1. AUKEY LT-T6 – Small Bedroom Lamp for Use in Close Quarters
The AUKEY LT-T6 Table Lamp demonstrates the old adage that big things come in small packages. It’s extremely portable (8.5” x 4”) and easy to slip into a small, dark corner to effectively illuminate an area.
For added convenience, it’s touch-activated, so you can turn it on and off with a simple tap anywhere on the base.
The touch system also allows you to choose between any of six different light colors – red, white, green, light blue, dark blue and purple. If you like, you can either set the lamp to cycle through all of these colors, or to simply settle on one that you like.
In addition to this, you can also modify the lamp’s intensity though any of three levels – low, medium and high intensity – by touching the base.
Since it’s an LED lamp, it also manages to be quite bright while consuming relatively little energy. In fact, it runs on only 6 watts when using white light and a mere 3 watts when using colored light.
It’s an ideal lamp to place either on your nightstand, enabling you to do some reading before bed, or on a small desk at which you might do some reading or writing. Though it’s a fairly cheap lamp that offers an array of wonderful features at a very good price, you should be aware that some users have reported occasional malfunctions, usually either involving the lamp turning on by itself without being touched, or conversely, failing to turn on when touched.PROS:
- Pretty cheap
- Simple and convenient touch system
- Bright (though brightness can be modified) and versatile
- Perfect for small desks and nightstands
- Can create a cool atmosphere with different-colored light
- Occasional malfunctions of the touch system have been reported
- Too small to illuminate a large room
2. Limelights LT2024 – Excellent Low-Budget Table Lamp
Limelight’s LT2024-WHT Brushed Steel Lamp is a simple lamp with a straightforward design that gives you an effective source of light without wasting effort and space on unnecessary bells and whistles. It’s a great lamp for a practical person who just wants to occasionally light up a dark area or to be able to read at his desk or nightstand.
Medium sized (8.5” x 19.5”, including the shade), it’s got a simple but polished steel base and a white fabric shade (although there are options to choose other colors) that gets the job done and diminishes the direct intensity of the bulb so that you get only as much light as you need.
As an added bonus, this lamp has a two-pronged outlet on its base, allowing you to charge your phone with it or perhaps to plug some other device into it.The 60-watt bulb is bright and intense, and the lamp itself is compact and meant to be unobtrusive. You use a simple pull switch to turn it on and off.
This lamp is perfect for office desks, bedroom nightstands, college dorms or any other area where a simple light source is needed.
Those preoccupied with aesthetics might find it a bit plain (although when put in the right setting, it is able to add some flair and beauty to a room), but practical people can scarcely ask for anything better.PROS:
- Includes an outlet on the base into which you can plug other devices
- Is somewhat plain and aesthetically simple
- Is known to malfunction sometimes because it’s cheap
3. Brightech Grace Bedside Modern Lamp – Great Bedside Lamp for Reading
Brightech’s Grace Bedside Table Lamp is primarily designed to be a bedside reading lamp, but has so many excellent features that it can serve equally well in a number of other contexts. At only 5” x 5” x 14” in size, it’s very compact and can fit essentially anywhere – on your bedside nightstand, in a corner of your desk, on a small table in your living room, and so on.
Not only this, but it is an LED light, meaning that the bulb is both extremely bright and consumes astonishingly little energy. Even though it functions on only a 9.5 watt bulb, it’s so bright when lit that one lamp alone can flood any decent-sized room with light. The light also generates a warm and inviting ambiance to the area.
If that wasn’t enough, the bulb is so long-lasting that it is guaranteed to function for about 20 years without need for replacement.
Just in case anything goes wrong, it also comes with a full 3-year warranty.
It’s got a stylish modern rectangular shape, so that it can fit quaintly and snugly with any of a wide range of internal home decoration styles. It’s sure to complement the other items in the room – be they books, paintings, shelves, your bed, your desk, or what have you.
The solid wood lamp base also has a USB port so that you may easily charge your phone, tablet or other device. You can charge your device through the USB port regardless of whether the lamp happens to be turned on or not.PROS:
- Very bright
- Consumes little energy
- Looks stylish and fits in with many settings
- Includes USB from which you can charge your devices
- Bulb lasts about 20 years
- Lampshade is sometimes known to be wobbly
4. Seaside Village Touch Control Lamp – Stylish Reading Light for Bed
With an exact size of 5.51” x 16.53”, Saside Village’s Touch Control Lamp is small enough to fit compactly into a desk corner and provide you with the light that you need while also being large enough to send out enough of that light to really brighten up the area.
Because it’s a touch lamp, it’s very easy to use.
With four possible settings – low, medium, high and off – all of which can be toggled just by touching the lamp’s base, this lamp allows to to easily find just the right amount of lighting intensity for your needs, whether you’re reading and need lots of light to be able to see clearly, or whether you want to give a room a certain mood by pervading it with a dimmer glow.
It comes with a 60-watt bulb that doesn’t flicker or malfunction or emit UV light.
The lampshade protects your eyes from the discomfort of having to deal with too intense a glow.
It’s got a stylish cylindrical shape that will mesh well with its surroundings and ensure that it doesn’t look out of place.PROS:
- Fairly affordable
- Doesn’t include outlets or USB ports on the base
- Not as energy-efficient as LED bulbs
5. Philips Hue Go 798835 – Top Smart Portable Light Bulb for Reading
The Phillips Hue Smart Lamp is quite different from all of the lamps that we have been considering so far. In addition to being very small and somewhat oddly bowl-shaped, it’s a smart lamp, meaning that it can be connected to smart home devices through Alexa and activated merely by the sound of your voice – no switches required. It hardly gets more convenient than that.
To activate the smart settings, you merely press a button on the device or connect it to the Hue Hub (sold separately) and control it via the Phillips Hue App on your smartphone. With this control, you can customize the shade of light the lamp emits by choosing between an astonishing 16 million different shades.
In addition to this, the lamp is rechargeable and lasts about 3 hours on one charge.
Unlike all of the other lamps that we have discussed so far, there’s no need to plug this one into the wall and you can carry it with you to give you light wherever you need it.PROS:
- Very small
- Wireless and can be carried anywhere
- Enormous customizability of light colors and shades
- Can be voice-activated and controlled with Alexa
- Must also purchase Alexa and the Hue Hub to exercise full wireless control