Smart table lamps for your workspace

A lamp is just a lamp, right? Wrong. Your desk lamp should do more than just sit there and provide light. Because we live in a world full of wonder and technology. Why shouldn't that apply to the light that sits on your desk that you use every day? We've rounded up some pretty awesome smart table lamps to show you just what you're missing out on.

Smart table lamps for your workspace
Dyson Lightcycle Morph Adaptable Intelligent Lighting in Use

You spend a lot of time at your desk. And you’ve already followed all of our other steps on how to create a productive and comfortable workspace. But you need a light. The overhead light in your office isn’t going to cut it. It’s not focused enough, and it’s not like you can move it around to place it exactly where you need it to see those notes you’re working on. Smart table lamps are the solution.

And why stop at just a light? If you’re going to get a new desk lamp, make it worth your money. It needs to serve more than one purpose. It needs to charge your phone, provide perfect light, or also act as a speaker. There are some pretty fantastic options, and we’ve selected some of our favorites for you.

Dyson Lightcycle Morph Adaptable Intelligent Lighting

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph Adaptable Intelligent Lighting makes you feel like you’re outside. This smart lighting collection tracks the time of day to mimic outdoor lighting, helping you enjoy a natural cycle throughout the day. And, don’t worry, these adaptable lights don’t need to be near a window to do so. The Lightcycle Morph collection—which includes a floor and desk model—uses other information to mimic outside light. Connecting to the app over Bluetooth, the lamps know your geolocation, the time of year, and the time of day. So even if it’s cloudy, you’ll have bright light indoors. 

Gingko Octagon One Rechargeable Desk Light

Personalize your workspace with the Gingko Octagon One Rechargeable Desk Light. With a beautiful wood design, this octagonal light consists of two primary pieces. The base is an octagon, and the lamp piece extends out from it, producing light at its end. You can adjust the arm to any of the three different angles it works in: vertical, horizontal, or 45 degrees. Plus, the lamp even provides four different brightness levels. So you can have a lot of light if you’re drawing or reading. And you can adjust it to an ambient light if you’re watching television.

Suyo Table Light Utilitarian Lamp

The Suyo Table Light Utilitarian Lamp offers multiple functions. First and foremost, it’s a lamp. Second, it has space in the base for any small items you typically keep on your desk. Rather than cluttering your workspace with pens, pencils, scissors, glasses, and other items, plop them in the bottom of this lamp. That way, they’re available for easy access without messing up your space. Printed using a 3D printer, this table lamp has a soft matte finish that fills your work or living space with a warm, comforting glow. You can even dim the light using the switch on the cord. 


Lexilight Reading Aid Lamp

If you suffer from dyslexia or know someone who does, you know how hard it can be to sit down and read a book. But new research shows that people with dyslexia have two dominant eyes instead of just one. So LexiLife created the Lexilight Reading Aid Lamp. This smart table lamp combines both pulsed and modulated light to make it possible to erase the mirror effect that people with two dominant eyes experience. Furthermore, thanks to this technology, people with dyslexia can read faster and longer. And they can do this without experiencing the eye strain that typically hinders them from reading.

IKEA and Sonos Symfonisk Table Lamp Wi-Fi Speaker

Many of us like to have some tunes while we’re working. And if you’ve been waiting for a dual-function speaker, the IKEA and Sonos Symfonisk Table Lamp Wi-Fi Speaker is here. Collaboratively designed by IKEA and Sonos, this speaker is also a table lamp. IKEA is the design professional, and Sonos is the sound professional, so you know this is going to be good. You may be choosing to cut down on unnecessary devices and excess in your minimalist living space. So it makes sense to look for products that have more than one job. 

Brightech Owen Floor Lamp Side Table

Consolidate your side table, wireless charger, and smart table lamp with the Brightech Owen Floor Lamp Side Table. This table has a built-in floor lamp and an integrated tabletop wireless charger. Compatible with any Qi-enabled device, the charger keeps your phone powered up while you read a book. Not only that, but this nightstand also has a USB port and a 120-volt outlet on its side. Whatever you need to charge, this lamp table is there for you. Because this table lamp uses a 9.5-watt LED bulb, it’ll give you bright light for up to 20,000 hours. 

Mooni Andale Speaker Lantern

Want a little mood lighting in your office? Combine your speaker and room’s ambiance with the Mooni Andale Speaker Lantern. You can choose from 10 different LED light options to add a colorful glow to your music. Not only that, but this speaker also offers four modes and four brightness levels to let you set the mood. Additionally, this colorful speaker can help create relaxing ambiance, too, when you play comforting music and use a low-light setting. Don’t worry about cords at all because the Andale uses Bluetooth 4.2 technology to wirelessly play your music.

So, any of these make you light up a little? (Pun intended.) It’s amazing how much better your desk feels when you have the right smart table lamp to work with. Do you have a lamp you’re using that you love? Let us know in the comments.

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Meet Tera Cuskaden

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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