How To Get The Best Cordless Desk Lamp For Yourself

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For streamlining your office, be it at home or at a remote location, cordless has become the standard for functionality and aesthetics. Many homes have the wiring for their TVs, surround sound systems, and even their lighting installed in ways that remove the visibility of cords. But many of those components still need some source of heavy, consistent power.

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Metal and Glass Design Desk Lamp

Metal and Glass Design Desk Lamp

Office equipment, on the other hand, doesn't require a constant power source, and therefore is free of the encumbrance of a collection of unsightly cords. Laptops can be charged, a keyboard and mouse are now battery-powered and connected by a wireless dongle, and now, cordless desk lamps are the next item to take its place amongst cordless office work items.

Function

For the moment, let's step away from what your lamp should look like and talk about specifics. Having a better idea of the details will help you select just the right desk lamp for your needs.

Things like:

Silver Classic Desk Lamp

Silver Classic Desk Lamp

Height is easier to determine if you know what your desk will be used for.

Golden Desk Lamp with LED Bulb

Golden Desk Lamp with LED Bulb

Ambient light versus task light

You might want to know if you are better off with ambient lighting or task lighting for your workspace.

Ambient light is an overall light that blankets a large area, like from an overhead fluorescent fixture. It is meant for a general level of light without focus. It is most common in kitchens but can be used in a home office as it is often used in large cubical farms in office complexes.

Silver Desk Lamp with Ambient Light

Silver Desk Lamp with Ambient Light

Task lighting is designed for a more focused area, the lighting is more intense, but there is no glare, so delicate tasks that require serious attention can be accomplished with ease. And it is strong enough to prevent eye-strain. Task lighting is more common in concert with decorative schemes. Floor lamps, desk lamps, and table lamps emit task light.

Style

Are you an old soul or a fan of more antique office furniture, like a roll-top desk, or a large oak writing desk? Then perhaps something simple, classic, and elegant is the style for you.

Maybe a banker's lamp.

Antique Bronze Bankers Table Lamp

Antique Bronze Bankers Table Lamp

For your classic style, there are many possibilities for your next desk lamp to match your aesthetics. If you have a deep cherry, mahogany, or monochromatic color palette, and maybe implement wrought iron into the decorative scheme in your office, a black, chrome or brushed steel desk lamp would fit well. However, if you are all about oak, cedar, or maple for your desk, bookcases, and other assorted office furniture, or have a nautical theme with polished brass scattered throughout, then brushed copper, brass or gold will do your decor justice.

But perhaps the old is prologue, and you only crave the more contemporary side of office wares. You have decorated your office with all the latest and greatest, only looking to tomorrow. Everything is sterile, steel, glass, and either squared off or with a touch of modern artistry. Maybe you have a glass-top desk with metal supports or only do stark colors like all white, or all black. Then you want something more updated. Most modern lamps dabble less in vibrant colors, trending to more robotic appearances. And many collapses into themselves for convenience.

Contemporary White Desk Lamp

Contemporary White Desk Lamp

Power up

The last thing to think about when choosing your next desk lamp is power. More specifically, batteries if it needs them, or USB charging.

Older lamps, the more classic styled versions, will usually be powered by four AA batteries. They go in the base, and last for a pretty good while, but that all depends on factors like lamp usage and bulb wattage.

Classic Gold and Black Desk Lamp with Battery

Classic Gold and Black Desk Lamp with Battery

Newer more modern styles, with LEDs most likely, will be rechargeable by a USB plug-in option. It can be charged from any USB port, and unplugged when the charge cycle is complete. This is the only time when these cordless desk lamps actually need a cord. The charge can last a day or several. Once again, it all depends on use. LED's use less power, so the internal battery won't drain very fast, but still, if you leave it on all day, the laws of cause and effect come into play.

Conclusion:  Make the choice based on how you feel. If you want to add something new and contemporary to your office, go cordless. Even with the batteries and charging needs, it is still a more stylish, less hazardous choice.

Classic Styled Desk Lamp with USB

Classic Styled Desk Lamp with USB