood over a map, magnifying the text.

Eye strain is a problem a lot of office workers can experience. Staring at a computer screen all day, or reading small text on documents can contribute to eye strain. Not to worry, there are plenty of desk lamps available at Ryman to help reduce the likelihood of getting eye strain.

Getting a desk lamp with a magnifier is a brilliant way to combat eye strain. Having a desk lamp on will definitely help reduce eye strain on its own. When you pair it with a magnifier, it’s effectiveness will increase. 

If you are on a budget, the Flexi LED USB Magnifier Lamp (£34.99) is the one for you. It’s lightweight, portable and has an effective, glass magnifying lens. It’s perfect for those who have to read over lots of documents. You can easily move it between your work from home space and your office. Plus, it’s got three different light settings, soft light, bright light and daylight.

A larger option is the Lightcraft Slimline LED Magnifier Lamp (£62.00). With longer arms and sturdier joints than the Flexi LED Lamp, it’s perfect for large desks. It’s extremely energy efficient at only 14.5w but does not compromise on brightness. You won’t have to worry about eye strain with the strong lighting and high quality glass magnifying lens either.

Make sure your desk is well lit this winter with a high quality desk lamp. You can also find a wide range of lighting available for your home on our website. Make sure you’re well prepared for the long nights ahead. If you’d like some office inspiration, take a peek at our Instagram!