Drafting Lamp

Buy the best drafting lamp selected and recommended by interior designers. By Vanessa Weber.

For seeing your work in the perfect light, you need a light that moves with you. And what better option than a swing arm drafting lamp for your angled drafting table. These are designed specifically for artist, architects, and anyone who works on a large, flat surface. They are easy to mount, easy to move, and come in a few size options to accommodate your table. Take a look at this collection for all the options. We have plenty.

Drafting Lamp With Magnifying Glass

Drafting Lamp With Magnifying Glass

$76.03 $136.78

Drafting Lamp With Magnifying Glass

Brightech

$76.03 $136.78

Description

What We Like: Comes with a magnifying glass

What We Don’t Like: Desk clamp mount style

Not So Good For: Projects not needing magnified detail work

Perfect For: Small craft hobbies, intricate sketch detailing, and more

Zoom in using the magnifier glass in this drafting light and get the details right on your next project. It’s reliable with its built-in and bright LED lights, it comes with a touch switch with dimming, and is steel with a clamp mount.

Some people like the desk clamp mount style, though others argue it leaves marks on their desks. The plus side of having a clamp mount is it can be more stable, and it takes up no space on your desk. If you need a lamp with reach, this is a great choice because it has a few bending elbow points.

Swing Arm Desk Lamp With Round Base

Swing Arm Desk Lamp With Round Base

$41.99 $39.99

Swing Arm Desk Lamp With Round Base

17 Stories

$41.99 $39.99

Description

What We Like: Freestanding, plug-in-and-use

What We Don’t Like: Only the top can be manually adjusted

Not So Good For: Stretching over a large project

Perfect For: Small desks and projects

Pink, white, black, and green, this swing arm architect lamp sits on the corner of a desk and provides light for your small projects. It features a spring-balanced swing arm at the top, a large rotary switch on top of the lampshade, and a small footprint.

Its smooth metal and lamp shade shape make it perfect for modern and contemporary home styles. The swing arm has a lot of metal moving parts and wire showing that some people don’t particularly like. Customers like that the base is sturdy and the lampshade puts off a lot of light.

Vintage Architect Lamp With Cord Pulley System

Vintage Architect Lamp With Cord Pulley System

Vintage Architect Lamp With Cord Pulley System

Description

What We Like: Neat pulley system and style

What We Don’t Like: Takes up more room on a desk

Not So Good For: Tilting the light direction up and down

Perfect For: Industrial styles and providing a wide downward light

Wicked with a neat flair, this drafting table light has a pulley system to move the light closer and farther away from the desk. It has even weight distribution to prevent tipping, is made of steel, and comes in blackened bronze, aged steel, and brass.

The flat empire shade sits wide on the lightbulb directing the light outwards making it one of the better lamps to use for large projects. This industrial lamp adds style, but it takes up more desk and air space. This is not the best choice if your desk is small or holds a lot of stuff already.

Simple and Small Drafting Table Lamp

Simple and Small Drafting Table Lamp

Simple and Small Drafting Table Lamp

Orren Ellis

Description

What We Like: Flexible gooseneck allows movement of light in all directions

What We Don’t Like: Not the most stylish lamp

Not So Good For: Large L-shaped desks

Perfect For: Minimalist home styles

A drafting lamp this size is the ideal desk light in a person’s home who emphasizes saving space. It’s small enough to be portable which is awesome if you work a hybrid schedule in the office and at home.

Its built-in LEDs last a long time, saving money on energy bills, and the gooseneck lets you direct the light anywhere on your desk. The touch switch to turn it on is a bit sticky at times, but the dimming trait on this desk lamp is a huge benefit. If you get migraines from the brightness of a light having the dimming button is helpful.

Mounted Swing Arm Desk Lamp With Plug in

Mounted Swing Arm Desk Lamp With Plug in

Mounted Swing Arm Desk Lamp With Plug in

Description

What We Like: Adjustable extension and reversible mounting

What We Don’t Like: It requires installation into a wall

Not So Good For: People who rent their living situation (apartments)

Perfect For: Saving desk space

Unlike other drafting arm lamps, this one connects to the wall, leaving your desk free for more projects and less clutter. Also, you don’t have to worry about tipping it over because it’s attached to a wall. If you rent a place, wall mounts may not be a good choice.

Its stainless steel with a sconce shape for downward light, the light can be dimmed and works on a rotary switch type. If you detest seeing wires all over the place, getting a drafting lamp that is mounted to a wall is perfect for you.

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