As a writer, I know the importance of a good desk lamp. Staring at the computer for endless hours into the night can result in painful eyes, especially if there is not proper lighting in the office. However, a desk lamp can be difficult to choose if you don’t know what you’re really looking for. Fortunately, you’re in luck as this guide will point you to ten of the best desk lamps under $200.
The Kovacs GK P200 – $176.00
This lamp is adjustable, as any office lamp should be, with an arm that can range from 16 inches to 37 inches in height; so you can control whether the light focuses on a single book or your entire desk. It features a chrome finish with an etched opal glass shade, so it’ll fit into both modern or contemporary decor.
iHome ColorTunes Organizer – $39.99
The iHome ColorTunes Organizer desk lamp is cheap but it’s great for a teen’s desk or even your office, if you need that extra organization without any extra fuss. It features a place for your iPod, a built-in speaker, two organizer trays and two pencil holders.
Lite Source LS-398 Traditional/Classic Piano Lamp – $71.26
Piano lamps are great for desks because of their shape and they way they cast light onto the desk. This one comes in a brash finish with a decorative octagonal base.
Mag-Lite Energy Efficient 3-Diopter Magnifier Clip-On Lamp – $38.70
This light features a magnifying glass so it’s great for late nights of fine-print paperwork. Plus it clips onto the edge of your desk (or anywhere else you can fit it,) so it’s easy to take from your desk to the kitchen table or to the bedroom for some reading.
Lite Source LS-21170G Neoka LED Desk Lamp – $31.99
This Neoka LED desk lamp is an inexpensive space saving lamp. It will focus the light on a single area, helping you to focus on the task at hand. It’s sleek design and dark coloring help it to fit into many different decor styles.
Adesso 5040-22 Blaze Desk Lamp – $67.50
A straight shot from the base to the head, the blaze desk lamp features a cone shaped lamp head with a colorful accent. The head is adjustable so you can move it around as necessary.
iLite iPod Desk Lamp with Speakers (in Silver) – $47.70
Like it states in the name, this desk lamp is complete with a spot for your iPod and it features speakers so you can play your music while you’re working. The lamp head and arm are both adjustable, so you can move it around as needed.
Access Lighting 50321 Single Light Down Lighting Desk Lamp – $27.00 to $54.00
Price varies on this lamp depending on the finish you choose; but the style is reminiscent of a private investigator movie. Both the arm and the head are adjustable in an up and down motion.
Adesso 5032-22 Eternity Double Gooseneck Desk Lamp – $90.00
With a satin steel finish, this lamp will fit seamlessly into any decor style. Plus, it’s two heads allow you to focus light on two separate tasks or combine the two in a single direction for additional light.
Daylight White Light Z-Bar Desk Lamp – $164.95
The name says it all, this z-shaped lamp is fully adjustable from nearly ever angle and uses LED lighting. It features a four step dimmer, so not only does it move everywhere but you’ve also got your choice of lighting levels; making it the ultimate desk lamp.